X-Men cross country runner Calvin DeWolfe is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Calvin is a fourth year Arts student from Bridgewater, N.S.
My favorite moment to date as a StFX student-athlete is…?
I've had a number of great memories wearing the X Men uniform, but crossing the line at the 2015 AUS Cross Country Championship as a podium finisher and AUS All-Star takes the cake. The year before I had finished eighth and missed the All-Star team by one spot, so the race represented a moment where, as an individual, I saw a lot of hard work come together in a performance that I'd known I was capable of but hadn't been able to pull off.
If I could be StFX President for one day I would…?
Can I be a professor for one day instead? (Definitely the better gig).
A unique talent or skill I have is…?
I've been known to rock out to Barry Manilow's 'Copacabana' on team karaoke nights.
My biggest pet peeve is…?
Slow drivers; lazy people; close-minded people.
My favorite childhood memory is…?
My family took a trip to Universal Studios when I was 6. I was excited to go on a dinosaur ride, but I was a bit apprehensive at the same time; I really wanted to see the "friendly dinosaurs" up close, but was terrified of seeing any of the "mean ones". In the end, my mom accidently dragged me on a Jurassic Park Flume Ride which involved getting launched through the gaping moth of TRex and then dropping 84 ft. while being soaked with water the entire time. I was absolutely traumatized at the time, but can appreciate how hilariously wrong everything went today.
My dream job is…?
Any job that is intellectually engaging, pays fairly well, and allows for a degree of autonomy. The list may be shorter than I think…
Something interesting about my hometown is…?
I'm from a community of around 250 people located just outside Bridgewater. Within the past few years alone, that community has generated three national team athletes and six CIS or NCAA athletes competing in several sports.
Class: Any philosophy course.
Place to Study: Schwartz.
Summer activity: Running; reading; being with friends.
Disney Movie: Star Wars Episode VII.
Social Media: Twitter – don't give in to Instagram!
TV show: House of Cards; The Newsroom.
Vacation spot: Paris; Prague.
Singer/Band: Tame Impala; Cage the Elephant.
Item of clothing: Do running shoes count??
Pro sports team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Pro sports athlete: Ryan O'Regan (he recently picked up a sponsorship deal, please send inquiries to his agent).