Justin Abdelkader is known for his grit and toughness as a hockey left wing and alternate captain for the Detroit Red Wings, but there is so much more to him, including his passion for childhood nutrition and education. Justin is a graduate of Mona Shores High School in Muskegon and played hockey for Michigan State University. Playing for the Detroit Red Wings since 2010, Justin was the first rookie to score goals in back to back Stanley Cup finals games. And on October 9th, 2015, He was the second player to score a hat trick in a season opener. READ MORE
Gabrielle DeLoof grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, where she started swimming when she was seven years old. Gabby was recruited as a backstroke specialist to the University of Michigan (UM). During her career there, Gabby was a five-time Big Ten champion, five-time NCAA All-American, a team captain, and a 2018 Pan Pacific Championships qualifier. Gabby recently competed at the World University Games, winning five gold medals and breaking the meet record in the 4×100 freestyle relay. At the World Championships, she won a silver medal as part of the Team USA women’s 4×200 freestyle relay. Gabby is a 2020 Olympic hopeful and focuses now on the 100- and 200-meter freestyle. READ MORE
Our new Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassador is Frank Ragnow, a center for the Detroit Lions! The Minnesota native was a first round draft pick in 2018 and played for the University of Arkansas prior to the NFL. Frank is passionate about supporting feeding programs for his community and youth. READ MORE
Rich Froning Jr.
Rich Froning Jr. earned the title “Fittest Man on Earth” by winning the CrossFit games four times from 2011 to 2014, when he chose to switch from being an individual competitor to found and lead team CrossFit Mayhem Freedom. CrossFit Mayhem Freedom took first place the CrossFit Games’ team competition in 2015 and 2016. READ MORE
Leah O’Connor grew up on a dairy farm in Croswell, Michigan. She attended Michigan State University, where she was the Big Ten champion in the women’s 1,500 m, 3,000 m steeplechase (4 times), and 5,000 m (twice). She also holds the current MSU records for the distance medley relay, 1,500 m, mile, and 3,000 m steeplechase as well as the #3 NCAA Championship record for the 3,000 m steeplechase. READ MORE
Allison Schmitt was born in Pittsburgh, Pa and raised in Canton, MI. She began swimming at the age of 9 and joined the Ann Arbor Swim Club at the age of 11. Her high school swimming career was decorated, including a trip to the 2007 Junior National Meet. Allison graduated from the University of Georgia, where she is still listed as one of the top ten contenders 17 times over 7 events. READ MORE
Lindsay Tarpley was raised in Kalamazoo Michigan and is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist. Lindsay has had success at every level of her soccer career from USA Youth National Teams to the full Women’s National Team. In 2002, she captained and led the U-19 USA women to a World Cup championship scoring the “golden goal” in double overtime in the final game. READ MORE
Jake Vedder is a professional snow boarder and is the youngest member competing on Team USA at just 21 years old. Vedder is a MI native (Pinckney) who has achieved multiple podiums and World Cup appearances. His big break was winning a gold medal for the U.S. at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Winter Games. In 2018, Jake finished 5th in the World Championships. He loves chocolate milk and inspiring teens to follow all of their dreams by staying active and eating healthy.