Bo Camero - Swim Coordinator
My Name is Bo Camero. I have been with the tri club for a couple years now, so far my highlight is taking 2nd in my age group at Scoggin Valley Tri last year. Lookin forward to some more great stories for this year!!!
Steph Snyder - Run Coordinator
I began running in 2002 when I entered my first 10K in Tualatin. I was immediately hooked and two years later I raced my first triathlon. My running personal bests consist of 5K 18:25:06, 10K 36:37:00, 15K 1:00:12, half marathon 1:22:07, and marathon 2:57:50. I enjoy running for many personal reasons, but I also enjoy pushing others and helping them reach their personal goals. I think oftentimes we limit ourselves because of various reasons – we get stuck being a certain type of runner because that's all we know. I enjoy encouraging people to risk more and push themselves to see what they can become. We will never know our potential unless we are willing to risk failure and lay it all on the line. "Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory." -Mahatma Gandhi
Brian Hilsabeck - Bike Coordinator
2012 will be Year 4 of my Triathlon Journey. The past two years I have been focused on running (Half-Marathon Distance). I will be completing my 5th Half-Marathon in Eugene on April 2012 and racing a few other local triathlon events during the summer. I enjoy Friday evening Open Water Swims at the Silverton Reservior and supporting Willamette Valley Tri Club Members at other races. I hope to be celebrating my 50th Birthday in 2013 the day after completing my 1st Iron Distance Triathlon (Planned Event: 2013 Vineman Full). Hope to see you out there.
Gordon Cully - Social Event Coordinator
Prior to the last 2 years I had been in and out of the sport of triathlon over the course of several years having done a sprint distance race here and there. I come to the sport with a background in running which is my true love and it wasn't until injuries that I was forced onto the bike and into the pool in order to maintain some level of fitness. I figured if I was going to do the training I might as well compete in order to keep myself motivated. This time around I have found myself really enjoying the social aspect of the club and competing as part of Team Green! Although still new to the sport, highlights so far have been competing with the team in the club championship at Blue Lake in the Olympic distance and completing the Ironman 70.3 Vineman in 2011.
Kellie Schellenberger - Social Event Coordinator
I've been participating in triathlons since 2008. I've successfully finished 10 triathlons, mostly at the sprint distance. Last year, I finished my first Olympic distance tri and had a fantastic time. I participate in triathlons for the friendship and camaraderie. I never finish in the top of the pack, but I always have a great time!!
Ginny Beckwith - Social Event Coordinator
A native of Alabama, Ginny started Triathalons in the warm Gulf of Mexico many years ago. After stops in Texas and Colorado she has grown to love the Pacific Northwest. Ginny is an energetic participant in events of all types loving the self satisfaction of accomplishing the challenge.
Tim Zuk - Nutrition / Medical Specialist
I've been doing multisport for a little over a decade. My favoite race is the half ironman . I'm looking forward to racing Boise 70.3 this year.I've enjoyed learning about the sport and am a USAT level 1 coach and USA cycling level 3 coach. I've enjoyed being part of the medical tent in Kona Ironman several times and always enjoy learning more about endurance sports. I plan to give more information to the Willamette Valley Triathlon Club on sport nutrition which is constantly in evolution is always an individual experiment as is all of training.
Michelle Mills - Media Liaison
I have been competing in triathlons for 9 years and still love it! Although the olympic distance is my favorite, I have done all distances from sprints to iron distance triathlons. My favorite race throughout my tri years has definitely been Escape from Alcatraz, but I also loved Vineman IM and Troika 1/2 IM. Locally I would say that Hagg Lake is my favorite race. I got into triathlon because I was looking to cross train, but what I've gotten out of triathlon is a great group of friends and workout partners!
The Willamette Valley Triathlon Club has four primary goals:
• Promote multisports events through a membership organization of endurance athletes and others interested in Triathlon and Duathlon.
• Sponsor and organize local Triathlon and Duathlon events.
• Develop and maintain a cohesive non-profit organization so that the sports of Triathlon and Duathlon are supported in our area.
• To promote health, fitness and wellness in the Salem and surrounding areas.