Lancer of the Issue: Karington Sebastian
Karington Sebastian, member of the STUNT team and Junior Psychology major
Q: How did you get into stunt?
“I knew I wanted to cheer in college. It wasn’t until my sophomore year of high school that the dance coach said we are introducing this thing called stunt. No one has ever heard of it before. We wanted to be considered a sport, we wanted to be athletes, we wanted to be CIF and from there, I fell in love with the sport in high school.”
Q: What made you choose CBU?
“Brandon was one of the first coaches I met with. I was looking at other schools. He said, ‘OK, give me a call when you’re ready.’ I went and met with the other coaches and realized none of them were as passionate about this sport as I was and I wasn’t about to be more passionate than my coach about a sport that they coach. I realized that Brandon was — if not more — passionate about this sport than I was, and that’s really what drew me to want to be here.”
Q: What is your favorite music before a game?
“My coach, before every single practice, before every single game, he makes us yell that we are ‘CHAMPIONS!’ We do it in front of the entire crowd. We’ll do it before games. We do it in the privacy of our practice rooms. We’ll do it in front of our competitors.”
Q: What is your favorite food before a competition?
“I would probably have to say an iced tea from Starbucks and a bacon egg gouda sandwich. Get some protein, some carbs and caffeine.”
Q: What is the biggest obstacle you have overcome in your athletic career?
“When I was in high school, I would have considered myself a big fish in a little pond. Coming here, I then turned into a small fish in a big pond and learned to adapt. That has been probably one of the most challenging things, only because sometimes it’s hard being on a team that’s so talented. Sometimes you also have to remember yourself that you are talented and that you are there for the same reasons that they are.”