Birthday: July 17, 1990
Hometown: Federal Way, WA
Current Residence: Salt Lake City, UT
Coach: Stephen Gough
2010 Winter Olympic Games, bronze medals in the men's 5000m relay and 1500m, eighth in the 1000m
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY:
2009- 2013 World Championship team
Seven-time World Championship medalist (1 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze)
2006, 2008- 2009 Junior World Championship team
Two-time Junior World Championship medalist (1 gold, 1 bronze)
WORLD CUP HISTORY:
2008- 2013 World Cup team
Sixteen-time World Cup medalist
2012: 500m World Record, 39.937
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE 2013-14 SEASON?
1. Be the best athlete and competitor that I can be
HOW DID YOU GET INTO SPEEDSKATING?
Joined the speed team at Pattison's West Skating Rink at 4 years old.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE SPEEDSKATING MOMENT?
Being the first person to break the 40 second barrier for the 500m in Short Track history.
WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST STRENGTH ON THE ICE?
WHAT IS A CHALLENGE THAT YOU HAD TO OVERCOME?
A 6-inch gash to my thigh before the 2010 Olympics.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF SPEEDSKATING?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PRE-GAME MEAL?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MANTRA?
Everyone is going to face challenges. What defines you is how you overcome them.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CHEAT FOOD?
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN THE OFF-SEASON?
Travel and Golf
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SPEEDSKATING?
Golf, hiking, film producing
WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE AND WHY?
Wilma Boomstra. Without her I probably wouldn't be in the position I am in right now.
WHAT IS YOUR CHARITY INVOLVEMENT?
Seattle Children's Hospital
WHAT IS A TRAINING TIP THAT YOU WOULD GIVE TO OTHERS?
Keep a positive mind set through the ups and downs.
WHAT IS A NUTRITION TIP THAT YOU WOULD GIVE TO OTHERS?
Drink lots of water
WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE THAT YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
Never give up at skating.
I produced a film called "The Otherside" which premiered at SIFF in 2013.