SANTA ROSA BEACH, Florida - YOLO Board, LLC, announces the addition of Garrett Fletcher of Destin, FL to the YOLO Board Race Team. An accomplished standup paddle board racer, Fletcher recently placed first overall (14’ Division) in the Big River Regional in Baton Rouge, LA, a WPA sanctioned 13 mile race down the Mississippi River. Fletcher is the defending champion of the 2015 East Coast Paddle Board Championship (14’ Elite Division) and also received the Michael O'Shaughnessy Triple Crown of SUP racing for Florida by earning the lowest combined times in three major state events: the Florida State Championship, the Key West Paddleboard Classic and the East Coast Paddleboard Championship.
“It’s exciting to add such a passionate and talented young racer to the YOLO family,” said Jeff Archer, YOLO Board founder and CEO. “Garrett is a hometown boy with natural ability, an admirable work ethic and unstoppable enthusiasm. We look forward to watching him shine in competition nationwide.”
Fletcher is a former baseball and football player, attending Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL on a football scholarship where he became a record-setting starting tailback while studying athletic training and exercise science. The lifelong athlete was introduced to SUP in 2010 and participated in his first race in 2011. He has been dedicated to training and competing at a professional level since 2014. Fletcher is currently ranked #68 in SUP Racer’s World Rankings.
“I have had a passion for the water since I was a child whether it be fishing, surfing, or any water-related activity and have always admired the waterman lifestyle,” said Fletcher. “It’s an honor to be racing on the YOLO Board team, and I look forward to growing and learning on this new adventure with the support of Jeff and the rest of the YOLO tribe.”
For additional information regarding the YOLO Board Race Team, please visit www.YOLOBoard.com or call 850.622.5760.
About YOLO Board
“YOLO Board didn’t invent standup paddling or its boards… but its savvy, marketing-driven approach has, despite the sport’s West Coast roots, made the Santa Rosa Beach, FL-based company an industry leader,” said Entrepreneur magazine. YOLO Board, LLC, is a leading designer, marketer and distributor of standup paddleboards, paddles, equipment, lifestyle apparel and accessories. Since 2007, the community-minded brand (aptly named for the lifestyle mantra “You Only Live Once) has been committed to manufacturing a variety of quality boards suited to fit any paddler, from the recreational novice to the elite pro racer.
In 2014, the company expanded its growing YOLO-inspired lifestyle product line with the debut of YOLO Paddles and YOLO Bike Co. Board and bike rentals, lessons, corporate and team building packages and seasonal community race events are available through YOLO Board Adventures Sandestin and YOLO Board + Beach – the company’s flagship store in Miramar Beach featuring the unique 'try before you buy' lake experience. Additional retail and rental locations include YOLO Board + Bike at Gulf Place Town Center on Scenic Highway 30A, YOLO Board West Coast in San Diego, California, and a growing number of distributors nationwide. For more information, visit www.YOLOBoard.com or call 850.622.5760.