Since joining the Perisher Winter Sports Club mogul program at the young age of six-years -old, Matt has been a natural at the sport, showing world class potential and dominating Australian junior events.
Matt first made his mark on the world stage as a 15-year-old, placing 27th in his World Cup debut in Deer Valley, UT, USA.
2013 was a breakthrough year for Matt, where he showed he is capable of reaching the podium at the highest level in the future with a stunning fourth place at this first World Championships in Voss, Norway and finishing seventh at the Sochi Olympic test World Cup event.
At the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, Matt missed out on advancing to the six-man medal round by .01, the smallest margin possible. This placed Matt in seventh place, a tremendous performance at his first Olympics.
Matt continued his rise up the rankings during the 2014-2015 season, winning his first World Cup medal (Silver) in Deer Valley, UT, USA, and finishing the season ranked fifth on the World Cup standings.
2016-2017 was an outstanding season for Matt, featuring a number of highlights and personal bests. Matt was the highest ranked Australian winter sports athlete, finishing the season ranked second in the world. This ranking was achieved following three World Cup podiums, including his first career victory in Deer Valley, UT, USA.
Looking forward to PyeongChang 2018, Matt will be on of the leading contenders for a medal, aiming to join his idol growing up, Dale Begg-Smith, as Australia's next Olympic medalist in mogul skiing.
Question & Answer:
Childhood Ambition: To be the best
I began this sport ... when I was seven years old a Perisher Ski Resort.
Proudest moment: Representing Australia in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games
Favourite Food: Steak
Favourite Music: anything and everything
Favourite overseas competition: Deer Valley World Cup
Participation in other sports: Sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, surfing and golf
Sports Hero: Kelly Slater
When I am not training/competing I am: making the most of living on the coast.
Highest level of education achieved: Currently completing a double degree in Civil Engineering and Business at the University of Newcastle.
Sponsors: IFM investors, IDone ski's, Dalbello Boots,
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