Luke Wilson- The Hampster aka International Luke
Racing Motto: NFA
Day Job: Radiologist
Words to Live By: the 5D's. Dedication, Determination, Discipline, Drive and Desire
HyVee 5150 World Championship - 2012 - 3rd AG - Ironman 70.3 Branson - 1st AG, KC 5150 Triathlon 2012 - 4th AG, SMT 2012 - 2nd AG, 7th OA, Groundhog Run 2012 - 2nd AG, SMT 2011 - 1st AG - 5th Overall, KC Tri 2011 - 6th AG, Ironman New Orleans 2011 - Age Group 3rd, 58th Overall., Ironman Kansas 2010 - Age Group 3th, Overall 29th., Hyvee Triathlon 2010 - Age Group 4th, Overall 40th.,USAT All American 2010, USAT All American Honorable Mention 2009
Todd Johnson- Big Johnson
Day Job: Urologist
Words to Live By: Send the Pain Below
Best Finishes: HyVee 5150 Championship 2012 - 7th AG, SMT 2012 - 6th AG, KC 5150 Triathlon 2012 - 3rd AG, Topeka Tinman 2011 - 3rd AG, 2nd Place AG M45-59, TriZou 5/1/11 2011, Ironman New Orleans - 3rd Place Relay. 7/07 Shawnee Mission Tri 1st Place Clyde 40+, 7/07 Midwest Mayhem Tri 1st Place Clyde 40+, 8/07 Jackson County Tri 1st Place Clyde 40+, 5/09 Bike Source Tri 2nd M45-49, 6/09 Hy-Vee Tri 2nd Place Clyde 40+, 7/09 Nautica NYC Tri 9th M45-49, 4/10 IM NOLA 2nd Place Clyde 40+, 5/10 KC Tri 4th overall short course, 1st M45-49, 8/10 Big Creek Tri 3rd M45-49
Jason Fitzhugh- Fitz
Day Job: Former President, Sales and Marketing for Gemaco, Inc. - now living the life in Aspen
Motto: You know you are having fun if it HURTS!!!
Sage Advice: Never take yourself too seriously and don't forget to treat yourself to a good burger, some greasy fries and at least 2 cold beers after those tough Bulls rides.
Best Finishes: Nautica South Beach Triathlon 2012 - 1st Place OA, St. Anthony's Triathlon 2012 - 1st Place, Groundhog Run 2012 - 1st AG, KC Tri 5150 - 2012 - 2nd AG, 9th OA, 2012 Lake Stevens Triathlon - 4th AG, Missouri Valley Masters Swim Meet 2012 - 2nd AG, Ironman Branson 2012 - 1st AG, 19OA, 2012 Amramco Houston Half Marathon - 10th Place AG, 2011 Gobbler Grind - 3rd Place AG, 2011 Rhoto Ironman 70.3 Miami - 5th Place AG, 2011 USAT Age Group Nationals - 21st AG, 2011 Miami International Triathlon - 4th AG, 2009 Ultramax Triathlon - 1st AG, 6th OA, 2008 Toyota US Open Triathlon - 1st AG, 5th OA, 2007 KC Marathon 1st AG, 6th OA.
Jim Myers - Sonny
Quote: Does my aero helmet make my ass look fat?
Motto: If it doesn't make you want to quit, you aren't doing it right
Day Job: Trial Lawyer at Shaffer Lombardo Shurin PC
Best Finishes: 2014 Ironman World Championships - Kona, 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championships, 2014 Ironman Louisville 10:08:12 (8th AG), 2014 Ironman Kansas 4:38:05 (6th AG), 2012 Hyvee 5150 - 3rd AG, SMT 2012 - 2nd AG, KCTRI 2012 - 17th AG, 2011 Ironman Arizona 10:59 (65th AG), 2011 Ironman Branson - 18th Age Group, 2011 SMT Short Course 2nd Age Group, 2011 Ironman Kansas - 39th AG - 5:15, 2011 KC Tri - 14th AG, 2009 Jackson County (short course) - 2nd - Age Group, 2009 Midwest Meltdown – 3rd Overall; 1st Age Group, 2010 Topeka Tinman – 10th Overall; 2nd - Age Group, KC Multisport Time Trial Series Champion 2010. 2011 OZ Half Marathon - Age Group 2nd, Overall 15th.
