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Ed Brown will be a guest judge on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay

10.28.14

Ed Brown will guest judge while femme fatales, Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Chef Anne Burrell, have their eyes on the prize: taking down the champ, Bobby Flay, in his own arena! Surf Chef Raphael Lunetta and Cowboy Chef Jake Gandolfo bring the heat before the winner takes on Bobby.

Watch on Food Network Novemeber 6th at 9pm CST. (read more)

Devin Logan Tells Us What It’s Like To Win An Olympic Medal

10.25.14

Devin Logan (Rob-Schumacher)

The Active Times

Devin Logan was no stranger to competition when she set foot in Sochi this past February. Skiing since age two, Logan has improved over almost 20 years, driven by her love of the sport. Her many accolades include three X Games medals, a national Champion title, two Winter Dew Tour Champion titles and, of course, an Olympic Silver medal. She is best known for her relaxed style, which combined with hard work and relentless training earned her a spot on the slopestyle podium in Sochi.

We spoke with her the week after her Olympic win and got to meet with her again this October. She told us what life is like after winning an Olympic medal, let us know what she’s looking forward to this season and spoke a bit about her hopes for the next Winter Olympic Games in 2018. (read more)

Welcome to Shade Global Boxing Champion, Marlen Esparza!

10.22.14

Vogue

We are very excited to announce that 8-time U.S. Women’s Boxing National Champion & 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist, Marlen Esparza, is part of the Shade Global team! Learn more about Marlen in her athlete profile on our Athlete’s page and follow her journey to the 2016 Olympic Games on her social media outlets below:

Twitter: @Marlen112Boxing

Facebook: Marlen Esparza

Instagram: @marlen_esparza

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Nick Goepper attends the #KnowYourPark premiere

10.22.14

Nick Goepper attends #knowyourpark premiere

Freeskier.com

On Friday, October 17, The High Fives Foundation premiered its latest B.A.S.I.C.S. documentary titled “#KnowYourPark” at a hip outdoor cinema in downtown Truckee, California. A couple hundred local supporters showed up with a collective eagerness for the oncoming winter, all utterly stoked to catch the first glimpse of the newest High Fives project.

This year, the High Fives Foundation chose terrain-park safety as the focus for its B.A.S.I.C.S. program (an acronym standing for Being Aware & Safe In Critical Situations). The film breaks terrain park safety into five core values: Know Your Protection, Know Your Conditions, Know Your Terrain Park Features, Know Your Progression and Know Your Etiquette. (read more)

People Who Inspire Us, Despite What Others Might See As Their Challenges

10.15.14

Jen Bricker

PARADE

Jen Bricker
Most people might think that if you want to be a tumbling gymnastics champion, you need legs. But just ask Jen Bricker if that’s true. She’ll tell you otherwise. “If you’re never given limits, you think you can do anything,” says Bricker, who because of a birth defect, has no legs. Born in Illinois, in 1987, her biological parents feared they couldn’t afford the cost of caring for their daughter. She was adopted by an American couple and raised in Oblong, a tiny town in Illinois. Bricker’s loving parents always encouraged her to pursue her dreams. Bricker’s dream? To be a champion gymnast. At 7, she started working on the trampoline. By the time she was in high school, she became the power tumbling champion of Illinois winning the state medal for gymnastics, against those who had had no physical challenges. She has since competed in the Junior Olympics and was a featured acrobat on Britney Spears’ Circus tour. When she was 16, her parents revealed that her biological parents’ last name was Moceanu. Yes, Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Moceanu, Bricker’s idol and favorite gymnast, was her biological sister. (read more)