Tuesday, June 15, 2010
DJs Produce's Robert Terra is News Sentinel Athlete of the Week
By Lodi News-Sentinel Staff
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Accomplishment: Robert Terra, a 13-year-old incoming eighth grader at Millswood Middle School, recently won the season opener of the TBF Racing's Tri-For-Kids at Rancho Seco Park.
Terra completed the 150-yard swim, 4-mile bike ride and one-mile run in a time of 22 minutes, 6 seconds, to place first in a field that featured nearly 150 kids.
Family: Guy and Michelle Terra, parents; one brother and one sister.
Favorite sport: Cycling, because it's fun.
"Even when I'm tired it's fun," Terra said.
Favorite athlete: Belgian cyclist Tom Boonen.
"He's one of the best (cycling) sprinters in the world," Terra said of Boonen, whom he met at the Tour of California this year.
Best sports moment: Winning the Scott Tinley's Adventures Triathlon last year in San Luis Obispo.
Worst sports moment: Terra says his baseball team lost in the championship game last year and the score wasn't close.
Favorite hobbies: Riding his bike and swimming.
Favorite subject: Social studies.
Would like to meet: Swiss cyclist Fabian Cancellara.
"A lot of people like him," Terra said.
Favorite local restaurant: Avenue Grill. Terra said his favorite dish is the strawberry French toast.
Dream vacation: Brussels, Belgium.
"Belgium is one of the top cycling countries in the world," Terra said.
Must-see tv: "River Monsters" on the Animal Planet channel.
Plans: To be a pro cyclist.
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Thank you Rocket Sports Racing Sponsors: DJs Produce, Wild West Designs, Riding for John, Stockton Bicycle Club, Delta Velo, In-Shape Health Clubs, Fuller Cycling, and City Bicycles of Lodi.
About Rocket Sports Foundation, Inc.: RSFI, is a not for profit corporation, is a group of athletes, volunteers and mentors committed to making bicycling and other endurance sports a fun and lifelong activity for people of all ages. Our activities help support two local youth cycling causes: the JETS (Junior Elite Talent Squad) which is composed of licensed junior USA Cycling and USA Triathlon athletes and the Sprocket Rockets, a recreational cycling program dedicated to helping children develop new friendships and healthy habits while learning cycling safety.
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