SIGNING: HOWARD SHU
MAY 2016 -- U.S. Olympic badminton athlete Howard Shu has signed with the DLE Agency for all media, marketing, and brand development work in the run-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics and beyond. Howard has qualifed for the Rio Games and will make his Olympic debut in August and it couldn't come soon enough for the proud UCLA alum. "I'm so excited about the Rio Games. This has been a lifetime of work and sacrifice," said Shu. "I look forward to extending my hard work on the court by building and expanding my brand off of it. The DLE Agency will play a critical role in that process."
SIGNING: CHRIS & ALEXA
MAY 2016 -- We are excited to announce the signing of American pairs figure skating duo Chris Knierim and Alexa Scimeca. Over the last four years, Chris and Alexa have finished 2nd, 4th, 1st, and 2nd at the U.S. National Championships. The duo--who are partners off the ice as well, with a summer wedding quickly approaching--have their eyes keenly focused on the 2018 Winter Olympics, which are now just 18 months away. "We're excited about our progression on the ice, our marriage off the ice, and the unfolding road ahead with the DLE Agency," said Scimeca.
SIGNING: JON HALAPIO
APRIL 2016 -- We are proud to welcome OG Jon Halapio to the DLE Agency. We will represent Jon for his on-field NFL contractual work as well as his off-field media, marketing, philanthropic, and brand development work. Currently a free agent, Jon was drafted by the Patriots in the 6th Round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Jon was a stand-out guard during his college career at the University of Florida. He has spent time with the Broncos and Cardinals.
DAGMARA IS RIO-BOUND
MARCH 2016 -- On St. Patrick's Day, U.S. Olympic Sabre Fencer Dagmara Wozniak experienced some 'luck' of her own, as the USOC announced that she had officially qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics. This will be the second consecutive Games for Wozniak, who made her Olympic debut at London 2012. She joins a talented U.S. trio, which includes Olympic gold medalist Mariel Zagunis and Ibtihaj Muhammad. "I guess I've just got the Luck of the Polish today," joked Wozniak. "In all seriousness, this is a wonderful announcement and I'm honored to have the opportunity to represent my country once again at the Olympic Games."
TEAM USA MEDIA SUMMIT
MARCH 2016 -- As we passed the "5 Months To Go" mark until the start of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Team USA held an invite-only Media Summit, in Beverly Hills. Two-time slalom canoe Olympian, Casey Eichfeld, was on-site for this year's event. "I had a blast connecting with national media and getting the chance to see so many of my Team USA teammates," said Eichfeld, who was featured in the USA Today's "Going For Gold" podcast, with Roxanna Scott. After the Summit, concluded, Eichfeld flew from LAX back to Rio for another two-week training block. After all, we are inside of 5 months to go...