Emily Shryock in a racing chair.

Elite Team

The Dare2tri Elite Team is comprised of athletes who are dedicated to reaching their full competitive potential on national and international stages.

Dare2tri Elite Team members compete alongside the world’s top paratriathletes at national and international racing events, from USA Triathlon-sanctioned races to the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championship Series. For many Elite Team Members, the ultimate goal is to represent the United States in competition at the Paralympic games.

Since 2013, Dare2tri has been supporting the members of the Elite Team as they pursue and achieve athletic excellence. Elite Team members not only receive individualized coaching, they receive funding to offset costs needed to train and compete at the highest level.

Team Sponsors

Sponsor logos: Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Deloitte, and GoodSport.

Each year Dare2tri hosts an annual Elite Team Camp for all Elite and Development Team members. The Elite Team Camp provides top-instructional and training opportunities focused on advanced skills and high performance. Camp activities are held at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic training site in California.

2024 Elite Team

Adam Popp running.

Adam Popp

  • Class PTS2 · Air Force Veteran
  • location Golden, CO
Emelia Perry in a racing chair.

Emelia Perry

  • Class PTWC
  • location Philadelphia, PA
Emily Shyrock in a racing chair.

Emily Shyrock

  • Class PTWC
  • location Austin, TX
Howie Sanborn in a racing chair.

Howie Sanborn

  • Class PTWC · Army Veteran
  • Location Denver, CO
Irwin Ramirez running next to a guide.

Irwin Ramirez

  • Class PTVI
  • Location Alexandria, VA
Jacie King riding a hand cycle.

Jacie King

  • Class PTWC
  • location Burr Oak, MI
Jorge Torres riding an upright bike.

Jorge Torres

  • Class PTS2
  • Location Oswego, IL
Kelly Worrell riding an upright bike.

Kelly Worrell

  • Class PTS4
  • Location Cherry Hill, NJ
Kendra Herber on a bike.

Kendra Herber

  • Class PTS4
  • Location Monroe, OH

Kyle Stepp

  • Class PTS2
  • Location Albuquerque, NM
Leah Kaplan swimming indoors

Leah Kaplan

  • Class PTS5
  • location Spokane, WA
Melissa Stockwell riding an upright bike.

Melissa Stockwell

  • Class PTS2 · Army Veteran
  • Location Colorado Springs, CO
Robert Rodriguez in a tri suit.

Robert Rodriguez

  • Class PTS4
  • location Lake Grove, NY
Skyler Fisher in a racing chair.

Skyler Fisher

  • Class PTWC
  • location Dallas, TX

Team Sponsors

Thank you to our Elite Team sponsors