Division you will compete in: CF
City: Lansing, Mi
Years as a vegan: 5-6
Why you became a vegan: Health, and environmental benefits, which later transcended into a better form of living by limiting the amount of suffering occurring in the world.
2015 CF Open 2142nd in world 150th in Central East Region 35th Michigan
2015 Naturally Fit Games -Team tied for 2nd
2014 CF Open 3657th in the world 259th in the Central East Region and 53rd in the state of Michigan
2014 Naturally Fit Games – Individual 2nd
What drives you to compete: I have a very competitive personality, and I am always seeking out an opportunity to challenge myself mentally and physically.
What do you see as the biggest advantages of being a vegan athlete: Fueling your body with proper nutrition, allows you to perform at your full potential. When you eat a clean plant-based diet you are in sync with your body, and can identify problems in your nutrition immediately. You don’t have to take a pill to fix these problems, rethink what you are putting in your body, eat to perform, don’t live to eat.
What types of supplements if any do you use?: Ground Based Nutrition’s Superfood Protein Smoothie, I prefer this shake because it’s an all-in-one, with a great source of protein, super greens, fiber, healthy fats, digestive enzymes, and vitamins/ minerals.
How would you describe your diet while preparing for a competition: Increased calories, monitoring of fluid intake, and eating every two hours.
Favorite food in your prep diet: any thing that is a carbohydrate, big fan of bagels.
How would you describe your training for a competition: Programming set-up to train in strength, endurance, and gymnastic skills.
Favorite exercises: Olympic Lifts
Strongest skills: cycling the barbell
How many hours a week do you spend training?: CF: 3-6 hours