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Team(s): Paratriathlon National Team
2015 ITU Rank: 3
2015 USAT Rank: 2
First Year Elite: 2013
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Resides: Chicago, Ill.
College: University of Colorado, Boulder
Birthdate: 1/31/1980 (35)
Birthplace: Grand Haven, Mich.
Triathlon Career: Member of the 2012 USA Paratriathlon National Team • Won her third consecutive TRI-2 world title at the 2012 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Auckland • Claimed her second straight title in the TRI-2 category at the 2012 USA Paratriathlon National Championship in Austin, Texas • Won USA Paratriathlon Athlete of the Year honors for 2010 and 2011 • Earned her second straight world title at the 2011 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Beijing, China • Part of a U.S. sweep of the TRI-2 podium at 2011 Worlds • Winner of the TRI-2 national title at the 2011 Accenture USA Paratriathlon National Championship in New York City • Placed first in the TRI-2 category at the 2010 ITU Paratriathlon World Championship in Budapest • Runner-up in the TRI-2 category at the 2010 USA Paratriathlon National Championship • Won her division at the 2009 Chicago Triathlon, her first Olympic-distance event.
Athletic Background: Member of Team USA as a swimmer at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics • Competed in gymnastics, track and diving while growing up.