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Samantha Stosur Advances to Her First Final This Season


STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Third-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to her first final this season with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 win over Sloane Stephens at the Strasbourg International Friday.

Stosur, a former French Open finalist, is hitting form at the right time, with the clay-court Grand Slam tournament starting on Sunday at Roland Garros.

Next up for Stosur will be Kristina Mladenovic, who won an all-French semifinal when Virginie Razzano retired with an abdominal injury while trailing 6-3, 1-2.

The 26th-ranked Stosur is bidding for her seventh career title, her first since winning in Osaka last year.

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NBC Sports Group Presents the 2015 AVP Tour


NBC SPORTS GROUP TO SERVE UP FIRST TELECAST OF 2015 AVP TOUR WEDNESDAY AT 12 AM ET ON NBCSN
Stamford, Conn. – May 22, 2015 – NBC Sports Group and The AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will present the AVP New Orleans Open, the first AVP Tour telecast of the 2015 season, this Wednesday at 12 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

NBCSN’s telecast will kick off the AVP’s 2015 season, as beach volleyball’s biggest stars take to the sand in Laketown in Kenner, La. for three days of main draw play, May 22-24. Players scheduled to compete include three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and her partner, silver medalist April Ross; two-time Olympian Jake Gibb and his partner, Casey Patterson; Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser and his partner, two-time Olympian Sean Rosenthal; and rising stars Theo Brunner, Tri Bourne, Summer Ross, Emily Day, Lane Carico.

Coverage of the AVP New Orleans Open will mark the first two hours of more than 17 hours of AVP Tour coverage airing on NBC and NBCSN in 2015, and the first event as part of the AVP’s and NBC Sports Group’s new multi-year media rights agreement.

Veteran broadcaster Paul Sunderland (play-by-play), Olympic gold medalist Dain Blanton (analyst), and beach volleyball Olympian and three-time All-American Kevin Wong (analyst) will be onsite to call the action from New Orleans. Blanton, Wong and Chris Marlowe (play-by-play) will manage duties for all other AVP telecasts on NBC and NBCSN this season.

NBC Sports Group’s schedule for the 2015 AVP Tour (all times ET, subject to change):

Date Time Network Event
Wednesday, May 27* 12 – 2 a.m. NBCSN AVP New Orleans Open
Saturday, June 20 4 – 6 p.m. NBC FIVB St. Petersburg Grand Slam
Sunday, June 21 2 – 4 p.m. NBCSN FIVB St. Petersburg Grand Slam
Sunday, June 21 4 – 6 p.m. NBC FIVB St. Petersburg Grand Slam
Sunday, July 19 1:30 – 3 p.m. NBC AVP New York City Open
Sunday, August 9 4:30 – 6 p.m. NBC AVP Seattle Open
Sunday, August 16 4:30 – 6 p.m. NBC AVP Manhattan Beach Open
Sunday, August 30 4:30 – 6 p.m. NBC AVP Chicago Open
Sunday, September 6 7 – 9 p.m. NBCSN AVP Cincinnati Open
Sunday, September 13 3 – 4:30 p.m. NBCSN AVP Huntington Beach Open

* – Coverage will air at 7 pm ET if NHL Playoffs coverage is not necessary.

As announced in April, the AVP and NBC Sports Group’s new partnership is the most comprehensive media partnership in Tour history. It returns the country’s premier professional beach volleyball tour, entering its 33rd year, to the network that first televised the AVP 25 years ago, and calls for 17.5 hours of coverage in 2015, 10 on NBC and 7.5 on NBCSN, plus live streaming on NBC Sports Live Extra.

Coverage will include the men’s and women’s finals of all seven regular-season tournaments. In addition, NBC and NBCSN will feature the finals and early-round coverage of an AVP-run tournament on the international FIVB (Federation International de Volleyball) World Tour within the United States. Encore presentations of select telecasts will air on Universal Sports Network.

Marlowe, a veteran of four consecutive Olympic telecasts on NBC, called play-by-play for NBC’s coverage of beach volleyball at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games and at every major volleyball event since 1981 – including the AVP Tour when it was last televised on NBC. A talented indoor and beach player, Marlowe won eight tournaments on the sand, including two prestigious AVP Manhattan Beach Opens, and captained the gold medal-winning United States Olympic Volleyball team in 1984.

Two-time Olympian Blanton won beach volleyball gold at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney with partner Eric Fonoimoana and is one of the most decorated players in AVP Tour history.

Wong made his pro beach volleyball debut on the AVP Tour in 1995. He represented the U.S. at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and notched seven career victories on the AVP before retiring from competition in 2009. In 2012, he served as NBC’s beach volleyball analyst, alongside Marlowe, at the Summer Games in London.



Lindsey Valenzuela Inks New Partnership


CytoSport Monster Series made their presence known at the 2015 Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio with a new look and a “rebirth” of their speciality brand. Until this year there was never a clear identity to the brand but rather a series of products ranging from Monster Amino, Monster Mass and the popular Monster Milk. It was obvious at the Arnold Expo that the CytoSport had regrouped and reinvested in becoming a serious player in the specialty category.

A look at the #CytoMonster Series. Look for them in stores soon. #monsterisreborn

A photo posted by CytoSport Monster (@cytomonster) on

This week the California based supplement brand reinforced their commitment to being a serious player by signing top CrossFit athlete Lindsey Valenzuela. While the terms of the sponsorship weren’t disclosed it appears she will play an active role in the brand’s marketing and advertising.

Lindsey went from being a spectator to a CrossFit Games participant in a few short years. In 2013, she solidified her position as an elite CrossFit athlete with a second place finish at the Reebok CrossFit Games. This year, she’s ranked as one of the top California Regional competitors and considered the favorite to win the Regional competition. A strong showing this weekend will put her in CrossFit Games title contention.

Lindsey Valenzuela CytosportPhoto Via Lindsey Valenzuela/Cytosport Monster Series

Lindsey shared, “I’m extremely happy to be a CytoSport Monster athlete. One of the things I paid more attention to this year was my nutrition and supplementation. It’s important to properly fuel your body and take the time to recover if you want to be an elite athlete. CytoSport Monster Series is a supplement brand I can trust and I couldn’t be happier with this partnership. I’m excited for the Regionals and thankful for their belief in me.”

You can follow Lindsey on Facebook (LiftLikeLindsey), Instagram and Twitter, or her website on www.wodshop.com. For more information on the new CytoSport Monster Series check out their Facebook, Instagram @cytomonster, Twitter, and cytosportmonster.com. The newly released products are currently available on VitaminShoppe.com and in a variety of stores.

The California Regional will begin on Friday May 22nd with the finals concluding on May 24th. The women with the top five points qualify for a trip to Carson City, CA for the 2015 CrossFit Games. For more information visit games.crossfit.com.



Ronda Rousey on HBO Real Sports


Ronda Rousey HBO Real Sports
“It makes me feel way better than is someone told me I was pretty.” That was Ronda Rousey’s response to HBO Real Sports correspondent Jon Frankel when he mentions that Sports Illustrated named her the best pound for pound fighter (man or woman) in the UFC. HBO Real Sports tackles gender stereo types and how Ronda Rousey is changing the conversation.

Real Sports premieres tonight (May 19) 10pm ET on HBO.

This wasn’t the first time Rousey was on HBO Real Sports. She appeared on the show in 2013 before



2015 CrossFit® South Regional Women’s Results


2015 CrossFit South Regional
Camille LeBlanc was in the lead heading into the third and final day of the CrossFit South Regionals by 33 points. She continued her winning ways by dominating Event 6. She set the event record with a time of 13:49.1. Coming in second was Natalie Newhart who was neck and neck with Camille until the final round. Natalie finished under the 16 minute time cap with a time of 14:41.2. Rounding out the top three in Event 6 was Tiffany Hendrickson with a time of 15:02.5

Women’s Event 6 – Time Cap: 16 Minutes
Five Rounds For Time:
• 25-Calorie Row
• 16 Chest-to-bar Pull-Ups
• 9 Strict Deficit Handstand Push-ups

2015 CrossFit South Regional Event 6 Results:
1. Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet
2. Natalie Newhart
3. Tiffany Hendrickson
4. Amanda Goodman
5. Rachel Garibay
6. Jenn Jones
7. Chely Galvan
8. Alexis Johnson
9. Jaime Gold
10T Tylinn Rashan
10T Tatiana Rebane

Camille has a comfortable lead heading into the seventh and final event. The fifth and final qualifying spot will be the one to watch. Only the top five women with the highest points will head to the 2015 CrossFit Games.

2015 Overall Points CrossFit South Regional WomenAfter Event 6
1. Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet (555 Points)
2. Margauex Alvarez (487 Points)
3. Jenn Jones (474 Points)
4. Amanda Goodman (457 Points)
5. Whitney Cappellucci (397 Points)
6. Natalie Newhart (388 Points)
7. Maddy Myers (388 Points)
8. Tiffany Hendrickson (380 Points)
9. Tennil Reed (377 Points)
10. Brista Mayfield (374 Points)

Amanda Goodman turned things up a notch in the final event and set the Event record. In doing so she won the event and moved up into the third place spot in the overall standings. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet finished Event 7 in second place and cruised to a victory in the overall point standings. Coming in fourth in the event and second overall was Margie Alvarez. Jenn Jones finished the overall standings in fourth. The fifth and final overall spot went to Maddy Myers. Myers was in 7th heading into the final event but an impressive third place finish launched her into that fifth and final qualifying spot.

