ENCINITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 5, 2014) - SKINS, the world's leader in gradient compression sportswear, has announced a partnership with New York Giants punter, Steve Weatherford. Recognized for his physique, strength and "maniacal" workout routine, Weatherford is an exciting addition to the brands existing line-up of professional athletes. Weatherford joins the team of elite athletes including, Triathletes Leanda Cave, Mary Beth Ellis and Christian Kemp, as well as CrossFit athletes Kenneth Leverich, Anna Tunnicliffe and Jeremy Kinnick. Weatherford will wear SKINS compression apparel during regular season games and assist the brand in product development across its A400, A200 and RY400 lines.
"Steve's success on the playing field, as well as passion for health and fitness is well-documented," said Dani Said, Marketing Director, SKINS North America. "Professional football players are among the fittest athletes in the industry, and we couldn't be more excited adding an athlete of Steve's caliber to our growing roster."
Entering his ninth season, Weatherford has been one of the league's most steady punters, having finished in the top ten in yards per punt in 2012 (ninth) and 2013 (seventh) and was a key contributor for the New York Giants in their Super Bowl XLVI-winning season in 2011. Prior to joining the Giants, Weatherford served as the punter for the New York Jets in 2009 and 2010. Weatherford is a former co-record holder of most punts inside the 20 yard line (42, 2010).
"Performance is my job, and in order to succeed I need to support my body, both in training and recovery," said Weatherford. "SKINS Compression provides that support for me. It keeps me determined, driven, while bringing out my true spirit of competition. They are the best compression wear in the game today."
SKINS rules the world in gradient compression performance equipment and is worn by professional athletes and active consumers worldwide including cyclists, runners, and triathletes, such as Olympic sailor and CrossFit competitor Anna Tunnicliffe, professional triathlete Kevin Collington and World Champion Leanda Cave. SKINS best-in-class gradient compression is supplied to top professional teams across many disciplines of sport, including professional cycling team Lotto Belisol, and throughout the NFL, NBA, and NHL with exclusive partnership of the Anaheim Ducks hockey team.
Originally developed in Australia in 1996, the brand was designed to take on a massive challenge: create a sports garment that improved performance and aided recovery. SKINS invested heavily in research to make this happen and is now Australia's leading therapeutic compression brand and is gaining similar recognition around the world.
Bringing this unique line of performance apparel to the United States in 2007, SKINS continues to make their number one focus research and development in order to improve, rigorously test and expand its range of products. SKINS is the only therapeutic compression sportswear brand supported by numerous independent studies published in peer reviewed medical journals. SKINS is also the only compression garments recommended and endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
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