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Schedule Announced for Together We Thrive 2021 Student Summit This Saturday

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— USA Triathlon today unveiled the schedule for the Together, We Thrive 2021 Student Summit, a free virtual event for college students interested in a career within the Olympic and Paralympic Movement scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9 at 9 a.m. MT. The USA Triathlon Together, We Thrive 2021 Student Summit aims to provide an accessible introduction to career possibilities within the Olympic and Paralympic Movement, with a focus on recruiting students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Universities.


Registration is open until the Summit begins; to register, click here. The virtual Summit is scheduled from 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. MT (11 a.m.-5:45 p.m. ET). Speaker panels will be led by staff from several National Governing Bodies within the Olympic and Paralympic Movement, including USA Triathlon, USA Soccer and USA Volleyball. 

Sessions will highlight experts in various working aspects of the Olympic Movement, including the role of partnerships and sponsorships, best practices for getting hired and applying for internships, behind the scenes of working at USA Triathlon national events and managing constituent relationships and customer service. 

The Summit will also cover USA Triathlon’s approach to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA), led by Megan Ritch, USA Triathlon Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Manager. 


Together, We Thrive 2021 Student Summit Schedule (subject to change):

Time (MT)



9-9:10 a.m.

Introduction, welcome, agenda

Megan Ritch, USA Triathlon Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Manager

9:10-10 a.m.

Partnerships and sponsorships for USA Triathlon 

Ross Lippe, USA Triathlon Business Development Senior Coordinator

10-10:15 a.m.



10:15-11 a.m.

USA Triathlon National Events

Tanner Martin, USA Triathlon Events and Programs Coordinator

11-11:15 a.m.




Human Resources: Best practices for getting hired

Panel: Sandra Cook (USA Triathlon), Angie Mason (USA Soccer), Andrea Potts (USA Volleyball)

Noon-12:45 p.m.



12:45-1:30 p.m.

USA Triathlon Constituent Services Panel

Panel: Nick Koppin, Alayna Davis, Kammara Penick, USA Triathlon Constituent Relationship 

 1:30-1:45 p.m.  Break  

1:45-2:30 p.m. 

USA Triathlon Education and Programs

Todd Brewer, USA Triathlon Race Director and Member Relationship Assistant Manager

2:30-2:45 p.m.


2:45-3:30 p.m.

Overview of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access at USA Triathlon

Megan Ritch, USA Triathlon Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Manager 

3:30-3:45 p.m. Closing Megan Ritch, USA Triathlon Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Manager 


The Together, We Thrive 2021 Student Summit is free and open to all college students. A USA Triathlon membership is not required to attend. To register today, click here.


For more information about USA Triathlon’s diversity, equity, inclusion and access commitment, or to inquire about becoming involved with USA Triathlon’s efforts, visit or email In addition, please consider a donation to support DEIA efforts in the grassroots multisport community via the USA Triathlon Foundation.

About Together, We Thrive 
The Together, We Thrive initiative was launched in August 2020 with the goal of integrating diversity, equity, inclusion and access into all areas of USA Triathlon and keeping it at the forefront of the multisport community. The initiative is centered around four principles that serve as guideposts for future decision-making and programming at USA Triathlon: Inclusivity Starts with Us, A Community Focus, Accessibility & Impact, and Representation Matters. USA Triathlon has reached hundreds of thousands of athletes, coaches, club leaders and race directors through on-site activations at its National Championships, the inaugural Actions for Change Summit and consistent communication and promotion across digital channels.

About USA Triathlon

USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 events and connects with more than 400,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work at the grassroots level with athletes, coaches, and race directors — as well as the USA Triathlon Foundation — USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Triathlon Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of World Triathlon and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).

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