Year End Party! Board: Role Board Role Anne Traer Chair / Sponsors Sunny Schettler PR & Communications Jane Carbone Treasurer Mike Nislick Technology / Website Alison Ballard Races Dave McNeil Projects as Needed Katrina Schroeder Membership Eric Bielke Social David Altman Membership Marina Freytis Uniforms Malia Koppin Uniforms 2013 season kicked off with the first board meeting of the year… we welcomed new board members: Alison Ballard and Marina Freytis and Malia Koppin (Uniforms) We queued up some new member recruiting including a fun run from Ace… Our new Race Director, Alison Ballard, set an aggressive race schedule and for the first time in recent WWMS history, we had team discounts for every Focus Race! Perhaps she’d had a bit too much of the Dale’s Pale Ale when she picked 11 focus races! I’m not sure that Malia and Marina knew what they were in for when they volunteers to select a new uniform vendor and new team kit, but they did a great job! Race Directors Tim Richmond of Max Performance and race and Mark Walter of Sun Multisport gave us insight into what it takes to be a race direct and run races in New England. WWMS donated $735 to our charity Partner Cycle Kids and sent 7 riders on the Breakaway 2014 Tour Thank you, Sunny, for coordinating with CycleKids! Thank you, Sunny, for coordinating with CycleKids! 135 Miles lead by: Jon Chesto Jon Chesto: • • • • • • • • Run to Remember Half Marathon. 10th overall, 2nd in AG Hyannis I, 16th, 3rd in AG* Falmouth, 16th, 3rd in AG* Hopkins Vineyard, 9th, 2nd in AG Lowell Olympic, 4th, 2nd in AG Boston Triathlon, 10th, 1st in AG Cranberry Olympic, 15th, 2nd in AG Hyannis II, 8th, 4th in AG* Medena Knespl: Season Opener: 1st Female. • Hero Oly Tri: 1st Female. • Mass State Tri: 2nd Female. • Boston Tri: 2nd Female. • Xterra Sprint at Mission Bay: 1st Female. • 40th Anniversary of Tri Race in SD: 1st Female • LifeTime Fitness Oceanside: 2nd elite female. • H Y A N N I S Boston Tri Season Opener Rev3 Old Orchard Beach Medena overall female, Sherman 1AG & Tina Los 1AG in Duathlon & a great group of volunteers… Rev3 : Sherman Roberts 1AG Sunny Schettler 1AG Hyannis: Anja Meischner 1 Elite Kate Schrum AG 1 Pat Ryan AG 1 Nancy Hays AG 2 Jon Chesto 3 Elite Master Philip Lawrence AG 3 Here come the girls (and Dave and Eric!) & some awesome volunteers! Sunny Schettler - 1st place Athena Sharman Lappin - AG 1 Katrina Dryja - AG 2 Jane Carbone - AG 2 Alison Ballard - AG 2 Anne Traer - AG 4 Malen Link - AG 6 Eva Ward - AG 6 Emily Dunham - AG 7 Eric Bielke - AG 8 Amy Linsky - AG 11 Dave Crelling 1st place AquaBike! Thank you especially to David Bently and Alyson Fletcher for representing Wheelworks Multisport at the DCR meetings! Who had the worst race at Boston Tri? Jeff: I kept veering off course on the swim, tore my wetsuit in T1, cut his toe on a shell, forgot his race number in T2 and added 0.25mi to my run (making it 4.65mi)… Kristin: forgot her race number in T2 dropped chain on her bike, was almost side swiped by a dude on a mountain bike, bike computer stopped working and had to rack her bike on a fence! Is there a dark horse in the contest of who had the worse race….. Click here to find out PS. Kristin still got 2nd in her AG! • Katrina Dryja: Accomplishments: completed first 70.3, 2nd for Cranberry Queen, podium at New England Trifest, Keuka Lake Triathlon, and Cranberry. Memories: Early morning weekly swims @ Walden pond with Kate Schrumm and Robyn Betts. • Dale Nepert: Pumpkinman Half Ironman was my first half ironman race. Very big accomplishment for me this year :) • Philip Lawrence: I placed 3rd and 5th in my two events this summer, Hyannis Sprint I and Falmouth Sprint! • Serkan Ozel: First Triathlon, First Olympic, First Half and fingers crossed First Full next month! • Sunny Schettler – Had to battle Lymes Disease and then massive foot surgery • David Altman – had to recover from a bad fall biking early in the season • Katrina & Alex – swapped roles as triathlon and tri-supporter • Aaron Ladd – continuing his quest to run marathons in all 50 states (he is taking suggestions) • Jillian Leonard – finished her first Half-Iron “Thanks for your support and encouragement. It was really nice having some of the team around before the start. I'm so glad I joined WWMS!” • Heather Wood, married to our Wheelworks Liaison, Gary Wood, was struck Guillane Barre Syndrome - a terrible disease causing her to lose all mobility, but is on the mend and they send thanks to the team for their support Medena Knespl moved to sunny San Diego Eric Bielke is moving to Texas Tony Leach relocated to Silicon Valley Serkan Ozel moved to Baton Rouge, LA Others? Andrea and Beck: Training Weekend Anne, Medena, Dave B. & Tina: Swim Clinics David B. & Alyson Fletcher: Walden OWS Aaron Ladd: Running Clinic Marina & Malia: Uniform Ordering, Delivery Sunny, Alison & Katrina: Tri Night Logistics Bonnie and Dave for Sumer Brew & BBQ event Jon Chesto: P-town Ride Katrina & Alex for hooking us up with Jack’s Abbey Andrea for our continued relationship with Taza David Altman: Jack’s Abby & Fall Cider Rides Sunny and Jane: Mystic Marauders Jane for hosting the Team BBQ in Ogunquit For anyone I missed, thank you for all you do! Thank you, all and let’s have an amazing 2015 season!
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