USANA Teams Up With Sochi-Hopefuls As They Prep For Winter Games
Sarah Hendrickson, Travis Jayner and Meaghan Mikkelson Named USANA Brand
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 8, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USANA Health Sciences Inc. (NYSE:
USNA), a global nutritional supplements company, signs Sochi-hopefuls World
Champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson and 2010 Vancouver medalists: U.S. Short
Track Speedskater, Travis Jayner and Canada's National Women's Hockey Team
member, Meaghan Mikkelson as its newest brand ambassadors. The three winter
athletes will represent USANA on the global stage as they prepare for the
impending Winter Games.
"More than 600 world-class athletes trust their health and careers to
USANA'sNSF and HFL-tested nutritional products, and more than half of them
are involved in winter sports," said USANA Chief Communications Officer Dan
Macuga. "We are honored to sponsor these professionals andwish them the very
best as the prepare to compete for the highest honors, in their respective
sports and for their respective countries, this February."
Arguably the most recognizable name in ski jumping, Hendrickson has won a U.S.
title, a World Championship gold medal and a World Cup globe all before the
age of twenty. Ending the 2013 season as World Champion and second place
overall in the season's World Cup standings, the 19-year-old rising star, is
now focused on making her way back to the hill after undergoing a successful
surgery on her right knee in August.
"Life has a crazy way of working out and although injuring my knee wasn't part
of my journey to Sochi, I'm still determined to get there," said Hendrickson.
"While I'm thankful for all of my partners and the support I've received,
USANA stands apart from some of the rest because they provide me with the
personalized nutrition I need to get back on the hill and compete at the
Currently in her seventh season with the national team, the Vancouver gold
medalist is also a five-time IIHF Women's World Championships medalist, with
one gold and four silver honors. With less than four months to prepare
mentally and physically for Sochi, the defensive player now has her eyes set
on repeating her gold status during what will be the largest Winter Games to
"USANA offers athletes safe and effective supplements that are essential in
sustaining energy levels and overall health and wellness, and with their
support I believe I can reach my goals on the international stage," said
As a 2010 bronze medalist member of the 5000m relay short track team, the
31-year-old speedskater also holds more than 20 World Cup medals, is a
four-time World Championship medalist and the only male short track athlete to
medal in all four Olympic distances in oneWorld Cup season. With only four
months to prepare for the Winter Games Jayner is currently focused on staying
strong, healthy and securing gold in February.
"As a world-class athlete, I'm pushing my body to its limits every day, and
with USANA, not only am I getting amazing products that make me feel great,
but I'm also getting the piece of mind that USANA is striving for excellence,
the same way I am," said Jayner. "I couldn't be more excited to be part of
this incredible team."
USANA continues to provide its NSF and HFL-tested nutritional supplements to
more than 350 winter athletes worldwide including the U.S. Ski and Snowboard
Association (USSA), U.S. Speedskating (USS), Women's Ski Jumping USA
(WSJ-USA), members of the Korean National and Short Track Speed Skating teams
and Cross Country Canada.
For more information about USANA's products and company, visit USANA.com.
*The mentioned athletes are either distributors or dedicated users who have
received compensation for their partnership and/or complimentary USANA
Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based
nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements and personal
care, energy and weight-management products in its FDA-registered facilityin
Salt Lake City. USANA's products, used by more than 600 professional athletes,
are developed by the company's award-winning team of scientists andsold
directly to Preferred Customers and Associates in 19 international
markets.USANA has earned NSF Certified for Sport® certification for its
SportsPak, Essentials™(Chelated Mineral and Mega Antioxidant), Proflavanol®
C100, Active Calcium™, Procosa®and BiOmega™ products. It has also earned NSF
dietary supplement certification for its HealthPak™. USANA has received
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Media Contact: Ashley Collins
Executive Director of PR, Social Media and Communications
USANA Health Sciences, Inc.
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