Athlete Bio

Athlete Bio

Walter "gun show" Welsh - athlete bio

Tristar Athletes Northeast Team -Walter "gun show" Welsh - Walter has taken on some of the more challenging races in cycling across the country. From Fondo’s to tours, he has improved dramatically in just a few short seasons. Walter came out to our Oceanside race camp in 2019 and wasn’t satisfied with just any long ride, so he blazed his own trail to the top of Palomar Mountain. He wasn’t done there, he helped pull home the entire team on day three from San Diego to Oceanside!

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Will "Draft Legal" Kampf - athlete bio

Tristar Athletes Southwest - Will "Draft Legal" Kampf - I look forward to every workout. Well, not every workout. Sessions on the bike trainer kind of hurt! I’m in a transition period of my life. Changing careers and putting my family first. Having a five and three year old has put a lot in perspective and requires a ton of work. It is making me a healthier person and allowing me to also get back into triathlon after a few years off


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Kurt "Young Jedi" Skalamera- athlete bio

Tristar Athletes Northeast Team -Kurt "Young Jedi" Skalamera -  “….Nothing cools me down like a jump in the ocean after a long run. Nothing hydrates me like an ice cold beer after a long ride. I dive into movies like I dive into the pool: full immersion! Recovery days are the best when I can binge a good show or host a movie marathon. NYC is my home and I love all that it offers for food, culture, art and - not least of all - training!”

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Nobuyuki "Yuki" Yukawa - athlete bio

Tristar Athletes Southwest - Nobuyuki “Yuki” Yukawa -My first race was Xterra off-road triathlon @ Laguna Beach back in 2016. I started MTB 7 years before that and self-trained for a year and finally I made it. After that race, I came across a swimming group, SMOG, and got to know Cliff and now I'm racing 70.3 Ironman and training is part of my life.

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Angela "ultra competitive" Kirkendall - athlete bio

Tristar Athletes Northwest Team - Angela "ultra competitive" Kirkendall -  “I am a mom to Cooper (6), married to Kent. I am a Critical Care Nurse working in the Cardiology Dept. at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek. I am ultra competitive person even though in triathlon I am a back of the packer. haha I have tried every sport under the sun as a child, and did well in most of them. Swimming is my happy place, and running is the death of me.”