Meet Eric Cardona of the San Francisco Fire. His job is to excel at bodyweight movements during the match and to basically leverage off of his talents outside of the NPGL as a real life Super Hero…Just see for yourself.
Aside from being a dominant body-weight specialist for the NPGL, Eric Cardona of the San Francisco Fire has a pretty “super” day job.
“Most people don’t know that I’m a superhero. That’s one of my jobs,” Cardona said.
No, he’s not a masked vigilante who fights crime, but he does dress up as well-known superheroes and performs incredible acrobatic stunts for kids during parties.
It’s these body-weight skills that make him a powerful force in GRID, and he loves every minute of the sport.
“What do I love about the sport of GRID? Every aspect of it…the fact that men and women are on the same playing field going head-to-head, that’s awesome,” he said.
The idea of being a role model is what fuels him to keep going.
“Trying to be the best I can be is my motivation. Pushing myself to that next level and being the professional athlete that everyone looks up to and is inspired by,” he said.
Watch the full video now on GRID TV.
Cardona and the Fire will play the Miami Surge on August 22 at TheFitExpo Anaheim. Click here for tickets and information: https://www.npgl.com/matches/surge-vs-fire-at-anaheim-convention-center-2015-08-22
Learn more about GRID, the athletes and the teams at NPGL.com.
GRID is the world’s first professional spectator sport with two co-ed teams racing head-to-head in a two-hour match. It incorporates speed, skill and strategy in a test of endurance through a variety of weightlifting and body-weight elements. Each two-hour match features two 14-person teams (7 women, 7 men, one of each being over 40 years old) going head-to-head in 11 races. GRID has eight NPGL teams: Los Angeles Reign, New York Rhinos, Boston Iron, DC Brawlers, Phoenix Rise, Miami Surge, San Francisco Fire and Baltimore Anthem. Visit NPGL.com for more information, and follow Grid — NPGL on Facebook, @TheGridLeague on Twitter and @GridLeague on Instagram.