OPRO, the world’s largest manufacturer of the most technically advanced mouthguard, announced an official partnership with Wrestling Canada Lutte, the national governing body for Olympic style wrestling in Canada.
The long-term deal will see OPRO provide mouthguards to all national teams, in line with Wrestling Canada Lutte’s vision to become a leading wrestling nation, fostering the development and growth of the sport to achieve consistent international podium success. The deal will also see the launch of a licensed range of Wrestling Canada Lutte mouthguards available online and through OPRO’s global network of retailers.
OPRO will also support wrestlers at all levels, providing them with the highest level of protection for their teeth. It comes at an exciting time as they look to raise the profile of the sport at all levels, improving the skill and technical knowledge of all invested parties in the process.
As the official mouthguard of Wrestling Canada Lutte, OPRO are now the mouthguard partner of over 60 teams including USA Taekwondo, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Football Canada, American Youth Football, USA Rugby and England Boxing. With over 20 years’ experience, OPRO is dedicated to bringing leading technology and safety to athletes at all levels of sport.
OPRO Chief Executive Officer David Allen, said: “Off the back of their gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio, it’s an exciting time for the sport in Canada and we’re excited to be a part of it.
“By providing them with the most comfortable, best fitting and reliable mouthguards we hope to foster the continued growth of the sport.”
“Wrestling Canada Lutte is pleased to partner with an industry leader to supply our national teams with mouthguards,” said Tamara Medwidsky, Wrestling Canada Lutte Executive Director. “The partnership is a natural fit and we are pleased to supply top Canadian wrestlers with a great product.”
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Founded 20 years ago by dentist Dr Anthony Lovat, OPRO is the world’s most technically advanced mouthguard company and a leading pioneer in oral protection. Through the development and deployment of cutting edge technology and the use of innovative design and production methods, OPRO has been at the forefront of protecting the safety of athletes at all levels, across a range of different sports, for more than two decades.
The family owned and run company is based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, and all products are designed and manufactured within the UK, and available worldwide through a network of retailers and distributors.
OPRO is the official mouthguard partner of a number of professional sporting organisations, including Football Canada, USA Taekwondo, USA Rugby, American Youth Football, England Rugby, New Zealand Rugby, Australia Rugby, 11 AVIVA Premiership Rugby teams, GB Taekwondo, England Hockey, England Boxing, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), the WGPA (Women’s Gaelic Player’s Association), the UFC and the German, French, Italian, Cameroonian and Northern Ireland Mixed Martial Arts Federations.
All OPRO mouthguards are legally CE certified and in 2007 the company was awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation in recognition of its ground-breaking work in the field of oral protection.
Wrestling Canada Lutte is the national sport governing body for Olympic style wrestling in Canada. Among its responsibilities, the association selects and prepares Canada’s teams that participate in international competitions including Continental Championships, World Championships and major multi-sport Games (ie. Commonwealth Games and the Olympic Games).