Gnarly Nutrition and USA Climbing Renew Partnership
July 9, 2021
Salt Lake City, UT, (July, 9, 2021) –USA Climbing has renewed its partnership with Gnarly Nutrition to provide nutritional supplements for the organization’s athletes as the sport prepares for its inaugural Olympic Games in Tokyo.
“The choice to continue with Gnarly was an easy one,” said Marc Norman, CEO of USA Climbing. “Gnarly Nutrition is a leader and understands proper nutrition for high performing climbers. Our athletes have benefited not just from the product itself, but from Gnarly’s commitment to education on proper use of nutrition and fuel.”
Gnarly Nutrition has taken great pains to ensure the products are certified by NSF – an absolute must for competitive athletes. NSF International, the accredited American certification body that offers independent, third party tests to certify products meet public health and safety standards, also created the Certified for Sport® program to ensure that sports nutrition product’s labels accurately describe what is found in the product—and that the product does not contain unsafe levels of contaminants, prohibited substances, or masking agents. All of Gnarly’s products are both NSF Certified, and NSF Certified for Sport®.
Shannon O’Grady, Ph.D., Gnarly’s Chief Product Officer, is not only the key behind the transparent, science-based products at Gnarly – she’s also a major resource for USA Climbing, offering guidance and personalized advice for individual athletes. “Gnarly Nutrition doesn’t just want to hand over the product and end the relationship there,” says Shannon. “The continued education of our athletes is a critical part of who Gnarly is. We’d only be doing half of our job as a partner if we weren’t also a resource for nutrition at the competition level.”
Eli Kerr, Gnarly’s CEO, is also thrilled to continue to build on the partnership with USA Climbing, which started in 2019. “The USA Climbing team has been fantastic to work with, and we’ve established a great relationship with the athletes. They’ve really unlocked a new level of nutritional understanding for climbers, and the feedback from the athletes on their performance benefits when using Gnarly products has been incredibly fulfilling for our team. Nutrition is key to keeping athletes at peak performance, and key to their ability to push their possible even further.”
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Born in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, Gnarly Nutrition is committed to educating and inspiring athletes at all levels. Gnarly provides honest, effective and great tasting sports nutrition that is NSF Certified and NSF Certified for Sport. Gnarly’s full line features science-backed products free of hormones, GMOs, proprietary blends, antibiotics, or anything artificial. For more, visit Gnarly’s website or follow along on Instagram.
USA Climbing is recognized by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of competition climbing. The organization manages the disciplines of Bouldering, Lead and Speed climbing as well as the Collegiate and Paraclimbing series. As a member federation of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC), USA Climbing hosts IFSC World Cup events and sends athletes to participate in IFSC World Cups, Youth World Championships and the World Climbing and Paraclimbing Championships. For more information visit usaclimbing.org and follow USA Climbing on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.