Team USANA Brand Ambassadors
The foundation of every athletic pursuit is strengthened by the individual health and wellness of its competitors. Our Team USANA athletes are careful to fuel their bodies with the very best supplements available, pay close attention to their dietary intake and, of course, get adequate exercise and rest.
Winning is what Team USANA is all about. Our athletes compete in many sports and speak various languages, yet they all have one thing in common: they’re all winners. From Grand Slam titles to championship belts, they are among the most decorated competitors in the world.
Hard work. Dedication. Perseverance. Our Team USANA athletes are the living embodiment of the drive and consistent hard work that goes into overcoming adversity and becoming a champion. They are singular in purpose and passionate about their craft.
Coming through when it’s all on the line. Not blinking at the critical moment. Risking it all when others would be afraid. That’s what Team USANA and its championship-caliber athletes are all about. They display remarkable courage in their preparation and performance.
Monica is the No. 1 ranked Latin American player in the WTA and is the first Puerto Rican to win a WTA title. She won the inaugural WTA Rising Star Invitational at the WTA Finals in 2014, and historic gold at Brazil.
Monica can remember lyrics to just about every song she’s ever heard.
Saisai is the third highest Chinese tennis player in the WTA, and in 2015 won 4 doubles and 1 singles WTA titles. She began playing tennis at age 8 at a tennis academy across the street from where her mother worked.
Saisai is studying international relations. Her favorite movie is Avatar.
In Their Own Words
As a five-time World Champion, Tim’s biggest fight of his professional career took place June 2012 where he went head-to-head with Manny Pacquiao. Tim came out of the 12-round match victorious, bringing Pacquiao’s seven-year winning streak to an end. In 2013, Tim’s action-packed bout with Ruslan Provodnikov was named fight of the year. Tim recently retired with a professional record of at 33-1-2 with 13 KO’s
He’s won five world titles since joining Team USANA.
The southpaw champion first stepped into the ring at the age of 10 and has never looked back. Having won multiple titles along the way, Austin’s biggest fight came in 2012 when he defeated Miguel Cotto in a unanimous decision to take home the WBA World super welterweight title. Austin lost the belt to Saul Alvarez in 2013 and currently has a record of 30-3 with 17 KO’s.
His nickname is No Doubt.
Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz made his professional debut at the age of 16 in 2000 and went on to win four world champion titles before retiring in 2011. Two years later Juan declared that he had “the fire back,” and ended his short-lived retirement by fighting Pipino Cuevas Jr. He has yet to lose a fight since stepping back in the ring and currently sits with a record of 41-4 with 19 KO’s.
Juan only lost five of his 110 amateur fights.
From team wax technician to Sochi bronze medalist in a short four years, Alex’s steady performances and podium finishes on the World Cup circuit secured his place on the 2014 Olympic team. In a competitive field, the Vermont native went on to capture bronze in the men’s snowboard cross event.
Alex began snowboarding at the age of four because it “looked cool.”
Overcoming a childhood riddled with asthma and poor nutrition, Rashad defied the odds and was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2009. Prior to his NFL career, Rashad played for Liberty University where he was chosen as the conference offensive player of the year as a junior. The self-proclaimed health nut is currently a free agent.
Rashad won Season 24 Dancing with the Stars.
Considered to be the most dominant female freeskier on the U.S. Ski Team, the Sochi silver medalist is one of the only female athletes to compete in slopestyle, halfpipe and big air. Devin was crowned 2016 FIS Freestyle Overall Champion, becoming the first freeskier in FIS history to take home the coveted crystal globe.
Devin used to be a freestyle skiing judge.
Meaghan holds consecutive gold medals from the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, a gold medal at the 2012 IIHF Women’s World Championships, and six silver medals from the 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016, and 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championships. Her eyes are set on representing Canada again in South Korea.
Meaghan placed 2nd on The Amazing Race Canada.
Track & Field
Nathan plays hooker for The Western Force rugby team. Any elite athlete will tell you achieving success takes a lot of determination, hard work and belief in your ability. This has certainly been the case with Nathan since he was born with Cystic Fibrosis. He regularly uses his Western Force profile to raise awareness of the disease through a variety of media.
Nathan was chosen as the Ambassador for Cystic Fibrosis Australia.
Patricia Girard embodies the highest level of excellence, hard work, will power, determination, and self-transcendence. She is a world-class athlete, a determined and passionate woman, and a demanding coach who knows how to motivate her team. Patricia won a bronze medal in the 1996 Olympic games and gold at the 2003 World Championships as a key part of a relay team.
Patricia was born in Pointe-à-Pitre, on the island nation of Guadeloupe.
A childhood cancer survivor, Bryan captured a bronze medal at the 2013 World Ski Championships, made his Olympic debut in Sochi, and finished 15th in the 2015 FIS Overall World Cup standings after securing seven top-10 finishes on the World Cup circuit.
Bryan Fletcher is a co-founder of ccThrive with Gavin Shamis.
Skiing since the age of four the two-time Olympian has since helped Team USA capture its first Nordic combined World Ski Championships medal in Val Di Fiemme, Italy in 2013 and has captured 14 Continental Cup medals and three World Cup podium finishes.
Taylor’s older brother is his teammate, Bryan Fletcher.
After converting from short track to long in 2010, Ivanie made her Olympic debut in 2014 where she competed in the 3000m, 5000m, Mass Start, and Team Pursuit events. The Ontario native was named 2015 Speed Skating Canada’s Long Track Athlete of the Year after winning the World Cup Champion title in the Mass Start event last year.
When at home, Ivanie eats shepherd’s pie the night before a race
An inline skater her entire life, Brittany traded in her wheels for blades in 2010. Since transitioning to ice the long track speedskater competed at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and dominated the World Cup circuit, setting world records in the 1000m and 1500m events and capturing more than two dozen podium finishes.
Brittany played basketball for Florida Atlantic University.