Coaches and Officers

Head Coach: Brad Seng 

Lives in: Boulder, CO

 

Originally from: Bloomfield Hills, MI.

 

Studied: BA in Psychology from Albion College, home of the mighty Brittons, MA in Sports Administration from Wayne State University (both in MI).

 

Favorite Triathlon Discipline: Running comes most naturally to me, having chased a soccerball for years while playing through college. I used to despise running though, but now relish the opportunity to play a big game of Pac-Man while running down the competition in races.

 

A few words about CU Triathlon: "The history and tradition of excellence of our program is impressive, but even more so is the camaraderie and community found within the team. A group that encompasses a wide variety of athletic backgrounds and abilities, the team fosters an atmosphere of support and encouragement while challenging individuals to be their best. There are numerous opportunities for members to grow athletically, emotionally and intellectually all within a fun, competitive environment. Boulder is the mecca for endurance athletes and the University of Colorado Triathlon Team is an integral part of this larger community. No other location can match the resources, training opportunities, good weather and density of elite athletes and active individuals that Boulder has to offer."

Assistant Coach: Dave Sheanin

Lives in: Erie, CO

Originally from: Woodland Hills, CA

Studied: Psychology at UC-Irvine (go anteaters!) and MBA at CU-Boulder.

Favorite Triathlon Discipline: Swim for sure. Love the water but it's a curse--no one wins a tri in the swim, but I'm willing to keep trying.

A few words about CU Triathlon: "I love/hate living and training in Boulder. It's awesome to rub shoulders with some of the very best in the world as well as tons of really inspirational amateurs giving it their best. But training rides can easily turn into road races and runs into track meets. Sometimes it feels like it's competition all the time around here. Still, I would never trade the fantastic people, beautiful geography, and relaxed pace for anywhere else.

The CU Tri Team is a unique group. The championships are nice but that's not what makes this team special. We're a family and I've never seen such closeness among members of a group or team of this size anywhere else. It's hard to describe but you all make each other better every day you're together--on and off the race course."

2019-2020 CU Triathlon Team Officers

President

McKinley Coppock

 

Junior- Integrative Physiology

Longmont, Colorado

Interesting fact about you: Slightly above average at Wii Mario Kart

Favorite food: Watermelon

Number of years on the team: 2

Favorite Event: RUN

Vice President

Devon Kroeker

Junior- Mechanical Engineering 

Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

Interesting fact about you: I have three citizenships!

 

Favorite food: Brownies or watermelon

 

Number of years on the team: 2

Favorite Event: BIKE

Race Logistics

Hayden Fogel

Sophomore - Physics

Geneva, Illinois

 

Interesting fact about you: Joined the team having never done a triathlon and without knowing how to swim

 

Favorite food: Deep dish pizza

 

Number of years on the team: 1

Favorite Event: RUN

Treasurer 

Favorite Event: BIKE

John Carberry

 

Sophomore - Mechanical Engineering

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Interesting fact about you: Climbed Pico de Orizaba, the third highest mountain in North America.

Favorite food: Spaghetti

Number of years on the team: 1

Marketing

Favorite Event: SWIM

Mia Keller

 

1L Law Student

Denver, Colorado

 

Interesting fact about you: Has been to every Rockies Opening Day since 2005

Favorite food: BREAKFAST BURRITOS

 

Number of years on the team: 2

 

 

Fundraising

Favorite Event: RUN

Gabby Trueblood

 

Sophomore - Business 

Vail, Colorado

Interesting fact about you: Can eat 9 breadsticks from Olive Garden

 

Favorite food: Ice cream

Number of years on the team: 1

 

 

Apparel

Favorite Event: SWIM

Shannon Derthick

 

Junior- Integrative Physiology & Studio Art

Boulder, Colorado

Interesting fact about you: Played 7 seasons of Ultimate Frisbee

Favorite food: Salt

 

Number of years on the team: 2

 

 

Sponsorship

Favorite Event: BIKE

Sean Dunkelman

Sophomore - Biochemistry

Boulder, Colorado

Favorite Animal: Elephants because they’re cute and the only land mammal that can’t jump.

Interesting fact about you: I can moonwalk!

 

1 word that describes you: Happy

 

 

Workout Coordinator

Favorite Event: SWIM

Maren York

Sophomore - International Affairs

 

Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

Interesting fact about you: Also a modern pentathlete and member of the United States Air Force!

 

Favorite food: Chocolate milk & Cheez-its

 

Number of years on the team: 1

 

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