DALLAS, Texas. March 7, 2014 — ROKA Sports, Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Vineman, Inc. the promoters of the multi-race Vineman triathlon series in Northern California, which includes Vineman 70.3, the Full Vineman, Barb's Race, and the Vineman Aquabike.
DALLAS, Texas. February 12, 2014 — ROKA Sports, Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with professional triathlete and 2012 Olympian Gwen Jorgensen.
“With all of my focus now on the 2016 Olympics, I was looking for a swim partner that was willing to grow and innovate with me over the next few years,” said Jorgensen. “ROKA is doing that and in the process, I believe, helping to evolve the sport of ITU racing. ROKA currently has a phenomenal line of wetsuits and we are working together to create suits that will cater to my body and the demands of ITU racing.”
DALLAS, Texas. February 12, 2014 — ROKA is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with 3x ITU World Champion, Xterra Off-Road World Champion, and 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist Javier Gómez.
"I am very excited about being part of the ROKA team.” Gómez said. “The first day I swam in ROKA’s Maverick Pro Wetsuit and Viper Pro Swimskin, I knew that they were the fastest and most comfortable I had ever worn. Looking forward to the years ahead, I am very motivated and incredibly excited to have formed a long-term partnership with ROKA.”
DALLAS, Texas. February 5, 2014 — ROKA Sports, Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-year sponsorship with 2013 Ironman World Championship Runner-Up Rachel Joyce.
"I am delighted to be partnering up with ROKA for the 2014 season and beyond,” Joyce said. “The ROKA team have put a lot of time into developing the design of the Maverick wetsuit, and I felt this immediately when I tried it for the first time. The flexibility of the suit allows me to replicate my usual pool stroke, especially around the shoulders, plus it has some added features that actually enhanced my swimming. I’m looking forward to some fast swims this year with ROKA.”
"I’m very excited to be working with ROKA,” Hauschildt said. “I have just started, but in testing the products I have already seen my times dramatically fall in the pool. I’m very impressed with the entire product line. I knew these guys were onto something, but they didn’t stop at just wetsuits. The Viper swimskins and SIM shorts are amazing. I'm really excited to see what I can do in a race.”
ROKA Sports, Inc. - Dallas, Texas. ROKA Sports, Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-year sponsorship with Olympic Bronze Medalist and 2x ITU World Champion Emma Moffatt through the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero.
"I’m very excited to work with ROKA,” Moffatt said. “Swimming in my ROKA suits is an amazing feeling. No other suit I've worn before has the comfort and flexibility, which is a great combination for a speedy swim!”
In her first race back after a serious bike accident at IM 70.3 EagleMan, Meredith Kessler returned to form to repeat as Vineman 70.3 Champion. Meredith was first out of the water and led the entire race. ROKA Pros Emily Cocks and Amy Marsh followed in 2nd and 4th out of the water, with Amy taking 3rd overall and Emily taking 6th. Brandon Marsh had a great swim, exiting with the front pack, and finished 7th on the day.
- Laura Bennett followed up her win at 70.3 Raleigh the week prior, taking 2nd Place and First Out of the Water at today's 70.3 Eagleman.
- Meredith Kessler - Exited second out of the water right behind Laura, but unfortunately Meredith was hit by an amateur on the bike and did not finish the race. Meredith was rushed to the hospital after sustaining a concussion and minor injuries. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Meredith, and we hope for a speedy recovery!
- Jenna Parker - Exited third out of the water behind Laura and Meredith, completing the ROKA swim trifecta. Jenna went for it on the bike, coming into T2 in third. She tired in the final miles of the run, finishing 6th, a great result for her second full race of the season.