Year of Birth
Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?
Started studying an electrical apprenticeship after school, but put it on hold to train full time in my sport
in2fitness in Nobel Park Victoria
Why did you begin your sport?
I Saw professional wrestling on tv as a kid and thought it looked fun. I was captivated and joined the local club to try wrestling for myself and quickly its NOT what I though but I loved it and the discipline. While it wasn't jumping off ropes and things like Tv it was in a ring, I loved it from the start and began to compete with my local club. Moved to Australia in 2009 for a better lifestyle with his family. Wrestling helped me as I was used to travelling overseas but adjusting to life in Australia was different. I've also had a lot more opportunities and weather and people are nice I love it here. Australia feels like home now even though I will be competing against the the UK, but it will be great too catch up with overseas wrestling friends.
Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?
I have a plan of what i want to do from 24 hours out and like to stick to it start to finish. Because it's a weight based sport I lose 8-9 kg a week out. Overnight I can put on 6 kg to refuel and go from the 74 kg division to the 60 kg division. The 24 hour plan involves nutrition. How to relax and not stress about competition and focus on what I need to. By staying with my routine that I plan I know I can do this. the plan changes per competition but helps me be mentally prepared.
What is your most memorable sporting achievement?
Winnig my first national title ( 2005) in the UK British Championships
Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?
My dad because of what he does for me and my family. He goes to work to ensure I can train to my pull potential and always supported my brother sister and I in anything we want to do if our hearts truly in it so we can live our passion.
Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?
My Mum and dad because of what he does for me and my family. He goes to work to ensure I can train to my pull potential and always supported my brother sister and I in anything we want to do if our hearts truly in it so we can live our passion.
Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?
Guitar-Been playing for 12 years. Always loved music and wanted to learn something, so all mates in Scotland began learning together. Ecelectic musical tastes.
What is your sporting ambition?
Medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and to compete at an Olympic Games.