The Grind -Waterfowl TV
Pro Staff Hunter
The Grind is a show about the traditional and heritage rich sport of waterfowl hunting.
Meet the members of "The Grind"
Benelli: How long have you been a Benelli ambassador and what does it mean to you to be associated with Benelli?
Ricky: 5 years, Benelli is a leader when it comes to waterfowl shotguns and to have a relationship with their team along with the ability to promote their brand is a humbling experience.
Benelli: How long have you been hunting or shooting and what got you into this sport?
Ricky: 36 years I have been in the sport of waterfowl, my dad started taking me on hunts when I was 5 and started pulling the trigger at the legal age of 12 in Michigan.
Benelli: If you could only have one Benelli firearm, what would it be and why?
Ricky: Benelli BEST Ethos Cordoba, it feels much like a traditional SBE 1 or 2 but has the upgraded feel with the carbon fiber rib and unmatched durability with the BEST treatment.
Benelli: What is your career highlight or achievement?
Ricky: Outside of becoming a father to (2) wonderful girls, it would be working for Lucky Duck as a Sales Manger for the past 9 years along side our owners to help foster growth, build a quality team, and expand products into other categories such as pet and predator hunting.
Physical Strength or Mental Strength? Mental
Time travel: into the past or into the future? Past
Cannonball into a pool or dip toe in first? Ehhhh Jackknife
Sleep in or Nap? Sleep
Chuck Norris or Bruce Lee? Chuck
Pineapple Pizza or Candy Corn? Pineapple Pizza
Ketchup or Ranch? Ranch
Funny story or one-liner? One-liner
Air guitar or air drums? Air Drums
Apple or Android? Apple
Loud neighbors or Nosey neighbors? Loud
Beer or Bourbon? Bourbon
Benelli: What are the three least-likely words that someone would use to describe you?
Ricky: Quiet, Type B, misleading
Benelli: How is your radio tuned? Country, Rock, Rap, Oldies? Any guilty pleasures?
Ricky: Country, Master P is a part of my throwback jams
Benelli: What is your favorite Holiday and why?
Ricky: Fourth of July, my daughter and I share the same birthday, July 2nd, so we cook out and enjoy the warmer weather.
Benelli: What is your favorite movie of all time and why?
Ricky: Major League, humor mixed with my favorite sport, baseball
Benelli: What is one subject you would like to learn more about?
Ricky: Emotional intelligence
Benelli: Show us your phone background and tell us why you picked this image?
Ricky: My family, they help me drive to be a better person, work hard on a daily basis, and because I travel a lot it’s a quick visual escape.
Benelli: What is a weird or interesting fact you know?
Ricky: Walnut syrup is better than maple syrup