Carolyn Gentry- former UNC runner, avid cyclist and veteran triathlete. Look for this extremely talented masters triathlete to take on Ironman Louisville injury-free, fast, and happy. So far in 2012 she won Beaver Dam Triathlon overall and posted 2nd overall at FS 50 miler. Past race results for her include top age- group finishes in the NCTS, national level BMX racing, and 3 Iron-distance events. She blasted her way to Kona in 2012!
Adam Dean, age grouper, comedian, history professor, and dog-lover out of Charlottesville, VA. His half year on the roster has brought him top age group honors in local road races and swim times he hasn’t seen since high school.
Lisa Ward- age grouper/newbie turned 2011 podium material in NCTS. Former D-1 All American Swimmer turned stellar triathlete. 2011 highlights included her formidable age group win at Wrightsville Beach Triathlon w 35-39, her PR at Tobacco Trail marathon of 1.44.30, and rattling the nerves of seasoned NCTS age groupers while racing her first full tri season. 2012 will mark her last year racing age group in NCTS and also her first Triathlon Nationals in August 2012
Sylvain Lefebvre- elite age grouper Sylvain Lefebvre joined TRIstacey in May of last year and has been a dark-horse winner every since. He placed 2nd in the NCTS for men 25-29, 7th overall at Patriots half Ironman, 2nd in his age group at Stump Creeky International, and PR’d at every distance from 5k road race to half Ironman triathlon. His 2.26 age group win at Pinehurst Triathlon was a brilliant. Look for him in 2012 as a Kiwami-sponsored age grouper and to hit the age group podium many more times. Top age grouper at 70.3 Muskoga Canada!!!
Eleanor Richardson- former runner turned mother of two. She tries to hide her athletic past but look for her to come out and crush it at White Lake Half Ironman in 2012. She is new to coaching and the suffering of a periodized plan.
H. F. Mason- don’t call him Harvey! Gold Level Sponsor. This southern gentleman from Mississippi is a newbie stepping up to the 70.3 distance from a running and football past. Good thing he has great faith in both God and his coach! He turned in a 5:39 half at Panama 70.3 with a broken collarbone and minimal training!!! Welcome, HF.
Marian Bergdolt- former Collegiate 5k runner, gymnast, bike racer, swimmer and über athlete. No doubt that Ramblin Rose Series won’t want her back after this year. She won it handily! Look for her A game at 70.3 Raleigh.
Tim Godsey- One of two presenting sponsors for 2013 and a marathoner turned triathlete. He makes his Ironman debut in one year’s time with his signature smile, ninja bike skills, and the calm of a marathoner. Thank God for Tim Godsey!
Tim Wilson- He’s not just a great accent! New British triathlete Tim is a super cyclist turned triathlete. 2012 marked his first open water race and it seems he’s hooked. He smashed his age group at Wrightsville Beach triathlon and PPD B2b Aquabike. Watch him blow by you on the bike. Then let him surprise you with his run! Off to St. Croix 70.3 in 2013.
Teresa Edenfield- former D 1 softball player turned triathlete. Catch her catchers legs on the bike if you dare! Her first triathlon is in September and look for greatness thereafter. She smashed 3 hours as a novice. Now let the games begin for Raleigh 70.3
Doug Robinson- age group triathlete, woodworker, artist, and IOSDT board member. Doug is a wellness client and triathlon client. Expect a new man at Raleigh 70.3 next June after he nails his longterm goals. Get him in open water and grab his draft!
Jenn Mayfield- Jenn comes to the roster from a strong swimming and water polo background. Her sweet nature may fool you but her strong swimming and open water skills are no joke. Jenn competes at every distance from sprint to full Iron-distance race and has PR’d at all distances since joining the roster. Look for Raleigh 70.3 2013 as her next personal record.
Bilal Saib- Irondentist and 2012 Ironman Florida finisher. If you ask him nicely, he will make you Turkish date balls, but count on a toothbrush with those treats! Bilal brings strong talent from tae kwon do and gymnastics. No real reason why he should be so good as a newbie! We welcome him as a sponsor this year and bear his logo on our swim caps. Swim fast for Bilal!
