Steen has been competing in cycling and multisport events for 16 years and coaching for 8. His coaching blends his passion for sport, his extensive experience, and the most current information and technology to help athletes achieve their goals.
Steen is a 13-time State Champion and 3-time National medalist in cycling. He has climbed podium steps in the Caribbean and Europe. His background includes swimming, running, triathlon, mountain biking and cyclocross. Today he focuses on road racing and triathlons but still dabbles occasionally in mtb, cross, and track.
Steen graduated with honors from Texas State University with a degree in Communication, and can connect with athletes at all levels and ages. His monthly articles in The Racing Post are popular with beginners and experts alike. Steen is an Elite Coach with Joe Friel’s Training Bible Coaching.
Racing at an elite level while coaching and being married to a triathlete in grad school with a 60hr/week job, Steen understands the work-life-sport balance and how important it is for a training plan to fit an athlete’s life. His coaching philosophy is focused on balance and perspective and getting the most out of limited training time by making every workout count. Email Steen
Rick Wetherald, Elite Coach
Rick is the rare natural athlete that can also coach at a high level. He has a natural curiosity about sport, and loves to know the answer. Rick has a degree in Exercise Physiology from Ft. Lewis in Durango, CO, and is currently earning a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.
While at Ft. Lewis, Rick started working for Colorado Premier Training, where he was an Elite Coach for 5 years. Living in an endurance sports mecca, working daily with coaches like Rick Crawford and spending hours in the CPT Wind Tunnel gave Rick a tremendous start to his coaching career. Additionally, his grasp of physiology and experience as an elite athlete make Rick amazingly knowledgeable.
Rick is a Cat 2 Road Racer, Pro Mountain Biker, and Elite Triathlete. His extensive race results are capped by a Silver Medal at the World 24Hr MTB Championships in 2004. Today you can find him leading the TMBRA Mtb series in Texas, mixing it up with the best of the best on the road, and continuing to develop as an iron-distance triathlete. He runs the TMBRA Kids Kup; a series that introduces kids 2-12 to the world of mountain bike racing. Email Rick
Jo is different from our other coaches in that she came to endurance sports late in life, what we call an “adult-onset triathlete.” She saw the 2000 Olympic Triathlon on TV and got inspired. She joined Team in Training, and they taught her how to swim and ride a bike. No, really, she’d never ridden a bike before. In her first triathlon, she was the 2nd-to-last finisher.
If Jo got a late start in endurance sports, she certainly made up for it and went on to be State Champion in road and track cycling and duathlon. She’s also a very accomplished triathlete with several podium appearances, both age group and overall, to her credit.
Jo enjoys working with other adult-onset athletes; she knows how intimidating all this can be when you first get started and likes helping people progress from just starting out to “hey I can actually do this!” Email Jo
Eric got started raced mountain bikes in college during the mountain bike boom of the 90s, and has been racing ever since. Eric is another Team in Training alumnus, and after several seasons with them started mentoring and eventually coaching. Eric has a laid back approach to training that belies his killer instinct once the gun goes off. We love Eric because he does a great job balancing the fun and the seriousness of sport. We’re all doing this because we want to do well, but we’re all doing it because it’s fun and good for us, too. He has that work-life-sport balance that we all strive for and helps his athletes achieve the same. The only bad thing is that it’s a little demoralizing when he passes you pushing his daughter in the jogging stroller! Email Eric