A Few Words About Me

Disciplines:

  • Triathlon

  • Running

  • Cycling

  • Swimming

  • Strength Maintenance

Specialties:  

  • Beginners

  • Long Course

  • Short Course

  • Official Coach - UNM Lobo Triathlon (2016 - 2020)

Background: 

Native New Mexican.  Served twenty-six years in the U.S. Army with a variety of assignments, including Border Security Commander and served a tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2009-2010.  Traveled abroad, love the outdoors, and currently reside in Albuquerque, NM. 

 

College degree(s):  Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BA), concentration in Management, the College of Santa Fe; Master of Science, Security Administration (MSSA), Southwestern College Professional Studies, Winfield KS.  Multiple military courses of study.

 

When did you start triathlon:  April 2005

 

Athletic Background: 

  • 1981 United States Amateur Athletic Union – Junior Olympian, (AAU) Junior Olympic Regionals (100m, 200m).

  • Sports throughout middle and high school:  Football, basketball & track.

  • 1984-1987 State Track Championships (400m, 400m relay, 1600m relay).

  • Competitor in multiple, Annual Bataan Memorial Death March commemoration competitions at White Sands Missile Range, NM (17 light military & 3 heavy military categories).  Member of the winning team (new course record) in 1998 – Published story in Army Times Magazine.

  • Competed in several military endurance events, additionally earning the Army Physical Fitness Badge of Excellence, awarded annually to recognize excellence in physical fitness. 

  • Competitor in several 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, quadrathan, and 55k ultra-marathon races.

  • Top age group finisher in the Alcatraz Challenge (swam from Alcatraz across the San Francisco Bay to shore followed by a 6 mile run across the Golden Gate bridge).

  • Over 14 years of competing in all triathlon distances (Sprint, Olympic, half Ironman 70.3 and full Ironman 140.6). 

  • Member of Black Dog Triathlon Team – Served as Event Committee Member 2011-2014.

  • Member of Trail Dog Tri Team.

  • Qualifier of USAT 2014 Nationals and 2014 - Ironman All World Athlete (AWA-Bronze).

  • Official Coach for University of New Mexico (UNM) Lobo Triathlon 2017 to 2020.

  • Beta tester for Polar (Sports training devices).

 

Coaching goals:  I approach coaching as a means to working with athletes of all ability levels in developing their individual talents to excel in all elements of fitness.  The application of versatile methods to increase stamina, agility, strength, power, and mental toughness are my number one goal in order to assist athletes achieve their aspirations.  Furthermore, instilling passion to meet race designated fitness goals or personal challenges is equally important. 

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