Notable Teams: All Americans, Philly Americans.
The Golden Age of paintball wouldn’t quite be the same without one of the sports greatest entrepreneurs, Adam Gardner. But, before he grew brands like Smart Parts, GOG, and DLX to some of the biggest companies paintball had ever seen, he was the fiery and indomitable leader of the All Americans in the 1990’s. One of the big three teams of the 90’s, Adam was the unquestioned leader on the field and his wild aggression, fearless demeanor, and competitive fire were the reason the All Americans became one of the winningest teams of the era. Gardner would go on to build and grow Smart Parts, a company that became the largest domestic manufacturer of paintball products in the country, and helped create some of the best selling products of all time such as the Ion, Freak Barrel System, Shocker, and Luxe. Even today, nearly 30 years after his first pro win, he continues to make a big impact on the 10 man field, making those same trademark wild and aggressive moves he was always known for. His dedication to the sport on both the professional and commercial side was a big reason the game of paintball reached the top of the extreme sports world in the 2000’s Golden Era, and his continued dedication to the pro game today has helped build and grow many top players under his company’s umbrella and the competitive scene as a whole.