The sun is shining, temperatures are rising and Team USANA’s spring and summer athletes are making their way back in to the spotlight!
But that’s not all. As the seasons change, so are some of the lives of our USANA Ambassadors.
An Athlete’s Vow
This summer has already proven to be an exciting and memorable time for a handful of USANA Ambassadors, and technically, it hasn’t even started yet. With that said, we would like to congratulate freestyle skier, Grete Eliassen and boxer, Austin Trout on their recent nuptials.
Grete tied the knot with fiancé Josh on June 2, while Austin and his bride Marie made things official May 26. <3 We wish them both a lifetime of happiness!
Swimmers in Action
Last weekend U.S. gold medalists Conor Dwyer and Tyler McGill (who recently announced his wife is expecting a baby this fall) wrapped up competition as they made their last stop of the Arena Grand Prix Series in Santa Clara.
During the four-day event, Conor earned second-place finishes in the 400 free and 200 IM with times of 3:48.20 and 2:00.19 respectively, as well as two third-place finishes in the 100 free (49.59) and 400 IM (4:15.39).
Tyler also had notable finishes during the event, taking second in the 100 fly with a time of 52.42 and fifth in the 50 free with a time of 22.64.
For full results, visit usaswimming.org.
Meb Keflezighi competed in the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego half marathon alongside 17,983 other people last weekend, capturing a fourth-place finish. The 38-year-old Summer Games medalist, was the fastest American to finish the 13.1-mile course, averaging 4:45-minute miles for a total finish time of 1:02.11.
WTA at Roland Garros
USANA’s WTA Ambassadors continue to show the world just how good they are and have performed exceptionally well at this year’s French Open.
- Liezel Huber has partnered with Marcelo Melo of Brazil in mixed doubles and will face Lisa Raymond (USA) and Bruno Soares (BRA) in the quarterfinals round sometime this week. For live results, click here!
- No. 17 Sloane Stephens put on a show — winning three straight matches for the first time since Australia — before falling to defending champion Maria Sharapova in the fourth round 6-4, 6-3 Monday night.
- No. 9 Sam Stosur made it to round three, but failed to take down No. 18 Jelena Jankovic in a three-set heartbreaker. Sam also exited women’s doubles in the same round, falling to Cara Black (ZIM) and Marina Erakovic (NZL) 5-4, 7-6 with partner Francesca Schiavone (ITA).
- Similar to Sam, Zheng Jie also made it to round three in both women’s doubles and singles before exiting the tournament. Zheng faced Sharapova Saturday (7-6, 5-1) and Czechians Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka (6-3, 7-6) with partner Shuai Zhang (CHN) on Monday.
In other exciting WTA news, earlier this week we launched the USANA Open, our first Facebook-based promotion, that happens to feature dozens of prizes signed by several of our Ambassadors. For more info. click here!
Best of the USSA
Last month the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association held its annual awards banquet in Park City, where two recognizable faces were awarded with top honors in their respective sports.
Nordic Combined athlete and USANA Brand Ambassador Taylor Fletcher was named USSA’s Nordic Combined Athlete of the Year for his successful 2012-13 season. His most notable moments included landing his first World Cup podium and being apart of the first U.S. Men’s Nordic Combined team to medal at the World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy.
Women’s Ski Jumping-USA star Sarah Hendrickson was named USSA’s Ski Jumping Athlete of the Year for her notable season achievements, which included a World Ski Championship gold, 10 World Cup podium finishes and ending the season ranked second in the world.
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