9. What is the biggest challenge you've faced in your career?
Dealing with publicity has been my biggest challenge. I enjoy working with writers and I love the fans, but it's sometimes tough to balance those demands with my need to stay sharp competitively. Our sport is unique in that we're competing in a very public arena. Then, when we get off the water at the end of the day, the fans and media can pull you away from the competitive side of things even though you have to get right back to it later that evening and the next day. Some guys are able to handle that really well, but it's something I need to work on.