October 10th, 2016

Meet the Team: Alireza Sarebanha

Ali goes to practice because he loves triathlon. We go to practice because we love Ali.

Ali goes to practice because he loves triathlon. We go to practice because we love Ali.

1. Officer Position: Safety Officer

2. Year: PhD Candidate

3. Major/Minor: Structural Engineering

4. College: N/A

5. Athletic Background: Swimming, Water Polo, and Soccer

6. Why You Joined Tri: Most of my swimmer friends ended up doing Triathlon and they all were talking about it and encouraged me to join the Tri Team.

7. Favorite Tri Experience: What I love about Triathlon is the life style and the community that comes with it. Waking up early, pushing my limits everyday and of course improving my swimming, running and cycling skills at the same time with a group of super awesome athletes! Read more »

October 1st, 2016

Meet the Team: Ella Stimson

Ella racing at Zot Trot

Ella racing at Zot Trot

Up next in the Meet the Officers series is Ella Stimson!

1. Officer Position: Vice President

2. Year: Sophomore

3. Major/Minor: Bioengineering

4. College: Muir College

5. Athletic Background: In high school I ran cross country and pole vaulted on the track team.

6. Why You Joined Tri: I love running and coming into college I wanted to challenge myself physically and mentally with something new. Biking and swimming have been challenging but provide great motivation to continue and improve. Read more »

October 1st, 2016

Meet the Team: Jason Stofleth

Jason putting out too many watts for his own good.

Jason putting out too many watts for his own good.

Hope everyone’s enjoying their last day of summer! Jason Stofleth (also known as “Dad”) is today’s addition to the Meet the Officers series!

1. Officer Position: Treasurer

2. Year: PhD Candidate

3. Major/Minor: Structural Biology and Biophysics

4. College: N/A

5. Athletic Background: Running, basketball, and a little swimming

6. Why You Joined Tri: I was strongly encouraged by a friend.

7. Favorite Tri Experience: During my first season I did Wildflower Long Course on a whim. It was so challenging and fun to share the misery with friends. Plus I got to kick back (plus sleep in) and watch the team do the olympic race on Sunday. You can read about it here:http://ucsdtriathlon.org/wildflower-2014-long-course/ Read more »

October 1st, 2016

Meet the Team: Katie Hosch

Katie before racing Tritonman

Katie before racing Tritonman

Today’s entry in the Meet the Officers series is our very own president, Katie Hosch!

1. Officer Position: President, Race Director

2. Year: Junior

3. College: Eleanor Roosevelt College

4. Athletic Background: Gymnast for 10 years, runner and swimmer entire life.

5. Why You Joined Tri: I joined because it made sense to combine my love for swimming and running and I wanted to be a part of a team.

6. Favorite Tri Experience: Bike Camp for sure, it was amazing camping with everyone and getting to know people on a level while riding super long!

7. Advice for New-Comers: Its a great team, a great time, and a great way to stay in shape, and you’ll get to impress all your friends.

8. Fun Fact: I have a puppy named Kosmic, and I HATE eggs.

October 1st, 2016

Meet the Team: Dustin Richmond

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Dustin (and Kerri) at Zot Trot

In today’s Meet the Officers, we have Dustin Richmond!

1. Officer Position: Male Team Captain, Sponsorship Coordinator, Email Writer in Chief (just kidding)

2. Year: Fifth year PhD Student

3. Major/Minor: Computer Engineering/CSE

4. College: JSOE: Graduate students aren’t part of the college system

5. Athletic Background: Tennis, cyclist, runner, before I started doing triathlon. I destroyed my body playing tennis, so I picked up cycling to keep active. I got bored cycling so I fixed issues in my running form and started running. I got sick, injured, and a little bored running every day, so I started to think about triathlon. Eventually, I worked up the courage to take one of the swimming Rec Classes, which got me enough confidence to start swimming regularly by myself. One thing led to another and I started doing Triathlon about two years ago. Haven’t had a boring day since. Read more »

February 20th, 2014

Meet the Team: Gina Horath!

Ginna running hard out of the water at Tritonman 2013!

Gina running hard out of the water at Tritonman 2013!

What is your major/what do you want to do?

I studied human biology and eventually I want to go to graduate school probably to study either nutrition, or nursing— something in the health field.

Where did you grow up/what was your athletic background?

I was lucky enough grew up in the best town in the world, Santa Cruz. (#SorryNotSorry). There really is no place like it. It has mountains, forests, beaches, waves, and my whole huge family — what more could I ask for? Read more »

February 3rd, 2014

Meet the Team: Bryce Zaffarano

Bryce finishing the run at 2013 Nationals in hot Tempe, AZ.  Photo credit: Craig Ricker

Bryce finishing the run at 2013 Nationals in hot Tempe, AZ. Photo credit: Craig Ricker

What is your major, and what do you want to do with it?

I’m a graduating senior in the Human Biology program. With this I want to become a physical therapist, ideally involved in neuro-rehabilitation of athletes. Read more »

January 20th, 2014

Meet the Team: Joanna Coker

Joanna riding hard at Nationals 2013

Joanna riding hard at Nationals 2013

What is your major and what do you hope to do with it?

I am a human biology major with minors in chemistry and sociocultural anthropology. Among many other things, I want to go through a combined MD/PhD program and ultimately become a forensic pathologist. Read more »

December 9th, 2013

Meet the Team: David Berry

David Barnes and Nobles exiting the water at UCSD's Tritonman

David Barnes and Nobles exiting the water at UCSD’s Tritonman

What is your research all about?

I’m a second year graduate student in UCSD’s Bioengineering program, and I mainly work in an orthopedics lab. The three-word answer is: “lower back pain”. Specifically, I use novel MRI techniques to study kinematic and biomechanical changes that occur in the lumbar spine in active duty Marines with varying levels of pathology. I am also working on a method using high strength MRI to make non-invasive measurements of muscle physiology.

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December 2nd, 2013

Meet the Team: Jennifer Kaehms

What is your major, and what do you want to do?

Getting ready to swim at 2013 Conference

Getting ready to swim at 2013 Conference

My major is bioengineering with a minor in Global Health. Right now I really enjoy being a bioengineering student, triathlete, and a resident advisor. In the future I am looking to combine my experience as an engineering and global health student and work for a successful company that has a healthy contribution to society. In more specific terms I am looking to help create everyday devices that people can use to help themselves live healthy, active lifestyles. Read more »