Bob Schloegel - Bob
Quote: A beer would be good, or another 50 miles - whatever.
Motto: Pretend there is some good Kansas gravel at Hawi
Day Job: Pediatric Physician
Best Finishes: Bob has raced in the Ironman World Championships in Kona 14 times. He has a PR of 4:09 at the 70.3 distance and 9:24 for a full Ironman.
Mike Malfer - Lil' Macca
Quote: I'm a loaner, Dotty - a rebel!
Motto: Fear the ankle tatoo!
Day Job: Seriously?
Best Finishes: 2014 Ironman World Championship - Kona - 10:20:46, 2014 Ironman Texas 9:38:23 Kona Mike is a consistent qualifier for the 70.3 World Championships, and boasts PRs of 4:33 at the 70.3 distance and 10:14 for a full Ironman.
Steve Cosentino - COZ
Motto: No Hills, No Heat, No Dice.
Day Job: Technology, IP and Business Lawyer at Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Sage Advice: Check the middle pocket?
Best Finishes: Heritage Park Triathlon 2012 - 2nd AG, LAKC Run for Justice 5k 2012 - 1st AG, 4OA, Groundhog Run 2012 - 14th AG, 2011 Ironman Kansas - 34th AG - 5:10; 2011 Ironman Arizona 12:11, 2011 SMT 6th AG, 2011 Jackson County - 3rd AG, 2011 KC Tri - 20th AG, 2011 BikeSource Heritage Park Triathlon - 7th Age Group, 19th Overall, 2011 Southwest Valley Regional YMCA Olympic Triathlon - 2nd Age Group, 8th Overall, 2010 Midwest Mayhem - 2nd - Age Group, 2010 Jackson County (long course) - 7th Age Group, 2010 Midwest Meltdown – 6th - Age Group, 2010 LAKC Run for Justice 5K - 1st Age Group.
Tony Zink - Z
Motto: If it weren't for Italian Wine and Belgian Cheese, I'd Be Unstoppable
Day Job: Cardiologist
Best Finishes: Ironman Kansas 2011 - 8th AG, Ironman Branson 2011 - 6th AG, Escape from Alcatraz 2012 - 48th AG, Kansas City Triathlon 2011 - 6th AG, Kansas City Marathon 2010 - 10th AG, HyVee Triathlon 2010 - 11th AG, Kansas City Triathlon 2010 - 5th AG, Ironman New Orleans 2010 - 2nd AG,
Pat Donnelly - Wild Turkey
Motto: Aging But Still Raging
Day Job: Physician
Best Finishes: Hyvee 5150 Championship 2012 - 8th AG, SMT 2012 - 1st AG, KC 5150 Triathlon 2012 - 2nd AG, Topeka Tinman 2012 - 1st AG, Escape From Alcratraz 2012 - 8th AG, Kansas City Marathon 5k 2012 - 1st AG 100th tri last year-can't remember most of them, 2011 Topeka Tinman 1st AG, 2011 KC Tri - 1st AG, 2011 SMT 1st AG, 2011 Jackson County 1st AG
James Montalto - The Faster Montalto
Motto: Bike for Show and Run for Dough
Day Job: Technology Business Development Manager at OfficeMax Enterprise Solutions
Best Finishes: Hyvee 5150 Championship 2012 - 21st AG, Ironman Kansas 2011 - 9th Ag, KC 5150 Triathlon 2012 - 7th AG, Groundhog Run 2012 - 3rd AG, 2011 Branson Sprint Triathlon - 1st AG, 5th OA, KC Tri 2011 - 6th AG, KC Tri 2010 - 3rd AG, KC Tri 2009 - 7th AG, Kansas City Marathon 2010 - 15th AG, Jackson County Tri 2007 - 2nd AG, 5th OA.
