JOE MUNCHAK2016et_jmunchakprofile

Date of Birth/Location: August 31, Fairfax, VA (DC area native, although I’ve also lived in CA, PA, and CO)
Years Racing: since 2004 (Penn State tri team!)
Strengths on the course: Finding the start and finish lines.
Goals for 2016: Try to put together a fast half ironman, and do a non-standard format race.
Nickname: Munchies
Family Status: 2 guinea pigs (Herbie and Precipio) and 9 month old son Ryan!
Favorite Races: Half IM – Savageman; IM – Wisconsin.
Favorite Result: Collegiate Nationals 2010 (5th overall and repeat grad division champion).
Favorite thing when not swimming, biking, or running: Sleeping
Favorite Food: Does beer count as food? New Belgium 1554 and Magic Hat #9 are my must-haves. The Ghost Face Killa from Twisted Pine is maybe not a favorite, but definitely unique. Be warned, though – some batches are more carbonated than others, and I’ve had some fermented habaneros squirt into my eyes on one occasion when opening a bottle!
Any other cool bits of info/something funny, etc: I once entered a competitive eating contest with my roommate in grad school – we attempted to eat a 14-lb pizza in 1 hour, and got a little more than 8 lbs into it before we ran out of room. Eating the toppings first was a bad idea.
Blog: http://smartguyjoe.blogspot.com/

2017 Race Schedule:

  • Cherry Blossom 10 mile
  • Rock Hall
  • Garrett County Gran Fondo
  • Rev3 Williamsburg

2016 Race Schedule:

  • SavageMan 30.0 Triathlon
  • SavageMan 20.0 Triathlon
  • Luray International Triathlon
  • Columbia Triathlon
  • Cherry Blossom 10 Miler

 

2015 Race Schedule:

  • Luray Sprint Triathlon
  • Maryland Olympic Duathlon
  • Columbia Triathlon
  • Cherry Blossom 10 Miler