Started skating at age 4 when his family moved to Illinois from Michigan ... He couldn't get into swimming lessons, so he took skating lessons instead ... Member of the National Honors Society and National French Honors Society ... Has won numerous academic awards including the 2008 Religion Department Award, 2007 Math Department Award and 2007 Most Valuable Corsair Award ... Was a 2008 National Merit Scholars nominee ... Hobbies include running, watching movies and going to the mall with friends ... Has a passion for architecture and math ... Biggest life-defining moment was winning the 2008 U.S. novice title ... Would like to be an engineer after skating competitively ... What sets him a part from others is "my constant smile and good attitude toward everyone."
Favorite TV shows: House, CSI, NCIS, Psych
Favorite movies: 300, Facing the Giants, Little Giants, We Are Marshall, Remember the Titans
Favorite charity/cause: St. Jude's Hospital
Favorite books: Harry Potter series
Favorite web site: www.facebook.com
Favorite foods: Pizza, ice cream, cheesecake, mashed potatoes and gravy
Favorite drink: Lemonade
2008 Season NotesSP Music: "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff
FS Music: Selections from the We Are Marshall soundtrack by Christophe Beck
Costumes designed by Luanne Williams and Stephanie Miller
Goals are to do well at his Junior Grand Prix assignments, make the Junior Grand Prix Final and place in the top six at the U.S. Championships.