University of Victoria, Vancouver Furious George, Canada Mens u24
Q: What does your training regime look like?
A: With a combination of the club season, college season, and international events, I haven’t had a true offseason yet in my ultimate career. With U24’s in Perth finishing up, these next few months will a great chance to take a break from the game to focus solely on the gym, and see what kind of results I can gain for this club season!
Ultimate tournaments are always a grind, so my cardio is important in-season. With that in mind, I’ll do track workouts and run intervals since I hate jogging with a passion. I’ve struggled with a lot of injuries in the last couple seasons, so I try to stretch/roll/do yoga etc. as much as possible to try and keep everything nice and limber.
Q: What are your aims for the 2018 season?
A: My goals for the 2018 season are largely based on individual improvements. I want to be faster, stronger and fitter so I can be more versatile for my team. This upcoming season will be my fourth on Furious, and I’m gaining a better understanding of where my strengths lie, but also my weaknesses. I’m excited to improve and try to be better every season.
As for Furious, this is an exciting year for Vancouver ultimate. Its sweet to know that everyone returning to the team is working super hard with a renewed commitment. We’ve got a bit of a chip on our shoulders from last season, and I think we’re on the right track to make a big splash in the club division in 2018!
Q: Who inspires you?
A: I gain a lot of inspiration from my teammates, especially the three captains of Furious, Kevin Underhill, Fred Lam, and Alex Davis. I think what separates elite players from the rest is the ability to bring intensity when in a low-stakes setting like a practice. The focus and passion that the three captains always bring when playing is something I definitely try and emulate.