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Originally from Michigan, Connor moved to Oregon at age five. Connor Doran is 17 years old and is a senior from Bend, Oregon. He has been flying both outdoor and indoor kites for two years now, and enjoys competition all over the Great Northwest. Connor was first inspired after watching kite teams performing at festivals and decided to try his hand at kiting. Since the time he picked up the handles, it was apparent he had found his gift. He won two Northwest Championships in Experienced Indoor Kiting in his first two years of competition.
Connor enjoys a wide range of music, which was instilled by his Grandpa from day one. He chooses his own music and choreographs his flying. A skill often called "soul flying" is something some fliers are gifted with.
Diagnosed with a seizure disorder at age four, Connor found that flying kites has brought him relaxation and joy, both on the beach and in the gym. He enjoys sharing his skills with new fliers and hopes to share the joys of kiting with the world.
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