Based in Alabama though originally from Florida, Anthony experienced a life-changing injury whilst stationed in Fort Rucker and was left paralized, leaving him in a position where he could no longer serve his country. Anthony, an adrenaline seeker, was determined to find a sport that would feed his need for speed to get his heart pumping again. He competed in various different adaptive sports at a professional level until he found the perfect fit for him. This is when his professional water craft racing career began. Competing in the P1 AquaX tour Anthony quickly became not only an inspiration but also an American sporting legend.
Talent aside, Anthony is a fan favorite and well respected by his fellow competitors in the P1 AquaX USA series due to the fact he can ride out any storm and still bring home his million dollar smile. Anthony was named Athlete of the Year in 2015 with his biggest victory so far being the European Offshore Championships in 2017. He is known for being a natural talent and tremendously determined, which makes him an excellent choice to represent the Rip It brand. We spoke to Anthony about his career and the new season:
"I feel people think too hard and get afraid of certain challenges and this holds them back from things that might truly empower them or make them happy” he began. “I am a believer in going out there and just trying different things, regardless of all the hurdles that may be in your path – just keep driving, never accept defeat, keep fighting and die living. Being on the water is a great equalizer and when you add a muscle craft to the mix it is like a dream come true for me. Granted I need to work twice as hard to be even close to the rest of the pack but the personal watercraft racing community is amazing; they are all so willing to help with a truly a down to earth mentality. I’m stoked to have Rip It in my corner! It is always a pleasure to be part of this group. For sure it will be a very exciting year of racing P1 AquaX and representing Rip It and all the employees that make the company so great.”
P1 Chief Executive Azam Rangoonwala explained: “Rip It Energy Fuel is a brand that is perfectly aligned with P1 AquaX and we cannot wait to see Anthony back on his Rip It Energy wrapped Sea-Doo competing in the Pro AquaX Enduro class.’