“It’s a special feeling having an entire company behind me.” Van Wicklen said in a statement. “When I go to a competition I know they have my back. With the Olympics coming up next year I feel very blessed to have them in my corner. When I first signed with Alpha Factor I was hurt and off National Team. Since then I have made a World Championship team, competed in a World Cup final and made the senior team 3 times in a row. The support of Alpha Factor has been incredible and they are a big reason why I have been so successful in the past year.”
Van Wicklen becomes one of the athletic brand’s most high-profile endorsers in the sport. The 23-year-old 12-time All-American from Texas is on track to be a strong contender for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He first signed with Alpha Factor months before making his first U.S. World Team that was held in Doha, Qatar in 2018.
“From day one, when Olympic Champion Bart Conner helped introduce our Men’s line, we have had a cavalcade of important athletes wear our brand. And we could not be happier that the list includes Colin – welcome to the Alpha Factor team.” said Ashely Zimmerman, Alpha Factor’s Director of Business Development.
For over 35 years, Alpha Factor has been one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of gymnastics apparel around the world. Their mission is to integrate cutting-edge style, superior quality, and reliable fit into the highest quality gymnastics leotards and apparel for gymnasts and coaches. With over 100 fabric and crystal color options, coaches can customize leotards and warm-ups with their team colors. The Alpha Factor training collection offers fun, stylish practice gymnastics leotards, accessories and gifts that any gymnast would LOVE to show off at the gym! Alpha Factor is the first visionary sponsor of the non-profit organization of Youth Protection Advocates in Gymnastics (Y.P.A.G.) www.ypag4change.org