I was born on the 13th of May in 1993 in my hometown Schwarzach. Since I was a little boy I was enthusiastic at sports. Therefore I began to play football at the age of four and a short time later I was a member of the Skiing Club Großarl.
The interest in ski jumping came with my best friend Christian Reiter. One day I watched his competition. Since watching was not my utter satisfaction, a few days later I stood on the hill by myself at the age of 10. From that day on I couldn’t get enough and only a little time later I became a member of the Landesskiverband Salzburg.
I decided to attend the sport middle school in Bischofshofen, so I could do more sports and not only in my free time.
After finishing the middle school it was no hard decision to change to the Ski Gymnasium in Stams because so did all my Austrian ski jumping idols.
Together with the SLSV I worked hard to pass the qualifying examination. After I achieved my Matura, I was an army athlete for a few years.
I like to spend my leisure time I like to spend time in the nature, whereby it’s nearly always about sports. Frequently I can be found in the “Großarltal”, where – depending on the season – I enjoy to go biking, hiking or skiing. Apart from that, I am still a passionate football player and also discovered tennis as one of my favourite sports.
One of the most important factors for me as an athlete is my family, who is at the competitions with me most of the time and supports me in all aspects of my life.
- The indescribable feeling in the air that comes with a long jump
- The sound of the national anthem for my result
- Fun and friends
- Travelling through the whole world