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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. Heckmans 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. Scotts 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.
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 69" 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.
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 106. 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 worlds best athletes. Its only fitting that he use the worlds best tape: KT Tape. Watch for Robbie, but dont blink. He runs the 40 in 4.4.
American employees spend roughly a third of their time at work, and many jobs - particularly in offices - are stationary. However, exercise is a vital and important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. So what do you do when you need to burn calories but are stuck in your cubicle? Consider the following.
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With the launch of KT Tape Pro we have a lot of new colors. It will be interesting to see if any of the new colors make the cut on next years list. Did your fav color make this list? Leave a comment and let us know.
KT Tape, category leader in motion-based sports medicine products, has partnered with Athletes Performance to make the full line of KT Tape products available to the worlds top athletes. Athletes Performance and its affiliated entities have chosen KT Tape as its exclusive provider for kinesiology tape products, professional education services, and related content development.
KT Tape (Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape) delivers the next generation of sports injury prevention and is already stocked by major sporting goods retailers and clinical professionals around the world. KT Tape uniquely enables athletes to perform their best by providing pain relief and support to sore muscles or injuries before, during, and after activity without restricting motion.
The new partnership with Athletes Performance provides thousands of elite athletes access to KT Tape, a revolution in injury management and prevention. KT Tape will provide professional training workshops, seminars, research opportunities, and support content to Athletes Performance clients, trainers and staff, allowing them to train further and faster than ever before.
At Athletes Performance we work with the worlds top athletes to offer the best in performance training, says Mark Verstegen, president and founder of Athletes Performance. We are always looking for innovative products that provide a further competitive edge to our athletes. We are excited to integrate KT Tapes professional education and product offerings into our methodology and treatment practices.
John Mackay, President of Lumos, Inc., the maker of KT Tape, added, Athletes Performance is the premier services provider to professional and elite athletes. We are pleased that they have recognized the value of KT Tape products and methodology in their practice. We look forward to working together with Athletes Performance clients and clinical staff to prevent injury, recover faster, and play harder than ever before.
KT Tape is used extensively by clinicians and rehab clinics as well as by consumers. Winner of the 2009 NATA Best in Show award for consumer health care products, KT Tape is distributed in over 20 countries and more than 6000 retail and clinical locations nationwide.
Athletes' Performance is the industry leader of integrated performance training, nutrition and physical therapy for elite athletes with 4 world-class facilities across America. Athletes Performance has trained many of the top champions in sport, including five #1 overall NFL draft picks, 54 drafted players in the 2011 NFL Draft, including 14 in the first round, and 87 MLB/MiLB players for the 2011 season. Athletes Performance is currently the fitness coaches for four MLS teams, the German National Soccer Team, as well as countless champions in tennis, golf, basketball, and hockey.
KT TapeTM is an elastic athletic tape used by athletes of all sports to enhance athletic performance by preventing and treating common sports injuries. Developed by Utah-based Lumos Inc., KT TapeTM is packaged in easy-to-use, pre-cut strips with instructions for most common applications. KT TapeTM is officially endorsed by Kerri Walsh, Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist.
In addition to training elite athletes, Athletes Performance also delivers leading-edge corporate wellness solutions through Core Performance. Core Performance is the leader in proactive wellness and works with leading companies like Intel to deliver measurable results through personalized and integrated programs to help employees achieve their goals. The Core Performance brand also includes five books by Mark Verstegen, partnerships with world-class companies like adidas, EAS, Gatorade, Intel, Sheraton, and Power Plate, and leading-edge content and customized online training programs at CorePerformance.com.
To find out the latest athlete news and information, follow Athletes Performance on twitter at @APCoach and join them on facebook at facebook.com/AthletesPerformance.