GearJunkie Founder receives '40 Under 40' Award

GearJunkie Founder receives ’40 Under 40′ Award

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Each year SGB (Sporting Goods Business) Magazine’s “40 Under 40” award gives a nod to 40 professionals who are said to be “the best and the brightest of the next generation of leaders” in the outdoor and sporting goods industry. This year, the publication honored GearJunkie editor Stephen Regenold, who founded GearJunkie in 2002.

The full “40 Under 40” list is online now as well as in print within SGB Magazine’s July issue. Next week, on August 3, Regenold and the 39 other “honorees” will be awarded at an event in Salt Lake City.

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According to the SGB profile, Stephen Regenold is the founder and editor-in-chief of, a top publication for outdoor news and gear reviews. Regenold, a journalist and former writer for the New York Times, founded “The Gear Junkie” in 2002 as a nationally syndicated newspaper column. The website,, launched in 2006, and today it sees hundreds of thousands of pageviews each month. Regenold resides in Minneapolis with his wife and three children.

Regenold, age 34, said he is psyched to be included. “It’s been a great ride so far!” he said. “Here’s to the next 10 years of GearJunkie!”

—See the entire SGB “40 Under 40” list online here.

2012 SGB Magazine’s ’40 Under 40’ honorees

Stephen Regenold
Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.