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Nov 27, 2009

Paddler Spotlight! - Russ!

Hope you enjoyed your day of gluttony...on with the Paddler Spotlight!


Hometown?
Russ:
La Palma, CA

Birthday?
Russ:
January 5th

Favorite Food(s)?
Russ:
Whew.. way too many.. Fish, Katsudon, Lengua Tacos, UVA Italia grapes, Watermelons, Dim Sum, and the list goes on

How long have you been paddling for?
Russ:
Since 1997 so... 13 years


Why do you paddle?
Russ:
Cuz its awesome! And that feeling of racing for the 1st time never left


Are you a better Paddler when you are Happy or Angry?
Russ:
Happy, with a dash of insanity

Favorite or notable Space Dragon moment(s)?
Russ:
Falling off the boat while steering during a tug-a-war exercise in practice

How do you prepare yourself for a Race?
Russ:
Try to get decent sleep.. don't wanna burn out before actually paddling.


Any hobbies, activities, interests outside of paddling?
Russ:
Exploring new eateries, messing around on my guitar, traveling (if only I had more $$ for more travels), snowboarding (trying to get carving down), spades!


Any advice for new Paddlers?
Russ:
Remember the 1st and most important rule in Dboating... uh..um....... You will get wet and tired... no wait... hmm.. oh! have fun!


Paddling-wise, any particular goals for yourself or the team?
Russ:
Just to keep striving to get better


If you could change one thing about the Team, what would it be?
Russ:
For Joe to remember our names... haha


Favorite part about being a Space Dragon?
Russ:
The camaraderie and the focus everyone brings

You have a single brother or sister. What Space Dragon would you consider hooking them up with?
Russ:
Hmm... Hey Louise, who do you like on SD?


Most interesting character you've met through the team?
Russ:
Gotta be the Roach

Any interesting facts about yourself - or secrets that you want to divulge?
Russ:
I’ve played the piano, trumpet, and cello


Who got you into Space dragons/Dragonboating?
Russ:
SD - Stephanie
DB - Philip S. and Robert T. back when they paddled for the Cerritos Chinese School team



How did you meet him/her?
Russ:
Stephanie, Philip S., and Robert T all my schoolmates since at least Jr. High