USMES Announces 2015 Elite Team RosterPosted 26 Oct 2014 in News
Boulder, Colorado – US Military Endurance Sports (USMES) is proud to announce the 2015 roster of sponsored athletes for its Elite Program. A four-man road cycling team, one mountain bike racer, and five triathletes will be supported to compete in regional, national and international competitions during the 2015 season.
The combined mission of the Elite Team is to develop and support our athletes in national level pro/am races. “Development” goes beyond gaining national level experience, and includes professional level training, racing and event preparation. In addition to being a better competitor, our athletes receive mentorship on how to serve as ambassadors for sponsors, the military and the team. In 2014, the team competed in 211 races in 19 states and Canada with numerous top finishes.
“I am looking forward to another successful season in which our athletes continue to achieve and represent our organization as both servicemembers and competitors,” said USAFR Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Bill Jacobus, Executive Director, USMES.
Elite Road Team: Air National Guard Technical Sergeant Dwayne Farr; Air Force Captain Jay ShalekBriski; Air Force 2nd Lieutenant Stefan Zavislan; Public Health Service Lieutenant Commander Sunny Gill
Elite Mountain Bike: Air Force Senior Airman David Flaten
Elite Triathletes: Air Force 2nd Lieutenant Samantha Morrison; Army 2nd Lieutenant Samone Franzese; Air Force Staff Sergeant Nick Chase; Army Captain Nicholas Sterghos; Air Force 2nd Lieutenant Max Bierman
Team Director: Coast Guard Commander (Retired) George Ganoung