Intimidation sponsored BMX athlete Chris Peterie finds success at USA BMX Sooner Nationals

February 5, 2014 by  
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Despite crashing prior to the final main races at the USA BMX Sooner Nationals during the last weekend in January, Intimidation Clothing sponsored BMX athlete Chris Peterie still put on a valiant performance in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Chris Peterie BMXThe 16-year-old has been on the rise since signing on with Intimidation last year.

A recent update from Chris:

Over the weekend of January 24-26th I raced at the USA BMX Sooner Nationals in my home town in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Friday night I raced 16 expert and 16 cruiser as I made the mains in both classes. In the main for my cruiser bike I was a little late on the reaction out of the gate and got second by less than a bike length. On my class race I got 4th out of 8 riders after I got pushed up high in the first turn back to 6th.

On Saturday I raced 3 classes 16 cruiser, 16 expert and 15-16 open. I made it to the main in open and cruiser the first round and qualified for the semi main for class in the second round. In the semi main I had to race 5 nag 10 riders (national age group) and two national riders (out of all the riders out of all the nation) I came in 7th after I made a move in the second turn. In my mains I came in 5th in open and in cruiser I came in 5th also.

On Sunday I raced all three classes again, I came in one spot from qualifying in in cruiser class and open in the first round. In the second round I qualified for my open. In cruiser I crashed in the first turn when a rider slid out on the inside of me and clipped my back tire causing me to hit the turn hard, I managed to still qualify for the main.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA, MX & BMX inspired lifestyle clothing with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. Known as the biggest supporter of local MMA, the Intimidation brand is also regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Anyone interested in becoming a dealer can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and they can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Year In Review: 2013 proves to be highly successful for the growth of the Intimidation brand

At this time of year we hear much about resolutions to get better and looking back at what has been accomplished over the past 12 months. Here at Intimidation Clothing, things are not much different, although the moniker of “getting better” is not something we take for granted – it’s a daily goal. After a 2012 that saw Intimidation Clothing continue to sponsor Bellator events and a host of top-tier regional MMA promotions as well as fighters on major TV networks, 2013 had a lot to live up to. And indeed it did as 2013 proved to be a banner year for our company breaking every known record the company had established in past years. Since starting this company in late 2009, the Intimidation brand has steadily grown into one of the most recognizable names in the MMA and combat sports industry, and we take a look back at the year that was in our 2013 Year in Review.

Charlie Brenneman MMAThe year began strong with the sponsorship of one of the more high-profile MMA fighters Intimidation has worked with as Charlie Brenneman (pictured, right) fought in Altoona, Pennsylvania on January 8th, defeating a fighter we would later come to sponsor and become a big fan of in Eric Irvin. Brenneman, a 8-fight UFC vet who made the move from 170lbs to lightweight in 2013, has since gone 4-0 at 155lbs as he looks to once again make a name for himself in the UFC.

Also early in January, the impact of Jessica Eye’s win over Zoila Gurgel in December 2011 was seen as she rocketed to the top of the Women’s MMA rankings. Eye, who bounced between Bellator MMA and the highly-respected and Intimidation sponsored NAAFS, was ranked as the #1 female fighter in the world at 125lbs before announcing the move to 135lbs late in 2013.

As the month of January wore on the Intimidation brand continued to get high-profile exposure as Brian Rogers presented at the World MMA Awards in Las Vegas and AXS TV’s Best of 2012 featured a variety of Intimidation-sponsored fighters. As Bellator MMA geared up for their debut on Spike TV, and flew both Rogers and Eye out for the premier at Bellator 85, Intimidation continued its strong push on the Local MMA scene into Indiana. With a fully-stocked crew traveling to events put on by Colosseum Combat MMA, Mad Wolf Promotions/Art of War, Rocktagon MMA, Chris Lytle’s Midwest Fight Series, HookNShoot and more, Intimidation Clothing was able to replicate our strong presence as the biggest supporter of Local MMA in Ohio and do the same in Indiana. Chris Lytle at Intimidation boothMeanwhile, the aforementioned Rocktagon MMA promotion and Intimidation began their partnership in January 2013 ti increase Intimidation’s TV exposure and add more regional events to the company’s slate as Rocktagon has held events in Ohio, Indiana, Texas, California and more.

