Why are you retiring? Well, turning 40 is sort of a crap excuse to stop competing, but for right now it works. I do love riding and competing, but if I can't be competitive then it takes the fun out of it. The girls have come so far and the riding level has gone through the roof, and with me spending most my time coaching clinics across North America, consistency in my riding has suffered. To be strong on tour, consistency plays a huge part in success. Plus, the industry has gone through a lot of changes this year, which has affected most of the riders, and I was not immune to it. So I'm retiring from competition series like the Pro Wakeboard Tour and the World Cup, which require money. I'll probably get a wild hair and ride in some random comps like Nationals.