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Getting to Know Erika Reineke

Erika Reineke

Erika Reineke

Nov. 13, 2012

When did you begin sailing?
Eight years old

What was your most memorable achievement?
Winning my third World Championship in Boltenhagen, Germany

What is your favorite place to sail?
Zadar, Croatia

Do you have any pets?
I have three labrador retrievers (two yellow and one black). Their names are Panda, Aland and Riva

What is your favorite sports team?
The US Women's Soccer Team because they represent everything a team stands for.

Do you have a dream job?
I want to be a professional sailor in the America's Cup

What is your favorite quote?
"When you want to be successful as bad as you want to breathe, that is when you will be successful."

Who are your idols?
Tom Slingsby [Australian sailor who won gold at the 2012 London Olympics], Robert Scheidt [Brazilian sailor who has won five Olympic medals], and Alex Morgan [American soccer player].

Describe your perfect day.
Any day when I come home and my cheeks hurt from smiling.

What is your favorite holiday? Why?
Christmas is my favorite because I love getting together with my family and you get lots of presents.

What is your favorite meal at BC?
If chocolate chip cookies were a meal, they would be my favorite. I am also a big fan of the Blazin' Bowl at Lower.

Do you have a favorite website? (If you are into surfing, check out the videos of the day!).

What is the most played song on your iPod?
Young Blood by The Naked and Famous

Do you prefer to fly or drive? Why?
I like to drive because I like to stick my head out the window like a dog.

What is your favorite candy?
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. I couldn't imagine living anywhere else.

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