Upping their game… New this year for the USTA 87th Annual Asheville Open | Tennis Championships: Custom handmade gold and silver medals by Kiitella. Laser cut solid steel and brass, satin polished, metal-printed logos riveted in the center.. and of course, all in the form of a tennis ball. See event photographs by Adrian Etheridge Photography.
Aspen/Snowmass Audi Power of Four medals: Kiitella’s signature laser cut steel plate adorned with welded bicycle chains (used) for the Mountain Bike races and eyelets with shoelaces for the Trail Runners. And new this year… the Triple Crown! The top finishers of the three combined Power of Four races—SkiMo, Trail Run & Mountain Bike—receive the “gold” medal: laser cut brass, satin polished, with the metal-printed logo riveted in the center and completed with mountaineering cord. A coveted medal for the hardcore racers.
Kiitella’s nature inspired awards for Walking Mountains Science Center‘s annual Taste of Nature Gala: This year’s honorees: Kim Langmaid and Vail Resorts.
Danika Gilbert with dear friend Indigo
At the American Alpine Club 2018 Excellence in Climbing Celebration, Hall of Mountaineering Excellence inductees were celebrated & presented with Kiitella-made custom steel mountain medallions. Congratulations to: Danika Gilbert (always exciting to see a friend receive an award!), David Roberts and Doug Chabot. See the medal
Kiitella’s custom steel trophies were this year’s take home for the top student-athletes on the Women’s UCLA Swim and Dive Team. John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, UCLA Bruins’ guiding philosophy, rivets sweetly in the center, with the winner and award names boldly hand-stamped on a pewter plate below…
2018 Toyota U.S. Alpine Championships in Sun Valley, ID… Women’s Super G podium: Nina O’Brien, AJ Hurt and Nellie Rose Talbot.
How better to honor Bill Williamson’s 44 years in the ski industry, and his hard-working chocolate lab Chaco, than with a vintage-meets-modern/industrial ski trophy… by Kiitella, who loves skiing and labs. Photo courtesy of Kerri Kuntz.
See the trophy or stay here and stare at Chaco.
Congratulations Keaton McCargo! So proud of, and happy for, my sweet amazing friend. And thrilled to have made her gold medal! Today — at the 2018 US Freestyle Championships-Moguls, hosted by Waterville Valley.
24 Miles. 10K Vertical Rise. Pure FUN for the hard-core. The annual Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering race, at Aspen Snowmass, is this Saturday… and shiny Kiitella medals await the podium finishers. Note 1st place medals pay tribute to vintage ski pole baskets.
On February 23-24 Boston will host the 2018 Annual Benefit Dinner for the American Alpine Club (AAC). The AAC’s most prestigious yearly event honors those making outstanding achievements in conservation, climbing and mountaineering. This year’s honorees: John Roskelley, Alex Honnold, Ellen Lapham and former U.S. Secretary of the Interior and accomplished climber Sally Jewell. (Can we have her back please?)