OCR athletes know they need high quality compression gear for training, racing, and recovery, and the OCR World Championships is excited to announce a new partnership with DFND compression for the 2021 OCRWC. Born from a need to keep the U.S. Military and First Responders safe from training injuries, DFND is now used by athletes in the NBA, NFL, NHL, MMA, Olympians, and D1 collegiate sports.
“It’s our goal to make all the best gear available to our athletes,” Adrian Bijanada, OCRWC Founder & CEO, said. “Providing them with access to high-quality compression gear for training and competition will help them perform at their very best.”
DFND Compression products are produced with the highest quality, 360 degree circular knit fabric for maximum muscle containment and support during intense activity. From reducing muscle fatigue to enhanced power output and improved blood flow, the benefits are many. Additionally, DFND products are manufactured with FUZE antimicrobial technology, supporting quickened evaporation times, cooling properties, UVB protection, and odor control – all extremely beneficial to supporting the needs of the OCR athlete.
“The OCR athlete is known for their drive, grit, and persistence. We know they understand the benefits of compression, both in competition and for recovery, and we are very proud to join this one-of-a-kind community,” Jeff Herdman, DFND CEO, said. “The OCR World Championships is the premier global event for all types of OCR athletes, and we look forward to supporting each on their journey throughout the year to race day and beyond.”
A custom DFND + OCR branded compression line is available to all athletes at shop.ocrwc.com.
ABOUT DFND: Started in 2015, DFND (pronounced “de-fend”) is the brainchild of two industry veterans whose aim was to bring quality performance apparel to the people who needed it most; our US Military and First Responders. Proudly specializing in developing products that maximize human performance, DFND currently offers a Graduated Compression for Injury Prevention, Training, and Recovery, a complete line of Training Gear, and a specialized Fire Resistant (FR) line. Every item that DFND offers is entirely Made in the USA and 100% Berry Compliant and is uniquely crafted to support the needs of athletes training at any level. We believe that everyone deserves access to apparel that supports training, improves readiness, reactivates the body, encourages faster recovery, and, most importantly, enhances overall health.
About Adventurey and the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships: Created by Adventurey, the OCR World Championships is the only independent global championship for the sport of Obstacle Course Racing. The 2021 OCR World Championships will be held September 23-26 at Stratton Mountain Resort, Vermont, USA. With cash and prizes for winners, the event will attract more than 5,000 athletes from 75 nations and feature the best OCR racers in the world.