Name: Yosh Rau
Born: April 15, 1982 in Sebastopol, CA
Live: San Diego, CA
Best paintball moment: Winning cars with the Ironkids in 2000 and traveling with the Ironkids pack to Hawaii.
Worst paintball moment: The closing of Mare Island Paintball in Vallejo, CA.
Paintball idol: Rich Telford
Favorite bands: Social Distortion, Tiger Army, Tool, Muse, Godspeed You Black Emperor
Favorite Movies: American Psycho, Last of the Mohicans, Gangs of New York, First Blood, Event Horizon, Tombstone,
Favorite foods: Bluewater Fish Company, Sushi Ota, Yakitori Yakyudori, Tender Greens, Roscoe’s
Previous teams: A-Team(Northern California), Lofty, Kapp, Ironkids, Joy Division, Ironmen
First paintball experience: Paintball Hill in Lake County, California- I played at my brothers birthday party when I was 14. I walked for what felt like 10 miles through the brush and never even found anybody to shoot at.
Words of Wisdom: Respect thy elders. HAHAHA!
Favorite thing about paintball: I love the travel that is involved with playing on a professional team. I’ve been to so many amazing places and have been lucky to share that experience with my best friends.
What do you do when you’re not playing paintball: Play golf, disc and ball / camping and hiking / construction with Indian Jon
Other sports: Golf, ultimate frisbee
Pets: Mongo the mastiff
Role Model growing up: Matt and Nate
If you could meet anyone who and why: John Rambo- I think it’s pretty clear why.
Favorite place you’ve been and why: Bali, Indonesia – We have such great hosts and friends there. Bali is a strangely magical place.
Place you’d most like to go: Valhalla
Favorite video game: Photo Hunt
Favorite Tournament: Spyder Cup
Other interesting stuff: “But then they danced down the street like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I’ve been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes, “Awwww!” – Kerouac
Websites you like: Sloshspot.com