(Saint Paul, Minn.) – RAVE Sports® announced that they have signed Alex Linnell as their first elite expedition/race SUP team rider for 2013.
Alex may be one of the most underrated pro paddlers in the sport. The 23-year-old SUP World Record holder is the first person to standup paddle the entire length of the Mississippi River, was nominated for SUP magazine’s SUP Awards "Expedition of the Year" in 2011, and continues to appear in numerous media regarding the sport.
"We are pumped to have Alex representing and riding for our brand," exclaims President Steve Friswold. "Alex is an incredibly ambitious and passionate paddler, and continues to push the limits of long distance expedition and race standup paddleboarding."
"My goal is to keep challenging myself and the sport of SUP," states Linnell. "I'm stoked to work with and represent RAVE SUP and collaborate with them on developing new boards that can really bring expedition-style paddleboarding to the forefront of the SUP industry."