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May Skater of the Month

Name: Brian Krupa

Nickname: Aussie

Age: 41

Marital Status: Single

Have been skating for how long:30 years, Pace Yourself for 15 years.

Equipment Brand and Type: Custom inline Pinnacle boots, avenger frame, wheels any.

Life Philosophy: Live everyday to the fullest!

Favorite Time of Day to Skate: Anytime I can.

Favorite Skating Events: Indoor and Outdoor Nationals

Awards / Competitive Wins:
Indoor Nationals
2001: Classic 2 Mix relay 3rd place, 2002: Classic 2 mix relay 3rd place, 2010: Master men 3rd place 1000m, 2011: Master men 3rd place 1500m, Master 2 man relay 3rd place, Master 4 mix relay 3rd place, 2012: Master 4 man relay 1st place, 2013: Master 4 man relay 1st place.
Outdoor Nationals
2012: Track: Master men 1st in 300m time trial, 2nd in 500m, 3rd in 1500m and 3rd in 5000m, Road: 2nd in 200m time trial, 2nd in 500m, 2nd in 1500m and 3rd in 5000m

Most memorable incident / Biggest skating adventure: Was going to outdoor nationals with my best friend and skating at the olympic training center.

What do I get from skating: I love the friendships I have gotten from skating, the fun I have meeting new people and different events I go to, I'm also a very competitive and love to compete and do the best I can. I get to stay in shape.

Would like to do this year in skating:I would like to win my division at Indoor Nationals.

Coolest Accomplishment: Winning Master 4 man relay in back to back years.

Other sports / hobbies you enjoy: I played baseball growing up in St. Louis, going swimming.

Favorite skating gadget / tool: Don't have one.

Mentors:My Mom!!!

Helpful Advice to Beginners: Always have fun!!!! As long as you know you put out the best you can do and no matter where you finish in a race, you have already won.

Favorite Quotes: "Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart."

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