Teva Tribe Kayaker Rush Sturges Qualifies For US World Freestyle Champ

Goleta, CA (June 1, 2009) – The best kayakers in the nation rallied at the highly acclaimed $1million whitewater park in Glenwood Springs, CO over the weekend for the United States Freestyle Kayaking Team Trials.
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Teva Tribe Kayaker Rush Sturges Qualifies For US World Freestyle Championship



Goleta, CA (June 1, 2009) – The best kayakers in the nation rallied at the highly acclaimed $1million whitewater park in Glenwood Springs, CO over the weekend for the United States Freestyle Kayaking Team Trials. Spectators cheered on athletes who were competing for a spot on the 2009 team that will represent the US at the World Freestyle Championships in Switzerland in August 2009.



At the close of the event on Sunday, it was announced that Teva Tribe pro kayaker, Rush Sturges, secured his spot on the US Freestyle Kayaking team with his fifth place finish. He will be competing at the US World Freestyle Championships for the fourth year in a row where he secured title of Junior World Champion in 2003.



“Being more of a big wave kayaker, I've been training hard over the last 5 weeks for the 09 Team Trials. It feels great to have a chance to once again represent the US at the World Freestyle Championships in Switzerland along with my fellow teammates.” Says Rush Sturges, Teva Tribe Professional Kayaker



Rush will continue his training for the Switzerland event as he travels to Vail, CO for the 8th annual Teva Mountain Games June 4-7th where he will compete in Bud Light Lime Steep Creek, Down River and 8 Ball Sprint events. For a full schedule of events, visit www.tevamountaingames.com.



“We are thrilled to hear of Rush's achievements this past weekend in Glenwood.” Says Peter Warren, Teva Sports Marketing Through Rush's dedication to the sport of kayaking and to Teva, we're proud to have him on the Teva Tribe and look forward to the Teva Mountain Games where our Team will be coming together to celebrate.”



For more information on Teva, please contact Jaime Eschette at 800-433-2537 x178 or via e-mail at jeschette@deckers.com.



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