Thursday, May 19, 2011

Still Making Wakes in Mixed Martial Arts

Malibu Boats (@MalibuBoats) Sponsored Athlete, UFC heavyweight contender, Shane Carwin (@ShaneCarwin), Meets Junior Dos Santos for the Number One Contendership Spot in the UFC.

UFC Heavyweight Contender, Shane Carwin, Who has been onboard with the Malibu Boats family since 2010 agrees to represent Malibu Boats for another year and Face Junior Dos Santos for a shot to compete for the UFC Heavyweight Title. A huge fan of Malibu Boats, Carwin is pumped to continue to bring the Malibu brand of fun and performance to the Mixed Martial Arts Octagon. Malibu Boats reciprocates this admiration as fans of Carwin’s integrity and determination as much as his 12-1 record. Carwin is looking to punch-up his wakeboarding and wakesurfing with his family this summer behind his new 2011 Wakesetter VLX. But, before that can happen Malibu Boats will be pulling for Carwin, in a different way, as he fights Junior Dos Santos, June 11, 2011 at UFC 131 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Malibu’s own Shane Carwin will enter the Octagon with Dos Santos on June 11 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at Rogers Arena to battle it out in UFC 131’s Main Event. Both with records of 12 wins and 1 loss, the Carwin Dos Santos bout should be an epic battle . Ranked #4 and #2 heavyweight contenders respectively by, the winner of the fight is expected to face off against current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez.

When asked why he continues to choose Malibu Boats, Carwin responded with this statement, “My family and I love being on the lake and spending time together. We all ski, wakeboard and just enjoy the water. When looking for a boat I wanted a brand that worked as hard as I do to be the best. Malibu is not only the best performing boat they are the only boats good enough for my family and me.”

Carwin’s record is impressive, but that is not the only reason Malibu is still so excited about this relationship. Just like the other talented individuals that make-up the Malibu Boats Family, Carwin is as strong on character and determination as he is fierce in the Octagon.

Paul Singer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Malibu Boats, had this to say about the addition of Carwin to the Malibu Crew. "Shane has a level of dedication that is impressive whether it revolves around his family, his sport or his fans so he made an immediate impression on us in the cage and out.” Singer continued, "The fact that he has dreamed of owning a Malibu boat and wanted to bring us along in his journey in the Octagon was icing on the cake. Both vessels of extreme performance, strength and precision, Shane and his Wakesetter VLX create a strong team."

Carwin fulfilled his mother’s goal for he and his brother, two times over, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a second degree in Environmental Technology. Carwin was also National Runner-Up Heavyweight in NCAA Division II Wrestling two years running and NCAA II Wrestling Heavyweight National Champion in 1999. In his spare time he managed to become a two-time All-American in football. He was focused on family and driven then. He remains that way today.

Carwin works as an Engineer as he pursues his Mixed Martial Arts career with UFC, but his devotion still lies with family. Carwin’s wife Lani, his son Kamden and their baby girl Alexia remain the priorities in his life. They are all looking forward to another fun summer in their Wakesetter VLX from Tommy’s Slalom Shop in Denver, Colorado. Malibu Boats will keep you updated on Carwin and his family as they wakeboard and have great times in their Malibu boat this summer.

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