He grew up in a small town in Oregon while she grew up down the road in Saskatchewan, Canada. He is a tirelessly hard worker with no fear and she is an ultra-fierce competitor that doesn’t take no for an answer. Together they are Ashton and Brianne Eaton… They met for the first time on Brianne’s recruiting trip to the University of Oregon. He thought she was the coolest girl he’d ever had a conversation with. After over 5 months together (part of which was at the Pan-American Games in Brazil…no big deal) Ashton finally mustered up enough courage to ask Brianne out, and the rest is history. The two were married in 2013 and have since been busy traveling for competitions and training for the 2016 Olympics Games.
When the time came for us to hit the road again after spending Christmas at home with our families, I set my alarm for 5:30am. I woke up before everyone else, smuggled the newly purchased diamond ring outside and began to search for a well-hidden, yet easily accessible place to hide a small black box in a 2-door Jeep Wrangler. I thought about the jack compartment, but contemplated how to maneuver it if we actually got a flat tire. With black duct tape I decided to secure the ring up under my seat—a stealth job James Bond would have been proud of.
Lupus Awareness month came to a close last week but here at QALO our heart is to see the battle against Lupus continue long past the month of May. This is why we wanted to talk with former member of the US Women’s National Team and Olympic soccer player, Shannon Boxx. Her amazing career features 3 gold medals while playing in 4 World Cups before ultimately retiring after a recent World Cup win in 2015.