I just started racing triathlons 2015.  Prior to that, I was a cyclist.   Looking for a new challenge after completing countless century rides, I started racing duathlons.  Every race I was finishing first or second overall.  Looking for more competition, I ventured into the world of triathlons.  One problem, I didn't know how swim!  I took six months of lessons before my first pool triathlon. The swim was a disaster.  I was soon racing in the open water.  Those races were full of panic attacks, swimming to the life guards, and life defining moments.  I never did quit, and finished every race. Determined, I stepped up my swim training, and I have now completed multiple full distance Ironman races. I am also proud to be sponsored by Zoot Sports and Hammer Nutrition.