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Another year comes to an end!

Howdy fellow Zebras!

I hope everyone survived finals week and congratulations to those zebras who graduated this year! I wanted to write a quick post before I leave town to give a quick update about everything that has been going on and some of the plans for next year. I am very humbled to be able to serve everyone as the president for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. There are a lot of exciting things that your new officers are wanting to do for the next year, so get ready for possibly the best zebra-ful year of triathlon yet! We have decided to simplify things this coming year. Instead of trying to continuously increment the number, we will return to ground zero: Project Podium. An idea that started as a goal to break into the podium on the national scene three years ago is quickly becoming a part of Texas A&M Triathlon. It still seems like yesterday that I was traveling back on the coach bus from Tempe, AZ. 

On the social media side, Sarah Pledger, your faithful new webmaster, and I are making huge additions to the website. In an effort to reduce listserv spam, we have implemented user login and forums as a medium for members, alumni, and friends to be able to trade ideas, sell or buy gear, or get together and train! Whenever you get the chance, please create an account and either Sarah or I will approve you. Team members and alumni will also get special access to deals and discounts. We are working on the best way to do this. Sarah will also be working on a new YouTube channel to give better race recaps!

On the partners side, our excellent partnership coordinator, Ciara Teter, has been hard at work! All Triathlon team members just need to mention their names at Muldoon's Coffee House to receive a $1 discount on every $3 spent there. This works through the summer too! We'll hopefully have more partners coming as fall semester gets nearer! Additionally, Ciara will be working as the race coordinator and we will maybe hopefully *fingers crossed* have other teams join us at our annual team time trials!

On the finance side, we started a Texas A&M Foundation account a little over a year ago with the goal of raising $25,000 in 5 years for scholarships and team expenses. Although we were not able to meet our goal of contributing $5,000 to the account this year due to extreme costs of nationals, we are still able to contribute $2,000 into the foundation. However, we still need help! If you are alumni of the team, please help us out. You can click the "Donate" link on the right to contribute to the team. All donations are greatly appreciated along with an invitation to our end of the year banquet next year!

On the fundraising and socials side, Julianne Newman is working on lots of exciting new socials and fundraisers in the form of more group rides, cookouts, and camping to name a few! We will be developing a new system for tracking volunteering that will ensure that if you volunteer more than others for the team, then you will for sure be paying less to travel to 2014 nationals, whoop!

Here's just a little bit of our past year as compiled by our very own Madeline Racine, who just walked the stage at graduation today!!

Cheers,
Sean Chang '13
President
Texas A&M Triathlon

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Regional and South Mid West Conference Champions!!

This past weekend we competed at the South Midwest Regional Qualifiers... and we won!! We won the overall title as well as the men's and women's team divisons. Winning Regionals also helped us captured the Conference title. 

Here are the individual results:

Women
1st Lauren Lewis
3rd Cici Teter
5th Monica Longoria
7th Alison Smyth
9th Karyn Stern
11th Julianne Newmann
12th Annette Harpole
17th Kat Racine
18th Brenna Farren
20th Ali Senz
21st Michelle Dawes
25th Melissa Hunt
28th Madeline Racine
32nd Carleigh Kutac

Men
1st Scott Wilkinson
3rd Dustin Joubert
4th Michael Arishita
9th Sean Chang
10th Ben Forrest
14th Kyle Blount
22nd Sean Fannin
23rd Anthony Felderhoff
28th Robert Dao
43rd Quang Tran
50th Brandon Miller
60th Tyler Vigil
61st Alex Neal
63rd Josh Messick
69th Taylor Kippes
76th Tyler Lawson
81st Daniel Mulkey
89th Ric Nava
96th Treat Peterson

Way to go Team!!

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Team Meeting Recap!

Howdy!

 
Race Report: We won the Mean Green Sprint Tri! We also placed 4 podium spots at the Draft Legal Tri (turned Duathlon) two weeks ago!
Check out the race results tab for more details.
 
Regionals:
Rolling 39 deep to Regionals this weekend. Meet at the Rec at 11am to load bikes.
Potluck dinner is Friday at 7 at the Zebra shack.
 
Nationals:
You need to register for Nationals by this Friday!! Also, please pay Sean Chang the $55 for travel fees.
Our team theme is.....THRIFT SHOP!
 
Sponsorships:
We're still working with the awesome OutRival Racing. If you need access to the training peaks accounts contact an officer.
We will be placing a GU order soon. Look for an email from Sean Fannin.
 
New officers Elections:
Next meeting (in two weeks) we will elect our new officers for next year.
President, Treasurer, and 3 general officers.
If you have any questions about what each position does, just ask one of us! We will be more than willing to share! The only requirements are that you be full time and have a 2.5 GPA, but we suggest not taking a really heavy course load! 
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New Sponsor!!! OutRival Racing!!

Team,

We are very excited to announce our new partnership with OutRival Racing, one of the premiere coaching services in Texas!! Outrival will be providing the team with beginner, intermediate, and advanced workouts focusing on our team races. Plus, they will even put on a skills clinic for us each semester.

Watch out Collegiate Nationals 2013!! The Texas A&M Triathlon team will be ready to race FAST!

OutRival Racing

If you are a due paying member, you should have received the Training Peaks Log-in information. If not, please contact a team officer.

It's going to be a great Spring Season. THANKS OUTRIVAL!!

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Team Time Trials!!

CONGRATS to everyone who came out and raced today!! Special thanks to our volunteers!

Official results located here.

Top 4 Men:
Scott  "missed sub-hour bike split by 3 seconds" Wilkinson
Michael "swim prime" Arishita
Dustin  "stopped to pick flowers on the bike" Joubert
Sean "saw Dustin picking flowers, got envious, and stopped too" Chang
 
Top 4 Women:
Lauren "wears all pink to races" Lewis
Cici "real workout was standing and working for 6 hours afterwards" Teter
Alison "wanted to keep swimming and bee-lined towards the cars" Smith
Karyn "white fingers and toes" Stern

 

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