In 6 seasons with Golden State, Curry has lit the league on fire. He’s got the handles to cross up any defender, he makes even the most difficult passes look effortless, and of course, he’s one of the best shooters the game has seen. A starter in the past two All-Star Games, Curry’s set the record for most 3-pointers made in a season, twice! It might be easiest to sum him up in just three letters: M-V-P.
After leading the Auburn Tigers to the 2010 National Championship, Cam Newton was picked by Carolina with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft —immediately becoming the face of the franchise. With a combination of size, strength, and speed never before seen at the QB position, Cam is a deadly weapon for the Panther’s offense, punishing defenders both through the air and on the ground.
At just 22 years old, Jordan Spieth already finds himself on top of the golf world. He put on one of the greatest Masters performances of all time earlier this year, leading the field all four rounds on his way to tying the tournament record of 18-under. He followed that up with another major championship at the U.S. Open, becoming the youngest golfer to win both titles in the same season.
Misty was first introduced to ballet on a basketball court at the Boys and Girls Club. By ballet standards, she was too old, too curvy, and too dark to be a premiere ballerina. She didn't fit the ballerina mold. So, she broke it and cast a new one. Fifteen years later, Misty is a standout soloist for the American Ballet Theatre.
P, Los Angeles
Kershaw has quickly become the most dominant pitcher in baseball. Period. He’s owned the lowest ERA in the NL the past four years in a row, picking up a Cy Young in three of those four seasons. The reigning NL MVP delivered one of the best pitching seasons in recent memory this past year with 21 wins, a 1.77 ERA, and 239 strikeouts. And the scary thing is… he’s just getting started!
Over his past 8 seasons, Price has proven to be one of the most reliable goalies in all of hockey. He’s made 4 All-Star teams, won 6 Molson Cups, and led the 2014 Canadian Olympic team to the gold medal after back-to-back shutouts in the semis and the finals. He’s coming off a historically dominant, MVP award-winning season, in which he lead the league in save percentage, wins, and goals against average.
QB, New England
When it’s all said and done, Brady could easily go down as the greatest quarterback to ever play the game. 10 Pro Bowls, 2 league MVP’s, 4 Super Bowl rings, and still counting. After being drafted in the 6th round of the 2000 Draft, it was his tireless work ethic and unmatched passion for the game that turned this little known backup into an all-time great.
She’s the most decorated female skier of all time, and she’s fought her way to get there. Lindsey was on pace to crush the all time win record until two brutal knee injuries threatened to derail her historic career. Intense rehab and an unwavering Will to return helped her return to top form, and in 2015 she cemented her place in history by breaking the record for most World Cup wins.
He’s been a regular on the PGA Tour for over a decade now, and in 2014 he enjoyed one of his most successful years yet. Mahan birdied three of the final four holes on his way to winning the Barclays Tournament, and was later selected to compete in the prestigious Ryder Cup. One of the best ball strikers on the Tour, his strong year solidified his standing as a premiere Tour player.
In order to become one of the most successful bow hunters on the planet, Hanes prepares like no other hunter has before him. He goes all out in the gym 7-days a week, he runs 100-mile ultra marathons through the mountains, and he never goes a single day without shooting his bow. This vigorous training readies him for the remote, wild terrains he lives to hunt.
C, San Francisco
After capturing Rookie of the Year honors in 2010, a vicious home-plate collision took away most of his next season. Refusing to let this injury slow him down, Buster came back stronger than ever in 2012. His numbers at the plate skyrocketed and the fan favorite became the first catcher to win the NL MVP in 40 years. With Posey behind the plate, San Francisco has won 3 of the last 5 World Series.
D, Los Angeles
When Drew Doughty arrived in Los Angeles he was a raw, 18-year-old talent, who brought excitement and high expectations to the organization. But that was way back in ‘08. Since then he’s picked up the 2016 Norris Trophy, he’s won two Olympic gold medals with Canada, and he helped lead the team that drafted him to two Stanley Cup championships.
Bullied as a child, Georges St-Pierre dedicated himself to his craft early – training in karate, boxing, wrestling, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a teenager. He got through school by working as a nightclub bouncer and a garbage man, all while relentlessly training. Regarded as the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in MMA history, GSP has a 25-2 career record and is a two-time Welterweight UFC Champion.
