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Meet Battery Energy Drink’s local heroes from Costa Rica

Published on 11.4.2012 16:10

For 2012, Battery Energy Drink has chosen a few so-called local heroes from all over the world. The Battery Beach Volleyball team from Costa Rica is among these talented individuals. The team consists of hunks Esteban R. Escobar and José Suarez.

Meet Esteban R. Escobar:

  • Nickname: BIG CAT
  • Born: July 24th, 1977
  • Hometown: Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
  • Sport: Beach Volleyball
  • Started playing volleyball: In 1994.
  • Home away from home: San Diego, California
  • Greatest career achievement so far: 2011 Central American Champions and MVP, 2011 Pan American Games
  • The first trick you were really proud of: A Monster Block
  • What are you known for? A big block and a strong attack.
  • Your favorite websites: Batterydrink.com, Fivb.org, Realmadrid.com, Youtube.com
  • Your idols: Alison Ceruti, Napolean Hill, Michael Jordan
  • The best advice you ever got:  A quitter never wins and a winner never quits!!
  • Favorite music: Salsa, Merengue, House, old school rock (AC/DC). Whatever makes the girls dance…
  • The most beautiful thing in the world: Traveling, cultures, music, freedom and white sand beaches.
  • The ideal beach volleyball destination: Cayman Islands, Varadero Cuba, Manhattan Beach California
  • Sweet or sour? Sweet.
  • Your biggest treasure: My family.
  • How much Battery Energy Drink do you consume during a season? During every workout and about 3-5 during every tournament.
  • How much do you travel? As much as possible. Last year 7 different cities, I’m trying to go for 10 times a year.
  • Your dream travel destination: The world. Top of my list: Australia, New Zealand, Barcelona.
  • What do you do when you are not playing beach volleyball? I work out and I work on my business project.

And now, meet José Suarez:

  • Nickname: Suarez
  • Born: December 9th, 1985
  • Hometown: Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Sport: Beach Volleyball
  • Started playing volleyball: In 2000.
  • Home away from home: Atenas, Costa Rica
  • Greatest career achievement so far: Winning MVP in 3 categories the same year (College, nationals and 1st Division).
  • The first trick you were really proud of: Defending a hard hit.
  • What are you known for? Being quick and jumping high.
  • Your favorite websites: Batterydrink.com, Facebook.com,
  • Your idols: Phil Dalhauser, Mike Lambert
  • The best advice you ever got: If winning isn’t everything why keep the score.
  • Favorite music: A little of everything. I agree with Esteban on this, whatever makes the girls dance…
  • The most beautiful thing in the world: Beach and sand.
  • Ideal beach volleyball destination: Brazil, Copacabana
  • Sweet or sour? Sweet.
  • Your biggest treasure: My family.
  • How much Battery Energy Drink do you consume during a season? During every workout and about 2-3 during every tournament.
  • How much do you travel? About 3 times a year.
  • Your dream travel destination: Europe
  • What do you do when you are not playing beach volleyball? I work out and I work.

Welcome to the team, guys.