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March 22, 2018

This year I am once again honored to represent the United States in the highest level that one can take our sport: The World Championship. Twenty-five of the best teams in the world gather every two years to compete. The 2018 World’s will be held in September in Sagres, Portugal. The team will comprise of Justin Lee, Paul Young, and myself as divers. Kelston McGuire as alternate and Cameron Kirkconnell and Joe Fernandez as co-captains. This article will seek to shed a bit of light on how we as individuals and as a country qualify to compete. And also on the scouting process and competition itself. 

Each country’s first step is to select four of its most deserving athletes to compete in either the Pan-Americans, Euro Africans, or sometimes Inter-Pacific championships. Depending on the countries region. These events are qualifiers for countries to earn a spot at the world championship. The way each country selects their team varies. Some, like Spain, have a large team...

December 29, 2017

There’s a shore dive in Hawaii that is one of spearfishing's worst kept secrets. I’ve been diving and struggling there for years. I’ve had some pretty cool sightings and even shot a few nice fish but nothing compared to the pics I’d see posted online seemingly daily. It was one of those places you should have been here yesterday, or this morning, or last week, but never quite when I was there. Last week I hit it perfectly and it was a day to remember. 

Perrin James was filming Mark Healey for some makeup commercial or something and they invited me along. Mark was flying in early and we were all meeting at the site for an early morning dive. Somehow Mark and Perrin got the airports messed up and ended up on opposite sides of the island. It looked like I was getting a head start. I arrived to

our site, suited up and got in solo for the long swim to the grounds. Current was ripping and being one of the slower swimmers I’m not used to being the chum/flasher carrier. I fought the current to a...