Women’s Event 7 – Time Cap: 6 Minutes
• 15 Muscle-Ups
• 1 Squat Clean – 135bs
• 1 Squat Clean – 145lbs
• 1 Squat Clean – 155lbs
• 1 Squat Clean – 165lbs
• 1 Squat Clean – 15lbs

2015 CrossFit South Regional Event 7 Results:
1. Amanda Goodman 1:21.0
2. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet 1:29.6
3. Maddy Myers 1:29.9
4. Margaux Alvarez 1:53.0
5. Tiffany Hendrickson 2:03.0
6. April Digiannantonio 2:13.6
7. Alexis Johnson 2:14.9
8. Whitney Cappellucci 2:15.3
9. Alexandra LaChance 2:18.5
10. Jaime Gold 2:20.3

2015 CrossFit® South Regional Women’s Overall Results:
1. Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet (650 Points)
2. Margauex Alvarez (572 Points)
3. Amanda Goodman (557 Points)
4. Jenn Jones (539 Points)
5. Maddy Myers (478 Points)

For complete results visit games.crossfit.com.

Read more from Day 2’s competition.



2015 Women’s CrossFit® Atlantic Regional – Results


2015 CrossFit Atlantic Regionals
Heading into third and final day of competition, Anna Tunnicliffe held a 12 point lead. Emily Bridgers had a slow start in day one but turned up the intensity in day two. She was in second place heading into the sixth event with Same Briggs nipping at her Reebok Nano’s. Heading into the final heat only Hannah Richards finished Event 6 under the 16 minute time cap.

It was neck and neck between Briggs and Bridgers in Event 6. Bridgers slowed during the rowing portion of the even but made up time in the chest-to-bar pull-ups and handstand push-ups. The opposite was true for Sam Briggs who cruised through the Calorie row but slowed a bit by the time she made her way to the handstand push-ups portion. Ultimately the Atlanta favorite, Bridgers pulled away for the victory in a time of 14:01.4. Sam Briggs finished under the cap with a time of 15:22.5 and coming in third was Hannah Richards with 15:59.0. It looked as if Richards came up just short of the time cap but it was overturned. Cassidy Lance and Anna Tunnicliffe tied for fourth.

Heading into the seventh and final event the overall standings…

2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Overall Standings (through 6 Events)
1. Emily Bridgers (517 Points)
2. Anna Tunnicliffe (514 Points)
3. Sam Briggs (504 Points)
4. Cassidy Lane (470 Points)
5. Whitney Gelin (410 Points)
6. Alea Helmick (382 Points)
7. Christy Adkins (376 Points)
8. Caroline Dardini (358 Points)
9. Lindsay Eder (356 Points)
10. Gretchen Kittelberger (345 Points)

Women’s Event 6 – Time Cap: 16 Minutes
Five Rounds For Time:
• 25-Calorie Row
• 16 Chest-to-bar Pull-Ups
• 9 Strict Deficit Handstand Push-ups

2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Event 6 Results
1. Emily Bridgers
2. Sam Briggs
3. Hannah Richards
4T Cassidy Lance
4T Anna Tunnicliffe
5. Lauren Truskwoski
6. Lindsay Eder
7. Alanna Colon
8. Rachel Krumm
9. Caroline Dardini
10. Corrinna Benz

Emily Bridgers finished the weekend winning four of the last five events. She finished the 7th event in the number one spot and earned another trip the CrossFit Games in Carson, California. Emily finished 15 seconds ahead of Christy Adkins with a time of 1:33.9 in Event 7. Caroline Dardini was third and Alea Hemlick in fourth. Rounding out the top five in the final event was Sam Briggs. After the competition conclude, Briggs shared that she would be heading into surgery and had been competing on a broken foot.

Women’s Event 7 – Time Cap: 6 Minutes
• 15 Muscle-Ups
• 1 Squat Clean – 135bs
• 1 Squat Clean – 145lbs
• 1 Squat Clean – 155lbs
• 1 Squat Clean – 165lbs
• 1 Squat Clean – 15lbs

2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Event 7 Results
1. Emily Bridgers
2. Christy Adkins
3. Caroline Dardini
4. Alea Helmick
5. Sam Briggs
6. Sarabeth Phillips
7. Whitney Gelin
8. Cassidy Lance
9. Allan Colon
10. Corinna Benz

The top five from each regional qualify for the 2015 CrossFit Games in July. Emily, Sam, Anna and Cassidy have all been to the Games before. This will be Whitney Gelin’s first trip to the CrossFit Games. Your final standings in the Atlantic Regional.

2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Overall Final Standings
1. Emily Bridgers (617 Points)
2. Sam Briggs (584 Points)
3. Anna Tunnicliffe (561 Points)
4. Cassidy Lance (541 Points)
5. Whitney Gelin (483 Points)

For complete results from the 2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional visit games.crossfit.com.

Read more: from day 2 at the Women’s Atlantic Regional.



2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Results – Day 2


Atlantic Regional Day 2
Day two is in the books at the 2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional and there’s a new leader in the Women’s Individual division. Anna Tunnicliffe sits in the top spot with 429 points. Fan favorite and the leader after Day 1, Sam Briggs fell to third and sits 20 points behind Anna. Emily Bridgers made up tremendous ground from day one and currently sits in second. Emily was in sixth heading into the second day of action.

2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Individual Events 3

Heat 1 – 0:00:00
Heat 2 – 0:30:00
Heat 3 – 1:00:00
Heat 4 – 1:30:00

2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Event 3 Results
1. Emily Bridgers
2. Anna Tunnicliffe
3. Sam Briggs
4. Christy Adkins
5. Kim Cocce
6. Caroline Dardini
7. Lindsay Eder
8T. Whitney Gelin
8T. Cassidy Lance
10. Jaimie Byerly

2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Individual Events 4 & 5

Heat 1 – 0:05:45
Heat 2 – 0:16:45
Heat 3 – 0:27:00
Heat 4 – 0:39:00

2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Event 4 Results
1. Emily Bridgers
2. Jessica Carillon
3. Cassidy Lance
4. Hannah Richards
5. Nicole Corey
6. Elizabeth Parry
7. Anna Tunnicliffe
8. Sarabeth Phillips
9. Gretchen Kittelberger
10. Linsey Wise

2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Event 5 Results
1T. Nicole Corey
1T. Cassidy Lance
3. Whitney Gelin
4T. Emily Bridgers
4T. Gretchen Kittelberger
6. Alea Helmeck
7. Corinna Benz
8T. Sarabeth Phillips
8T. Anna Tunnicliffe
10. Caroline Dardini

2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Overall Standings
1. Anna Tunnicliffe (429 points)
2. Emily Bridgers (417 points)
3. Samantha Briggs (409 points)
4. Cassidy Lance (385 points)
5. Whitney Gelin (363 points)
6. Alea Helmick (333 points)
7. Christy Adkins (313 points)
8. Nicole Corey (309 points)
9. Jessica Carillon (291 points)
10. Caroline Dardini (291 points)



Camille Leblanc-Bazinet Leads CrossFit South Regional – Day 2 Results


Day 2 CrossFit South
The 2014 CrossFit Games Women’s champ, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet finished Day 2 of the CrossFit South Regional in the number spot. She started day two with a fifth place finish but regained championship form in event number four. She finished the day with a second place finish in event number five. Camille heads into the third and final day with a 33 point lead over Margaux Alvarez. Margo lost some ground in event number four coming in 14th in the event. Rounding out the top three is Jenn Jones who finished the day off with an impressive 190 lbs snatch in event five, which earned her the in in the event. She is 23 points behind Margaux and 56 points behind Camille heading into the final two events.

2015 Overall Points CrossFit South Regional Women Overall Results
1. Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet (455 Points)
2. Margauex Alvarez (422 Points)
3. Jenn Jones (399 Points)
4. Amanda Goodman (372 Points)
5. Tennil Reed (334 Points)
6. Whitney Cappellucci (328 Points)
7. Brista Mayfield (325 Points)
8. Maddy Myers (315 Points)
9. Alexis Johnson (311 Points)
10. Andrea Ager (296 Points)

2015 South Regional – Women’s Event 3

Heat 1 – 0:01:40
Heat 2 – 0:31:40
Heat 3 – 1:01:45
Heat 4 – 1:30:00
Heat 5 – 2:00:00

CrossFit South Regionals 2015 – Event 3
1. Natalie Newhart
2. Marguex Alvarez
3. Tiffany Hendrickson
4. Whitney Cappellucci
5. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
6. Alexis Johnson
7. Jenn Jones
8. Chely Galvan
9. Tennil Reed
10. Rachel Garibay

CrossFit South Regionals 2015 – Event 4
1. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
2. Tiffany Hendrickson
3. Tennil Reed
4. Brista Mayfield
5. Jenn Jones
6. Amanda Goodman
7. Alexandra LaChance
8. Arielle Armstrong
9. Alexis Johnson
10. Tylinn Rashan

CrossFit South Regionals 2015 – Event 5
1. Jenn Jones
2. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
3. Amanda Goodman
4. Alexandra LaChance
5. Whitney Cappellucci
6. Andi Turner
7. Margaux Alvarez
8. Maddy Myers
9. Beth Spearman
10. Tennil Reed



2015 CrossFit Regional Women’s Standings – Day 1


2015 CrossFit Regional
Anna Tunnicliffe and Sam Briggs battle it out in the Atlantic Region while Margaux Alvarez and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet are the top two women at the South Regional. Sam Briggs sits in the top spot at the Atlantic Regionals with 195 points after day one. Briggs is on a mission this year and it shows. She was the 2013 CrossFit Games winner but failed to qualify last year. It’s also worth noting that Sam is competing in a new region this year. She had previously competed in the European Region.

