Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things
The 2012 RFWTT celebrates many great accomplishments this year:
The Tri for the Cure 2012: Sharma Phillips placed 2nd in her 35-39 age group.
Strawberry Shortut 5k and 10K: Coach Carol McCurry 1st 60-64 5K; Coach Carla Westerman 10K 2nd 45-49; Coach Heidi Halladay: 10K 3rd 50-54; Coach Nancy Reinisch: 3rd 10K 55-59; Sharma Phillips: 10K 1st 34-49 and 7th Fastest Woman Overall; Erika Watkins 5K 2nd 30-34; Sarah Hess 5K 2nd 50-54. 32 members crossed the finish line–a Team record.
The 2011 RFWTT once again found podium finishes for several of our members:
Tri for the Cure 2012: Coach Carol McCurry: First Place age 60-64; Coach Nancy Reinisch: First Place age 55-59; Coach Carla Westerman: Second Place age 45-49
Many of our RFWTT members inspire and motivate us with their accomplishments. Here are a few that found themselves in the news this year. Congrats to all!
The 2010 RFWTT season found podium finishes for many of our coaches and teammates:
Coach Nancy Reinisch; 2nd Place Tri for the Cure, 55-59 age group
Sherrie Setterberg: 3rd Place Tri Glenwood Triathlon 45-49 age group
Team Laurie Ciani and Tri Sisters; 3rd Place Female Team Tri Glenwood Triathlon
Coach Carol McCurry; 2nd Place Aspen Golden Leaf Half Marathon; 60-64 age group
Carla Westerman; 1st place Black Canyon Triathlon, 45-49 age group
Connie Majors; 3rd place Black Canyon Triathlon, 40-45 age group
The 2009 RFWTT season found podium finishes for many of our coaches and teammates:
Coach Reinisch: Second Place: 55-59, Tri Glenwood Triathlon; First Place : 55-59, Chicago Sprint Triathlon; Third Place: Survivor’s Category, Tri For the Cure; First Place: 55-59, Strawberry Shortcut 10K.
Coach McCurry: Third Place: 55-59, Moab Other Half Marathon; Third Place: 55-59, National Half Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer.
Coach Nuckols: First Place; 65-59, Tri Glenwood Triathlon; Third Place; 60-64, Strawberry Shortcut 5K.
Jeanne Sheriff: Third Place, 55-59, Tri Glenwood Triathlon; Second Place, 55-59, Strawberry Shortcut 10K.
Joyce Rankin: First Place, 60-64, Tri For the Cure
Caryn Hettler: Third Place; age group, Hogback Hustle 5k
Sharie Prow: First Place, Women’s Team Division, Tri Glenwood Triathlon; First Place; 50-54,Tri It High Triathlon; Second Place, 50-54, Strawberry Shortcut 10K.
Katie Gengler: Third Place, Women’s Relay Division, Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Half Marathon
Vreni Diemoz: Third Place, 40-44, Strawberry Shortcut 5K,
In The News 2008:
Nancy Reinisch published her book Chemosabee: A Triathlete’s Journey through the First Year of Breast Cancer www.chemosabee.com and is featured in an article in the Post Independent describing her book signing, “Glenwood Springs cancer survivor an inspiration to many”, December , 2008.
Judy Haynes’ son David Haynes-Norton is featured in the Glenwood Post Indpendent in “Local Vet says Afganistan is where military should focus” as he describes his life as a Navy corpsman medic in Iraq, October 25, 2008.
Joyce Rankin wins her age group, 60-64 at both the Danskin Triathlon and the Tri for the Cure Triathlon, 2008.
Judy Haynes and husband John Norton are featured in the Glenwood Post Independent, “Athletes Pull to Higher Levels”, as they launch their new Accelerate Human Performance Studio.
Janet Early successfull completed her Delta Society certification Healing Partners program with her dog Zoe, Glenwood Post Independent, July , 2008.
Margo Stapleton and her husband Howard are featured in the Glenwood Post Independent “Ranch a Special Place for Couple”, celebrating their apple, cherry, pear and peach farm, July, 2008
Carol McCurry qualifies for the Boston Marathon at the St. George Marathon, 2007.
Nancy Stevens is featured in Shape Magazine,” Women who Shape the World”, November, 2007; in HerSports, “Up for the Challenge” March/April 2008; and March, 2008 as Winner of the Courage Award for Women Athletes in Colorado by the Colorado Women’s Athletic Commission.
Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team is featured in Triathlete Magazine in the Club Profile, January, 2007
Mary Blichman is featured in the Glenwood Post Independent, “Mary Blichman finds strength in everyone”, September 2007.
Mary Jay, Heidi Halladay, Liane Anderson, Jill Garling, Debi Wright, and Nancy Reinisch are featured in the Glenwood Post Independent as breast cancer survivors staying fit through triathlon, “Exercise helps women cope with breast cancer”, September 2007.
Jamie Darien is selected as Wal-Mart teacher of the Year, June, 2007
Nancy Stevens Blind Camp is featured in the Glenwood Post Independent, “Blind athletes come to town to give multisport a try”, April, 2007 .
Nancy Reinisch receives the Glenwood Springs Chamber Athena Award for her service to women in her community, April , 2007
Team Nancy: Blind Triathlete Nancy Stevens and Guide Nancy Reinisch win the JAL ITU Honolulu Short Course World Championships in the Visually Impaired Women’s Division becoming the first all women duo to participate and win gold in the physically challenged division of the event, October, 2005