Shaun White Calls Last Run
At his fifth Olympics, the three-time gold medalist is still snowboarding’s greatest competitor. — ESPN.com, Feb. 8, 2022
Lotus Pose on Two
Meditation. Yoga. Kindness. An unconventional QB in Russell Wilson. When Pete Carroll took over as head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, he vowed to coach differently. He said Super Bowl titles would follow. ESPN The Magazine, August 2013.
Gus Kenworthy’s next bold move — coming out
In October 2015, the Olympic freeskier uttered the words, “I am gay,” publicly for the first time. In doing so, he became the only openly gay professional male athlete in the U.S. and the first openly gay action sports athlete. ESPN The Magazine, October 2015.
The Death of Dave Mirra
Following his death from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Feb. 4, 2016 the BMX legend became the first action sports athlete to be diagnosed with CTE, the brain disease associated with concussions. Following his diagnosis, his wife, Lauren Mirra, opened up about the months that preceded his death. ESPN The Magazine, May 2016.
After the Seven Summits
A group of young Nepali women first defied the odds by summiting Mount Everest in 2008, then the tallest mountain on every other continent. In the spring of 2015, they were up against their greatest challenge: rebuilding their country after two devastating earthquakes. ESPN The Magazine, May 2015.
Road to 23: Serena’s Path to Greatness
Serena Williams was born on September 26, 1981, in Saginaw, MI. On January 28, 2017, she won her record 23rd Grand Slam title. In the year leading up to that Australian Open win, I interviewed those closest to the tennis great, from her mother and sisters to her coaches and rivals, to compile an oral history of the time in between. ESPN.com, January 2017.
Hell (And Back) On Wheels
Supercross star Ken Roczen thought he might never race again after horrific back-to-back crashes. As he prepared to make an improbable return, one question lingered: Did he have the speed to win? ESPN The Magazine + ESPN.com, January 2019
How We Won One of the World’s Toughest Off-Road Rallies
In May 2015, I competed alongside my friend, Chrissie Beavis, an X Games gold medalist and one of the best navigators (and baddest women) in the world, in the 25th edition of Morocco’s Gazelle Rally. Spoiler alert: We won. espnW, May 2015
Kurt Caselli’s Last Ride
In November 2013, the Red Bull/KTM rider was at race mile 792 of the Baja 1000 and in the lead when the team lost contact with him. I was in his teammate’s chase truck when we heard the news that his body had been found — too late. I spent the next several weeks trying to piece together how Caselli died — and why. ESPN.com, November 2013