October 1, 2019 at 10:38 am #28061
It is that time of the year. Triathlon race season is winding down and we start to look back over the course of the year. At our races. At the friends we made. At the fun that we have had. Every year at the club’s Annual Meeting & Kona Viewing Party, we give out some fun awards to our members nominated and voted on by their teammates! Put on your thinking cap and reflect back over the year to gather your nominees!
We are now accepting nominations for the following awards for the 2019 year:
- Brady Nelson Memorial* Spirit of DC Tri (cheers everyone on, wears DC Tri, etc.; essentially the DC Tri Club mascot)
- Club Member of the Year (someone who represents the Club as a whole)
- Most Improved (male AND female)
- Rookie of the Year (male AND female) (their first year doing triathlon)
- Veteran Athlete of the Year (male AND female) (not their first year doing triathlon)
If you would like to nominate someone for one of these categories, please do so below. This is an open nomination process, so yes, it is public. Nominees must be current Club members. The nominees will be included on the ballot with the Board of Directors elections and the winners will be announced at the Annual Meeting & Kona Viewing Party on a date to be announced. Please submit all nominations by 11:59 pm on Friday November 1st.
We ask that you, please nominate people for discrete categories. And yes, people can be nominated for multiple categories (though nominating someone for both rookie and veteran might be a bit questionable).
Happy Club Award Nomination Games, and may the odds be ever in your favor.
President | DC Triathlon Club
*If you would like to learn more about Brady Nelson and why we are honoring him with a memorial award, please visit this Facebook link and read the comments: Brady Nelson Memorium»October 1, 2019 at 11:39 am #28068SeanMParticipant
My nominations are as follows:
Brady Nelson – Joyce Jones
Member of the Year – Heather Prochnow
Most Improved – Jorge Alvarez and Angela Norcross
Rookie – Lauren Kett
Veteran – Kyle Washburn and Kelly LeftlerOctober 1, 2019 at 11:55 am #28069Sam CretcherParticipant
Member of the year: Bryan do-it-all Frank
Rookie of the year: Jules Bilowich (female)
Veteran of the year: David Jiang, Cindy HutchingsOctober 1, 2019 at 5:21 pm #28102Juliana BilowichParticipant
Rookie: Chelsey Berlin
Veteran: Kyoko Kawai and Michael SchippOctober 1, 2019 at 11:33 pm #28104Nick WaldrupMember
Brady Nelson: Kyoko Kawai
Rookie (F): Jules Bilowich
Veteran: Cindy HutchingsOctober 2, 2019 at 8:16 am #28107hoyamargParticipant
October 2, 2019 at 11:43 am #28111Michael ShippParticipant
- Brady Nelson: James Chu
- Club Member of the Year: Michael Shipp
- Most Improved: Jorge Alvarez and Kate Ahrens
- Veteran Athlete of the Year: Courtney Benedict and Hugh Harris
Member of the year: Kelly Leftler
Rookie of the year: Jules Bilowich (Female), Brian Lee (Male)
Most Improved: Daniela Ochoa Diaz (Female), Sam Cretcher (Male)
Veteran of the year: Daniela Ochoa Diaz (Female), Billy Mathis (James Chu)October 10, 2019 at 6:28 pm #28196Juene RaderParticipant
Brady- David JiangOctober 15, 2019 at 11:35 am #28252
So many awesome nominations coming in! Keep them coming! There are still 2 more weeks of the nomination period to go!October 15, 2019 at 10:51 pm #28255JHJ20012Participant
Veteran male: Jeff Halper
Veteran female: Carol BraunOctober 21, 2019 at 4:51 pm #28295HutchingsMember
Brady Nelson – Kelly Lefler, always with a smile, cheer and cowbell
Member – Bryan Frank, does all the jobs when no one else volunteers
Rookie – Jules Bilowich, wins a clock first race
Veteran – John Chambers, just shows up and goes at any distance
Veteran – Courtney Benedict, KONA!!! After 10 years of tryingOctober 25, 2019 at 1:37 am #28331HolliMarieParticipant
Brady Nelson – Kelly Lefler – always supportive, and something positive to say when she’s cheering. As an athlete she’s putting in the work and helping others put in the work everyday.
Member – Courtney Benedict – it was such a gift to share the course in Kona with this woman. And to share our energy with each other as we saw one another on the Queen K. She’s been a long time member of the club, an outstanding athlete, and an even more amazing person.
Most Improved – Angela Norcross: There’s no ego with Angela, just quiet confidence and realistic goals. She puts in the work and come race day executes as planned. It’s so fun watching her grow and improve as an athlete.
Most Improved – Sam Cretcher – I met Sam when he was just starting with his coach. He’s grown leaps and bounds since then and it’s so fun seeing him improve (on Strava from 1/2 way around the world).
Veteran – Matt Sarge – He never ceases to amaze me.
Veteran – Heather Prochnow – she’e everything you’d want in a teammate, friend, athlete, etc. She stopped her own race at IM Ireland to save my race (and my blown sidewall). “What you are speaks so loudly, that what you say need not be heard.”October 29, 2019 at 8:34 pm #28372moseredParticipant
Adding several to the hallowed names above:
Spirit: Abri Nelson, NOVA’s ambassadoress
Member of Year: Mark Raugust, long-time NTP chief wrapped up long-time Wilson track workouts
As an aside, among the year’s notable events were the Elite Team’s fine sports socials, Ron Benedict’s winter spins, Kate Ayoub, David Jiang, Adriana Anderson, & Tuan Nguyen’s PeasantMan Tri, & Alisson Nordberg’s Gtown bric-nic.
The best area endurance performers in the three tri legs included:
Running, Mike Wardian, 10 sub-3 marathons in 10 days, the last at Hains Pt accompanied by some clubbers
Biking, Bryan Frank, David Jiang biking to SavageMan weekend.
Swimming, club partner Denis Crean swimming from Chain Bridge to Mt. Vernon
And a Goat (not G.O.A.T.): The city’s Park Dept., for missing its two-year deadine to reconstruct the Hains Pt. poolOctober 31, 2019 at 6:41 am #28397gat_pfcParticipant
November 1, 2019 at 10:03 am #28407
- <b>Brady Nelson Memorial* Spirit of DC Tri</b> (cheers everyone on, wears DC Tri, etc.; essentially the DC Tri Club mascot) Ed Moser Biggest onLine advocate of club activities always shows up wearing the same DCTC kit
- <b>Club Member of the Year</b> (someone who represents the Club as a whole) David Jiang at EVERY DCTCevent I go to with an welcoming smile
- <b>Rookie of the Year</b> (male AND female) (their first year doing triathlon) Brian Lee
- <b>Veteran Athlete of the Year</b> (male AND female) (not their first year) Amanda Mellilo
Last Day for nominations! Give a shout out to your friends and nominate them by the end of the day!!