A short history of my life as an athlete, in photos and videos below. My primary pursuits as an elite athlete has been in skeleton racing, the head-first ice sliding sport. After spending 8 years with Team USA and reaching a career best of USA #1 and World #8 at the 2016 World Championships in Austria, I decided to switch teams and finish my career representing American Samoa. More details about my first year competing for ASA can be found here.
In 2021, I won the American Samoa 100m dash National Championship by 0.08s, and with it the nomination to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo under the IOC's universality spot. At Tokyo, I ran the 2nd fastest 100m dash time in ASA's Olympic history.
And on January 18th, 2022, I was confirmed as a participant in the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing after having finished the season ranked #26 in overall IBSF standings. At the 2022 Olympic Games, I worked my way up into the top 20 and qualified for the 4th and final heat, finishing in 19th place. My participation in Beijing was American Samoa's first Winter Olympics appearance in over a quarter century and its first by an athlete in an individual sport. And perhaps most memorably, my shirtless entry at the Opening Ceremonies created global media waves.
Skeleton By The Numbers
5x USA National Team Berths
4x World Championship Competitor
3x World Championship Finalist
5th: Top World Cup Finish (Park City, 2015-2016)
8th: Top World Championship Finish (Igls-Innsbruck, 2016)
2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games Finalist
A little video I made from one of my skeleton seasons
Head First and Inches From The Ice
And a 360 POV video I recorded for USA Today
Triple Jump Slow Mo Practice
Just practicing some triple jumps in college, slowed down in post and accompanied by some Vivaldi.
Alpine Nirvana: Snowboarding, Skiing, Extreme Terrain
Unadulterated fun on my skis and snowboard, taken during the 2010-2011 season which saw record levels of snowfall at most mountains in the Rockies.
Skeleton: Head First On Ice At Over 125kph & 5g
A point-of-view video of one of my skeleton runs on the Park City, UT, track. On days with fast ice, I'll break 80mph coming out of curve 6, and maintain most of that speed through curve 14.
A Tour of the Tokyo Olympic Village
A detailed look from life inside the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Village.
3&3's: 200kg Squat Partials to 55" and 58" High Box Jumps
Part of my workout at the Olympic Training Center, Lake Placid, NY. Getting just over 80% of my body height on the box jumps.
High Tech Sprinting & Testing at US Olympic Training Center
Taking a mini-combine with my teammate Allen at the US OTC in Lake Placid, NY. And then analyzing it with my coach, Ambrose, using some high tech equipment.