The A-Team Professionals
Jesse Vondracek has been racing at the pro level for 15 years and has multiple long course top 10s including a win at PTO-sponsored DeuceMan in 2021. From Vondracek on his goals for 2023 - "I have won many smaller races, but the races I am most proud of are my 7th place at Ironman Arizona against a strong field with a sub 3 hour marathon and my 11th at Challenge Roth. Going 11th on my first attempt at such an iconic race gives me hope that I can get in the top 10 this season!" He recently relocated with his family (wife and 5 year old) to Aesch, Switzerland in order to enjoy some of the best training and racing that Europe has to offer.
Matthew Morabito grew up running in Massachusetts and completed his first triathlon after a few friends (wrestlers - actually!) convinced him to race with them. In 2015, Morabito found himself "in a really dark place" and says he used triathlon not only to train through personal challenges -- which he now admits may have not been his healthiest strategy -- but to eventually teach him to recover from these challenges. As he puts it, "I discovered that I get to train and race." He is now celebrating over 7 years sober.
While the road hasn't been easy (Morabito was also hit by a car in 2018 and sustained severed quad tendons and a shattered patella), Morabito has been committed to his path as a professional triathlete and his path as a supporter for others who are experiencing their own struggles. Outside of triathlon, Morabito works in the substance abuse/addiction field and also coaches both collegiate triathletes and private clients.
We're excited to work with Matt as he chases more World Championship start lines in 2023!