USOPC Contacts

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee oversees the surfing high-performance program in the U.S., providing elite surfers with support (including competitive, financial, medical, planning, training and wellness) in the lead-up to delegation events such as the Olympic and Pan American Games. The USOPC's oversight also applies to qualifying events for said delegation events. The below group aids in managing the sport of surfing and can be reached by athletes, coaches and agents via email about the topics listed next to their name; all other parties should contact Brandon Penny.

Meredith Miller - USOPC Manager, Sport Performance (general inquiries, training camps, planning for 2023 Pan American Games and 2024 Olympic Games)

John Ruger - USOPC Surfing Contractor (selection procedures, participant requirements, athlete safety, athlete support criteria, Athletes' Advisory Council, USADA/WADA)

Ron Brant - USOPC Director of High Performance (resources for training and competition plans, performance science staff support, best practices)

Brandon Penny - Surfing Press Officer (media requests)

Athlete Ombuds

The Office of the Athlete Ombuds offers independent, confidential advice to elite athletes regarding their rights and responsibilities in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and assists athletes with a broad range of questions, disputes, complaints and concerns. Contact the office anytime using the information below.

Phone: +1 (719) 866-5000

Neither the USOPC nor any USOPC athlete, participant, employee, contractor, coach, referee/official, agent or volunteer may threaten or take action against an athlete for disclosing information to or asking for assistance from the Office of the Athlete Ombuds. The policy of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds can be found at