With no endurance sport experience, I fell in love with triathlon in 2010. One year later I had pleasure to meet Jon who has helped me realize many unexpected accomplishments in both triathlon and duathlon. I feel so blessed to have met so many friends as part of Tribal Multisport that continuously impress and inspire me.
I am a 24 year Army retired veteran who started cycling as a way to exercise without stressing my tired legs and back from a career of parachuting in the Army. With a one day swim lesson I entered my first triathlon in 2008 and have slowly gotten better as I aged. In 2016 I decided to get a coach and put myself in a position to qualify for the Ironman world championships in both 140.6 and 70.3 distance. I was able to qualify for the 70.3 championships but came up 6 minutes short for 140.6 in Kona. In 2017 I plan to work harder for that Kona slot and experience what it is like to earn my way into the world championships.
Events AG-Gender-Overall-Final Time
Ironman Louisville October 9th, 2016 — 5 232 262 10:53:26
FD3 Triathlon Series II August 20th, 2016 — 1 5 6 56:21
Top Gun Triathlon July 23rd, 2016 — 2 36 40 59:38
Dunedin Triathlon June 12th, 2016 –1 12 12 58:38
Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga May 22nd, 2016 — 1 174 208 4:56:06
St. Anthony’s Triathlon April 24th, 2016 — 7 168 196 2:23:53
Escape from Fort De Soto Tri April 16th, 2016 — 3 24 39 1:08:57
In 2015 I made a New Year’s resolution to race a triathlon as a way to force myself to learn how to swim. Through triathlon training I met many inspiring friends and immediately after my first sprint race I fell in love with the sport and couldn’t wait for the next race. In 2016 I joined Tribal Multisport to help me prepare for my first 70.3 distance race. During this year the focus and expertise of the coaches led me to numerous overall podiums, a PR in every running road race and making the 2016 USA Triathlon All American list. For 2017 my schedule includes several 70.3 Ironman events, Olympic races and as many sprint triathlons as I can fit with the primary goal being a 70.3 Ironman Worlds slot. I consider myself lucky to be training with so many inspiring and talented athletes from Tribal.