Yes, Octagon, the sports management super agency who represent Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps (as well as snowboarders Hannah Teter, Kelly Clark, Seth Wescott and Ross Powers skaters Andy Macdonald and Mitchie Brusco and surfers Ry Craike and Alana Blanchard) have added slopestyle slayer Jamie Anderson to their stable of athletes.
Jamie Anderson, a six-time X Games medalist and the 2012 ESPY Award winner for Best Female Action Sports Athlete, has signed with Octagon. In a sport making its Olympic debut, Anderson is widely regarded as the top slope style rider in the world. She holds the highest score in Winter X Games Slopestyle history and was the youngest medalist ever at age 15 when she won bronze in 2006. The South Lake Tahoe native finished 2008, 2011 and 2012 ranked first overall on the World Tour.
But you knew all that. In the near future we expect to see Anderson’s sponsors change and her media visibility go way, way up. Is there a reality show in her future? Hope so.