Sparkee Bartee- California rebel turned serious cyclist, Sparkee brings great talent to the roster. He brings wit, humor, and mad cycling skills to the roster. Look for him in 2013 Mountain Centuries with the lead pack in tow!
Bill and Cole Warren have returned as TRY IT athletes and Cole is an alum of 3 years. They do the “Du” circuit as well as local 5k’s. Call them cute and cuddly, but they are serious athletes!
George Marut- Extraordinary athlete with Iron-will and talent. George comes to triathlon from tai chi and ball sports, which still gives no reason for his marathon debut at 3:15. Off to Ironman Coeur D’Alene for George this year. We are thrilled to have such talent.
Mark Luckinbill- aka, Lucky. Lucky is a low 3+ hr marathoner with sub 10 Ironman on the mind. You know him as a founder of Race Reach.com, board member of Inside Out Triathlon Team, and standout of local rides, both mountain and flat. He makes start ups and parenting three kids look easy as he stays Ironfit all year long. Look out for him.
Alan McCleary- new to the roster for 2013, Alan adds dignity, smarts, and salt ’n peppa hair to our roster. A retired biochemist, he is a focused cyclist with eyes on Mountain Centuries in NC this spring.
Oscar Alvarez brings cuban fury and humor to us for 2013. His sights are set on Raleigh 70.3 and a host of races between now and then. A former elite golfer, he baffles us with his natural tri talent. He calls himself a newbie but now you know better.
Jessica Henry- Mother of 3 and survivor of a horrific 2012 bike crash, Jess joins us for a rebuild year. She will tackle sprints, olympics and perhaps a 70.3. She has the build to intimidate, the talent to match, and now the smart training to execute.
Kim and Penn Holderness join us for TRY IT Raleigh 70.3 as a busy couple with tri dreams, gorgeous children, and a wildly fun competitive spirit. They make beautiful videos as owners of Greenroom Communications. Penn is an anchorman on NBC 17 but he is much more than a pretty TV face!
Gary Trullinger- TRY IT 70.3 and IronGary for the end of this season. Gary brings huge talent hidden by his modesty and soft demeanor. But beware, this former Marine will run you down. He brought Sava Senior Care to us this year as a presenting sponsor and also the most generous in the history of TRIstacey coaching. Thank you, Gary!!!
Mark Sperry- TRY IT 70.3 Mark calls himself a newbie but watch him in action and you’ll see he is a natural. He races sprints to Half Ironman races, shows great talent in all three sports, and indulges us at TCBY with after workout treats. He is the owner of Chapel Hill TCBY and a coaching partner.
Mark Bedell- TRY IT 70.3. Another “newbie” who displays huge natural talent in all three sports. It’s hard to hate him for it when he’s so kind. Watch out for him in all three disciplines!
Rick Volvolo- TRY IT 70.3- Rick returns to triathlon after injury, kids, marriage, and living a full life at high speed. Former Ironman now turns to 70.3 and shorter distances to go faster, race injury free, and keep it in balance. Sweet talk him and you might score some of his wife’s famous cookies. Look out for the return of this seasoned triathlete.
Caroline Kratz- Caroline returns to tri’s after the birth of her 5th child. This former World Cup rower will over power you in all three sports, tower over you with her 6 feet of greatness, and offer up a gentle smile and some modest comment. As a TRIstacey athelte, she won the Beaver Dam Triathlon overall in 2011, PR’d her 70.3 races, and raced her first Ironman race. 2013 will bring her back on the race scene. Consider yourself warned.
Maria Fister – Seasoned Galloway leader and walk/runner now turns towards competition. Her year includes running events, lots of fun local runs leading her Galloway run group, and a season finale of Augusta 70.3 Don’t feel bad, her Argentine style and pizazz make us all feel boring next to her.
Blair Bost- Masters triathlete and man of all distances. Look for his 70.3 Raleigh debut as a TRIstacey athlete with smashing new run gait, improved biomechanics, and wicked swim. Sidenote: coach made no changes to his wicked sense of humor and gentle teasing way.