Sponsorship Updates: Buhr, Harris Leaving Prodigy; Emerson Keith to Innova


Lots
of
dominos
still
have
to
fall.

Gannon
Buhr
after
winning
the
2023
Open
at
Austin.
Photo:
DGPT

With
2024
upon
us,
a
flurry
of
additional
player
endorsement
deals
with
disc
manufacturers
has
started
to
fall.

Although
major
free
agents
like
Eagle
McMahon,

Gannon
Buhr
,
and

Niklas
Anttila

have
not
announced
their
destinations
yet,
there
is
plenty
of
news
already.

Gannon
Buhr,
Alden
Harris
Announce
Departures
from
Prodigy

In
a

tongue-in-cheek
Instagram
post
,

Gannon
Buhr

announced
his
departure
from
Prodigy
following
a
tumultuous
final
year
of
his
contract
that
included
a
legal
dispute
after
he
tried
to
get
out
of
the
contract
early:

Buhr,
already
a
Major
champion
and
multi-time
Tour
winner,
is
one
of
the
most
highly
coveted
free
agents
this
offseason;
multiple
companies
have
bid
to
sponsor
him
in
2024
and
beyond.
Expect
an
announcement
within
the
month.
Prodigy
released
a

‘thank
you’
video

to
Buhr
today.

Buhr
compatriot

Alden
Harris


also
announced

that
he
would
be
leaving
Prodigy.

Innova
Signs
Emerson
Keith,
Announces
2024
Team

Innova,
per
usual,
made
a

blanket
announcement

of
its
2024
Star,
Champion,
and
other
sponsorship
tiers
right
after
the
New
Year.
The
biggest
announcement
is
the
signing
of

Emerson
Keith
,
now
a
winner
on
tour,
after
he
departed
Lone
Star
following
just
a
year
with
the
team.
He
will
be
on
Innova’s
Champion
Team,
the
second
highest
tier
of
support.


Jessica
Weese

and

Bradley
Williams

both
re-signed
and
were
promoted
to
the
Star
Team,
the
highest
Innova
sponsorship
level.

Hailey
King 
also
re-signed
for
2024;
most
of
the
other
top
Innova
names
were
already
signed
to
multi-year
contracts.

Some
up-and-coming
names,
including

Ida
Emilie
Nesse

and

Anneli
Tõugjas-Männiste
,
joined
the
third
tier
Crew
Team.

Other
News
&
Notes

  • A
    big
    loss
    for
    Discmania
    as Niklas
    Anttila 
    announced
    his
    departure
    last
    week.

  • Catrina
    Allen

    announced
    that
    she
    would
    continue
    in
    her
    DGA
    sponsorship
    for
    another
    year.

  • Lykke
    Lorentzen 
    announced
    a
    four-year
    deal
    with
    Thought
    Space
    Athletics
    as
    well
    as
    a
    sponsorship
    from
    Infinite
    Discs,
    an
    open-bag
    combination
    that’s
    become
    popular.
  • Another
    departure
    from
    Prodigy
    from Parker
    Welck
    ,
    the
    surprise
    Dynamic
    Discs
    Open
    winner
    in
    2023.

  • Lauri
    Lehtinen 
    is
    re-signing
    with
    Latitude
    64.

  • Macie
    Velediaz
    ,
    who
    recently
    announced
    that
    she
    is
    pregnant,
    is
    leaving Dynamic
    Discs.
    She
    hasn’t
    announced
    a
    new
    sponsor.


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