Matt was born and raised in West Concord, MN where he focused primarily on wrestling throughout elementary and high school. Matt earned his bachelors degree in Athletic Training from Buena Vista University in 2007, then went on to get his Master’s from Southwest Minnesota State University and his Doctorate from the University in South Dakota. He was teaching Exercise Science at BVU when he first came to the sport of triathlon at age 26 when he completed his first Ironman at Coeur d’Alene. Since then, things have changed quite rapidly for Matt in the sport. Just 3 years later, he raced his first race in the pro ranks at Ironman Arizona. Less than 1 year later, he won his first race at Ironman Chattanooga. Since then, Matt has been crowned North American Champion twice and has also added 2 70.3 wins to his resumé. Matt is currently living in Storm Lake, Iowa.

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