Mar 12, 2012

Prevail Ambassador to speak at Boys and Girls Club

March 2012
Santa Barbara, CA

Erin Pac, 2010 Women’s Olympic bobsled bronze medalist, will be speaking at the Boys and Girls club on March 13, 2012, at 4 pm.

Each month, the boys and girls club have local professionals in the Santa Barbara area come and speak in an effort to introduce different professions to their students. Erin will be their first Olympian and Professional Athlete. Erin’s goal is to use this opportunity to talk about what the Olympics represent and to raise awareness and excitement leading up to 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

Erin’s presentation will include a brief overview of her journey to the Olympics including videos, demonstrations, a Q & A period, and a chance to look at her Olympic bronze medal. She will also talk about the importance of goal setting, time management, dedication, work ethic, and believing in yourself.

Erin currently trains at Prevail Conditioning Performance Center.  She believes Prevail Conditioning best represents the ethical standards she desires and provides a level of Performance Training that is unmatched in Santa Barbara. Erin serves as an ambassador for Prevail Conditioning.

Prevail Conditioning Performance Center was founded by Chris Ecklund, MA, CSCS, USAW, Chief Performance Director.  With over a decade of experience in the Fitness Industry and as a Strength and Performance Coach at the secondary/collegiate/elite level, Prevail Conditioning’s facility and methodology were developed and designed with world class athletes in mind. 

Erin’s Biography
Full Name: Erin Pac
Birth date: May 30, 1980
Main Achievements/Record:
2009-2010 Season
• 6th – Overall World Cup Ranking
• 3rd – Olympic Winter Games, Vancouver 2010

2008-2009 Season
• 9th – Overall World Cup Ranking
* 6th- World Championships, Lake Placid, NY

2007-2008 Season
11th – Overall World Cup Ranking
* 7th- World Championships, Altenberg, Germany

It all started in the gymnasium of her elementary school in Farmington, Ct. Erin was in kindergarten when her gym teacher awarded her the honor of carrying the Olympic torch at the schools Opening Olympic Ceremonies. She went to Farmington high school where she won the Ct state shot put title, won a State title for gymnastics, and played four years of varsity soccer. From there she attended Springfield College in Massachusetts, studying rehabilitation and disabilities studies with a concentration in counseling/casework, while also running track.  Erin competed in the DIII Track & Field Nationals twice in the Heptathlon.

During the summer of 2002, Erin received a phone call from her track coach suggesting that she should try out for the sport of bobsled. For the next three years Erin went on to train and compete with the bobsled team as a pusher/brakeman. Erin set three World Start records, one that held till 2010. When the 2006 Olympic team was announced, Erin's name was not called. She decided to take destiny into her own hands and transition into the driver’s seat with a goal of being a medal contender in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.

As a driver on the World Cup circuit from 2006 to 2010, Erin set three Start records and had five top three finishes. In February of 2010, she achieved her dream and goal of making an Olympic team and went on to win an Olympic Bronze medal.

Boys and Girls Club
632 E Canon Perdido
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Prevail Conditioning Performance Center
Media Contact: Jade Mundell
126 E. Haley St., Ste. A-8
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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