Meet Eric 'AceQuad' Brix, your SCOOP Leaderboard champion

Rick Dacey

Eric Brix grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul called White Bear Lake in Minnesota. It was a typical middle class town in which Brix spent a lot of time fishing, waterskiing, quad biking and wrestling, a sport in which he competed at school for nine years. Anytime during that idyllic upbringing it's doubtful it would have occurred to Brix that a few years down the line he'd be living in Cancun, a 28-year-old furiously clicking the refresh button on his computer, sat next to his Mexican wife, desperately hoping to see confirmation that he'd been crowned the best player of a 16-day, 132-event tournament series which had paid out more than $75 million.