TEAM BRAZIL is best known as one of the top windsurfing clubs in the country. However, taking advantage of their easy access to water by the Guarapiranga Dam in São Paulo and their proximity to the ocean, they have expanded their range of watersports. Last year, outrigger paddling was added to that list and Team Brazil has taken off since, proof that this traditional Polynesian sport continues to expand and thrive in South America.
Brazil has no lack of athletes who excel in a variety of sports. Thus, it should be no surprise that the men who form the crew of Cavalera Team Brazil consist of experienced athletes who have proven themselves time and again not only in their own country but also on the international stage.
Cavalera Team Brazil will join a lineup of nearly sixty teams in New York Harbor competing in the Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge hosted by New York Outrigger. They will be competing in the Mens Open Division.
Rafael “Leão” (Seat 1)
2007 and 2009 World Rafting Champion, 2008/2009/2010 European Rafting Champion, Member of the Brazilian OC6 Champion Crew – 2002/2003/2010, Member of the South American OC6 Champion Crew – 2002/2010.
Luiz Carlos “Animal” (Seat 2)
Rafting European Champion, OC6 Brazilian Champion, OC1 Brazilian Champion, SUP Brazilian Champion.
Rodrigo Ache (Seat 3)
Head Equities Manager by day and still an accomplished athlete with medals in ocean sailing, outrigger paddling, kitesurfing, windsurfing and adventure racing. A former national Jiu-jitsu champion, he is currently training athletes for the London Olympics.
Alan Reynol (Seat 4)
2010 European Rafting Champion, Member of the Brazilian OC6 Champion Crew, OC1 Brazilian Champion.
Lucio Del Ciello (Seat 5)
Competitor in adventure racing, long distance trail running and outrigger canoe. 2012 Volta a Ilha de Santo Amaro Champion (77km) OC6 Master.
Sergio Prieto (Steersperson)
2007/2009 Rafting World Champion, 2008/2009/2010 Rafting European Champion, Member of Brazilian OC6 Champion Crew – 2002/2003/2010.