OPRO, the world’s largest manufacturer of the most technically advanced mouthguard, have signed, Commonwealth Games and World Championship medallist, Danielle Lappage as their first ever wrestling brand ambassador.
From Olds, Alberta in Canada, Danielle was introduced to wrestling at the age of 11 and it was not long before she fell in love with the sport. Since then, Danielle has gone on to achieve incredible success on the world stage.
A Cadet national champion at the age of 16 in 2006, Danielle enjoyed an illustrious youth career progressing through the ranks with three straight national domestic titles to her name between 2007 and 2009. It was in 2010 though, when she really made a name for herself on the world stage after winning the World Junior Championships.
To date, Danielle’s senior career has seen her win Wrestling Canada Lutte’s senior championships, gold at the Commonwealth Games and despite missing out on the Rio Olympics in 2016 through injury, she enjoyed a remarkable return to form last year with silver at both the Commonwealth Games and World Championships.
“I’m really excited to be on board with OPRO”, commented Danielle. “Together I hope we can help educate athletes at all levels on the importance of wearing a mouthguard when participating in wrestling.”
Having last year announced an official partnership with Wrestling Canada Lutte, and with deals already in place with the likes of USA Wrestling, Canadian Lacrosse, Football Canada, Taekwondo Canada and USA Rugby, the relationship underlies an increasingly committed stance from OPRO to promote safe sport across Canada and America.
OPRO Chief Executive Officer David Allen said: “Aside from being an incredible athlete, balancing her training with the demands of a law degree at the University of Calgary demonstrates that Danielle is clearly a very passionate and driven individual in all walks of life.
“We’re excited to be able to support her on that journey, and to work collaboratively to foster fun, yet safe participation in the sport of wrestling up to and beyond the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.”