Pipe Sweep: Queralt Castellet, Gretchen Bleiler and Ellery Hollingsworth Dominate Canadian Open Halfpipe Podium
Oh Canada…just got owned by the Oakley Women’s Snowboard Team. Lead by the Big O’s Spanish ripper, Queralt Castellet, the Halfpipe Podium at the Canadian Open was rounded out by fellow Oakley riders Gretchen Bleiler and Ellery Hollingsworth for a full sweep. It was Q’s second run of the Finals on Friday night that locked in her resounding victory – throwing down a frontside 900, backside 540 mute, frontside 540, backside air and her very first fronside 1080 for an 84.73 to seal the deal.
Resurrection: Track & Field Star Lolo Jones Claims Big U.S. Open and Russian Winter Meet Victories, Hurdles Toward London
Lolo Jones is no stranger to obstacles. Oakley’s Track & Field star, the heavy favorite in the 100 hurdles at the 2008 Olympics, has endured a tumultuous past year. Finding strength to recover physically and psychologically from her spine surgery in August proved to be one of her career’s most immense challenges. But in a show of remarkable recovery, Lolo returned to the scene with an aura of dominance, claiming a resounding victory in the 50-meter hurdles with a 6.78 second finish over Tiffany Porter at the U.S. Open late January.
She’s the top ranked women’s golfer in the world. And she’s thriving in the spotlight. Oakley’s LPGA star, Yani Tseng, displayed her nerves of steel after a thrilling final hole on Sunday at the LPGA Thailand – fending off a possible playoff after fellow Oakley star Ai Miyazato made a final charge with a close approach. Her eventual one-stroke victory following a killer 100-yard shot, and a tap-in putt for birdie, dazzled the Thai crowd.
Oakley is pleased to welcome Taiwanese golfer Yani Tseng to the company’s Global Women’s Team! Ranked number one in the Women’s World Golf Rankings, Yani has relied on Oakley’s unique blend of technology, performance and style for years. Her penchant for winning tournaments and setting records not only aligns with Oakley’s drive to set industry standards for premium sport performance products, but also makes her a fitting ambassador among the company’s crop of driven young golfers revolutionizing the game today.