When I was 8 years old, I learned building and flying my own RC gliders. Soon I was fascinated about the ability to fly several minutes in thermals without the help of an electrical motor. With the age of 14 years, I started my gliding education in Augsburg and got my license two years later. After this I mainly teached myself how to soar cross country and I qualified for the German Junior Nationals at the my first competition. After this, I was member of the D-Kader and learned a lot from our trainers and other participants, so that I placed 5th at the German Junior Championship. This was my ticket for the German Junior Gliding Team in 2012.