Matt Kawahara

Age: 33

Hometown: Glendale Heights, IL

Wins: 2

Races: 22

Mens World Ranking 2019/2020: 66th

Mens World Championship 2019/2020: 77th

Competing Since: Saint Paul 2015

Instagram: @kawa2287

About

When did you learn to skate?

-Age 4

Did you play hockey growing up?

-Yes- Up until College

What other sports did you play growing up?

-Lacrosse

 

If you could do anything non-athletic in your spare time, what is it?

-Travel to new places and see the world

Describe going down an IceCross track for the first time:

-The most fun you’ll have falling on your ass

What first got you interested in the sport?
-The speed, adrenaline and complete ridiculousness of it

If there is one piece of advice that you could offer new riders, what would it be?
-Get as much non-flat skating experience as you can and have fun with the races

Who is your favorite sports athlete?

-Sanka from Cool Runnings

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