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ROKA Expands World-Class Triathlon Team with Signing of Vicky Holland

DALLAS, Texas, April 20, 2016 – ROKA Sports, Inc. is proud to announce the signing of British pro triathlete Vicky Holland to a multi-year partnership. Holland blasted onto the ITU World Triathlon Series scene in recent years and will be a member of Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, achieving automatic qualification criteria with her standout performances at the Rio Test Event and her podium finish at the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Finale in Chicago last fall.

“I’m really excited to be joining the ROKA global pro team,” said Holland. “I know the brand has an excellent reputation on the elite circuit, and I am really enjoying wearing the Maverick wetsuit. I look forward to representing the brand in competition and working with the team over the next few years.”

Ryan Dolan, Vice President of ROKA said, “We are thrilled to have Vicky join our roster of world-class triathletes. She is a fierce competitor and an articulate brand ambassador. We can’t wait to see more success come to Vicky as she takes on the world’s best during this exciting Olympic year.”

Holland races next at the third stop of the ITU World Triathlon Series tour, Cape Town, South Africa, where she will premiere as a ROKA athlete.

April 20, 2016

ROKA Adds Rebecca Soni to Athlete Roster

Rebecca Soni

Six-Time Olympic Medalist Joins World-Class Athletes in ROKA Family

DALLAS, Texas, December 22, 2015 – ROKA Sports, Inc. today announced that three-time Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Soni, one of the most dominant swimmers of all time, has joined its roster of athletes. Soni’s Olympic victories also include three silver medals, giving her a career total of twenty-two medals in major international competitions. Having broken multiple world records during her astounding career, she currently holds the world record as a member of the 4x100-meter medley relay (short and long course). Soni was also named American Swimmer of the Year for three consecutive years, and Swimming World’s World Swimmer of the Year for two.

Soni has retired from international competition but her love of swim continues, and she has transitioned into a “life-athlete,” pursuing a daily quest for self-improvement that echoes the path of achievement in athletics. Through the RISE Mentors program, she is teaching a balanced approach to athletics and life, inspiring tomorrow’s champions in the journey to success.

“I’m on a quest to create my future the way I choose it to be, and I chose to be part of the ROKA family because it’s a company of athletes, for athletes,” said Soni. “I want to share everything I’ve learned with the next generation and show them that reaching their true potential requires dedication, drive and the right attitude throughout their lives. That sentiment is echoed at ROKA. There’s so much performance designed into everything ROKA makes, and that’s because they know and respect the passion of athletes.”

Rob Canales, Co-Founder and CEO of ROKA said, “We are honored to have such a talented and celebrated athlete join the ROKA family. We jumped at the opportunity to work with Rebecca as she takes on new challenges. We are excited to leverage her passion and unrivaled expertise. As Rebecca inspires the next generation and continues tackling new epic challenges in open water, triathlon and beyond, she will rely on innovations that reflect our uncompromising drive to create the very best.”

December 22, 2015

ROKA Signs 5x Ironman Champion Linsey Corbin

Linsey Corbin

ROKA Sports, Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with 5x Ironman Champion, 4x Ironman 70.3 Champion and Ironman American Record Holder, Linsey Corbin.

Linsey said, "The basis of my sponsorship philosophy is to only work with brands I truly believe in and whose product I would purchase on my own. I'm really excited to add ROKA to this line-up.  I have been fascinated by their product innovation and growth since they entered the triathlon market and am super excited about the opportunity to work with them this year. I have been working hard on my swim this off-season, and I am excited for a fast & fun year with the ROKA team. Partnering with a company like ROKA motivates me as an athlete to continuously improve."

ROKA’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing Ryan Dolan said, “We are thrilled to partner with Linsey Corbin.  She is the fastest American woman ever at the full Ironman distance and is universally respected for her professionalism off the course. Linsey is also one of the most approachable and recognizable figures in the sport of triathlon. We are honored to partner with her and we believe she’ll be an excellent ambassador for ROKA.”

ABOUT LINSEY CORBIN

Linsey Corbin grew up in Bend, Oregon with dreams of winning Olympic Gold in downhill ski racing. Linsey ran track and cross country in high school and her early college years before transferring to the University of Montana in Missoula where she found triathlon. Corbin is the Ironman American Record Holder with a time of 8:42:42. Linsey is also a 5x Ironman champion, a 4x Ironman 70.3 champion and has also finished on the podium at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships.

