First Team Sports, Inc. Hires Steven Beyer as North American Sales Manager

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from First Team Sports, Inc.

    MINNEAPOLIS, April 30 /PRNewswire/ --
     First Team Sports, Inc. (Nasdaq:   FTSP), today announced that Steven Beyer
 has joined the company in the new position of North American Sales Manager,
 effective immediately.  Beyer will be responsible for increasing sales of both
 UltraWheels(R) and Hespeler(R) product lines to specialty accounts in the
 United States and Canada.  In addition, Beyer will supervise all of the
 Company's independent sales representatives and be responsible for
 establishing all territory performance objectives, regular communication with
 all agencies regarding accomplishment of specific goals and objectives, and
 hiring of additional representation as needed throughout North America.
     Prior to joining First Team Sports, Beyer was employed as a Manufacturers
 Representative for The Don Coffey Company, Inc., representing 11 manufacturers
 in the sale and distribution of hunting and fishing products.  Before joining
 Don Coffey, Beyer was employed by Rollerblade, Inc. for 9 years where he
 served in numerous positions including sales and customer service, field
 testing and product development for inline skate products and protective gear.
     Beyer received his Bachelor of Science Degree in mass communications and
 business from North Dakota State University.
     Tom Schultz, vice president of sales, said, "We are excited to announce
 the appointment of Steve Beyer to this new position.  We believe his knowledge
 and experience in our industry, combined with his strong reputation with
 retailers, will be instrumental in our continued efforts to elevate our core
 UltraWheels and Hespeler brands at specialty accounts throughout North
 America.  We have been very successful in our efforts to increase sales to the
 big box sporting good chains over the past several years, and the addition of
 Steve Beyer will allow us to also focus on gaining important marketshare in
 our specialty account business."
     First Team Sports manufactures and distributes inline roller skates and
 accessories and ice hockey products under the trademarks UltraWheels(R), Skate
 Attack(R), and Hespeler(R).  The company's products are manufactured and
 assembled to its specifications in foreign countries.
 
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SOURCE First Team Sports, Inc.
    MINNEAPOLIS, April 30 /PRNewswire/ --
     First Team Sports, Inc. (Nasdaq:   FTSP), today announced that Steven Beyer
 has joined the company in the new position of North American Sales Manager,
 effective immediately.  Beyer will be responsible for increasing sales of both
 UltraWheels(R) and Hespeler(R) product lines to specialty accounts in the
 United States and Canada.  In addition, Beyer will supervise all of the
 Company's independent sales representatives and be responsible for
 establishing all territory performance objectives, regular communication with
 all agencies regarding accomplishment of specific goals and objectives, and
 hiring of additional representation as needed throughout North America.
     Prior to joining First Team Sports, Beyer was employed as a Manufacturers
 Representative for The Don Coffey Company, Inc., representing 11 manufacturers
 in the sale and distribution of hunting and fishing products.  Before joining
 Don Coffey, Beyer was employed by Rollerblade, Inc. for 9 years where he
 served in numerous positions including sales and customer service, field
 testing and product development for inline skate products and protective gear.
     Beyer received his Bachelor of Science Degree in mass communications and
 business from North Dakota State University.
     Tom Schultz, vice president of sales, said, "We are excited to announce
 the appointment of Steve Beyer to this new position.  We believe his knowledge
 and experience in our industry, combined with his strong reputation with
 retailers, will be instrumental in our continued efforts to elevate our core
 UltraWheels and Hespeler brands at specialty accounts throughout North
 America.  We have been very successful in our efforts to increase sales to the
 big box sporting good chains over the past several years, and the addition of
 Steve Beyer will allow us to also focus on gaining important marketshare in
 our specialty account business."
     First Team Sports manufactures and distributes inline roller skates and
 accessories and ice hockey products under the trademarks UltraWheels(R), Skate
 Attack(R), and Hespeler(R).  The company's products are manufactured and
 assembled to its specifications in foreign countries.
 
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