Introducing the Shaklee Pure Performance Team

Through our newly formed Pure Performance Team we have extended our commitment to world-class athletes. This group of elite athletes, led by 2008 Beijing Games competitor and pentathlete Eli Bremer, has been handpicked from a variety of highly competitive sports.

Over the years, Shaklee is proud to have fueled the dreams of many athletes. In fact, Shaklee-powered athletes have won over 120 medals at both the summer and winter Games.

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Eli Bremer

Eli Bremer is amazing. He fences, swims, rides horses, runs, and shoots. It’s hard to believe that this top-ranking pentathlete went from being an overweight kid with limited athletic ability to competing among the world’s best in the Beijing Games in 2008. For him, it’s about setting goals and having something to work toward.

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Kacey Bellamy

Kacey Bellamy is focused on helping her team win gold and has aspirations to continue training after the Games, with hopes to play for the U.S. National Team in upcoming years. Within a few years, she would like to join the collegiate coaching ranks as well.

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Megan Bozek

Megan Bozek, who was the captain of her collegiate team, is now focused on winning gold and has aspirations to play for the U.S. National Team in the years and future Games.

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Chris Creveling

Chris Creveling was introduced to skating by his parents, who owned a roller rink and he learned to skate around the same time he learned to walk. In 2007 he made the transition from inline to ice skating. He was a member of the 2012-2013 World Cup team and placed 16th overall in the 2013 World Championships. At the 2013 National Championships, he placed first in the men's 1000 meters, 2nd place overall and he is the American record holder in the men's 1000 meters.

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Brianna Decker

Following a standout career at the University of Wisconsin, Brianna Decker is now a force for Team USA in its quest for gold. She plans to continue playing competitively for Team USA and professionally in the years ahead.

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Jamie Greubel

Jamie Greubel joined the U.S. bobsled team in the 2007-2008 season after her Cornell University track teammate encouraged her to try the sport. After becoming a driver midway through her career, she teamed with Emily Azevedo to earn her first World Cup medal, silver, in La Plagne, France during the 2012-2013 season.

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Jordan Malone

Jordan Malone is the only short-track skater in the U.S. to compete in all of the past five World Championship events (2005-09).

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Brianne McLaughlin

Brianne McLaughlin is right at home on the ice. She played for the Burlington Barracudas of the Canadian Women's Hockey League in 2010-11 and hopes to continue to compete on the U.S. team for the foreseeable future, and run a small rink and gym for training athletes.

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Molly Schaus

Focused and determined when on the ice, Molly Schaus's interests vary when she's out of the rink. The Boston College product spent time in Honduras and helped build a house in for Habitat for Humanity.

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Kelli Stack

With sights set on gold, Kelli Stack is believes she'll return to the games in 2018 to compete again. And given her resume on the ice, there's no doubt she'll be back. Her collegiate experience includes her playing an integral role in helping Boston College reach the Frozen Four and first title game in 2007.

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Curt Tomasevicz

Curt Tomasevicz has earned the reputation as one of the most powerful push athletes in the world, and helped power the four-man "Night Train" squad to victory at the 2010 Games. He began participating in bobsled in 2004 and was competing in the Games by 2006.

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Emily Azevedo

Emily Azevedo, a standout track and field athlete at UC Davis, was inspired to become a bobsledder came after watching the 2006 Games in Torino, Italy. She made her debut in the sport during the 2006-2007 season and traveled to the World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland with driver Erin Pac where they finished eighth. In the 2008-09 season she teamed with driver Bree Schaaf and won the National Championships. They took fifth place at the 2010 Vancouver Games.

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Howard Bach

Howard Bach reunited with fellow World Champion Tony Gunawan. The pair made history in 2005 when they won the gold medal in the men's doubles competition at the World Badminton Championships in Anaheim, becoming the first USA Badminton athletes to ever medal at a World Championship or Olympic competition.

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Lanny Barnes

“Good luck. Ski fast. Shoot straight!”

Sage words to motivate and inspire a biathlete poised to compete on the world’s largest stage—the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia.

“Typical Colorado kid” Lanny Barnes doesn’t seem to need any additional incentive, however. After representing her country at the 2006 and 2010 Games, 2014 will be her third chance to make history—and she hopes to share the podium with her twin sister, Tracy.

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Tracy Barnes

Although she’s technically five minutes younger than twin sister Lanny, Tracy Barnes has always played the role of “older sister.”

“She is truly great because she always puts things in perspective for me,” Lanny says. “She is tough as nails and nothing ever gets to her.”

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Michael Blatchford

Michael Blatchford’s first true passion, at age 13, was a potentially dangerous and imposing force: the Olympic Velodrome in Los Angeles, a 250-meter oval track designed for high-speed cycling that was used during the 1984 Games. But since visiting that track as a young teen, Michael has become one of the most dynamic American sprinters on the track circuit today.