At 6’3’’, 220 pounds,with blazing speed and hands like glue, Julio Jones is a nightmare for defensive backs. In his first four years in the league, Jones has become the focal point of Atlanta’s high-powered passing attack, earning trips to the 2012 & 2014 Pro Bowls along the way. If you don’t think he’s one of the best wide receivers in the game, you must not be watching.
Midfielder, U.S. Soccer
Jones spent most of his early career with German clubs until joining the US National Team in 2010. US Soccer fans will forever remember the magnificent strike from Jones that pulled the United States to a1-1 score against favored Portugal in the 2014 World Cup. This fall he chose to bring his aggressive style of play to the MLS, joining the New England Revolution.
Professional Chilean Football Club
Colo-Colo is by far the most popular and best-supported soccer club in all of Chile. The club plays in the country’s Primera División, a league they have been champions of a whopping 30 times. It’s not hard to see why the club is known for its motto “El Eterno Campeón”, Spanish for “The Eternal Champion”.
Born in Ethiopia, Frezer Legesse moved to the U.S when he was 10 years old. He never ran competitively until his senior year of high school, where he wound up All-State in both cross-country and track. He would later star on the track team during college, and just this past May he finished in the Top 10 at the historic Bay to Breakers 12K race in San Francisco.
A playmaker in every sense of the word, it hasn’t taken Peterson long to make his mark at the pro level. He’s got the ultimate package of speed and strength, able to eliminate both the quickest and the most physical receivers from any game. He’s been in the league for four years and he’s made it to the Pro-Bowl all four times. Good luck finding a more talented corner in the game.
Gisele left her small countryside home in Brazil when she was just 14 and faced the challenges of our world by herself, without speaking English or any other language besides her native Portuguese. When she first attempted international fashion at 16 she got 43 NO’s before receiving her first YES. Through determination and willpower, Gisele has become the most iconic model of her era.
Creating his own path to the league, Jennings was the first American to go straight from high school to an international professional league. He dropped 55 points in just his seventh NBA game, proving he was ready to play against the world’s best. His game continues to evolve year by year and this past January he recorded the NBA’s first 20-point, 20-assist game in over five years.
Stanwick’s story begins with an incredible college career in which he led his team to an NCAA Championship, became his school’s all-time leading scorer, was a 3-time All-American, and took home a Tewaarton Trophy – awarded to the top men’s lacrosse player in the nation. The tenacious attackman is currently an MLL All-Star with the Ohio Machine and a member of Team USA.
Bursting onto the scene in 2014, Gordon shows how lethal speed can be on the diamond. The guy flat out flies around the basepaths, leading the major leagues in both stolen bases (64) and triples (12) this past season. Bottom line, if he puts the ball in play – chances are pretty high that he ends up on base. Last year he earned his first trip to the All-Star game and it won’t be his last.
English Soccer Club
Under Armour partnered up with the Spurs in 2012 — the Brand’s first ever sponsorship of an English Premier League team. Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur is one of just two clubs to have won at least one major trophy in each of the last six decades. Known for playing attacking football with style and flair, their motto is simple: To Dare Is To Do.
Natasha’s been dominating 400m sprints since her college days at South Carolina, where she won national titles in indoor and outdoor seasons in 2007. She’s been a staple on the US National 4x400 relay team ever since, helping the team win six international medals. In 2013 Hastings showed she still hasn’t lost a step when she finished first at the USA Outdoor championship.
Only five men have ever shot a 30 on the front nine at the Masters, and in 2014 Gary joined the elite list. The Kansas native broke the top 50 world rankings and is now poised to have a huge year in 2015. Woodland’s tremendous length off the tee is a big part of what makes him such a dangerous player every time he steps on the course.
Baseball fans have known the name Bryce Harper since he was just a 16 year-old kid. From the jaw-dropping moonshot homers to the magazine covers, the national spotlight was on. He was selected first overall in 2010 when he was still only 17, and he’s yet to disappoint. In his 3 MLB seasons Bryce has been NL Rookie of the Year, a 2-time All-Star, and helped lead Washington to the postseason twice.
