New York, New York — February 18, 2015
RAPIDFORCE, creator of the world’s first and only pre-cut physio hybrid shapes, has announced the addition of two key members to the RAPIDFORCE Elite Team of brand ambassadors in February. 4-Time FIVB World Tour Champion and 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Phil Dalhausser and 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist April Ross have signed on as RAPIDFORCE brand ambassadors. These elite athletes join tennis star John Isner as the first official RAPIDFORCE Elite Team members in professional sports.
Phil Dalhausser and his partner Sean Rosenthal were recently named the 2014 Volleyball Team of the Year by USA Volleyball after a stellar season on the sand. Dalhausser helped the duo bring home 3 Gold Medals, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze on the FIVB World Tour finishing the year ranked 2nd in the world overall. “We’re always working out and we play tournaments almost year-round,” said Dalhausser. “From practice to the big stage, the RAPIDFORCE physio hybrid shapes stay in place and give me the comfort of knowing I have extra support where I need it most.” Dalhausser and Rosenthal are currently the top ranked men’s beach volleyball team in the United States.
World Champion April Ross and partner Jennifer Kessy helped the U.S. finish 1-2 atop the podium at the 2012 Summer Olympics following an epic battle with U.S. teammates Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings in the final match. In 2014, Ross joined forces with Walsh-Jennings to create another powerhouse duo with a real opportunity to bring home Gold at next year’s Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After experimenting with the products, Ross commented, “I am super impressed with the premium quality of the RAPIDFORCE physio hybrid shapes. Kerri and I have a big season ahead of us and I’m excited RAPIDFORCE will be joining me on our journey.” Ross and Walsh-Jennings are the #1 ranked U.S. women’s beach volleyball team heading into the 2015 season.
RAPIDFORCE has focused its initial marketing efforts specifically on impacting the volleyball and tennis markets. “These athletes must perform at peak levels on tournament weekends and we know they can’t afford to miss weeks of training,” said RAPIDFORCE VP of Branding and Marketing Jenny Smith-Skwierawski. “We are ecstatic that Phil and April have benefitted from our products and look forward to letting them tell our brand story as RAPIDFORCE Elite Team members.”