In February, longtime Team Intimidation member Dan “Dragon” Spohn made his debut for the UVC in Columbus, Ohio and started a memorable year on a high note. Spohn scored submission wins at both UVC 22 in January and UVC 23 in May to bounce back from a rough 2012 and open doors for greater things in his MMA career. As Spohn headlined the UVC events, Intimidation continued their support of the Ultimate Victory Challenge promotion in Columbus, Ohio throughout the year as the two organizations expect to work together for years to come.

Brian Rogers, Isaiah Chapman & Jessica EyeIntimidation’s annual trip to the Arnold Sports Festival took place in March where the brand featured Eye, Rogers, Spohn, TUF 7 vet Luke Zachrich, UFC & TUF 10 vet Wes Sims and fast-rising prospect Isaiah Chapman signing autographs at the company’s booth. The Arnold once again provided a plethora of picture opportunities and fantastic exposure for the brand and featured the public release of Intimidation’s popular Irish “Shamrocked” tee design.

March continued strong with the brand sponsoring explosive knockout artist Chidi Njokuani live on AXS TV at RFA 7 near Denver, Colorado and continued with the sponsorship of NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 13 in Canton, Ohio – one of the best fight cards in Ohio MMA history. Featuring Intimidation sponsored Isaiah Chapman, Frank Caraballo, George Comer, John Hawk, Nick Duell, Antonio Castillo, Jr. and Julian Lane along with Intimidation alum Travis Clark and later-signed Jessica Zomcik, the event not only had a truly stacked fight card but was also a sell-out that thrilled the fans in attendance.

Jessica Eye MMA - Bellator2013 also saw Intimidation Clothing continue its strong support of women’s MMA. As long-time Team Intimidation member Jessica “Evil” Eye continued her winning streak and made the jump in weight to join the UFC, the company also continued their work with another awesome member of the current UFC bantamweight division in Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke. After Duke was the company’s Athlete of the Month in March 2013, she proceeded to fight at Invicta FC 5 in Kansas City, sign autographs at the company’s booth at XFC 23 in Louisville, Kentucky in April, and later appear on TUF 18 on Fox Sports 1 before earning her roster spot with a win on the TUF Finale in November. Intimidation also sponsored Tanikka Brents, Rebecca Heintzman, Amber Stautzenberger, Kelly Warren and Kaitlin Young during the year and inked the top-ranked amateur at 145lbs in the world, Jessica Zomcik, to a sponsorship contract. A product of Evolve MMA in Medina, Ohio, Zomcik went on to win the 2013 Tuff-N-Uff Featherweight Championship in Las Vegas to cap off her amateur career.

The company continued its strong support of the Local MMA scene by signing on to sponsor all Hardrock MMA events in 2013 and beyond in late March and continued the strong push into the Kentucky MMA scene in sponsoring the XFC’s return to the Bluegrass State at XFC 23 in Louisville on April 19th. Meanwhile, the company continued their growth outside of MMA in signing then 8-time Amateur National Champion boxer Cam F. Awesome (pictured, right) in early April. Awesome, who has had a banner year in 2013 as he pushes forward towards the 2016 Olympics, is a plant-based athlete and has won more titles in his weight class than anyone in the history of USA boxing. Cam F Awesome - BoxingHe is also a well-known local role model in Kansas City and is a proud Big of the Big Brother Big Sister program. and a strong advocate of cancer prevention and awareness via plant-based nutrition.

As April continued, Intimidation sponsorship of many of the best prospects in MMA continued seeing Mark Cherico and Brian Camozzi both continue to fight while sponsored by the Intimidation brand. Cherico (5-0), one of Pittsburgh’s most popular fighters and Camozzi (2-1), the Colorado-based lightweight and younger brother of UFC middleweight Chris Camozzi, continued to show the growth of the Intimidation brand across the nation.

May was a slow month for MMA but saw the Intimidation brand sponsor UVC 23 in Columbus as well as main event winner Dan Spohn (pictured, left). Dan Spohn MMAIn addition to Spohn, Intimidation sponsored Ronin Training Center owner Luke Zachrich, StrongStyle MMA’s Joe Heiland and more at another event rich with ties to the Intimidation brand. Later in the month, Intimidation-sponsored Brian Rogers and Jessica Eye made a second public appearance in Andover, Ohio’s Pymatuning Valley Middle School where the two athletes spoke on the importance of making good life choices, the effects of bullying and more.

