How did you hear about Red Bull Crashed Ice first?
My friends Martin Niefnecker and Oliver Deby told me about it.
Why did you decide to compete?
Red Bull Crashed Ice is a new challenge for me.
First Red Bull Crashed Ice or where and when have you competed so far?
It‘s my first time.
What skills will help you most at Ice Cross Downhill?
Coordination and skating technique paired with fighting spirit.
How long have you been preparing for this event?
Preparing until the last day before the race. I sure don’t want to let anyone else win this.
Do you have a hockey/ice hockey background?
I have been a professional hockey player for 15 years.
What is your favourite sport and why?
Ice hockey, because it was one of the toughest sports in the world until a few years ago.
Your greatest sporting achievements/best results?
My best results: I was the winner at DEL German Champion in 2000 in Munich, 2002 in Cologne and 2004 in Frankfurt.
One thing we should definitely know about you?
It‘s better to be my friend than my enemy.
What is your secret passion?
Selling wool, knitting needles and sewing machines in my own store.
How many broken bones did you have?
I have to many broken bones.
How many teeth did you loose on your way to becoming an Ice Cross Downhiller?
Luckily none so far. And I don‘t want to loose any.
Genie gives you one wish, what is it?
Health to the people who are important to me.
Who is your idol?
The most important thing in your life?
My family, my girlfriend and my dog.