Georges “Rush” St-Pierre, also known as “GSP,” is a Canadian professional athlete and MMA World Champion. Breaking the mold of the typical fighter, Georges holds black belts in both Kyokushin karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
By the time Georges reached middle school he was already a 2nd Dan Kyokushin karate blackbelt. Georges always knew he would devote his life to martial arts, but it wasn’t until he saw his first mixed martial arts fight in 1993 that he realized he wanted to become a professional fighter. He competed in his first amateur fight at the age of 16. As he trained, he added fighting disciplines such as boxing, wrestling, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to his karate background.
In 2006 Georges became the Welterweight MMA World Champion. Although he lost the title in 2007, he quickly regained it in 2008 and has not lost a single fight since. In 2012, NOS® Energy Drink joined GSPs’ team. NOS® is a proud supporter and training partner of GSP. Georges is now recognized as one of the planet’s best pound-for-pound MMA fighters and an all-around athlete.
Driving Roush Fenway’s historical No. 17 Ford Fusion, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. earned Roush Fenway Racing’s 13th Rookie of the Year award in 2013. In 36 NSCS starts in 2013, Stenhouse scored one top-five and three top-10 finishes and one pole award. With five top-15 finishes in the final 10 races of 2013, Stenhouse has momentum heading into the 2014 season where he will reunite with crew chief Mike Kelley who led him to his two back-to-back Nationwide championships.
At the ripe age of six, Stenhouse began racing go-karts and by 15, he had earned 47 A-main karting victories and more than 90 podium finishes. He moved into 360 winged sprint cars in 2003 and won the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Driver Poll and Dirt Winged Sprint Car Rookie of the Year.
In 2010 he added the NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year title to his list of accomplishments; winning the honor after coming back from the largest point deficit in the award’s history.
With his consistent performance in the 2011 Nationwide Series, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., became Roush Fenway’s sixth all-time NASCAR Champion. Stenhouse accumulated two wins, 16 top-five and 26 top-10 finishes during his championship campaign that saw him win the Nationwide Series driver’s championship by 45 points.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. scored his second Nationwide Series championship in as many seasons, taking home the crown by 23 points. Stenhouse finished his championship effort with six wins, 19 top-five, 26 top-10 finishes and four poles.
When he’s not racing, Stenhouse enjoys golf, basketball, working, and is an avid country music fan.
Many know Firas Zahabi for being a world champion fighter, but Firas has also played an important role in many other fighters’ careers. While training for his own fights, he found himself coaching those around him and this eventually became his main focus.
In 1991, Firas opened TriStar gym. Using his extensive experience in training, Firas has developed specific training for MMA and teaches it to fighters of all styles. Much of TriStar’s success is due to Firas’ teaching methods and authenticity, but nothing compares to the talented fighters that Firas creates and works with.
Today, the gym has expanded to 13,500 square feet and houses the best equipment MMA has to offer. Along with other great fighters, GSP has also made TriStar his home away from home. Like a mathematician, Firas has Georges St-Pierre’s intense interval training routine calculated to a science. Firas uses unique and innovative ways to train his team, and he doesn’t hesitate to get in the ring with them.