Steen Rose, Head Coach

steen-12Steen Rose is the owner and Head Coach of Athletes On Track. He has been competing in cycling and multisport events for 16 years and coaching for 11 years. He attended Midwestern State University on a cycling scholarship before taking some time off to pursue cycling full time, including racing in Europe and the Caribbean. He has 17 state championships in cycling and multisport, 3 national medals, All-American honors and has qualified for 4 age group world championships. He still competes in road, mtb, and cyclocross as well as triathlon, duathlon and xterra.

He began coaching in 2003 when a friend wanted help getting ready for Elite Track Nationals, and things grew from there. His two passions are teaching and endurance sports, so coaching is a natural fit. He combines extensive racing experience with proven, scientific training methods, and an intense desire to help athletes reach their goals. He is a professional, full-time coach licensed by both USA Cycling and USA Triathlon. Steen works with all ages and abilities of athletes locally, nationally, and abroad.

He has helped athletes to win state and national championships, qualify for World Championships, earn category upgrades, and also to do their first 5k or bike race. Email Steen

Rick Wetherald, Elite Coach

ricknewbioRick Wetherald, DPT, is an Elite Coach and Pro mountain biker for Athletes on Track, and a practicing Physical Therapist. Rick enjoys both single and multi-sport racing in all disciplines, but the mtb is his first love, which makes sense coming from a bmx and motocross background.

Rick has been coaching for over a decade, using his education and expansive racing experience to help athletes of all ages and levels to improve their performance. Rick’s athletes have included a Masters national champion, pro road rider on a UCI ProTour team, male and female pro-class mountain bikers, and national-level triathletes.  While living in Austin, Texas, he ran the Shimano Youth Series / Bike Texas Kids Kup, a mountain bike series designed to introduce kids aged 1-12 to the sport.  Rick’s broad racing experience across many disciplines allows him to coach any athlete of any age, at any level. Given this background, he excels at coaching athletes seeking to race multiple disciplines concurrently, as well as athletes especially prone to training-related injuries, or medically complex athletes. Email Rick

Jo Rose

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJo is different from our other coaches in that she came to endurance sports later 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. 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 in a hurry, becoming a 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!” She has helped athletes complete everything from their first 5k to their first marathon, and to get ready for their first triathlon or bike race. Email Jo

Eric Peters

Eric Head ShotEric 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