Anna Tunnicliffe is in second just five points behind Briggs. Anna Tunnicliffe is a two-time Olympian and won a Gold Medal in the 2008 Olympic Games sailing. Anna was seeded in the number six spot heading into the Atlantic Regional.

Emily Bridgers and Christy Adkins will be ones to keep an eye on in the Day 2 events.


2015 CrossFit Regional Women’s Standings – Day 1

Atlantic Regional Women’s Event 1
1. Samantha Briggs (2:28.8)
2. Cassidy Lance (2:45.8)
3. Anna Tunnicliffe (2:52.3)
4. Alea Helmick (2:55.7)
5. Christy Adkins (2:55.9)

Atlantic Regional – Individual Event 1

Heat 1 – 40:00
Heat 2 – 52:00
Heat 3 – 102:00
Heat 4 – 110:00

Atlantic Regional Women’s Event 2
1. Anna Tunnicliffe (8:24.9)
2. Samantha Briggs (9:36.4)
3. Whitney Gelin (10:51.3)
4. Madi Mansberger (11:00)
5. Christy Adkins (11:01.7)

Atlantic Regional – Individual Event 2

Heat 1 – 5:00
Heat 2 – 26:00
Heat 3 – 46:00
Heat 4 – 106:00

Atlantic Regional Overall Women Standings after Day 1:
1. Samantha Briggs (195 points)
2. Anna Tunnicliffe (190 points)
3. Christy Adkins (160 points)
4. Whitney Gelin (153 points)
5. Alea Helmick (152 points)
6. Emily Bridgers (132 points)
7. Jessica Carillon (130 points)
8. Laura Brannen (130 points)
9. Madi Mansberger (128 points)
10. Cassidy Lance (124 points)

Watch Atlantic Regional Day One Events

SOUTH REGIONAL
Margaux Alvarez was the number four seed heading into Day One’s South Region events but ended up in the number one spot after two events. She dominated in Event one with a time of 2:35.3. She followed up that up with an impressive showing in the second event. The 2014 CrossFit Games champ, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet finished day one in second place and 15 points behind Alvarez. There are still plenty of points to be earned in the next two days. As evident with Andrea Ager’s event two performance, anything is possible. Andrea’s win in Event 2 helped her finish the day in the third place, this after a 10th place finish in Event 1.


South Regional Women’s Event 1
1. Margaux Alvarez 2:35.3
2. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet 2:42.2
3. Jasmine Dever 2:44.7
4. Jenn Jones 2:44.8
5. Rachel Garibay 2:47.6

South Regional Individual Event 1

Heat 1 – 103:00
Heat 2 – 113:00
Heat 3 – 123:00
Heat 4 – 133:00
Heat 5- 143:00

South Regional Women’s Event 2
1. Andrea Ager (8:32.0)
2. Margaux Alvarez (9:33.4)
3. Natalie Newhart (9:42.9)
4. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet (9:47.9)
5. Whitney Cappellucci (9:56.1)

South Regional Individual Event 2

Heat 1 – 1:50:00
Heat 2 – 2:10:00
Heat 3 – 2:30:00
Heat 4 – 2:51:00
Heat 5 – 3:11:00
End of Day 1 at the Desk – 3:30:00

South Regional Overall Women’s Standings after Day 1:
1. Margaux Alvarez (195 points)
2. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet (180 points)
3. Andrea Ager (167 points)
4. Amanda Goodman (148 points)
5. Jenn Jones (146 points)
6. Gabrielle Andrews (144 points)
7. Whitney Cappellucci (143 points)
8. Randi Stevens (142 points)
9. Maddy Myers (132 points)
10. Natalie Newhart (131 points)

Watch South Regional Day One Events

The action resumes on Saturday May 16th. Watch the South Regional and Atlantic Regional live on Youtube. For more information visit games.crossfit.com.



Reebok and DuPont Partner on New CrossFit® Collection


Reebok and DuPont Partner to create new Reebok CrossFit Collection with Kevlar®

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DuPont and Reebok Collaborate on New Reebok CrossFit® Collection
The science and engineering behind this advanced material enables athletes to Dare Bigger™ and push the limits of their sport.

Wilmington, Del. – DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont) and Reebok International (Reebok) announced the signing of a multi-year trademark license agreement for the use of the DuPont™ Kevlar® and Dare Bigger™ trademarks. Launching this upcoming June, the new Spring-Summer 2015 Reebok CrossFit® collection will incorporate the DuPont advanced material and feature the DuPont trademarks.

DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber is known for its extreme strength and durability. It is used in a variety of high-performance sporting apparel, accessories and equipment. As CrossFit® workouts continue to evolve and become more challenging and the limits of fitness are pushed, the CrossFit® athlete requires apparel that can withstand the rigors of functional movements performed at high intensity. This collection was designed with distinct emphasis on the specific needs of the CrossFit® athlete.

“The science and engineering behind this advanced material enables athletes to Dare Bigger™ and push the limits of their sport,” said Marc Doyle, president of DuPont Protection Technologies. “The collaboration is a great fit between our companies and capitalizes on the synergy between our brands, allowing us to innovate and help make strong, light and durable athletic apparel and gear.”

Best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armor, Kevlar® has helped to save the lives of thousands of people around the world. The use of Kevlar® has been extended to everything from fire fighter and industrial protective clothing to vehicles, fiber optic cables, mining belts and commercial aircraft. The Kevlar® brand and science also is used in many consumer products such as mobile phones, tires, workwear and high-performance sporting apparel, shoes and equipment. This year, DuPont is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the discoveries that led to Kevlar® and this new line of Reebok CrossFit® apparel and footwear is an example of advancing the innovation legacy of Kevlar® forward.

To celebrate the collaboration of this new line of Reebok CrossFit® apparel, Reebok has created a short video that emphasizes the unique partnership of these two powerful brands. The video truly highlights the story of how Reebok and DuPont are coming together to reach new heights. Many products are featured in the video, including the Reebok CrossFit® Board Shorts built with patches made with Kevlar® fiber. This product line also will be presented at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit® Games.

“My CrossFit training regimen is constantly testing my limits. I work out multiple times a day so I need consistent, durable gear that withstands the toughest workout,” said Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, professional CrossFit® athlete and female winner of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit® Games. “Reebok CrossFit® apparel and footwear made with DuPont™ Kevlar® are an ideal combination resulting in high-performance gear that allows me to do even more than I think is possible.”

“Reebok has strategically engineered Kevlar® into key abrasion zones within its apparel and footwear so they are durable enough to withstand even the toughest workouts,” said Corinna Werkle, senior vice president, Training at Reebok. “We value our relationship with DuPont for the science behind these world-class products and for the power of the DuPont™ Kevlar® brand.”

The Reebok CrossFit® apparel collection will be available on June 1, 2015, ranging from $100 MSRP – $250 MSRP at Reebok.com, store.crossfit.com and select retailers worldwide.

 

Dupont & Reebok

 

Reebok International, headquartered in Canton, Mass., USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of fitness and lifestyle footwear, apparel and equipment. An American-inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied fitness heritage. Reebok develops products, technologies and programming which enable movement and is committed to accompanying people on their journey to fulfill their potential. Reebok connects with the fitness consumer wherever they are and however they choose to stay fit – whether it’s training, running, walking, dance, yoga or aerobics. Reebok Classics leverages the brand’s fitness heritage and represents the roots of the brand in the sports lifestyle market. A subsidiary of the adidas Group, Reebok operates under the multiple divisions of the Reebok brand, Reebok-CCM Hockey and the Sports Licensed Division. Reebok is the exclusive outfitter of CrossFit and the CrossFit Games, the official title sponsor of the Reebok Spartan Race; the exclusive authentic global outfitter of UFC, and exclusive apparel provider for Les Mills. For more information, visit Reebok at http://www.reebok.com.

CrossFit Inc. is the developer and provider of the CrossFit® strength and conditioning program and a recognized worldwide leader in functional fitness. Founded by Greg Glassman and built on the foundations of constantly varied, high-intensity functional movements, education and collaborative competition, CrossFit-brand workouts develop strength and fitness while cultivating community and camaraderie in each of the more than 10,000 affiliated gyms in its global network. CrossFit Inc. is a leading accredited certificate issuer for physical-training professionals worldwide and offers specialty certificate programs in addition to its core curriculum. CrossFit Inc. publishes the CrossFit Journal, promotes physical fitness and cognitive health through the CrossFit Kids Foundation, and created and operates the CrossFit Games, an annual competition where elite athletes compete to be named the Fittest on Earth™. To learn more, visit crossfit.com, games.crossfit.com, facebook.com/crossfit or youtube.com/CrossFitHQ.

