This year our very own, Erika Benitez, flew into Denmark to compete in the ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championships of 2017.
Competing against all other top-ranking athletes from around the globe, such as Anabel Anderson and Fiona Wylde, these races were no easy feat. Erika’s athleticism and dedication to the sport continues to shine through in the SUP world and it radiated in Denmark this year.
At only 17 years of age, Erika qualified to be a challenging competitor in both the Womens’ SUP distance and Womens’ SUP sprint race. She not only finished well but Erika earned herself a ranking of 9th place overall in both races! We have no words to describe the magnitude of our pride in Erika. Her hard work continues to prove to pay off.
We are so proud to have her on our team and to call her, and her dedicated parents, a part of the Brawner family. She is one young athlete to give attention to.