After taking up triathlons in 2009, 2014 was Andy's first year racing in the pro category after placing well in his age group at Kona the previous year. Surprisingly, racing in triathlons is Andy's second job. His first, working for the Missoula Fire Department where he also competes in stair climbing events. We are excited to have Andy on board no matter his profession of choice and if you want to stay really connected with Andy (like we do) we suggest you follow his wife, Trisha, on Instagram, but we can't guarantee there won't be a cat photo or two.
One thing many people don’t know about you: I prefer to workout to 80's country music or 90's rap. Big difference right?
Favorite Book: Where would I find time to read? Although I listen to books on tape when I ride.
Words to live by: When you have failed at being nice, you've actually succeeded in being mean. -Katina Ferguson
2-3 major accomplishments in your sport or life: Starting endurance sports late in life and getting to an Elite level relatively fast. I never ran a race until 2006, got on my first road bike in 2007, and really didn't start swimming until 2008. That isn't much time to get fast and I consider that my biggest accomplishment in sport. Getting on with the Fire Department and just kinda the way life guided me to that is also a major accomplishment as well.
Why did you choose Omnibar?: I always read the mission statement of companies that I want to work with. Omnibar has a a great one that I fully relate with. Omnibar also makes a product I love and are run by people who I want to see succeed and who want to see me succeed. Also, being in Missoula is big bonus.
Anything else you'd like to share with the world? The best thing is the world is being healthy and fit.