Performance Sports Articles by Date

November 2012

  • Aksel Lund Svindal Takes Downhill, Super-G Titles At Lake Louise World Cup


    Posted over 1 year ago by John Ohail

    Norway’s alpine ski sensation Aksel Lund Svindal wasted no time this season jumping out to a commanding lead in the World Cup standings. With his downhill and super-G wins in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, Svindal took control of the season standings, with 200 total points. Svindal had previously won the super-G event at last year’s Lake Louise as well.

  • Oakley Alpine Ski Racing Team Primed And Ready For World Cup Season


    Posted over 1 year ago by John Ohail

    Winter looks like its finally ready to stay here in North America and the Oakley Alpine Ski Racing Team is more than ready to take advantage of the fresh snow. Already with a podium finish in Levi, Finland, compliments of young gun, Mikaela Shiffrin, the ever-growing Oakley team sets its sights on the upcoming World Cup season. Gathering across parts of Colorado, Oakley skiers can be found training harder than ever this year in preparation for 2013’s competition.

  • America’s 200m Man, Wallace Spearmon Jr. Visits Oakley World Headquarters


    Posted over 1 year ago by John Ohail

    Wallace Spearmon Jr. is as fierce as they come on the track. As America’s 200-meter standout, he can be seen lining up in the blocks along side some of the world’s quickest men, confident and never intimidated. While most look at Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and now Warren Weir, as unbeatable Jamaican powerhouses, Spearmon sees them as just within his reach. He’s represented the United States in two Olympic Games now and has unfortunately come home empty handed in both attempts. While this is a source of frustration for Spearmon, he uses it as utter motivation to train like he’s never trained before for the next four years, with one goal in mind. With an impressive fourth place finish this year in London, Spearmon already has his sights set on a medal in Rio 2016 and nothing’s going to get in his way. Not even Jamaica’s finest.

  • Aspen, CO Rallying Behind Hometown Alpine Ski Racer, Wiley Maple


    Posted over 1 year ago by John Ohail

    Unfamiliar with Wiley Maple? Now’s a good time to start getting to know the young alpine ski racer, because he plans on being around for a long, long time. Maple is still only 22 years old, but already he’s caught the eye of some of the top skiers in the sport.

  • Ian Poulter Comes From Behind To Win HSBC Champions in China


    Posted over 1 year ago by John Ohail

    Ian Poulter has had an amazing fall season, beginning with his marvelous display at the Ryder Cup in Illinois in August. Poulter won all four of his matches at the Medinah Country Club just outside of Chicago, which pitted the top US golfers against the best of the Europeans. Following up his impressive performance in the United States, Poulter came from behind at the HSBC Champions in Shenzen, China to overcome a world class group of Phil Mickelson, Jason Dufner, Scott Piercy and Ernie Els who all tied for second. Poulter compiled a staggering 21-under, 267 on the weekend at Mission Hills Olazabal Course in China. This was Poulter’s first victory of the 2012 season.