Team Bear Athletes


Team Bear is a community of professional and amateur athletes that share our goals to stay active, stay healthy, stay balanced, and always outperform ourselves tomorrow.

Cole Beasley

Football, Dallas Cowboys

Cole is a wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. Cole led the Cowboys in 2015 with five total receiving touchdowns on the season and 52 receptions.

Matt Moore

Baseball, San Francisco Giants

Matt Moore is a professional baseball player with the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. Matt was named an MLB All-Star in 2013 while playing for the Tampa Bay Rays of the American League

Heather O’Reilly

Soccer, FC Kansas City

Heather O’Reilly is an American professional soccer player for FC Kansas City of the Women’s National Soccer League and the U.S. Women’s National Team with whom she has won three Olympic Gold Medals and a FIFA Women’s World Cup title. Heather is one of the most capped players in U.S. Women’s National Team history with over 200 appearances to her name. She currently ranks sixth all time in assists for the U.S.W.N.T.

Mix Diskerud

Soccer, NYCFC

Mix plays as a midfielder for the U.S. National Team and New York City FC in major league soccer. Mix has over 30 career goals while playing around the world.

Sarah Piampiano

Ironman Champion

Sarah is a top ranked long-course professional triathlete, competing in iron-distance and half-iron-distance events around the world.

Kristi Castlin

Olympic Bronze Medalist, 100M Hurdles

Kristi Castlin is an American professional Track & Field athlete and Olympic Bronze Medalist in the 100 Meter Hurdles. Kristi helped complete an American podium sweep of the 100 Meter Hurdles at the hurdles at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio De Janiero.

Elizabeth Akinwale

CrossFit Athlete

Elisabeth Akinwale is a top professional CrossFit Athlete with four CrossFit Games appearances and two consecutive North Central Regional crowns. She’s well known for winning CrossFit Games events such as the 2012 “Double Banger,” and 2013 “Cinco 1,” and 2014 “Clean Speed Ladder.” Elisabeth is also accomplished in the sport of Olympic-style weightlifting with three USA Weightlifting National qualifications and American Open Weightlifting Championship appearances.

Yael Averbach

Soccer, FC Kansas City

Yael Averbuch is a professional soccer play for FC Kansas City and the U.S. Women’s National Team. Yael won two NCAA titles as a member of the North Carolina Tar Heels and has made 26 international appearances for the U.S.W.N.T. Yael holds the record for the fastest goal ever scored in a collegiate soccer match after scoring from half field against Yale in 2006 right after kickoff.

Brandon Wynn

Gymnast

Committed to and utilizing a healthy, chemical free diet, Brandon is not only a top ranked athlete, he is a nutritional and wellness coach as well as a motivational speaker. Brandon won back-to-back NCAA still rings championships.

Jason Fitzgerald

Entrepreneur & Coach

Jason is a 2:39 marathoner and the founding coach of Strength Running, one of the largest coaching resources for runners with over 200,000 monthly readers. His work has appeared in Runner's World, Competitor, Business Insider, and many other major media outlets.

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Race Imboden

Olympic Fencer & Fashion Model

Race is a foil fencer and leading menswear fashion model.  A three-time Pan American champion and two-time Olympian.  Race won a Bronze Medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. 

Julius Warmsley

Football, Miami Dolphins

Julius is a defensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins of National Football League and previously played for the Seattle Seahawks.  Julius attend Tulane where he he was a first-team All-Conference USA defensive player.

Emily Sonnett

Soccer, USWNT & Portland Thorns

Emily is a midfielder with US Women's National Soccer Team and the Portland Thorns of the National Women's Soccer League.  Emily played for the University of Virginia and was the #1 overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft. 

Justin Bethel

Football, Arizona Cardinals

Justin is a cornerback with the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League.  Justin is a 3x Pro Bowler and 2x First Team All-Pro.

Blake Snell

Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays

Blake is a starting pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball and made his big league debut in 2016.  Blake was a first-round draft pick out of high school in 2011.

Jeff Rizzo

Fitness Entrepreneur & YouTube Star

Jeff is host of the popular YouTube show RizKnows which has over 130,000 subscribers. He is an authority health & fitness products and wearable technology.

Mike Tolbert

Football, Carolina Panthers

Mike Tolbert is an American Football player for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. A two-time Pro-Bowl selection, Mike helped the Panthers to a 15-1 season in 2015 and was a major contributor to their Super-Bowl run.

Anthony Shetler

Skateboarder

Anthony is a Professional Skateboarder sponsored by WorldIndustries. He has competed around the world and has been featured on ESPN, FuelTV, and as a playable character in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game.

Chad Bettis

Baseball, Colorado Rockies

Chad Bettis is a professional baseball player with the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball.

Luke Weaver

Baseball, St. Louis Cardinals

Luke Allen Weaver is an American professional baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Cardinals selected Luke in the first round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft from Florida State University (FSU), where he played college baseball for the Seminoles.

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