Sunday, January 31, in San Jose del Cabo, B.C.S., Mx, in a 30 kilometer time trail with 2427 feet of climbing, with all the top rider participating, 16 year old TIFOSI Athlete Joel Ramírez became the number ONE Category C, 17/18 year olds, in Los Cabos by soundly thrashing the second place finisher by 6:46 minutes!!! Joel was extremely pleased with his result!
Marathoner, Triathlete, Speaker, Consultant, and Peak Performance Coach to elite athletes and business professionals helping develop leaders in sports, business, and life
Mike is an endurance athlete focusing on marathons and triathlons. Mike also serves as a peak performance coach to elite high school, college, and professional athletes including endurance athletes helping them develop mental and physical toughness and perform at their best when it matters most. Mike is also a chaplain for Multisport Ministries, an organization that support over 700 triathletes. In 2011, Rice University asked him to develop a leadership development program for student athletes to help them develop both on and off the court, course, track, and field of play. Mike is currently conducting his 5th year of this program for Rice and in talks to bring the program to other major universities.
He just achieved his dream goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon and had his best racing season to date! He runs for Team Lukes, the running team of Texas-based running store Luke’s Locker, and he is proud to serve as a sponsored athlete and ambassador for Tifosi Optics.
Favorite Athletic Activities: Running, Cycling, Strength Training, Triathlons, and Coaching my 5 boys in basketball and other sports
Favorite Tifosi Optics Sunglasses: Talos and Slip for running and cycling; Podium XC for speed workouts; Jet, Duro, and Hagen XL for driving in the car
Notable athletic accomplishments: Mike had his best racing season yet in the 2015-2016 season with 4 PRs, some age group placement awards, and achieving his top goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
- 2015 Half Marathon – 1:29 (PR, 6th in Age Group, 53rd overall)
- 2015 25K – 1:47 (PR, 6th in Age Group, 53rd overall)
- 2015 30K – 2:20 (PR, 2nd in Age Group, 42nd overall)
- 2016 Houston Marathon – 3:20 (PR, Boston Qualifier, 50th in Age Group, Top 8% Finish out of approximately 8000 runners)
- 2012 10K Turkey Dash – 42:35 (2nd in Age Group, 50th overall)
- 2013 10K Turkey Dash – 42:50 (5th in Age Group, 35th overall)
Your athletic goals: Achieving a Boston Qualifying Marathon time and then moving into triathlon competition
Your athletic focus: Running, Cycling, Swimming, Triathlon, Basketball, Strength Training
Inspirational quote or self mantra: “Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future, Perform in the Moment”
Place to train: Roads and bayous in Katy, TX, and Memorial Park and Buffalo Bayou in Houston, TX
Web Site: www.mikevanhoozer.com
Blog Site: www.vanhoozer.blogs.com
I just attained my goal and ran a PR and got a Boston Qualifying time in the Chevron Houston Marathon on January 17th! I ran a 3:20:55, which I was pleased with given an injury that had cropped up about 2-3 weeks ago that had limited my overall and outdoor mileage. Overall, it was my best racing season with 4 PRs in different races (half marathon, 25K, 30K, and marathon) and some age group placements and a BQ!
I ran a PR in the Houston 25K in November, 2015, with a time of 1:47 and have a PR of 1:29 in the half marathon as well as a PR in the 30K with a time of 2:20. Through every kind of weather in my training and races, I know I can count on my Tifosi sunglasses to come through in the clutch!
On Sunday, October 18th, Tifosi Athlete and SRAM Team Rider Joel Ramírez was the 1st Junior by more than 15 minutes and 2nd Overall in the Los Cabos 104km Medio Fondo. Finishing 1st was Twenty Two year old Alberto Youshimatz a top Mexican Road racer from Puebla, Mx and 32 year old Samuel Rivera, one of Mexico’s top tri athletes, was 3rd. After dropping the entire Medio Fondo field, Youshimatz and Joel rode together for the last 40 minutes of the race with Alberto winning the event in the finish sprint. He is known throughout Mexico as a excellent road sprinter but 15 year old Joel was still only 15 seconds behind him. This was the first and only time that Joel was on a road bike this year. 786 participants in total in the Grand Fondo and Medio Fondo. Joel finished his season feeling good about himself and looking forward to the 2016 MTB CX season, as well as getting back into One on One Gym to further develop his leg strength.
