Clinch Gear™, OT Sports Announce Licensing Agreement
OT Sports Holds License for Sublimated, Custom Wrestling Uniforms
(DENVER) – April 11, 2012 – Clinch Gear™, the leading performance-based MMA, training and amateur wrestling brand, announced today a new multi-year licensing agreement with U.S.-based OT Sports. OT Sports will hold the exclusive North American license for all sublimated, customized singlets and performance board shorts for team wrestling uniforms. Clinch Gear’s custom apparel program for wrestling currently supplies uniforms to more than 650 universities, colleges, high schools and clubs around the country.
“OT Sports is the perfect partner to deliver our custom uniform program, a key segment of our business,” said Bruce Pettet, CEO of Clinch Gear. “OT Sports is a proven leader in quality, custom uniforms for a variety of sports, and we are excited to partner with them in the wrestling market. Together, we look forward to the continued growth and success of Clinch Gear Wrestling.”
Clinch Gear is a leading MMA, performance training and wrestling brand. Founded in 2003, the brand designs apparel, footwear, accessories and gear for professional athletes, amateur wrestlers and committed fitness enthusiasts around the world.
Founded in 1992 by American brothers Scott and Chris Gollnick while Scott was studying abroad at Charles University in Prague, OT Sports quickly secured licenses and league agreements with Czech and Slovak professional hockey and soccer teams. Two years later, OT Sports was incorporated in the United States and moved all production to North Carolina where it supplied US teams and associations. Since that time, OT Sports has grown into a major uniform and jersey provider for youth, collegiate and minor league sports in North America, including all 160 Minor League Baseball teams. The company is also the exclusive jersey provider to the North American Hockey League and the contracted manufacturer for all game uniforms and replicas for Major League Lacrosse.
“We are excited to partner with Clinch Gear on its wrestling business,” said Scott Gollnick, VP of Sales and Marketing for OT Sports. “Combining our high-end uniforms and state-of-the-art design and sublimation print technology with Clinch Gear’s brand recognition and reputation lends to the perfect business relationship. We plan to set a new precedent of uniform quality and customer service in the wrestling market.”
About Clinch Gear™
Founded in 2003, Clinch Gear™ is a leading performance brand focused on elite athletes and training enthusiasts, with a rich history in mixed martial arts and amateur wrestling. Clinch Gear maintains a singular focus on product innovation, consistently seeking to elevate industry standards for performance, quality and fit. Clinch Gear is headquartered in Denver, and is part of the Collective Licensing International portfolio of youth lifestyle and performance brands including Airwalk®, Above The Rim®, Vision Street Wear®, Sims®, Lamar® and LTD®, World Snowboarding Championships™ and Hind® brands. For more information, visit http://www.clinchgear.com/.
About OT Sports
Located in Burlington, North Carolina, OT Sports is a manufacturing company that specializes in the design, manufacturing, sale and distribution of custom team uniforms, licensed replicas and sideline apparel. OT Sports' creative designs and service-oriented approach has built a national, high-profile customer base and solid reputation
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