Ten is a big number and for Compete, this issue is our tenth swimsuit issue. It all started in 2007 when local athletes showed up to our photo shoot in Dallas. The athletes from our first swimsuit issue represented an array of sports, including rugby, softball, mixed martial arts and more.

This year we called on our friends in Washington, D.C. to help us celebrate this important milestone. Team DC accepted the challenge and put together an amazing roster of athletes to take part in this year’s shoot. Just like in Dallas, several sports were represented.

We love to feature athletes from as many sports as possible because we are big sports lovers ourselves. This year’s shoot included athletes from darts, running, flag football, rowing, bocce, dodgeball, skiing and rugby.

It wasn’t just the athletes—Ryan, Grace, Rodney, Tyler, Porter and Rachid (not to mention our swimsuit issue MVP, Kathy) – who make our swimsuit issue so popular. This year sportswriter and athlete Kevin Majoros coordinated the photo shoot on behalf of Compete and Team DC, and our good friend Robert Mercer served as our photographer.

Suits for the swimsuit spread and this month’s swimsuit MVP were provided by Mensuas, Andrew Christian, OP, O’Neill, Beach Diva and Lucky Brand. The swimsuit issue is sponsored by MyOatmeal.com.

Which athlete do you love? Which suit is your favorite? Which represented sport do you play? Be sure to tell us so that we can continue to bring you more of what you really like in future swimsuit issues. So please pop open the champagne (or Gatorade) and celebrate Compete’s tenth annual swimsuit issue with us!

Sport On,

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Eric Carlyle




Photo by: Photo by Robert W. Mercer Jr. of Ripped Genes, LLC 


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