Merrill Moses 2012 USA Men's Olympic Waterpolo Team. Photo courtesy of USA Water Polo.
FIREWORKS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT is excited to announce representation of Olympic silver medalist Merrill Moses!
The 35-year-old Merrill, goalkeeper of the USA Olympic water polo team, helped lead the USA to its second-place finish in the 2008 Olympics. Now he’s back for more, and won’t be satisfied with less than gold. As noted on his NBC Olympics profile, “I play to win,” says Merrill.
From his profile: “Merrill Moses is one of the top goalkeepers in all of water polo, leading by example and his vocal chords; he’s constantly directing his teammates from his spot in front of the net. He calls himself very intimidating and even during intra-squad practices he’ll try to get in his teammates’ heads when they’re trying to score on him.”
This past weekend, Merrill and his 11 blocks were a key factor in the USA’s defeat of three-time defending Olympic champion Hungary, in what might be seen as a precursor to the upcoming London Games.
Merrill’s favorite Olympic memory? “The No. 1 thing, which I don’t think people realize, is how special it is walking it into [the] Opening Ceremony and hearing the crowd and seeing all the people in all the different countries. That’s a crazy Olympic moment.”
Read more about Merrill here and here, enjoy his “Model Olympian” slideshow here — and get ready to cheer for Merrill and his teammates in July!