ROKA Sports, Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with five-time Ironman winner and 2011 ITU Long Distance World Champion, Jordan Rapp.
“With a design team comprised of world-class swimmers with strong technical backgrounds, ROKA approaches every product from the standpoint of, how do we best solve this problem?” Said Rapp, “Rather than simply following what’s been done before. That mentality defines their current products and also some exciting products that are coming down the pipeline. And I’m proud to join and assist in the process.â€
“I’m very excited to be joining the ROKA team. The Maverick Pro fits me perfectly and is a true joy to swim in.â€ Rapp added, “The Viper swimskins offer a real advantage. With swimskins being an essential tool for the biggest races in my season – especially Kona, I needed to partner with a company that excelled in both wetsuit and swimskin design, and ROKA certainly is that company.â€
ROKA Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ryan Dolan said, “Jordan is an exceptionally talented athlete and well known for his technical approach to racing. He is a trusted and well-respected voice in the endurance sports community, especially concerning product choice and utilization for optimal training and racing. We are proud that Jordan Rapp trusts ROKA products and we are happy to have him as a part of the ROKA team.â€
ABOUT JORDAN RAPP
Jordan Rapp is a 5x Ironman winner and the 2011 ITU Long Distance World Champion. He’s married to former Canadian ITU standout Jill Savege, and together they have three kids – son Quentin (age 2) and twin daughters Ellie & Vanessa (age 5 months). A graduate in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, where he was also a varsity lightweight rower, he now lives in Thousand Oaks, CA.
Jordan “Rappstarâ€ Rapp joins ROKA’s growing team of champions including 3x ITU World Champion & ’12 Olympic Silver Medalist Javier GÃ³mez, Olympian Gwen Jorgensen, 2x ITU World Champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist Emma Moffatt, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion Melissa Hauschildt, 70.3 World Champion & 3x Xterra World Champion Julie Dibens, 2013 Kona Runner-up & Ironman/Challenge winner Rachel Joyce, 7x Ironman Champion Meredith Kessler, 2x Olympian Laura Bennett, 11x Iron-distance & 3x 70.3 Champion Gina Crawford, 4x Wildflower Champion Jesse Thomas and others.
ABOUT ROKA SPORTS
ROKA is a performance multisport brand that was founded in 2011 by two former All-American swimmers from Stanford University, who, after being frustrated by the wetsuit offerings on the market, set out to make the fastest wetsuit on the planet. After two years of product development, the ROKA team launched their patent-pending Maverick wetsuit, Viper swim skin and SIM short training line in March 2013.
In their first season, ROKA products saw widespread acceptance by elite and developing swimmers alike, and ROKA pro athletes finished first out of the water at the Ironman World Championship, the ITU WTS Grand Final, the Hy-Vee 5150 Elite Cup Championship, several Ironman and Ironman 70.3 races, and more. ROKA is based in Dallas, Texas with employees in Southern California.