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Meet Erin

Born and raised as a farm girl in rural Idaho, I spent my early days playing freely in the neighborhoods and fields in and around my hometown of Nezperce. Perhaps this is where I got my swimming start, since its the only thing to do in the summers if you're not old enough to drive grain trucks. I was a late bloomer on the bike, having learned how to ride around 2nd grade with the help of my eldest brother. Oh yeah, it was a pink banana seat!


I remember being constantly active growing up, with dance classes taking up the majority of my time. Being the runt in a grade school class of about 10, I was not exactly the first pick for basketball or kickball on the playground. But I was pretty fast on those little legs. Growing up in a neighborhood full of boys, along with two older (ornery) brothers, I developed a tenacity that few little ballerinas have. Furthermore, my ever-encouraging parents always told me I could do anything I set my mind to... and I usually set the bar pretty high. 

It was during my time at the University of Idaho that I was introduced to mountain biking, which led to my first triathlon in 2005: the Lake to Forest Triathlon held near the picturesque town of Sandpoint, ID. It was a sprint distance event, and I really had no idea what I was doing. I also have no idea what my finishing time was. All I know is I was hooked.

Each summer afterward, I'd sign up for a local race and eventually found by way to the half-iron distance. I can still remember my sweaty palms as I signed up for the Boise 70.3 in 2007 and thought "I'm friggin' crazy!" But I trained seriously and I raced with a smile (pretty standard for me, really) and immediately after the race decided I wanted to make a go for the 70.3 World Championships the following year. I ended up qualifying despite a dramatic incident with a flat tire (a story for another time) and this set off a trajectory in the sport that I didn't see coming.

My love for the sport and my drive to see how fast I could get carried me through several more seasons of racing and in 2012 I realized I had qualified for my pro card. Well...I honestly didn't seek this out...but how cool! Matt- my husband and the other half of "Team Green" - was 100% in support of me pursuing this opportunity with one condition: the minute it stops being fun, I'm out.

My friends and family describe me as: "Vivacious." "Prepared." "Sunny." "A go-getter." "Reliable." "Gracious." "Energetic." These attributes are what I strive for, in life and racing. I'm a glass-half-full kind of girl (especially when it comes to wine!) and look forward to the adventures to come.

Bear Basin Skiing
Trinity Lakes
With Liza
Swimming in Lucky Peak
IM Wisconsin
Fall MTB
Thorn Creek Butte
RPI 2019
Girls' Ride
On Location
My bestie
Bebe Rally
Bachelors of Science, Sports Science
Masters of Science, Dietetics
Registered & Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
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