My family started to enjoy the lake life when I was around 3 yrs old. We would visit our friend’s lakehouse and I loved being out on the water doing all the watersports. Each year I would try something new and went from tubing to water skiing, to slalom skiing and then got on the wakeboard and surfboard. I first tried wakesurfing at the end of the summer in 2011 and was hooked. I kept trying to improve my riding and entered my first event, The Wakesurf Nationals, in 2012 after friends suggested that I compete. I rode in the Junior Division and won First Place. I was excited and surprised to have done so well. It made me work on my riding through the summer and I was able to win First Place again at the 10,000 Lakes competition in Minneapolis.
These wins allowed me to qualify for the World Wakesurf Championship where I moved up to the Outlaw Division and placed Second in the Women’s Surf Division. It was an amazing way to end my summer and first season of competition. I am thankful for the opportunity to have met so many awesome people thru wakesurfing. The family of wakesurfers are great to be around and to learn from. I’m excited to learn new tricks, see new people and places and have a great time doing it.