AUSTIN, TX (PRWEB) September 19, 2014
Neogenis Sport® announces Team BeetElite™, its new endorsement deals with six top-ranked Pro Spartan Team obstacle course racers. Team BeetElite includes athletes April Dee, Hunter McIntyre, Matt “The Bear” Novakovich, Rose Wetzel-Sinnett, Isaiah Vidal and Yancy Culp.
Each athlete is accomplished in their division and is consistently achieving podium finishes.
In 2014, April Dee, 35, had eight victories and 13 podium finishes. The previous year, April’s seven wins and ten podium finishes earned her a 2nd place spot in the Elite Female Spartan standings. In 2012 and 2013, April made her mark with back-to-back wins at the Spartan Race Glen Rose Texas Beast. April ended 2013 ranking 2nd in the Elite Female Spartan standings with seven wins and 10 podium finishes. The mother of two children attributes some of her competitive nature to the United States Army. From 1998-2003, April served active duty in the 82nd Airborne Division and the 10th Special Forces group at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, CO. April was the first female to participate in L.I.N.E., hand-to-hand combat training. April later became one of its first female instructors. In 2014 US Elite Spartan rankings, April is ranked 1st.
Appearing on the covers of Men’s Journal, Competitor, and Mud&Muscle magazines, Hunter “The Sheriff” McIntyre, 25, has yet to miss a podium in any of his 28 races. He placed 3rd at the 2013 Spartan World Championships, his OCR breakout. Also that year, Hunter ranked 3rd in Spartan Elite point standings. Hunter despite being a relative newcomer to OCR, is a fierce competitor and nutrition fanatic. In 2014 US Elite Spartan rankings, Hunter is ranked 1st.
Matt “The Bear” Novakovich, 40, is probably the most notable Spartan competitor with eight 1st place finishes and 13 podium finishes in 2014. Virtually unknown in the OCR community, Matt burst onto the scene at the 2013 Virginia Spartan Super when he defeated a group of the sport’s best racers. As a steeplechase runner in college at BYU, Matt was primarily a competitive cyclist, earning category 1 semi-pro status for seven years. Matt held nation-wide top ranking for three years. In addition to a background in cycling, Matt’s accomplishments climb to the mountains where he holds numerous records for mountain running and mountain ascent runs. In 2014 US Elite Spartan rankings, Matt is ranked 7th.
Rose Wetzel-Sinnett, 31, is another top BeetElite athlete with incredible accomplishments. Like Matt, Rose is an explosive Spartan Pro Team member who is new to OCR but has quickly set out to dominate the podiums. To date, Rose holds eight wins and 13 total Spartan podium finishes. Rose’s speed and endurance have allowed her to compete in the 800 meter run, triathlons, marathons, 200-mile bike rides, road racing, and mountain biking. In her 17 years of racing in each of these events, Rose has earned over 100 podiums. She is also a nine-time USATF Club Track & Field National Champion, a Big East Champ in the 4x800 meter relay, a Washington State Road Race Champion, and a Junior All-American in the 1500 meter run. In 2014 US Elite Spartan rankings, Rose is ranked 2nd.
In his short 21 years, Isaiah Vidal has recently performed at the premiere of sports of OCR and Ultra Endurance racing. At 19, Isaiah completed his first Spartan Death Race. He returned for more at age 20 and again, finished strong. Isaiah is continuing to add to his medal wall with two wins, five podium finishes in 2013, and another 12 wins in 2014. His fire for OCR was sparked when he was challenged by Spartan founder Joe DeSena to bike from Austin, TX to Killington, VT to compete in the 2013 Spartan World Championships. Isaiah departed Austin with no support crew and averaged over 110 miles a day. The two-week trip began his Spartan racing journey. In 2014 US Elite Spartan rankings, Isaiah is ranked 6th.
Yancy Culp, 42 is an elite obstacle course racer, ultra endurance and Master’s Track & Field athlete, and Personal Trainer for elite obstacle racers. Yancy has compiled numerous top 10 finishes in elite OCR races. He is also a Death Race finisher and two time Suck Race winner. Yancy is a former collegiate track competitor and served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy. Yancy will function as the BeetElite Team leader for OCR athletes.
“We could not be more proud to announce this BeetElite Team,” says Neogenis co-founder Joel Kocher. “It speaks volumes that Bear, April, Rose, Hunter, and Isaiah would collectively join the BeetElite Team. These top performers are in relentless pursuit of the edge, both in competition and in life.” He adds, “The BeetElite product is the only true performance-enhancing sports nutrition product that is also good for your health and well-being. Many studies have shown the cardiovascular health benefits of drinking beet juice."
BeetElite is a vegan, natural alternative source of nitric oxide for athletes, derived from specially sourced beets. The science-based technology was developed at the University of Texas at Austin. When mixed with 4-6 ounces of water, one 10 gram packet of BeetElite delivers the same nitric oxide power as one liter of beet juice or six average-sized whole beets.
BeetElite™ is a product of Neogenis® Labs, a leader in nitric oxide research, whose goal is to promote overall health and well-being by utilizing the best that nature and science have to offer.
Find full BeetElite team bios here http://neogenissport.com/team-beetelite/