The Journey to London: Meet the Athletes

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This year thousands of athletes will make their pilgrimage to London to take place in the 2012 Games aiming for greatness. Their goal: to be the best in the world and to achieve the highest honor an athlete can receive – a gold medal around their neck. This year OtterBox has decided to sponsor three Northern Colorado hopefuls with the sole intention of helping them reach their athletic goals in their journey to London this summer. Take a moment to meet these American superheroes.

Janay DeLoach | Long Jump

This 2012 USA team hopeful found her passion for track and field in college when she came to Colorado State University. With proper training and her dedication to the sport, Janay soon found herself holding the 3rd farthest jump in American history, took home silver at the World Indoor Championships with a jump of 6.97m/22’-10.5’’, and now is ranked #2 in the world. Also named one of the Coloradoan’s  Top Sports Stories, OtterBox is proud to assist Janay in her dream to join the USA team.

Andrew Loftin | Hammer Throw

Another Northern Colorado resident and Colorado State University alumnus, Drew placed 12th at the 2008 Trials in Hammer Throw. After the Trials he decided to put his athletic goals on hold while he finished graduate school and began his career as a Physicians Assistant. Finishing the 2011 season in 4th place at the USA Champions in Eugene, OR, he is now ready to go back to prove he’s a strong contender in the hammer throw. Not only having a full time job and a family at home, he somehow finds the time to train 6 days a week for 3 hours a day. We look forward to supporting Drew in his next chance at glory.

Brian Trainor | Discus

Brian’s goal is simple: Focus on training to meet the discus “A” standard of 65 meters to get a top three spot at the 2012 Trials in Eugene, OR in late June. Brian trains closely with other local athletes and somehow also maintains a full time job in real estate. We are happy to welcome Brian to the OtterBox family as he maintains focus to compete in London this July.

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