“Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. For what is each day but a series of conflicts between the right way, and the easy way.” – unknown author
The triathlon club is a competitive sport in which Lopes of any skill level are invited to participate. All skill levels are welcome to join. The objective is to help athletes train and improve for personal benefit. Training takes place daily from Monday to Saturday, starting at 6 am and again at 5 pm. There also is interval training from 5 to 6 pm each Tuesday and Thursday.
The college triathlon club is focused on making each team member a better athlete by giving everyone the opportunity to compete in meets. Our team is a family. All students are invited to take part in a club that will build their skills and introduce them to new people.
Jacob Windauer is a Grand Canyon University student who coaches and races for the GCU triathlon club team. The program is growing quickly and aims to be established as a ranked USA Triathlon team by the fall of 2018. The team holds a lot of promise with many open positions available.
Coach Windauer has raced successfully as a triathlete for the past six years in the Northwest and currently races for an Olympic Development triathlon team based in Rocklin, Calif. He wants the GCU triathlon team to have an atmosphere that provides an opportunity for triathletes to reach their goals in the sport. These goals can range from completing a race for the first time to reaching the podium at national competitions. He wants to build a platform for competitive triathlon racing and make GCU competitive in male and female college divisions. His primary goal is to grow GCU athletes as individuals through a sport rooted in integrity and mental and physical toughness.
Coach Windauer is studying biology with an emphasis in pre-medicine and will graduate with honors in the spring of 2020. His twin brother, Nicholas, also races for the Olympic Development team and GCU’s triathlon team. Originally from Montana, Coach Windauer grew up playing soccer before transitioning to triathlon in 2013. His hometown’s small population of dedicated triathletes created a competitive atmosphere that developed his ability in the sport quickly. Since then, Coach Windauer has made podium at multiple Junior Elite and collegiate-level races, as well as several races in Arizona.