Howdy Zebras and Zebras-to-be!
I hope everyone has had a great holiday break! There's only one more week left on the training challenge so submit your workouts here.
The first meeting for Spring 2014 will be at 8PM in REC 281 on Monday, January 20th. I hope to see all of you there! We'll be talking about how to get involved with the team, practice schedule, race schedule, nationals, uniforms, new swim practice and track practice coaches, etc.!
Sean "what's better than eating 5 cupcakes tonight? A 6th one." Chang
And the winners have been decided! Tiebreakers were decided by the most of each team's houses eaten in 30 seconds.
1st: Christmas Turkey [ate the most candy for tiebreaker and stayed 1st]
2nd: George Bush's Vacation Home [ate the second most candy for tiebreaker and moved up to 2nd]
3rd: Water Park
Also, a few big changes are happening for Collegiate USAT racing! First, the 28 year-old limitation on collegiate athletes has been removed. No matter what age, any full-time student can now race! Second, you can wear your zebra sports bra at collegiate nationals! Lastly, there will be a vote amonth NCAA athletic directors to decide whether or not women's triathlon will be added as an NCAA event. If it is passed, then it will begin August 2014! We will keep you updated.
We are in the process of modifying our Spring 2014 race schedule (due to some complications). This will still for sure include our conference races, but we are open to other races: Mean Green, Conference Championships, and Nationals. If you are an alumni or a race director and have any suggestions, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to establish new relationships!
After a grueling Prelim/Finals format tube changing competition, we have our victors! The finals heat contained the fastest 5 tube-changers out of 25 competitors.
1. Michael "if only I was as good at changing tubes as I was following race courses" Arishita
2. David "I practiced 100 times before this" Tolstyka
3. Jason "building a new bike frame" Duance
5. Suzi "I should've won, but I pinched my tube" Aleksander
Thanks to Bay Area Cycling for being our partners and providing tubes/pizza for the meeting! Also a big thanks to them for hosting us at their tailgate this past weekend. Go and like their Facebook page!
Also, you can find results from Bronda's Duathlon this past weekend here.
Our very own speed monster and professional triathlete, Scott Wilkinson, spoke at our meeting today about the differences between a road and triathlon/time-trial bike, basic bike maintenance tips, and what it's like being a professional triathlete. You can find the PowerPoint here.
If you want to go to Try Andy's Tri (10/20/2013) or have already registered, pease register here and tell Kitty Kat Racine! You will see the option to select the collegiate division after you navigate past the first page.
Brandon will be sending out information about GU Energy tomorrow so watch out for that!
Also, make sure you are registered on the fourms if you've paid dues. That is how you get discount codes for most of our partnerships and training plan information!!
Lastly, whether you are a current member or alumni, please go to this link and fill out the survey: http://recsports.tamu.edu/development/reconnect.asp. You'll get free newsletters sent out to your address every semester about updates from our team! It's the best way to stay in touch!