Cal Poly TriathlonSchool Sports Team in San Luis Obispo, California
Amazing video put together by our President, Elena Aker! So proud of all our female athletes on the team for showing us what it means to tri like a girl.
This video was made as part of a school project, but is something I’ve wanted to make for a long time.
Often in sports, there is a large disparity in involveme...nt between men and women, but I’m proud to be President of a triathlon team that creates a safe and healthy environment for female athletes to thrive. Just under 50% of our 145 members are women. I am inspired everyday by our hardworking, ass-kicking ladies and I wanted to give them the recognition they deserve.
filming, editing, and directing: yours truly
Drone footage filmed by: Ian Hayes
Song: Bullet Train by Stephen Swartz ft. Joni Fatora
Over winter break two of our athletes, Julia Mace and Tara Hale got to attend Under My Wing Triathlon Summit training camp put on by Red Bull at CU Boulder Sports Performance Center. Julia and Tara got the opportunity to learn from leading expert from swim technique, metabolic testing, diet, and nutrition. They were selected from over one hundred applicants! Read more about their experience here http://www.slowtwitch.com/…/Under_My_Wing_Triathlon_Summit_…
Thanks UC Davis Triathlon for putting on a great race on Sunday! We had a lot of new members out there racing in their first triathlon as well as returners.
Top 3 female CPtri athletes:
1. Erika Wilson
2. Jamie Nelson
3. Megan McNairn...
Top 3 male CPtri athletes:
1. Denis Pyryev
2. Matt Whitman
3. Gregory Aitken
The Cal Poly Tri Team recently lost one of their own. Derek Unland exemplified so much that is great about this sport. He was a friend to everyone that got to know him. He was very selfless and caring about others. Most people can only really picture him with a big smile on his face, since it was there seemly all the time. He had a passion for all things bikes and could always be spotted somewhere on his bike, usually on his lunch ride. He was also passionate about the World ...Bicycle Relief fund and actively supported it throughout his career working at SRAM. In his honor, a fundraiser was started by World Bicycle Relief with the goal to get 100 bikes for students so they can have access to an education and a brighter future (http://fundraise.worldbicyclerelief.org/derek-unland).
There will also be a memorial bicycle ride this Sunday June 18th. It will begin at 9am at the SRAM office, 4720 Allene Way, San Luis Obispo. It will be a mellow ride out to Old West Cinnamon Rolls in Pismo. Come and join and share in the memory of Derek.
Tour de Donut 2017 was a huge success with over 465 donuts eaten at Slo Do Co, Fresh Donuts, and Sunshine Donuts! Our first place male and female winners are Jason Francia and Grace Privett. Congratulations to everyone who came out to compete in and support the event. Huge shoutout to our race committee for all their hard work to put this on!
Don't forget to sign up for Tour de Donut 2017! Also we've partnered with SLO Do Co and they are offering bike donuts for this month. Stop by to get one and $0.75 will be donated back to the food bank!
A great weekend of racing for CP Tri! Very proud of our team for placing 13th overall. Our mens team came in 6th being led by Kevin Jervis taking 8th and Devin Volk taking 18th in the Olympic race. And our women's team finishing 25th overall. Proud of everyone and thank you to our coaches, and sponsors for making this all possible!
The Club Sports atmosphere at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is amazing and there is a team of hard working individuals behind the programs success! They are hosting a dodgeball tournament Battle for the Golden Wrench. Check out the promo video!
Link to registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/battle-for-the-golden-wrench-d…
CP Tri will be heading to Tuscaloosa Alabama this weekend for USAT Collegiate Club 2017 National Championship. Check out this video of how our team has prepared for the big race!