June 17, 2021No Comments

TSE Congratulates USA Rugby’s Naya Tapper & Nicole Heavirland

TSE Congratulates USA Rugby's Naya Tapper & Nicole Heavirland 
Tapper and Heavirland officially named to U.S. Olympic Women’s Rugby Roster

New York, NY - Transition Sports and Entertainment (TSE) is proud to congratulate two of its clients on being named to the U.S. Women's Rugby roster for the Tokyo Games. Naya Tapper and Nicole Heavirland are among the 12 US women announced by USA Rugby today to have earned roster spots.  

TSE CEO Shannon Judd said, "Watching the perseverance and dedication displayed by Naya, Nicole and their teammates over the past year in the face of uncertainty has been inspirational on so many levels to so many people. These women succeed at the highest level while faced with unprecedented obstacles in a sport not yet popularized in the US because of their love and dedication.  Today is recognition that their hard work has paid off and we congratulate them and look forward to being a part of their journey to Tokyo and beyond." 

About Naya and Nicole
Born in Beaufort, South Carolina, and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, NAYA TAPPER has played rugby professionally since 2016. After earning All-American track and field honors in high school, she began her rugby career at UNC Chapel Hill and has since become one of USA Women’s 7’s all-time leading try scorers.  Her infectious personality led her to create a number of web series, as well as a successful personalized clothing line.

NICOLE HEAVIRLAND, a Whitefish, Montana native, is a former USA Rugby All-American at West Point who made her rugby sevens debut during the 2015-16 World Rugby Women’s 7’s Series. She traveled as a reserve to the 2016 Brazil Olympics before being named USA Rugby Women’s 7’s Captain in 2017. Nicole is training to become a yoga instructor, has a signature line of coffee coming out with a Montana-based roaster, and is an avid fly fisher.

April 28, 2020No Comments

Transition Sports & Entertainment Announces Acquisition of SporTech Ventures

For Immediate Release

April 28, 2020

Transition Sports & Entertainment Announces Acquisition of SporTech Ventures

Strategic and creative agency adds global sports technology firm.

New York, NY – Transition Sports & Entertainment (TSE), a strategic and creative agency specializing in work with athletes and sport-focused companies, announced today its acquisition of SporTech Ventures, a global sports technology firm which empowers athletes through investment, incubation, and experiential opportunities.

With the acquisition, Transition has created a standalone vertical within the company headed by SporTech Founder Peter Stein.  Stein will operate in conjunction with management and serve as Transition’s VC in Residence.

Said TSE CEO Shannon Judd, “Over the past seven months, we have collaborated with SporTech on a number of projects and events.  Because of the seamlessness with which we were operating, combining on a singular front will only help us better effectively service clients and partners.”

“Peter has been an invaluable ad-hoc member of our team and a large reason for our company’s growth over the last year,” she added.  “This move only made sense.”

Stein said, “SporTech Ventures’ rapid growth since its inception necessitated finding talented, forward-thinking, and specialized partners. Partnering with Transition has helped offset our sheer workload, while utilizing its Creators Studio’s capabilities has allowed me to offer partners a whole suite of services we were once unable to fulfill.  I’m excited to combine forces, and can’t wait to tackle new things head on.”

Stein added, “We will be rolling out new endeavors almost immediately.”

For more information, visit sportechventures.transitionse.com.

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