Meet Our Pro Roster
Anna Leigh Waters
Anna Leigh Waters made history when she became the world’s youngest professional pickleball player at the age of 12, and now at 16 years old she’s still smashing records along with her famously wicked overhead shots. The year 2022 saw Waters collect 38 gold medals, be named to Forbes magazine’s prestigious “30 Under 30” list, and grab the #1 world ranking in both the singles and doubles divisions.
We’re proud to be laced up with this pickleball champion as she continues to dominate the sport!
With a background in the Army Special Operations Command, Robert Killian’s 20+ years of military service make him a perfect fit for the rigors of Obstacle Course Racing (OCR). After racking up athletic achievements during his service career, such as an IRONMAN Military World Championship and a partner win in the military’s grueling Best Ranger Competition, Killian found his way to OCR where he took the top prize in the Spartan Race World Championship twice during his first two years in the sport.
It’s an honor to serve with this self-described “endurance freak” as he tackles every obstacle that comes his way.
Ukraine-born professional pickleball player Anton Gudz may have captured a #31 global ranking, but he almost didn’t even make it past his first-ever match in 2017. The ultra-competitive Gudz didn’t like losing to friends at this new-to-him sport, and vowed to never play again. But he persevered, and got the last laugh when he went on to win pickleball’s highest amateur event, the U.S. Open tournament, the following year. Gudz managed to earn a PhD in chemistry while climbing the pickleball rankings, saying of those grueling years that “pickleball is my break from work and work is my break from pickleball.”
We look forward to seeing this doctor of drop-shots continue to excel in both of his fields of expertise.
About Lock Laces’ Ambassador Program
Our laces are engineered for performance, and we’re proud to see them on the feet of top performers in a wide variety of sports and activities. Whether you’re a professional athlete excelling in sports like triathlon, pickleball, or OCR, or simply a human excelling in the activities of daily life, we’re thrilled when we see Lock Laces elevate personal performance to the next level.
If you’re passionate about the no-tie lifestyle, you can apply to be a Lock Laces Ambassador. We welcome pros, semi-pros, amateurs, and even non-athletes to join our team – anyone who shares our values and serves as a leader and role model in their field.
The Perks of Ambassador-ship
Apply to become an Ambassador below. We’ll review all applications, and at our discretion will select those people we consider to be a great fit with the Lock Laces brand. Once selected, Ambassadors can enjoy perks such as:
- Free Lock Lace products and gear
- Early release of new merchandise
- Potential for social media collaborations
- Opportunities to influence future product design and development