Rose-Hulman Triathlon Club

Rose-Hulman Triathlon Club conducts regular workout sessions and encourage multi-sport activity. We host a sprint triathlon in the spring and many of our athletes compete in a number of other event. A typical week for us includes a swim, two runs, and two bikes rides. Individuals are always seeking workout partners for additional workouts as well. Leading up to the sprint triathlon we add brick workouts. At the beginning of each week, we send out the training schedule based on the weather. To be placed on this mailing list, please contact Jessica Spore at sporejl@rose-hulman.edu.  This year will also be the first year we take a training trip to Boca Raton, FL where we will compete in a sprint triathlon.

The Rose-Hulman Triathlon Club is sponsored by Forward Motion Atheletics and Rudy Project. Our race in the spring is sponsored by Road ID.

 

Jessica Spore President Jessica placed 12/53 in 2-mile open water swim last summer. Registered for Muncie Ironman 70.3 among other events this summer. She is also the IM swim meet overall champion, winning 12 out of 13 events. Jessica was in IM athlete of the year in 2010. She also is a varsity swimmer for Rose.
Daniel Watson (right) Vice President Daniel recently placed 10th overall in the Mountain Masters 16-Mile Trail Run. He is training for the Go! Marathon where he hopes to qualify for Boston. Coming up this year, Daniel will also be doing the Muncie Ironman 70.3 as well as the US Airforce Marathon.
Michael McDonald Treasurer Mike completed his first sprint triathlon last summer (1:09:05) and got hooked on traithlons and began training for more events.  Recently, he participated in a 20 mile ridge run, finishing first in his age group and eighth overall (3:36:25).  Mike is currently training for the Go! Marathon where he hopes to qualify for Boston. He has several triathlons planned for the upcoming year. Mike also enjoys rock climbing, scuba diving, backpacking, and snowboarding.
Andrew Ulrey Andrew is the founder of the Rose Sprint Triathlon Club. He finished first for his age group in the Chisago Half Ironman in 2008,  Swim the Suck 10 mile Swim, and several other events.. He completed the Madison Ironman, Sunburst Marathon, Cheeha Challenge 100 mile bike race and other events in 2010. He has won the IM track meet mile in 2010. He is also a varsity swimmer for Rose. Andrew is currently training for the Go! Marathon where he hopes to qualify for Boston.
Michael Ulrey Michael finished first for his age group in the Chisago Half Ironman in 2008. He completed the Madison Ironman and Swim the Suck 10 Mile Swim, Sunburst Marathon, Cheeha Challenge 100 mile bike race and other events in 2010. Michael won Rose's sprint triathlon in 2010. He has won the IM track meet mile in 2009 and his age group in a 10k run. He is also a varsity swimmer for Rose. Michael is currently training for the Go! Marathon where he hopes to qualify for Boston.
Whitt Somerall Whitt won his division/age group at the Purdue Sprint Triathlon, Buster Britton Memorial Triathlon, Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon, Nashville Music City Triathlon, Mountain Lakes Triathlon, Spine Care Rocketman Triathlon, and FAST Triathlon. He Was a swimmer from an early age until junior high school.  He picked up mountain biking early in high school and got his first road bike a year later.  He was also a wide receiver for the Rose-Hulman football team for three years.  He has always been an athlete, but not at the endurance end of the spectrum.  He started triathlon training two years ago with a strong familiarity in two events, and a strong need of a sport that was more body friendly.  He was looking for a challenge that he hadn’t done before.  His favorite race is the Mountain Lakes Triathlon in Guntersville, Alabama. This coming year he will be competeing in Ochsner Ironman 70.3 in New Orleans as well as the Muncie Ironman 70.3, among other events. Whitt is currently training for the Go! Marathon where he hopes to qualify for Boston.
Shannon Butler   Shannon is a member of tthe Rose Women's Cross Country team. She swam for 3 years in high school and started biking with the Rose Triathlon Club freshman year. She has participated in 2 sprint triathlons and is registered for the Half Ironman in Muncie, IN for summer 2011. In her non-training free time she enjoys cooking, baking, and doing arts & crafts.
Shannon Cunnien   Shannon is a Varsity Swimmer at Rose. She has competed in several triathlons in the recent years, of varying distances.