US Military Endurance Sports

CLUB CYCLING TEAM

USMES Cycling is comprised of athletes of all ages and abilities. The club cycling team is focused on participating in competitive and non-competitive cycling events in all 16 Regions. In addition to the regional events, the Cycling Team is also focused on several national events including the Sean Coleman Memorial Race, Sea Otter Cycling Classic, Air Force Classic, and National Cycling Championships. Masters athletes will have additional team events. Seasonal cycling camps and skill development clinics are held throughout the year in support USMES cyclists—the largest team camp is held each year in Tucson, Arizona (typically in March). The USMES Cycling Club Manager is Sam Curlee: (sam@usmes.org).

CLUB TRIATHLON TEAM

USMES Triathlon is comprised of age-group amateur and some professional triathletes who compete in events around the world. Although the sport of triathlon is typically a solo endeavor, USMES manages a master calendar to link athletes together at races, provides logistical support at several focus events, and has identified key triathlon sponsorships to help defray the cost of training and participating in the sport. The USMES Triathlon Club Manager is: Mandy Midgett (tri@usmes.org).

CLUB RUNNING TEAM

USMES Running is new for 2015 and will focus on supporting competitive athletes participating in endurance running. Athletes that participate in shorter events are welcome in the program but focus races will target longer competitive events. High quality running apparel, running specific sponsorships, education, mentorship, and running camps are all available to team members. The USMES Running Club Manager is Eric Haselby: (eric@usmes.org).

CLUB ADVENTURE RACING TEAM

USMES Adventure Racing is new for 2015 and will focus on supporting competitive adventure racers competing in national and international caliber events. Athletes with any level of experience are welcome to join the team. High quality adventure racing equipment and apparel specific sponsorships, education, mentorship, and an Adventure Racing Camp are all available to team members. The USMES Adventure Racing Manager is Ron Flick: (ron.flick@usmes.org).

WOUNDED VETERAN/ADAPTIVE ATHLETES

The Wounded Veteran and Adaptive athlete in USMES participate within the USMES teams. USMES Elite Paracyclists are supported through the USMES Elite Program and all other wounded veteran athletes participate as club athletes. Within the Club Program, USMES provides additional support to wounded veteran athletes that may have specific equipment, logistical, or mentorship/coaching requirements. In 2015, USMES will host four (space limited) skill development camps for wounded veteran cyclists in San Diego, Tucson, Washington DC, and Colorado Springs. Additionally, wounded veteran athletes interested in learning more about Paralympic competition, official classification, and event participation can receive assistance from the Wounded Veteran/Adaptive Program Director David Smith: (paramanager@usmes.org).

US MILITARY ENDURANCE SPORTS