Hometown Bakersfield, CA Years Competing 9
Team L&M Racing
Discipline Motocross, Supercross
Honors Top 40 AMA Motocross
How does FOX contribute to your success?
FOX is a huge factor in my racing success. I believe suspension is by far the most important part of the bike and it only helps my confidence knowing I have the best company behind me.
Tell us about your bike/vehicle setup.
I'm riding a 2010 YZF 450 powered by L&M Racing and FMF and of course suspension by FOX!
What else is in your garage?
Bicycles, surfboards, skateboards, and golf clubs! Can't forget the moto van either!
What's your training regimen?
Depending on my racing schedule I am on the bike as much as possible as well as in the gym pumping iron! Cycling and running also play a big role in my training regimen.
Any major injuries, and how did you recover?
Broken thumb, ankle, arm, collarbone, shoulder blade, torn labrum and the list goes on. Sometimes surgery has to be done, but I recover with a lot of patience and motivation!
What's your typical pre-race/event meal? Guilty pleasure?
I like chicken and pasta before a race followed by whatever I can get my hands on.
How do you determine which races or events to enter each year?
I try and find the biggest races I can compete in and plan those first and let the smaller ones fill in the gaps!
What motivated you to get started professionally?
I was always into motorcycles and have rode them since I was a kid. My dad is a big part of my racing as well!
What separates you from other professional athletes?
The most distinctive thing that separates me from other professional athletes is that I am competing as a pro as well as getting an education.
What would you be doing if you weren't a professional athlete?
If I weren't racing I would be pursuing my education at a higher level.
What's the best thing about being a professional athlete?
The best thing about being pro is knowing you have made it to the highest level of the sport.
What other sports are you interested in?
Surfing, BMX, skateboarding, golf, and I will watch pro football and basketball sometimes.
Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
Have faith in what you do and never give up.
What are your favorite magazines and websites?
MXA, TWMX, RACER X, SURFLINE, SURFER MAG and I'll have to throw Facebook in there.
Favorite movie quote?
"I hope you got a big trunk cause I'm gonna put my bike in it!" - 40 Year Old Virgin
Who is your hero?
Are you a Mac or PC? Mac
Top 3 bands Lil Wayne, Tom Petty, and Red Hot Chili Peppers
Greatest strength Just goin for it!
Most frustrating challenge Confidence