Hometown: Madison, WI

Education: BBA, University of Wisconsin - Madison. Finance and IS

Nickname: TG

Employers: Guidant, Boston Scientific, Biotronik

Favorite Race: Ironman Wisconsin

Favorite Workout: The local sprint triathlon

Favorite Post-Activity Meal: Chipotle chicken bowl

Favorite Color: Baby blue

Favorite Word: Simple

Height: 5'8"

Weight: 152 lbs

Proudest Accomplishment: Being able to compete at the highest ranks of professional triathlon while maintaining my commitment to the planet by commuting by bike while in the city!!!

Coach: Self-coached

Career Wins: 34 (as of 7/14/16)

Pro Podiums: 10 (as of 7/14/16)

Turned Pro: October 2011

Achievement Highlights:
Gold - 2015 Ironman Wisconsin
Gold - 2012 Desert Classic Duathlon (Off-Road)
Silver - 2015 Challenge Florida
Silver - 2014 Ironman Louisville
Bronze - 2016 Ironman Eagleman 70.3
Bronze - 2014 Ironman Silverman 70.3
Bronze - 2012 Ironman Louisville
Bronze - 2013 Ironman Louisville
Bronze - 2012 Leadman Las Vegas
Bronze - 2012 Leadman Bend
Bronze - 2015 The Experience
4th - 2015 Wildflower
4th - 2015 Challenge Knoxville
4th - 2015 Ironman Eagleman 70.3
4th - 2012 Ironman St George
5th - 2014 Challenge Atlantic City
6th - 2016 Ironman Raleigh 70.3
6th - 2012 Ironman Wisconsin
7th - 2016 Ironman Puerto Rico 70.3
7th - 2015 Ironman Raleigh 70.3
7th - 2013 Ironman Los Cabos
7th - 2013 Ironman Coeur D'Alene
8th - 2015 Ironman Racine 70.3
8th - 2015 Ironman Mont Tremblant 70.3
8th - 2014 Ironman Steelhead 70.3
8th - 2013 Rev3 Dells 70.3
9th - 2016 Ironman New Orleans 70.3
9th - 2013 Ironman Steelhead 70.6
9th - 2013 Ironman Austin 70.3
10th - 2012 Ironman Arizona
10th - 2015 Ironman Chattanooga

4:15:57 Bike split at 2012 Ironman Florida (3rd fastest American ever)
4:20:35 Bike split at 2013 Ironman Arizona

Career Totals (thru 7/14/16):
26 - Ironmans / Epic / Ultra
50 - Half-Ironman 70.3 / Half-Epic
158 - Triathlons and Duathlons
8 - Aquathons
41 - Marathons


I grew up in Madison WI, playing team sports and running circles around the other kids when it came to aerobic activity. While they took breaks for food and water, I would continue on even if it meant tossing the football by myself. Given that I never seemed to tire, I decided to try my hand at running in my final year of high school. I had great initial success, but there was no way I was going to develop into the runner I could be in only 2 months of cross-country.

I continued on running throughout college as a way to stay in shape and I took a class titled Marathon in Training. That class included running a marathon as part of the final exam. Running a marathon lead to many more marathons and a running injury lead to triathlon. Since my first triathlon in 2006, I have been one of the most active racers and I always try to have some fun and smile while I am out there.

Although I had "some" initial talent, ascending through the triathlon ranks from amateur, to elite amateur, and to professional did not come without countless hours of dedication to the sport I love. I know my trump card in life is my ability to work harder, and I rely on my strong mental toughness and my ability to remain rational as I stay focused on my goal of winning the Ironman World Championship.

This bio was specifically written in the first person. I am a real person that anyone should feel comfortable approaching. If you have any specific questions please don't hesitate to contact me through the contact button on this website, or through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.