Meet Our Ambassadors
From Olympic level athletes to up and coming stars and everything in between, there is one thing our ambassador have in common… They are all champions of their bodies. The rigorous demands that professional sport imposes upon an athlete creates a common place among all – the need for recovery. Meet our ambassadors below, and see how each one incorporates The ReST Bed™ into their training and recovery programs.
Adrian “Red” Autry
Adrian “Red” autry, a native of Harlem, New York, is a retired professional basketball player and the current Associate Head Coach for Men’s Basketball at Syracuse University. An alum of Syracuse, Autry was a 4-year starter as point guard from 1990-1994. Autry had a 10 year professional career in Europe, with stops in Italy, Turkey, Germany, France, Russia, and Poland. Autry prides himself not only on being a coach on the court, but also a mentor to the young men he comes in contact with. With decades of intense physical training on his body and constant movement coaching elite college athletes, Autry relies on the ReST Bed to ensure he’s at his peak performance each and every day.
Andy Potts a world champion triathlete, husband, father and Olympian from the United States. Within 16 months of starting in the sport of triathlon, Andy represented USA at the 2004 Summer Olympics. With 45+ wins in his career, Andy has won events at every distance, from sprint to Ironman, including being crowned the Ironman 70.3 World Champion in 2007. Prior to triathlon, Potts was a swimmer at the University of Michigan and for the US National Team.
Julian Gressel, in his 3rd season with reigning MLS champions Atlanta United, has grown into one of the club’s most consistent players and most popular most popular personalities on and off the field. Born in Germany, Julian followed his dream of professional soccer to the United States where he found success at Providence College. Drafted in 2017, his dream became a reality very quickly. He would go on to be named the MLS Rookie of the Year, establishing himself as star in the making.
Rebekah Keat had a world class career as a female triathlete based in Boulder, Colorado. She raced triathlons for nearly 20 years, winning multiple Ironman and Half Ironman race. Bek has now retired as a professional athlete and puts all her energy into helping others in the sport and saving animals. Along with her wife Siri Lindley, another ReST ambassador, they run Team Sirius Tri Club and the non-profit Believe Ranch and Rescue. Team Sirius Tri Club is an inclusive and welcoming triathlon club offering amazing value and benefits for all it’s members worldwide. Believe Ranch and Rescue save horses from abuse, extreme neglect, kill shelters, and feed lots, then bring them to their 7-acre ranch to give them the care and rehabilitation they need until they reach their fullest potential.
Siri Lindley dominated the International Triathlon Union (ITU) rankings over the course of her career as a pro, winning 13 World Cup races between 2000-2002 and becoming the 2001 ITU World Champion. With her professional sporting goals achieved, Siri turned to coaching in 2003. She has since coached a number of athletes to Olympic medals and World Championship crowns. Siri has been inducted into the Brown University Hall of Fame, USA Triathlon Hall of Fame, and ITU Hall of Fame.
Mirinda Carfrae is an Australian professional triathlete and an Ironman Triathlon world champion. She’s made the podium in 6 of her 7 Ironman World Championship attempts, winning 3 times. She’s also taken home 1 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. Coached and trained by ReST ambassador Siri Lindley, is one of the fastest female Ironman athletes of all time, having set numerous course records throughout her career.
Dr. Matt Hanson is a professional triathlete, coach, athletic trainer, and human performance researcher. In his first year as a pro, Matt set 3 course run records and was the 2014 Ironman Chattanooga champion. In 2015, he was crowned North American Champion with his win at Ironman Texas where he set the overall course record. He is committed to winning at the highest levels in the sport as well as coaching athletes to reach their performance and health related goals.
Sasha first began climbing at 6 years old, in 1998. She has won the World Championships for Female Overall, and has placed Silver in the Bouldering World Championships, as well as Bronze in the Duel. Sasha has been the undefeated Pan American Champion 2004 to the present, and she is a three-time US National Champion. Outdoors, Sasha is the first North American woman to climb the grade 9a, 5.14d, recognized as one of the hardest sport climbs achieved by a female. She has done two. Sasha was the third woman in the world to accomplish this grade.
Ellie Salthouse is an Australian born professional triathlete and multiple time Ironman 70.3 champion. She ventured into the sport at a young age, taking home a silver medal at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympic games. She is currently coached by ReST ambassador Siri Lindley and looks to build towards an Ironman World Championship in the near future.
Keon Broxton is a professional baseball player for the New York Mets. Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2009 MLB Draft, Keon would go on to make his Major League debut in 2015 for the Pittsburgh Pirates. His major breakthrough came in 2016 with the Milwaukee Brewers, where he became the team’s regular starting center fielder.
Charlotte Austin is an award-winning adventure writer and international mountain guide who leads climbing, mountaineering and hiking expeditions around the world. She is a Wilderness EMT, Leave No Trace (LNT) trainer, and Extra-Class ham radio operator, and holds a Level 2 Certification with the American Institute for Avalanche Training and Education (AIARE). She lives in Seattle with Huckleberry, her enormous dog.
Chris McDonald | Big Sexy Racing
Chris’s incredible journey from an overweight baker to a successful professional triathlete garnered him the nickname of “Big Sexy”. Since turning pro in 2004, Chris has raced in 54 Ironman competitions with 39 top 5 finishes and 7 outright wins. In 2013, Chris and his wife, Erika, launched Big Sexy Racing, a racing team inspired and led by Chris’s experience and expertise in the sport. Big Sexy Racing now has over 100 athletes from around the country, each bringing unique aspirations and experiences to the team.
Kearci Smith, a long time endurance athlete, has been racing triathlon for 7yrs. She qualified for her professional license after 5 years of training and competing. Her dream has always been to compete in the Olympics. As personal growth and development occurs in and out of sport, dreams and goals must change accordingly. Kearci now has her eyes set on competing for a top spot in an upcoming Ironman 70.3 World Championship. She uses the ReST Bed™ to ease the demands of training at a longer distances.
Kari Pearce is a CrossFit athlete and fitness instructor from Michigan, USA. She grew up as a competitive gymnast, practicing the discipline since the age of 3. After 18 years in gymnastics, Kari decided to try something new – strength and conditioning training. Unfortunately, this period didn’t last long, as Kari ‘piled up’ a number of injuries from her powerlifting competitions. In a search for new passions, Kari stumbled upon CrossFit. After only six months of training, she became a Regional CrossFit competitor. Throughout the years, Kari’s success grew even further as she became a CrossFit Games athlete and fitness instructor with impressive career stats.
Cancer survivor, lawyer, business consultant, author, speaker, wife, mom, and triathlete are just a few titles to describe Rachel Brenke. Turning to the sport of triathlon as a way to lose weight, Rachel began to realize it was going to change her life. The sport made her an all-around better parent, wife, and business person.
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