In a sport known for eccentric characters, Johnny Damon stands above the rest. A dynamic MLB athlete, Damon excels in his ability to balance his free spirit and his warrior spirit, creating on of the MLB’s most accessible players. Respected on and off the diamond, Johnny Damon stands as a model for confidence tempered by wisdom.
Reid Priddy is a 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist. Internationally recognized as an Outside Hitter for the USA Men’s National Volleyball Team, Priddy has dedicated his time to enhancing his skills in the Russian Pro Leagues since 2008. His elevated spirit for volleyball has brought him around the world, but brings him back to the US Team every year since 2010.
Marta Vieira da Silva, or more commonly known to fans simply as Marta, is a Brazilian striker that helped the Brazil Women’s National Soccer team win the silver medal at both the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. Marta’s also been named the FIFA World Player of the Year five consecutive times from 2006 through 2010, which is a true testament to her status as one of the best soccer players in the history of the sport. At the 2007 Women’s World Cup, Marta won the Golden Ball awarded to the best player as well as the Golden Boot for the top goal scorer. Marta currently plays professionally in Sweden’s Damallsvenskan for Tyresö FF.
Jason McFaul is a 30-time Ironman Finisher. Redefining words like “possible” and “limits,” he competes yearly in two to three Ironman triathlons (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run). Jason has also raced in the Boston Marathon, competed in the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona and in 2006, guided a blind triathlete through the entire Ironman Korea
Jason has competed in Europe, Asia and North America, recently finishing a blistering Ironman Cozumel in 9:14:13. As per WTC and Ironman rulings, Jason finished the 2014 season ranked 1st in the USA and 3rd in the world.
Rick Takahashi is a competitive surfer with 10 national titles. He is currently on the USA Surf team. Ranked #1 in the nation and age division, he holds two Surfing America USA National Championships under his belt. Finishing in sixth place at the last world contest in Ecuador kept Rick in the highest world rankings.
Rick is in his sixth year of coaching La Jolla High School’s surf team. He is a ministry leader for the Surf Ministry (Water) at the Rock Church in San Diego. With his stellar record, Rick is not looking back. Quoting his friend Chris Byrd, the two-time heavyweight world champion, he is known to ask, “How bad do you want it?”
Accomplishments aside, Rick is driven by a passion to have a positive impact on the surfing community.
MuscleAidTape athlete Kristin Hildebrand is the Outside Hitter for the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. She joined the team in June 2005, becoming captain of the 2013 team and leading them to a 25-6 record. Named MVP of the 2012 Pan American Cup, Kristen led Team USA to the gold medal. She was also an alternate for the 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic team.
Kristin has played volleyball professionally around the globe, including Italy, Russia and Brazil. She currently plays in Turkey with Fenerbahçe Istanbul.