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FIRST TEAM SPORTS, INC. CONTINUES WORLDWIDE EXPANSION WITH THE OPENING OF THE ULTRA-WHEELS EUROPEAN SALES OFFICE

 MINNEAPOLIS, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- First Team Sports, Inc., (NASDAQ-NMS: FTSP) manufacturers of Ultra-Wheels(TM) in-line skates and accessories, has opened an Ultra-Wheels European Sales Office in Graz, Austria to meet the needs of its distributors and retail accounts in the growing European market.
 Lukas Piffl has been appointed managing director of the Ultra-Wheels European Sales Office. Piffl will be responsible for expanding and managing Ultra-Wheels sales and promotion activities in Europe. Prior to his new position with Ultra-Wheels, Piffl was employed for seven years with Atomic For Sports of Austria, one of the world's largest manufacturers of ski and sports equipment. While employed by Atomic, Piffl held a variety of management positions including project manager of "Koflach for Ultra-Wheels" in-line skates and export manager of Atomic Ski Products in North America and Italy.
 Piffl, who was born and raised in Graz, received a degree in Export and International Management from the University of Graz. He is fluent in German, English and Italian languages.
 First Team Sports, Inc. manufactures and distributes high quality in-line roller skates and accessories under the trademarks Ultra-Wheels and Skate Attack(TM). The company's products are manufactured and assembled to its specifications in the United States and foreign countries. Ultra-Wheels skates are endorsed by company spokespersons Wayne Gretzky, Janet Jones Gretzky, Katarina Witt, Brett Hull, Kurt Browning, and Team USA Hockey. First Team Sports is traded on the NASDAQ National market under the symbol "FTSP."
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 /CONTACT: Susan Niles, Director of Marketing for First Team Sports, 612-780-4454/
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