Linsey Corbin joins ROKA’s growing team of champion athletes including 6x World Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist Javier Gómez, ITU World Champion Gwen Jorgensen, 2x Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack, 2x ITU World Champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist Emma Moffatt, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion Melissa Hauschildt, 70.3 World Champion & 3x Xterra World Champion Julie Dibens, 2013 Kona Runner-up & Ironman/Challenge winner Rachel Joyce, 7x Ironman Champion Meredith Kessler, 4x Wildflower Champion Jesse Thomas, 5x Ironman winner Jordan Rapp and more.

ABOUT ROKA SPORTS

ROKA was founded in 2011 by two former All-American swimmers from Stanford University, who, after being frustrated by the offering on the market, set out to make the fastest wetsuits on the planet.  After two years of intense R&D, and testing by athletes of all abilities, ROKA launched its patent-pending Maverick wetsuit, Viper swimskin and SIM short training lines in 2013.

ROKA products were immediately sought out by elite and developing swimmers alike. Professional athletes in ROKA finished First Out of the Water at back-to-back IRONMAN® World Championships, IRONMAN 70.3® World Championships, and ITU WTS Grand Finals, as well as many other races around the world.  In 2014, ROKA athletes Javier Gómez and Gwen Jorgensen won three World Championship titles.  ROKA is also the Official Swim Sponsor for all US IRONMAN® races as well as the IRONMAN® World Championship.

ROKA is based in Dallas, Texas with employees in Boulder, Colorado and Southern California.

March 18, 2015

ROKA Partners with 6x Ironman World Champion Mark Allen

Mark Allen - ROKAKailua-Kona, Hawaii. October 8, 2014 — ROKA Sports, Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, coach, award-winning author, motivational speaker and ESPN's "Greatest Endurance Athlete of All-Time" Mark Allen and Mark Allen Coaching.

Mark Allen said, "I'm excited to announce our new Mark Allen Coaching partnership with ROKA. ROKA's advanced technology, innovation in materials and design, and proven product performance align perfectly with my objectives to ensure Mark Allen Coaching athletes are Always A Step Ahead".  

ROKA's Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ryan Dolan said, “Mark Allen is truly a pioneer and a legend in the sport of triathlon.  He was the first person to win an olympic distance world championship in 1989 and inspired me to do my first triathlon.  He continues to inspire and motivate others today, and we are honored to have Mark as part of the ROKA team. We look forward to collaborating with him and learning from his unparalleled knowledge and experience in endurance sports.”

ABOUT MARK ALLEN

Mark Allen is a six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion. He was named “The World’s Fittest Man” by Outside magazine, voted “The Greatest Endurance Athlete Of All Time” by ESPN, and selected as “The Greatest Triathlete Of All Time” by Triathlete magazine. He is a motivational speaker, coach, endurance sports product consultant, and award-winning author. Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You, co-authored with Brant Secunda, received the prestigious Nautilus Book Award in the category of Health, Healing and Energetic Medicine in 2010.

Mark Allen joins ROKA’s growing team of coaches and champions including 4x ITU World Champion & '12 Olympic Silver Medalist Javier Gómez, ITU World Champion Gwen Jorgensen, 2x Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack, Siri Lindley and Team Sirius, Mat Steinmetz and 51 Speed Shop, 2x ITU World Champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist Emma Moffatt, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion Melissa Hauschildt, 70.3 World Champion & 3x Xterra World Champion Julie Dibens, 2013 Kona Runner-up & Challenge Roth winner Rachel Joyce and others. 

Media Contact: 

Ryan Dolan, VP Sales & Marketing
Emai: ryan@rokasports.com

Phone: (877) 985-ROKA (7652) x 104

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October 09, 2014

ROKA Partners with Jordan "Rappstar" Rapp

ROKA Sports, Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with five-time Ironman winner and 2011 ITU Long Distance World Champion, Jordan Rapp.

“With a design team comprised of world-class swimmers with strong technical backgrounds, ROKA approaches every product from the standpoint of, how do we best solve this problem?” Said Rapp, “Rather than simply following what’s been done before. That mentality defines their current products and also some exciting products that are coming down the pipeline. And I’m proud to join and assist in the process.”

“I’m very excited to be joining the ROKA team. The Maverick Pro fits me perfectly and is a true joy to swim in.” Rapp added, “The Viper swimskins offer a real advantage. With swimskins being an essential tool for the biggest races in my season – especially Kona, I needed to partner with a company that excelled in both wetsuit and swimskin design, and ROKA certainly is that company.”

