SISU Mouthguard Partners With Penn State Men's Rugby 7s Team for 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship

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SISU Mouthguard today announced that it will be the official mouthguard of Penn State University’s men’s Rugby 7s squad, in time for the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelphia June 3rd and 4th.

“We’re excited about partnering with Penn State’s men’s rugby team and our opportunity to have a showcase at this year’s Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. It’s the premier platform for us to interact with rugby players, coaches, fans and alumni, and introduce the SISU Mouthguard to a larger audience,” said Sassa Akervall, Chief Executive Officer and majority owner of Akervall Technologies, the makers of the SISU Mouthguard. “Rugby is one of the sports that really lends itself to the SISU Mouthguard — it’s unobstructive in the mouth, allowing a player to talk, breathe, drink without letting anyone know that the SISU Mouthguard is in their mouth.  Rugby is such a high-intensity sport where you need to breathe clearly and hydrate often, and the SISU Mouthguard has proven extremely effective for rugby players at all levels of the game. “

"We're excited about partnering with Penn State's men's rugby team and our opportunity to have a showcase at this year's Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. It's the premier platform for us to interact with rugby players, coaches, fans and alumni and introduce the SISU Mouthguard to a larger audience. Rugby is one of the sports that really lends itself to the SISU Mouthguard — it's unobstructive in the mouth, allowing a player to talk, breathe, drink without letting anyone know that the SISU Mouthguard is in their mouth."

Sassa Akervall, CEO of Akervall Technologies

SISU Mouthguards are 1.6 mm-thin protective dental shields, made from a non-compressible, perforated, remoldable thermal polymer. Powered by Diffusix™ technology, SISU Mouthguards deflect impact forces and absorb shock. Scientifically engineered perforations create a custom fit and allow for a natural flow of air and saliva, to help improve communication on the field and increase athletic endurance, due to better breathability.

Penn State is part of the 24-team field of the nation’s top men’s collegiate Rugby 7s squads competing for the national championship title and the Pete Dawkins Trophy at the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th at Talen Energy Stadium in suburban Philadelphia. At the top of that field is four-time defending champion University of California, returning to the pitch on which they have won the Pete Dawkins Trophy in an unprecedented show of dominance. Men’s collegiate rugby 7s squads from American International, Arizona, Arkansas State, Army, Boston College, Clemson, Dartmouth, Delaware, Indiana University, Kutztown, Life University, Lindenwood, Navy, Notre Dame, Saint Joseph’s, South Carolina, St. Mary’s College (Moraga, California), Temple, Tennessee, UCLA, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin have all earned a spot in the 2017 championship field. 

About the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship:

Held annually the first weekend in June, the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is the largest gathering of men’s and women’s collegiate, and boys and girls high school, Rugby Sevens teams in the world. Since 2011, the World’s Largest Rugby Festival has been held in Philadelphia at Talen Energy Stadium, and each year attracts over 30,000 fans watching and enjoying the Olympic sport of Rugby Sevens. Televised annually on NBC Sports, the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship serves as a traditional season-ending celebration for collegiate rugby competition in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.usasevenscrc.com.

About SISU Mouth Guards:
Headquartered in Saline, MI, Akervall Technologies, Inc (ATI), the makers of SISU Mouth Guards, is recognized as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies in the United States. ATI is committed to innovation and setting new quality standards in dental protection through disruptive, cutting-edge technology. The company was awarded Michigan's Top 50 companies to Watch in Spring of 2014 and also won the Advanced Material track at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition two years in a row. For more information, visit: www.sisuguard.com

Media Contacts:

For Penn Mutual CRC:  Jim DeLorenzo, jim@jhdenterprises.com, 215-266-5943

Source: Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship

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