Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Turkey. My pale skin astounds my Latino teammates. Sunscreen is important.
Strengths as a Student-Athlete:
Being able to balance hard classes with travel and riding can be difficult, but it is necessary skill throughout high school and college.
Pizza, it’s almost impossible to mess up.
Favorite Class at MSA:
History with Mr. Riddick, a fun and engaging class with a lot of discussion.
Favorite Ride in Charlottesville:
Tuesday Night Worlds. It is a fast loop with a great group of people, always fun and hard.
Favorite Trail on MSA Campus:
Burke’s Run, the berms are super fast and flowy, I can’t wait until it is truly complete.
Joe Martin Stage Race, the time trial is short and steep, the road race has the perfect mix of climbing and flat, and the crit is crazy hard. It was also my first exposure to stage racing; it taught me a lot more than any one-day race could have.
Best Memory as a Member of the MSA Endurance Team:
Pretty much any long drive, it’s sure to be eventful. Driving up to the Tour of the Battenkill was pretty cool, we got to stop at Coach Guptill’s house and play football, and I was introduced to a whole new genre of music, courtesy of Pedro Martins.
CATEGORY: Cat 3
NICA Virginia Series Race #1, JV - 1st
NICA Virginia Series Race #2, JV - 1st
NICA Virginia Series Race #3, JV - 1st
NICA Virginia Series, JV - 2nd Overall
Carl Dolan Memorial Criterium - 2nd
VA State Championship Wintergreen Time Trial - 2nd
Richmond International Raceway Criterium, Pro-123 - 8th
Joe Martin Stage Race, Cat 3 - 16th Overall
VAHS MTB Series, JV - 1st Overall
Jefferson Cup Road Race - 5th