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Alex Megos masters the difficult start of Coupe de Grace (9a) at Valle Bavona in Tessin - © Thomas Ballenberger / Red Bull Content Pool
SPORT - INTERVIEW
Alexander Megos is one of the most successful rock climbers of all time. When he was 19, with his ascent of Estado Critico in Siurana, Spain, he realizes the world’s first published 9a onsight. I contacted Alexander Megos to learn his opinions and experiences about the importance of individual sponsorship in rock climbing.
by Melisa Kaya
Adam Ondra – Photo by PETR PAVLICEK
SPORT - INTERVIEW
Adam Ondra is one of the most successful rock climbers in the history with his three world championship gold medals and 100+ ascents at 9a and harder routes. I had an opportunity to interview Adam Ondra and I asked about the importance of individual sponsorship in rock climbing.
by Melisa Kaya
Organizers of the 22nd annual Moloka’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O) announce an elite group of standup paddleboard (SUP) athletes will compete for the coveted title on the latest and evolving hydrofoil technology in the sport.
SPORT - EVENT
Known as foiling, elite athletes will compete for the first world title atop standup paddleboards equipped with hydrofoil technology, which could produce the fastest ever crossing of the famous Ka'iwi Channel
Source : Moloka’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships
Rich Johnston (pictured) and Dan Cauthorn co-founded Vertical World
SPORT - COMPANY NEWS
30 years ago, in a rundown warehouse in Seattle, two ordinary climbers made history when they glued chunks of rock onto sheets of plywood.
Source : Vertical World
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Professional Skateboarder Anthony Shetler
SPORT - INTERVIEW
In order to learn more about The Importance of Sponsorship in Extreme Sport, I asked Anthony Shetler who has an experience in both sides of the sponsorship agreements as a professional skateboarder and a brand owner.
by Meryem Aksoy
Scott Champion: 450SX AMA Supercross Series rider sponsored in 2018 by Partzilla.com
SPORT - COMPANY NEWS
Partzilla.com is excited to announce a sponsorship agreement with Scott Champion as he tackles the 450SX class of the AMA Supercross Series.
Source : Outdoor Network Corporation
Ducati Opens Newest Exclusive Showroom in New York City
LIFESTYLE - COMPANY NEWS
Grand opening event in downtown Manhattan showcases completely renovated store, now dedicated exclusively to Ducati motorcycles, accessories and apparel
Source : Ducati North America
Climbing
Katharina Saurwein - Photo by H. Wilhelm
SPORT - INTERVIEW
Katharina Saurwein is a professional rock climber who cares about her education life for her future while continuing her successful career in rock climbing. I asked Katharina Saurwein about her career, future plans, and her opinions about the importance of sponsorship in rock climbing.
by Meryem Aksoy
Jorg Verhoeven - Photo by Jon Glassberg
SPORT - INTERVIEW
Jorg Verhoeven is an experienced professional competition climber who has been competing in the Worldcup for 16 years and won the Overall Lead Worldcup in 2008. I contacted Jorg Verhoeven to learn his opinions and experiences about the importance of individual sponsorship in competition and rock climbing.
by Meryem Aksoy
Mathilde Becerra
SPORT - INTERVIEW
We talked about the importance of sponsorship with Mathilde Becerra, who won the French Lead National Championship both in junior and senior categories. Professional Rock Climber Mathilde Becerra shared her opinions and experiences with me.
by Meryem Aksoy
The reigning World Champion Jason Wynyard from New Zealand, here at the Single Buck, lost against Stirling Hart in the final. (PRNewsfoto/Stihl TIMBERSPORTS Series)
SPORT - EVENT
In front of 1,200 spectators in the sold out arena, the 28 year-old came out on top against eleven of the world's best logger sports athletes.
Source : Stihl TIMBERSPORTS Series
The Subaru Crosstrek Desert Racer confirms another season of off-road racing
SPORT - COMPANY NEWS
Dustin and Parker Grabowski pilot the 527 Car in 6 races this year, Fans get a chance to ride-along in a LIVE Race
Source : Crawford Performance Inc.