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Dennis Bowsher

In a sport that tests both the mind and body of an athlete, Dennis Bowsher is a force to be reckoned with. On the strength of a fourth-place finish in the men’s modern pentathlon competition at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Dennis Bowsher qualified for the 2012 Games in London. The U.S. Army specialist and four-time national champion is a resident athlete at the United States Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs, Colo., as he prepares for the Summer Games in London.

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Erika Brown

Prior to elite competition in curling, Erika Brown made a name for herself in golf. She was Wisconsin State High School champion in 1990 and '91, was on the University of Wisconsin 1994 Big Ten Championship team, and was twice the city of Madison women's champion. She notes golf is a perfect companion sport for curling because both require similar skills and focus.

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Craig Brown

Craig Brown is excited about competing at a high level. But that wasn't always the case. In fact, he wasn't always a fan of curling. But after his initial dislike of the sport, he realized there was a lot to it, and he could travel the world competing in it.

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Corey Cogdell

For Corey Cogdell, making history is par for the course. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Cogdell became the first American woman to medal in the sport of trap (shotgun) shooting—a mere two years after she began competing in 2006. She started earning medals in 2007, and placed first against many veteran shotgunners at the 2008 Women’s Trap Olympic trials.

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Caryn Davies

Caryn Davies was 13 years old when, “tagging along behind my father in a local grocery store, a large man walked up, pointed at me, and said ‘I want YOU for rowing!’” Tall and lanky, she had the potential to be a star rower, but it was her hard work and an unwavering pursuit of excellence that earned her success in the sport. The two-time Olympian is completing her final year at Columbia Law School as she trains for the 2012 Games in London.

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Justin Dumais

Following the 2005 World Championships, Justin Dumais retired from diving to fly F-16 jets in the U.S. Air Force. After six years and a tour of duty in Iraq, Justin has returned to diving.

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Troy Dumais

Troy Dumais, three-time Olympian with 33 national titles, will team with brother Justin in the men’s 3m synchronized spring board event at the 2012 Games in London.

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Brady Ellison

Brady Ellison earned a silver medal with the men's team archery at the London Games in 2012. He became the first male recurve archer to win consecutive World Cup finals, the first to claim gold medals at three straight stops on the series, and the first to sweep three titles (individual, team and mixed team) at one event.

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Matt Emmons

New Jersey native Matt Emerson has been around guns his entire life—many of the men in his family were avid hunters, as was Matt. But it wasn’t until he was introduced to an FBI firearms instructor at age 14 that Matt’s hobby became his true passion.

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Kris Freeman

Like his hero, Bill Koch, did when he became the first American skier to medal in a Nordic event at the 1976 Games, Kris Freeman is breaking new ice. Kris, aka “Bird,” has won multiple national championships, placed fourth at the 2009 World Ski Championship (missing the bronze medal by a mere 1.3 seconds), and competed in three events at the Vancouver Games.

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Peter Frenette

Peter Frenette started ski jumping at age 6 and never looked back. Frenette, one of the youngest athletes at the 2010 Games in Vancouver, deferred his acceptance to the University of Denver to continue jumping full time. He holds the record in the 90m event at his hometown of Lake Placid, N.Y.

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Adeline Gray

At the tender age of 6, Adeline fell in love with wrestling. "I got into my sport through my father. He was the youngest of seven boys and had four daughters; so he taught me something he knew and loved," explains Adeline. "I ended up being pretty good at it."

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Jamie Gray

Jaime Gray's road to the Games began when she was a youngster as she began shooting in a BB gun program at 8 years old. As time moved on, athletics continued to play a major role in her life as she also played varsity soccer, basketball, and softball, in addition to honing her shooting skills.

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Tony Gunawan

Tony Gunawan teamed with partner Howard Bach to win a gold medal in men's doubles competition at the World Badminton Championships in Anaheim, the first American athletes to win gold at that level.

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Kelly Gunther

Kelly Gunther epitomizes perseverance and determination. After a horrific injury in 2010 jeopardized her skating career, she recovered and went on to win several competitions on her way to making the U.S. National Team. She hopes to continue to compete competitively in the years ahead.

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Sarah Hammer

Sarah Hammer was a member the of silver medal winning American team in women's team pursuit at the London Games in 2012. She founded the American Women's Track Cycling Fund in 2006 to support, mentor, equip, and finance the efforts of future cyclists.

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Brian Hansen

Brian Hansen has one silver medal from 2010, now he'd like to add gold to his collection. He began participating in the sport after a family friend recommended it.

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Jennifer Nichols Hardy

A veteran of three Games, Jennifer Nichols Hardy gravitated to the sport which was a favorite of her family.

