Patrick Crisp

Patrick Crisp water skiingPlace of birth: Geelong, Victoria

Please list your sporting career highlights

  • Representing Australia in 2010 and 2014
  • Invited to ski in Junior Moomba 2013, 2014 and 2015.

At what age did you start seriously training and competing in your sport(s)?

I first competed at a National Championships at 7.

What got you started in the sport?

Both my parents are passionate about skiing so I was exposed to the sport from a young age.

Are other family members involved in sport?

Mum has skied representing England and Australia and dad has represented Ireland.

Who has been the biggest influence in your sporting career?

Jacinta Carroll. Her home ski site was where I grew up and trained, she has coached me throughout her career and she is now ranked #1 in the world in the jump event.

Who has been the biggest influence in your academic life?

My mum. Always got me to put my school work before my sport.

Do you support any other sport and/or teams?

Geelong Football Club

How do you relax? Do you have other life interests outside of your sport? 

Catch up with friends. Other interests are basketball and water polo.

What is one thing that might surprise readers to learn about you?

I'm colour blind.

What is your favourite food? Movie? Music/performer?

Pizza.

What was the best advice you were ever given?

If you don't enjoy it, don't do it.

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by?

Get knocked down 9 times, get up 10.