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.
New in 2015, Dare2tri hosted an Elite Team Camp, the Official Technical Training Camp of USA Paratriathlon, for all Elite and Development Team members. The camp, presented by Deloitte, occurred March 6-8 in St. Charles and Aurora, Illinois. Dare2tri provided top-testing and instructional opportunities, including:
- VO2 Max Testing
- Dart Fish Video Analysis of run/push
- Swim Smooth Video Analysis
- Functional Strength
- Bike Fit
2015 ELITE TEAM athletes
MARY KATE CALLAHAN, PT1
This is Mary Kate’s third year on the Elite Team. She is also on the University of Arizona triathlon team, has earned silver (2014) and bronze (2012) medals at Nationals.
KENDALL GRETSCH, PT1
This is Kendall’s second year on the Elite Team. She is the 2014 world champion from the ITU World Championships race and the 2014 national champion. In 2015, she earned the CamTri Paratriathlon American and National Championships.
HOWIE SANBORN*, PT1
This is Howie’s third year on the Elite Team. An injured service member and former Golden Knight jumper with the Army, Howie is a silver medalist from the 2014 National Championships.
MCKAYLA HANSON, PT1
This is McKayla’s second year on the Elite Team. Last season, she earned a bronze medal at the Paratriathlon National Championships.
KRIGE SCHABORT*, PT1
This is Krige’s first year on the Elite Team. He comes to Dare2tri as an injured service member, 2014 World Champion, Five-time Paralympian, Ironman, and marathoner. In 2015, he earned a CamTri Paratriathlon American Championship. 2015 ESPY winner for Best Male Athlete With A Disability.
ZACH YOUNG, PT1
This is Zach’s first year on the Elite Team. He was a national champion in 2014 and 2015.
HAILEY DANISEWICZ, PT2
This is Hailey’s fourth year on the Elite Team. She has earned silver (2013, 2012) medals in the National Championships, and silver (2013) and gold (2013) medals in the World Championships. In 2015, she earned a CamTri Paratriathlon American Championship.
LEVI KANE, PT2
This is Levi’s third year on the Elite Team. Levi has earned a bronze (2014) and silver (2013) medals from the National Championship races. In 2015, he earned the national championship title.
MELISSA STOCKWELL*, PT2
This is Melissa’s fourth year on the Elite Team. 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 a silver (2013) medal from the World Championships.
BRIAN NORBERG, PT2
This is Brian’s second year on the Elite Team. He earned a silver medal in the 2014 National Championship race.
RAY "CHIP" GABRIEL*, PT2
Chip is an injured service member and this is his third year on the Elite Team. He earned a bronze medal in the 2014 National Championships.
MIKE WONG, PT3
This is Mike’s third year on the Elite Team. Mike earned a gold medal at the 2014 and 2015 National Championship races.
ANDRE CILLIERS*, PT4
Andre is an injured service member and this is his third year on the Elite Team. He was a bronze medalist in the 2013 National Championships and was the 2013 ParaDuathlon World Champion. In 2015, he Andre won the national championship title.
GRACE NORMAN, PT4
This is Grace’s second year on the Elite Team. While also a high school athlete, Grace is the 2014 national champion. In 2015, she also earned the national championship title.
TOM GIANNETTINO*, PT4
This is Tom’s first year on the Elite Team. Tom is a retired military E-6, NY State Police, NY Air National Guard, and retired investigator. He earned the 2015 Paraduathlon National Championship title.
*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: