The Bottom Line

Purveying “Awesome”


The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: October 17, 2017) – Case Lawrence tapped into pent-up adrenaline, but didn’t fully realize it. When he built SkyPark, his first extreme recreation park near Fresno, CA. in 2011, “everyone thought I was crazy” he says. But now, “this whole ninja warrior movement is so much bigger than people understand,” he says. Since launching CircusTrix in 2011, Lawrence’s company – based in Provo, Utah – now manages over 80 extreme recreation parks across the U.S., including some in Asia and Europe. The parks allow guests to play dodge ball on trampolines, swing like Tarzan from rope to rope, or make acrobatic dives into pits of foam blocks. In short, everyone can live out his or her own American Ninja Warrior fantasy.  What’s more, earlier this year the company closed a round of private equity funding with Palladium Equity Partners, and was valued at more than $200 million.  Host Doug Wells spoke with Lawrence about how the company was started, how he landed a sponsorship with famed American Ninja Warrior star Kevin Bull, and what it’s like to be a “Purveyor of Awesome!”

The Bottom Line
The Bottom Line was a business show that ran on KCPW from 2014 to 2017. Hosted by financial advisor Doug Wells, the show focused on the human story behind building and running a successful company in Utah, including the personal journey of founders and leaders, the hard work, the tough decisions, the temporary setbacks and
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