I started rock climbing in 2006, at the ripe old age of 5, when I was in Kindergarten. During spring break that year my mom and dad wanted to have a family outing , so we all went rock climbing at the Canyons Rock Climbing Gym in Frisco TX. I thought it was fun but my brother was the first one who joined the local team, I was just having fun. It didn't take long for the coach to notice that I was interested and had some raw talent. By the end of my second year I was competing. That year I tied with another climber to go to divisional but let the older climber go to compete for Nationals because he had more experience. I have been hooked ever since.
I started climbing for Canyons Climbing Team in my second year of climbing. I did leave the team and for a year I went on my own until I was accepted into the Team Texas Program, which is my current team. My coach and I work well together at least 5 days each week. I am able to do this by participating in an off campus physical education program offered by my school. I work at the gym providing grunt work and help coach little ones before my practice. I truly enjoy helping others become better climbers and the money helps my parents with the costs associated with climbing.
One of the aspects of climbing that I appreciate and value the most is the number of coaches and climbers across the country that have invested their time and talent into helping me become the climber I am today. They continue to support me because they see how much I love rock climbing and want to become the best.