New street team members announced!
Today, we are accepting 3 new athletes to our Street Team!
But first, let’s look back on the current street team and their latest achievements from last year. Here is the 2017 full line up, names in order from left to right.
Trevor Kunkel, Tyler Trueblood, David Tang, Mike Williams, Zack Karro, Mike Tawil, Jacob Carson, Josh Malone, Dillon Taitano.
The Freedom in Motion street team absolutely crushed it in 2017. Our athletes attended many local competitions and events and even had the opportunity to travel out-of-state on some occasions to compete and train. If you’re interested in checking out some competition results from last year, check out some of our other blog posts. Like this one about how Freedom in Motion Athletes went all the way to Italy for world parkour finals! or when our athletes competed in World Chase Tag. And if you’re interested in seeing our athletes in action, check out our youtube channel!
Street Team athletes Mike and Josh on the podium at an in-house competition.
We’re extremely proud of our FiM athletes and are excited to see what is in store for them all in 2018!
Now, onto today’s main announcement. We recently held an open submission process through which local athletes had the chance to submit their name and a short video showcasing their movement and personalities. We took their submissions, snooped around on their social media pages like a bunch of creeps and then selected three athletes who we believe will represent the spirit of Freedom in Motion and will help us spread our message to the greater local community.
Congratulations to the following athletes Welcome to the team!
We’re excited to extend invitations to Desmond Talor, Hannah Walz, and Josh McDermott. We have had our eye on these athletes over the past few months and we’re honored to receive submissions from them.
Athletes, a FiM representative will be reaching out to you all soon to go over what it means to be a FiM sponsored athlete, and if you’re down to join us, we will gladly welcome you to the team! We will contact you all soon. Keep an eye on your DM inbox!
We received a bunch of video submissions this round. The sheer talent and heart that these applicants put on display in their entries always makes choosing a select few such a difficult task. This time around, we wanted to give two honorable mentions to applicants who submitted to us but came just shy of being chosen for one reason or another.
This round, we knew we only had room to add in three new athletes. If we had a spot for one more, Lucas would have been our pick. Lucas has some crazy flips in his pocket, his power and control over his acrobatics are certainly impressive. Go check him out for yourself! Click here to check out his Youtube channel. Lucas, we hope you submit again during our next open auditions!
This one kills us. Nathan is one of the original local athletes, he originally began training Parkour in Riverside, right up the street from us here in Murrieta back in like 2008 or something super OG. Nathan recently moved to Atlanta Georgia which places him a bit outside our reach here. Nathan, if you’re reading this, we know you have plans to move back to town in like 2 years or something. At that time, PLEASE re-submit for sponsorship haha.
If you’re itching to see Nathan’s movement skills go follow him on Instagram! @domi_nate1
Want to be sponsored?
Freedom in Motion usually calls an open video audition sometime in December each year. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsored athlete, keep an eye out for announcements towards the end of the year. Until then, be sure to train hard and position yourself as an upbeat and positive community leader. We want to support those who are working hard to develop parkour and are already supporting their fellow athletes and community around them.
Be a role model
See you again in 2019!