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Athletes of the Month

Juliet Hochman

Juliet Hochman

What's Your Why? JULIET HOCHMAN  Like a lot of women, Juliet Thompson Hochman has lived her life in chapters. Chinese Studies major, non-profit entrepreneur, MBA student, wife, mother, PTA president, youth coach, math/book club tutor, consultant, ex-pat, blog writer,...

Scott Goodrich

Scott Goodrich

What's Your Why? SCOTT GOODRICH   Scott Goodrich is a proud member of the Wattie Ink. Hitsquad Triathlon Team, Dialed Triathlon Team and the Chris Bagg Coaching Group.  He leads a high performing team at the Port of Vancouver as the Director of Finance &...

Amy Vantassel

Amy Vantassel

What's Your Why? AMY VANTASSEL   Amy “VT” VanTassel - Amy “VT” is a proud member of the Wattie Ink. professional athlete roster and the Chris Bagg Coaching Group. The Ultraman double-iron distance is her forte, having attained a career highlight with an overall win...

Jim West

Jim West

What's Your Why? JIM WEST  I’ve always been active and athletic as I grew up. The running wave started in the early seventies, just as I got out of college. It was a primary part of my fitness. As I reached my late forties though, I began to get less consistent on my...

David Caldwell

David Caldwell

What's Your Why? DAVID CALDWELL Having been a person who has run for most of my life, for the first time that I can recall, I’m being honored with the prestigious “Athlete of the Month” for November 2019 by WHY Racing Events.  Being asked to share personal highlights,...

Jenni Sharff Bertapelle

Jenni Sharff Bertapelle

What's Your Why? JENNI SHARFF BETAPELLE is a mom of three children: ages six, eight and nine.  She works part time at Kaiser as an emergency psychiatric social worker.  She does triathlons as an outlet and to have something to call her own. Jenni grew up exposed to...

Noland Hoshino, Age 55

Noland Hoshino, Age 55

What's Your Why? NOLAND HOSHINO, Age 55 My introduction to triathlons began three years ago at the age of 52. A friend suggested, “Let’s do a triathlon!” I replied, “Are you crazy? I would NEVER do a triathlon.” But, I was on my return to fitness journey and needed a...

Rebecca Cady, Age 30

Rebecca Cady, Age 30

What's Your Why? REBECCA CADY, AGE 30 I race for my life. To explain this, I need to rewind a few years and give a little backstory. In June of 2013, I married my wonderful husband, Lance. By the time our honeymoon came to a close, I was the heaviest I had ever been...

Brian Jones, Age 42

Brian Jones, Age 42

What's Your Why? BRIAN JONES, AGE 42 In 2013 I was taking a walk around the block thinking about the last year and a half of my life, after a number of indescribable events that took place. At 35 years of age, my young family was faced with crossing a "mountain range"...

Marie Keyes, Age 63

Marie Keyes, Age 63

What's Your Why? MARIE KEYES, AGE 63 My husband’s nephew did his first Olympic Triathlon on his 40th birthday six years ago. I went to cheer him on. Over the course of the day, I saw every type of athlete tackle and claim the course. Later that afternoon over a...