Welcome to Pit Stop, a special feature where we slow things down in the offices of the Akron Racers and give you a chance to learn more about the people off the field and behind the scenes in the Akron Racers organization.
Meet Justin Marquardt, a 23 year old recent graduate of the University of Akron. Justin is a public relations intern with the Akron Racers and has also dabbled in partnerships.
Do you play a musical instrument? If so, what is it?
No. I would like to learn the drums or guitar one day for the crazy music I listen to.
What sport are you best at?
Soccer and Baseball
What is your favorite TV show?
What are your 3 biggest pet peeves?
Leaving lights on when you leave a room, guys who wear flip-flops when they are not at the beach, anyone who calls them self a Steelers fan (Band-wagon fan) and have lived in Ohio there whole life.
What was your first car?
1999 Dodge Neon, until I crashed it….
Where did you go to college & what did you study?
University of Akron, studied Sports Management
Do you have any pets?
I have two dogs, chocolate lab named Lucy and a terrier mix named Coco.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Working for a Major League Baseball team.
How did you get started working in sports?
I was an Akron Aeros food & beverage intern last summer.
Do you have any hidden talents?
Nothing that comes to mind….
What famous actor would play you in a movie?
Where is your favorite place to vacation?
Do you have any weird habits?
I have to do the dishes before I go to bed every night.
Who have you met that is famous?
Jonathan Davis of the band Korn
Do you collect anything?
Band shirts (no matter how crazy they look)
Aside from working with the Racers, what is the best job you’ve ever had?
Being a referee for morning soccer games in my hometown.
If you weren’t working in sports, what would you want to be doing?
Working in the music industry.
Favorite restaurant in Ohio?
Favorite 2011 Racers memory?
Becoming an Akron Racers intern.
What are you most looking forward to during the 2012 Racers season?
I look forward to working for them and watching all the new draft picks we selected.
Favorite baseball team?
NPF Championship Series – Who is in it, who is winning it?
Racers vs. Bandits, Akron Racers of course!
5 things most people don’t know about you:
I was hit by a car, made WWF wrestling videos when I was a kid with my friend, was in a fraternity, I owned a Chinchilla was I was a kid, Music is my other passion besides sports.
Sports in High School?
Soccer and Baseball
Finish this sentence: Growing up my fantasy job was:
Being a WWF Wrestler.
My favorite bands/singers/musicians are?
Favorite bands are Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men and A Day to Remember