HOMETOWN • Columbus, OH
IRONMAN RACES • 10
ABOUT • I got started in triathlon after getting off the couch and losing 70lbs. I didn't even know anyone who had done a triathlon when I showed up to my first race. I waited for everyone else to start, went last and made it through the swim. I got off and pushed my bike up a few of the hills (I wasn't sure when to switch from big ring to little and thought I might drop the chain), then ran the last mile with an untied shoe lace. It wasn't until after crossing the finish line and someone asking what happened to my foot, that I realized the untied lace had caused a terrible raw spot on my toe and turned my shoe red with blood. But that finish line was pure magic and I have been hooked ever since.
I came into the sport with no endurance sport background and have worked my way to an elite level, racking up numerous USAT All American qualifications, Boston Marathon, 70.3 World Championships, and Ironman World Championships. Along the way I have made every mistake imaginable and enjoy sharing those lessons learned with the athletes I coach. Helping someone achieve their goals, from completing their first sprint to qualifying for the Ironman World Championships, is what motivates me and keeps my passion for coaching burning.
COACHING SPECIALTY • I really enjoy working with the type of athlete that wants to excel and is serious about taking it to the next level, whatever that level may be. If you want to see results and are committed to hard work, then I can guide you to achieve that goal. I have been there and done that!