Based in: Eugene, Ore.
Results: 2011 Wildflower Long Course champion
“The Rolf Prima Tri at the Grove (in Cottage Grove, Ore., July 28, Rolfprima.com/tatg). It’s a super fun, easy going, and purely Oregon experience. It’s produced by the guys at Rolf Prima, who not only make awesome hand-built wheels, but are a small Eugene company and my first sponsor. Late July in Oregon is beautiful, and Cottage Grove Lake is absolutely spectacular. It’s mostly local racers just having a great time enjoying the sun. Last year Graham O’Grady and I raced on separate relay teams for charity. Kate Bevilaqua and Mackenzie Madison raced the Olympic, and Heather and Trevor Wurtele lead a practice swim. All of us were there to support the community. It was a blast.”