2019 Member Spotlight – Pat Dougherty

2019 Member Spotlight – Pat Dougherty

Pat Dougherty 1) Quirky tid-bit no one knows?  A. I can fall asleep instantly anywhere, it’s been known to happen mid-conversation. B. I am a surprisingly good dancer, which I attribute to the good old days when I raved. C. I accidentally dyed my hair magenta in high school. 2) What do you thi...

2019 Member Spotlight- Katie Tobin

2019 Member Spotlight- Katie Tobin

Katie Tobin 1) Quirky tid-bit no one knows?  I’m a connoisseur of celebrity autobiographies (Neil Patrick Harris and Trevor Noah are two favorites) 2) What do you think about when you’re swimming so many yards? Depending on the set, I cycle through a 50 each of thinking about my catch, ...

Meet the Referee

Meet the Referee

Jim Littlefield, USAT Regional Officials Coordinator (ROC) for the Mid Atlantic Central Region. The MAC region includes Maryland, DC and Virginia. How long have you been a member of DC Tri? Since 2010. How long have you been a USAT race official? Since 2012. The first race I worked was the Columbi...

Katie Tobin

Katie Tobin

Katie came to triathlon piecemeal and through peer pressure. She swam and played water polo competitively during college, then started biking to procrastinate grad school homework. Thanks to a glass or several of wine, her friend convinced her it would be a good idea to sign up for the Baltimore h...

Leslie Knibb

Leslie Knibb

I’ve been enjoying triathlons on and off for the last 27 years, having been recruited by an old boyfriend to try Mrs. T’s Pierogies’ Chicago Triathlon in 1992. Working full-time limited my training and racing to sprints and Olympic-distance tris, but adhering to the adage, “when you can’...

Sophia Kaounas

Sophia Kaounas

Sophia first tried her hand at Triathlon in 2016 by committing to SavageMan’s Sprint in Deep Creek Lake, MD.  After managing to qualify for USAT’s Age Group Nationals with her first go-around in the sport, she was hooked.  In 2017 Sophia competed in just two races due to injury, but made 201...

Connor Williams

Connor Williams

Connor got his start in triathlon in 2014 after joining his college triathlon club as a way to meet people. As a high school swimmer and runner, triathlon was something he always wanted to try, and this was the perfect way to get started. Within a year from starting, Connor was competitive within ...

Jason Davidson

Jason Davidson

Jason Davidson I spent my teenage years as a competitive track and road cyclist, culminating in a qualification for the 1992 U.S. Olympic Cycling Trials. After a long hiatus from endurance sport while earning a Ph.D. and starting an academic career, I ran my first marathon and competed in my first...

Member Spotlight – Bryan Frank

Member Spotlight – Bryan Frank

If you were an animal what would you be? So if I was an animal, I think I would be in Gryffindor. I think that’s where the Sorting Hat would put me. That seems like the cool place to be. They have a really cool crest and good color coordination and a famous sword. Wait…. That’s....