What have you been up to lately?
Been a very hectic month believe it or not. Trying to transition from being a Dish Network Manager for 6 years to a new profession, while juggling professional paintball, as well as trying my hardest to make sure our local field and team Owner Audrey Whiddon is all prepped for our 5th annual zombie shoot. Without our field, Diamond Hill Paintball, and Audrey, Seattle Thunder would not be here. So when I can, I am there helping any way I can.
Seattle Thunder is doing great. Practicing each weekend rain or shine, Getting ready for world cup here in 1 month. The team left Virginia hungry for more after all those very, very close matches we ended up losing.
What are you and the team focused on going into World Cup?
My coach, and player Mikey Lew is getting us ready the best he can with what we have. We do not have the big budgets like some teams that allow us to travel and practice other high powered professional teams. So Mikey does our training a little different. We are focusing a lot on our gun skills, and those low body situations. Focusing on just these 2 items will help us win those close games that we are very capable of wining. Communication as well, Mikey makes us talk each and every time to make us all comfortable in just talking, no matter what the situation is, and no matter how many people we have left alive.
Who is playing hot for Seattle right now?
Man, that is a tough one. I would have to say Mapp Chhim, Brandon Morales, and Adam Gomez coming out of Virginia are the guys playing very well for us as a team. I was very impressed with all of my team, but those 3 guys have stood out.
What do you think its gonna take to bring that World Cup Win home?
Mikey Lew, and our secret formation… The INVERTED Flying V :). Naw, in all seriousness. Myself, Mikey, Audrey, and the rest of Seattle Thunder really want to win. But we know we need to focus on each match at a time. To win World Cup individuals need to step up out of their comfort zones for sure, and teams need to come together and play smash mouth paintball each and every point. Guys condition all year for this event, to hoist the cup over the heads. Seattle Thunder will be fighting each and every point for that chance!