Rick has been an athlete for as long as he can remember. Growing up competing in team sports helped to get those competitive juices flowing. Whether on the baseball diamond, soccer field, or ice rink, Rick wanted to not only push himself, but help to push his teammates as well. He continued his athletic career at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he played on the universities men’s soccer team. The competitive spirit didn’t die upon completion of his soccer career at UW-W. Shortly after college Rick registered for his first triathlon, the Chicago Triathlon. The decision was made right then that he would continue to work as hard as he could in order to eventually compete in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
Rick would complete his first Ironman in Coeur d’ Alene, ID back in 2008 where he would finish in a time of 10:50:06. Since then he has competed in countless races, where highlights include 4 overall wins, numerous age group podiums, 12 Ironman finishes including the following Ironman races: Ironman World Championships (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), Ironman Coeur d’ Alene, Ironman Wisconsin, Ironman Arizona, Ironman St. George, Ironman Mont-Tremblant, and Ironman Louisvlille. Rick has qualified and raced in Kona 4 times (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) with a PR of 9:21:15 in 2013 where he was the 29th overall American finisher on the big island.
- 4x IM World-Championship qualifier
- 14x Ironman Finisher
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