The Sport Information Resource Centre
The Sport Information Resource Centre

Wrestling Canada – OPRO, the world’s largest manufacturer of the most technically advanced mouthguard, today announced the signing of Commonwealth Games and World Championship medallist, Danielle Lappage as their first ever wrestling brand ambassador.

From Olds, Alberta in Canada, Danielle was introduced to wrestling at the age of 13 and it was not long before she fell in love with the sport. Since then, Danielle has gone on to achieve incredible success on the world stage.

A Cadet national champion at the age of 16 in 2006, Danielle enjoyed an illustrious youth career progressing through the ranks with two straight national domestic titles to her name in 2008 and 2009. It was in 2010 though, when she really made a name for herself on the world stage after winning the World Junior Championships.

To date, Danielle’s senior career has seen her win both Wrestling Canada Lutte’s Senior Championships and the University World Championship, participate 4 times as a senior World Championship team member and win gold at the Commonwealth Games. Unfortunately having to withdraw during the Rio Olympics in 2016 through injury, she enjoyed a remarkable return to form last year with silver at both the Commonwealth Games and World Championships.

“I’m really excited to be on board with OPRO”, commented Danielle. “Together I hope we can help educate athletes at all levels on the importance of wearing a mouthguard when participating in wrestling.”

Having last year announced an official partnership with Wrestling Canada Lutte, and with deals already in place with the likes of USA Wrestling, Canadian Lacrosse, Football Canada, Taekwondo Canada and USA Rugby, the relationship underlies an increasingly committed stance from OPRO to promote safe sport across Canada and America.

OPRO Chief Executive Officer David Allen said: “Aside from being an incredible athlete, balancing her training with the demands of a law degree at the University of Calgary demonstrates that Danielle is clearly a very passionate and driven individual in all walks of life.

“We’re excited to be able to support her on that journey, and to work collaboratively to foster fun, yet safe participation in the sport of wrestling up to and beyond the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.”
 
For more information visit www.opromouthguards.com
For press enquiries please contact Holly Hale on hollyh@thephgroup.com or 0207 4400 817

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About OPRO
Founded over 20 years ago by dentist Dr Anthony Lovat, OPRO is the world’s most technically advanced mouthguard company and a leading pioneer in oral protection. Through the development and deployment of cutting-edge technology and the use of innovative design and production methods, OPRO has been at the forefront of protecting the safety of athletes at all levels, across a range of different sports, for more than two decades.

The family owned and run company is based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, and all products are designed and manufactured within the UK, and available worldwide through a network of retailers and distributors.

OPRO is the official mouthguard partner of a number of professional sporting organisations, including Wrestling Canada Lutte, USA Wrestling, Canadian Lacrosse, Football Canada, Taekwondo Canada, USA Rugby, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), American Youth Football, Pop Warner Little Scholars, England Rugby, New Zealand Rugby, Australia Rugby, Great Britain and England Hockey, South African Premier Hockey League, Great Britain Taekwondo, Great Britain and England Hockey, South African Premier Hockey League, Great Britain and England Hockey, South African Premier Hockey League and the German, French, Italian, Cameroonian and Northern Ireland Mixed Martial Arts Federations.

All OPRO mouthguards are legally CE certified and in 2019 and 2007 the company was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation in recognition of its ground-breaking work in the field of oral protection.