ROKA Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ryan Dolan said, “Jordan is an exceptionally talented athlete and well known for his technical approach to racing. He is a trusted and well-respected voice in the endurance sports community, especially concerning product choice and utilization for optimal training and racing. We are proud that Jordan Rapp trusts ROKA products and we are happy to have him as a part of the ROKA team.”

ABOUT JORDAN RAPP 

Jordan Rapp is a 5x Ironman winner and the 2011 ITU Long Distance World Champion. He’s married to former Canadian ITU standout Jill Savege, and together they have three kids – son Quentin (age 2) and twin daughters Ellie & Vanessa (age 5 months). A graduate in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, where he was also a varsity lightweight rower, he now lives in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Jordan “Rappstar” Rapp joins ROKA’s growing team of champions including 3x ITU World Champion & ’12 Olympic Silver Medalist Javier Gómez, Olympian Gwen Jorgensen, 2x ITU World Champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist Emma Moffatt, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion Melissa Hauschildt, 70.3 World Champion & 3x Xterra World Champion Julie Dibens, 2013 Kona Runner-up & Ironman/Challenge winner Rachel Joyce, 7x Ironman Champion Meredith Kessler, 2x Olympian Laura Bennett, 11x Iron-distance & 3x 70.3 Champion Gina Crawford, 4x Wildflower Champion Jesse Thomas and others.

May 07, 2014

ROKA Signs Olympic Triathlete Gwen Jorgensen

Gwen JorgensenDALLAS, Texas. February 12, 2014 — ROKA Sports, Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with professional triathlete and 2012 Olympian Gwen Jorgensen.


“With all of my focus now on the 2016 Olympics, I was looking for a swim partner that was willing to grow and innovate with me over the next few years,” said Jorgensen. “ROKA is doing that and in the process, I believe, helping to evolve the sport of ITU racing. ROKA currently has a phenomenal line of wetsuits and we are working together to create suits that will cater to my body and the demands of ITU racing.”

February 12, 2014

ROKA Signs 3x ITU World Champ & Olympic Silver Medalist Javier Gómez

Javier GomezDALLAS, Texas. February 12, 2014 — ROKA is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with 3x ITU World Champion, Xterra Off-Road World Champion, and 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist Javier Gómez.


"I am very excited about being part of the ROKA team.” Gómez said.  “The first day I swam in ROKA’s Maverick Pro Wetsuit and Viper Pro Swimskin, I knew that they were the fastest and most comfortable I had ever worn.  Looking forward to the years ahead, I am very motivated and incredibly excited to have formed a long-term partnership with ROKA.”

February 12, 2014

ROKA Signs '13 Ironman Kona Runner-Up Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce - ROKA ProDALLAS, Texas. February 5, 2014 — ROKA Sports, Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-year sponsorship with 2013 Ironman World Championship Runner-Up Rachel Joyce.


"I am delighted to be partnering up with ROKA for the 2014 season and beyond,” Joyce said.  “The ROKA team have put a lot of time into developing the design of the Maverick wetsuit, and I felt this immediately when I tried it for the first time.  The flexibility of the suit allows me to replicate my usual pool stroke, especially around the shoulders, plus it has some added features that actually enhanced my swimming.  I’m looking forward to some fast swims this year with ROKA.”

February 05, 2014

ROKA Signs 3x World Champion Melissa Hauschildt

Melissa Hauschildt
DALLAS, Texas. February 3, 2014 — ROKA Sports, Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-year sponsorship with professional triathlete and 3x World Champion Melissa Hauschildt.

"I’m very excited to be working with ROKA,” Hauschildt said. “I have just started, but in testing the products I have already seen my times dramatically fall in the pool.  I’m very impressed with the entire product line. I knew these guys were onto something, but they didn’t stop at just wetsuits.  The Viper swimskins and SIM shorts are amazing.  I'm really excited to see what I can do in a race.” 
February 03, 2014

ROKA Signs 2x World Champion & Olympic Bronze Medalist Emma Moffatt

Emma MoffattROKA Sports, Inc. - Dallas, Texas.  ROKA Sports, Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-year sponsorship with Olympic Bronze Medalist and 2x ITU World Champion Emma Moffatt through the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero.


"I’m very excited to work with ROKA,” Moffatt said.  “Swimming in my ROKA suits is an amazing feeling. No other suit I've worn before has the comfort and flexibility, which is a great combination for a speedy swim!”

January 29, 2014

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