Author: Matt Emig

Posted On: October 1st, 2012

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The reason I have continued to compete over the past few years is to give back to the sport and inspire the next generation. I feel like I’m in a good position to help the upcoming athletes in ways that I wasn’t helped when I was starting out. I would not be where I am today without the people who inspired my creativity and helped me achieve my goals and I hope I can do the same for all of the kids that I teach. I feel very proud and accomplished to have taught several World Champions. From Aidan Considine and Danny Etkin who I’ve worked with since they were 8 years old, to Austin Crain and Mackensi Emory who already have incredible skills, but getting to work and train with all of these guys keeps me sharp and motivated because they’re all so talented and hard working. They inspire me more than my own competition because they’re constantly pushing the envelope, taking risks and helping this sport progress by doing so. Out of everything I have accomplished over a 15-year career, I am most proud of the people who I have taught and inspired.