Snowboarder Torah Bright and Freeskier Sarah Burke Both Nominated For Best Female Action Sport Athlete ESPY Award; Torah Bright Also Nominated For Teen Choice Best Action Sports Athlete Award.
Huntington Beach, CA – (July 13, 2009) – Roxy is thrilled to congratulate snow team riders Torah Bright and Sarah Burke on their recent award nominations. Both ladies were nominated for a 2009 ESPY Award in the Best Female Action Sports Athlete category. Torah Bright was also nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the Best Action Sports Athlete – Female category. Both pros are coming off a phenomenal 2008/2009 winter season, where they both claimed Gold at the Winter X Games, and Torah went on to win the US Open of Snowboarding in March.
One of the most technical and photographed female snowboarders in the world, Torah Bright is fresh off a stellar year where she won every major contest she entered, racking up the gold medals and showing the world why she is a favorite for gold at next year’s Olympics. This is her first ESPY and Teen Choice Award nominations.
A pioneer in women’s freeskiing, Sarah Burke is no stranger to the ESPYs, in 2007 she was the first skier (male or female) to ever win an ESPY Award when she took home the trophy in this category. 2009 was a marquee year for Sarah, which saw her claim her third consecutive X Games Gold medal in the Superpipe competition.
The ESPYs gather top celebrities from sports and entertainment to recognize the past year in sports by noting their major achievements and remarkable performances. The 17th annual ESPYs will be hosted by Samuel L. Jackson and televised on ESPN on July 19, 2009 at 9pm EST. Visit http://promo.espn.go.com/espn/specialsection/espys2009/#/vote/ for more information and to vote for your favorite athletes. The Teen Choice Awards celebrate the hottest teen icons in film, television, music, sports and fashion in the choicest, star-studded two-hour event airing Monday, Aug. 10 on FOX. Visit www.teenchoiceawards.com for more information and to vote for your favorite athletes.
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 include Raisins, Radio Fiji and Leilani. 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.