Hi I'm Adam! I have a passion for all things multisport. Swim, bike, run, paddle, trail run, mountain bike, open water swim... you name it, I love it all. My story began in 2010 when I watched my brother compete in the Tri Waco Triathlon. I remember thinking how crazy he and the other 1000 competitors must be! I also saw kayaks working water support for the event and thought how I would've loved to help out, I did after all already have a kayak. So I jumped on the first chance I found to volunteer for the Waco Triathlon Club as kayak support at their open water swims. I also had a hunch that if I put myself around these healthy athletic people, some of their positive traits would wear off on me. Boy was I right!
In two years I went from an overweight, out of shape couch potato to the OWS director for the Triathlon Club with a passion for cycling. I competed my first multisport event, Du Waco Duathlon in April 2012 and by the end of the year I did a total of 4 multisport races, 2 duathlons and 2 triathlons, along with a handful of 5 & 10K's. In 2013 I podiumed for the first time in a mountain bike, kayak, trail run race in Waco (The Human Race) it was exhilarating and stirred the thrill of real competition in my blood. My first Xterra Cameron Park Triathlon and Tri Waco Triathlons soon followed and for the next couple years I trained and competed fiercely. The payoff was standing on the podium at the last triathlon of that season, Xterra Cameron Park. That medal is extra special because you have to podium at Xterra triathlons to even get a medal.
In 2015 I backed off the racing. I was nursing an ankle injury that started becoming a problem the year before, but I hadn't checked out yet. Without being able to swim train I doubled down on my OWS director duties and jumped into more volunteer opportunities. That year I volunteered as kayak support for Ironman Texas 140.6 and my life and view towards the sport has never been the same. I never felt more honored to be in that supportive role than ever before. For the remainder of 2015 I focused solely on enabling new athletes in achieving their multisport goals regardless of how big or small it may be. It was incredibly validating. That year ended in ankle surgery and a very successful rehabilitation.
Thanks to the incredible support shown to me by my club mates I bounced back into the racing scene competing in another Tri Waco and Xterra Cameron Park. Being back into the competing scene was great, but instead of it wiping out my desire to volunteer, it complemented it. This put me out there on the training grounds with a lead by example mentality that eventually lead to me taking the reigns as the President of the Waco Triathlon Club. And that's where I'm at now in 2017. I have a strong desire to enable people, especially "newbies" to achieve their multisport goals. Doing that is in and of itself a goal of mine, so it won't interfere with my own goals. Instead I've found myself, and the people around me more dedicated than ever to training and the passion we share for the love of this sport has drawn in folks to take on challenges they never dreamed they would accomplish.
I owe a big thank you to Bicycle World for being such a huge supporter for the Waco Triathlon Club and for giving me the opportunity to step into the role of BW Ambassador. It's an honor to be given the chance to represent Bicycle World as I welcome people into the sport and introduce them to my go-to bicycle & multisport shop. If you're interested in catching up with me or the Waco Triathlon Club ask the guys at the Waco store and they'll get you in touch. See you out there!