COPPELL, Texas -- Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX), a leading developer and provider of dietary supplements, weight management products and skin care solutions, congratulates the Team Mannatech[TM] athletes on their recent accomplishments in martial arts, tennis, wrestling and judo.
Chip Townsend will be featured on ESPN November 26 and December 4 when the U.S. Open World International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) Martial Arts July 2008 Tournament is aired for the first time. The competition took place July 4 and 5 in Orlando, Fla., showcasing more than 3,000 martial artists from around the globe in front of approximately 8,000 spectators. Townsend won the creative breaking division and set a world record, breaking 36 boards in the combat board breaking division with a broken arm. Townsend's cumulative 14 ISKA world breaking titles give him more than any other athlete in history. He joined the Team Mannatech program in 2003.
Clint Stephenson was recently named the United States Tennis Association's Iowa district 2008 Outstanding Contributor to Youth High Performance at an awards ceremony on Saturday, November 15 in Iowa City. The award honors a coach or individual who has made great contributions to coaching high-level junior players through innovation and hard work. Stephenson, author of the inspirational tennis how-to book and DVD Tennis Guru: Re-Strung in 24 Hours, has earned the reputation of a world-class coach. A champion high school player in California, Clint picked up his first racket when he was just four years old. Today, at age 30 he plays and coaches with tennis legends Rod Laver and Guillermo Vilas. Clint has been a member of the Team Mannatech program since 2006.
At 78 years old, Danny Hodge received a Legend Award from the University of Oklahoma on November 23 for being a three-time National Champion wrestler, three-time All-American wrestler and two-time Olympian. He also appeared recently at the 2008 Pro Wrestling Expo in Japan where he presented an award to a fellow wrestler. Hodge has achieved a number of amateur and professional wrestling championships in his career spanning more than three decades. He is the only man ever to hold two amateur championships (wrestling and boxing) at the same time and the only amateur wrestler ever to be pictured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated magazine. Hodge currently serves as Chairman of the Oklahoma Wrestling and Boxing Commission. He joined the Team Mannatech program in 1999.
Christal Ransom recently won the bronze medal at the 2008 USA Judo International Championships in the women's 63 Kg. division. Ransom began judo when she was only 13. Today, she has qualified to compete in the 2008 Olympic Games, won gold in her division at the USA Judo 2007 Continental Crown competition and earned bronze at the 2007 Fall Classic National Championships. Christal joined the Team Mannatech program earlier this year.
"We are very proud of our athletes and congratulate them on the accomplishments they have achieved through hard work and determination," said former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Butch Johnson, senior director of community affairs and sports marketing for the Team Mannatech program. "Their dedication to intensive training routines and nutrition, serves as encouragement for anyone working to attain their goals. These champions are true role models."
About the Team Mannatech Program
The Team Mannatech program is represented by a group of world-class athletes who serve as role models for today's wellness generation. These celebrated sports figures and athletes have chosen to achieve and maintain optimal health through the utilization of cutting-edge training techniques and proper nutrition. For more information on the Team Mannatech program as well as bios on the athletes, please visit www.teammannatech.com or www.teammannatechelite.com.
Mannatech, Incorporated is a global wellness solutions provider of innovative, high-quality, proprietary dietary supplements, skin care products and weight and fitness products sold through independent Associates and members located in the United States and the international markets of Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Denmark, Germany, South Africa and Singapore. For more information please visit www.mannatech.com or www.allaboutmannatech.com.
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