Born in Brantford, Ontario, and raised in Carmel, Indiana, Patrick grew up playing hockey for most of his life. He discovered running as a way to stay in shape which later turned into a love for the sport. Later after joining the Run Club at Purdue University he met teammates who convinced him to join the triathlon club and thus started his foray into triathlon.
Starting out with a panic induced asthma attack and DNF in his first race and having to breast stroke the swim and walk his bike during his second race, Patrick soon started to find his stride in the sport of triathlon. Since then he has continuously improved his times and finishing positions. His biggest accomplishments include an Age Group Long Course National title in 2017 and winning his age group at Ironman Chattanooga in 2018. He has also won numerous duathlon races.
For 2019 Patrick has many goals but none of those bigger than fulfilling a dream of his by racing in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii where he hopes to crack the top 5 in the age group. He also hopes to add a couple more national titles to his resume in duathlon and perhaps even ultra (full) distance triathlon.
Outside of triathlon Patrick is a senior chemical engineering student at Purdue University and hopes to pursue a career in technical sales. During his offseason Patrick loves to pretend he’s good at cyclocross and shred with his teammates/housemates from the Purdue Triathlon club.