San Clemente, Calif. — October 15, 2002 – IMS Sports, the leading athlete and commercial rights management agency in action sports, announced the addition of snowboarder Nate Bozung, BMX rider Chad Kagy, surfer Clint Kimmins and skateboarders Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins and Tyler Adams Hawkins to its ever-growing roster of clients. IMS Sports will manage sponsorship, business, and media opportunities on the athletes’ behalf.
“Our team is really looking forward to working with some of the best and most marketable young talent in the world,” says Paul Malina, Senior Manager: Athletes and Special Projects for IMS Sports. “We have such a diverse mix of talent in a range of action sports and disciplines that we can offer both the core and mainstream markets some great opportunities. We are committed to supporting and developing fresh new talent and the addition of these athletes fits perfectly with the future business direction of IMS Sports.”
Nate Bozung is one of snowboarding’s emerging freestyle stars. With roots in skateboarding, he’s transferred his skills to the slopes and has been called one of the most progressive jibbers around, shown by his win at this summer’s Red Bull ‘Heavy Metal’ rail contest in New York. Coming out of Salt Lake City, his groundbreaking video parts and charismatic personality make him one to watch in 2003.
Chad Kagy, born in Santa Clara, Calif. and currently residing in Spring Mills, Penn., poses a double threat to BMX competitors with his proficiency on the street course and on the vert ramp. His street style roots bring a unique style to his vert riding that separates him from the rest of the pack. Kagy is really starting to lead the way with his recent win in street at the Vans Triple Crown in Oceanside, Calif. and his 2nd place finish in street at Birmingham, UK’s Bike 2002. Kagy also has a pro model bike with legendary manufacturer Hoffman Bikes.
At only 18 years old, Australian young gun Clint Kimmins has already received global recognition as a young up-and-coming big wave surfer who will charge anything. He ranked number 20 in Surfer Magazine’s list of Top 100 World’ s Leading Juniors and plans on making a quick charge to the WCT and the world title.
Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins is a 13 year-old skateboarding phenomenon who skates street, vert and pools with ease. She has consistently placed in the top-five at major competitions around the globe against women twice her age. Lyn-z has also received extensive international editorial coverage in media outlets including ESPN, MTV, and Sports Illustrated for Women to name just a few.
Lyn-Z’s older brother, Tyler Adams Hawkins, is an up and coming 15 year-old amateur skateboarder who has a bright future ahead of him. Tyler has already received strong support from his sponsors and family and has had numerous top five finishes in national amateur competitions. He was featured in an international commercial for Frosted Flakes and has received extensive coverage on Blue Torch.
Currently representing over 40 professional action sports athletes from across the globe, IMS Sports represents a wide range of talent, from marquee names to the emerging superstars, with athletes such as Taj Burrow, Megan Abubo and Mick Fanning (Surfing); Eric Koston and Rune Glifberg (Skateboarding); Jamie Bestwick and Stephen Murray (BMX); Dustin Miller (Freestyle Motocross); Fabiola da Silva (Inline Skating); and Torah Bright and Travis Rice (Snowboarding).
IMS Sports is a leading global sports and commercial rights management agency specializing in the action sports market. IMS Sports deals specifically with issues such as sponsorship sales, media coordination, contract negotiation and image protection for its athletes, as well as licensing, merchandising, sponsorships, broadcast rights and more for its current properties including Point X Camp, the National Surf League (NSL) – an innovative new surf concept, the Boost Mobile Pro A.S.P. surf tour event and othher action sports events currently being developed.