I also nominate for Rob Read for DC Tri Spirit Award. He volunteers at many events and organizes many activities for the Cap Hill group.
Most improved female: Joanne Gribbler. Cycling and hills were not her strength but she greatly improved her cycling throughout the year to complete her first Ironman at Lake Placid.
Rookie female: Claire Zeng started coming to Masters Swim in the beginning of the year to prepare for her first triathlon which was a half! She survived and her swimming considerably improved that she graduated from the slow lane.