Umm...ALOT of history so here is the beginning...
The first time I played paintball was in 1996 in the woods of Federal Way, Washington. A friend from middle school took me and I was HOOKED! I proceeded to play on and off in the woods for 3 years or so. By that time I had an F4 Illustrator then worked my way up to an Automag, then Autococker, then an Angel! Like everyone else right?
Hyperball came along with Sup Air bunkers! I played local 3-man's as a beginner in 2000 under the team name Bob Schlong's Ironmen (no joke). Got 2nd place in my first tournament ever. I felt cool as **** only being 15 at the time (only kid out there). This is how my tournament scene started. My rookie season started in 2001 with a team called Landslide. We played in the NWTS 5-man series (largest paintball series in the NW). We finish in 2nd and 3rd alot in our rookie season to the GOG Kidz (Thomas "Troll" Taylor's team). Next season we made the jump to novice and won almost all the tournaments we entered. I think over the course of the season we won 11 out of 13 in a year, playing anything we could. Landslide was the truth, bottom line period. In between this all I played 2001 World Cup with Ravage 5-man. Played 2002 Chi-town, 2002 Atlantic City with PaintballNW.com 10-man.
Now to the best memory playing paintball! Winning 2002 World Cup 10-man as a fresh pick up to Cartel (sorry KAPP Factory guys). Played with Cartel for 2 more seasons. In that time we won 2003 Philly Open and 2003 World Cup 10-man. Cartel had a hiccup in 2004 and lost half of our roster
. We picked up all of my boys from OG Landslide!
Struggled throughout the season and got to 2004 World Cup, only to take 2nd place to Justice (Miss that team). Cartel was done after that. All done bye bye.
It was time to move on.
Got picked up by Bonebrake Factory for NPPL 7-man. Shorted lived and only ended up playing half the season in 2005. Played locally with random teams and winning alot of local tourneys. Played Las Vegas 2006 with CDR X-ball and that was it for me. All done with the paintball scene for awhile. Yeah awhile.
Moved from the great Northwest to the hot Southwest in December of 2006.
Met my gorgeous wife and was out the game (I still played local pick-up paintball for a couple of years). We have 2 boys together and they are future paintballers (I think haha). In all of this found my way to Michigan in October of 2008 where I lived there for 3 years and found my way back to Phoenix in March of this year. Since I have got back here I have came out of "retirement" and have been playing almost every weekend since being down here (grinding hard). I pitted for 187 Crew this year at PSP Phoenix, that was fun! I found the love again!
Now with Contact, anything is possible.