Breakneck Speed by Ethan Joppich

Ethan recording his prize-winning story at LifeFM Adelaide

Ethan won first prize in the Lutheran Education Young Stories of Life competition in 2018. He also visited the LifeFM studios in Adelaide and recorded his story for broadcast over the 2018/2019 summer. This is his story.

Breakneck Speed by Ethan Joppich

Thank you to the Joppich family for supplying these photos, taken over six years ago.

Ethan with Anthony Dean, a well-known rider who represented Australia at a top level.
BMX race
Ethan and a friend at a race

If you’ve enjoyed Ethan’s story, head over to archive for more Stories of Life, or grab a copy of Three Dummies in a Dinghy for the full 2018 collection.

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