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Kennett Peterson

Kennett has spent the past 10 years as a road cyclist, steadily chipping away in the North American pro circuit. He's raced with over a dozen different teams and lived in Belgium, Sweden, and all across the US while racing and training. Kennett completed in his first Triathlon in May of 2015 at the IRONMAN 70.3  North American Championships in St. George Utah, in his first triathlon ever he came in 1st for all amateurs, and qualified for his pro card.

The 2016 season saw Kennett continue to build on his success of 2015. With a 6th place finish at IRONMAN 70.3 Coeur d'Alene, and a 10th place finish at IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Cruz.

Kennett is fresh off of a 9th place finish at IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside in April. We're excited to see Kennett take the North American Circuit by storm this year!

Kennett will be riding the Speed Phreak for the rest of the 2017 season.

Kennett currently lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife Adelaide and their dog Maybellene.

Kennett frequently blogs on Triathlon training and life as a pro, read all about it here: kennettron.wordpress.com

Instagram: Kennett.Peterson
Twitter: @Kennettpeterson 

Zack Hamner

Zack grew up a water polo player and swimmer and embarked on his triathlon journey following an injury which kept him out of the pool and put him on the high school track team as a third-string distance runner. His introduction to running led him to seek bigger challenges in college, and he soon found his true talents lay in multisport and triathlon rather than a single sport endeavor. Success came through several years of intense work, and in 2015, he achieved his longtime goal of turning Pro in the sport he loved. Following a stint in Boulder, Colorado to finish his undergrad degree, and learn the ropes of coaching and training at altitude, Zack returned home to Chula Vista, California to pursue endurance coaching and racing full-time. Zack currently coaches a handful of competitive age group triathletes through a co-owned coaching network, South Bay Multi-Sport, while still keeping up his own training. Additionally, he is the head triathlon coach for the club triathlon team at San Diego State University. 

Entering his first season on the 70.3 Pro Circuit, his goals this year are to continue upward progression in swim, bike and run to be competitive across all distances and formats while toeing the line against the best athletes in the world.

Zack will be riding the Speed Phreak for the remainder of the 2017 season!


Instagram: Zackletic
Twitter: @ZHamner

Adelaide Perr

Adelaide showed up at her first pro race, Coeur d’Alene 70.3, on a new A2 bike!
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Adelaide’s athletic career began logging long hours in the pool at an early age and switched to running in college. Once she moved to Boulder, Colorado Adelaide completed a few triathlons for fun before entering the trail running scene. Cycling came in 2013 when she met her husband, Kennett Peterson. She won race after race and quickly upgraded to the cat 1/2/3 field.

Seeking a new challenge later that summer, she began training for a full-distance triathlon. In the fall a car pulled out in front of Adelaide while she was on a training ride. She went through the driver’s side window at 35 miles per hour. She almost died at the scene from her injuries.

With an excellent support team surrounding her and an ironclad vow to return to triathlon even faster and stronger than before, she has made an amazing recovery. She earned her pro card after finishing 1st amateur at Raleigh 70.3 in 2017.

Adelaide coaches triathletes through her company Be the Beast Coaching.

Instagram: A delaide.Perr

 

Ben Grodjesk

Born and raised in Illinois, Ben started swimming at a young age with instruction from his father. During his youth, he participated avidly in sports, Cub and Boy Scouts. He went onto swim during junior high school on the local YMCA team. Cycling then captivated him, and after wearing out his mountain bike, he purchased a road bike. Ben has memories of watching the 2005 Ironman World Championships and thinking that it would be really cool to do. Then he signed up for the Terre Haute Triathlon and won his age group. After high school, Ben attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he was on the cycling team and continued to run for fun. Following college, Ben enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. There he became far more serious about cycling and running. In 2005, he deployed to Iraq and began training for the Chicago Marathon. A subsequent running injury developed and the deployment was extended, forcing him to withdraw his entry. In 2013, Ben got his start in the US Police and Fire Championships, where he took home bronze in both the time trial and triathlon events. In 2015, Ben started off the year with the Heavenly Half Marathon and ran a personal best of 1:17, rewarding
him with 3 rd in his age group and 14 th overall. He continued his success with 1 st overall and tied the course record at the El Portal Spring Run-Off 10K. Ben then went on to finish 1 st overall in the triathlon at the US Police and Fire Championships, and traveled to Fairfax, VA for the World Police and Fire Games, finishing 8 th in his age group. One day he saw an advertisement about a triathlon training camp in Boulder, CO with Mirinda Carfrae. There he was able to train under the tutelage of Siri Lindley, Bek Keat and Erin Carson and trained alongside Mirinda Carfrae, Yvonne Van Vlerken and Paula Findlay. It was there he also met
Seton Claggett and Pam Kallio of Trisports and became a member of the Trisports Team. Late in 2015, Ben transitioned to the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. In 2016, he was accepted onto the Trisports Elite Team. He raced at the USA Triathlon National Championships earning a spot for the 2017 World Triathlon Championships. Tragedy struck Ben in 2016 when his dad was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Ben curtailed his training to spend time with his dad before he passed away in 2017. He has also weathered the storm with Trisports and their transition to new owners. He was recently accepted onto their team for 2018.

We met Ben in 2017 at our world debut at Oceanside 70.3 where he was cheering on family, pro friends and Trisports Team Members.
Ben’s mantra: “My Goal is always to see what my capabilities are.” I still have a lot to do! – Mirinda Carfrae
Facebook: facebook.com/ben.grodjesk
Twitter: @BenGrodjesk
Instagram: @bengrodjesk

A-TEAM COLLEGES

Purdue Triathlon Club

University of Washington Triathlon Club