Rodrigo Terpins

Internationally renowned really driver, Rodrigo Terpins, hails from Brazil and is a member of the Bull Sertões Rally Team. Terpins has particiapted in many rally races across the Brazilian circuit as well as in other surrounding nations. Competing principally at the T1 prototype Rally Racing division, Terpin recently finished seventh place in the twenty-second championship edition of the Sertões Rally. This is the largest off-road rally race in all of Brazil and also one of the most competitive in the world.

Rodrigo Terpins took the seventh, and another member of his racing team Fabrício Bianchini, took the eighth places out of the 38 highly competitive drivers present. The race involved lots of driving skill as many parts of the race were treacherous in that the course included dangerous curves taken at high speed. This year’s course was rated as one of the most difficult attempted in recent years.

Michel Terpin, the brother of Rodrigo, and member of the Bull Sertões Rally Team as well, over-turned his car during this rally showing the inherent difficult level of this championship. Rodrigo related that the first day of the rally consisted on several types of terrain. The course consisted of muddy tracks that were very demanding on him as a driver. Although muddy and dangerous, he was able to perform normally and even overtake several very challenging competitors. He took advantage where possible, but did not overtax the vehicle’s suspension too much and tried to drive cautiously while adapting himself to the demands of the car’s equipment.

Rodrigo and his team besides finishing high in this rally also received a related environmental award for their socially conscious devotion to energy conservation. He received the Carbon Free seal, as a part of the Green Initiative, an environmental awareness campaign to which he participates. He and his rally team accomplished earning this award by offsetting their combined carbon emissions by planting a grove of trees that would trap the equivalent amount of carbon that they released during their participation in the Sertões Rally.


Yanni Hufnagel About His Stint With The California Golden Bears

Yanni Hufnagel is a former college basketball coach, being considered at one point one of the top young assistants in the United States. He served the role of assistant coach for the University of California, Berkley, and prior to that, he had stopped at Vanderbilt, Oklahoma, and Harvard.


Before being regarded as a top recruiter in college basketball, Hufnagel worked in broadcasting when he was 16 years old, acting as a color analyst during local broadcasts. Ed Cohen, a former partner of Hufnagel, who is now a play-by-play commentator for the Rutgers women, mentioned how Hufnagel’s analysis was unusual for a 16 years old, showing a lot of knowledge and using phrases such as ‘nickel-dimer’ and breaking down how teams were pushing the tempo or defending.


Later on, he worked at Cornell as a student manager, but according to him he only committed to coaching when he went to Oklahoma when he was 23 years old. There, he worked for two seasons alongside Blake Griffin, and under Jeff Capel.

In his opinion, you have to get lucky with the people and players you are around in the business. He states that working with Blake Griffin and Jeff Capel was a major key that turned the engine for him, as it was important for him to see and appreciate early on their work ethic.

Yanni Hufnagel’s first real experience as a recruiter and coach was during a four-year stint at Harvard, where he worked under Tommy Amaker and thrived on forming relationships with athletes, especially those from the West Coast. Afterward, he spent a season at Vanderbilt, but he had the opportunity to move to California when the coach of New Golden Bears, Cuonzo Martin, offered him a job in April of 2014.


The offer was a surprise for Hufnagel, and he considered it a push forward in his pursuit and decided to jump at the opportunity. He noted that by taking the spot he put himself in a position where he could have more job opportunities in the future if they present themselves, but that his first priority upon moving was helping coach Cuonzo Martin.