Ektelon Re-signs Markie Rojas
Ektelon announced that Markie Rojas, based out of Stockton, CA signed a two-year agreement to continue playing and using Ektelon’s entire line of products. Markie has been playing with Ektelon for the last three years and has risen up the ranks on the Men’s International Racquetball Tour (IRT) where he is currently sitting at the #13 spot while playing the tour only part time. Markie had his best showing this season by making his first semi-final at the 2013 Party with the Pros in St. Louis, MO.
Markie ended the 2012-2013 by defending his USA National Racquetball Team Qualifying title at the Ektelon Nationals in Fullerton, CA while using the EXO3 Toron Lite. “I am extremely happy to be able to continue my racquetball career with Ektelon. Their support of me throughout my career and during my injury when I first signed with them has been incredible.”
Immediately following that semi-final appearance in MO, Markie headed out to one of his most memorable experiences to date, which was attending his first US Team Trip representing Team USA at the Pan American Championships in Cali, Colombia. Markie had a great tournament over the 10-day span and came home with a silver medal in singles and in doubles. Being on the US Team is not new to Markie. He’s been a member of the US Junior Team for almost his entire junior career, and ended his junior career last September winning double gold at the Jr. World Championships. “Markie is one of the those players that everyone is checking on to see where he falls in the draw. They see a Rojas in the draw and player’s are afraid to play either one of them, especially in the early rounds.” says Ektelon Vice President, Scott Winters, who is referencing Markie’s older brother Jose Rojas, ranked #4 on the men’s professional International Racquetball (IRT).
“I love to play this sport and represent this brand. The way Ektelon takes care of its athletes is incredible and I feel very fortunate to be a part of the team, I look forward to continuing playing with Ektelon for many years to come.” says Rojas. Look for Markie to be joining his older brother Jose on tour full time next season, while attending Delta College majoring in History.
Based in Omaha, NE, Ektelon is a division of Active Brands Company. Ektelon has enjoyed the longest, most successful reign of dominance in the sport of racquetball. Ektelon’s heritage includes some of the top players in the sport’s history including racquetball legends who helped shape the sport such as Charlie Brumfield, Dr. Bud Muehleisen and Bill Schmidtke and in more recent years, former No. 1 players Mike Yellen, Dave Peck, Ruben Gonzalez, Lynn Adams and Rhonda Rajsich. In addition, Ektelon has introduced more revolutionary technologies and programs to the sport than any other company. Ektelon innovations include oversized racquetball racquets, the Racquet Taper System (RTS), Power Ring® racquets and Total Racquet Customization, VisionGrip and EXO3 among others. For more information please contact us at 800-283-2635 or log onto our website at www.ektelon.com.
About Active Brands Company
Active Brands Company is focused on advanced athlete protection and performance equipment. In addition to Ektelon, the company’s portfolio includes Battle Sports Science, Viking, NuttyBuddy and TapouT. Learn more atwww.activebrandscompany.com