President

Mitchell “I eat away the pain” Fisher

Email: president@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: Continue to workout like I do now, so I never have to cut back on eating.
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year in School: 4th
Year on the team: 4th
Hometown: Centennial, CO
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Doesn’t matter, as long as its shaved.
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Soccer!
Favorite Food: Banana oh nah nah
Celebrity Crush: Ryan Reynolds
Spirit Animal: Somewhere between a giraffe and a gazelle.
Fun Fact: I used to have a pet potato named Frankenstarch
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: Volunteers always yell at me to get out of the transition area because I wait too long to put my wetsuit on and that gets my adrenaline flowing.
Favorite Memory from the Team: Overload Week!!

Vice President

Sean “I’ll be honest here I don’t know how I got this position” Moran

Email: vicepresident@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: Make it to the top ten on the Bachelorette
Major: Environmental Earth and Soil Sciences
Year in School: 2nd
Year on the team: Same^^
Hometown: Northridge, Los Angeles
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: The naked one
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Sprite Mile
Favorite Food: The peanut butter I leave next to my bed so I can stay under the covers for an extra 3 minutes before practice
Celebrity Crush: Jimmy Garoppolo or John Stamos
Spirit Animal: The Nard Dawg
Fun Fact: My peak in life was when I was four and I got my dolphin drawing into National Geographic
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: Packing zero food while also not checking your tires to see if they’re actually connected to your bike and then wondering why your first Olympic was so difficult
Favorite Memory from the Team: Don’t remember
What is my perfect crime: I break into Tiffany’s at midnight. Do I go for the vault? No, I go for the chandelier. It’s priceless. As I’m taking it down, a woman catches me. She tells me to stop. It’s her father’s business. She’s Tiffany. I say no. We make love all night. In the morning, the cops come and I escape in one of their uniforms. I tell her to meet me in Mexico, but I go to Canada. I don’t trust her. Besides, I like the cold. Thirty years later, I get a postcard. I have a son and he’s the chief of police. This is where the story gets interesting. I tell Tiffany to meet me in Paris by the Trocadero. She’s been waiting for me all these years. She’s never taken another lover. I don’t care. I don’t show up. I go to Berlin. That’s where I stashed the chandelier.

Secretary

Shannon “Sharon” Riley

Email: secretary@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: To eat ice cream everyday
Major: Business Administration (Accounting & Finance whoooo)
Year in School: 4th
Year on the team: 4th
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: 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: Panicking like 10 times because I think I forgot something
Favorite Memory from the Team: 80s prom!

Treasurer

Austin “Still coming up with new excuses to skip 7 am bike practice” Hartman

Email: treasurer@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: To make it through an entire movie without falling asleep. Sorry if that offends anyone
Major: Busine$$ Admin
Year in School: 4th
Year on the team: 3rd
Hometown: Six Flags Magic Mountain
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Raiding the food tent after stumbling across the finish line
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Crying while watching Ohio sports teams (other than Ohio State because they’re actually good)
Favorite Food: Skyline Cheese Coneys (don’t judge it until you’ve tried it)
Celebrity Crush: Sadie Robertson. . . Yes, you heard me right, the girl from Duck Dynasty
Spirit Animal: Narwhal
Fun Fact: One time I had a waitress that looked like Sadie Robertson so I decided to write out my phone number with the remaining spaghetti noodles that I had in my bowl. Then as I walked out I told her to check my noodles. She never texted me :(
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: Checking transition approximately 37 times to make sure that I haven’t forgotten anything
Favorite Memory from the Team: Probably bleaching our hair at nationals because I finally had an excuse to bleach my hair

Public Relations

Briana “Beer Wineson” Willson

Email: publicrelations@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: Learn how to ride a bike
Major: Journalism
Year in School: 2nd
Year on the team: 2nd
Hometown: Rocklin, CA
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Free post race food
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Rolling my eyes
Favorite Food: BURRITOS
Celebrity Crush: Chris…Pratt/Evans/Hemsworth/Pine (take your pick, I’m down for any)
Spirit Animal: A fat cat that sleeps in the sun all day
Fun Fact: I was voted most sarcastic in high school, so have fun figuring out when I’m serious.
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: “Forgetting” to warm up
Favorite Memory from the Team: Banquet… if you can call it a memory
What’s the dumbest way you’ve injured yourself: I concussed myself twice, the first hitting my head on a countertop and the other running into my bunkbed. I need a helmet :(

Apparel

Nicole “If life gives you lemons, pray they are Lulu” Jordan

Email: apparel@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: Pet every furry animal I see
Major: Biology
Year in School: 4th
Year on the team: 2nd
Hometown: Castle Pines, ColoRADo
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Swike ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Hockey- Dangle, snipe, and celly!
Favorite Food: Strawberry Kiwi Honey Stingers
Celebrity Crush: Juju
Spirit Animal: “Cat” -Kevin Jervis
Fun Fact: I can do the Cup Song
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: Pee in my wetsuit
Favorite Memory from the Team: Quesadilla time. If you know, you know.

