First Time in History Athletes Rocked GoPro Cameras During Competition
SAN MATEO, CA (January 28, 2013)- GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile cameras and producer of today’s most engaging content, sends out a huge congratulations to its athletes who participated in X Games Aspen over the weekend. GoPro athletes were a huge part of the X Games action throughout the week, competing in events across the board including Ski and Snowboard SuperPipe, Big Air and Slopestyle, as well as Snowmobile Freestyle.
History was made during Men’s Ski SuperPipe Finals on Friday night when David Wise sported a HERO3 camera during the final competition, taking home the gold. GoPro athlete, Tucker Perkins, also rocked a HERO3 camera during the finals, coming out with a sixth place finish. This marks the first time in both GoPro and X Games history that athletes were allowed to mount cameras on their helmet during a final event.
OAKLAND, Calif. (January 26, 2013) – GoPro’s and Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, dominated in Oakland by winning his second-consecutive Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, 450SX Class Main Event win at O.co Coliseum!
Going to be at X Games Aspen? You could win awesome GoPro prizes – including GoPro HERO3: Black Edition cameras – with GoPro’s Play To Win!
How to play: Look for the GoPro Street Team in Aspen during the X Games for a chance to receive a GoPro Play To Win bib. If you are seen by the Street Team wearing your bib you just might be handed a prize token by one of our spotters. The spotters could be anywhere: the lodge, the airport shuttle, behind you in line for a coffee, or cruising down the mountain. If you get a token, just take it to one of the local participating GoPro retailers and redeem your prize!
Unique On-Board Camera Angles and Course Previews from Top GoPro Athletes
SAN MATEO, CA (Jan 23, 2013) – GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile cameras and producer of today’s most engaging content returns to Colorado as the official camera sponsor of X Games Aspen, January 24-27, 2013. Stay tuned to ESPN and the GoPro Network to catch never before seen course previews, including Snowmobile Freestyle, Ski and Snowboard Pipe, Big Air and Slopestyle leading up to the final days of competition.
GoPro is stoked to watch and cheer on its roster of world-class athletes competing in X Games Aspen this weekend. The full list of GoPro athletes include…
GoPro athlete Shaun White is at X Games Aspen 2013 and has hidden an autographed GoPro camera for you to find. Join the quest to discover hidden treasure! Follow @GoPro and @Shaun_White on Twitter to receive the clues that will guide you to your reward.
GoPro congratulates Monster Energy Kawasaki and GoPro athlete, Ryan Villopoto, for claiming his first win of the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, on Saturday, January 19th at Angel’s Standium in Anaheim.
BANZIA PIPELINE, NORTH SHORE, HAWAII (December 10, 2012) –
GoPro athlete Kelly Slater is currently charging for his 12th ASP World Title, and for a spot in the history books at one of sport’s most enduring and strongest competitors. Once the youngest ASP world title holder, he’s now ranked as the most senior title recipient, with more victories to his credit than any other surfer.
To celebrate Kelly’s career, and his commitment to giving back to the community, GoPro has pledged up to $10,000 to assist those affected by Super Storm Sandy. To help, simply tweet your support of Kelly’s history making run using the hashtag #GoKelly and we’ll donate $1 for every tweet to Waves For Water to help coastal surf communities affected by Sandy, up to $10,000 USD.*
Also, as part of our support for Waves for Water, GoPro was honored to team up with Clark Little and Kelly Slater for the Kelly Slater GoPro Photography Exhibit at Clark’s Haleiwa Gallery 2 Year Event. Photographs taken by Kelly Slater were produced on canvas giclee prints and auctioned off at the Gallery and on eBay. All proceeds went to Waves for Water.
Learn more about Waves for Water’s Hurricane Sandy relief initiative here:
*In order to have your tweet count towards our donation to Waves For Water, you must:
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