OLYMPIAN – Halfpipe Snowboarder
Hometown: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Home Mountain: Perisher, AUS / Vail, USA
Sponsors: Reebok Australia
Other Sports: Yoga, Gymnastics, Wakeboarding, Jet-Skiing, Skateboarding.
I was a National level gymnast for 15 years and in 2008 I transferred to snowboarding and went from beginner to Olympian in 6 years.
My first overseas snowboarding trip was to New Zealand in 2008. The day after we arrived was a perfect blue bird day and had snowed about 2ft and I got the chance to go heli-boarding with my dad after only being on a board for 3 weeks. That is still one of the funnest days I’ve had snowboarding.
2014 WINTER OLYMPICS:
My olympic dream was achieved in Sochi Russia where I made the Semi-finals and finished 18th at my first Olympics.
2012/2013 USA Season:
1 year leading up the 2014 winter olympics and i acheived a top 10 in the Park City World Cup which qualified my for the Olympic Games. I finished as the 3rd highest ranked Australian on the World Cup Circut in 27th position.
2012 AUS/NZ Season:
I Competed in the First Olympic qualifying event which was held in New Zealand at Cardrona resort. I landed a inverted switch 720 in my run for the first time and came in 24th place as the 3rd highest ranked Australian.
2011/2012 USA Season:
I was living in Vail Colorado, Training with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail. I finished the TTR World Snowboard Halfpipe tour as the highest ranked Australian in 26th place and 2nd highest ranked Australian on the FIS World Cup Circuit in 27th place.
2011 AUS/NZ Season:
I Competed in my first Burton Open in New Zealand and placed 10th in Qualifying (19th overall) I also qualifyed and competed in my first FIS World Cup which was also part of the NZ Winter Games, i placed 16th overall.
2010/2011 USA Season:
My first full nothern season living and training in Colorado for 6 months. I was the Rockie Mountains Open Womens Halfpipe Champion and qualifyed for USA Nationals. I achieved my first podium place at a FIS event (3rd place @ Mt Snow Revolution Tour) which qualifyed me for Junior World Snowboard Championships in Valmalenco Italy where i placed 16th.
2010 AUS Season:
I was awarded a scholarship with NSWIS (NSW Institute of Sport)
Febuary 2010 Vancouver:
The time of the Olympics and I was lucky enough to be there in Vancouver watching Torah Bright win her Olympic gold medal for Australia! A great experience and an even bigger motivator for me to try and achieve that goal!
2009 AUS Season:
During the 09 Australian season I was in my final year of school. It was a great achievement once I finished school because I can now put all my focus into my snowboarding.
During the season I had suffered from a shoulder injury and at the end of the season I had to have a shoulder reconstruction, which was a 6-month road to full recovery.
I came 4th in my first halfpipe competition after only being on a board for 3 weeks.
I was selected for the Australian Sub-Development Halfpipe Team. This camp was held in Colorado for 6 weeks training at Copper Mountain.
Thank you: My Family, Coaches, Friends, NSWIS (New South Wales Institute of Sport) and Sponsors, Oakley, Unity Snowboards, ZEN-RidingCo, Frutex Australia, SSA (Ski & Snowboard Australia), SSCV (Ski & Snowboard Club Vail), who continue to support me with my snowboarding so I can ride all over the world achieving my goals and get one step closer to my dream!