Brooks-Range Mountaineering Equipment to Sponsor U.S. Snowshoe Team

Brooks-Range announces that it will be the title sponsor of the U.S. National Snowshoe Team for the 2011/12 season.

Brooks-Range Mountaineering Equipment, a manufacturer of high-quality backcountry and mountaineering equipment, is pleased to announce that it will be the title sponsor of the U.S. National Snowshoe Team for the 2011/12 season. Team Brooks-Range will be provided with Brooks-Range products throughout the snowshoe season that will include the Cirro jacket as well as other key Brooks Range products.

“Brooks-Range has very strong brand awareness in the ski and mountaineering community so we thought sponsoring the U.S. Snowshoe Team would be a natural extension of the brand to help us spread the word among athletes in alternative winter sports,” says Jeff Blakely, general manager for Brooks-Range Mountaineering Equipment. “Many of these athletes are going to be competing all across the U.S. and abroad in numerous international snowshoe race events during the 2011/12 season and Brooks-Range is excited to be a part of that.”

Team Brooks-Range is comprised of sixteen athletes. Their race results will be posted on the Brooks-Range Facebook page throughout the winter along with information about the national championships, taking place in Frisco, Colo., Feb 24-26, 2012.

The team rosters are as follows:

Junior Boys National Team
Mitchell Kasyon (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Ben Palladino (Paul Smiths, NY)
Paul Seliger (Marathon, Wis.)

Junior Girls National Team
Samantha Lewis (Boulder, Colo.)
Carolyn Stocker (Westfield, Mass.)
Michayla Heil (Medford, Wis.)

Senior Men's National Team
Eric Hartmark (Duluth, Min.)
Scott Gall (Cedar Falls, Iowa)
Michael Reneau (Corvallis, Ore.)
Jeffrey Beck (Rochester, NY)
Greg Hexum (Esko, Minn.)

Senior Women's National Team
Brandy Erholtz (Evergreen, Colo.)
Amber Ferreira (Concord, NH)
Erin Ward (St. Paul, Minn.)
Cheryl Paulson (Nederland, Colo.)
Laurie Lambert (Austin, Texas)

Team Director: Mark Elmore (Knightdale, NC)

For more information on the United States National Snowshoe Team and/or the U.S. Snowshoe Association, go to

About Brooks-Range
Brooks-Range is a manufacturer of mountaineering and outdoor equipment located in Fremont, Calif., providing innovative, top-quality backcountry and outdoor gear for professional guides and recreational travelers alike. Brooks-Range products -- designed to deliver the ultimate in utility, comfort and safety in the backcountry and outdoors – are tested by some of the world's top mountaineering, avalanche and backcountry professionals. These experts form the core of the Brooks-Range Advisory Board. Most products are made in the USA and are sold at outdoor retail shops nationwide, and on the web at:

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