Ever since I was a kid playing ice hockey, my coaches always pushed me to work as hard as possible, be gracious in victory, and humble in defeat. I try to remember those lessons today and live by them. Competition and the pursuit of excellence makes me get out of bed every morning…. ready to challenge a new day. Thanks Red Bull Air Race for this great profile video which helps to tell that story.

For air racing, you have to be an athlete in the airplane. Your hands and feet and mind have to all work together but you have to do that effortlessly.