Why you love the sport of pentathlon?
I love the variety of sports, and enjoy each sport for different reasons.
When you got involved in pentathlon and why?
In 2013, I was looking for a way to get in shape. To try a Pentathlon was on my bucket list, so I thought I’d give it a shot.
How often do you train (per week or month)?
Anywhere from 40 to 100 hours a month, depending on my free time and events I’m preparing for.
Of the five sports of pentathlon (fencing, swimming, equestrian, shooting and running), which do you consider your best?
I will always be an avid equestrian.
What are your hobbies?
I still show horses competitively, Course Design at a select few shows, and volunteer with the University riding circuit.
Do you participate in other sports?
I still show horses competitively.
Are there any other athletes in your family?
My sister is a professional horse-back rider.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.
What career would you like to pursue or are you currently pursuing?
I’m currently pursuing a career in software development.
Future goals (in sport & or work)?
I’d like to show a horse at the 1.20m height in show jumping, earn my Senior Course Designing Card, develop and sell at least one piece of software, and compete in the finals at a World Cup in Pentathlon.
What is the greatest challenge you have faced?
Earning my Computer Science Degree was my biggest challenge and accomplishment.
In the moments when I doubt that I want to continue, how do I motivate myself?
I remind myself, not why I got into the sport, but the places it took me and the people I met when I decided to just go for it and try it.
How has being an athlete benefited you (positive effects in your life that you would not have had otherwise)?
Biggest reason: I’m just a happier person when I feel fit enough to take on the world. If feel like if I can compete with the best of them, I can do anything.
Best movie I have ever seen is?
I despise the idea of a favourite movie. I have several movies I like for different reason. I like Shawshank Redemption for it’s excellent acting and story telling, Potemkin for it’s revolutionary editing montages, Pixar movies for their whimsy, Strangers on a Train for the suspense, and Citizen Kane for it’s writing. If I want to feel sad, I watch Pan’s Labyrinth. If I want to laugh, I watch Naked Gun. If I want a nice balance between thinking and action, I’ll watch The Matrix.