|Hometown: Sylvania, Ohio
Currently residing in: Lakewood, Ohio
Athletic background: U.S.S. Swimming starting as an eight year old.
4 years of Varsity High School Swimming and Club Water polo.
Qualified for the Ohio High School State Swimming Championship in 4 events as a Senior
Received “All Ohio” Honorable Mention in Water polo.
The Ohio State University Triathlon Club 2010-2012. Ohio State Club Water polo 2009 and 2010.
Triathlon career highlights: 2011 USAT All-American; 2010 USAT Honorable Mention
2011 Collegiate National Championship- 24th OA
Top 5 overall at USAT Age Group National Championship
1st Amateur at the Giant Eagle 5150
Run a sub 35 minute 10k split off the bike
|Favorite workout: 10×1000 on the track
What gets you out of bed in the morning? Knowing that I get to do what I love every day!
What insight/advice would you like to share with aspiring triathletes? Find good training partners. Not only will they keep you honest in training, but also they will hold you to your goals. Not to mention it’s great to enjoy a beer and some tall tales with friends after a hard workout.
Why do you race triathlon? I really enjoy the variety of multisport lifestyle. Not just training for three sports, but also the technical concerns of being proficient at three sports. Additionally, there is a kind of bliss that comes with the suffering.
What has been your biggest challenge in triathlon? Getting a stretch of consistent hard training while staying healthy.
Shout out to: All of my former training partners. Especially Matt Long, Andrew Zaydak and Keith Shelly. The Ohio State University Triathlon Club. Coaches Melissa Burke, Joe Plane Pete Cole, and Rick Slawinski. Additionally, my parents and girlfriend who continue to support my shenanigans.