August Athlete of the Month: Carson Padilla
Our August spotlight athlete of the month is Carson Padilla. Carson has been racing with us for about two years, here at Fury Tri Team.
Name: Carson Padilla
Nickname: Kid C
First Tri: Houston Texans Kids Tri at age 8. I thought it would be fun to do. My school PE coach, Coach O, organized a group to go.
Favorite part of triathlon: Sprint finish
Favorite color: Black
Favorite school subject: Computer Coding/Math
Other sports you play: Lacrosse and swimming
Hidden talents: I can turn my tongue into a three leaf clover shape.
Favorite race so far: Towne Lake Youth Tri 2016, when I was 10 (the picture above is him getting to break the tape)
Favorite athlete: Michael Phelps
Ultimate triathlon goal: Ironman Kona!
Future career goal: Neurosurgeon
What else do you want people to know?
Everyone should give triathlon a shot!
Carson is a fierce competitor and can come up with more puns than any kid I have ever met. He is incredibly focused on his academics and active in his school activities and groups.
Now, Carson is working with our partner, Reason2Race, to raise money for a project at the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary in honor of a family friend as he trains and races Kemah Youth Triathlon in October. You can read about it and donate here and help him reach his goal.