Portland, MAINE – Global sports and entertainment marketing leader Octagon today announced the signing of Olympic figure skater Rachael Flatt to a full representation agreement. Flatt, who was a member of the U.S. Olympic team at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, is the reigning U.S. National Champion. She will be competing in the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships that will take place this week in Greensboro, N.C.
Flatt, 18, became the first U.S. woman to break 200 points en route to capturing gold at the 2010 U.S. National Championships behind a personal best short program and free skate. The two-time U.S. National silver medalist (2008, 2009) and 2008 World Junior Champion finished seventh at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
“I’m very excited to be working with everyone at Octagon,” said Flatt. “Their experience with managing and marketing Olympic athletes speaks for itself and I am looking forward to working with them as I enter this next phase in my career on and off the ice.”
“We are thrilled to add Rachael to our client list, she is not only an incredible athlete but also a very bright individual who has a tremendous amount to offer beyond her sport,” said Janey Miller, Octagon’s Vice President of Olympics. “We look forward to helping her explore many opportunities in and around skating as she studies at Stanford and prepares for the 2014 Winter Olympics.”
Born in Del Mar, California, Flatt graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2010. She will be attending Stanford University in the fall of 2011 where she’ll study engineering while she prepares for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
In addition to Flatt, Octagon’s figure skating clients include Rockne Brubaker and Keauna McLaughlin.
Octagon’s Olympic & Action Sports Division is a full service representation group whose clients include Mitchie Brusco, Kelly Clark, Natalie Coughlin, Katie Hoff, Apolo Anton Ohno, Shaun Palmer, Michael Phelps, Ross Powers, Donny Robinson, Hannah Teter, and Seth Wescott among others.
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