I’m Brandon “The Hulk” Cook. I live in Corvallis, OR where I work as a tile and masonry apprentice. My first real experience with dodgeball was on hot pavement as an elementary school child in P.E. class. I was hit out and while walking to the queue line a stray ball came across my body and broke my right thumb. After that, I avoided the sport whenever possible and tried to get out of playing it.
As a freshman at Oregon State University I was introduced to real competitive dodgeball when I happened upon the Oregon State Dodgeball Club. I started out throwing 8.5 inch rubber balls at 35 mph. Learning and playing with the Club forced me to improve quickly.
Kevin Pack has always been my biggest mentor. At practices he would be tougher on me than most people. He would pick on my flaws and force me to adapt and improve. He worked with me individually on throwing mechanics and techniques. Ultimately, my goal in dodgeball is to become the best player I can be.
My strengths are performing Sacrifice attacks, drawing aggro from the other team while allowing teammates to breathe, and throwing ambidextrously. I am both honored and thoroughly excited to have the chance to represent my country playing for Team USA.