Oct 13, 2010 Los Gatos CA – Rocktape athletes recently captured over twenty prestigious wins in Cycling, Triathlon, Inline Skating and Badminton. In 2010, Rocktape athletes have stepped up onto the podium over 75 times and collectively hold 17 National Titles.
Of special note is Mara Abbottʼs win in the Giro Donne, the women’s equivalent of the Tour de France and Olivia Dillonʼs win at the Irish National Championship. Both ride for Peanut Butter & Co/TWENTY12 which has had a breakout season and is now ranked as one of the best womenʼs cycling teams in the world. Rocktapeʼs affiliation with PB&CO started in 2008 and will continue into 2012.
In preparation for the 2012 Olympics, Rocktape is aggressively adding athletes to its roster. The most recent addition is 2012 Decathlon hopeful Ryan Beckwith. Ryan is a former CIF 4x100m relay champion and runs the 100m in 10.48 and vaults a 17ʼ5”.
Supporting Rocktape athletes is a special network of “Rock Docs”. The recently launched Rock Doc program is the first of its kind and helps link athletes to medical professionals dedicated to treating athletes.
“With over 600 Rock Docs in network, Rocktape has become a hub that connects athletes and medical pros. Our program has created a vibrant community of like-minded people who are striving to reach the pinnacle in their lives though athletic competition. Weʼre thrilled to be able to help these groups come together,” said Greg van den Dries,
chairman of Rocktape.
Recently, Rock Doc Dr. Charmaine Magale treated both domestic and international athletes at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Dr. Magale had this to say about her experience: “I love the athletesʼ dedication and commitment to their sport. They are willing to do anything it takes to rehabilitate their injuries. I often get a funny face from them when they hear that putting on a few pieces of tape will heal the injury faster. When it does, they come back begging for more!” Dr. Magale added, “Rocktape was a great complement to the other skills I was able to provide. When other passive modalities did not produce results, Rocktape usually did.”
Below is a partial list of Rocktape athletesʼ most recent victories.
Suzy McCulloch – 1st, 2010 Diamondman Half Ironman
Cogen Nelson – qualifies at US Triathlon Nationals to represent Team USA in Beijing
Derrick Ng – 2nd, 2010 Canadian Championship, U23
Wouter Hebbrecht – 1st, 2009 World Championship Inline Speed Skating
Professional Mens Cycling
Daniel Holloway – 1st, 2010 U.S. Professional Criterium Championship, Gateway cup winner
Jackson Stewart – 2nd, Tour de Beauce, Stage 6 Tejay Van Garderen – 2nd, Tour of Turkey
Ian Moir – 1st, 2010 US Elite National Track Championship, Madison
Professional Womens Cycling
Mara Abbott – 1st, 2010 US National Road Racing Championship; 1st, Giro Donne
Megan Guarnier – 1st, 2010 Tour de Nez
Kaitie Antonneau – 1st, 2010 US Collegiate National Track Championship, Omnium; 2nd, 2010 US Jr National Road Championships
Sinead Miller – 1st, U23 2010 US Road National Championship; 1st, U23 2010 US National Time Trial Championship
Olivia Dillon – 1st, Irish National Championship
Ruth Winder, Cari Higgins, Hanan Alves-Hyde – 1st, 2010 US National Elite Track Championship, Team Pursuit
Cari Higgins – 2010 US National Elite Track Championship: 1st 500m; 2nd Omnium; 3rd Points Race
Hanan Alves-Hyde – 2010 US National Elite Track Championship: 2nd, Points Race; 4th Omnium
Beth Newell – 4th, 2010 US National Elite Track Championship, Scratch Race
Coryn Rivera – US Jr. Road National Championship: 1st, TT; 1st, Road; 1st, Crit; US Jr. Track National Championship: 1st, Keirin; 1st, Points; 1st, Sprint; 1st, Team Sprint; 3rd, Junior World Track and Road Championships
Daniel Farinha – 2nd, 2010 US Jr. National Championship, Madison
Ruth Winder – US Jr. National Championship: 1st, Flying TT; 3rd, Team Sprint; 2nd, Scratch; 2nd, Points
John Tomlinson – US Jr. National Championship: 2nd, Flying TT; 2nd, Points Philip OʼDonnell – US Jr. National Road Championship: 1st, Road; 1st, Crit; 2nd, TT
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