BlackStrap Partners with USASA

April 19, 2022

BlackStrap to handle design, manufacturing, and supply of USA-Made Competition Bibs for USASA Regional Series, Futures Tour & National Events

BEND, Ore., (April 19,, 2022) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – BlackStrap, the leading made-in-the-USA manufacturer of face gear, base layers, and accessories for winter sports, anglers, and outdoor recreationists has become a primary sponsor and bib-supplier for the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA) events and competitions.

“We are incredibly excited to partner with USASA as a sponsor and competition bib supplier,” said Jim Sanco, Brand Manager of BlackStrap. “We pride ourselves heavily on our deep roots in freeskiing and riding and are honored to be involved in supplying the new and next generation of talent in the sport.”

BlackStrap is well-known for the quality of its products and for the prioritization of  USA manufacturing. The brand’s textiles are milled in the USA, in addition to the finished products being designed, printed, and sewn domestically, ultimately closing the full loop for a made-in-the-USA product.  Recognized as the leader in the development of Snowboard and Freeski competitions, USASA is pleased to have found a brand in BlackStrap that goes the extra yard in producing American products for its homegrown talent.

“Working with Blackstrap as our bib provider for this year’s USASA regional event series and National Championships has been amazing,” said Mike Mallon, Executive Director of USASA. “Our competitors and members are stoked and it’s super important for us to work with a brand like BlackStrap who understands and is passionate about the freeski and snowboard space, and is committed to making products in the US.”

USASA is a California-based nonprofit organization that is represented by 32 regional series across the USA. USASA is made up of over 5,000 athlete members and 600+ coaches and officials.  USASA hosts 500+ Snowboard and Freeski events annually at approximately 120 ski resorts in the U.S. The USASA National Championship is the largest snowboard and freeskiing event in the world and has been held consistently by the USASA for 29 years. The USASA is the first step in the Olympic pipeline for snowboarding and freeskiing.

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About BlackStrap:

Since 2008, BlackStrap has become a leading USA made Facegear, Headwear & Apparel manufacturer in the Snow Sports and Active Outdoor Industries. BlackStrap works to revolutionize product categories through developing personal working relationships with industry partners, building proprietary fabrics & designs and implementing the highest quality/performance standards for unmatched function when in the elements. Based in Bend OR, BlackStrap proudly employs dozens of local employees in an effort to keep all of the product processing, warehousing & distribution in house. With a forward focus on sustainability and creative solutions for BlackStrap’s 2000+ retail partners worldwide; BlackStrap will continue to set the industry standards with products, service and company ethos. For more information, visit https://bsbrand.com/


The United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA) is a California based non-profit organization that is represented by 32 regional series across the USA. The USASA national office is located in South Lake Tahoe, CA. The regional home offices are located in Portland, Maine, and Bailey, Colorado. The USASA is made up of over 5000 athlete members and 600+ coaches and officials. The total membership including parents and supporters exceeds 10,000 members.


Media Contact:

Max Akselrad

Verde Brand Communications