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BOULDER, Colo. â€“ July 30, 2008 – Body Bar Systems Inc., an official sponsor of USA Wrestling and a premier sponsor of the USA Women’s Wrestling program, announced today that 2008 U.S. Olympic wrestler Marcie Van Dusen has signed a contract to represent Body Bar Inc. in various marketing endeavors, including appearances with the company at several upcoming trade shows.
â€œI am delighted that Ms. Van Dusen will be representing Body Bar,â€ commented Arno Niemand, owner and chairman of Body Bar Systems. â€œShe has all of the attributes that the Body Bar community embraces. She is a hard worker, team player, fierce competitor, and strong leader. She is a true champion.â€
Last month, Ms. Van Dusen recorded one of the biggest upsets in international women’s wrestling history when she upset Japan’s Saori Yoshida at the 2008 World Cup. Yoshida, an Olympic and World champion, had never lost an international match in ten years of competition. This win qualified Van Dusen as one of only four women to represent the USA in the Beijing Olympics. A recent Sports Illustrated article stated that she has a good chance to receive a medal in Beijing.
â€œMarcie personifies the qualities of a great company like Body Bar,â€ said Terry Steiner, national team coach for the USA Wrestling Women’s Wrestling program. â€œThey are clearly a winning combination.â€
â€œI have been a Body Bar devotee for some time, and recently ordered my own personal set of Body Bars, so I already feel like part of the company,â€ commented Ms. Van Dusen. â€œI look forward to helping Body Bar in its quest to bring women’s wrestling to the forefront.â€
About Body Bar Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Body Bar Systems provides the infinite workouts and solid educational tools that fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities still choose after almost 21 years – because they work. The company sponsors several wrestling tournaments. The company has created a strong presence through the original weighted fitness bar, The Body BarÂ®, the award-winning Body Bar Flexâ„¢, and the extensive â€œMaster Your Bodyâ€ DVD series of workout programs. Body Bar Systems is committed to enhancing the fitness and well being of the world by providing quality products and education with passion, integrity, and fun. Body Bar Systems is a member of the IHRSA network. Body Bar Systems is a sponsor of the USA Women’s Wrestling team and sponsors several wrestling tournaments throughout the U.S. www.bodybar.com 1-800-500-2030.