|By Marketwired .||
|June 10, 2014 10:09 AM EDT||
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - June 10, 2014) - With the first matches of the National Pro Fitness League (NPFL) scheduled for late August, the DC Brawlers ownership team has announced the signing of its initial seven athletes who will compete in the inaugural season that will run August to October 2014.
The Brawlers' roster boasts some of the top names in the sport, as well as emerging athletes ready to make their mark. Three of the athletes, Christy Adkins, Jerry Hill and Alec Smith, live in the Mid-Atlantic States and will be a solid foundation for the hometown team.
"I'm thrilled with the team we've been able to put together thus far," said head coach Justin Cotler. "This group of athletes will be a force of experience and fitness diversity in the NPFL. From powerlifting expertise to competitive gymnastics athletes, I can't wait to get this group together in our DC facility and start training for the first NPFL matches in August."
In addition to the current athletes, the DC Brawlers will select the remainder of their roster during the NPFL Draft that takes place in Ft. Lauderdale on July 10 to round out the team.
"The first seven signed athletes are representative of the DC Brawlers' spirit of ferocity, toughness and strength for success," said Brandon Kirby, DC Brawlers Chief Marketing Officer. "These performance athletes have reached elite levels in functional fitness and we're proud to have them sign with the Brawlers."
The athletes are:
- Christy Adkins, 28, is a Washington, D.C. local who played Division I Lacrosse at George Washington University.
- Janet Black, 40, is a native of Burnt Hills, NY who was a collegiate soccer player and named All-American.
- Lindsey Bourdon, 28, is a two-time USA Junior Olympic Team Member and former University of Michigan gymnast from Cartersville, Georgia.
- Christian Harris, 27, is a New York native who played college football and earned 1st All-Conference. His specialties include heavy Olympic lifting and squatting.
- Jerry Hill, 47, hails from Alexandria, Virginia and is a competitive powerlifter who played baseball in junior college and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
- Alec Smith, 21, resides in Chesapeake, Va. and brings eight years of competitive gymnastics to the team.
- Taylar Stallings, 28, is a track and field athlete turned coach at University of South Florida. She specializes in powerlifting and currently resides in Tampa.
The DC Brawlers will kick-off their abbreviated regular season schedule with an away match against the Phoenix Rise on August 23 and another away game vs. New York Rhinos on September 7. The team's inaugural home match will take place on September 13 vs. Philadelphia Founders. Locations and ticket information is forthcoming.
About National Pro Fitness League
The National Pro Fitness League is the world's first professional spectator sport with co-ed teams that compete in human performance races. It's a mainstream sporting league that is fan, TV and sponsor friendly. Each two-hour match features two 8-person teams (4 men, 4 women, one of each being over 40 years old) going head to head in a physically intense series of races. NPFL races are easy to follow and are played with pre-set, flexible rules designed to force teams to strategize. The NPFL has eight teams operating in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Miami and San Francisco.
About the DC Brawlers
Founded in April 2014, and located in Washington, DC, the DC Brawlers is an official team of the National Professional Fitness League. The team embodies the core principles of integrity, toughness, ferocity and strength. Featuring both male and female functional fitness athletes, the DC Brawlers seeks to inspire the fight within. Follow the DC Brawlers on social media for regular updates: Facebook.com/DCBrawlers, Twitter.com/BrawlersDC and Instagram.com/dcbrawlers.
For more information, please visit: http://npfl.com/
The following files are available for download:
Director of Public Relations
"eFolder does a lot of different things but we protect data and we are focused on protecting data no matter where it resides," explained Carlo Tapia, Product Marketing Manager at eFolder, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 1, 2015 04:00 PM EST
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data...
Dec. 1, 2015 04:00 PM EST Reads: 501
Cloud computing is unquestionably one of the driving forces of DevOps, as the automation of operations transforms enterprise software development. DevOps, however, is more than a technology trend, as it represents a move toward silo-busting, self-organizing horizontal teams that drive business velocity. At the same time, enterprise Digital Transformation represents an upheaval across the enterprise, as customer preferences and behavior drive enterprise technology decisions. This transformation ...
Dec. 1, 2015 03:45 PM EST
Most of the IoT Gateway scenarios involve collecting data from machines/processing and pushing data upstream to cloud for further analytics. The gateway hardware varies from Raspberry Pi to Industrial PCs. The document states the process of allowing deploying polyglot data pipelining software with the clear notion of supporting immutability. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Shashank Jain, a development architect for SAP Labs, discussed the objective, which is to automate the IoT deployment proces...
Dec. 1, 2015 03:00 PM EST Reads: 145
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
Dec. 1, 2015 03:00 PM EST Reads: 385
DevOps is about increasing efficiency, but nothing is more inefficient than building the same application twice. However, this is a routine occurrence with enterprise applications that need both a rich desktop web interface and strong mobile support. With recent technological advances from Isomorphic Software and others, rich desktop and tuned mobile experiences can now be created with a single codebase – without compromising functionality, performance or usability. In his session at DevOps Su...
Dec. 1, 2015 02:45 PM EST Reads: 448
In demand-intensive mobile and web applications, an emerging pattern is to host the Systems of Engagement in the cloud (for maximum responsiveness) but keep the Systems of Record with the other important business systems in the company datacenter, often on a tightly secured mainframe. But what about the space in between? In this IBM Redpaper publication, we show that the IBM Bluemix cloud platform offers technologies that make it easy for cloud-based SoEs to securely connect to on-premises IBM...
Dec. 1, 2015 02:45 PM EST
As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningf...
Dec. 1, 2015 02:15 PM EST Reads: 451
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
Dec. 1, 2015 02:00 PM EST Reads: 548
In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).
Dec. 1, 2015 01:45 PM EST Reads: 358
OpsHub, Inc. has announced enhanced support for DevOps and Migration for both Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio On-line in a heterogeneous environment. With added support for build and release entities in OpsHub Integration Manager (OIM) Microsoft customers can now leverage Visual Studio build and release services to manage DevOps processes in a heterogeneous environment. With the enhanced support customers can manage the DevOps process in Team Foundation Server while undertaking activit...
Dec. 1, 2015 01:42 PM EST
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new da...
Dec. 1, 2015 01:15 PM EST Reads: 308
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint, a global leader in monitoring, and testing the performance of online applications, has been named "Silver Sponsor" of DevOps Summit New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016 at the Javits Center in New York City. Catchpoint radically transforms the way businesses manage, monitor, and test the performance of online applications. Truly understand and improve user experience with clear visibility into complex, distributed online systems.Founde...
Dec. 1, 2015 12:15 PM EST
In recent years, at least 40% of companies using cloud applications have experienced data loss. One of the best prevention against cloud data loss is backing up your cloud data. In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sam McIntyre, Partner Enablement Specialist at eFolder, presented how organizations can use eFolder Cloudfinder to automate backups of cloud application data. He also demonstrated how easy it is to search and restore cloud application data using Cloudfinder.
Dec. 1, 2015 12:00 PM EST Reads: 233
With all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if “my IoT is broken.” What they wonder is if they are making the right decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve customer experience – effectively the same challenges they have always had in growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now ...
Dec. 1, 2015 12:00 PM EST Reads: 311