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Wakeboarding Star Becomes Newest Member of Vans Family

Cypress, CA (October 20, 2009) – The squad at Vans is proud to announce the signing of pro wakeboarding icon Randall Harris to our footwear team.  Hailing from nearby Huntington Beach, Harris, 27, started wakeboarding when he was 13 and has amassed an impressive track record including top finishes in the World Wakeboard Association (WWA) Tour, two Rider of the Year awards from Alliance Wakeboard Magazine and numerous groundbreaking video parts.  Over the years Harris has redefined what is possible on a wakeboard, elevating the sport and setting the bar with his snow/skate style of riding. Today, Harris continues to be one of the most talented and respected riders on the water.

“As far back as I can remember Vans has been a part of my life, every step of the way,” said Harris. I’m extremely honored and excited to be considered a member of the Vans family.”

“Randall’s attention to detail and dedication to furthering the sport of wakeboarding makes him a perfect fit for Vans, said Senior Marketing Manager Rodney Rambo.  “We look forward to a long future with the Vandal.”

With a busy 2010 ahead, Harris plans to continue growing his new venture with Company Wakeboards, travel the country competing and will also be working on various film projects.

Harris’ sponsors in addition to Vans include Arnette Sunglasses, Quicksilver Clothing and Wetsuits, Rockstar Energy Drink, Axis Boats, Verta Elemental Resistance and Company Wakeboards.

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