The Faction Collective Releases
SPORT - COMPANY NEWS
Swiss-based Faction Skis has teamed with world-renowned freeride skier and mountaineer Sam Anthamatten to create a new Prime Series ski collection reinforced with TeXtreme technology.
Source : TeXtreme(R)
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Jamie Barrow and Maserati Levante World Speed Record in St. Moritz
SPORT - COMPANY NEWS
Record breaking feat took place on the frozen lake of St Moritz in Switzerland, with Barrow and the Maserati Levante SUV hitting a maximum speed of 151.57 km/h
Source : Maserati
SEVENTY48 is a new sea race that challenges athletes to paddle, pedal or row 70 miles in 48 hours. Monday's race from Tacoma to Port Townsend, Washington will have 123 teams in kayaks, paddleboards and other human-powered watercraft; no sails, motors or support allowed.
SPORT - NEWS
Monday's first-ever SEVENTY48 begins with 123 teams in Tacoma, Washington
Source : Tacoma South Sound Sports Commission
A commercial raft from a member of the Arkansas River Outfitters Association (AROA) drops a rapid at high water on the Arkansas River in Colorado.
SPORT - NEWS
Rafting season runs from early May into September. High water occurs from mid-May into June with the snowmelt rush. After that, water management programs ensure ideal flows through at least mid-August.
Source : Arkansas River Outfitters Association
A commercial raft goes down Zoom Flume rapid on the Arkansas River in Browns Canyon National Monument near Buena Vista, Colorado.
SPORT - NEWS
Voluntary Flow Management Program Keeps Summer Recreation Going
Source : Arkansas River Outfitters Association
Casio G-SHOCK Kicks Off Yearlong 35th Anniversary Celebration
SPORT - EVENT
The evening began with David Johnson, Vice President of the Timepiece Division for Casio America, leading a press conference that featured G-SHOCK executives speaking to an audience of over 1,300 attendees regarding the evolution of the brand.
Source : Casio America, Inc.
Editors' Picks

Alexander Megos is one of the most successful rock climbers of all time. When he was 19, with his ascent of Estado Critico in Siurana, Spain, he realizes the world’s first published 9a onsight. I contacted Alexander Megos to learn his opinions and experiences about the importance of individual sponsorship in rock climbing.
by Melisa Kaya
Adam Ondra is one of the most successful rock climbers in the history with his three world championship gold medals and 100+ ascents at 9a and harder routes. I had an opportunity to interview Adam Ondra and I asked about the importance of individual sponsorship in rock climbing.
by Melisa Kaya
Jorg Verhoeven is an experienced professional competition climber who has been competing in the Worldcup for 16 years and won the Overall Lead Worldcup in 2008. I contacted Jorg Verhoeven to learn his opinions and experiences about the importance of individual sponsorship in competition and rock climbing.
by Meryem Aksoy
Katharina Saurwein is a professional rock climber who cares about her education life for her future while continuing her successful career in rock climbing. I asked Katharina Saurwein about her career, future plans, and her opinions about the importance of sponsorship in rock climbing.
by Meryem Aksoy
We talked about the importance of sponsorship with Mathilde Becerra, who won the French Lead National Championship both in junior and senior categories. Professional Rock Climber Mathilde Becerra shared her opinions and experiences with me.
by Meryem Aksoy
On April 26, 2012, Rannveig seriously injured in Geyikbayiri, Turkey. She took a 50-foot ground fall. With the support of her family and her own perseverance, she completed the recovery process and returned to the rocks. I asked Rannveig Aamodt about her career, accident, and thoughts about the importance of sponsorship in rock climbing.
by Melisa Kaya
In order to learn more about The Importance of Sponsorship in Extreme Sport, I asked Anthony Shetler who has an experience in both sides of the sponsorship agreements as a professional skateboarder and a brand owner.
by Meryem Aksoy
Known as foiling, elite athletes will compete for the first world title atop standup paddleboards equipped with hydrofoil technology, which could produce the fastest ever crossing of the famous Ka'iwi Channel
Source : Moloka’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships
Monday's first-ever SEVENTY48 begins with 123 teams in Tacoma, Washington
Rafting season runs from early May into September. High water occurs from mid-May into June with the snowmelt rush. After that, water management programs ensure ideal flows through at least mid-August.
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