Brent has been doing endurance sports since 2010. He decided to do the 2015 IRONMAN TX in the spring of 2014. He didn’t even have a bike when he registered for it. He has been running marathons and half marathons but he needed a challenge. So he bought a bike and all the gear. Brent started his training with no clue what he was doing. He couldn’t even swim very well. He could barely do 25 meters in the pool without passing out. He could not imagine swimming 2.4 miles. He did lots of back stroking his first 2 Olympic distance Tris, but Brent never gave up. After He did Austin 70.3 and he struggled through the swim, he thought something has to change. He finally wised up and hired a swim coach. She made a huge difference. Brent was swimming 3000 meters in the pool without stopping. After he realized how much she helped, he thought, “I bet a tri coach could help me reach my goal of going sub 13 hours at IMTX”. Hiring Coach Lueb was the best investment of his short tri career. Brent did Galveston 70.3 3 weeks before IMTX and PRed by 1 hour because he had a real training plans and trusted his coach. He found it makes a huge difference if you have guidance and a plan. And since he stuck to that plan he reached his goal of finishing under 13 hours at IMTX.
Plus he was apart of an awesome tri team. Brent found having that club support made the experience 1000 times better. Seeing his teammates on the course and the ones who were not racing cheering him on really motivated him. Couldn’t ask for a better experience.
He is a father of 8 kids..Yes you are reading that right. So Brent had to learn how to balance his time and priorities. His coach was great at helping him achieve that balance.
2 IRONMAN ( IRONMAN Texas, IRONMAN Boulder)
4 IRONMAN 70.3 ( Austin, Galveston(x2), Buffalo Springs)
2 Ultra Marathon( Lost Loop 50k trail run, Rocky Racoon 50 Miler)
8 Full Marathons
19 Half Marathons
4 Tri Sprints
2 Olympic Distance Tris
2015 USAT Age Group National Championships Qualified
2015 IRONMAN All World Athlete (Silver)
2016 USAT Age Group National Championships Qualified
2016 USAT Duathlon Age Group National Championships Qualified