Professional Mexican Football Club
Cruz Azul is a professional football club hailing from Mexico City, Mexico. Competing in the Mexican Primera Division,the highest level of Mexican soccer, Cruz Azul is historically one of the most beloved and successful teams in the entire country. UA is honored to have agreed to a full partnership with the club, which officially began in 2014.
The first ever Venezuelan-born player to get drafted, Greivis has been an ambassador between his home country and the league. A natural distributor, he led the entire league in assists over the ‘12-‘13 season. Five years into his career, Vasquez brings leadership and playoff experience to an exciting young Milwaukee team.
Growing up outside of Baltimore and graduating from Maryland, Under Armour was a perfect fit for Sieverts. After getting passed up on in the MLL Collegiate Draft, Jeremy knew he had a lot to prove. Five years into his pro career, he’s already been an MLL All-Star three times, an All-Pro twice, and he’s currently the 5th leading scorer in Denver Outlaws’ franchise history.
One of the more consistent and well-rounded second basemen in baseball, Phillips is entering his 13th season in the big leagues. Since joining Cincinnati back in2006, he’s been a three time All-Star, a Silver Slugger, and a four time GoldenGlover. In 2014 he went 107 straight games without an error, proving to be as reliable as ever in the field.
Defender, U.S. Soccer
Before starring on the U.S. Women’s National Team, Kelley was an All-American collegiate athlete. After playing nearly her entire career at forward, she was asked to convert to defender when a teammate went down with an injury just before the 2012 Olympics. Making the transition back to defense look easy, O’Hara went on to play every single minute of the team’s Olympic gold medal run.
WR, Green Bay
In his first professional game Randall Cobb tied a league record with an amazing 108-yard kick return touchdown. In 2012 Cobb proved he was far more than just a return man, setting a Green Bay all-time record with 2,342 combined net yards. Four years into his career, Cobb has evolved into one of the most dynamic young wide outs in the league.
Pro Tennis Player
The youngest American women inside the Top 50 World Rankings, Sloane Stephens aims for her fourth straight Top 40 season in 2015. She put the tennis world on notice at the 2013 Australian Open when she upset her childhood idol, Serena Williams. With a complete skill set and experience well beyond her years, Stephens looks to prove that her best days are still to come.
CF, San Diego
During his 2013 AL Rookie of the Year campaign, Myers held a .293 batting average while racking up 53 RBI’s in just 88 total games. An unfortunate injury left Myers with a fractured wrist this past season that sidelined him for a large portion the year. He was traded to San Diego this past winter, where the 24 year-old slugger looks to become a cornerstone for their organization.
WR, New York
A 5-time Pro Bowler and routine record breaker, Brandon Marshall is nothing short of a pass-catching machine. In 2009, Marshall set the NFL all-time record for catches in a single game, at 21. He also broke franchise records for receptions and receiving yards in a season while playing for Chicago. An offseason trade brings Marshall to New York; where he’ll instantly become the new go to receiver.
LEE & TIFFANY
LEE & TIFFANY
LEE & TIFFANY LAKOSKY
You’d be hard pressed to find a couple more dedicated and passionate about hunting than Lee & Tiffany Lakosky. Shortly after getting married, the two moved to a farm in Iowa to put all their efforts into land management and hunting whitetails. Today you can catch them taking down massive bucks on a regular basis as they live out their dreams on the hit show The Crush with Lee & Tiffany.
Professional Mexican Football Club
Toluca is a professional football club from the city of Toluca in the State of Mexico, Mexico. Competing in the Mexican Primera Division, the highest level of Mexican soccer, Toluca’s 10 league championships is the third most among all teams in the league. The club was founded back in 1917 and has one of the richest traditions in the whole country.
Mitchell rose to fame at the 2012 Olympics after a truly unbelievable and inspiring performance. During the prelims of the 4x400m relay he broke his leg about halfway into his portion of the relay. He somehow finished his leg of the race and helped the US complete the fastest 4x400m ever ran in an Olympic prelim. The team went on to win the silver medal.
