East Texas Triathletes History

In 2002, JD Mitchell had an idea to start a triathlon club as there were a small group of  East Texas area triathletes who kept frequently meeting at local events. Before the start of the 2003 season, Rick Uribe, after gaining some support from area retailers, organized the athletes, designed a uniform, and registered the new club with USAT Triathlon. The focus of the new club, Roadkill, with a roster of about 20-25 members, was building interest in triathlons through a developmental juniors program, and through exposing runners and cyclists to the exciting world of multi-sports.

In 2007, Duke Gill, after aquiring a USAT "Club in a Box" kit, re-organized the club and the first meeting of the East Texas Triathletes was held on November 10, 2007.  At that meeting the new club constitution and regular club meeting dates were established.

East Texas Triathletes hosted their first triathlon (and the first in our area) benefitting Hospice of East Texas on September 20, 2008, having been postponed one week due to Hurricane Ike.

In May 2008, the East Texas Triathletes became a non profit organization.

Officers:

2002-2007


President:  Rick Uribe
Secretary:  Kahne Parsons
 

2007


President:  Duke Gill
Vice President:  Steve Farris
Secretary/Treasurer:  Kahne Parsons
Directors:  Gina Bolton, Clifford Barnes, William Ritter
 

2008


President:  Clint Bolton
Vice President:  Steve Farris
Secretary/Treasurer:  Duke Gill
Treasurer (new officer added):  Alan Harris
Directors:  Gina Bolton, Clifford Barnes, William Ritter
 

2009-2010


President:  Gina Bolton
Vice President:  Steve Farris
Secretary/Webkeeper:  Duke Gill
Treasurer:  Alan Harris
Directors:  Clifford Barnes, William Ritter, Chauncey Deller
 

2011


President:  Gina Bolton
Vice President:  Steve Farris
Secretary/Webkeeper:  Duke Gill
Treasurer:  Pete Range
Directors:  Clifford Barnes, Chauncey Deller, Donna Doyle

 




 
 
 
 

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