President - Thom Richmond Founded the California Triathlon Network with a couple of friends who share the passion of spending time with other multisport athletes all over the state of California. I definitely benefit from a background of playing team sports and am passionate about bringing single sport and multisport athletes of all abilities into a supportive club environment. Very appreciative for the volunteers in all the clubs in California that work so hard and make it look so easy. Thank you!
Eric Davidson, USA Triathlon - Southwest Region Council
Eric lives in San Diego and is USA Triathlon's Regional liaison to the USAT-registered Tri Clubs in California, Arizona and Nevada. Eric has completed 8 Ironman races including IMAZ 5 times. Eric is a certified official for both USAT and ITU and officiates at numerous races in the Southwest. Eric grew up in Iowa, but considers himself a Californian after living here for 15 years. He is married and the father of two teenagers.
Vice President - Anne Rogers Anne started out doing long distance cycling (Hotter Than Hell Hundred, in Texas in August!). Then she became a member of the Marathon Maniacs after running 5 marathons in 5 months. Anne decided to put her cross-training to use and finished her 1st triathlon on 10-10-10 and the rest is history
Anne grew up in Texas and graduated from Texas A&M.
Treasurer - Bill McBride After Bill's brief stint as a NASA astronaut he took his talents to the Paris catwalk. Was voted 2002 Underwear Model of the Year before a tragic double hamstring injury took such a budding career away. The only thing bill orbits now is the Rose Bowl with a noisy disk wheel that he refuses to take off because he is too lazy and his race photos look just that much cooler.
Liz Hamm - LA Tri Club Liz came into the sport through her swimming experience. She is the Managing Director of the LA Tri Club since 2005. Liz serves the multisport community as Expo Director for the CalabasasClassic and is behind the scenes for LATC’sCoast2CoastSwim. While tri is a passion, the bread-n-butter comes from her gig running the creative department of international investment banking firm, Houlihan Lokey. She is married to fellow Texan and LATCer Jabus Hamm.
Chris Latham - Santa Barbara Tri Club Chris is the former Co-President of the Santa Barbara Triathlon Club and has been competing in triathlons for over 15 years and When she's not in So Cal you can find her in Kona, Hawaii, the home of the Ironman World Championships - her favorite place on earth.
Craig Pansing - California Triathlon Craig has over a decade of multisport training and racing experience at the local, national, and world levels. Highlights include: - Top 20 at AG National & World Championships - 3 Time Iroman Finisher (including Kona) - 1st Overall at various local level triathlons, including the LA Tri Series in San Dimas and the Nautica Malibu Triathlon
As a full-time optical engineer, I understand balance and focus is needed to be successful at work and in training.
Marketing - Diana Jones
I started training for my first marathon in 2008 and never stopped running since. I've been grateful to have participated and finish in the Nike Women's, Dublin and most recently, the Paris Marathon. Last year, I started training for my first triathlon, Nautica Malibu Tri, and fell in love with ocean swimming. My goal is to eventually complete a 70.3...one day.
Sponsorship - George Do Following 10+ years of recovery, George is returning to triathlon (Redondo Beach Sprint 2012). In no particular order, his interests include: pura vida, gardening, taiko, photography, environment, travel and being a dad. He considers himself an average student of life and thinks triathlons are fun!
As part of Cal Tri, George hopes to inspire and be inspired. More than fame, money and love...give me a tri!
Train - Brendan Heisler Growing up in a rural Virginia, Brendan developed a passion for the outdoors and running early. This passion paved the way for a short college career, several sprint triathlons and several marathons. Brendan found what he is most passionate about; triathlons. Brendan is currently training for his first 70.3 and several others in the summer '12.
Kyle Visin - Santa Barbara Tri Club Kyle is currently serving as the President of the Santa Barbara Tri Club and works full time as a Mechanical Design Engineer developing Atomic Force Microscopes. Most recently, Kyle has attained his USAT coaching license and co-founded Killer Tri, a triathlon development program. When Kyle isn’t swimming, cycling or running you can find him at swap meets and race expos working to enhance his extensive collection of 70’s and 80’s running shorts.
Brian Wrona - TriClub San Diego Since the end of '08 Brian has served as Race Director for TCSD with responsibility for the club Triathlons, Aquathlons, Duathlons and Beginner Races. It remains to this day one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences of my life.
I get to race too and have finished everything from a Sprint to Ironman. Still trying to make it to Kona one day!
Volunteer - Memory Carver I started training for triathlons as a way of bonding with my younger brother. I did my first Sprint Tri in November 2011. In 2012 I plan to race the Tri Event Series at Bonelli and the Disneyland Half Marathon.
As a back-of-the-packer, I've appreciated the acceptance and support I've received from some truly talented athletes. Volunteering has been a great way to both learn more about the sport and give back to other athletes.
Race - Harrison Shao Since I was a kid I have been involved with athletics playing soccer well into my 20s and still playing basketball in a local recreational league. It is probably high school track that was my portal to the world of triathlon back in 2010.
My greatest talent is the recovery portion of triathlon.
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Participation in California Triathlon events (playing, training, racing) is at your own risk. The sport of triathlon and its component parts are an extreme test of a person's physical and mental limits. Each member and participant acknowledges and assumes the risk of death, serious injury, and property loss. Medical clearance before participation is encouraged.