Jason Carroll starting the Shuttle Run Photo by Rodrigo Ortiz III #FUNning
Braving the wind, rain, and cold; athletes and OCT fans convened on the OC Fair and Event Center for The Official OCT functional fitness competition. This year the prize money was stepped up for both individuals and teams alike; 1st – $20,000 ; 2nd – $4,000 ; and 3rd – $2,000; causing athletes from all over the US and Canada attend.
Virus stepped up this year as the official clothing sponsor and put together some amazing competitor, judges, and spectator tees. Soon to be released for the masses in various styles and cuts this February. The Premium Custom Crew Necks and V-Necks are a 60:40 Stay Cool Poly, Cotton blend; that utilizes our Stay Cool fabric, but with the normal feel of a cotton tee. Be sure to check back in for the bulk release.
Jason Carrel post competition with friends Photo by Rodrigo Ortiz III #FUNning
Team Virus and Crew
This year the highlight was the stiff team competition, with several companies sponsoring teams and the prize money at stake spectators got to see some top Crossfit Games athletes battle it out. Reaching out to some friends and local boxes Virus ASP put together an amazing team consisting of Bryan Watkins and Christine William’s (Crossfit RXd), Anders Verner and Lindsey Renteria (San Diego Athletics). Team Virus gave the other teams a run for their money the entire weekend, with the highlight being the Ladies Snatch Ladder. Team Virus Ladies were the only team able to finish the snatch ladder with Christine Williams snatching 155lbs for a double.
Ried Worthington and Jason Carroll
Other V-Team Athletes that competed are as follows:
Jason Carroll: 6th
Reid Worthington: 20th
Cassidy Lance: 6th
Team Virus: 6th
After a run away performance by RCH’s Ken Roczen at the first round of the SX series in the 450 class, everyone was wondering if he would have another wire to wire win at Phoenix. Two title hopefuls Eli Tomac and Vteam rider Davi Millsaps had some bad luck last week finishing at the back of the pack and they wanted to make sure that Roczen didn’t get another win. Tomac had the fastest qualifying time and won his heat race, so was looking good for the main event. Vteam riders Davi Millsaps and Jake Weimer had good heats, made the main event and they were looking for better finishes than last week. The 22 man gate dropped and Roczen bolted to front and grabbed the holeshot award. It looked like it was going to be another runaway for Roczen, but not if Eli Tomac had anything to say about it. This week he got the start he wanted and he was on Roczen right away. VIRUS supported JGR rider Weston Pieck battle hard the whole race with KTM’s Ryan Dungy until Pieck cased a triple and lost third place. Vteam riders of Millsaps and Weimer didn’t get the starts they hope for and were looking at hard work to charge to the front. Tomac began pushing Roczen and the two battled back and forth before Tomac gained control of the race on lap seven and never looked back taking the checkered flag at the finish. Roczen finished second with Dungy taking the final podium spot with third. Millsaps worked his way into a lonely fifth place and that is where he would finish the night. Weimer finally found his rhythm, but it was too late and he had to settle for a respectable ninth place finish. Vteam athlete Wil Hahn is recovering well after his bad crash at A1 and is in good spirits. VIRUS looks forward to seeing him back in action this summer for the outdoor series. Check back next week and we will have a recap on A2 and how the Vteam’s weekend went. Below are some photos from Phoenix.
JAKE WEIMER OF TEAM TEDDER
CALM BEFORE THE STORM
VIRUS ON THE BIG SCREEN
JGR’s BILLY FELTS
With the build up over the past few weeks within the moto community about the opening round of SX at Anaheim, you know there was going to be an unpredictable outcome. In the 450 class there were the usual suspect of Millsaps, Roczen, Reed, Dungy, Barcia, and Canard all ready to do battle, but this season there is a stacked field and one mistake could lead to not making the main event. With this kind of pressure on the riders anything could happen and it did! Unfortunately for Vteam athlete Wil Hahn, disaster struck in practice when he clipped the end of a double and he was pile driven into ground. He suffered a broken humorous, back, ribs, and a puncture lung. Hahn will miss the remainder of the SX season. Get well soon Wil from the VIRUS crew!! Eli Tomac was the fast qualifier for the day and won his heat race, so he was looking good for the win in the main, but two crashes in the first two laps of the main landed him a 20th place finish. Vteam athlete Davi Millsaps qualified well and led his heat race briefly before falling to third. Millsaps a past A1 winner knew what it took to win and he was ready for the challenge. Vteam athlete Jake Weimer of Team Tedder qualified for the main and was looking for a good result as well. Millsaps had his issues on his Monster Energy Kawasaki in the main and never could get on pace with the leaders. He still could have salvaged a decent main event finish though until an off-track excursion while battling for the top five, and then a crash ended his night for a good finish. He finished 19th. Team Tedder’s Weimer battled from the back of the pack to put in a respectable finish of 11th place. Ken Roczen of RCH grabbed the holeshot in the main and never looked back. Congratulations to Roczen and the RCH team for their convincing win at A1. The Vteam will be hard at work this week at the test track getting ready for round 2 at Phoenix this weekend. Look for a recap of the Phoenix SX next week and how the Vteam finished here on the VIRUS blog.
Check out some the shots from this past weekend below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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!
For more information about VIRUS | Action Sport Performance and the newest products, visit www.VirusIntl.com or find them on Facebook.
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