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Oct 20, 2009

Paddler Spotlight - Esther!


Hometown?
Esther:
Torrance, CA

Birthday?
Esther:
February 19

Favorite Food(s)?
Esther:
LOVE Mexican food

How long have you been paddling for?
Esther:
a few months

Why do you paddle?
Esther:
Because it's fun and there's always something you can do to improve. Not only are you making these improvements for yourself, you are also doing it for the team! So it's great motivation to get off your butt =)

Are you a better Paddler when you are Happy or Angry?
Esther:
Ohh I'm totalllly an angry paddler! Galen, remind me how SC lost to Washington again!? (Ed note: Hmm remember when Notre Dame almost beat SC last weekend?)

Favorite or notable Space Dragon moment(s)?
Esther:
I've been doing this for only few months and I have so many!.. But, LB COL is the most memorable. It's also my favorite and worst SD moment =)

How do you prepare yourself for a Race?
Esther:
I exercise!! Mostly at the gym, but I also do midnight runs at the beach.

Any hobbies, activities, interests outside of paddling?
Esther:
Is dating a hobby? jk haha I like watching & playing football with my cousins. Love watching sports and doing anything outdoorsy.

Any advice for new Paddlers?
Esther:
Stick with it, it only gets better!

Paddling-wise, any particular goals for yourself or the team?
Esther:
I want us to be AWESOMER next year!

If you could change one thing about the Team, what would it be?
Esther:
I love the team just as it is.

Favorite part about being a Space Dragon?
Esther:
Getting to know my teammates

You have a single brother or sister. What Space Dragon would you consider hooking them up with?
Esther:
What Space Dragon would you consider hooking them up with? - I'd hook him or her up with anyone who's single and legal - but was I supposed to say Galen here? (Ed note: Of course not, but Galen is a dashing fellow...)

Most interesting character you've met through the team?
Esther:
Hahaha the cougars crack me up! We know who we are lol and YES! Apparently, I am a cougar to 18 yr old boys! & I think Wade is just awesome.

Any interesting facts about yourself - or secrets that you want to divulge?
Esther:
6 months ago I was 220+ lbs, I wish I had pics, but I don't. I have my old fat pants to prove it though... & ask Remi! (Ed note: Congrats! and keep it up! I love hearing stories about how SD helped people change their lives for the better)

Who got you into Space Dragons/Dragon boating and How did you meet him/her?
Esther:
Remi, from my old job

Any additional questions you want to answer?
Esther:
You should ask.. ARE YOU SINGLE & READY TO MINGLE? - to that I answer YES!!! lol