ROXY RE-SIGNS 14-YEAR OLD SNOWBOARD PRODIGY
TY WALKER TO PRO TEAM
Three-Year Deal Takes Walker Straight from Grom to the Big League
Huntington Beach, CA – (April 25, 2011) - In an exciting moment for women’s action sports, snowboarder Ty Walker re-signs to Roxy for a three-year deal which elevates her from Grom to Pro Snow Team rider at the young age of 14. The terms of the deal include boards, outerwear and eyewear.
“Ty is a rare bird–she has the confidence and wisdom of a seasoned pro, while at such a young age her love and excitement for snowboarding is still so fresh,” said Amber Stackhouse, Roxy Snow Team Manager. “It’s fun to be around her and see how fired up she is about riding, learning and pushing the sport.”
“Being a pro on the Roxy team has always been one of my biggest goals. To me, they are all about style, progression, having fun while snowboarding and doing what you love. These are things I really try to demonstrate in my riding,” said Walker. “Roxy is really unique because it’s an all girls company that promotes women in a male dominated sport and riding for them is a dream come true.”
As a Roxy Grom, Ty Walker proved to have an outstanding start to the year, so far. She most recently took home first place in Slopestyle at the 2011 USASA Nationals at Copper Mountain, Colorado in the Open Class Division and won the 2011 Roxy Powder Jam at Mammoth Mountain, California. Other accolades include winning first place at the European Open Junior Jam for the last three years in a row (2011, 2010 and 2009) and placing third in at the Canadian Open Pro Division Slopestyle.
Following the rigorous contest season, Walker immediately attended Snowboarder Magazine’s Ms. Superpark, a Red Bull Training Camp in Lake Tahoe, California. She is now back in school and finishing the 8th grade with her friends in Stowe, Vermont. When she’s not traveling the world, honing her snowboarding skills or earning straight-As in school, Walker can be found spending time with her family, on the trampoline, co-captaining the girl’s field hockey game or playing first-base on the (almost) all-boys baseball team.
For more information on Roxy or Ty Walker, visit www.roxy.com <http://www.roxy.com/> .
Roxy is a brand of Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE:ZQK), the world’s leading outdoor sports lifestyle company, which designs, produces and distributes a diversified mix of branded apparel, wintersports equipment, footwear, accessories and related products. The Company’s apparel and footwear brands represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people that connect with its boardriding culture and heritage.
The reputation of Quiksilver’s brands is based on different outdoor sports. The Company’s Quiksilver, Roxy, DC and Hawk brands are synonymous with the heritage and culture of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding, and its beach and water oriented swimwear brands includes Radio Fiji. The Company continues to make snowboarding equipment under its DC, Roxy, Lib Technologies, Gnu and Bent Metal labels.
The Company’s products are sold in over 90 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders Club shops and other company-owned retail stores, other specialty stores and select department stores. Quiksilver’s corporate and Americas’ headquarters are in Huntington Beach, California, while its European headquarters are in St. Jean de Luz, France, and its Asia/Pacific headquarters are in Torquay, Australia.