Nick Name: Swendog, and Keegels.
Date of Birth: 02/16/1994.
Current Team: CANNONDALE Factory Racing.
Height: 178 cm.
Weight: 63.5 kg.
Residence: Park City, Utah.
Why do you ride: I ride because I love it.
What/who started you racing: Mom, Dad and Coach.
Weakness: slippery europe mud.
Marital status: In a Relationship.
Most important people in your life and career: My Mom and Dad, my coach Tom, and my girlfriend Sofia.
Racing since: 2006.
Professional since: 2013.
Best part of racing: Being able to travel and race all over the world.
Hardest part: Having to travel so much.
Worst moment in career: Mechanicals at multiple World Cups.
Best moment in career: 3rd at Houffalize.
General career goals: be a professional cyclist.
Favourite food: Homemade pasta.
Favourite reading: Biographies.
Favourite music: Reggae, Rap, and Rock. Pretty much whatever.
Best idea of having good time: Ripping the Jekyll.
Favourite place to travel to: Hawaii.
Most respected mountain bike riders: Fontana, Fumic, Absalon, and Wells.
Other most respected athletes: Bode Miller, Valentino Rossi, and Ricky Carmichael.
Favourite riding spots and courses: Park City, UT; Sun Valley, ID; and favorite race course is Nove Mesto Na Morave.
Advice to beginners: Have fun and don’t race too much.
Other sports: Nordic and Alpine skiing, dirt biking, hiking.
Other interests: Cooking/baking delicious food.
If I was not a professional mountain biker: I would be a professional skier, or try to be!

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Year 2012 Highlights:
- 1st at USA Mountain Bike Nationals XCO
- 1st at USA Mountain Bike Nationals STXC
- 1st at USA Mountain Bike Nationals Super D
- 2nd at Windham World Cup
- 3rd at Houffalize World Cup
- 3rd at Mont Sainte Anne World Cup
- 5th at World Championships

Year 2011 Highlights:
- 2nd at USA Mountain Bike Nationals XCO
- 5th at Windham World Cup

Year 2010 Highlights:
- 1st at USA Mountain Bike Nationals XCO