Boston-based triathlon coaching and nutrition group, QT2 Systems has announced its 2011 Elite, Advanced and Club triathlon racing teams. Initially created by Coach Jesse Kropelnicki, the team is composed of elite/professional as well as advanced age group athletes based throughout the US.
Some of its notable athletes include professional Caitlin Snow, who boasts an overall win at the 2008 Ford Ironman Lake Placid, a 2nd place finish at the 2009 Ironman Lake Placid and an 8th place finish at the 2010 Ironman World Championships, where she placed first amongst US female finishers and claimed the second fastest female marathon split in Kona history.
Also in the team are: Caitlin’s husband, professional Tim Snow who finished 5th overall at the 2010 Ironman Lake Placid; and Elite age grouper Tim Tapply who set the 35-39 age group course record at Ironman Lake Placid in 2010.
Other members include multiple Hawaii Ironman qualifiers and numerous podium finishers. Last year’s team put 13 athletes on the Kona starting line – a solid 25% success rate across the group of 55 members.
Each QT2 Team member ‘works under QT2’s proven world-class training and nutrition protocols via either the One-on-One Coaching Service or Mission Training Program.’
Building on the QT2 Systems 2010 team, Team QT2 will field a group of 77 athletes for the 2011 season, an increase of about 40% over 2010. QT2 will again welcome FuelBelt and Fast:Splits Multisport as its headline partners.
Team QT2 will also continue its partnership with Blueseventy. QT2 will welcome new top partners Athlete’s Honeymilk, Cliff Keen and several other top industry brands as sponsors in 2011.
QT2’s triathlon team will continue to be an invaluable vehicle in furthering QT2’s mission: to bring quantitative based coaching integrated with sound nutrition to all athletes including the advanced and elite levels.
"We were able to increase the size of our team this year due to the robust growth of the QT2 coaching business, and the support we receive from our partners," explained Jesse Kropelnicki.
Over the past year, QT2 Systems has garnered success with several brand extensions including the QT2 Club Team and TheCoreDiet.com.
2011 QT2 Systems, Triathlon Elite Team Roster
Erick Anderson, North Conway, NH
Chris Casey, Albany, NY
Jessie Donovan, Charlotte, VT
Matt Gloekler, Bow, NH
Michelle Joaquin, Boston, MA
Amanda Kourtz, Raynham, MA
Jesse Kropelnicki, West Roxbury, MA
Doug MacLean, Boulder, CO
Ted MacMahon, Harvard, MA
Christopher Mandelaris, Troy, MI
Peter Mullen, Riverside, CT
Tara Rasch, New York, NY
Cait Snow, Brockton, MA
Tim Snow, Brockton, MA
Michele Solomon-Sinacore, Briarcliff Manor, NY
John Spinney, Waterbury, VT
Tim Tapply, Natick, MA
Pat Wheeler, Worcester, MA
Jaime Windrow, New York, NY