- Zwift Ranking 80.13 - 15th
- 15 sec power 1082 w (indoors)
- 1 min power 763 w (indoors)
- 5 min power 451 w (indoors)
- 20 min power 395 w (indoors)
- Hometown Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Profession Writer and Cycling Coach at ZNehr Coaching
My life has been a series of accidental discoveries. First, I discovered cycling through a soccer injury. Pedaling was my rehab, so I was kind of forced into it. Then, I discovered Zwift through the pandemic. With all the races cancelled and no traveling allowed, I had no choice but the indoor trainer. And I’m way too competitive to not race.
I went to school for Exercise Science, but I’m currently a writer for Velonews, Cyclingnews, TrainingPeaks, and others. I started blogging during college when I was traveling and racing for nine months out of the year. When all that went away, I tried this indoor cycling game that I’d been hearing about for years. Everyone always said “It totally sucks,” and “It’s the hardest racing I’ve ever done.” So as a certified masochist, I knew I had to try it.
A year later, I was scrambling to find a team ahead of the inaugural Zwift Premier League. I sent messages to everyone, but no takers. Eventually, I received an Instagram DM from a guy named Brian Duffy, Jr. Boy am I glad I accepted the request. I’ve been having fun ever since, racing with NeXT and now dominating the Premier League, it’s been a surreal experience.
How you discovered Zwift
It all started with the pandemic of 2020. I had been training to be a professional road racer, but suddenly, there was no real-life racing left. So I decided to try Zwift, and I was immediately hooked.
Real life athletics background
I played soccer from the time I was a kid all the way until high school. But a series of knee injuries meant that my running and jumping days were over – at least for a while – so I turned to the sport of cycling, thanks in many parts to my dad and his leftover bikes from 20 years of road racing and triathlon. I progressed extremely quickly in the sport, going from a Cat 5 to a Cat 2 in just three months. A few years later, I was attending Marian University-Indianapolis, where my personal highlight was winning the 2017 Collegiate National Championship in the Individual Time Trial. Nowadays, I balance training with family and work, while also competing in Zwift, track racing, and some road racing.
I once rode 240 miles in 12 hours, from 7pm to 7am.
Cycling Achievements (outside and indoors)
20171st place in Collegiate Varsity National Championships Individual Time Trial
20184th place in U23 Nationals Time Trial
20192nd place in Cascade Cycling Classic GC
20195th place in Elite National Championships Road Race
20199th place in US Pro National Championships Time Trial
201917th place in Redlands Classic GC
201919th place in UCI Tour of the Gila GC
201920th place in US Pro National Championships Road Race
2021-221st Place in Zwift Men’s Race 6 – Premier Division // Zwift Racing League 2021-22 Season 1
20211st place in Redlands Cycling Classic Stage 3: Echelon Racing League
20211st place in Dirty Reiver Road Race: Echelon Racing League