BRYAN FRANK, President
Bryan has been a member of the DC Triathlon Club since 2008. He was dragged to the NTP informational meeting by a friend who did not want to go by herself, whereupon he decided that it would be a fun challenge to do a triathlon. Completing his first Olympic distance triathlon on his mountain bike, he has been hooked on the sport ever since though it has taken a toll on his bank account. He has enjoyed the friendships and happy hours in the club so much that he decided to give back to the club and became an NTP Co-Leader in 2010. He became the Program Lead for NTP in 2011 and 2012 and ran the program with a proverbial Ironman fist. After running NTP for 2 years, Bryan upgraded to the DC Triathlon Club Board of Directors where he took on the position of Director of Programs overseeing not just NTP but all of the other programs offered by the club including the Olympic Speed Program, Half Ironman Program, Ironman Program, Off-Season Spin Program, Masters Swim Program, and the DCTri/Snapple Elite team. In 2015, Bryan decided to put his MBA skills to use and moved to a club officer roll as Treasurer monitoring the club’s finances and acquiring the nickname B$ (“B-Money”), and now serves as President.
With regard to racing, Bryan competes on the DCTri/Snapple Elite team, so he is supposedly one of the fast people in the club. He has finished 5 Ironman triathlons including the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. He has won one triathlon and come in second overall in another and racked up some age group wins and a few other accolades during his racing career.
ROB READ, Vice President
Rob joined the DC Triathlon Club back in 2014 when he enrolled in the New Triathlete Program. Back in those days, even the thought of a Sprint Triathlon was scary. Through the program and training with fellow NTPers, Rob completed his first Olympic distance race that summer. Since then he has completed both the Olympic Speed Programs and Half Ironman Programs. Rob has been an active member of the club since he joined and in his capacity as a col-ead for the DCTC Cap Hill Group, has organized a number of events over the years. The social aspects of the Club have allowed for building strong friendships. Rob previously served the board as Director of Events and the Director of Membership Development.
LIZ GLOMB, Secretary
Liz joined the club in 2013 as she was trying to learn as much as possible about triathlon and figured joining a local club would be the best place to start. She completed her first triathlon in 2014 and joined the board shortly thereafter.
Liz started out as a runner in 2009 when she moved back to the DC area after living in Connecticut for 8 years coaching collegiate rowing. Since 2009 Liz has competed in 2 marathons and 14 half marathons. In her short triathlon career so far, she has completed numerous races including Colonial Beach Sprint, Giant Acorn Olympic, and Challenge Williamsburg Olympic.
When not working, training, or doing stuff for the DC Tri Club, Liz can be found trying to finish her master’s degree. What is this “free time” that everyone talks about?
PATRICK PANNETT, Treasurer
A latecomer to triathlon and running, Patrick did his first half-marathon in 2010 and joined DC Tri that year when he did his first triathlon – the SavageMan half-iron distance race at Deep Creek Lake. From there he followed his taste for long-distance racing and went on to ChesapeakeMan (in 2011, training via the inaugural DC Tri IM program) and Ironman Maryland, Ironman St. George, and Ironman Lake Placid. He’s completed the Boston marathon and enjoys trying new things – like the Gettysburg to D.C. relay and Garrett County Gran Fondo Diabolical Double.
After several years of recovery, he’ll be back to racing in 2019 and making sure that club members have an ever-improving selection of gear. Patrick subscribes to the N+1 philosophy – that there’s always room for one more bike.
CINDY HUTCHINGS, Director of Programs
Cindy completed her first triathlon – Bud Light Baltimore – in 1986 as something fun to do. Life got busy and she didn’t return to the sport until 2004 after having two kids. Cindy joined the DC Tri Club in 2010 in order to take advantage of the partner discounts and found a community of like-minded friends as a bonus. She has been a co-leader with the Half and Full Ironman Programs for the past 6 years and a mentor for the New Triathlete Program for 5+ years. Cindy is a regular on the Saturday morning rides and the NoVa track workouts. Now that the kids have left the nest, she is excited to give back more to the Club as Director of Programs.
As for racing, Cindy has been part of the Elite team for 5 years. She has been a member of Team USA for 8 years. This year she did her first draft-legal sprint race but prefers the Olympic distance. Cindy usually does one 70.3 each season except this year when she also raced the 70.3 World Championships in Nice.
ETHAN LISH, Director of Partnerships
Ethan joined the DC Triathlon Club back in 2008 when he enrolled in the New Triathlete Program. With the help of the NTP program, Ethan completed his first triathlon race that summer. Since then he has completed in a number of triathlon races. Ethan has been an active member of the club on and off since he joined. Ethan is excited to join the board as Director of Events and looks forward to organizing some great events.
KYLE SIMPSON, Director of Community Development and Outreach
DAVID JIANG, Director of Communications and Marketing
David has been a member of the club since 2014 when he joined the New Triathlete Program and was hooked. Back then, a sprint was scary and he was glad to survive his first race at Blackbear Triathlon. He was never a swimmer and credits a lot of the success to the Masters Swim program. He enjoys riding hills and can often be found roaming the hills of Rock Creek. When he’s not swimming, biking, or running, you can often find him on the courts playing tennis. Of the many social leagues and running groups that he’s tried, this has been the most fun and welcoming community and he hopes to give back to the club as the Director of Communications and Marketing.
CYNTHIA STEELE, Administrative Assistant
Cynthia grew up in the DC area and was always active playing sports, but only discovered a love of running in her 30s whens she trained for a 5K, then a 15K, then a marathon. After that, she set a goal to do a triathlon, but started a different journey – having kids. Putting a triathlon on her bucket list, she finally did her first in 2013 when she turned 40 – Iron Girl Rocky Gap – and was immediately hooked! She joined the DC Tri Club the next year to become a part of the community, learn more about the sport, and meet people. Throughout her triathlon journey, Cynthia has lost 50 pounds and completed IRONMAN Lake Placid, 8 half iron distance races, many shorter races, and met an amazing community of triathletes in the process. As a co-leader of the Women’s Group, Cynthia loves to connect with other women interested in triathlon and support them in reaching their goals, especially working moms who are trying to fit in training with their busy lives.
Cynthia is happy to serve the club as the Administrative Assistant supporting the operations of the club and the board of directors, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.