Kevin Rolland signs with Nike
Four-time X Games superpipe gold medalist Kevin Rolland has signed on with Nike for outerwear and eyewear. Nike, who recently added Gus Kenworthy to its outerwear/eyewear program, brings Kevin on as the first European on the team. “I’m really happy with my new commitment with Nike,” says Rolland. “It’s an amazing brand thats very focused on sports and performance with high class. I love that they are very involved in the preparation of their athletes, plus it’s a brand that is capable of following me in my future career plans.” Kevin and Gus join Jossi Wells, TJ Schiller, Sammy Carlson, Andreas Håtveit, Simon Dumont and Kaya Turski on the pro team.
“Kevin’s resume speaks for itself,” says Jake Largess, Nike’s ski team manager. “He is a true competitor and one of the most consistent halfpipe skiers of all time. I’m really excited to have him join Nike and watch him push the limits.”
The 23-year-old Frenchman won four straight gold medals in X Games competition in 2010 and 2011, in Aspen, CO and Tignes, FRA. Kevin also took home the AFP superpipe title in 2011, after finishing second in 2010 and sixth in 2009. He is currently rehabilitating his knee that he injured in February and expects to be back for Winter X Games 17 in Aspen in January, 2013.
Kevin previously rode for the now defunct-CoreUPT for outerwear, and Smith Optics for eyewear. For more information on Kevin, visit his site, followus.tv.
About the author:
Shay Williams is the former Managing Editor of Freeskier Magazine. He now works full-time with Monster Energy, and continues to contribute to freeskier.com, offering insights re: the lives of his Monster athletes.