Early in June each year Intimidation Clothing prepares for one major event – the NAAFS’ Fight Nite in the Flats event in Cleveland, Ohio. The biggest annual MMA event in the state of Ohio, the 2013 version, Fight Nite in the Flats IX, featured scheduled fights for Intimidation sponsored UFC vets Jason Dent and Forrest Petz, top-ranked female fighter Jessica Eye and Terry Blackwell, Brian Camozzi, George Comer, Maxim Grishin, Torrance Taylor and a variety of top amateurs.

The summer months saw Intimidation make two of the biggest moves in company history adding official distributors in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. Working together with newly appointed Director of Sales Wes Jones, Intimidation President & CEO Luke Jernigan stated that “the International growth of the sport of MMA cannot be ignored and Intimidation Clothing intends to continue to be a part of this global economic impact.” Kyle Rozewski w/Luke JerniganThe company continues to push forward sponsoring fighters in International events including Cody Stevens at OneFC and Lee Morrison for M-1 Global, with more announcements expected in early 2014.

2013 saw Intimidation continue to build on their regional MMA growth sponsoring events and fighters in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Minnesota, North Dakota, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Nevada, California and more as well as big cities like Cleveland, Chicago, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Buffalo, Kansas City, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Akron, Boise, Canton, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Toledo and Las Vegas. It also saw Brian “The Predator” Rogers continue to make appearances on behalf of Bellator MMA including the BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. In addition, Rogers’ Bellator 61 flying knee KO of Vitor Vianna was once again named the #1 Knockout in Bellator’s history in July.

Two big pro/am MMA events from the NAAFS took place in Northeast Ohio in August as Intimidation sponsored both Caged Vengeance 14 in Carrollton and Rock ‘N Rumble 7 later in the month in Cleveland. At the Carrollton event Intimidation Clothing and Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski (pictured with Jernigan, above on right) began working together and doors opened almost immediately. Local MMA Series from IntimidationA native of the Buffalo, New York area, Rozewski has proven to be a great asset for the brand. In addition to getting Intimidation on board with gyms, fighters, promoters and media outlets from Western New York, Rozewski himself continues to build a name for himself inside the cage as a featherweight and outside of the cage as a commentator for the TNT Fight Series in Buffalo and for Pinnacle FC in Pittsburgh.

August also saw the release of Intimidation’s popular “Support Local MMA” t-shirts (pictured, left). After years of supporting the local MMA scene alongside MMAmadhouse, Bluegrass MMA, Cage Craze, OHMMA.com and a plethora of promoters and gyms, the Intimidation brand decided to put that support on, of all things, a t-shirt.

Brian Rogers MMANew signature shirts for multiple fighters were released in 2013 including the Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman tee in March, the Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Chercio signature tee in July and Brian Rogers’ second Intimidation signature tee featuring his flying knee KO (pictured, right). In addition, TUF 18 star Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke joined the Intimidation signature tee line, reserved for “championship level professionals” during the Fall of 2013 during her run on The Ultimate Fighter. The complete line of Intimidation MMA fighter signature shirts can be found online at IntimidationClothing.com.

Intimidate Cancer made its debut in late August and has continued to grow since then. With a popular Facebook page and the addition of 10 different ribbon colors for added cancer awareness, fans can rest assured knowing a portion of the proceeds from each shirt sold go back to cancer research and awareness. In addition, Intimidation Clothing’s Intimidate Cancer line is available for private fundraisers to help families in need.

Intimidate CancerIn September Intimidation Clothing signed on to sponsor their first two MMA events outside of the USA with MMA Battle Arena in the UK and Extreme Cage Combat in Canada. Sticking with the plan to find solid, strategic partnerships outside of the USA, Intimidation’s role as the biggest supporter of Local MMA soon became a moniker that applied to more than just the USA. Meanwhile, closer to home, Intimidation sponsored its first event in the Buffalo area in late September as the Buffalo and Western NY market became a bigger focus of the company’s regional growth plan.

As October began, Intimidation’s own Brian Rogers joined StrongStyle teammate Stipe Miocic teaching a MMA seminar in Toronto. Mojo Horne MMAThe company also sponsored consecutive MMA events in Akron as the NAAFS and EFP both scored successful events while the Indianapolis market saw two events in the same weekend with the MFS and Art of War promotions both staying busy the second weekend of October. Cincinnati’s own Mojo Horne (pictured, right) added another win at a Absolute Action MMA event in Northern Kentucky and the brand sponsored Mansfield, Ohio’s own Cody Stevens as he fought MMA legend Shinya Aoki in Singapore. As Jessica Eye made her UFC debut in successful fashion, another Intimidation alum signed with the UFC in Indiana’s own Anthony Lapsley.

