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Monthly Archives: June 2012

  1. MMA fighter Scott “The Animal” Heckman teams up with KT Tape

    KT Tape welcomes Pro MMA fighter Scott “The Animal” Heckman to the team of KT Tape sponsored athletes.

    Scott “The Animal” Heckman is an extremely talented up and coming, motivated MMA fighter pursuing his dream to make it into the UFC.  He was recently called back for a second interview, photo shoot, physical and medical evaluation on January 9-13 by the UFC for a nationally syndicated TV show called The Ultimate Fighter 15 or “TUF 15”.  TUF 15 is a subsidiary of the UFC.

    Scott is a Bangor, PA native that began his career in the sport of wrestling at a very young age.  He amassed a career record of 142-19 at Bangor high school with two bronze medals and a fifth place showing at the PIAA state tournament.  He capped his high school career by placing 8th in the country at the highly touted senior national tournament.

    Our competitor then embarked on a successful collegiate career by becoming an NCAA Division I qualifier, a 2x PSAC champion in 2006-07, and two 4th place finishes in 2008-09.  During his collegiate career he defeated former middle weight UFC champion Frankie Edgar.

    Upon graduating from ESU he focused his efforts into the Mixed Martial Arts arena.  This turned out to be an excellent fit.  His blended wrestling background and street fighter approach has proven to be a very difficult situation for any opponent to handle.  Heckman’s boasts an amateur and pro record of 12-3 and has appeared on Spike television, Spiketv.com, and MTV2 via The Bellator Fighting Championships.

    Heckman is a determined competitor always seeking a way to unlock more greatness, and to continue building a successful career.  This takes a lot of time, sacrifice, and dedication.  Scott currently trains three times per day at different facilities to unlock all of his potential and make him the best athlete he can be for his sponsors. Scott’s done this thus far, hence his credentials.  He is a committed individual. His next fight will be The Main Event at The Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa. on June 16, 2012.

    Everyone wants to be associated with a winner and that is why Scott has partnered with KT Tape, an industry leader helping athletes everywhere stay active and do the things they love to do.  A little bit of success and flair goes a long way, but to finish this journey we know we need a solid team, and KT Tape is proud to be a part of that team.  We are not leaving this up to chance; instead we are doing everything in our power to get one step closer to a UFC championship. 

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  2. Ryan Wright Dunks with KT Tape.

    We are excited to welcome Ryan Wright as our newest KT Tape sponsored athlete. Ryan is currently one of the most dominant players in the Taiwan Super Basketball League, and is the current league Slam Dunk and Scoring Champion.

    The 6’9" 240 pound forward from Toronto, Canada currently leads the Taiwan Super Basketball League (SBL) in scoring at 19.3 points per game, a 54% field goal average, and ranks second in rebounding at 12.9 rebounds per game. Wright also placed top ten in both blocks and in steals at 1.0bpg and 1.5spg respectively.

    Demonstrating his love for the sport Wright also quickly developed into a fan favorite despite being the youngest import in the league, as he became the 2012 SBL Slam Dunk Champion and Scoring Champion.

    His college career panned out at two very successful programs at UCLA and Oklahoma where he competed in two Final Fours and an Elite Eight. Ryan Wright looks to join many of his former college teammates -such as Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook - to take his game to the next level in the NBA.

    So keep your eye on Ryan Wright as he continues to be one of the premier international basketball stars and you just might see him in the NBA in the future.

     

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  3. Strange Sports at the Games [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The Games are coming to London this year to once again showcase a variety of athletic feats. But not all the events have endured. The modern Games have been presented since 1896, but the competitions have changed quite a bit, including some that would raise a few eyebrows today. Here are 10 of the weirdest events to ever be a part of the Games. Did we miss anything? Leave a comment and let us know. thx

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  4. NFL Rookie Running Back is KT Tape's Newest Sponsored Athlete

    KT Tape is proud to announce yet another addition of elite talent to our list of sponsored athletes: NFL rookie running back prospect Robbie Frey.

    Last year Robbie played 12 games and led Kutztown University in his senior year with 1,185 rushing yards on 189 carries. He was fourth in the PSAC and 28th in Division II in rushing(98.75). Frey rushed for 11 touchdowns, the most by a Kutztown running backsince 2002. He had a career-high 158 yards on the ground against East Stroudsburg on Oct. 8 while scoring a pair of touchdowns.  He scored multiple TDs in three games. Frey also had eight catches for 30 yardsthroughout the season.  He returned nine kickoffs for an average of 29.8 yards including a 71-yarder against Shippensburg on Oct. 1. He finished the season with 1,483 all-purpose yards.  The Golden Bears won a school-record 11 games in 2011 and won their first PSAC Championship. Kutztown was the No.3 seed in the NCAA Division II Super Region One playoffs and advanced to the second round.

    Among the 2012 NFL running back prospects, Robbie has the 9th fasted 40 yard dash.  He did 24 reps of 225lbs, 4th best among the 2012 prospects and had the 2nd best broad jump at 10’6”.  Check out his stats from our friends at Corexcell.

    Robbie has a promising career ahead of him in the NFL playing with some of the world’s best athletes.  It’s only fitting that he use the world’s best tape: KT Tape.  Watch for Robbie, but don’t blink.  He runs the 40 in 4.4.

     

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