Team Gladiator member since: 2019 (has worn a Gladiator since 2015)
Gladiator style worn: High Performance Lite
Details: Brianna Decker is the Daenerys Targaryen of women’s hockey. Olympic gold medalist, international world champion, international tournament MVP, NCAA champion, National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) champion and MVP, Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) champion and playoff MVP.
And now she can add another title to her long list: the first female Team Gladiator athlete!
Decker is no stranger to breaking the gender barrier in ice hockey. She participated in the 2019 NHL All-Star Skills Competition in San Jose, where she demonstrated the premier passing drill event. Her demo time of 1:06 was faster than all eight NHL athletes who competed in the event.
A Wisconsin native, Decker attended the University of Wisconsin where she won a NCAA championship with the Badgers in 2011 and was awarded the 2012 Patty Kazmaier Award, recognizing the best female ice hockey player in NCAA Division I.
As a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, Brianna represented Team USA at two Olympic Winter Games, winning gold in PyeonChang in 2018 and silver in Sochi in 2014. An alternate captain on the gold medal-winning team, Brianna led Team USA with three assists in five games in PyeonChang.
She has also played in seven International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s (IIHF) World Championships, helping the U.S. bring home six world titles and collecting many accolades along the way. Brianna was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player and Top Forward in 2017, selected to multiple media all-star teams, and voted as one of Team USA’s top three players four times.
Decker was first introduced to Gladiator as a member of Team USA in 2015, where she wore a clear High Performance Lite with Gladiator’s USA logo. She continued to wear the same HP Lite as a professional in both the CWHL and the NWHL. A champion and MVP in both leagues, Brianna’s accomplishments are very impressive.
A winner at every step of her career and a tremendous role model for young women, Brianna Decker truly embodies what it means to be a Team Gladiator Athlete!
Ann Arbor, MI
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