Although only a triathlete for a little more than three years, it’s safe to say that I caught to bug and will be a lifetime “junkie”. I kind of came into the sport by accident. A Sprint Triathlon near our cottage happened to be taking place over the 4th of July weekend in 2013 so I decided to sign up. A few weeks prior to the race I purchased a bike and found my way into a Masters Swim class, not even knowing how far a lap was or even if I could swim that far. It’s safe to safe I’ve made some progress since then. Over the past few years I have participated in various triathlons, half/full marathons, relays, cycling events, and shortly I’ll be able to add fat bike race to the list. This September, I completed my first ever IRONMAN as an Angel Athlete with myTEAM TRIUMPH. I enjoy the social aspect of multisport and am a regular fixture with many of the local groups; Jimmy’s Running Club, De Pere Running Group, 5oh5, and occasionally even trying to hang on with the Swan Circle Wheelmen. I reside in De Pere with my wife (Jenna) and young son (Warren). We enjoy traveling, spending time with family/friends, and supporting our local sports teams.
Carmen and I moved our family to Green Bay, WI in 2006 from Detroit. Yes, I am a Detroit Lions fan, so please don’t hold that against me! I started running in 2009 because I opened my mouth after a few frosty beverages on New Year’s Eve! Well, I fell in love with running. Running half marathons turned to running a marathon to the goal of running a half in every state. So far I have marked 9 states of that list! In 2013 I started searching for something more and decided to do my 1st triathlon. I learned a lot about myself in that 8 minutes of swimming or should I say, “Attempting to swim.” Needless to say, I loved it and since then I have become a 2x Ironman. Green Bay Multisport has provided my wife and I with amazing friendships. As a board member, I would like to strengthen our mission to provide other multisport athletes of all ages and abilities opportunities to achieve their endurance goals and strengthen our community.
Jon moved back to the Green Bay area in 2003 to raise a family after living in Milwaukee and Colorado Springs for 10 years. He and his wife Cathy, who is also very active in running and biking events, are kept busy raising their 3 daughters. Jon began doing duathlons as a relay with his wife in 2004 and eventually took up running in order to do a full duathlon by himself. That led to completing his first sprint triathlon in 2008. Since then the Door County triathlon has been a staple race for the last 4 years and with the help of McWilliams Training was able to have a great day racing Ironman Wisconsin in 2013. Jon enjoys the camaraderie and competitiveness of road biking and running with the many active groups in the area.
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” —Henry Ford
Bio will be posted shortly, but Alicia rocks!…
Our family moved to De Pere in 2001, when my husband Mike accepted a new job in the area. We have made so many great friends since moving into the community. I’ve always been an active person, but over the last 8+ years have ventured into running half-marathons, marathons, triathlons and this past September, I’m proud to say that I became an Ironman (along with Mike) at Ironman Wisconsin 2014. I think that being a part of a club such as GBMS is so helpful with the overall outcome of becoming a well-rounded athlete and the support from members is invaluable. Living a healthy lifestyle is important and I know that I will continue to do so, which will enable me to compete in future events. My husband Mike and I have been married for 30 years and we have 2 daughters; Kylie and Alyson, and our cocker spaniel Max, my office buddy. I also love vacationing in the Florida Keys! …You don’t have to win….you just have to “TRI”…
I am a long-time runner, but a late-comer to endurance and multi-sports. I ran my first marathon five years ago, then bought a road bike and did two duathlons the following year. That same year I happened to take a solo Harley ride around Door County the Friday before the DC Tri, saw all the triathletes getting in a quick swim, bike or run and said to myself, “I wanna do that.” So the next summer I did 5 sprints, added olympic and half-iron races the next year, and finished a second half-iron this year. One big benefit I realized was that all the cross-training made me a stronger and faster runner. Next year will be a big one, as I am registered for the Boston Marathon and Ironman WI. A lot of credit goes to my wife Sue who tolerates and supports my efforts, especially if they include a destination race. We have both made a lot of new and dear friends over the past three years due to our involvement in GBMS. I believe in giving back to the community and, to that end, was a member of the Leadership Green Bay 2015 Class, serve as a mentor to a Leadership GB 2016 project team, and serve as a volunteer mediator for the Mediation Center of Greater Green Bay. This month I am also ending a term on the Board of Directors for the Mediation Center, which frees up some time to give back to the GBMS community by serving on the Board.