DuPont Protection Technologies is a leader in technologies and products that protect people, the environment and critical assets worldwide. For additional information, please visit DuPont Protection Technologies. For media information on the Kevlar 50th anniversary, please visit the DuPont™ Kevlar® Media Center.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.

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Four New Events Added to 2015 GoPro Mountain Games


Go Pro Mtn Games

With close to 15 years behind it and a forward-looking approach to keep innovating year after year, the GoPro Mountain Games event organizers are pleased to announce four new events for participation and spectating this year: Coors Light S2 Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Cross, Coors Light Down River R2 Raft Sprint, The Tudor Ultimate River Challenge and Vibram Disc Golf.

The continued growth and success of the GoPro Mountain Games requires the event to expand into a new full day of competition and festival activity on Thursday, June 4.

“We experienced significantly larger crowds on Thursday last year which reflects a desire to start the weekend earlier and enjoy all that the event has to offer. In response to this growth and demand, we will open Gear Town, Adventure Village, and River Town on Thursday and hold a selection of events, demos, group rides and free activities. All the fun and excitement of GoPro Mountain Games now starts one day earlier,” said Mike Imhof, Senior Vice President of Sales & Development at the Vail Valley Foundation.

New events being added in 2015 include the S2 SUP Cross. Similar to the existing and popular SUP cross event, S2 SUP Cross will add a tandem component. Teams of two will battle it out head-to-head on C4 Waterman Raptor boards in this every-man/woman-for-themselves-format. The first team of two that survives the sprint through Vail Village and Vail’s Whitewater Park will take the top spot on the podium. Teams must cross the finish line together, and on their boards.

Identical in format to the Down River Kayak and SUP Sprints, the R2 Raft Sprint is a four mile raft race (two person rafts) on the Class II/III whitewater of Gore Creek from East Vail to the Covered Bridge in Vail Village. With a rally race format, rafters drop at timed intervals and teams will be racing against the clock.

To complement the new water events, this year for the first time GoPro Mountain Games organizers will name an Ultimate Riverman and Ultimate Riverwoman. To be crowned victor of the Ultimate River Challenge, competitors must compete, back-to-back-to-back, in the Down River Kayak Sprint, Down River SUP Sprint and Down River R2 Raft Sprint on Gore Creek. The Ultimate Riverman & Ultimate Riverwoman will be crowned based on the lowest combined time in all three events.

And finally, a sport that previously saw casual participation, as a demo or expo village activity, will be formerly instated into the event line up as Disc Golf becomes an official competition of the GoPro Mountain Games, complete with a prize purse. Disc Golf – described most simply as traditional golf with a Frisbee®, will be offered with a GoPro Mountain Games twist. Competitors will need to survive two qualifying rounds before actually playing a round of disc golf. Qualifiers will consist of various skills competitions in the heart of Vail Village. Players with the best skills in qualifying will step up and play a round of golf to be crowned champions at a to-be-determined course.

“Though the Mountain Games is a well-established event in Vail and throughout the mountain sports community, we are constantly looking at ways to incorporate new mountain events, activities and participants,” said Imhof. “These four new events will enhance an already dynamic weekend of competing and spectating for our athletes and guests.”

Registration and lodging for the 2015 GoPro Mountain Games are available at www.gopromountaingames.com. Participants are encouraged to register early to save on costs. Spectating at the GoPro Mountain Games and all concerts are free and open to the public.

About the GoPro Mountain Games/Vail Valley Foundation
The GoPro Mountain Games is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. The Vail Valley Foundation is a Colorado 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to enriching the Vail Valley and sustaining its unique spirit through the delivery of unparalleled arts, world class athletics and inspiring education programs throughout the community. For additional information on the GoPro Mountain Games, please visit http://www.mountaingames.com. For the Vail Valley Foundation, please visit www.vvf.org.

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About GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO)
GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people capture and share their lives. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document themselves engaged in their sport has become a widely adopted solution for people to capture themselves engaged in their interests, whatever they may be. From extreme to mainstream, professional to consumer, GoPro enables the world to capture and share its passion. And in turn, the world has helped GoPro become one of the most exciting and aspirational companies of our time.

For more information, visit www.gopro.com or connect with GoPro on YouTubeTwitterFacebookPinterest or LinkedIn.

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Dew Tour Announces 2015 Schedule


Dew Tour Announces 2015 ScheduleBurr Ridge, Ill. – April 23, 2015 –  The 11th year of the Dew Tour will bring the best of skate and BMX to Chicago, Ill., and will kick off June 20-21. First-time host Los Angeles, Calif. will provide a playground for a celebration of the sport and culture of skateboarding, spanning the downtown area from August 14-16. Concluding the season will be eight-year host Breckenridge Ski Resort with snowboard and freeski events December 10-13.

Dew Tour returns to Chicago after a five year hiatus, highlighted with the successful streetstyle competition created by the Dew Tour three years ago. The event will take place at Grant Park Skate Plaza, and will feature skate and BMX street and streetstyle competitions. Sunday of the event coincides with international Go Skate Day, and will feature special activities for local Chicago area skaters. In addition, Dew Tour’s return to Chicago will also be a celebration of the summer opening of the new Grant Park Skate Plaza. As part of the celebration, the Dew Tour will work with the Chicago Park District and Grant Park Conservancy to make further improvements to the park.

Heading to downtown Los Angeles, where skateboard roots run deep, the Dew Tour will create a skateboard cultural ecosystem, inclusive of art, fashion, music, movie premieres, competitions and more. For the first time in the Tour’s 11-year history, the Ace Hotel will act as the central hub of the Dew Tour, encompassing theaters, concert venues and outdoor competition courses. Dew Tour Los Angeles will feature skateboard street, skateboard streetstyle, and additional skateboard competitions to be named at a later date. It will also host the cinematic version of “Dew Tour Push.”

“Los Angeles is the heart of the skateboard industry, and the Dew Tour has long celebrated the diverse culture that has grown from this hub. We’re shaking things up and tapping into the resources the area provides, from adding movie premieres to incorporating fashion, art and music on a grander scale. We’re ready to bring Dew Tour home to skate’s roots,” said Chris Stiepock, General Manager, Dew Tour. “This year NBC and the Dew Tour are very excited about holding events in two of the three largest cities in America.”

“Mountain Dew is devoted to driving progression within action sports, and Dew Tour 2015 signals new, groundbreaking partnerships and enhanced consumer experiences through film, music and art that will help drive this continued commitment,” said Greg Lyons, Vice President of Brand Marketing, Mountain Dew. “We strive to bring the culture of skateboarding to life through creativity and community, and both Chicago and Los Angeles provide the perfect backdrop to celebrate skateboarding through the deep heritage and lifestyle surrounding the sport.”

Come December, the Dew Tour will return to Breckenridge, Colo. for the eighth year in a row, representing the winter sports of freeski and snowboarding. As one of the top winter resorts in their capacity to hold a major early-season event, Breckenridge Ski Resort will once again support the top international men and women’s snowboard and freeski athletes to compete in superpipe and slopestyle competitions, while downtown Breckenridge will play host to streetstyle competitions, music and more.

Complete coverage of all three events will be broadcast on NBC and will be available online via DewTour.com and NBC Sports Live Extra. Further information about coverage dates and times will be announced at a later date.

2015 DEW TOUR EVENT SCHEDULE

EVENT DATE LOCATION
Dew Tour Chicago June 20-21 Chicago, Ill.
Dew Tour Los Angeles August 14-16 Los Angeles, Calif.
Dew Tour Breckenridge December 10-13 Breckenridge, Colo. 

Dew Tour
The Dew Tour consists of three marquee events, featuring disciplines across BMX, skateboard, freeski and snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle), with additional competitions integrated throughout the year. Dew Tour events are premium action sports and lifestyle festivals combining the best in competitions along with the Dew Tour Experience, live music performances and lifestyle showcases. The Dew Tour is broadcast live on NBC, and streamed live on DewTour.comand NBC Sports Live Extra. The Dew Tour is also distributed domestically on Universal HD and Comcast SportsNet, and internationally on Eurosport, TVA, Fox Sports Asia, Extreme Sports Channel, MCM, ProSieben, DR and Globosat. Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Paul Mitchell, SQUATCH Snack Sticks, Sony Mobile Communications, Verizon Wireless, Airwalk, Mike and Ike and U.S. Army. More information can be found at www.DewTour.com.



NBCSN Presents Live Coverage of USA Track & Field


NBCSN PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF THE USA TRACK & FIELD PENN RELAYS AND DRAKE RELAYS THIS SAT., APRIL 25, BEGINNING AT 12:30 PM ET
4.5 Hours of Live Track & Field Coverage Coverage Available on NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. –  NBCSN presents live coverage of “USA vs. the World” at the Penn Relays and the Drake Relays presented by HyVee this Sat Saturday, April 25, at 12:30 p.m. ET, immediately followed by the Drake Relays at 3 p.m. ET. The Penn Relays and Drake Relays are part of the USA Track & Field Championship Series.

Coverage from the Penn Relays at Franklin Field includes U.S. men’s and women’s 4x100m relay, 4x200m relay, and 4x400m relay. Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin leads Team USA in the men’s competition, with youth star Kaylin Whitney headlining the women’s team.