Japanese Soccer Club
Omiya Ardija is a Japanese soccer club from Omiya-ku, a ward in Saitama, Japan. They’ve been in existence since 1964 and currently compete in the J. League Division 2. The name Ardija comes from Omiya City’s affection for squirrels, as it is an adaptation of the Spanish word for squirrel: “ardilla”.
Growing up in Hawaii, surfing was a way of life for Brianna, but when it turned into a career, the crowds and cameras began to throw her off her game. Brianna struggled with the pressure until she decided to tune out the noise around her and focus on her love for the sport. It was then she found her center – right in time for one of the biggest contests of the season.
RB, Green Bay
The term “runaway train” comes to mind when watching Eddie Lacy in the open field. The bruising back was a three-time National Champion in college, and he’s been just as impressive during his first two pro seasons. In 2013, his first year with GreenBay, he was not only the Offensive Rookie of the Year, but a member of the ProBowl squad as well. Not a bad a start.
One of the most exciting and talented young soccer stars in the world, twenty-one year old Memphis Depay isn’t letting anything stand between him and his dreams. He scored 22 goals in 30 games to lead his Dutch club, PSV Eindhoven, to their 2014-2015 league title. A key member of the Dutch national team, Memphis will next look to make his mark in the English Premier League this coming season.
After dominating the 2012 London Olympics, Phelps decided to head into retirement and end his illustrious career. He’d been to three Olympics, won a record-setting 18 gold medals, 22 total medals, becoming hands down the most decorated Olympian of all time. In April of 2014, however, he announced he was returning to the pool. Now he’s only got one thing on his radar, the 2016 Games.
Great Britain’s most successful tennis player of the Open Era, Murray has already captured a remarkable 33 titles since turning pro in 2005. Powerful serves and masterful counter attacks have been consistent points of strength in the Scot’s dominant career — highlighted by an Olympic Gold medal and victories at the 2012 US Open and the 2013 Wimbledon Championships.
Since graduating from college in 2006, Nick Arciniaga has become one of the country’s elite long distance runners. Arcianga followed up a first place finish in the 2013 US Marathon Championships with a 7th place overall finish in the 2014 Boston Marathon. His favorite saying is “Own Your Run”, and it’s exactly what he’s been doing.
If you don’t know who Emmanuel Mudiay is, you’re about to find out. He was born in Africa, raised in Texas, and spent a year playing pro ball as a teenager in China before becoming a first round pick. His path has been a long one, but nothing was going to stop Mudiay from getting to the league. With a rare combination of size, athleticism, and vision, his potential in Denver is downright scary.
UA Tour Staff
Before Alison won her Tour card in 2014, she was tearing up the AJGA with a career 9 wins, reaching a #1 World Amateur Golf Ranking for 16 weeks in 2013-2014. In her first year as a pro, she played in all five majors, earning her first career top 10 finish with a T6 at the Evian Championship. And she's just getting started.
LW, NEW JERSEY
One of the game’s elite scoring wingers, Taylor Hall is a threat to put the puck in the back of the net whenever he’s on the ice. After being selected by Edmonton with the first overall pick in the 2010 draft, Hall has developed into one of the best point scorers in the league, racking up over 100 career goals in his first five pro seasons.
Eva has been an ambassador and wrecking ball for breaking the barriers of a male dominated industry. She has inspired many with her infectious positive attitude towards living a happy-healthy-hunting-lifestyle. Her mindset of never apologizing for being a hunter is rooted in how she was raised, helping many change their tune about hunting and unite hunters everywhere. Eva continues to bridge the gap of the hunter-athlete and show that no matter who you are, you can achieve your goals.
Eagle scout to Army National Guard to World Champion to Olympic Gold medalist; Holcomb is no stranger to success. However, a debilitating eye condition called Keratoconus caused his vision to fade from 20/20 to 20/1000 and nearly ended his career. Battling through severe depression, Holcomb overcame his condition and was once again successful. As the lead driver for the US Bobsled National team, Holcomb has racked up 3 Olympic medals including Gold in 2010, 5 World Championship titles, 5 World Cup Overall titles, and over 55 World Cup medals; the most ever by an American. This team veteran is poised to lead the USA back to the top in 2018.