Sport: Cross-Country Skiing

Hometown: Drummond, WI


What makes Joe tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Smart, Likeable, Perseverant

Why are sports important to you?
Sports are fun because they keep me in shape and I get to hang out with my friends.  I also get top show other people with disabilities that what you have doesn’t stop you.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
My biggest accomplishment would have to be skiing a kortelopet on a closed trail

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
After school we go to our ski trails and train until it is too dark to see, and then we ski for another half an hour.

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
I warm up and say good luck to my team mates

What is your favorite off-season activity?
I like to bike and run on my off season

Who do you admire most?
I admire Pete Caron, my coach, because he always makes everything fun

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
To run a full marathon

What is your favorite quote:
My favorite quote is “Whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you

What is your favorite food?

A good old hamburger

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
You should do them because everyone is supportive and caring, and will not laugh at you if you mess up