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gO AmbassadorsDo you have what it takes?

The gO Ambassador Program is formed to create a mutually beneficial relationship between you and gO. Our athletes are an extension of our family, which we hope to continue to grow well beyond the Gunnison valley. For mountain/road biking, we will be looking for athletes for several different disciplines: cross country, downhill, enduro, road, youth, winter and other ‘adventurers’. The core values that we are looking for include those that:
  • Understand the gO way and mission
  • Are a good representative of gO, both on/off the trails
  • Encourage others to get out there and gOride!
  • Are active and effective on social media
  • Are innovative, creative and motivated in spreading the gO word
  • Know how to have fun
  • Give back
What does this mean?
If you are interested and feel that you could be a good fit for this, we are asking you to officially apply for one of the positions.
What if I don’t get chosen as a gO Ambassador?
We would still love for you to be a part of the gO ‘team’ and will offer competitive pricing on kits for all of you, as we have done in the past. As always, you do not have to be an official gO Ambassador to submit blogs ($25 paid to approved blogs) or help us with coaching opportunities at our camps, gOgirl rides, etc (also paid).
What about kits?
This year we will continue with Cuore (their zippers are better, they claim..!) in addition to Qloom custom gO baggies, downhill jerseys and running tops. True to form we are a bit behind things but should be good to gO by the time the snow melts..
What about travel stipend and podium incentives?
One goal of the new program is to extend our outreach and hopefully be able to support more riders and different disciplines. Although we would love to be able to offer incentives for these, we will be giving different incentives for those who push the limits in other ways.
What about support at races? 
Support at races will be determined on an as-needed basis. Nothing official set in stone for this year + moving forward.
Please read this gOAmbassador form and let us know if you have any questions and/or are interested in representing us! Please contact stevie@griggsortho.com.

Our Current gO Ambassadors


Max Taam

Max Taam grew up in Ithaca, NY but has lived and trained in Aspen, CO since 2005. He has represented the US at the last four Skimo World Championships and hopes to make it 5 this year! Highlights from the last few years include winning the 2015 and 2016 United States and Colorado Skimo Cups. His favorite races include the Aspen Snowmass Power of Four, the Taos Rio Hando Rando Raid, and the Pierra Menta in France…more

Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Brian is a NY native that moved to Colorado in 1994 to attend Western State College (now Western State Colorado University). He became involved in the cross-country running programs and pursued telemark skiing/racing as well… more


Jack Linehan

Jack originally hails from London, England but moved to Crested Butte with his family in 1995. An avid adventurer at heart, the Elk Mountains only fueled his fire and at age 7 Jack could be seen running through heavy snow and scaling make shift “ice walls” created by pouring buckets of water over the outdoor stairs. Training in harsh conditions became a routine and fun part of life…more


Billy Laird

From Brighton Michigan, kind of a small rural town about 1 hour from Detroit. We had a ski hill in my hometown, Mt. Brighton which was only 200 vertical feet. I started skiing and snowboarding right around Middle school…more 


Jessie Young

Jessie Young was born and raised in Aspen, Colorado. She grew up with the Elk Mountains as her playground and developed a love and respect for the mountains that have drawn her back to her hometown…more 


Cameron Smith

Cam is a native of the great Prairie State, but moved to Gunnison in 2014. After battling injuries while running track through high school, his older sister Zoe convinced him to switch over to mountain biking and ski mountaineering racing…more


Mark Mikos

I grew up ski racing in the northeastern United States. My racing career culminated in a year spent skiing with the U.S. Ski Team. Then I decided to follow my brother Matt out to Crested Butte, Colorado and attend Western State College just down the road in Gunnison…more

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