2020 Member Spotlight – Emily-Anne Patt

2020 Member Spotlight – Emily-Anne Patt

What was your first triathlon? Nations Tri in 2012(?). That one time the swim wasn’t cancelled. What is the biggest mistake you’ve made in a triathlon? I definitely got a 5 minute drafting penalty at IM70.3 Viriginia going uphill in the rain passing someone who was doing the sprint-crawl-s...

2020 Member Spotlight – Brian O’Donnell

2020 Member Spotlight – Brian O’Donnell

How did you get involved in triathlons? I had been a competitive swimmer since I was eight years old but I took a break from the sport after I graduated from college in 2012. It was a much needed break since I had not taken more than a week or two off from the sport....

2020 Member Spotlight – Ali Davis and Joseph Cafferata

2020 Member Spotlight – Ali Davis and Joseph Cafferata

How did you get involved in triathlons? Joe: I used to work with Dena Richardson, who was a member of the club, and biked on her Fall Colors Ride from Pittsburgh to DC in 2012. There were several members of the club on the trip and they seemed fun. I was running and biking already,....

2020 Member Spotlight – Sheldon Roberts

2020 Member Spotlight – Sheldon Roberts

How did you get involved in triathlons? Honestly, I had never even heard of Triathlon until a few years ago. Funnily enough, I met a girl who was into endurance sports including triathlon. I thought I’d be able to win her over by getting into triathlon so I gave it a shot and ended up....

Liz Baugher on The Weather

Liz Baugher on The Weather

Can you tell us what you do for work? I am a degree’d Meteorologist and have worked most of my time in research on ice clouds. Now I work for the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in the Education department. I create content in weather, ocean and climate for teachers to be able to teach...

2020 Member Spotlight – Kevin Bickard

2020 Member Spotlight – Kevin Bickard

How did you get involved in triathlons? I grew up running and swimming on school teams but I didn’t have a road bike or start seriously riding until 2017 when I rode across the country with Bike & Build, an affordable housing non-profit. After that, I figured I had the basic skills to do...

2020 Member Spotlight – Joseph Fengler

2020 Member Spotlight – Joseph Fengler

How did you get involved in triathlons? In the fall of 2017, I read a book, Fast Track Triathlete – Balancing a Big Life with Big Performance in Long-Course Triathlon, by Matt Dixon. I am an 80’s kid, and I remember seeing Julie Moss’ crawling finish on ABC’s Wide World of Sport as wel...

2020 Member Spotlight – Alyssa Morrison

2020 Member Spotlight – Alyssa Morrison

How did you get into coaching? After a first career rehabbing oft-injured athletes as an occupational therapist, I made the transition into coaching to better help athletes minimize injury and have a fuller race career. And how did you get involved with DC Tri? After a series of running injuries m...

2020 Member Spotlight – Courtney Waltimyer

2020 Member Spotlight – Courtney Waltimyer

How did you get involved in triathlons? After training for my first (and supposed to be only) marathon, I passed Nations Tri on Ohio Drive, while athletes checked in their bikes and swore I would never do one. Fast forward a few months and a friend convinced me that biking and swimming were great ...