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Jeff Isaacson

A middle school science teacher when he's not competing, Jeff Isaacson would like to continue competing for the foreseeable future.

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Margaux Isaksen

Margaux Isaksen found early success in pentathlon, competing in the Beijing Olympics at just 16 years of age. Last year she was crowned Champion of Champions in Sicily, Italy, and won gold at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, qualifying her for the 2012 Games in London.

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Seth Kelsey

After trying a number of other sports, “like basketball and kung fu,” Seth Kelsey tried épée fencing. Although he claims he was “terrible” his first year, Kelsey is now one of the most experienced and accomplished U.S. épée fencers of all time.

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John Landsteiner

John Landsteiner began participating in curling at an early age, after being introduced to the sport by his father and grandfather. From there, he began competing competitively and ultimately earned a spot on the U.S. team.

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Caroline Lind

Little did Caroline Lind know that when her mother happened upon an article in The Wall Street Journal proclaiming that there were a large number of rowing scholarships available for women, it would change her life. "When I attended Phillips Andover for high school, rowing was available," says Caroline. "One week in and I was hooked!"

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Esther Lofgren

Esther Lofgren won gold in the 2012 Games in London in the women's eight. She is a seven-time U.S. national team rower and current world record holder in the eight. When she's not rowing, Esther is an avid blogger and chronicles her experiences in her blog at estherlofgren.blogspot.com.

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Eleanor Logan

In third grade, she won the 100-meter individual medley in swimming at the Maine State Championship. In high school, she led her basketball team to nationals—twice. So when one of Eleanor Logan's teachers at Brooks School suggested that she take up rowing for the spring semester, she did. And she's been "on a row" ever since—winning one gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Games and another at the 2012 London Games.

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Christina Loukas

A nine-time national champion, Christina Loukas has competed in 1-meter, 3-meter, synchronized 3-meter, and synchronized 10-meter. Competed in the 2012 Games in London.

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Deborah McCormick

It seemed natural for Deborah McCormick, who will be competing in the Games for the fourth time, to gravitate toward curling. Her father, Wally Henry, is an avid curler and won bronze medals in the 1986 and 1991 World Curling Championships. He introduced her to the sport and has been as her team coach. She helps promotes the sport in her community in Wisconsin and describes the sport as challenging, both mentally and physically.

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Meghan Musnicki

Meghan Musnicki was a member of the gold medal women's eight team in the 2012 Games in London. She also took bronze in the pair at the 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup III and silver in the pair and eight at the 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup I.

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Taylor Ritzel

With eyes on the 2016 Games and beyond, Taylor Ritzel is focused on building on her success in the sport of rowing. She began competing while attending Yale in 2006 and has established herself as one of the best in the nation.

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Jilleanne Rookard

Jilleanne Rookard made the change from inline skating to speed skating in 2006. It wasn't the easiest of transitions but she has established herself as one of the best on the ice. It might not be the pre-competition ritual many athletes partake in, but she likes to play the video game "Mario Kart" before racing as it focuses her mind on racing.

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Keith Sanderson

In 1996, Keith Sanderson was the type of U.S. Marine who wanted to be the best at everything—and the Marine Corps, he says, “puts a big emphasis on marksmanship.”

So he practiced. A lot.

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Jessica Schultz

For Jessica Schultz, a family game night became the catalyst to propelling her curling career. In 1997, her family made curling an activity they took part in. The following year she started traveling on a junior team and has made her way to the U.S. National Team.

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John Shuster

Like many of his teammates on the U.S. curling team, John Shuster comes from a family that enjoys the sport. For now, he is focused on earning another medal and winning a World Championship.

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Suzanne Stettinius

Suzanne Stettinius, a competitor in the 2012 Games in London, participated in her first pentathlon during her senior year of high school. Her career took off after taking silver in the 2009 NORCECA championships.

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Kimberly Vandenberg

Kimberly Vandenberg won bronze as a member of the 800 freestyle relay at the 2008 Beijing Games. She won the gold in the 200m fly at the Pan American Championships in 2011. She has become an Ambassador for Up2Us and Kids Play International. Up2Us is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending childhood obesity, reducing youth violence, and improving academic performance through the power of sport.

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Mary Whipple

At 5 feet 3 inches and 106 pounds, Mary Whipple may seem like the sweet, ordinary girl next door. But don't let her looks fool you. On the water, she's a relentless competitor with a reputation for winning and a voice that can move water. As the coxswain for the U.S. Rowing team, this California native has taken the country by storm.

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Jared Zezel

Jared Zezel hopes to continue to compete at a high level and learn from the games to improve at a team level. He is so passionate about his sport that he put his education on hold to pursue a spot the Games and hopes to complete his degree in 2014.

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