2013 also featured the definition of Team Intimidation to include more than just MMA fighters. In addition to high level grapplers Pablo Castro and Robby Malof, youth grappler Pito Castro and decorated amateur boxer Cam F. Awesome, Intimidation’s sponsorships of the 614 Mud Militia in multiple Tough Mudder competitions began to open doors for the brand. It was followed by the sponsorship of 15-year old BMX standout Chris Peterie, rodeo cowboy Gearen Hale, figure competitor Tonya Rae Hickey and more. That trend is expected in 2014 with details expected to be announced soon.

November was Jessica Zomcik’s time to shine as the top-ranked ammy proved to be worthy of her ranking in taking the women’s 145lb Tuff-N-Uff title in Las Vegas. Jessica Zomcik WMMA - Tuff-N-UffAs Intimidation continued their growth in Indianapolis adding the MMA Fit Club as an official dealer, the brand continued to build upon their strong Indiana presence sponsoring Colosseum Combat MMA once again as well as main event title challenger Danny Surface.

December saw Intimidation lock in deals with two companies expected to be a major piece of the company’s growth in 2014. The Florida-based XFC, which aired all 2012 and 2013 events on AXS TV, featured the Intimidation brand inside their cage at XFC 27 in Muskegon, Michigan and will continue to bring added exposure to the Intimidation name in 2014. Meanwhile the Vegas Fight Tour, which takes fans to the top gyms in Las Vegas, Nevada and features Intimidation prizes and giveaways, was also inked to a deal to help both companies get added exposure. Meanwhile, Intimidation stayed busy on December 7th sponsoring events in the Buffalo, NY area as well as Akron, OH as the TNT Fight Series and NAAFS were both in action. As the year came to a close, former CFA featherweight champ Jordan Parsons continued his winning streak to improve to 9-1 with a win close to home in Minnesota. Vegas Fight Tour - Las VegasOn the final weekend of 2013, Intimidation was able to sponsor Evolve MMA’s Justin “Harry” Lester wrestling seminar as the 4-time state champion in Ohio and 2012 Olympian instructed fans at the gym in Medina, Ohio.

“Looking back, I could not be much happier about the way things have gone in 2013 for our brand,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “I expect fans will see the continued, unmatched support of the Local MMA scene in 2014 as well as some very strategic expansion into other sports.”

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. Known as the biggest supporter of local MMA, the Intimidation brand is also regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Anyone interested in becoming a dealer can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and they can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

 

Team Intimidation’s Chris Peterie competes at BMX Race of Champions & Grand Nationals

December 8, 2013 by  
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Earlier this year, Intimidation Clothing signed its first BMX athlete, 15-year-old Chris Peterie from Oklahoma. Chris Petrie BMXPeterie recently competed in two major events over Thanksgiving weekend, putting on impressive performances at both the Race of Champions and the Grand Nationals.

First up, he competed at the Race of Champions in his home state. He qualified for the finals on his cruiser bike (24″ rims), but had to salvage a 5th place finish after crashing in the final turn. On his class bike (20″ rims), he qualified for the semifinals but came up just short of qualifying for the finals.

Then over the weekend, he competed at the Grand Nationals, which he has won before in his first year competing. On the 8th mains he finished 5th; one place out of qualifying for the quarterfinals. For cruiser on the semi-mains, against a field of many of the top riders in the world, he finished 6th out of 8 riders.

Chris Peterie BMXLooking ahead Chris has another big race event in late January as he rounds out his schedule for early 2014.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. Known as the biggest supporter of local MMA, the Intimidation brand is also regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Anyone interested in becoming a dealer can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and they can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation Clothing continues to branch out with rodeo & BMX athletes now sponsored

November 11, 2013 by  
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Along with being one of the most respected brands in the mixed martial arts community, Intimidation Clothing is committed to supporting a variety of action & combat sports athletes as one of the fastest-growing lifestyle clothing brands in the world. Gearen Hale - RodeoIntimidation has been a leader in supporting grappling, boxing, and kickboxing in addition to MMA, but recently the brand has stepped outside of combat sports into new arenas.

