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Adventure Technology 2014 Pro Team Boasts Elite Athletes Across the Paddlesports Spectrum

Input from top touring, whitewater and angling athletes drives brand innovation

GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 7, 2014) – Adventure Technology® enlists a roster of world-class paddling professionals in 2014 to drive brand innovation in key paddling categories including expedition touring, whitewater disciplines, and kayak fishing. This year’s diverse team is made up of athletes, explorers, photographers, anglers, and standout personalities who push the limits of kayaking and adventure. These men and women use AT paddles in a variety conditions to provide feedback directly to the design team, enabling the brand to be dynamic and responsive to paddlers’ needs across the spectrum of paddlesports.

“The AT team boasts nearly seventy incredibly talented and dynamic paddlers who are taking every aspect of kayaking to the next level, from running the world’s steepest waterfalls to exploring uncharted waterways and catching the biggest, most exciting fish species,” said Evan Lyendecker, marketing manager for Adventure Technology. “Feedback from these athletes who spend their days on the water is an integral part of our design process, and this insight makes it possible for us to create the most lightweight, durable, and performance-oriented paddles available today. We are proud to have this group of passionate paddlers representing our brand throughout the 2014 season.”

Led by standout adventure paddler Gareth Tate, Adventure Technology’s 2014 whitewater and touring team includes some of the most elite kayak adventurers and whitewater competitors. For 2014 Tyler Bradt will continue his Wizard’s Eye Expedition searching for the world’s greatest adventures, while Brendan and Todd Wells are set to shoot a film on rivers in the Pacific Northwest. Expert paddlers Jason Beakes, Anna Levesque and Brad Ludden will use their kayaking skills to help people gain confidence, learn teamwork, and inspire a love for the outdoors. Tate himself will launch and lead a Team Highlight Series spanning the sum of the team’s whitewater and touring expeditions and adventures.

The Adventure Technology Angling Team will be led by four regional managers: Jeff Little, Bobby Clark, CJ Siebler, and Troy Meyerhoeffer in the northeast. The Adventure Technology anglers will provide feedback on paddle trends, and will help promote the sport at tournaments and events across the country.

2014 Adventure Technology Pro Team – Whitewater and Touring

Anna Levesque

Ben Brown  

 Brad Ludden

Brendan Wells

Chase Nobles

Chris Wing

Christie Eastman

Clay Wright

Corey Volt

Daniel Dutton

Dave Farkas

Devyn Scott

Emily Shanblatt

Gareth Tate

Iker Beristain

Isaac Hull

Jacob Cruser

Jason Beakes

Katie Scott

Kim Becker

Laura Farrell

Leo Siecienski

Lizzy Adams

LJ Groth

Matías Nuñez

Max Ovett

Paul Stamilio

Peter Csonka

Robby Hogg

Sara James

Sam Ovett

Scott Ligare

Shane Groves

Stephen Wright

Todd Wells

Tyler Bradt

2014 Adventure Technology Pro Team – Angling

Aaron Dryden

Adam Harbuck

Alejandro Perez Arteaga

Bill Schultz

Bill Sikora

Bobby Clark

Brenden Terrill

Callie Shumway

Chris Gorsuch

Chris LeMessurier

CJ Siebler

Dave Easton

Dean Thomas

Eric Tebbets

George Stevens

Jason Stock

Jay Brooks

Jedediah Plunkert

Jeff Little

Jeff Malott

Jeff Suber

Jennifer Thomas

Joe Poole

Juan Veruete

Manny Torres

Mike Zilkowsky

Rob Knoles

Steve Garcia

Tommy Samuels

Troy Meyerhoeffer

Wade Nichols

For more information about Adventure Technology’s Pro Team visit blog.atpaddles.com/team or follow their activity at facebook.com/ATPaddles or instagram.com/AdventureTechnology

About Adventure Technology®:

In 1993, an idea for the first, whitewater-specific, ergonomic paddle was born. That idea grew into Adventure Technology (AT), a paddle maker who doesn’t seek to “balance” adventure with technology, but rather seeks to push both concepts to the outer limits. AT now delivers premium whitewater and touring paddles known for excellence in ergonomic design, craftsmanship and engineering innovation.  Located in Greenville, S.C. as part of the Confluence Outdoor family of brands, Adventure Technology continues its legacy of dedicated research and development, all in the name of a good adventure.  Visit us as www.atpaddles.com.

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