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Judy Leand

Judy Leand

Judy Leand is an internationally published writer, editor, manager and consultant with 25 years of experience in the outdoor and sporting goods industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Tulane University and a master’s degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. When not slaving over a laptop in her Brooklyn, New York, office, she ardently pursues outdoor sports, tennis, photography and travel.


Article | September 4, 2021
Gymnastics Bounces Back   

By: Judy Leand

Gymnastics, a staple of the Summer Olympics, has long been one of the biggest recipients of the boost provided by television coverage of the event....more >>


Article | September 4, 2021
Fluid Dynamics   

By: Judy Leand

Waterfronts across the U.S. are seeing plenty of action ranging from kayaking, rowing and dragon boat racing to waterskiing, triathlon, pro...more >>


Article | June 25, 2021
The Right Hook   

By: Judy Leand

Whether contested in a boxing ring, on a wrestling mat or in a martial arts studio – or even in the octagon of MMA or the Olympics – combat...more >>


Article | May 12, 2021
Hot Rods   

By: Judy Leand

Fishing exploded in popularity in 2020 and continues to grow. With tournaments in trophy species from marlin to catfish to bass, and panfish like...more >>


Article | February 26, 2021
Back on Course   

By: Judy Leand

While many sports were put on hold this past year, golf was one of the few that recorded a surge in participation and retail sales. It also...more >>


Article | January 20, 2021
Game On   

By: Judy Leand

It is a great time to get into competitive video gaming. Global esports revenues (not counting broadcasting platform revenues) surpassed $1 billion...more >>


Article | November 2, 2020
Horseplay: Multiple Disciplines Boost Equestrian Events’ Popularity   

By: Judy Leand

For more than a century, American equestrian athletes have represented the U.S. in international competition, claiming medals in the Olympics, Pan...more >>


Article | November 2, 2020
Bucking Convention: Rodeo Has New Grounds for Growth   

By: Judy Leand

With an American fan base exceeding 43 million people, ever-increasing media coverage (and prize purses), as well as a new focus on attracting...more >>


Article | September 1, 2020
Perfect Landings for Gymnastics Events   

By: Judy Leand

Highly competitive and entertaining, and with a unique blend of athleticism, strength and grace, gymnastics draws legions of participants and fans....more >>


Article | July 1, 2020
Ready to Rumble   

By: Judy Leand

From wrestling and boxing to martial arts, combat sports are becoming increasingly popular across the U.S. A bright spot is the niche sport of...more >>


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