One group of athletes who are just as tough as professional fighters may just be rodeo cowboys, and Gearen Hale (pictured, left) is a proud member of Team Intimidation as the organization’s first sponsored professional cowboy. Hale had an impressive season on the Turquoise Circuit, his first with Intimidation as a sponsor. After a full season of competing in New Mexico and Arizona rodeos, Hale qualified for the circuit finals in the bull riding category, finishing in 8th place. Hale will kick off his 2014 season in January, where he plans to begin the season with stops in Odessa, Texas; Rio Rancho, New Mexico; Denver; and Ft. Worth, Texas.

Intimidation also recently began working with BMX rider Christopher Peterie, a 15-year-old from Oklahoma. He has been racing BMX bikes since the summer of 2006, and in his first year he won the BMX Grand Nationals. Also a winner of the Redline Cup, Peterie (pictured, right) has won the Oklahoma State Championship five times: 2007-2009 and 2012-2013. Chris Petrie BMXMost recently, Peterie won two races at an event in Yukon, Oklahoma in both the cruiser division (rims over 24″) and class division (20″ rims).

In addition to Hale and Peterie the brand has also added the company’s first sponsored figure competitor, Central Ohio-based Tonya Hickey. More updates on all of these fine athletes, as well as MMA & Muay Thai fighters, boxers and additional athletes sponsored by Intimidation will be posted right here at IntimidationMMA, the online news home for Intimidation Clothing.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA training gear with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on FOX, SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children the brand is well known for their popular Vintage Series, Local MMA t-shirts and Intimidate Cancer lines of merchandise. Anyone interested can become a dealer by applying to sell the Intimidation brand which is also available for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation Clothing adds Hays Action Sports as authorized dealer in Sullivan, Indiana

June 6, 2013 by  
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Over the past year the Intimidation brand has rapidly been growing in the state of Indiana and yet another dealer has signed on to sell Intimidation products. Hays Action Sports in Sullivan, Indiana, a store with strong ties to MMA, motocross and paintball, is the latest addition to Team Intimidation.

Hays Action Sports - IntimidationHays Action Sports, retailers of MMA and boxing gym and training gear, as well as paintball accessories and gear is likely best known for their full line of dirt bike, ATV and street bike parts and services. Hays Action Sports provides “only the highest quality products and while making them affordable for athletes on any budget” and is a regular sponsor and attendee of MMA events throughout the region.

“Hays Action Sports is a perfect fit for the Intimidation brand,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “Their strong roots in MMA are nicely complemented by their presence in motocross and paintball – two industries where the Intimidation name is not only a fit but also a target of our current and future marketing efforts.”

Hays Action Sports, online at HaysActionSports.com, becomes Intimidation’s second dealer in Southwest Indiana, a region where the brand’s name is strong, as they join Mojo’s Screenprinting in Vincennes, Indiana.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA training gear with a growing national presence and over 45 authorized dealers across the USA. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Anyone interested in selling the Intimidation brand can apply to become an Intimidation Clothing dealer and Intimidation products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Mike McDade scores season best 16th place finish at Spring Creek Motocross Pro National in Millville, Minnesota

July 15, 2012 by  
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The Intimidation brand made their first move into motocross earlier this year sponsoring highly-touted pro rider Mike McDade. McDade, who competes out of New Castle, Pennsylvania, competed this weekend in the 7th of 12 events in the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship. Mike McDade MXThis weekend’s event is the Spring Creek Motocross Pro National took place in Millville, Minnesota on Saturday. A native of Beaver, Pennsylvania who has been racing professionally since 2007, McDade has strong ties to Youngstown, Ohio which fits into the Intimidation brand’s regional footprint which is strongest in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. McDade is also sponsored by Paradox Moto & Skate, an official Intimidation dealer based on the border of Morristown and Belmont, Ohio, and he shares his thoughts on his recent performance in Minnesota below.

“This weekend went pretty well as I had my best overall result of the season this weekend finishing 16th overall. In the four rounds I have competed in here in 2012 I have improved each moto every weekend. This week the track was awesome; it was super rough and definitely hot out. I am looking forward to the break I have coming up. While I cannot make it out to Washougal this weekend, I will be heading to Quebec for the Canadian national. That will be followed by a two week break to get ready for Southwick, Massachusetts. I am super happy with everything of late and my fitness is great that to Joel Younkins’ training. I want to thank Intimidation Clothing and all of my other sponsors as it wouldn’t be possible without you guys.”

Mike McDade MXIntimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple events on FUEL TV, MTV2, EpixHD and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet. In addition to over 60 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

 

Photos courtesy of Shift One Photography.

