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PERFORMANCE TEAM

Hemp Chewz is proud to support these amazing athletes and their dogs in their quest for a life of love, health, and happiness together.

Chris Kinney & Naga

Chris began bobsledding in 2016, but competed in his first combine in 2014. He loves Pokèmon and still plays the games. He likes to sing in the streets, while working out or competing. He can quote almost every episode of FRIENDS word for word and he’s a HUGE dog lover sharing his adventurous life with his devoted training partner Naga and his recetly rescued new sister.

Recent Highlights

  • 2018: USA Olympian
  • 2017-2018: Four-Man World Cup for pilot Nick Cunningham- T-12th in Park City #1 (11/17); 16th in Park City #2 (11/17); 20th in Winterberg (12/17); 23rd in Igls (12/17)
  • 2017-2018 Two-Man North American Cup for pilot Nick Cunningham – GOLD in Park City #1 (11/17)
  • 2017-2018 Four-Man North American Cup for pilot Nick Cunningham – SILVER in Park City #1 (11/17); GOLD in Park City #2 (11/17); GOLD in Lake Placid #1 (1/18); SILVER in Lake Placid #2 (1/18)

FACTS/STATS

DATE OF BIRTH

November 9, 1988

HOMETOWN

Johnson City, TN

SPORT

Bobsled

Avery Collins & Sable

Avery participates in 100 mile+ runs and he’s the genuine article when it comes to elite running. The 26-year-old rising star trains every day to find the perfect balance between his “happy place” and the pain of climbing a 4,000-foot mountain incline

In the world of elite ultra-athletes, who compete in single-day contests ranging from 50 to 200 miles, the race is often as much a test of mind as of body. “I am doing about 150 miles a week,” he said. “I’m averaging anywhere from 25 to 30 miles a day and 30k to 40k feet in elevation climbing in a week.”

His work ethic and bond with his dog Sable is unmatched.

FACTS/STATS

DATE OF BIRTH

April 1, 1994

HOMETOWN

Silverton, CO

SPORT

Endurance

Stephen Garbett

Stephen attempted to fill his cup with typical sports like baseball, basketball, and football, but it wasn’t until near death and the removal of his appendix in 2010, did he see the sport of skeleton. Forever changed, Stephen set two goals: to one up everyone in his family by graduating college and to crush the sport of skeleton. He has accomplished one of those goals, with a degree in Sports and Entertainment Management from University of South Carolina and while not giving up on crushing skeleton — he has also set sail on a new voyage: Entrepreneurship.

When he is not training or working he can is often mistaken for Bear Grylls and will be found off grid exploring nature with his dog Tippy.

Recent Highlights

  • 2019-2020 Men’s Skeleton Intercontinental Cup – 4 overall
  • 2018-2019 Men’s Skeleton Intercontinental Cup – 16th in Igls #1 (11/18), 22nd in Igls #2 (11/18), 17th in Winterberg #1 (11/18), 22nd in Winterberg #2 (11/18)
  • 2018-2019 Men’s Skeleton European Cup – 21st in Koenigssee #1 (12/18)
  • 2017-2018 Men’s Skeleton European Cup – 7th in Lillehammer #1 (11/17), 12th in Lillehammer #2 (11/17), 11th in Winterberg #1 (11/17), 12th in Winterberg #2 (11/17), 6th in La Plagne #1 (12/17), 9th in La Plagne #2 (12/17), 11th in Altenberg (1/18), 14th in Igls (1/18)

FACTS/STATS

DATE OF BIRTH

July 11, 1985

HOMETOWN

Parker, CO

SPORT

Skeleton

Nick Cunningham & Hannah

Nick Cunningham is an American bobsledder who has competed since 2008. Cunningham made the official switch from the back of the sled to the driver’s seat in 2010 and has been consistent National Team driver for the U.S. program.

He was a 2018 Olympian and is a Sergeant in the New York Army National Guard in the 1156 Engineering Company.

Cunningham graduated from Monterey Peninsula College in 2005 and Boise State University in 2008 with a degree in Communications. While at BSU he was an elected team captain for the track team. Cunningham also holds a master’s degree in Athletic Coaching Education from Ohio University.

When he is not bobsledding, Cunningham enjoys football, track, surfing, rodeo and his spending time with his dog Hannah.

FACTS/STATS

DATE OF BIRTH

May 8, 1985

HOMETOWN

Monterey, CA

SPORT

Bobsled