Five fun questions to get to know Nathan Crumpton
Do you have another full-time job or business?
I've been a photographer since 2005, shooting sports for The Daily Princetonian. Lately though I've been focused on limited edition, fine art nature prints. They're all large (3ft to 7ft wide) nature scenes starting at $999 and up. My brochure can be downloaded on my website, www.nathancrumpton.com.
I've also worked as a model since 2011, having been represented by 3 different modeling agencies. Samples of those work can also be found on my website.
I still work both sides of the camera when time allows, but the more I've improved at my sport, the less time I seem to have for earning money. It's an unpleasant irony I suppose.
What does a typical day of eating look like during training?
Since skeleton is a gravity sport and adding (lean) mass helps, I normally take the Louis C.K. diet plan: "The meal isn't over when I'm full; it's over when I hate myself."
I just pig out, but with healthy foods. At home I mostly cook for myself, since eating out can be a chore when I'm in a high volume training phase; restaurants don't serve enough food, and I have to spend twice as much money on 2 entrees and I keep the party waiting for me to finish all my food. It's a hassle...an expensive hassle.
All of my meals since 2011 are logged in my journal.
I usually carry a 6-pack of bagels with me as "emergency calories." I've been known to finish a whole bag in a single training session.
Who is your most interesting teammate and why?
Probably John Daly. He does so much ridiculous stuff, I don't know how he hasn't been expelled from the sport a dozen times already. Probably because he's incredibly funny, good looking, and extremely likable.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
"Take the spoon out of the hot chocolate before you drink it." That's saved me from poking my eye many times.