Rochester Hills ,MI
Marlette Public Schools
First Trials qualification
Number of attempts to qualify
14th, 2018 NCAA Div. I Steeplechase (first second-team All-American in OU's track and field history)
Married to the love of my life, Sydney Bowman (Devore), who is also competing in the Trials. Son of Pastor Dan and Celina Bowman. Brother of Jacob Bowman (identical twin/triplet and running rival growing up), Abby Bowman (triplet sister) and Alyssa Bowman (oldest sister).
Running fast enough to catch the eye of my wife. First day of a three-day relay in Michigan known formerly as the Great Lakes Relay, now the Michigan Outback Relay. Sydney led off for our team; I was the second and seriously underestimated how quickly she was going to get there. I was late for the handoff and had to make up for it by absolutely crushing my leg and not holding back. Where I had screwed up, in doing so I attracted the attention of the girl who would inevitably become my wife.
In the summer of 2016, after setting a new steeplechase PR of 8:45 and missing the qualifier for nationals by one spot, I was diagnosed with compartment syndrome in my right leg. Post surgery and two years later I managed to come back in full force and finished in 14th place in the steeplechase at the NCAA outdoor championships in 2018.
It - Stephen King
The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite TV Show/Series
Billy Idol, Dancing with Myself.
Favorite Post-race Indulgence
An ice cold beer.
Grandma Bowman's eggs in a bowl (poached eggs, cubed buttered toast, all mixed together with a healthy dash of salt and pepper)
Favorite Motivational Quote
"Everybody wants to be a beast until it's time to do what beasts do." - Eric Thomas
Favorite Running Memory
Running a workout around Stony Creek MetroPark with Sydney Bowman (at the time Devore) where at the end she told me how she really felt about me.