Matthew began fly fishing when he was9 years old on the South Platte River near Deckers, CO. He started spin fishing at age 4 and got into fly fishing because he wanted a new challenge. His favorite part about being on Team USA Youth is how helpful the coaches and teammates are. He states that he appreciates all the information that’s shared throughout the team to help make each other better anglers, whether that’s fly boxes, leader setups or other tips. In the next five years, Matthew hopes to compete more often and continue to improve his skills as an angler. He also hopes to make the youth worlds team in the next couple of years.