Seal Beach, CA - February 21, 2022 - TYR Sport Signs 4x CrossFit Games Podium Defender, Pat Vellner
Canadian-born Pat Vellner is a life-long athlete. After an impressive career in his youth, Vellner began CrossFit training in 2013. He found an instant passion and natural skill for the sport, and quickly began dominating regional CrossFit competitions. Vellner made an explosive debut at the CrossFit Games in 2016, where he championed his way to a 3rd place podium finish and earned the title Rookie of the Year. Since his unforgettable entrance into the CrossFit world, Vellner has remained a ferocious Games competitor, landing within the top 10 six times, and the top 3 four times. Vellner continues to defend his stance at the top, sustaining his title as one of the Fittest Men on Earth.
“I’m excited to be joining the TYR team this year,” said Vellner, “It’s a big change for me and I’m looking forward to being part of a group that’s exploding onto the scene with tons of energy. The TYR team is going to be a force.”
One of the most powerful competitors in the game today, Vellner represents the spirit of grit and tenacity that TYR strives to embody. Vellner will be fully outfitted in TYR’s eyewear and swim categories, as well as the brand’s new apparel and footwear categories launching this fall. Vellner will proudly represent a family of other top-tier athletes, including Olympic Medalists Katie Ledecky, Ryan Lochte, and Lilly King, as well as leading CrossFit Games competitors like Guilherme Malheiros and Annie Thorisdottir.
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Pat to the TYR family,” said Matt DiLorenzo, CEO of TYR Sport. “Pat is one of the greatest CrossFit athletes of all time and it is an honor that he’s choosing to work with TYR. Working with Pat accelerates our mission to bring technical and innovative products to the CrossFit community.”
Since its inception three decades ago, TYR Sport has grown to exist as one of the world’s most recognizable swimming and triathlon brands. Founded in Huntington Beach, California, the American company has garnered industry success for major technologies including the celebrated Venzo technical suit. Today, TYR has become synonymous with the most groundbreaking athletes in swimming and continues to be the choice of champions.
Named for TYR the Norse god of valor and sacrifice, we're a company built on commitment and discipline. We've been pushing the limits of innovation to propel athletes to their absolute best for over 35 years. Whether it's personal records or world championships, we have the hard-earned hardware to back it up.