Intimidation sponsored Mike McDade to compete at Spring Creek Motocross Pro National in Millville, Minnesota

July 12, 2012 by  
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The Intimidation brand made their first move into motocross earlier this year sponsoring highly-touted pro rider Mike McDade. Mike McDade MXMcDade, who competes out of New Castle, Pennsylvania, will compete again this weekend in the 7th of 12 events in the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship. This weekend’s event is the Spring Creek Motocross Pro National which will take place in Millville, Minnesota on Saturday July 14th.

Last weekend McDade competed in the 6th of event of the season where he had a strong showing in the 250 Class at the Redbud MX National in Buchanan, Michigan, an event that saw portions of the racing televised on FUEL TV. A native of Beaver, Pennsylvania who has been racing professionally since 2007, McDade has strong ties to Youngstown, Ohio which fits into the Intimidation brand’s regional footprint which is strongest in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Mike McDade MXMcDade is also sponsored by Paradox Moto & Skate, an official Intimidation dealer based on the border of Morristown and Belmont, Ohio.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple events on FUEL TV, MTV2, EpixHD and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet. In addition to over 60 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

 

Photo on right courtesy of Shift One Photography.

Mike McDade takes 18th & 22nd in sweltering heat at Redbud MX National in Buchanan, Michigan

July 8, 2012 by  
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The Intimidation brand made their first move into motocross earlier this year sponsoring highly-touted pro rider Mike McDade. McDade, who competes out of New Castle, Pennsylvania, competed this weekend in the 6th of 12 events this season where he had a strong showing in the 250 Class at the Redbud MX National in Buchanan, Michigan, an event that saw portions of the racing televised on FUEL TV. Mike McDade MXA native of Beaver, Pennsylvania who has been racing professionally since 2007, McDade has strong ties to Youngstown, Ohio which fits into the Intimidation brand’s regional footprint which is strongest in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. McDade is also sponsored by Paradox Moto & Skate, an official Intimidation dealer based on the border of Morristown and Belmont, Ohio, and he shares his thoughts on his recent performance in Michigan below.

“This weekend I did things a little different. I drove my car to the track and took a few buddies with me. I did my own thing and my trainer Joel Younkins showed up to make sure everything went well in the heat. My mechanic could not make it so I had the owner of j27 as my mechanic which was awesome of him and along with everyone else in crew up there. I started off well; the first practice I was 14th fastest throughout before the last lap when I dropped to 20th in the times. Thinking that the track was going to run slower for the 2nd practice run, I messed around a little looking for lines and as a result I ended up 35th overall.

Going into the first moto the heat index was like 114 degrees, so I wore an ice vest to the line and took it off at the last minute. I came out of the gate somewhere around 38th and I fell somewhere around the 20 minute mark and ended up finishing 22nd (best result this year so far). In the 2nd moto I came out of the gate around 14th and rode as hard as I could for the 35 minutes. I made a few mistakes and had a little trouble with my back shock but I still managed to get 18th which bettered my best result and also put me into the points. Last year I got 3 points total in the last 3 events, so I feel good about the weekend’s results.

I just want to thank Intimidation and all my other sponsors for the support and positive attitudes. This would not be possible without you guys.”

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple events on FUEL TV, MTV2, EpixHD and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet. In addition to over 60 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

 

Photos courtesy of Shift One Photography.

Intimidation sponsored Mike McDade in action at Redbud MX National in Buchanan, Michigan

July 4, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce that sponsored motocross rider Mike McDade will return to action this weekend at the Lucas Oil Redbud MX National in Buchanan, Michigan. Mike McDade MXMcDade, who competes out of New Castle, Pennsylvania, will comppete in this event which is the 6th of 12 events this season. The event, the Redbud MX National will be held in Buchanan, Michigan, with pro riders competing on Saturday, July 7th.

Mike McDade began racing at age 4 thanks to a family full of racers and went pro in 2007. McDade, who was born in Beaver, Pennsylvania and has strong ties to Youngstown, Ohio, is a perfect fit for Intimidation Clothing’s regional marketing strategy. In addition to the Intimidation brand. “Working with Mike is ideal for the Intimidation brand as not only does he compete out of Western Pennsylvania, but it allows our brand an opportunity to start marketing to the motocross industry,” said Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. Mike McDade MXMcDade is also sponsored by Paradox Moto & Skate, an official Intimidation dealer based on the border of Morristown and Belmont, Ohio.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple events on MTV2, EpixHD and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet. In addition to over 60 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.