CeraSport®: Proud Sponsor of US Army Combatives Tournament

For Release: September 29, 2009

Contact: Jennifer Rapp, Director of Marketing & Sales, Cera Products, Inc. at 410-309-1000, or emailjrapp@ceraproducts.us

CeraSport is proud to have sponsored the 2009 Army Championship Combatives Tournament, which took place in Fort Benning, GA from September 17th to September 20th.

"Our products are used by all branches of the US military to prevent and correct dehydration, so it was a perfect fit for us to get involved with the tournament. The event is extremely strenuous so there is a real need for an advanced hydration solution. We feel honored to help the troops" Jennifer Rapp, Sales & Marketing, CeraSport.

The Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) started in 1995 within the 2nd Ranger Battalion. Combining the best of several different forms of martial arts, the Rangers settled on a program based upon jiu-jitsu, with elements of judo, wrestling, boxing and kickboxing. MACP has since been incorporated into the new field manual 3-25.150 and is now taught at the entry level to all new soldiers.

The Modern Army Combatives program leverages competitive motivation to advance soldiers to high levels of proficiency in hand-to-hand combat. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker feels it is important for soldiers to experience the physical and emotional demands of hand-to-hand fighting prior to engaging in combat. For more information, call the school at (706) 545-2811 or go online to https://www.infantry.army.mil

CeraSport is a rice-based rehydration and energy drink that restores fluids and electrolytes, boosts recovery time and maximizes performance. Developed along with physicians from Johns Hopkins University, CeraSport is different from other sports drinks currently out on the market. It contains no added simple sugars or fruit juices, and its gluten free formula won't cause cramping or other negative side effects.

Campbell Team took First Place

A team of 14 soldiers from Fort Campbell Kentucky took first place in the three day tournament. 318 total soldiers from around the country, as well as coming in from Iraq and Japan participated in the Combatives Tournament. Seven female soldiers fought in the preliminary rounds, but none made it into the finals. Team standings:

1. Fort Campbell, Ky.
2. 3rd Infantry Division
3. Fort Riley, Kan.
4. Fort Lewis, Wash.
5. 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team
6. Fort Benning, Ga.
7. Fort Hood, Texas
8. 3rd Special Forces Group
9. Fort Knox, Ky.
10. 75th Ranger Regiment

1. Sgt. Joe Clark, Fort Lewis, Wash.
2. Staff Sgt. Nate Ford, Fort Benning, Ga.
3. Sgt. Grover Muirheid, Fort Campbell, Ky.
4. Staff Sgt. Shawn Pretat, Fort Knox, Ky.

1. Capt. Ken Laird, Fort Carson, Colo.
2. Capt. Neil Chitwood, SROTC Battalion, Capital University, Bexley, Ohio
3. Staff Sgt. Keith Bach, 3rd Infantry Division
4. Capt. Kenton Stenrose, Fort Stewart, Ga.

1. Staff Sgt. Pedro Lacerda, 75th Ranger Regiment
2. Staff Sgt. Michael Robinson, Fort Jackson, S.C.
3. Spc. Matthew McGee, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade
4. Sgt. 1st Class Donnie Bowen, Fort Campbell, Ky.

1. Staff Sgt. Jacob South, 95th Division
2. Sgt. Walter Bubenzer, Fort Knox, Ky.
3. Capt. Jonas Bray, Fort Benning, Ga.
4. Sgt. Raymond Pintor, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii

1. Lt. Col. Larry McCord, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment
2. Staff Sgt. Colton Smith, 3rd Infantry Regiment, Old Guard
3. Sgt. Andrew McLauchlan, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team
4. 2nd Lt. Daniel Midget, Fort Benning, Ga.

1. Staff Sgt. John Gendron, 75th Ranger Regiment
2. Sgt. 1st Class Jared Roy, Fort Detrick, Md.
3. Sgt. 1st Class Rich Miranda, 3rd Special Forces Group
4. Spc. Guillermo Villa, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii

1. Staff Sgt. Brandon Sayles, 3rd Infantry Division
2. Sgt. Nathan Freeman, 3rd Infantry Division
3. Staff Sgt. Lonnie Kincaid, Fort Riley, Kan.
4. Sgt. Ryan McCracken, Fort Hood, Texas



About CeraSport

CeraSport is a patented rice-based rehydration and energy drink that effectively restores fluids and electrolytes, boosts recovery and maximizes performance. What makes CeraSport the ideal choice for triathletes or any athlete that sweats and competes is its unique formulation that contains:

  • No added simple sugars or fruit juices— just a blend of rice syrup, essential electrolytes and flavors
  • A unique carbohydrate base that provides quick, yet sustained hydration and energy
  • Citrate to counteract acidosis
  • A gluten-free formula which won't cause cramping, nausea or other negative side effects typical with sugary drinks

  • CeraSport is used by all branches of the U.S military, police, fire and law enforcement groups, as well as elite athletes including professional triathletes and adventure racers. CeraSport manufactures solely in the USA, with US labor and components.

    About Cera Products Inc.

    Established in Maryland in 1993, Cera Products scientifically developed its high performance medical and sports rehydration products along with physicians at Johns Hopkins University. Unlike most sports drinks on the market, CeraSport has no added simple sugars or fruit juices. CeraSport contains only Cera's patented blend of rice syrup, essential electrolytes, and flavors. It is a gluten-free product, and the unique carbohydrate base provides quick and sustained hydration without causing cramping or other problems. CeraSport is used by all types of athletes from world class triathletes to weekend warriors. CeraSport proudly sponsors 2007 World Champion Mirinda Carfrae, and 3 x Ironman Champion Chris McDonald. Our unique sweat replacement drink is also used by law enforcement groups, SWAT teams, firefighters and all branches of the US military, including the Army Rangers and Navy SEALs.

    To learn more about this innovative fluid replacement product, visit www.ceraproductsinc.com

    Cera Products Press Contact:  410.309.1000 or sales@ceraproducts.us

    Stay hydrated, drink CeraSport!