Elena “I exercise to justify my chocolate addiction” Aker

Quest: To seek the Holy Grail
Major: Graphic Design
Year in School: 4th
Year on the team: 3rd
Hometown: San Leandro
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: BIKE
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Watching re-runs of The Office
Favorite Food: Anything covered in chocolate
Celebrity Crush: John Krasinski (aka Jim from The Office)
Spirit Animal: Tapir
Fun Fact: Before I discovered the majestic triathlon, I played rugby.
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: Nervous sweating
Favorite Memory from the Team: WILDFLOWER

Vice President

Mitchell “There needs to be an IV for pasta” Fisher

Quest: Determine my favorite color.
Major: Underwater basket weaving
Year in School: The one with the treasure chest
Year on the team: 3rd
Hometown: Centennial, CO
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Leg? Like chicken leg? I like wings though. Probably going to have to go with Buffalo Wild Wings.
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Futbol.
Favorite Food: Anything with calories.
Celebrity Crush: Channing Tatum. Seriously he’s perfect
Spirit Animal: Giraffe
Fun Fact: I floss my cassette more than I floss my teeth.
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: uhhhh pooping?
Favorite Memory from the Team: Working as the bike and run course coordinator for MTS and HITS


Rachel “keepin’ it dirty since ’96” Draffen

Quest: To be a mermaid and swim with sharks
Major: Kinesiology
Year in School: 4th
Year on the team: 3rd
Hometown: Palos Verdes, CA
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Pre-race poop
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Frisbee
Favorite Food: Dirt with worms and a little bit of Cinnamon Vanilla Fluid Mix
Spirit Animal: Dolphin
Fun Fact: Was once asked to be in a remake of the music video for Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back”
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: 3 hops, a skip, and a twerk after setting up transition
Favorite Memory from the Team: Getting pelted by hail at Stanford


Shannon “Sharon” Riley

Quest: To eat ice cream everyday
Major: Business Administration (Accounting & Finance whoooo)
Year in School: 3rd (omg I’m so old!)
Year on the team: 3rd
Hometown: Poway, California
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Eating food and taking a nap after the race :)
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Baseball
Favorite Food: ICE CREAM
Celebrity Crush: Does my bike count?
Spirit Animal: Erika Wilson
Fun Fact: I’ve torn both of my ACLS
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: Panicking like 10 times because I think I forgot something
Favorite Memory from the Team: 80s prom!

Public Relations

Mauria “Calamauria” Nakamura

Quest: Become a trophy wife
Major: Domestic Engineering
Year in School: 3rd
Year on the team: 3th
Hometown: SLO town or NO town
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: walking
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Trolling
Favorite Food: escargot
Celebrity Crush: Aziz Ansar
Spirit Animal: Star nosed mole
Fun Fact: Half the time I talk so fast you won’t even understand what I’m saying
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: Complaining
Favorite Memory from the Team: Progressive… if that counts
My favorite tri team couple: Granny Sara and Daddy Dev Dev


Kyle “The last time I swam I cried” Jordan

Quest: To get to race weight, win nationals, slam a beer and then wake up from my dreams
Major: City and Regional Planning
Year in School: Graduate Student
Year on the team: 3
Hometown: Novato
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Peeing in the pool
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Criterium Racing
Favorite Food: Lemon Bars
Celebrity Crush: Michael Kwiatkowski
Spirit Animal: Peter Sagan
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: Not packing any food and then wondering why I’m hungry
Favorite Memory from the Team: Wildflower

Student Head Coach

Stuart “Be the purple cow” Suplick

Quest: Help our state establish and implement efficacious and fair groundwater management policies, and/or work in project management for ecological or watershed restoration/sustainable water infrastructure endeavors.
Major: Hint: it’s the only major where you can witness stereotypical stoner-surfer dudes come together and deliver an unexpectedly kick-ass life-cycle analysis presentation on polyurethane vs. hemp fiber based surfboards, while using blatantly terrible, comedic, yet perhaps intentionally profound group member transitions.
Year in School: Well butterbacher that, 4th already?!
Year on the team: 4 for 4, baby ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Hometown: Beserkeley
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: I love them all equally :)
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Jiu-jitsu
Favorite Food: I like dates
Celebrity Crush: Toss up between Ira Glass and Terry Gross. As my roommate once said, “You can’t NPR out a regime.” Yeah, ponder that non-sequitur for awhile.
Spirit Animal: Orca whale
Fun Fact: I sprained my ankle getting out of bed last December. ‘Twas a noble way to extinguish the flame.
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: Beat my chest like a wild orangutan defending itself from a koala colony onslaught, channel the inner mastodon, and mow down my opponents in transition at 5:30 am in the morning as I ricochet off all the bike racks uttering “Tame the Stu!” until the ref disqualifies me or everyone cedes out of sheer fear. Then I go eat my recovery meal while listening to Grace Jones’ “My Jamaican Guy”, to get me in the mood for the next race, ja’feel?
Favorite Memory from the Team: Kyle Chambers and Doug Noteware kicking each other off the island. (It was an MTS thing.)