NBCSN’s coverage of the Drake relays include men’s and women’s 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay, highlighted by Olympic gold medalists LaShawn Merritt, Team USA, and Kirani James of Granada facing off during the men’s 4x400m relay. Additional events include:

  • Olympic gold medalist and World Record holder Aries Merritt facing 2013 World Champion David Oliver and Olympic gold medalist Ashton Eaton in the men’s 110 hurdles
  • 2013 World Champion Brianna Rollins facing off against 2008 Olympic champion Dawn Harper-Nelson in the women’s 100 meter hurdles
  • Olympic medalist Sanya Richards-Roll headlining the women’s 400m
  • Olympic champion Christrain Taylor battling two-time Olympic silver medalist Will Claye in the Men’s triple jump

Paul Bumeister hosts coverage of the Penn Relays, joined by Olympic gold medalist Dan O’Brien, two-time Olympic medalist Lauryn Williams and Carolyn Manno at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Penn.

Todd Harris handles the call for the Drake Relays from Des Moines, Iowa, joined by four-time Olympic medalist Ato BoldonLewis Johnson, and Paul Swangard.

NBC Sports Live Extra
NBCSN’s coverage of the USA Track and Field Penn Relays and Drake Relays will be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store.

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Ronda Rousey’s Meal Plan


What does the leading lady in the UFC eat when preparing for a fight? Ronda Rousey shared her meal plan and daily schedule with espnW’s Allison Glock during a recent interview. Rousey shared, “I try to keep healthy-ish, but I’m so on point when I’m in camp that having a vegetable wrap would actually only be healthy-ish because of the wrap on it.” She’s not all the different from a physique competition by sticking to a healthy plan.

Ronda Rousey Diet:
8:00 am: Two teaspoons oat bran, two teaspoons chia seeds, two teaspoons hemp seeds
10:00 am: Train
11:45 am: Post-exercise smoothie
12:00 pm: Farmer’s scramble: one whole egg, plus two egg whites, two sides of turkey bacon
4:00 pm: Snack: one apple, one-fourth cup raw almonds, one-fourth cup raw cashews
6:00 pm: Train – Post-exercise smoothie, da, da, da.
Before bed: Chamomile tea.

Ronda Rousey: Everything’s got an hour, an amount, everything.

Allison Glock: And you follow it to the letter?
Ronda Rousey: Yeah. And instead of vitamins, I have this giant shake twice a day, so it’s all fresh vegetables and fruits: a whole beet, a whole apple, two carrots, four strawberries, one cup of blueberries, two handfuls of red grapes, one whole lemon, one handful of spinach, one handful of kale, one-fourth handful of parsley, two stalks of celery, two tablespoons of hemp seeds, two tablespoons of chia seeds, one tablespoon of coconut oil, one chard leaf, no stem.

Check out the entire interview on espnW and learn more about the UFC champ. Props to espnW for the excellent interview.



Better Than Yesterday – Crossfit & Reebok Partnership


better than yesterdayWhile we prefer “Stronger Than Yesterday” but Reebok’s “Better Than Yesterday” technically could make you stronger.  Reebok and Crossfit have partnered to make their products better each year. Their commitment to excellence is demonstrated in the video below.  Check em out if you haven’t already.

“In CrossFit we’ve found a community that embodies our beliefs and shares our passion. Since 2010 we’ve been stronger together: a collective tribe with a shared vision and a relentless goal…to make better humans, to make better products, to constantly evolve the fitness landscape.

Through sweat, testing, re-designing, re-testing, and more sweat we built the Nano training shoe. Every year we keep improving it because humans are getting stronger every day. The sport is getting tougher every day. Bests are being broken and limits are being destroyed. Everyday.

http://reebok.com/better-than-yesterday

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UFC Champ Ronda Rousey on The View


ronda rousey the view
The Women’s UFC Bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey stopped by ABC’s The View. We learn Rosie Perez is a huge Rousey fan and the rest of the hosts are pretty clueless when it comes to Ronda’s accomplishments. Thankfully they had note cards to help them out. When asked about her next fight Ronda channels her inner Jay-Z and shared, “I have 99 problems but a Bethe ain’t one” referring to her opponent Bethe Correia.

The champ then has some fun with the show’s warm-up comedian, Tom Kelly. It goes about as well as you might expect.

After going on the show Ronda shared a couple clips with her fans.


lead photo via The View video.



Don’t F with Ronda Rousey – UFC 190 Confirmed


The UFC made it official. The UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey will defend her title against Bethe Correia on August 1, 2015. The champ quickly posted a message on social media, “This chick is gunna learn why I’m the last woman on earth you should fuck with on August 1st”. After the two squared off at a press promotion, Ronda told her Facebook fans… “Don’t get me wrong, I love fighting at home, but the passion for the sport here is unparalleled – whether I’m hated or loved I appreciate every ounce of passion the Brazilian fans give me looking forward to putting my heart and life on the line again in Brazil.”


Ronda enters the fight undefeated with an 11-0 record. Her opponent, Bethe “Pitbull” Correia is also undefeated with a 9-0 record. Bethe won her first two UFC fights by decision and the last one via TKO. The bad blood between Rousey and Correia began to boil when Bethe said, “I already proved to the world that the Four Horsewomen are a big joke. I just need to conclude my work getting the number one, the leader.” Now she’ll have her chance on August 1st. The “Four Horsewomen” are made up of Marina Shafir, Jessamyn Duke, Shayna Baszler and Ronda Rousey. Bethe has successfully defeated Shayna and Jessamyn en route to her fight against their fearless leader, Ronda Rousey.


First staredown for #ufc190 😈 Video via @cageofbones Styled by @alejandroperazastyle

A video posted by rondarousey (@rondarousey) on

The fight is set to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the HSNC Area. Also on the card is Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.



2015 Burton US Open in Vail


2015 Burton Us Open
The 2015 Burton US Open presented by MINI will be held in Vail, Colorado from March 4-7th. Some of the world’s top snowboarders will be competing this weekend at the 33rd annual US Open. This event features the men and women riders where they will compete for the same prize money. Yes, the women will earn as much as the men in this event. Something female athletes rarely see. Fans can watch the event in person or online for free.

PRESS RELEASE VIA BURTON
BURLINGTON, VT (February 18, 2015) – The Burton US Open presented by MINI announces a world-class field of riders slated to compete in Vail, Colorado from March 4–7th. Confirmed riders for this year’s event include 2015 X Games gold medalists Danny Davis (USA), Mark McMorris (CAN), Chloe Kim (USA) and Silje Norendal (NOR); four-time Olympian Kelly Clark (USA), 2015 Burton European Open slopestyle gold medalist Stale Sandbech (NOR) and halfpipe Olympic silver medalist Ayumu Hirano (JPN). As the grand finale of the competitive snowboarding season, the legendary US Open gives riders one final chance to take home a major title, and spectators get to watch all the action for FREE.

“The US Open is one of those events that everyone respects and looks forward to,” says back-to- back defending US Open slopestyle winner Mark McMorris. “There’s such good vibes and it really wraps up the year for me.”

The 33rd annual US Open kicks off on Wednesday, March 4th with men’s and women’s slopestyle semi-finals featuring defending US Open champion Mark McMorris (CAN), 2015 X Games silver medalist Stale Sandbech (NOR), Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson (USA), 2014 Olympic silver medalist Enni Rukajärvi (FIN) and 2015 X Games gold medalist Silje Norendal (NOR), along with Maxence Parrot (CAN), Roope Tonteri (FIN) and Darcy Sharpe (CAN).

Next, the highly anticipated halfpipe semi-finals take place on Thursday, March 5th in Vail’s 22-foot superpipe featuring back-to-back X Games gold medalist Danny Davis (USA) and seven-time US Open champion Kelly Clark (USA). Brothers Ben and Gabe Ferguson (USA) as well as Olympic gold medalist Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI) and Olympians Christian Haller (SUI), Ayumu Hirano (JPN) and Greg Bretz (USA) are also set to compete in this legendary event steeped in snowboarding history.

Kelly Clark is really looking forward to the Open and says, “The US Open is one of the best events of the season—everyone has been riding all season and they get to showcase their efforts. If there was ever was a peak in riding during the year, it’s at the Open.”

Then on Friday and Saturday, it all comes down to the finals when 10 men and 6 women compete for equal prize money in slopestyle finals on March 6th followed by halfpipe finals on March 7th.

In addition to world-class competition, there’s also plenty of action to enjoy off the hill, with three nights of live music on the Solaris Concert Stage, including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros following slopestyle finals on Friday, and Girl Talk following halfpipe finals on Saturday.

And if you can’t experience the US Open in person, catch all the action online via the live webcasts at www.Burton.com/USO. And be sure to tune in to the men’s and women’s slopestyle and halfpipe competition live shows on FOX Sports 2. Here is the complete broadcast schedule.

