Outdoor Retailer announced the winners of its Inspiration Awards at a lively ceremony and party Tuesday night in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The host of the event, Timmy O’Neill, a rock climber, outdoor advocate, and past recipient, kept the packed room laughing during the ceremony, while passionate speeches by the award winners reminded everyone of the importance of giving back.
In addition, we have photos of some of the people we saw and events we attended during the three-day trade show.
Click through our slide show to see a wide range of photos of the awards, outdoor executives, the show floor, and parties. All photos by The Daily.
The Inspiration Award judges: Jenna Celmer, Doug Schnitzspahn, Greg Thomsen, Larry Harrison, host Timmy O'Neill, Kristin Hostetter, Kareemah Batts
The Retailer Roundtable: Brittany Katz of Terra Running; Libby Lapekas of Lake Powell Paddleboards; Sarah Morton of OR; Benje Williams of Outlandish; Brian Waspi of Clear Water Outdoor
Hetty Gilbertson, Lucas Smith, and Louise Cunningham of WoolAid, the bandage company that uses merino wool
Sean Smith of Outdoor Retailer
The Daily's Executive Roundtable panel: Thomas Laakso, DPS Skis; Somer Webb, Solo Brands; Steve McGrath, Camp Chef; Lesley Christoph, Lowa Boots; Jedd Rose, Topo Designs.
Gathr Outdoors President Bill Bettencourt and Klymit President Cory Tholl
ORCA is looking to differentiate in the cooler market by leaning into a Southern and Americana aesthetic
ORCA is focusing on its "made-in-America" roots to stand out in a competitive cooler market
Adaptive Adventures accepting the non-profit Inspiration Award
Mike Magiera and John Fearnley of men's activewear line Forcis, which recently launched in the wholesale channel
Forcis active apparel for men
Kelly Davis, Director of Research for Outdoor Industry Association
Buff accepting the manufacturer Inspiration Award
Cassie Abel of Wild Rye accepting the emerging leader Inspiration Award
Ryan Johnson of Outdoor Retailer and Chad Mihalick of Malakye
Ned Post of Gateway Trade Funding, Christopher DeRosa of CIT, and Julia Day and Matt Tucker of Circana
The Outdoor Retailer Block Party on Monday night
The VIP reception for badge holders at the OR Block Party
Flexfit had a secret door behind its vending machine where retailers could find out more about the company's products
The team from Alpinistas, which won the retailer Inspiration Award - Photo by Keith Fearnow
Timmy O'Neill hosted the Inspiration Awards ceremony - Photo by Keith Fearnow
Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Awards Winners
The winners of this year’s Inspiration Awards are:
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