Going to War with MMA Fighter Kona Oliveira
When MMA fighter Kona Oliveira has a bad day at the office, it’s a battered, bloody, and sore kind of bad day. Fortunately, the 19 year old Hawaiian has the will of a champion.
Clint Kimmins: Ironman And Triathlete On Discipline And The Pleasure Of Pain
Clint Kimmins brings a monastic focus to the triathlon game. After serving a brief stint in jail over a bar fight gone wrong, Clint’s passion migrated from surfing to biking, running and swimming. These days, he’s a triathlete at the highest level.
Hustle: Rugby In Brooklyn
In Malery Billingy’s opinion, American football has nothing on rugby. Though rare in the States, the game is making waves in Brooklyn through programs like Play Rugby USA. A rugger since eighth grade, Malery has a fierce resume of athletic accomplishments: a rugby scholarship to LIFE University, a spot on the North American Invitational Sevens Team, and MVP of Stanford Rugby Camp. Now, as a high school senior, Mallory credits rugby with opening new doors for herself and her peers. CONVICTS caught up with Malery to get her take on tackling, the patience that rugby instills, and what Brooklynites think of the game.
Alison Stroming dances stories into being. The professional ballerina pushes her physical limits in the studio from sun-up-to-sundown, six days a week. The crazy part about it? She still loves her job.
Dan Maynard is Zanerobe's brand manager and a founding co-owner of Noble Gentlemen Trading Company. Born and raised in Vancouver, Dan's active lifestyle keeps him sane in the hustle of New York City—whether that means boxing, biking through Times Square, or catching a breath of fresh air on the morning ferry.
Soccer talent Florencia Galarza knows second chances are hard to come by. An injury took the rising star out of the game at an early age, but ten years later she’s back, energizing New York City’s emerging soccer scene. We spoke with Florencia about her aspiration to play on the Argentinian national team, and the smaller and smaller divide between athletes and creatives.