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Mike goes to the University of Northern Colorado, studying Criminal Justice and Forensic Science. He has done some rodeo riding, it's likely he grew up in New Jersey.CF20 He "was a certified lifeguard, and had a reportedly good arm with a throw bag in case a rescue might be needed."CF26 Mike ran the first raft through Lava Rapids, the better to pick up swimmers should a raft flip.
Mike ran with Crystal Chladek during the summer of 2000, but he was still new enough that Al would run occasional rapids with him to see how he did and thought Mike needed to be warned not to run the left side of Bedrock Rapids.CF23