Our Tender Belly athletes represent all things Certified Awesome – the relentless pursuit of better. They hunger for adventure, competition and a chance to be the best. Endurance, grit, toughness, tenacity – our sponsored athletes inspire us to play hard and work harder, every day.
Starting at age 8 and turning pro skateboarder at age 16, Greg Lutzka has become a top name in street skateboarding. He has racked up 24 first place/gold medalist awards including winning the world’s largest purse prize at The Money Maloof Cup in New York City.
Greg has a passion for traveling, learning and self-growth. He encourages positivity in his every-day life and emphasizes giving back to the community. When asked what inspires Greg, he replied, “People uplifting people in life.”
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Dave Bachinsky got his start in skateboarding at just two years old when his uncle gave him his first skateboard. He turned pro at age 16 and from there, the rest is history. Dave’s biggest accomplishment is kickflipping the infamous 20-stair El Toro.
This 14 year old CO native has been racing competitive go-karts for six years. Not only does he have several outdoor IKF sanctioned podium finishes, he also holds the Unser Racing Junior & Adult record at 28.984 seconds.
Speeds over 70 Miles-Per-Hour while pulling over 3G of lateral forces take a toll on the body! “Tender Belly gives me long lasting energy and protein to power me through the weekend races!”
Few men can flip calves and ride horses as gracefully as they can flip tricks and ride mountains. Raised on a Wyoming cattle ranch, Mark learned true grit from a young age and brings it to his snowboarding.
From big, sketchy lines to massive cheese wedges, Mark approaches the backcountry with an irreplaceable devil-may-care attitude that sets him apart from the herd.
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Park City native, Todd Ligare, has been skiing since he was three years old. A self-proclaimed “wanderer,” Todd is known for his unique riding style with appearances in some of our favorite ski videos from Teton Gravity Research.
Todd is also a two-time Freeskier Magazine - Skier of the Year nominee and a NCAA National Champion.
Widely recognized for the biggest airs in skiing, Julian Carr has been featured in seven Warren Miller films, developing a reputation not only for big airs, but for all around skiing. He’s received a ‘Photo of the Year’ award, #3 in Reader’s Poll from Powder Magazine, won the prestigious Sickbird Award on the Freeskiing World Tour, and he holds two world records in cliff height. Julian serves as an ambassador for Protect Our Winters (POW), and he’s the founder of Discrete Clothing. Most recently, Julian founded a mountain running series, the Cirque Series, which is in its fourth season.
A member of the elite Desert Warriors mounted archery team from Scottsdale, AZ, Erin is quickly taking the sport by storm, earning first place in her division at the August 2018 American Mounted Archers competition.
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With club head speeds well over 150 MPH and a career longest drive of 448 yards, Josh is ranked inside the Top 40 in the world. He has qualified for three straight World Championships.
What you don’t know… Josh is a former Division 1 college basketball player who never even played college golf. As he would say, “ I can just hit the SNOT out of a golf ball!”
Dash is a professional skier, recognized for a smooth style, penchant for big air and eagerness to travel to all corners of the globe. He was nominated for Best Male Performance of 2013 at the Powder Awards and is currently in his tenth season as a TGR athlete.
Ben was first exposed to the triathalon at the University of Montana in Missoula and quickly rose to the top of the ranks at the collegiate level.
Since turning pro in 2007, Ben has become a 4-time Ironman Champion, 4-time Ironman 70.3 Champion, as well as Xterra and Rev3 Champion.