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Feb 01 2013

Board Members

2017 Officers

<WehnerSMJessy Wehner, President
president@columbiamultisport.com

I am originally from Ste. Genevieve, MO, and had lived there for a large part of my life until I graduated high school. From high school to my college years, I realized that I enjoyed spending my time with people while working out and being active. It was because of this that I joined CMC in 2013 after I graduated college.

CMC has turned my life around by introducing me to a diverse group of people and creating chances of life long friendships (one of which led to a marriage). I was always a runner by trade, but because of two ACL replacements, I have come to find biking and swimming just as much fun as my past favorite sport. The world of triathlons has become a fun way of challenging myself to see what I can accomplish and how much further I can go with the support of others.

Through others promoting fun bucket-list events to me throughout the years, I have experienced a wide variety of races from the small town of Kirksville’s NEMO sprint/olympic triathlon to 2014’s Canada Ironman in Whistler. Each event had their moments of toil and strain, but they also had the fun moments of laughter and teamwork from this organization. The members of this club give me a purpose to work towards something that I give back to them. I look forward to being this year’s CMC president and am humbled by the opportunity!

april April Greene, Vice President

 

 

 

 

 

ABL-Profile-PicAnissa Lockett, Secretary
On the 4th of July, 2013 I dusted off my old “Target Special” mountain bike and decided to take a bike ride. I went about 4 miles and thought I was a rock star! By the end of that season I was biking more and more and having trouble finding folks who would bike more than 10 miles with me, so a co-worker suggested I join Columbia Multisport Club to find other cyclists. In January 2014, I bravely walked into my first CMC meeting and my life has not been the same since! Everyone was so welcoming and friendly and no one cared that I was not an Ironman triathlete. They just cared about my desire to improve myself. By February 2014 I was training for my first triathlon (yes, I drank the Kool-aide). I completed TriZou in Columbia, Missouri in May 2014 on a new hybrid bike and amongst cheers and congratulations – even though I was one of the last to cross the finish line.

Since I joined CMC I have upgraded to a road bike, completed two century bike rides, three triathlons and a ½ marathon. I also help lead bike rides for new road cyclists in the hopes they too fall in love with the sport of cycling. I may not be the fastest out there, you might find me walking more than I am running, but I do my best and strive each year to compete only with myself while encouraging others to find something they love and get out there!

 

KaufmanSMJudi Kaufman, Treasurer
I grew up in St. Louis and moved to Columbia in 1995. I got into cycling shortly after I moved here (before CMC existed). At first I only mountain biked and enjoyed racing.  Then I decided to do the MS150 so I purchased a road bike too.  I remember when a new group of athletes called CMC started showing up at the bike races. They were different…….yet intriguing.  A few years later I would join CMC with the hopes of making new friends to cycle with.  I had no interest in triathlon at all.

After joining CMC I met lots of great people and before you know it I was doing adventure races, running ½ marathons, 5Ks, 10Ks and even doing the occasional dualthlon.  Finally I decided that I wanted to go on the Nationals trip so I brushed up on my swimming and tagged along to Las Vegas where I completed my first triathlon ever, a sprint distance.  I will never forget how thrilling it was to swim in lake Mead or how complicated it was to pack for 3 disciplines instead of just making sure I had my bike shoes and helmet.

Two years ago I decided I wanted to attend Nationals again but this time I chose to do the half distance since it was rather affordable as part of the club trip.  So my second triathlon ever turned out to be a half at Redman!  These days, thanks to my busy schedule, I run mostly BUT my heart truly belongs to cycling.  To me, the greatest benefit of being a part of CMC is the seemingly unlimited opportunities to partake in athletic adventures and meet wonderful people.

 


2017 Board Members

HoffmanSMDusty Hoffman
While I was suffering from a mid-life crisis in 2011 when I decided to do my first duathlon in Columbia Missouri.  Shortly after that, I tried a triathlon. At both of these events, I noticed several people who cheered me on even though I was slow and they didn’t know me.  After a little investigation, I discovered these people were part of a club called the Columbia Multisport Club.  I joined one day and since then I have never looked back.  Fast forward, I’ve served on the board and even served as President of the club for two years.

In 2014 I did my first Ironman in Canada and in 2015 I completed Ironman #2 in Los Cabos, Mexico with my wonderful wife!!!  We are a group of friends, athletes, and common people who enjoy fitness and great social experiences. If you think you’d like to be a part of a great group of people who want to promote fitness and have fun, join today!

 

 

DeLayneDeLayne Hart
I grew up outside of Columbia and studied Diagnostic Science at Mizzou. I am a cyclist by birth but I enjoy just about anything outdoorsy. As a townie, I appreciate the effort our community makes to foster an environment conducive with active and healthy living. The inviting and accommodating nature of the multisport culture is what I value most about the presence of CMC in Mid-Missouri. I enjoy introducing newbies to the sport, and I’m always up for a day filled with coffee, bikes and beers!

 

 

 

Jake Jake Simpson