Hometown: West Hills, Calif.
Birthdate: June 18, 1996
Birthplace: West Hills, Calif.
Weight: 178 lbs.
Current Coaches: Jamie Staff, Travis Smith, Brian Abers and Roy Knickman
Team: LUX Junior Development Specialized presented by Cinergy
High School: El Camino Real Charter High School (West Hills, Calif.) Class of '14
- 2014 Juniors National Track Champion, 17-18 Team Sprint
- 2012-SoCal cross fixed gear junior state champion
- 2010 Urban Cyclocross series winner
Hobbies: Bicycle building and maintenance and activities he can participate with his brothers, which include: riding bicycles, playing video games, designing stickers, reading and researching on different subjects related to cycling, health, training and mechanics.
Favorite Race: Sprint and keirin
Favorite Place to Train: Velosports Center in Carson, Calif., although his home track, Encino Velodrome, has been the foundation of his track racing.
Best Cycling Memory: His very first track medal and trophy at Far West Championships in 2008 at Encino Velodrome.
Best Advice Received From a Coach When Starting Out: “Go fast, turn left!”
Motivation: "There are several situations that motivate me: To obtain results of my disciplined training with podium placing, be able to obtain podium results, to see the smiles of my parents, coaches, family and friends who support me with knowledge, finances and time for me to continue. But most of all, I am motivated to be the best cyclist I can be everyday to be able to help my younger brothers and fellow junior cyclists to never give up and accomplish what their goals are in life."
Hero/Role Model: "I admire all the coaches who have trained me throughout the years. My role model is Jamie Staff who has been very supportive and encouraging me to keep going and not to give up to achieve my goals and make my dreams come true."
Cycling & Personal/Career Goals: "In cycling, podium placing at world cups and Olympics. As a personal/career goal, I would like to continue higher education to perfect athletic training skills and continue in medical education to become a sports physician specializing in non-surgical techniques and instructing others at university level in the care and rehabilitation for athletes."
First Involvement in Cycling: "Although I had been exposed to bicycles all my life, I became involved in cycling and training when my mother took me to Encino Velodrome in 2008 which quickly transferred into the joy of competition."
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