23Age Madison, WisconsinCity Wakeboard &
Who is the most influential
person in your life and why?
Family. They have
supported me through everything. It's been rough, but they stick around.
Quote you live by?
"Whether you think you
can, or think you can't - you're right" - Henry Ford
5 things you can’t live
What is your biggest
accomplishment so far?
First and only dual
collegiate national champion (wakeboard and wakeskate in 2012) and world
champion (2012 - Men's 1). 2012 was a good year
What’s your favorite
Backside 5 gear?
I'm a fan of the Half Cab
II and Script Shirts, but they are all so comfy!
You Can Call Me Al - Paul
What is a hidden talent you
have other than your sport?
I know more trivial facts
than I care to admit, and can jump rope while on a pogo stick.
You make the best
lasagna/fart jokes, take your pick
Melan TS FS 360
Hook - BANG A
How long have you been with BacksideFive?
Since July 2012
Short Paragraph on how you got started riding in
I started riding after seeing some ski shows in
northern Wisconsin when I was about 11 or 12. I knew how to snowboard
already and picked up wakeboarding pretty quickly when I got to try it. I
got my first board in 2002 and by the end of the first summer could do
backrolls and 360s. The rest kept going and I kept with it. After I
broke my collar bone snowboarding, I missed the whole snow season and was
itching to get on a board. The next summer I skateboarded and wakeboarded
full time and decided I'd ditch snowboarding seriously and just take up
wake. The rest is history.