Age, what year were you born?
Where are you from and describe where you grew up
I was born in Boston, Massachusetts, moved to Minnesota then moved to Texas for about 3 years until I ended up living back in Minnesota for the rest of my childhood.
Where are you currently living?
I Currently live in Champlin, Minnesota
When were you first introduced to kendama?
When I was in 8th grade one of my longtime friends Jordan Dvorak had bought one and I got jealous of how good he was getting, so I went and bought one and have been hooked ever since.
How were you introduced to Sweets?
I had met Joe Spitzenberger(Uptown Joe); the warehouse manager at Sweets Kendamas at a lacrosse tournament in my city. He was selling some kendamas at a booth all weekend and I had gotten to be pretty good friends with Joe who then had introduced me to Matt(Sweets). After some time of getting to know the Sweets Kendamas family Matt had offered me a spot to be on the team, which back then it used to be called CKG(Cross Kens Gang). Its been a dream come true being on such a gifted team, wouldn't trade it for the world
What players did you look up to / inspired you at the beginning and now.
When I first started playing kendama my biggest inspirations were Collin Sander, Zack Yourd, Turner Thorne, Hunter Bailey, Keith Matsumura, Nick Mayo, I could keep going but those are just to name a few.
My favorite competition is probably MKO or Catch and Flow.
Whats your favorite style of play? Casual, the grind for a banger, freestyle, competition?
All of the above. I love it all.
What trick was the most satisfying grind? / took the longest to lace and film
Probably the ender to my Sponsor Me Sweets video. I remember it took me 3 days and probably a total of 8 hours of filming.
Hunter Bailey Edit 3, Nick & Zack - A Kendama Documentary, SPF Lemon 1&2, any WKT edit
Favorite wood type?
Cushion or sticky clear?
How many kendamas do you own?
Probably like 200
What has been your favorite kendama trip?
Catch and Flow 2015
Where do you want to go with kendama?
Im trying to go check out the scene in Latvia
What are some of your other passions besides kendama
I play a lot of Hockey still on my time off on the weekends and I enjoy hanging out with friends, gaming and eating food