Rick Paddling

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Rick Pelegrin

  • Nickname:

    to be determined
  • Team Position:

    Bouncer, Intimidator
  • Years Paddled:

    First Time Paddler!
  • Age:

    37
  • Family:

    Finally found my soulmate, Jess, and took her off the market as quickly as I could. We have a beautiful daughter, Emma.
  • Where he's from:

    Both my parents are Cuban born and moved to Miami when they were very young. I'm proud to say I'm the son of hard-working Cuban immigrants.
  • Education:

    After spending 4 years bouncing around between FSU and FIU, I finally received my bachelor's degree from the latter. I was prepped for those 4 years at Columbus by great men like OB, Adam Scholer and Bob Linfors.
  • Work:

    I've been teaching English and coaching football at Christopher Columbus High School for 15 years.
  • Influences:

    My father, without knowing it, has shown me what true perseverance and optimism are. My wife is a major influence in my life, always pushing me to be the best person I can be. Our daughter is the major driving force for every action in my life.
  • Fun Facts:

    I cheer for the Spurs, Seminoles, Indians, and Eagles...don't ask me why. A perfect day for me involves my wife and daughter, my dogs, country music, my smoker or BBQ, and my pool...just leave me there.
  • Essential CAC Gear:

    Whatever Bob bequeath him
  • How did you get involved with the CAC?:

    OB had been poking the bear (teddy bear) for a few years now. Something just clicked this year and it all made sense.
  • In his own words:

    "A pack of blessings light upon thy back."

    "Wait and Hope."

First trip past the Cape Florida Light