Aug. 3, 2012
NAME: Wave Ryder
HOMETOWN: Kaneohe Hawaii
FAVORITE MEAL: Spicy tuna roll
FAVORITE TEAM GROWING UP: Green Bay Packers
FAVORITE PLAYER GROWING UP: Troy Polamalu
YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW THAT I: Like to cook.
TO RELAX I LIKE TO: Go to the beach and watch movies.
RIGHT NOW MY SERVICE SELECTION WOULD BE: Aviation.
WHAT HAS SURPRISED ME THE MOST ABOUT THE ACADEMY IS: The people who attend the Academy.
AFTER MY SERVICE COMMITMENT I HOPE TO BE: Live back home in the islands.
IF I COULD EAT DINNER WITH ANYONE IN HISTORY IT WOULD BE: King Kamehameha
MY FAVORITE COACH NIUMATALOLO SAYING IS: "CTR-Choose The Right"
IF I COULD BE ANYONE IN HISTORY I WOULD BE (NAME AND WHY): Duke Kahanamoku, because he was a role model for the Hawaiian people.
IN HIGH SCHOOL I DREAMED OF BEING: In the NFL.
IF I COULD TRADE PLACES WITH ONE OF MY TEAMMATES IT WOULD BE (NAME AND WHY): Mike Huf because he got "game"
IF I COULD BE COACH FOR A DAY I WOULD: Team film session watching "Remember the Titans"
WHEN MY PARENTS ARE IN TOWN I LIKE TO: Spend as much time with them as possible.
ON MY IPOD IS: SOJA
MY FAVORITE SUMMER VACATION WAS: Camping on the beach in Hawaii with my family and friends
MY FAVORITE MEAL IN KING HALL IS: Buffalo Chicken sandwiches
MY FIRST THOUGHT STEPPING ON THE NAVAL ACADEMY CAMPUS WAS: This is a really nice campus.
WHAT I LOVE ON GAME DAY IS:
The pregame anticipation and excitement
MY FAVORITE CLASS IS (NAME AND WHY): French because it is something new for me.
THE FIRST TIME I RAN OUT OF THE TUNNEL AT NAVY-MARINE CORPS I: Was amazed with the jets flying over as we ran out.
THE WORD THAT BEST DESCRIBES A NAVY FOOTBALL PLAYER IS: Relentless