Bryan Frank
March, 2018  |  BLOG:

Bryan Frank

Bryan got his start in triathlon back in 2008 when a good friend wanted to go to the informational meeting for the New Triathlete Program with the DC Triathlon Club and told him that she did not want to go alone. After his interest was piqued at the meeting, he joined the club and competed....

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Liz Baugher
June, 2018  |  BLOG:

Liz Baugher

Liz comes from a competitive background of College Soccer, Track running and swimming. After pursing a graduate degree in Meteorology, Liz missed having teammates and decided to join the Texas A&M Club triathlon team. Things escalated fast and she went from no aero bars, and no clip in pedals to...

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Cindy Hutchings
June, 2018  |  BLOG:

Cindy Hutchings

Cindy began her triathlon career in 1987 with 2 BudLight tris with a very fun group of friends.  There was no training, a borrowed hybrid bike and a visit to the medical tent. Apparently hydration is important, especially in heat.  Then life got in the way with grad school and family. As I was try...

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Heather Prochnow
June, 2018  |  BLOG:

Heather Prochnow

Heather grew up a swimmer but was introduced to triathlon in 2007.  After doing a couple of sprints, she retired and went to veterinary school where she continued doing road running races.  Swayed by peer pressure during a Ragnar race in 2013, she signed up to volunteer for IMWI 2013 and later sig...

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Holli Finneren
June, 2018  |  BLOG:

Holli Finneren

After playing D1 soccer and trying a few months of normal college life, Holli quickly realized she needed a competitive and athletic outlet.  She surprised herself with a 2nd place finish in her first race at the Georgia Southern Sprint triathlon with a borrowed bike and head up swimming.  A year ...

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Joe Munchak
June, 2018  |  BLOG:

Joe Munchak

JOE MUNCHAK Joe came to the sport of triathlon from a background of Cross Country and Track in high school and just enough swimming in elementary school to make it across the pool in something resembling freestyle. After a running injury sidelined him in his freshman year of college at Penn State, h...

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John Chambers
June, 2018  |  BLOG:

John Chambers

John is thoughtlessly attempting to qualify at both sprint and half-IM distances this year!  Can he do it???  Look out for him at area bike races this spring.. hopefully rubber side down. Thank you Xterra/Rudi and Siobhán for keeping me going! Hometown: Arcadia, New York Current Residence: Sil...

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Justin Bauer
June, 2018  |  BLOG:

Justin Bauer

  Justin completed his first triathlon in 2010 and joined the DC Triathlon Club the following year. He has participated in the club’s Olympic Distance, Half Ironman, and Ironman programs. Justin credits these programs, fellow club members, and his current coach for his success in the spor...

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Kelly Lefler
June, 2018  |  BLOG:

Kelly Lefler

Kelly tried several sports growing up before settling on swimming and cross country. She was nowhere near the front of the pack in either, but had fun and continued to do both, occasionally running and 5k or 10k with friends and family and swimming as cross training. After becoming a bike commuter, ...

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Matt Sarge
June, 2018  |  BLOG:

Matt Sarge

    Date of Birth/Location: August 18. San Jose, CA Years Racing: 5 Athletic Background: Middle-distance running, collegiate rowing Height: 5’ 9 5/8” (But my dating profile says 6’4”) Strength on the course: Run Weaknesses on the course: transitions, race photos Goals for 2019: ...

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Paige Wooden
June, 2018  |  BLOG:

Paige Wooden

Date of Birth/Location: October 2, Kailua HI Years Racing: 6 Athletic Background: Pretty close to none. I tried out for the swim team in high school and almost got cut. Also did 1 year of cross country and track but was one of the slowest on the team. Then a “casual jogger” and gym goer...

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Pat Dougherty
June, 2018  |  BLOG:

Pat Dougherty

Pat grew up playing baseball and football then began dabbling in endurance sports as a college junior. After his first (and only) stand alone marathon in 2000 went famously wrong, he swore off running altogether only to come to his senses several months (and pounds) later. He attempted his first tri...

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Jason Davidson
January, 2019  |  BLOG:

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 s...

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Connor Williams
January, 2019  |  BLOG:

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 th...

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Sophia Kaounas
January, 2019  |  BLOG:

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 2018 ...

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Leslie Knibb
January, 2019  |  BLOG:

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’t ...

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Katie Tobin
January, 2019  |  BLOG:

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 hal...

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Jess Anderson
February, 2020  |  BLOG:

Jess Anderson


Eva Kodouskova
February, 2020  |  BLOG:

Eva Kodouskova


Sam Cretcher
February, 2020  |  BLOG:

Sam Cretcher