Japanese freestyle motocross rider, Takayuki “Taka” Higashino, has joined athlete management and marketing firm, Ookii Co LLC. Professional snowboarder and fellow countrymen Kazuhiro “Kazu” Kokubo is also on the team.
“We had no intention of adding another athlete to the team for a while, if ever. It wasn’t until spending some time and getting to know Taka that we all agreed that it was a perfect fit for Ookii Co and more importantly, would be a lot of fun working and growing together,” says Carl Harris, Ookii’s President. “Taka has a great group of sponsors including Metal Mulisha, Rockstar Energy, Von Zipper, and Osiris among others, which we look forward to working with to help Taka reach his goals,” adds Harris.
“I’m so excited work with Ookii Co and join other great Japanese athlete, snowboarder Kazu Kokubo. I am happy to work together and not think about hard business anymore and just ride and push to next level. This is family, team and friends.” adds Higashino.
Higashino finished third at the Summer X Games and first at the Red Bull XRAY contest in Australia. He also had a win at the Dew Tour’s Salt Lake City stop.