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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F40

Further personal information

Residence
United States
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Business, Finance - Gonzaga University: Spokane, WA, USA

General interest

Other sports
He has competed in able-bodied rowing as a coxswain for the Gonzaga University men's second varsity eight boat. (gozags.com, 10 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Linkedin profile, 01 Jan 2019)
Other information
ABLE-BODIED ROWING
He has competed in able-bodied rowing as a coxswain at the US national youth championships, and has also competed in the sport for the Gonzaga University men's second varsity eight boat. "I was an athlete pretty much as long as I can remember as a kid. It got to a point in high school where I couldn't do it anymore, I couldn't keep up with the guys around me. So I went into marching band but didn't really enjoy it too much, I wanted something competitive where I felt I could have a bigger impact on the result. My brother was a coxswain in college, so he told me to go and join up with Oakland Strokes [rowing club in California]. He thought I could have a lot of fun and be competitive without exerting myself, and that's how I got into rowing." (gozags.com, 10 Dec 2018; US Rowing Youtube channel, 16 Jun 2016)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He spends most of the year in Spokane, WA, United States of America where his university is located, but returns to his family home in California during the summers. While in Washington state he has worked as a director of camp for the Skyhawks Sports Academy, a summer camp for children. He has also served on the Gonzaga University Student Athlete Advisory Committee. (Linkedin profile, 01 Jan 2019)