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Well it’s been a long winter here in the great white north. This will mark the first year in 4 or 5 years I have not had the privilege to go down south and ride my trusty Yamaha’s.

In 2013, I decided I would take the year off from school seeing as I put my time in and actually graduated high school (I know shocking right?).  My plan was to really focus on racing and give it my all for one last year before I go off to college. Everything was going according to plan; I was doing really well and getting faster and faster until the E-Can at Deschambault. Literally the exact same thing happen to me as Adam Cincaurulo at Toronto Sx.  I was running 3rd or 4th in the first moto of the week and I hit a bump wrong and dislocated my shoulder (an on going issue for those that know me.)

After that it was all hands on deck to get ready for Walton.  I was proud to win the Rick Joseph Award at Walton and I got my first podium.  Unfortunately, I hit the ground a lot more than I should have, but hopefully all of the soil samples are building character and not just more bruises.

Then it was off to my first semester of college at Algonquin, taking business marketing. I finished my first semester with surprisingly good marks for me.  I am currently in my second semester just about to go into exams.  After that, I finally get to start riding again.  I am like a kid at Christmas right now.  I bug my dad everyday to have my beautiful yz450f’s ready so as soon as I’m done school so I can start riding.

As I said before it has been a long winter, and I have spent lots of time skiing with Taylor Arsenault, and unfortunately his little brother.  Being so busy with school has meant that my training has definitely taken a back seat so I really can’t wait to be able to go to SDL and ride everyday and get back to the gym.

I hope to see everyone killing it at the first race on May 3rd-4th, and hope everyone had a safe enjoyable winter.  In the famous words of Ron Burgundy “you stay classy San Diego.”