Monday, 22 May 2006 00:00There have been a lot of great things going on with Exile over the past 3 months. So many that updating the website fell by the wayside. So here goes with an all or nothing update of what has been going on...
First off we would like to welcome Blair Conklin and Woody Harris to the team. Their profiles have been up for a little while now but they never got the official welcome in the news section. We are stoked to have both of you guys on the team.
Exile team riders have been killing it in recent contests. Brad Domke almost single handedly held it down for Exile in the first two East Coast events of the year, placing in the top four in each contest. The West St contest was the first west coast event and Exile had an amazing showing with Brandon Sears taking first place followed by Paulo Prietto in second, and Grady Archbold in fourth. Then at the Cabo contest last weekend, exile riders took the second through fifth place spots, in the following order: Paulo Prietto, Brendan Stevens, George Bryan, Grady Archbold. Congrats to all our riders on an amazing start of the competitive season.
In more serious news, we wish a speedy recovery to Brad Domke who suffered a serious broken leg injury the day before the Cabo event. In addition the the pain and long recovery process, we know that Brad really wanted to prove what he could do early this season. It looks like we will have to wait until at least late season to see him back in the water. Thankfully he is expected to make a 100% recovery and knowing Brad's dedication we wouldn't be surprised with a 110% recovery. Get well soon Brad.
Also, earlier this spring Jake Stinnett suffered a serious eye injury while playing soccer (i.e. he got kicked in the eye). After days of anguish at home he finally went to the hospital where he was told that he had a detached retina and needed surgery immediatly, otherwise he risked permanently losing vision in that eye. Thankfully, the surgery was a success and after months of healing time, he is back in the water. Welcome back Jake.