Dare2tri Names 22 Athletes to Elite & Development Teams

Kendra Herber riding a bike

Elite Team Member Kendra Herber.

Dare2tri today named 22 members to its 2023 Elite and Development Teams, powered by Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Deloitte, and GoodSport. The roster includes 15 Elite and seven Development athletes who will represent Dare2tri in competition during the 2023 paratriathlon season.

“It’s an exciting time for paratriathlon,” said Dan Tun, Co-Founder and Program Director of Dare2tri. “We have 13 athletes returning to the team and 9 new athletes coming aboard for the first time. With more and more talented competitors entering the sport every year, we’re thrilled that Dare2tri can support some of the very best.”

Dare2tri team members will receive training support, funding, and coaching as they pursue their competitive paratriathlon goals.

Elite Team athletes represent Dare2tri on the national and international circuit, competing in USA Triathlon-sanctioned events as well as World Triathlon races around the globe. For many Elite athletes, the ultimate goal is to represent the United States in competition at the Paralympic games.

The 15 athletes selected to the 2023 Elite Team are Adam Popp (Golden, CO), Adriel Fernandez (Allentown, NJ), Chris Marston (Mechanicsville, VA), Emily Perry (Philadelphia, PA), Emily Shryock (Austin, TX), Howie Sanborn (Denver, CO), Jacie King (Burr Oak, MI), Jesus Moreno (Taylor, MI), Jorge Torres (Oswego, IL), Kelly Worrell (Cherry Hill, NJ), Kendra Herber (Monroe, OH), Melissa Stockwell (Colorado Springs, CO), Leah Kaplan (Spokane, WA), Robert Rodriguez (Lake Grove, NY), and Skyler Fisher (Dallas, TX).

Development Team athletes represent Dare2tri in regional and national USA Triathlon-sanctioned races with the goal of qualifying and competing at the USA Paratriathlon National Championships.

The seven athletes selected to the 2023 Development Team are David Whelan (Cincinnati, OH), Heather Sealover (Bossier City, LA), Karen Sternfeld (Chicago, IL), Kayla Woputz (Bend, OR), Kyle Stepp (Albuquerque, NM), Maggie Peters (Fort Wayne, IN), and William Laramie (Hammond, IN).

Dare2tri will kick off the 2023 season next month with its Elite and Development Camp, held at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic training site located in California. The training camp will provide top-instructional coaching and training opportunities focused on advanced skills and high performance. 

The 2023 Elite and Development Teams are sponsored by Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Deloitte, and GoodSport.

Columbia Threadneedle is a leading global asset manager with a longstanding commitment to triathlon and the community at large. They are also the title sponsor for the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon.

A founding sponsor of Dare2tri, Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including nearly 90 percent of the Fortune 500® and more than 7,000 private companies.

GoodSport® is an all natural sports drink with three times the electrolytes and 33 percent less sugar than traditional sports drinks that’s scientifically shown to provide rapid and long-lasting hydration and improve performance. GoodSport® is a proud supporter of Dare2tri’s mission and supports its athletes’ hydration needs.

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