Elite Team, Presented by deloitte
The Dare2tri Elite Team Presented By Deloitte is comprised of athletes who are dedicated to reaching their full competitive potential on the national and international stages. Dare2tri is dedicated and committed to the members of the Elite Team as they pursue and achieve athletic excellence.
Head coach Stacee Seay leads the Dare2tri Elite Team and develops individualized training plans to help elite athletes meet their performance and competition goals.
The 2015 Dare2tri Elite Team Presented By Deloitte (seen below) returns nine paratriathlon national medalists, two national champions, two paratriathlon world champions, and a world champion silver medalist. Dare2tri is also proud to support six injured veterans on the Elite Team. To support the goals of Elite and Development Team athletes, please DONATE.
Dare2tri hosts an annual Elite Team Camp, the Official Technical Training Camp of USA Paratriathlon, for all Elite and Development Team members. The camp, presented by Deloitte, provides top-instructional and training opportunities.
The 2016 Dare2tri Elite and Development Team application is now available. Applications will be accepted between October 26, 2015 and November 23, 2015. The 2016 Elite/Development Team members will be notified no later than December 18, 2015. Please send your completed application to Keri@dare2tri.org before November 23 to be considered for the teams.
2015 ELITE TEAM athletes
MARY KATE CALLAHAN, PT1
Mary Kate has been an Elite Team athlete for 3 seasons. She is also on the University of Arizona triathlon team, has earned silver (2014) and bronze (2012) medals at Nationals, and finished 6th at 2015 Worlds.
KENDALL GRETSCH, PT1
Kendall has been on the Elite Team for 2 seasons. She is the 2014 and 2015 World Champion, and the 2014 and 2015 National Champion. In 2015, Kendall was nominated for an ESPY for Best Female Athlete With a Disability.
HOWIE SANBORN*, PT1
Howie has been on the Elite Team for 3 seasons. An injured service member and former Golden Knight jumper with the Army, Howie is a silver medalist from the 2014 National Championships. He earned bronze at the 2015 Open Worlds.
MCKAYLA HANSON, PT1
McKayla has been on the Elite Team for 2 seasons. She has earned a National bronze medal in 2014 and a Mideast Regional Championship in 2015.
KRIGE SCHABORT*, PT1
Krige has been on the Elite Team for 1 season. An injured service member, he is also the 2014 World Champion, Five-time Paralympian, Ironman, and marathoner. In 2015, he finished 2nd at Worlds and 2nd at the Rio Test Event to earn a provisional Paralympic spot. He also was the 2015 ESPY winner for Best Male Athlete With A Disability.
ZACH YOUNG, PT1
Zach has been on the Elite Team for 1 season. He was a national champion in 2014 and 2015. He earned gold in the 2015 Open Worlds race.
HAILEY DANISEWICZ, PT2
Hailey has been on the Elite Team for 4 seasons. She has earned silver (2013, 2012) medals in the National Championships, and silver (2013, 2015) and gold (2014) medals in the World Championships. In 2015, she took first at the Rio Test Event and secured her 2016 Paralympic Spot for Team USA at Worlds.
LEVI KANE, PT2
Levi has been on the Elite Team for 3 seasons. Levi has earned a bronze (2014), silver (2013), and gold (2015) medals at Nationals. In 2015, he earned silver in the Open Worlds race.
MELISSA STOCKWELL*, PT2
Melissa has been on the Elite Team for 4 seasons. In addition to being a Dare2tri co-founder, coach, and injured service member, Melissa has earned three national championships and three world championships. She also has silver (2013) and bronze (2015) medals from the World Championships.
BRIAN NORBERG, PT2
Brian has been on the Elite Team for 2 seasons. He earned silver at the 2014 National race and 10th at the 2015 Worlds race.
RAY "CHIP" GABRIEL*, PT2
Chip has been on the Elite Team for 3 seasons. An injured service member, he earned a bronze National medal in 2014 and 2015.
MIKE WONG, PT3
Mike has been on the Elite Team for 3 seasons. Mike earned a gold medal at the 2014 and 2015 National races. He earned the 2015 silver Worlds medal in the Aquathlon.
ANDRE CILLIERS*, PT4
Andre has been on the Elite Team for 3 seasons. An injured service member, he was a bronze National medalist in 2013 and the 2013 ParaDuathlon World Champion. In 2015, he earned gold at Nationals and in the Open Worlds race.
GRACE NORMAN, PT4
Grace has been on the Elite Team for 2 seasons. While also a high school athlete, Grace is the 2014 and 2015 national champion. In 2015 she also earned silver at Worlds and at the Rio Test Event to nab a provisional Paralympic spot.
TOM GIANNETTINO*, PT4
Tom has been on the Elite Team for 1 season. A retired military E-6, NY State Police, NY Air National Guard, and retired investigator, he earned the 2015 Paraduathlon National Championship title and took 6th in the 2015 Open Worlds race.
*Injured Military Member
2015 DARE2TRi development team
New for Dare2tri is the 2015 Development Team, which is comprised of athletes who are identified as talented and emerging paratriathletes. Dare2tri feels that by providing high-level coaching, mentoring, and support, we can develop these athletes’ skills and help them reach their personal goals.
- ANDREA WALTON
- JOSE ALEJANDRE
- PETER SCHMITZ
- SARA KOEHNKE
Paratriathlon will experience its Paralympic debut at the 2016 Games in Rio! Of the six medal events in Paratriathlon, men's PT1, PT2, PT4, and women's PT2, PT4, PT5 have been confirmed by the ITU and IPC boards.
With several top-ranked athletes competing on the Dare2tri Elite Team, many of them are working toward the "Road to Rio" to represent the United States of America at the upcoming Paralympic Games!
To view the 2015 USA Triathlon Para documents on qualification, National Team Program, and selection criteria please follow the links below:
2015 DARE2TRI ELITE TEAM SPONSORS: