With his signature suavehawk and impressive amount of titles and awards, pro beach volleyball player Casey Patterson is a great example of a MITCH man living the life. We asked Casey to share some insider information about his career and grooming routine, and this is what he had to say:
Besides volleyball, what sports do you like to participate in?
I love pretty much every sport. I grew up playing outside on the streets and wherever we could play games.
How did you come up with your catchphrase "BOOM?"
Back in 2009 when I was playing with Ty Loomis I started saying it when I hit. Then fans started saying it when I jump served or attacked the ball.
What is the coolest place that playing beach volleyball has taken you?
Fortunately all over the world but my favorite has been Klagenfurt, Austria. It's the best tournament in the world with the most fans I have ever seen.
How do you stay fit when you’re not competing?
I have a strength and conditioning coach Tim Pelot, who has us doing 3 hour lifting sessions 4 times a week in the offseason. On top of that I have 3 kids who keep me busy the rest of the time!
What keeps you motivated to keep training on days when you feel like taking it easy?
It's harder and harder each year as you play young physical teams who are always out to beat you. That's a big motivation along with the desire to win as many titles as possible during my career.
What’s your post-workout routine?
A 30 minute stretch, ice bath and protein shake.
If you weren’t a professional athlete, what would you do for a living?
I would love to still be involved with sports. Maybe work in sports marketing and branding to develop relationships with professional athletes that fit the brand or company.
What is something that people are surprised to learn about you?
My father works in construction and when I was a young kid I actually helped him remodel parts of John Paul DeJoria’s house in Malibu. It was such a cool day when I signed with Paul Mitchell® because I had that fond memory from years before.
What is your daily grooming routine?
Simple; throw in some Clean Cut® and run my hand through the suavehawk. It’s that simple.
What are your favorite Paul Mitchell products?
The Tea Tree shampoo and conditioner and then style with something from the MITCH line.
Thanks for sharing, Casey!
The Paul Mitchell sports team is made up of a sporty duo that organizes and oversees our sports marketing initiatives, as well as our roster of professional athletes and events. Kalena Nordgaarden and Rachel Hausman are constantly on-the-go, attending one event after the next, and exciting the participants and crowd along the way!