I started playing bike polo in 2007 shortly after starting a new job at a bike shop in Seattle. Several of my co-workers began to play bike polo after work at a parking lot a few blocks away from the shop and I became intrigued with the game. I played casually for a few months, took some time away from polo, and then came back to the game with a drive to excel and compete.
After years of playing and competing in several tournaments in North America, I traveled to the 2010 North American Championships in Madison, WI. That weekend I played with Julian Aristeo and Matt Messenger and we took fourth place upsetting several heavy hitting teams along the way. The following year I joined The Outsiders alongside Martin Hauck from Vancouver and Joker from Los Angeles. As The Outsiders, we played in the 2011 North American Championship in Calgary, AB and finished fourth place.
I took a low key approach to the 2012 season by only travelling to regional tournaments and not playing exclusively with any one team. I needed to take some time away from the game to focus on other aspects of my life. This is why the 2013 season is so promising. I teamed up with Joe and Koyo, and with the support of our sponsors, I am excited to see what this season holds for us.
Bike polo played accurately and at a fast pace is such a pleasure to watch and there is no shortage of that in the Cascadia region. I feel fortunate to play in a city where the players see bike polo as more than just a game or sport. I am proud to be a part of Seattle Bike Polo and would not want to live or play anywhere else.
Frame/Fork: FBM Sword, steel disc fork
Stem/Bar/Grips: Thomson 90mm/90 degree, Syncros Gain riser bars, ODI lock ons
Brake: XT lever/Nokon housing/Avid BB7 caliper
Post/Saddle: Thomson setback, Specialized Phenom
Crank: 170 Shimano Hone, Salsa 34t chain ring, Truvativ guard
Front Wheel: Paul 48h disc/Velocity Chukker/Panaracer T-Serv 28c
Rear Wheel: MKE 48h track/Velocity Chukker/Panaracer T-Serv 28c