Mark Montalto - The Fast Montalto
Motto: Run for Dough and Bike for Show
Day Job: Account Executive at OfficeMax Enterprise Solutions
Best Finishes: HyVee 5150 World Championships 28th Ag, Kansas City Marathon 2012 - 8th AG, Ironman Kansas 2011 - 6th AG, SMT 2011 7th AG, KC Tri 5150 - 12th AG, Groundhog Run 2012 - 2nd AG, Topeka Tin Man 2010 - 4th AG, Kansas City Triathlon 2011 - 9th AG, Jackson County Triathlon 2007 - 5th AG, Shawnee Mission Triathlon 2007 - 7th AG.
Mark Fleischman - Fitman
Motto: You Only Get to Race The People Who Show Up
Day Job: Dermatology Surgeon
Training Regimen: Mark was quoted in Ingrams' Magazine saying "I have as much difficulty getting out of bed in the morning as anybody,” he said. “The natural human tendency is to be lazy.” He is a fixture at Raging Bulls Wednesday morning track workouts - 10 minutes late, of course.
Best Finishes: Lincoln Blast - 1st Place AG - Sedalia Duathlon - 1st Place AG 2012, Ingrams' Fittest Executive Under 50 - 2012, Branson Mountain Man - 3rd Place AG, SMT 2012 11th AG, Cerner 15K 2012 - 5th AG, Kansas City Triathlon 2010 - 28th AG, Gobbler Grind 2009 - 5th AG. Kansas City Marathon 2009 - 27th AG.
Derek Sandstrom - The Sand Storm
Motto: Older and Faster!
Day Job: VP, Business Development for Sierra-Cedar, Inc.
Best Finishes: Jackson County Sprint 2012 – 1st Overall with 5k run of 18:52, and has PRs of 4:50 at the 70.3 distance and 10:31 for Ironman Wisconsin, Multi 70.3 Worlds qualifier, and raced Ironman 70.3 World Champs in 2013, Boston Marathon 2012, Marathon PR – 3:15, ½ Marathon PR – 1:27, 15 Tri Podiums, five IM finishes, five 70.3 finishes, 39 Triathlon finishes.
Chris Fugate - The Rudy Project
Racing Motto – Keep your swim speed suit on for the Ironman bike!
Day Job – National Account Manager – Hallmark Cards
Words to Live By: Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. Lou Holtz
Races: 2015 Groundhog Run 10K – 4th AG / 16th OA, 2014 Garmin Half Marathon – 3rd AG / 12th OA, 2013 Gobbler Grind Half Marathon – 1st AG / 3rd OA, 2012 HyVee 5150 US Championship – 3rd AG, 2012 Shawnee Mission Triathlon – 1st AG / 8th OA, 2012 Corporate Challenge Triathlon – 2nd OA, 2011 Redman Half Ironman – 2nd AG/ 5th OA, 2011 Jackson County Triathlon – 1st AG, 2010 Corporate Challenge Triathlon – 1st OA, 2010 Spring Migration Triathlon – 1st AG / 3rd OA, 2009 Corporate Challenge Triathlon – 1st OA, 2009 Heritage Park Triathlon – 1st AG/2nd OA, 2008 Jackson County Triathlon – 2nd AG/ 5th OA, 2006 Topeka Tinman Triathlon – 1st AG / 4th OA, 2006 Corporate Challenge Triathlon – 1st AG / 1st OA, 2006 Spring Migration Triathlon – 1st AG / 2nd OA, 2005 Shawnee Mission Triathlon – 1st AG / 1st OA, 2005 Topeka Tinman Triathlon – 1st AG / 2nd OA, 2005 Halfmax Triathlon – 2nd AG.
Sam Kuykendall – The Kuykular Missle
Racing motto: Keep a port-a-potty in site at all times
Quote: I swim hard to have my wetsuit ripped off
Day Job: Urologist
Sage Advice: Always beat the guy wearing the Ironman jersey
Best Finishes: Texas Tri Series Champion, Top 5 70.3 Austin, Top 10 70.3 Kansas, 1st AG TriRock Austin, 70.3 Worlds Qualifier x 3
John Denne: Steady Denne
Race Motto: I'll have time to rest when I'm dead.
Quote: "Leave the gun, take the cannoli"
Day Job: Sales Manager
Training Focus: Follow Malfer and hold on for dear life.
Sage Advise: Focus on your faith, your family, and your friends; all else will fall in line.