Sponsorship Coordinator

Patrick “don’t run behind me 💩” Walker

Quest: Take a picture in a speedo on the summit of Everest while yodeling
Major: Business Administration
Year in School: 2
Year on the team: 2
Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Peeing in my wetsuit
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Toe Wrestling
Favorite Food: Literally anything that doesn’t have gluten in it
Celebrity Crush: Polygamous relationship with Taylor Swift and Amanda Seyfried
Spirit Animal: Pumbaa
Fun Fact: I’m the master at subtle winking, watch out ;)
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: Eat a Luna Bar and listen to classical music
Favorite Memory from the Team: In-N-Out after UCSB

Event Coordinator

Cullen “il mio italiona non è bene” Goss

Quest: “Ya know, i spend all day cranking n mashing watts but in the end i just wanna be happy”-John Lennon
Major: Well my momma says I’m a major pain in the butt sooooo
Year in School: Tre
Year on the team: All of em
Hometown: Yolo
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: The left one
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Spin the bottle
Favorite Food: I eat watts for breakfast
Celebrity Crush: My girl Em Watson 😍
Spirit Animal: Yer mum
Fun Fact: I can solve a Rubik’s cube in under a minute
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: Not showing up on time. It’s a bold move cotton, let’s see how it plays out
Favorite Memory from the Team: JAC JACK ride 2016. RIP
In your own words, describe your officer position: Ummm I would say event coordinator is debatably the 12th most important position on the team, so like kinda a big deal. I try to make sure our members are having far too much fun to do what any of the other officers want them to do ;). Oh and like team bonding and matchmaking are an integral part of my position #MakeTricestRealAgain

Alumni Relations

Kyle “It all hurts” Chambers

Quest: Become the most interesting man in the world… (Quickly falling behind schedule)
Major: Ag. Systems Management
Year in School: 4th year
Year on the team: 3rd
Hometown: Ferndale, CA
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Run
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Football (American)
Favorite Food: Chips and Salsa
Celebrity Crush: Zach Rocha
Spirit Animal: Wolf
Fun Fact: I may or may not be the only one on the CPTRI Team with a truck…Weirdest Pre-race ritual: I like to take about two months off of training, and then cram one week before race day… (4/10 decent strategy)
Favorite Memory from the Team: Seeing MTS 2017 come together.
Race you’re most looking forward to this next season: Wildflower ;)


Sara “I don’t need grandkids to act like a Grandma” Bilich

Quest: To crank for the kids and own land where puppies run free
Major: Copying and pasting from Stack Overflow and hoping I don’t have any bugs
Year in School: 16th (not including Kindergarten)
Year on the team: Second!
Hometown: San Rizzle
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Thinking of a Strava title
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Cleaning other people’s houses
Favorite Food: Peanut butter == life
Celebrity Crush:
Spirit Animal: Peanut butter
Fun Fact: I once lost a tooth while programming
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: Downing a mocha gel and getting freakin’ PUMPED off that caffeine buzz
Favorite Memory from the Team: Going ham on the dance floor with my precious child Estee at the Ugly Christmas Sweater Celebration
On a scale of “1” to “YEAH FAM”, how Peach-a-Rita’d are you: Fully Torqued

MTS Race Director

Jake “Works out just so I can eat more” Pickett

Quest: Be the priest at Ryker and Peter Sagan’s wedding.
Major: if (jake.coolness == “nerd”) { jake.major = “Software Engineering”; }
Year in School: More than 3 and less than 5
Year on the team: The number of NBA teams in California
Hometown: Laguna Hills (No, I’m not an OC Housewife)
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Eating Clif Bars on the bike
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Volleyball
Favorite Food: Fisherman’s Platter from Olde Port Inn in Avila
Celebrity Crush: Stu’s Quads
Spirit Animal: Iguana Burrito
Fun Fact: In the 5th grade talent show my talent was cup stacking.
Favorite Memory from the Team: Nationals in Tuscaloosa ft. Ryker’s ratchet music and José being José. “Sit down”, “BE HUMBLE”
On a scale of “1” to “YEAH FAM”, how Peach-a-Rita’d are you: Jus Tryna Crank

Heart and Soles Race Director

Danica “Get to keep the fuzzy pink handcuffs till February 11” Hagen

Quest: Happiness
Major: Biology and Biochemistry
Year in School: 4th
Year on the team: 4th
Hometown: San Luis Obispo (don’t call me a SLOcal)
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Running
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Surfing and yoga
Favorite Food: Peanut Butter
Celebrity Crush: Emma Watson
Spirit Animal: Flying squirrel
Fun Fact: My left foot is a size bigger then my right foot
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: Taylor Swift for Dayyyyyys
Favorite Memory from the Team: Wildflower Team Run ;)

Tour de Donut Race Director

Kevin “anonymous runners high abuser” Jervis

Quest: Climb to the highest pain cave and then sleep forever
Major: Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
Year in School: Victory Lap
Year on the team: Victory Lap
Hometown: Walnut Creek
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: The ankle
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Armchair coaching the A’s and Warriors
Favorite Food: Animal style french fries
Celebrity Crush: Mila “Jack Daniels” Kunis
Spirit Animal: Animal style french fries
Fun Fact: My hitchhikers thumbs have never helped me do anything but press buttons aggressively
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: Drinking a nice beer and not falling asleep
Favorite Memory from the Team: Le Tour de Donut