CJ Hauptman

Jul 7, 2021

Vancouver, BC


How did you discover your talent? What got you started?

I discovered it with my Dad. He took my brother and I out riding every weekend. Then in 2020, with a lot of extra time on my hands, I was able to ride everyday and really progress.  I started getting better and better and was getting noticed. I got started by just wanting to get outside and play on my run bike.


As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Well, I am still a kid, but I’ve always wanted to do something with bikes, whether that is being a pro rider, sports photographer or bike mechanic. 


Who was your biggest inspiration?

Steve Vanderhoek 


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What makes you keep innovating and pushing your skills to new heights? What’s the intrinsic driver or motivation?

The thrill and love of it, being outdoors, and wanting to constantly be better and push the limits of what I can do.


So far, what has been your favourite highlight of your career? An achievement? A specific moment?

A Coast Gravity Park day with a lot of my teammates.


In regards to your career, where do you want to be in 5 or 10 years?

 Doing new gnarly edits on the Shore.


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In terms of healthy habits, what are your thoughts on the current beverage options out there?  (I.e. Energy Drinks, high sugar drinks etc)

I think they are bad for my body and make me feel sick. 


How does Wize fit into your current lifestyle? And why do you choose Wize?         

 I try to be really healthy and this is a way to still enjoy a nice drink and still be healthy .         


What’s your favourite flavour of Wize tea? When do you typically drink it? 

 Grapefruit, I like to drink it post ride and when doing bike maintenance. 


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