Tristar Athletes SouthWest
Tristar Athletes Southwest Geography boasts some of the best year round training grounds North America has to offer. Ocean to desert our athletes have plenty of opportunity to mix it up training and racing together. New to the group? Join in below on the Facebook group page to see local training sessions, races and current events. Join us, get fast together and learn the best practices in endurance sports.
SOUTHWEST TEAM AT THE RACES
The Southwest team meets at many marquis and local races to cheer each other on. Go Tristar! can be heard often and loudly as our team pushes the boundaries of whats possible. We organize team meet ups prior to race and afterwards for post race celebrations to debrief and share the race experience. Learn more about select team races this year.
SoCal Training Camp
Our athletes across the world hone in on our Southwest training race camp at the Oceanside 70.3. Swim, bike run coaching instruction in a friendly & healthy competitive environment that fosters the individual athlete wanting to prepare themselves for the pre season of racing. Learn more below on registration details.
Southwest Athlete Bios
OurSouthwest team works together as a “unit” and often times even when geographies are spread out our athletes meet at races, locally for training sessions, socially and or connect online to motivate and learn from one another. Find a Tristar team member below and find training partners.
Tristar Athletes Southwest - Toby “Red-line” Rider -My first athletic challenge was in 6th grade. I rode my little BMX bicycle from Torrance to Marineland (in Palos Verdes) straight up Hawthorne Blvd. That was several thousand feet of climbing, wearing jeans. I put PB&J sandwiches and a jug of water in my backpack……
Tristar Athletes Southwest Team - "Ultra" Julian Summers - Julian is one of our brightest Tristars! reaching for both the moons and the heavens when it comes to goals. A competitive thirst for going long, and at the same time brining a winning attitude and smile to those he races along side; you can’t help but get caught up in his winning spirit!
Tristar Athletes Southwest - Ash “from OZ” Forrester; “From Australia, love to travel and have lived for periods of time in various parts of the world including stints in London, New York, and now SoCal. Have 8 year old boy/girl twins.“ Coaches Notes: Ash is a fun and passionate athlete and somehow manages to train super hard doing so with a smile. We think he might be missing the “pain gene”!
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
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.
Tristar Athletes Southwest Team - Chris “Big gains” Graves” - Chris is a husband and father with three teenage kids (aka he was a Tripple Ironman before he even raced one ; ) Learn more about this top level Tristar Athlete
Tristar Athletes Southwest Team - Jonathan “Legend” Sumilang had a crazy idea to do an Ironman, that was three years ago and now? He’s working on his next PR…
Tristar Athletes Southwest Team - Jenn “smiles for miles” Geiger - is one of the most compassionate athletes on the Tristar Athletes team. Jenn also has one of the most “infectious” smiles while racing and training that must be the secret to her success in both triathlon and life!
Tristar Athletes Southwest Team -Tom Legend Aaker - Tom Aaker has been consistently putting down endurance events for his entire life including a memorable 26.2 marathon race at the North Pole! ..Learn more about Tom and his racing and training.