My own personal experince of Matt was limited. I remember him from running up at Peacock in 2011 and Barbi and I saw him out training for HURT in early November of 2011. When race day for the HURT 100 came around in January of 2012, I saw him at the pre-race meeting but didn't recognize him as he was in full beard and I am guessing probably just returned from doing what Seals do in some far away place.
The HURT family expesses our deepest condonolences to his personal family and members of his Seal family. We know all of this hits them extremely hard as well. Here are some photos of Matt that we want to share from happier times. Thank you to photographers Robert Smith, Sharon Smith, and Justin Lottig.