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    SUP Gladiator announces new teams and new members for 2015

    January 28th, 2015 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    2015 promises to be a very big year for us here at SUP Gladiator.  As they say, go big or go home!  With that, we have discussed several changes with members of our board of advisors, and decided to make some really big changes to our team structure.  I haven’t been this excited in a […]

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    SUP Gladiator Welcomes our Newest Team Rider, Nate Richard!

    September 11th, 2014 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Welcome Nate! We are pleased to announce our Main Chapter here in Texas has grown by 1 this week.  Welcome to the team “Nasty Nate” Richard!  Nate is a fantastic paddler, and a great racer.  He has probably worked harder than anyone I have seen all season long, and his results are showing it.  He […]

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    July 23rd, 2014 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    I love it when a company decides to be more than just bottom-line driven. Good for Ocean Minded! I will continue to support these guys with my hard-earned dollars.  They get it! Casey OCEAN MINDED REACHES CLEANUP MILESTONE San Clemente, CA (July 16, 2014): With the completion of three beach cleanups in Southern California this […]

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    First Annual Lone Star Paddle Fest: SUP Heating up in TX

    July 16th, 2014 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Here is a great write up, from Borders Magazine, on the Lone Star Paddle Fest out in Little Elm (DFW area) last weekend. First Annual Lone Star Paddle Fest: SUP Heating up in TX July 15, 2014 The first annual Lone Star Paddle Fest brought in the heat with over a hundred paddlers to […]

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    Danny Ching Set A New World Record: 200 Metres In Just 47 Seconds

    June 24th, 2014 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    This is absolutely unreal.  I was fortunate enough to convince Danny to do a 100 yard or so Sprint with me a few months back.  He was on a 12’6 and I was on a 19′ and he still beat me by half a board length or so.  When we crossed the line, my Speedcoach […]

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    Get your copy of Destination 3 Degrees before its too late – Last Chance!

    March 26th, 2014 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Get your copy of this incredible film at the link below. This is the final run of this movie, so get your copy before its too late!   Destination 3 Degrees: The Special Edition DVD from Fin Film Company on Vimeo. Destination 3 Degrees is the award winning SUP Documentary that follows […]

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    SUP Gladiator announces newest Team Rider – Joe Cerdas

    February 19th, 2014 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment

    Today I am excited to announce the addition of our newest team rider, Joe Cerdas of Galveston Texas.  I don’t think anyone would argue that Joe is the best SUP Racer in Texas, but after seeing him in both BOPs last year, he clearly proved he belonged among the rest of the Elite Racers from […]

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    Rob Rojas joins Team Riviera

    January 4th, 2014 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    “I will wake up earlier, train longer, train harder, I will be cold. I will ache, I will cry, I will curse the sky. I will be in pain, I will train like I’ve never trained before. BRING IT!”   …. Rob Rojas (one of my favorite all time quotes) _______________________________________________________________________________ This is a pretty cool […]

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    Riviera launches 2014 lineup

    January 3rd, 2014 | Gear, News | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment

      The guys at Riviera just launched their 2014 line up.  I have been through the catalogue a few times now and I will say I am pretty impressed.  They offer a complete lineup of just about every type of SUP you could want.  I have always felt Riviera offered great value on their product […]

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    Casey from SUP Gladiator on “The Distance” with Shane Perrin on Stoke Radio

    October 24th, 2013 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Check out the interview on Stoke Radio.  Shane and I talk fins, the history of SUP Gladiator and our fins, and how they have helped him on his incredible SUP Journey’s. In addition, we also launched our new sister site “SUP Race Fins”  This is a site you can buy any of Larry Allison’s […]

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    Watch Battle of the Paddle here Live!

    September 27th, 2013 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Thanks to Andre and the crew at SUP Connect, those of us that are unable to make it to BOP, will still be able to watch the action. Stream without ads!

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    Will Schmidt Completes his record setting journey through California’s Channel Islands

    September 23rd, 2013 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    As you can probably tell, at SUP Gladiator we are particularly intrigued by the athletes that really take this sport to a whole new level. Racing is great, but you can only talk about that so much. What has really been exciting for me to watch these days, are the extreme athletes. Karen Wrenn, Shane […]

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    Will Schmidt is at it again! – Channel Island Marathon Paddle for Wounded Warriors coming in September

    August 16th, 2013 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment

    For those of you who are just learning of my adventures as well as those who followed me in the past, Id like to extend a warm ALOHA! This April after surviving a near deadly battle with debilitating anxiety and depression, I shared my new lease on life with the world by stand up paddling […]

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    Review – Topless Board Bag from Victory Kore Dry

    July 15th, 2013 | Reviews | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    One of my favorite things to do for this site is product reviews.  I love testing out new or improved products, especially if they fill a need I have.  While I am originally from Southern California, work has taken me to Austin Texas, where I have lived for the last 13 years.  It’s a great […]

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    Riviera’s new 2013 SUP Lineup

    May 30th, 2013 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Brandon Rambo describes the new lineup for 2013 Here are some specs and photos of the new boards Riviera’s new lineup for 2013 has recently been released, and I thought I would put out a post about it. While this site typically caters to more advanced stand up paddlers, I really like Riviera’s boards […]

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