A New Member of the BUZZ Team, the Summit Lacrosse Tournament, the Lake Effect Custom Rash Guard
BUZZ Gear is excited to announce the addition of one more to its ranks, TJ Monroe!
Thomas John Monroe is a current business student at St. John Fisher College and proud player on the St. John Fisher Kings Rugby team. From the small town of Saranac Lake, NY, he’s a true travel enthusiast and lover of everything out doors.
TJ will be graduating in December from St. John Fisher with a Bachelors of Science in Marketing with a minor in psychology. He will also have certifications as an EMT, First aid/CPR, and lifeguarding.
"As a longtime athlete, I understand the benefits of superior-quality athletic gear. My goal is to provide the best customer experience so that our BUZZ Gear family can grow and thrive until we’re everywhere in the athletic world!"
TJ's primary rolls will be Customer Relations and Event Sales, and it is likely you'll be seeing him at the next tournament you attend!
BUZZ Sells at Summit Lacrosse Tournament
TJ took BUZZ to the Summit Lax Tournament from July 31st- August 4th.
The Summit Tournament is an annual lacrosse tournament held in the Adirondack town of Lake Placid, NY. Every year since 1991, approx. 125 lacrosse teams from around the world come to participate in one of the most prestigious lacrosse tournaments in the East. From D1 Collegiate champs, to Legends, to 10-11 year olds, the Summit Tournament is a haven for any lacrosse fan who wants to see both the rising stars of the future and the living legends of the past.
It was awesome getting a chance to talk with the Lacrosse crowd, and hear about what they require from their gear and weigh that knowledge against what we know about the OCR and BJJ crowd. Lacrosse players average running 3-5 miles at high intensity intervals throughout any given contest, and are generally requiring as much breathability as possible. This is one of the reasons why our BUZZ Mars shirts were so popular throughout the week.
We would like to thank Kevin Leveille for the opportunity to be at the tournament and we look forward to coming back next year!
Lake Effect Martial Arts and BUZZ Gear Collaborate
And finally, we have been working on a semi-secret project for a while alongside with Professor Mike Katilus, Head Instructor and Black Belt from Lake Effect Martial Arts, in Buffalo, NY.
Mike approached us about doing a Game of Thrones inspired team rashguard and we were very excited as we are huge fans of the series our self. We wanted to make sure we walked the line between “inspiration” and anything that could be considered stolen carefully, so we decided everything needed to be hand drawn and original. We brought in Katie Allen, a Senior RIT Illustration major to help with the content artwork as well as some of the Art Direction.
On the front is a visual story telling of a “Song of Ice and Fire”, the Dragons and the Wolf going head to head over the Iron Throne. On the back is Long Claw, the Valyrian Sword that John Snow wields.
We tried something that we hadn’t seen many rash guards do before, and made a back plate design. We first saw these on lacrosse team undershirts a few years ago, where the team name would display when the pinnies would ride up wearing pads. We hope the same will happen mid roll if these are worn under the gi.
Let us know if you are interested in getting your team in a set of custom designed compression shirts. Contact us either via Facebook DM or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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