(as of 2011)
After watching Lori-Ann Meunzer win a gold medal for Canada on the track in the 2004 Olympics in Greece, my quest for Gold began. At the age of 15, I began cycling on the road; however, I soon realized my strength lay in my sprint. So when I heard about the new track in London, the Forest City Velodrome, in 2005, I attended a day camp and found my calling. In spite of crashes and serious injuries, I have become stronger and more competitive every year.
In my first year at Nationals as a Junior, I was disappointed to come home with three bronze medals. In my second year, I improved my effort by coming home with a Gold in the Keirin and 2 Silvers. My first year at senior nationals, in 2008, I came home with 3 gold medals, surprising my competitors and myself. This past year, I came home with 3 silver medals just behind the veteran and multi-time Canadian champion, Travis Smith. Even though the colour of my medals wasn’t as bright as the previous year, my finishes in these championships showed that I continued to improve.
In July of this past summer, in my first international competition, at the Pan-Am Championships in Mexico, I took home a Silver in the Team Sprint. Trying to balance my studies as a 3rd year Electrical Engineering student at McMaster University and cycling is no easy feat as my training and travelling schedule is intensifying. I am currently preparing for World Cup competitions and possibly World Championships in March.