Ross is a talented youngster who was the amateur national runner-up in 2009 as well as the Best-of-the-US runner up the same year. He embodies the Midwestern ideal of humility, hard work, and down-to-earth friendliness. He is currently earning a Master’s degree in teaching at Ohio State University.
|Hometown: Pickerington, OH Currently residing in: Pickerington, OH.
Education: A senior at The Ohio State University majoring in middle childhood education
Athletic background: Summer league swimmer from ages 8-13, varsity cross country throughout high school, and varsity wrestling throughout high school, triathlons since summer of 2007
Triathlon career highlights: Won 24 races in a row in Ohio, 2009 Amateur National Runner-Up, Inside Triathlon’s 2009 All-American
Season goals: 2010 Best of the U.S. National Champion
Favorite workout: Conconni Power bike workout: 12 minutes all out, 3 minutes easy and repeat until dead.
What gets you out of bed in the morning? Having to.
What/who inspires you? Brian Duffy Jr. is a big hero. He is my same age and has accomplished all that I want to and is a great person.
|What insight/advice would you like to share with aspiring triathletes? Pace yourself in the same, most people sprint out at the beginning and die. Take it slow and pass them and finish strong.
Why do you race triathlon? They’re fun! It’s a great opportunity for me to see my hard work pay off.
What has been your biggest challenge in triathlon? racing in the heat and learning to accept that I cannot expect my best effort while doing it
What is your greatest strength in triathlon? that I am solid in all 3 aspects of the sport
Hobbies: being a college kid