Michael has a 20 year history in endurance athletics. He raced competitively at the collegiate level in cross country and track including qualifying for and racing in the NCAA Championships steeplechase. During his post-graduate schooling Michael bought a road bike and quickly fell in love with cycling. In June of 2008 he had his first exposure to triathlon as a spectator at the Coeur d'Alene Ironman and was instantly hooked. He decided that after graduation he wanted to compete in an Ironman himself. That goal was realized in June 2010 as he completed his first full Ironman at IM Coeur d'Alene. He has since completed 2 more Ironman races (Coeur d'Alene 2012 and Lake Tahoe 2013) and 6 70.3 events including the 2011 70.3 World Championships. Racing highlights include 2 age-group wins in M30-34 (2011 Blue Lake Olympic and 2011 Pac-Crest Half Iron) and 2 other podium finishes (Ironman Lake Tahoe and 2014 Pac-Crest Half Iron).
As a lifelong student and athlete Michael brings great passion and attention to detail to every athlete he works with. Being a husband and father of 3 he also understands the importance of balancing competitive goals with life outside of triathlon and tailors each training plan specifically to the athlete's situation. Michael, being a Doctor, also has a complete and factual understanding of physiology and nutrition.
Olympic PR: 2:08 Blue Lake 2011
70.3 PR: 4:36 Lake Stevens 2011
IM PR: 10:04 CDA 2012