NORWICH, Vt. — Briko USA announced the signing of seven new top athletes to the Briko Team for ski helmets and goggles, while returning athletes include the U.S. Ski Team’s Tommy Biesemeyer and Eric Fisher as well as 4-time overall World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn who will continue to use her Briko Red Bull helmet.
New Briko athletes include: Laurenne Ross, Alice McKennis, Megan McJames, Nolan Kasper, Colby Granstrom, and Team America racers Michael Ankeny and Will Gregorak.
“I am really excited to join the Briko team,” said USST technical racer Kasper. “The brand is revitalizing itself with new designs and fits, making it the premier helmet and goggle company on the market.”
“I’m thrilled to have these top level athletes join Briko – it’s a fun group, and some are making returns to the circuit from setbacks, almost like us, and they are just as eager to get into the gate and show their ability as we are ready to show the U.S. consumers what we have for new products. It will be an exciting season for Briko USA,” said Chris Clapp, President of CC Wintersport LLC, the U.S. distributor for Briko.
Independent 2014 U.S. Olympic team member McJames remarked, “My first ski helmet was a Briko and I am so happy to be back on the Briko team. Briko has a long history in ski racing and I am excited to be a part of their next step!”
“The quality and safety of the equipment is second to none. I will have zero doubts about being protected when I enter the start gate for my comeback season,” said McKennis.
“I’m thrilled to be working with a brand that is passionate about ski racing.”
Briko, which designs and manufacturers alpine ski helmets, goggles, and accessories worldwide, has sponsored many top alpine racers in the last 25 years and is excited to continue to focus on ski racing during its re-launch in the U.S. market.
Release courtesy of Briko