Cameras Continue to Roll at Huggo’s

2011 Ironman World Championship hopeful Ronnie Schildknecht,left, on the "Breakfast with Bob" Talk Show at Huggo's today.

To hear his story, it may sound as though 32-year-old, five time champion of the Ironman Switzerland, 4th place finisher in the 2008 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, and one of the few tennis players on earth to take 8 games in two sets off fellow countryman and tennis super star Rodger Federer has done it all. Well, he’s done a lot, but not it all…his quest is cross the line first at an Ironman World Championship! Could be 2011 is his year to do just that. Stay tuned for race day results this Saturday. In the meantime, what’s this stuff about Rodger Federer? Ronnie Schildknecht’s childhood sport was tennis and he was a highly gifted junior player — that’s when he faced fellow junior player Federer across the net. But then he put down his racquet at age 16 and took up ice hockey. He didn’t begin competing in triathlons until age 21 — he’s now 32 and hungry for the big win! These days he continues to bump into Federer when he’s at home in Switzerland, but now it’s in line at their local grocery store, not on the tennis courts! Schildknecht was one of the featured guests on the “Breakfast with Bob” talk show today which is being hosted at Huggo’s every morning this week. Interviews begin at about 9 a.m. and are open to the public…but hurry, last one is tomorrow! See you there!

Five time Ironman Switzerland champion Ronnie Schildknecht with Huggo's Executive Chef Ken Schloss.