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Ecuador, The Middle of the Earth

Ecuador, The Middle of the Earth

Hey guys I am sorry I haven’t been able to write this article earlier. I have been very busy catching up with everything from my past few trips. I recently got the opportunity to visit Ecuador for my second time and had a blast.

I want to give thanks to Gazzu Hidalgo, who put on that event. He did an amazing job as usual and paintball is definitely growing in South America. They had six more divisional teams then they did the previous year. We had the opportunity to play at a mall owned by one of the kids dads who plays on the team. The event went very smoothly and the players are definitely getting better. I taught a clinic the day before the event with a turnout of about 15-20 players. The competition is definitely growing down there and the players are getting better and better.

The tournament went great and we ended up taking 2nd place against a team called Tsunami which guested Ryan Greenspan. After the tournament I did one of the most scariest and funnest things I have ever done on a trip. We got to experience the highest zip line in Ecuador which was 4500 meters up across an enormous valley gorge. It was the coolest thing I have ever done! I felt like a hawk hunting up that high up in the air. After that we went to Frederico which over looks the whole city of Quito. The view at the top of the cable car was breath taking. I always have a great time down in South America because all of the people are so nice, the food is amazing, and I love teaching clinics down there to help grow our sport.

I can’t wait to go back and I think the next event is in Peru. Hopefully I can climb Machu Picchu which has been on my bucket list for quite some time.

Justin Schwarz

Hello my name is Justin Schwarz and I have been playing professional paintball for about 10 years now. I love traveling the world with my best friends and wouldn't trade it for anything. I am very ambitious, energetic, outgoing, and love doing out door activities. I love paintball and will continue to do my best for the growth of our sport.

  • Peter
    May 25, 2012

    it looks like he’s on top of the earth not the middle of the earth. Nice pic

  • Taylor
    May 26, 2012

    yeah that’s a pretty cool picture

  • Ferdo Livadic
    May 26, 2012

    Good to see the game growing all the time…

  • wei
    May 29, 2012

    do they play paintball over there????

  • James Moeller
    May 30, 2012


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