After high school, I went to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, where I was on the triathlon team for all 4 years, serving as a team captain my last two years, and bringing a team to Collegiate Nationals both of those years after a several year gap of sending teams from the Academy. I also ran a little bit there, running indoor track my freshman year, and indoor and outdoor my sophomore year, although calling me mediocre for a DIII walk-on would be exaggerating my abilities. Shortly after my last Collegiate Nationals, I wrote a lengthy reflection of my development as a collegiate athlete, so I won't reiterate that.
|Our first time at Collegiate Nationals, in lovely Tuscaloosa.|
|My day job: here I'm checking the installation of the liferafts aboard a 900 foot bulk carrier|