2019 TRIWISCONSIN BOARD
Andy Hubbartt (Years of Service: 4)
A veteran triathlete since 2002, and President of TriWisconsin, Andy has raced all distances, from sprint to Ironman. You may recognize him from Wednesday night running (summers in Hart park and winters at the Pettit) or Tuesday night swimming at Nicolet. While he certainly isn't the fastest, his years of experience and craftiness have earned him the nickname "Ninja". He is looking forward to staying on with the board and continuing all the great programs and events that have made TriWisconsin a great club.
Ryan Rypel - President (Years of Service: 4)
I have been a multisport athlete for the majority of my life, starting triathlon at the age of 13. Over the years I have completed many triathlons ranging from super sprints to full ironman distance. As a few of you know I started and ran the Eau Claire Triathlon Club when I was in undergrad. This gives me a unique experience working with USAT and many other triathlon clubs for races and events. Last year I became the TriWi board Vice President and have thoroughly enjoy all my experiences with the club and look forward to working with people to continue to make it a great experience.
Ted Shue (Years of Service: 15)
Certified USAT Coach and a member of the TriWisconsin Board since 2006. Served as TriWi President for 4 years (2006-2008, 2016) and have led the Wednesday evening Track workouts since 2006. I also lead our Wednesday night Pettit runs. I've completed all 17 Ironman Wisconsin events and am obviously addicted to racing in all forms - swim, bike, run. If you've been active in TriWisconsin or the racing community in Wisconsin at all, you know Ted.
Noah Rosenthal (Years of Service: 4)
Coming from a running background, I joined TriWI in 2014 after completing my first ever triathlon (the 2013 Pewaukee Sprint), I registered for Ironman Wisconsin 2 months after that 1st race and decided I should probably find some people to help me figure out what in the world I was doing. I became a regular at winter swims, Lannon rides, track workouts, asked as many questions as I could, and completed IMWI in 2014. Three years after joining TriWI, completing 2 Ironmans, 6 Half Ironmans, and countless hours training with new lifelong friends I joined the board in 2017. I wanted to support TriWI & help continue all the great events, workouts, and educational opportunities it has contributed to the triathlon community. During my 2 years on the board my efforts have focused on running aid stations & the club tent before/during/after rides and races as well as administrative duties such as sending out communication to the team, creating newsletter, soliciting & analysing club member input, website maintenance & improvements, and a lot of the graphic design for TriWi (most notably designing our 2017/18 kickoff shirts, new 2018 soft cotton merch tees, & 2019 team kits from Zoot!)
Lynn Richardson - Secretary (Years of Service: 2)
Several years ago I completed my first Tri and was hooked. I learned it’s great training with like-minded people that share a passion for this crazy sport. This past season I trained for and completed several big races and found a training tribe. Training is so much better with friends – especially those long bike rides! As a back of the pack triathlete, I am thankful for the training opportunities TriWI provides and look forward to continuing with this great team!
After a year away from the club to care for some personal issues, I’m ready to be more active again. I hope to help the club grow as USAT is again spotlighting the Milwaukee Tri Community.
Kim Kelley - Vice President
I started triathlon in 2006 and found TriWi to be a great support as a new triathlete. I enjoy participating in the Tuesday Lannon rides, pasta parties, course previews, both open water and winter swims, and the all around comradery that TriWi offers. Completing countless sprints, olympics, 6 half ironmans, and IMWI two times has given me the experience to assist others in their journey. If I am not participating in races I am either volunteering or you will “hear me before you see me” as I cheer athletes on from the sidelines. I have a passion for helping people reach their goals and want to give back to the team and watch others fall in love with triathlon. My experience includes leading the tri club at the YMCA(2008-2009), coaching swim (2007-present), coaching Team Phoenix (2012-2017,2019-present), leading run groups and owner of Kelley Kinetics.
Kaitlyn Wright - Treasurer
I joined TriWisconsin in 2018 to stay motivated swimming in the winter months. I must have caught the Ironman bug from someone in the group as I did my first half Ironman and full Ironman in 2019. TriWisconsin was invaluable with their training events, course previews, and training tips. I've been involved in many different running communities in the area including OMG-Original Milwaukee Running Group where I serve on the Direct Board. I look forward to helping new and old members feel welcome in the community.
TriWisconsin is a registered 501c3 organization in the state of Wisconsin. Our mission is to provide its membership and the triathlon community of SE Wisconsin, all the resources and opportunity to participate and improve their participation in triathlon and multi sports activities.