2015 Burton US OPEN

2015 Burton US Open in Prize Money
Women’s Halfpipe & Slopestyle
1st – $45,000
2nd – $20,000
3rd – $10,000
4th – $5,000
5th – $2,500
6th – $1,500

Total Prize Purse: USD $343,000

2015 Burton US Open Women’s Halfpipe
Arielle Gold – USA
Chloe Kim – USA
Clémence Grimal – FRA
Elena Hight – USA
Hannah Teter – USA
Hikaru Oe – JPN
Holly Crawford – AUS
Kelly Clark – :: USA
Liu Jiayu – CHN
Maddie Mastro – USA
Mirabell Thivex – FRA
Queralt Castellet – ESP
Sophie Rodriqguez – FRA
Xuetong Cai – CHN
Zoe Kalapos – USA

2015 Burton US Open Women’s Slopestyle
Aimee Fuller – GBR
Anna Gasser – AUT
Cheryl Maas – NDR
Christy Prior – NZL
Cilka Sadar – SLO
Elena Koenz – SUI
Enni Rukajärvi – FIN
Hailey Langland – USA
Jamie Anderson – USA
Jessika Jenson – USA
Kjersti Buaas – NOR
Sarka Pancochova – CZE
Silje Norendal – NOR
Spencer O’Brien – CAN
Yuka Fujimori – JPN

View our coverage from the 2014 Burton US OPEN.



Ronda Rousey is Who We Thought She is… UNSTOPPABLE


Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey’s walk out to the octagon took longer than it did for her to finish the #1 contender in the UFC Women’s Bantamweight division. Ronda made quick work of Cat Zingano in UFC 184’s main event and remains undefeated. The win puts Ronda soundly at the top of the division with an 11-0 record.

Cat charged after Ronda like a bull loose on the streets of Spain. Zingano’s aggressive takedown attempt proved to be a costly error for the Colorado contender. Rousey quickly gained control over Cat and forced her to tap in just 14 seconds.


The UFC marketed Cat as Ronda’s biggest threat yet. We were lead to believe she would be Ronda’s toughest opponent and maybe she was but we didn’t get to see much of a fight. If Cat really was Ronda’s toughest opponent then that speaks to her unmatchable dominance and leaves us to wonder who is next for the champ?

There’s only one answer and that’s Cris Cyborg Justino . Last night in INVICTA, Cyborg dismantled her opponent Charmaine Tweet in 46 seconds. Sure there are a number of things that need to happen before this fight takes place in the UFC. Cris has to cut down to 135, which UFC President Dana White doesn’t think can happen. In a press conference earlier today he noted he’d have to see her (Cris) make weight at 135 before he’d entertain bringing her to the UFC to face Ronda, or anyone else.

It was an unfortunate loss for Cat as she’s faced a number of adversities over the last few months. You couldn’t help but hope she put up a fight against Ronda but alas it wasn’t even close. Cat lost her composure in the post fight interview and dropped several F-bombs in disbelief which was also heartbreaking to watch.

Ronda didn’t even break a sweat in the octagon so don’t be surprised if you see her defending her title sooner than later. Will fans buy a Pay-Per-View knowing that it won’t make it out of the first round due to her dominance? The UFC will need to put her with a much better card than tonight if they want fans to keep shelling out 50 bucks. We’ll have to wait what to see happens with Ronda and the division she has decimated.

In the meantime you can rest assured Ronda is enjoying her post-fight meal ritual… wings.

lead photo via UFC



UFC 184 Makes History But Will it Be Memorable?


UFC 184Two undefeated fighters… Any promoter’s dream. In one corner the champion, Ronda Rousey an Olympic medalist in Judo and undefeated in her pro mixed martial arts career. Opposite her is a relatively unknown, soft-spoken bad ass name Cat Zingano, also undefeated. The two women will headline the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) main event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. UFC 184 (Sat., Feb. 28, 2015) will make history as the first card with the main and co-main featuring women. UFC 184 is best described as OPPORTUNITY.

It wasn’t that UFC president Dana White intended it to play out this way. Chris Weidman was the headliner with his championship belt on the line but after an injury was forced to reschedule. The UFC had no choice but to attempt to play the patron saint by marketing the women as the card’s two main fights. It was an opportunity for the UFC to be more than the Rousey Hype Machine. While Rousey versus Zingano is worthy of a main card slot, the co-main event isn’t. That’s not because they’re women it’s because they’re not a draw casual fans and diehards alike. The co-main event will be Holly Holm versus Raquel Pennington. Never heard of them? You’re not alone and this is no knock on either woman.

They aren’t known to many who follow the UFC much less a casual fan. Holm is undefeated and making her UFC debut which is a great story but she needs more than great striking to be talked about as Rousey’s biggest threat. Holm has an impressive resume in boxing but it remains to be seen how well that translates to the UFC. It would make for a good prelim fight on FOX to get casual fans interested in what the new-comer has to offer. Her oppoonenet, Raquel Pennington has a record of 5-4 and while she isn’t a sacrificial lamb like Charmine Tweet was to Chris Cyborg it’s not exactly a co-main event match-up.

The UFC is banking on Rousey being the Pay-Per-View draw that former champions Georges St. Pierre and Brock Lesnar have been for them in the past. Rousey is a rockstar, there’s no questioning that but will she draw the same numbers as Lesnar and GSP? Not even close. That’s not to say she’s to blame because she’s not. The rest of the card will have some good fights but enough to shell out sixty bucks? Probably not for most people, especially when Rousey has made it a habit of making quick work of her opponents and sustaining little damage. Two unknown fighters as the co-main doesn’t do anything to sell the card when the fight would likely be on Fox Sports One or Fight Pass if held any other weekend. other cards.

Ronda sells herself, something many athletes have trouble doing. She doesn’t just talk a good game but she also backs it up. Ronda has improved her game inside the octagon and continues to shine outside the cage. She recently appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue and had a role in Expendables 3. You’ll see her in ENTOURAGE the movie this summer in her second big Hollywood role. The more impressive thing about Rousey is her ability to take on the media and have sound bites for them to run with. She’s not afraid to take on controversial topics and have an opinion.

Discussing Octagon Girls (The UFC’s version of Boxing’s Ring Girl) isn’t exactly controversial but her remarks did spark a bit of a hubbub in the MMA community. When asked about her remarks towards Arianny Celeste (popular octagon girl) Rousey responded with, “I said that the fighters should get paid more than the ring girls. That doesn’t make me a bully, that makes me f-cking right.” Celeste has question Ronda as a role model and taken jabs at her in interviews and online.

What about Cat Zingano? Cat has been faced with adversity in more ways than imaginable and done so with incredible poise. In 2013, Cat defeated Miesha Tate and earned a spot to coach opposite Rousey in The Ultimate Fighter, the UFC’s reality-tv competition. Appearing on the show would also set up a title shot against Rousey once the season ended. Neither happened for Zingano. Cat was sidelined after with a knee injury that required surgery before the show began taping. The injury not only forced her off the show but put her hopes for a UFC title fight on hold. That was just the tip of the iceberg of adversity for Cat. She was faced with the suicide of her husband and left to care for her son alone. Take a few minutes and read more about her journey back in an incredibly well-written story on ESPN by Allison Glock.

This is obviously a huge opportunity for Cat rock the MMA world and derail the Rousey Train. Will it happen? The Vegas odds-makers don’t think so and most of the the Mixed Martial Arts community agrees that it’s a long shot. You can’t count her out but you also can’t ignore the dominance of Rousey. The only way UFC 184 will be memorable is if Cat defies the odds and defeats Ronda Rousey. If Ronda submits Cat with an armbar the UFC women’s bantamweight division is in big trouble. Why? Because no one currently in the UFC stands a chance at defeating Ronda.

My prediction? Ronda wins and we see her face Chris Cyborg in July. Now THAT would be a memorable fight and likely the only opportunity for someone to test Ronda’s abilities.

Photo via UFC.com



Maddie Bowman All She Does is Win – 2015 Winter X Games Results


Maddie Bowman kicked the 2015 Winter X Games off with a bang! Maddie captured her third-consecutive X Games Gold medal on Wednesday night in the Women’s Ski SuperPipe. She edged out Japan’s Ayana Onozuka by just over two points for the win. Coming in third was Brita Sigourney.

What is Maddie’s secret to winning? She tells ESPN, “I think the secret to winning is just having fun. We are just out here trying to have the best time with our friends. When you are having a great time is when you are skiing your best.”

2015 Winter X Games Results Women’s Ski SuperPipe Final
1. Maddie Bowman, 85.66 (USA)
2. Ayana Onozuka, 83.33 (JPN)
3. Brita Sigourney, 78.66 (USA)
4. Angeli VanLaanen, 69.66 (USA)
5.Janina Kuzma, 66.66 (NZL)
6. Annalisa Drew, 66.00 (USA)
7. Marie Martinod, 65.66 (FRA)
8. Roz Groenewoud, 27.33 (CAN)

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X Games Aspen 2015 Day One News and Results
Under the the falling snow, X Games Aspen 2015 kicked off Wednesday night with Maddie Bowman claiming her third-consecutive X Games gold in Women’s Ski SuperPipe.

The 2014 Olympic Gold medalist tallied her highest score on her third run with a score of 85.66. The winning run consisted of a right 900, a left-side mute, left-side tail, straight-air mute, left-cork nine, right 720, and a switch 720. Japan’s Ayana Onozuka finished second, with a silver medal score of 83.33 and Brita Sigourney took the bronze with a score of 78.66.

The X Games Aspen 2015 opens to the fans starting at 11 a.m. MDT. Finals for Mono Skier X, the inaugural Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding, Snowmobile Speed & Style and the crowd favorite Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe will be held.

