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 2016 Dare2tri Elite Team, Presented by Deloitte, (seen below) returns three paratriathlon national medalists, seven national champions, one paratriathlon world champion, three world champion silver medalists, and a world champion bronze medalist. Dare2tri is also proud to support five injured veterans on the Elite Team. To support the goals of Elite Team athletes, please DONATE.
Four athletes will represent Dare2tri and Team USA at the 2016 Paralympic Games in triathlon on September 10 and 11. Dare2tri athletes Krige Schabort, Hailey Danisewicz, Melissa Stockwell, and Grace Norman will make up 40% of USA's paratriathlon team.
Dare2tri hosts an annual Elite Team Camp, the Official Technical Training Camp of USA Paratriathlon, for all Elite and Development Team members. The camp provides top-instructional and training opportunities. View the 2016 Elite Team Camp photo album.
2016 ELITE TEAM athletes
MARY KATE CALLAHAN, PT1
Mary Kate has been an Elite Team athlete for 4 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. In 2015, she completed Ironman Louisville.
KENDALL GRETSCH, PT1
Kendall has been on the Elite Team for 3 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.
MCKAYLA HANSON, PT1
McKayla has been on the Elite Team for 3 seasons. She has earned a National bronze medal in 2014 and a Mideast Regional Championship in 2015.
HOWIE SANBORN*, PT1
Howie has been on the Elite Team for 4 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.
KRIGE SCHABORT*, PT1
Krige has been on the Elite Team for 2 seasons. 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 2 seasons. He was a national champion in 2014 and 2015. He earned gold in the 2015 Open Worlds race.
JOSE ALEJANDRE, PT1
2016 is Jose's first year on the Elite Team. In 2015, while on the Development Team, he finished first in the wheelchair division at the Mideast Regional Championships and 7th at the PC Open World Championships race.
HAILEY DANISEWICZ, PT2
Hailey has been on the Elite Team for 5 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.
MELISSA STOCKWELL*, PT2
Melissa has been on the Elite Team for 5 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.
LEVI KANE, PT2
Levi has been on the Elite Team for 4 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.
BRIAN NORBERG, PT2
Brian has been on the Elite Team for 3 seasons. He earned silver at the 2014 National race and 10th at the 2015 Worlds race.
ANDREA WALTON, PT3
2016 is Andrea's first year on the Elite Team. In 2015, while on the Development Team, she finished fifth at the World Championships and earned a National Championship title.
ANDRE CILLIERS*, PT3
Andre has been on the Elite Team for 4 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 3 seasons. 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.
RUTH ANN REEVES, PT4
2016 is Ruth Ann's first year on the Elite Team. In 2015, she finished second at Nationals and took fifth at ITU Detroit. Ruth Ann is also a member of the USAT Southeast Region Junior High Performance Team.
TOM GIANNETTINO*, PT4
Tom has been on the Elite Team for 2 seasons. 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.
PETER SCHMITZ, PT4
2016 is Peter's first year on the Elite Team. In 2015, while on the Development Team, he finished 6th at the PC Open World Championships and first in the para-ambulatory Chicago Triathlon sprint race.
*Injured Military Member
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:
2016 DARE2TRI ELITE TEAM SPONSORS: