Contact: Sten Rasmussen

Huntington Beach, CA – December 2014 — VIRUS | Action Sport Performance is prepared for the upcoming Supercross and Motocross racing season and is pleased to introduce its Vteam for 2015. The team presents an impressive roster of championship-winning riders including Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Davi Millsaps and Wil Hahn continuing with the team as well as Dakota Tedder from Team Tedder. VIRUS is proud to welcome Jake Weimer, also from Team Tedder.
“We are extremely excited about our Vteam! With Millsaps and Hahn on the same racing team this year and sharing the same trainer, Ryan Fedorow, VIRUS will be collaborating with them to develop new products specific to their needs for training, racing, and recovery,” said Sten Rasmussen, VP of Marketing. “We will also be working closely with Team Tedder to supply them with VIRUS products that will help elevate their racing program.”
Davi Millsaps is a well-known and respected athlete in the motocross world and has garnered many achievements including an East Coast Supercross Lights championship; multiple 450 main event wins and is currently the 2014 Monster Cup Champion.
“I am really excited to continue my relationship with VIRUS and look forward to pursuing the development of new products specific to motocross and training,” stated Millsaps. “ VIRUS has been instrumental in my training and racing program. The VIRUS compression base layers have helped combat fatigue and sped up my recovery — allowing me to push harder with my program.”
Wil Hahn is competing for his second year in the 450 Supercross class with a new team and mindset. He has been training hard and testing his new Monster Energy Kawasaki vigorously in preparation for the 2015 season. As a former 250SX East Title Champion, Hahn knows what it takes to have a successful program.
“I am really pumped to continue with VIRUS for 2015 because I think they make great products for my training and racing program,” said Hahn. “And because the commitment to their athletes is unreal. They have a training facility at their headquarters for Vteam athletes to use at their disposal — they want to see their athletes succeed and they create the products to help make that happen!”
In addition, VIRUS is honored to have Team Tedder, which includes 250 Class Rider Dakota Tedder. They recently added Jake Weimer to their program to compete in the 450 Supercross Class. Weimer’s claimed the 2010 West Coast Lites title in dominant fashion with four wins and two podiums. Weimer also took part in the huge underdog victory for the U.S. in the 2009 Motocross des Nations. Plus, Tedder had his best SX season to date in 2014. He is looking forward to improving in 2015 and will compete in the 250SX East Coast series.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with VIRUS for 2015,” said Matt Tedder, Team Owner. “VIRUS offers great compression base layer products that will help Dakota and Jake through the various weather conditions that are endured during the SX and motocross season.”
Tedder also continued to say that he feels VIRUS products are very conducive to a successful training and recovery program as he witnessed with Dakota’s great results during the 2014 Supercross season.
VIRUS has been working diligently with all of their Vteam athletes to ensure that they continue to improve their products and create a line specifically focused on the offroad/motocross athlete. “By listening to our athletes input, we have come up with some great new products that will be moto driven and launched in 2015,” stated Rasmussen.
“Over the past two years, it has been great to see the improvements in design and fit related to my feedback,” said Millsaps, in relation to their collaborative effort. “The new VIRUS moto collection that will be coming out in 2015 will be the ‘go to’ product for all riding and training needs.” Hahn also commented that he wears them for just everyday use because of how comfortable they are!

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Connor Baxter Wins The Maui-2-Molokai Championships For the 6th Consecutive Year!


The 2014 Maui-2-Molokai World Cup Championships was a great event. We all got up early – 5:00am – so that we could gas up the boat and get over to Mala Wharf to launch our boat. My dad, mom, sister and girlfriend were all on the boat to cheer me on.

The race started at Honolua Bay at 10 o’clock on the dot. When the horn blew Kai, Dave, Livio, Travis and I – as well as the rest of the competitors all stood up and started paddling towards Molokai. There were 76 competitors this year – which was fantastic.

This crossing is a 27 mile race to Kaunanakai town on Molokai. For the first hour we have to get across to Molokai – then for the last two hours we get to go straight down the coast along Molokai. This is my favorite part of the race because you get to catch a lot of great glides that go very far. In the beginning Kai, Travis, Dave and I were all pretty much together and then I caught a perfect swell and put a little gap on everyone. From this point on I didn’t turn around and just kept the power on – catching glide after glide.

Next thing you know I had a very comfortable lead and knowing that I have a lot of races coming up I let off some of the power off and just started surfing the bumps. I was in the zone and kept a good pace going for the last 13 miles down the coast to the harbor. When I finally saw the harbor entrance I knew I had the win, but I hadn’t noticed Kai gaining on me. So my dad, mom, sister and girlfriend started yelling to paddle harder. So I shifted into overdrive and put the power on for the last 5 miles. It was high tide so I decided to go on the inside through the reef – which was smart but very risky. I had a few moments where I hit my fin and had to jump on the nose of my board. I kept the lead with a solid two minutes ahead of Kai. Dave Kalama was third, Travis Grant fourth and Livio Menelau fifth.

My time was 3 hours and 4 minutes – only 9 minutes off my official record time set of 2 hours 55 minutes. Not bad considering the conditions were not as epic as that year.

I am super stoked to win this crossing again for my 6th time in a row. I now have a good feeling that this is my race and my goal is to win it for many more years to come.

I want to thank my sponsors for all their support – Starboard, Dakine, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Rainbow Sandals, Futures Fins, Virus Sportswear, Trident Sports, GoPro, OnIt Pro, Waterman’s Sunscreen, Garmin, Igloo Coolers, Hammer Nutrition, iDcard, Sunrite Maui, and Hi-Tech Sports.

Also a big Mahalo to all the event organizers and volunteers. Great Event!! Thanks Rodney!

Connor Baxter

** Photos by my momanger – Karen Baxter (except for the one she is in – which my sister Ashley took!)

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Fountain Valley, CA – July 2014 — Industry leaders Asterisk and VIRUS Action Sport Performance are thrilled to introduce a brand new product to the marketplace and announce their partnership in creating the first ever specialized performance apparel. Under the Asterisk banner, these unique collaboration pieces were officially unveiled July 1st and have since seen tremendous interest.
“Announcing a new product is always an exciting time for us, especially when we are able to team up with such a great brand such as Asterisk,” said Sten Rasmussen, VP of Marketing for VIRUS. “We are confident that athletes will appreciate and benefit from the well thought out design and effectiveness of the apparel.”
After much research and seeing a rising need for this type of product, both companies decided to design something functionally better in a knee brace product for athletes. This collaboration consists of a patent pending functional knee brace pant called the Zero G Pant. The Asterisk team created a pant that envelops the knee brace, which allows it to keep the brace in place utilizing compression from the hips. VIRUS added the specialized fabrics and compression fits to improve athletic performance.
“The brand new Zero G performance knee pant was born out of a need and solution for those who require this product in their sport,” stated Rasmussen. “We were approached by Asterisk over a year ago and since then have been feverishly working and testing it on many of Asterisk’s motocross athletes and are now ready to reveal it to the public!”
Just to name a few, some of these athletes include Davi Millsaps and a hand full of Asterisk test riders. “These new VIRUS pants are probably the best thing a company has ever created for knee braces,” said Millsaps.
Former pro motocross racer and current Suzuki Test Rider, Chris Wheeler, said that he knew he liked the new pant, but indicated that it wasn’t until the companies took back the product from him that he realized how much he needed it. “I had become aware that I was wearing regular knee braces again without the Asterisk pant on,” stated Wheeler.
The hope is that this provides a great option for athletes who wear knee braces during their sport. The Zero G Pant has the ability to work with all knee braces and also allows compression and cooling as a part of VIRUS’ signature Cool Jade fabric. This allows the skin to stay cool and dry during and after any activity. The well-received fabric has a strong reputation within the industry and has acquired many returning customers. Users will enjoy the aesthetics that Asterisk are known for combined with VIRUS’ specialized technology.
“We are pleased to join forces with VIRUS to bring these much needed products to our customers,” stated Dave Castillo, co-founder of Asterisk. “With their superior reputation and continued expansion into the action sport marketplace, we are confident they are a perfect fit for this new product and are beyond excited to introduce this new product to our line.”

Founded in 2010, VIRUS uses the most advanced fabric technology to create athletic apparel that elevates the athletic ability to the highest potential. Using the earth’s natural resources, VIRUS created fabrics that provide ultimate cooling, warming, and recovery benefits. Paired with an innovative anatomical design, compression technology, and revolutionary comfort and feel, one can have the confidence that they are wearing the best athletic apparel to support their passion. 


Founded in 2000 by Jim Castillo, inventor of the CTi knee brace, and his handpicked team, Asterisk designed a retail off-the-shelf knee protection system that could adjust to any leg shape and size while bringing more state-of-the-art and high-level protection than a custom orthopedic knee brace. Asterisk designs, produces and manufactures all their products in-house at their facility in Lake Forest, CA. and also provides medical staffing at all Supercross and Outdoor National races with their Asterisk Mobile Medic Center.

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