GearBoss By Wenger Is GNAC's Newest Corporate Partner

Friday, June 24, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Great Northwest Athletic Conference and GearBoss by Wenger, a leading manufacturer of team locker rooms and high-density storage products, have entered into a sponsorship agreement.

“We are pleased to welcome GearBoss as the Official Locker and Storage Company of the GNAC,” said Commissioner Dave Haglund. “GearBoss provides top-of-the-line specialty equipment for athletic programs and we are proud to affiliate with them.”

With its sponsorship, GearBoss will have a presence on the GNAC website and the conference’s live streaming portal in addition to receiving valuable exposure at conference championship events.

“We are excited to partner with the GNAC and strive to build strong relationships with its members,” said Gregg Nelson, Director of GearBoss Athletics with the Wenger Corporation. “As we look to grow our brand and increase our visibility in the West, we are very pleased to begin a relationship with the conference and look forward to supporting the efforts of its storied programs.”

GearBoss, headquartered in Owatoona, Minnesota, is a leader in manufacturing of team locker rooms and high density storage products, which is part of the Wenger Corporation’s full line specialty equipment for music, theater and athletic programs.

Founded in 2001 and based in Portland, Ore., the Great Northwest Athletic Conference is comprised of 11 full-member schools in five Western states and one Canadian province. Over its 15 years, the GNAC has experienced an unparalleled level of success with over 90 teams advancing to NCAA Division II national competition. In 2015-16, four GNAC teams reached the national semifinals with one, the women’s basketball program at Alaska Anchorage, advancing to the national championship game.

Full members of the GNAC include the University of Alaska Anchorage, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Central Washington University (Ellensburg), Concordia University (Ore.), Montana State University Billings, Northwest Nazarene University (Nampa, Idaho), Saint Martin’s University (Lacey, Wash.), Seattle Pacific University, Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, B.C.), Western Oregon University (Monmouth) and Western Washington University (Bellingham). Affiliate members in football include Azusa Pacific University (Calif.), and Humboldt State University (Arcata, Calif.).