Follow us on twitter at @hardbodynews and follow the X Games at @xgames on twitter and the hashtag #xgames for all the action in Aspen.

News via ESPN.



World of X Games Presents Air + Style Innsbruck


Tune into the World of X Games: Air + Style Innsbruck snowboard event this Saturday, January 17, streaming live at 1:15 p.m. ET on ESPN3.

Athletes competing will include two-time X Games medalist and Olympic gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg, three-time X Games medalist and Olympian Ståle Sandbech, and 22 other world class snowboarders as they push the limits of progression in the second of three stops of Shaun White’s 2015 Air + Style Tour.

In addition to streaming live this Saturday, a World of X Games: Air + Style Innsbruck recap show is scheduled to air February 15 at 11 p.m. ET on ESPN2, featuring competition highlights, interviews and more.

Air + Style Innsbruck will stream live this Saturday, January 17 at 1:15 p.m. ET on ESPN3.

The final stop of the Air + Style tour will culminate in Los Angeles and will be streamed live February 21 on ESPN3, with the recap show scheduled to air February 28 on ABC. For the full list of invited riders and more event information, please visit http://www.air-style.com.

The World of X Games is a weekly program on ABC and ESPN platforms, which features a variety of X Games and athlete-focused content. For the most updated schedule and information on World of X Games, go to www.xgames.com. Check local listings for additional details.

News via ESPN.



2015 CrossFit® Games Prize Money


2015 CrossFit Games Money
CrossFit continues to grow in popularity and in large part due to the CrossFit Games appearing on ESPN. Add the support of Reebok and you have a recipe for success. The CrossFit Games are one of the few events where the men and women’s prize money is equal. The 2015 CrossFit Games prize money will be over $2,000,000.00, a 100 percent increase from three years ago. The top earners will be the fittest man and fittest woman, both taking home $275,000. That’s more than Mr. Olympia wins in bodybuilding. Pretty amazing for the women of CrossFit to be looked at as equals in their sport. Second place will receive 90 grand and third takes home $60,000. The CrossFit Games pay all the way down to 20th place, which send you home with $2,000 for your efforts.

2015 CrossFit® Games Prize Money Individuals
Top 20 at the Games
1st – $275,000
2nd – $90,000
3rd – $60,000
4th – $30,000
5th – $20,000
6th – $18,000
7th – $16,000
8th – $14,000
9th – $13,000
10th – $12,000
11th – $11,000
12th – $10,000
13th – $9,000
14th – $8,000
15th – $7,000
16th – $6,000
17th – $5,000
18th – $4,000
19th – $3,000
20th – $2,000

Top 3 in Each Games Event
1st – $3,000
2nd – $2,000
3rd – $1,000

Top 5 Overall at Each Regional
1st – $5,000
2nd – $4,000
3rd – $3,000
4th – $2,000
5th – $1,000

2015 CrossFit® Games Prize Money – Teams
Top 5 Games Teams
1st – $50,000
2nd – $30,000
3rd – $15,000
4th – $10,000
5th – $5,000

Top 5 Regional Teams
1st – $3,000
2nd – $2,500
3rd – $2,000
4th – $1,500
5th – $1,000

2015 CrossFit® Games Prize Money – Masters
Top 3 at the Games
1st – $10,000
2nd – $5,000
3rd – $3,000

Prize Purse information via games.crossfit.com



Women’s Semifinal Results – Dew Tour Mountain Championships


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Women’s Semifinal Results – Dew Tour Mountain Championships
The field is set for the women’s 2014 Dew Tour Mountain Championships events. The semifinals took place today in Breckenridge, Colorado and the top five women advanced directly to the finals. New to the Dew Tour this year is a last chance qualifier (LCQ). The LCQ provides the next eight top ranked competitors with one more attempt to earn a spot in the finals. The top score from the LCQ advances to the finals.

WOMEN’S SNOWBOARD SUPERPIPE SEMIFINALS – 2014 DEW TOUR MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS
1. Kelly Clark – 95.00
2. Arielle Gold – 92.95
3. Chloe Kim – 89.00
4. Xuetong Cai – 85.75
5. Elena Hight – 80.75
LCQ Qualifier – Hanna Teter – 75.50

Complete semifinal results on DewTour.com.

WOMEN’S FREESKI SUPERPIPE SEMIFINALS – 2014 DEW TOUR MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS
1. Annalissa Drew – 84.75
2. Ayana Onozuka – 81.25
3. Maddie Bowman – 78.00
4. Janina Kuzma – 77.00
5. Virginie Faivre – 74.25
LCQ Qaulifier – Roz Groenewoud – 73.00
Complete Freeski Superpipe Final results on DewTour.com.

WOMEN’S FREESKI SLOPESTYLE SEMIFINALS – 2014 DEW TOUR MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS
1. Maggie Voisin – 83.50
2. Julia Krass – 80.25
3. Anouk Purnelle-Faniel – 77.25
4. Emma Dahlstrom – 77.00
5. Keri Herman – 76.25
LCQ Qualifier – Kim Lamarre – 76.75

Complete Freeski Slopestyle Results on DewTour.com.

WOMEN’S SNOWBOARD SLOPESTYLE SEMIFINALS – 2014 DEW TOUR MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS
1. Enni Rukajarvi – 93.50
2. Spencer O’Brien – 92.00
3. Anna Gasser – 88.25
4. Jamie Anderson – 85.25
5. Sina Candrian – 80.00
LCQ Qualifier – Christy Prior – 91.50

Visit DewTour.com for complete results.

Check out the latest updates on Dew Tour’s Facebook. Watch the finals on DewTour.com/Live.



Reebok and the UFC Announce 6-year Partnership


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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced a 6-year partnership with Reebok. Reebok will become the exclusive outfitter and apparel provider for the UFC with the new policy beginning the week of July 6, 2015. The announcement was met with mixed reviews from the fans but the general consensus amongst the fighters was positive. The new deal provides UFC fighters with a guaranteed income for each of their fights and they’ll also have the opportunity to generate royalty income from their own athlete-specific products.

A promo from Reebok was shown at the press conference.

“This partnership is much more than a licensing agreement,” said Matt O’Toole, President, Reebok. “It is a true collaboration between two great brands, which will not only give UFC a new and exciting look, but will harness the global reach of both brands to also benefit young people around the world, particularly those at risk of being involved in crime and violence.”

Sorry fans but you won’t see CONDOM DEPOT or other random brands across the fighters’ shorts in the octagon. The fighters will no longer be permitted to have sponsor logos on their athletic apparel during the fight, the official UFC fight week events and in any UFC-produced content. There will no longer be banners inside the octagon behind the fighters. Some of which looked more like NASCAR than anything.

WATCH THE PRESS CONFERENCE HERE:
UFC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lorenzo Fertitta shared, “This will be the biggest non-broadcast partnership that our company has ever signed.”

Women’s UFC Bantamweight Champion, Ronda Rousey tells mmaFighting.com she has known about the partnership for awhile and helped them (Reebok) in the develop of the women’s line. In an interview after the press conference she shared, “Women’s clothing for MMA has never existed before so I’m excited to see what they come up with.” Rousey hasn’t had a major sports apparel sponsor and said, “It works out perfectly for me.” When asked if she has her own Reebok deal Rousey shied away from answering with a smile.

Reebok has found success by partnering with Crossfit, Les Mills and Spartan Race. Only time will tell how things unfold with their UFC deal but they are clearly invested in the sport for the long haul.

During the press conference and on the UFC’s twitter account we saw the hashtag #WhatDoYouFightFor. Reebok has posted this video on their Youtube channel which is the only thing that really addressed the hashtag to date.

Our training is mental battle, a community experience and a physical ass-kicking.
From MMA and Boxing to Kickboxing and Karate, our fights help us get fit – body, mind and soul.
This training is intense. This training is life-changing. This training has us inspired.
We are committed to improving human performance by building the best, most functional product for human movement.
This sport is no exception.
Youtube

Read more about the partnership here.

Information for this article via mmafighting and UFC.com.



FIS WORLD CUP U.S. Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix


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This weekend in Copper Mountain, Colorado kicks off the new season for snowboarding and freeskiing. Th FIS WORLD CUP U.S. Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix will be held December 1-6, 2014. You won’t want to miss the world’s best female freeskiing and snowboarding women in the 22 for super pipe. Expected to compete are veterans Kelly Clark (last year’s winner), Hannah Teter, Kaitlyn Farrington and more. See below for the athletes’ lists.

GRAND PRIX TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
General: This year’s tour events are slated at top resorts that support the progression of freeskiing and snowboarding. Colorado’s Copper Mountain Resort, Mammoth Mountain, CA and Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort will be showcasing the best athletes in the world on the best terrain in the world.

Network Tv: Each stop on the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix will be broadcast on NBC and NBCSN, as well as Universal Sports Network. Finals from Copper will be live streaming on nbcsports.com and on the NBC Sports LiveExtra app.

Partnership: Grand Prix partner Paul Mitchell will be title sponsor of the Paul Mitchell slopestyle skiing and both halfpipe events at Mammoth Mountain along with snowboarding slopestyle snowboarding in Park City.

Visa Freeskiing: The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix also incorporates the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix with freeskiing events at Copper Mountain, Mammoth Mountain and Park City Mountain Resort.

