Liz Baugher
June, 2018  |  BLOG:

Liz Baugher

Liz comes from a competitive background of college Soccer, track running and swimming. After pursuing 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 t...

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Cindy Hutchings
June, 2018  |  BLOG:

Cindy Hutchings

Cindy began her triathlon career in 1987 with 2 BudLight Tri’s 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 ...

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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 dusting off the 2020 cobwebs and preparing for what will hopefully be a full 2021 race season.  Look out for him on local bike trails on rainy days and hopefully at area bike races this spring.  Thank you Hyperice/Normatec and Siobhán for keeping me going! Hometown: Arcadia, New York C...

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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 (former Elite Team member ...

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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 a 5k or 10k with friends and family and swimming as cross training. After becoming a bike commuter, she...

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Matt Sarge
June, 2018  |  BLOG:

Matt Sarge

Took up triathlon in 2013 after a couple years of collegiate rowing, and immediately fell in love with it. Coming from a running background, I spent my early triathlon years racing from behind, but over time have worked to improve my first two legs. Primarily focused on trying to improve over the Ol...

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Jason Davidson
January, 2019  |  BLOG:

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 sprint triathlon...

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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.  With next to zero relevant athletic experience, she trained and trained and trained and could have never predicted the future that triathlon had in store for her.  Sophia managed to qual...

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Leslie Knibb
January, 2019  |  BLOG:

Leslie Knibb

I’ve been enjoying triathlons on and off for the last 30 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

Age Group / Birth Location: 30-34 / Pribor, Czech Republic Years Racing: 3 Athletic Background: I swam for a few years as a child but soon shifted my focus on basketball. By the time I finished high school, I played on a professional basketball team and made it to the U20 Czech Basketball Nationa...

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Sam Cretcher
February, 2020  |  BLOG:

Sam Cretcher


Joe Shields
February, 2020  |  BLOG:

Joe Shields

Joe started his triathlon career in 2016 when a work colleague got USAT Coach certified and asked Joe if he’d be his first athlete. After a couple years of knee issues with running, this seemed like just the right opportunity. After doing his first 70.3 in 2018, Joe joined the DCTri’s off-season...

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Daniel Smith
December, 2020  |  BLOG:

Daniel Smith

Daniel has been racing triathlon for 4 wonderful years; his first race was the culmination of DC Tri’s 2018 New Triathlete Program: Rev3 Williamsburg. Before competing in triathlons, he played soccer competitively through college, ran cross country in high school, biked around the neighborhood wit...

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Erik Guercio
January, 2022  |  BLOG:

Erik Guercio

Erik has casually been running and biking most of his life and became interested in triathlons after he got bored of just biking and running all the time. He decided to start learning freestyle in 2017 — racing for the first time in the 2018 Escape the Cape Olympic Triathlon — and since ...

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