Current Athletes
 
Emily Azevedo
Lea Davison
Matt Elliott
Bridget Franek
Zoila Gomez
Caitlin Gregg
Brian Gregg
Kristin Hedstrom
Kristin McGrath
Jake Shoemaker

Alumni Athletes
 
Mustafa Abdur-Rahim
Tim Broe
Sarah Bullard
Matt Chisam
Charles Christianson
Nicole De Yong
Sylvan Ellefson
Karl Erickson
Sarah Groff
Sara Hall
Mike Hazle
Gabriel Jennings
Torin Koos
Zack Simons
Ben True
Laura Valaas
Kate Whitcomb
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Sarah Groff, Triathlete and Community Mentor
Boulder, CO

3-time US World Championship Team member
US National Team member
Olympic Trials competitor
World Aquathlon Champion
NCAA DIII All-American (Swimming)
4-time All-NESCAC (Swimming)
Cum Laude Graduate

Middlebury College, 2004

Sarah's project took place at the Tutt Branch Boys and Girls Club in Colorado Springs where she began as a floating volunteer in the after-school program and finished as head of the BGCA branch Arts and Crafts Program. Sarah was beloved and valued by her colleagues and mentees alike and hopes to be able to drop in on her friends and youth charges despite her increasingly demanding schedule. Now that Sarah has transitioned to alumna status, ITA looks forward to continuing to harvest her input and to helping her create mentoring opportunities wherever she ends up training and racing. The approach Sarah took to her project from the outset, and that ITA knows she will continue to bring to her intermittent work with today's youth, can be summed up in the intentions she set when she joined the Arena Roster. Sarah wrote: "Throughout the process, I hope to share my love for athletics and wellness, as well as valuable lessons of self-esteem, with the participants." ITA imagines that holds true today as much as it did lo those many years ago.



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