SCHEDULE
Wednesday, December 3
8:30am – 2:30pm Freeski Qualifiers
2:30pm – 3:30pm Snowboard Practice

Thursday, December 4
8:30am – 2:30pm Snowboard Qualifiers
2:30pm – 3:30pm Freeski Practice

Friday, December 5
11:15am – 12:15pm Freeski Practice
12:30pm – 2:00pm Freeski Halfpipe Finals – Awards immediately following

Saturday, December 6

11:15am – 12:15pm Snowboard Halfpipe Practice
12:30pm – 2:00pm Snowboard Halfpipe Finals – Awards immediately following

COPPER US GRAND PRIX SNOWBOARD WOMEN ATHLETES
Emily Arthur
Holly Crawford
Alexandra Duckworth
Caylnn Irwin
Katie Tsuyuki
Xueton Cai
Shuang Li
Juan Sun
Zhifeng Sun
Xiujuan Xu
Henna Ikola
Ella Suitiala
Clemence Grimal
Sophie Rodriquez
Mirabelle Thovex
Hikaru Oe
Queralt Castellet
Madison Barrett
Kelly Clark
Noelle Edwards
Kaitlyn Farrington
Summer Fenton
Arielle Gold
Madeline Schaffrick
Hannah Teter

COPPER US GRAND PRIX SNOWBOARD WOMEN ATHLETES
Katrien Aerts
Rosalind Groenewoud
Keltie Hansen
Cassie Sharpe
Anais Cafardeux
Megane Collomb
Marie Martinod
Ayana Onozuka
Yurie Watabe
Janina Kuzma
Virginie Faivre
Zyre Austin
Maddie Bowman
Jaimie Crane-Mauzy
Jeanee Crane-Mauzy
Annalisa Drew
Keri Herman
Devin Logan
Kimmy Sharp
Brigita Sigourney
Angeli Vanlaanen

For more information on this weekend’s events and how you can watch it live visit ussnowboarding.com.



The Dew Tour Returns to Breckenridge, Colorado


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Some of the biggest names in the world will be competing once again at the Dew Tour National Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado. Winter Olympic medalists Kaitlyn Farrington, Kelly Clark, Jamie Anderson, Enni Rurukajavi, Jenny Jones and more are slated to compete December 11-14, 2014. Last year’s Dew Tour winner Jamie Anderson went on to win Gold in Sochi and will be a contestant on the next season of The Celebrity Apprentice.

The Dew Tour is an great event to watch in person and when you’re not checking out the competition, there’s always sponsor booths that are worth checking out. Can’t make it to Breck to see it live? No sweat you can catch watch it on NBC and NBCSN.

2013 Dew Tour Winners2013 Snowboard Superpipe Winners

 

Confirmed Athletes:
Snowboard Superpipe
Queralt Castellet
Kelly Clark
Holly Crawford
Jenna Dramise
Arielle Gold
Elena Hight
Chloe Kim
Sophie Rodriquez
Maddy Schaffrick
Hannah Teter
Mirabelle Thovex
Cai Xuetong

Snowboard Slopestyle
Jamie Anderson
Sina Candrian
Amiee Fuller
Anna Gasser
Jessika Jenson
Jenny Jones
Cheryl Maas
Silje Norendal
Spencer O’Brien
Miyabi Onituska
Kjersti Ostgaard-Buass
Christy Prior
Enni Rukajarvi
Karly Shorr
Ty Walker

Freeski Superpipe
Maddie Bowman
Anais Cafardeux
Rowan Cheshire
Annalisa Drew
Virginie Faivre
Rosalind Groenwoud
Keltie Hansen
Janina Kuzma
Devin Logan
Marie Martinod
Ayana Onozuka
Brita Sigourney
Angeli VanLaanen

Freeski Slopestyle
Nikki Blackall
Jamie Crane-Mauzy
Emma Dahlstrom
Keri Herman
Dara Howell
Julia Krass
Kim Lamarre
Devin Logan
Anna Segal
Kelly Sildaru
Darian Stevens
Yuki Tsubota
Kaya Turski
Maggie Voisin

Women’s Event Schedule (Time in Mountain Standard Time)
Friday, December 12, 2014
9:30 am – 10:30 am Women’s Freeski Superpipe Final
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final

Saturday, December 13, 2014
9:00 am – 10:00 am – Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Final
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Women’s Freeski Slopestyle Final

Visit the DewTour for more information and follow the action on social media via Facebook, twitter and instagram.



2015 ESPN Winter X Games Invited Athletes


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The ESPN Winter X Games return to Aspen, Colorado on January 22-25, 2015. This will be the 14th consecutive year for the winter games in Aspen. The snowboarding, freeskiing, and snowmobiling competitions will be free and open to the public. The event will also play host to concerts, sports and more. Expect to see some of the top Winter Olympic athletes competing in the 2015 Winter X Games. Olympic Gold Medalist, Jamie Anderson leads the pack in the Women’s Snowboard slopestyle and other top female athletes like Torah Bright, Kelly Clark, Kaitlyn Farrington, Arielle Gold and Maddie Bowman. The rising star in the Women’s Snowboarding Superpipe is Chloe Kim. Kim was too young to be part of the Olympic team but don’t let her age fool you. She’ll be one to watch in the years to come.

Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe
Torah Bright
Kelly Clark
Kaitlyn Farrington
Arielle Gold
Chloe Kim
Rana Okada

Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle
Jamie Anderson
Isabel Derungs
Silje Norendal
Spencer O’Brien
Sarka Pancochova
Enni Rukajärvi

Women’s Snowboarder X
Carle Brenneman
Raffaella Brutto
Yuka Fujimori
Faye Gulini
Lindsey Jacobellis
Alexandra Jekova
Dominique Maltais
Nelly Moenne Loccoz
Helene Olafsen
Eva Samkova
Chloe Trespeuch

Women’s Ski Slopestyle
Dara Howell
Kim Lamarre
Kaya Turski
Maggie Voisin

Women’s Ski Superpipe
Maddie Bowman
Roz Groenewoud
Marie Martinod
Brita Sigourney

Competition Schedule:
Thursday, January 22, 2015
• Men’s Ski Slopestyle Elimination
• Mono Skier X Final
• Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Final
• Snowboard SuperPipe Men’s Elimination & Final
• Snowmobile Speed & Style Finals

Friday, January 23, 2015
• Snowboarder X Men’s, Women’s and Adaptive Finals
• Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Elimination
• Men’s Ski SuperPipe Elimination
• Snowboard Big Air Final
• Snowmobile Long Jump Final

Saturday, January 24, 2015
• Men’s Ski Slopestyle Final
• Women’s Ski Slopestyle Final
• Snowmobile Hillcross Final
• Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final
• Ski Big Air Final

Sunday, January 25, 2015
• Men’s & Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Finals
• Snowmobile SnoCross & SnoCross Adaptive Finals
• Men’s Ski SuperPipe Final

The X Games in Aspen will also feature concerts by Skrillex, Wiz Khalifa, Chromeo and Snoop Dogg , Jan. 22-25, 2015. For the complete list and more information on the X Games visit xgames.espn.go.com.



Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano booked for Feb. 28th – UFC 184


UPDATE: UFC President Dana White announced today (October 29th) that Rousey Vs Zingano will be held in Los Angeles on February 28, 2015. The event will take place as the co-main event at the Staples Center.


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The Women’s UFC Bantamweight Title will be on the line when Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano face off at UFC 182 on January 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight was confirmed by UFC president Dana White on UFC Tonight. The women will be the co-main event along side the Light-Heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier.

Both women are undefeated in the octagon. Before Cat’s last fight the champ shared this on instagram.

Been waiting a long time for this fight to happen… Best of luck to @CatZingano tonight 👊😼

A photo posted by rondarousey (@rondarousey) on

There’s a mutual respect between the two women and don’t expect too much shit talking leading into the fight. Rousey is coming off a 16 second routing over Alexis Davis in 175 and Zingano won via TKO over Amanda Nunes at 178. Let’s hope everyone stays healthy to kick the new year off with one helluva show.

Lead photo via instagram



Hendrickson Wins US Ski Jumping National Championships


Sarah Hendrickson won the K90 U.S. Ski Jumping Championship on Sunday in Lake Placid, New York. She won with a combined total of 245.5, narrowly beating out Jessica Jerome who finished second with 243.5 total. Coming in third was Tara Geraghty-Moats with 230.5.

Hendrickson was the first female ski jumper in Olympics History.


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Ending the summer with a National Title! Great competition for the US ladies out here today and ready for winter. World Champs Season 2015- Bring it! #wsjusa #fisskijumping #visa #redbull #usana #teamvisa #oakley #fluege.de

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US Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined Championships
Lake Placid, New York – Sunday October 12, 2014

Women (K90) Results (pdf)
1. Sarah Hendrickson – 245.5
2. Jessica Jerome – 243.5
3. Tara Geraghty-Moats – 230.5
4. Nina Lussi – 212.0
5. Nita Englund – 113.5
6. Logan Sankey – 64.0
7. Cara Larson – 59.0
8. Sabina Gasiencia – 23.5
9. Gabby Armstrong – 21.0
10. Sophia Nester – 11.0
11. Hana Schrock – 4.0

Follow the US Women’s Ski Jumping Team on Facebook.



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