Student Head Coach

Erika “granola” Wilson

Email: headcoach@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: Explore all of Death Valley by bike, thru hike the Appalachian trail, and convince more people to appreciate Nickelback
Major: Environmental Engineering aka waste management
Year in School: 4th
Year on the team: 4th
Hometown: Princeton, MA
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Bike
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): climbing, mountain biking, anything suitable for an adrenaline junkie :-)
Favorite Food: LEEKS
Celebrity Crush: Mauria Nakamura, my part time lovr
Spirit Animal: Orca whales!!!! (or any kind of whale for that matter)
Fun Fact: I one time free solo climbed a 130 ft route in Yosemite (it was only a 5.6 but hey it counts..also, sorry mom)!!
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: Listening to Justin Bieber’s debut hit “One Time” and reminiscing on the good ole days when I thought we would meet and fall in love
Favorite Memory from the Team: Dyeing everyone’s hair at Nationals last year, I definitely discovered a new potential job option if saving the world & enginerding doesn’t work out

Sponsorship Coordinator

Malcolm “who’s a good boy” Mitchell

Email: sponsorship@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: Mash watts and avoid the real world
Major: Masters in Tax
Year in School: 5th
Year on the team: 2nd
Hometown: Seattle
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Left
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Walking off leash
Favorite Food: Treats
Celebrity Crush: T Swift
Spirit Animal: Snoop Dogg
Fun Fact: My glasses have an extra arm on each side because my ears are so small they need the extra support.
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: Port-a-potty sprints
Favorite Memory from the Team: Santa Barbara ride

Event Coordinator

Shannon “ain’t enough room on this perch for the two of us” Wheeler

Email: eventcoordinator@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: Find the best taco in SLO county (ask me about my rating system)
Major: Construction management
Year in School: Senior
Year on the team: Third
Hometown: Coppell, Texas
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: the first one that crosses the finish line
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): dancing to bangerz (t. swizzy, s. gomeazy, d. lovaty)
Favorite Food: anything with “everything but the bagel” seasoning
Celebrity Crush: *looks at flying object in sky* is that an actor? is that a singer? is that Superman? No! It’s Will Smith!!!!
Spirit Animal: sriracha
Fun Fact: I’ve showered as little as 2 times in 26 days (i really like backpacking)
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: not training 8 weeks before the race
Favorite Memory from the Team: I can’t narrow it down to one. Tritonman, SB ride and banquet are always memorable.

Alumni Relations

Cullen “repeat after me: I will not embarrass myself this year” Goss

Email: alumnirelations@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: It all started when I was 3 years old. I was shredding it super hard on my tricycle at a local turkey trot. One moment everything is fine and the next I’m on the ground. There’s blood everywhere and the trike is a mess. I barely survived. I need redemption, and I know alumni relations will be a vital step on that path.
Major: The one with all the dudes
Year in School: I can’t count that high
Year on the team: 5, same as my year in school! Oh wait…
Hometown: Home is wherever my double wide trailer fits
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Turkey leg. Mmmm
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Competitive elite tailgating
Favorite Food: 3am quesadillas. No question.
Celebrity Crush: Emma Watson, my love is too pure to joke about anything here.
Spirit Animal: Stanley Jorgensen
Fun Fact: I’m doing grad school just so I can set a new record for longest time spent in the tri house
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: I must wear a hat for exactly 4 minutes and 28 seconds then break 4 pairs of sunglasses
Favorite Memory from the Team: So this one time at Tour de Donut training camp… well I like rode my bike and ate some food and sure as hell didn’t swim. Still hurts.
Should I do Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa or nah? Text me 7066142088 ;)

Webmaster

Ryan “recovering poptart addict” Solorzano

Email: webmaster@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: To get a good picture taken of me while in a triathlon
Major: Computer Engineering
Year in School: 3rd
Year on the team: 3rd
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: The part where you get out of the water
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Skiing (even though I’ve only done it like twice)
Favorite Food: Anything with a lot of meat
Celebrity Crush: A close tie between Tchaikovsky and Dvořák
Spirit Animal: Patrick Star
Fun Fact: On my first triathlon with the team, I crashed on the bike and was cut up pretty bad. So, I was taken to a vet major’s house who, while she was cleaning my wounds, told me “wow this is so weird I’m used to doing this on animals”
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: I still listen to a playlist of very bad music that I made in middle school before every race
Favorite Memory from the Team: Definitely wildflower long course where I hit my bonk PR by forgetting my food in T1, but still managed to have an amazing time through all of the support from the team.

MTS Race Director

Mauria “does this show up when people google me” Nakamura

Email: racedirector@marchtriathlonseries.com
Quest: be able to pass ME212
Major: Domestic Engineering
Year in School: 4th
Year on the team: 4th
Hometown: 2268 Carpenter Canyon Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: walking
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): trolling online
Favorite Food: coffee counts right?
Celebrity Crush: Dick Cheney
Spirit Animal: naked mole rat
Fun Fact: I met Jerry Rice in an airport and tried on his Super Bowl ring
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: dry heaving in the bathroom
Favorite Memory from the Team: SB train ride back to SLO

Heart and Soles Race Director

Jacob “Pretty in Pink” David

Email: heartandsoles@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: Break my La Croix addiction
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year in School: 3rd Year
Year on the team: 3rd Year
Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Run
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Football
Favorite Food: Gu
Celebrity Crush: Selena Gomez
Spirit Animal: Roe Klein
Fun Fact: I lost my snowboard on Mt.Rainer once
Weirdest Pre-race ritual: I like to sleep in my race kit
Favorite Memory from the Team: The moment that I first discovered 2 laps

Tour de Donut Race Director

Taylor “I hope reincarnation is real so I can be a sea otter” Abbott

Email: tourdedonut@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: Make swim practice great again
Major: Physics
Year in School: 4th
Year on the team: 3rd
Hometown: Clovis CA
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Swim duh
Favorite Sport (Besides Triathlon): Surfing & water polo
Favorite Food: Pizza
Celebrity Crush: Jack Johnson
Spirit Animal: elephant seal
Fun Fact: I am double jointed in 7 places !!!