Update from Chuck Perreault, in his own words:
I took third overall at the international winter pentathlon, after that I finished forts age group at the 70.3 half ironman Mt Tremblant, Won the half ironman in Magog, took first AG at the Timberman half ironman. I also finished third overall at the canadian long distance championship and I also qualified for the WTC world championship 2016 and the ITU long distance world championship 2016. So basically I got on the podium at every race i entered.
Joel Ramírez had his second VO2 Uptake Test and Cardiac Stress Test on Octoober 16th by Cardiologists Dr. Alejandro Velderrain, who also gave Joel his first Cardiac Stress and a VO2 Uptake Test on March 12, 2015 and found that Joel had an Incredible 88 VO2 Uptake and a healthy and strong heart that vastly exceeds the average athlete. The second test confirmed that his VO2 Uptake as 88 and that his heart was healthy and strong. These tests indicates that Joel has the potential to become a World Class Mountain Bike Racer. The VO2 Uptake of two former World Cycling Champions are as follows: Greg LeMond 92.5 and Lance Armstrong 85.
Nova Cycle Sport Foundation was founded in 1998 and headquartered in Mequon WI. The Foundation is nationally and internationally recognized as the ISCorp Cycling Team. Our prestigious team has over 15 years of infrastructure investment, numerous athletic successes and community involvement; made possible by Integrated Systems Corporation’s (ISCorp) commitment as Title Sponsor.
As of 2015 and beyond, the team is pleased to announce their partnership with Smart Choice MRI and their new team name has officially been changed to: ISCorp Cycling p/b Smart Choice MRI.
A native of Bogart, Georgia, Tripp Hurt competed for North Oconee High School in track and cross country. A 2011 graduate, he was a member of the Beta Club and the National Honors Society, a Titan Ambassador, a tutor for Teen Oconee, and a 3-time state champion. Upon graduation from North Oconee, Tripp chose to attend Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina to pursue a degree in Physics. He competed for the Purple Paladins for 4 seasons contributing in both cross-country and track. He was a 6-time Southern Conference champion, capturing titles in Indoor and Outdoor track as well as Cross Country. He became the first Paladin to be awarded 4 consecutive All Southern Conference honors in cross-country. During his junior year he was the first Furman runner to qualify for the NCAA track meet when he qualified in the 3000m steeplechase with a then personal record of 8:44. His senior year he lead his team to its first NCAA berth in cross-country since 1973 and was the first Paladin runner to be awarded Indoor Athlete of the Meet at the 2015 Southern Conference Indoor Championships. He again qualified for the NCAA outdoor meet in 2015 with a personal record of 8:41. In addition in 2015 he qualified for his first USATF National Championships, finishing 18th in the country in the steeplechase after a long collegiate season. In the summer of 2014 he was named Runner’s World “Best Name in Running” over Gretchen Speed of the Greater Boston Athletic Club. Tripp is also the 2015 recipient of the Alfred S. Reid Memorial Award and the 2015 Furman Male Athlete of the year. He graduated cum laude in May of 2015 with a degree in Physics. He hopes to return to school to pursue a graduate degree in mechanical engineering.
In the summer of 2015 Tripp joined Team Run Eugene of Eugene, Oregon, following his career with Furman. He joins Team Run Eugene under the tutelage of Olympian Ian Dobson ready to hone his steeplechasing skills for the summer of 2016. He will continue his cross-country career at the USATF Club Cross Country Championships in December 2015 and at the USATF Cross Country Championships in February 2016. His goal is to qualify for the final in the steeplechase at the 2016 Olympic Trials. In the meantime Tripp is busy altitude training in the thin air of Avon, Colorado. Tripp is excited to rep a hometown brand in Track Town USA.
Indoor Track Outdoor Track Cross Country
800m 1:52.9 (2015)
1500m 3:45.47 (2015)
Mile 4:10.76 (2014) 4:20.58 (2012)
3000m 8:09.44 (2015)
3000SC 8:41.63 (2015)
5000m 14:18.23 (2015) 14:57.80 (2014) 14:55.13 (2012)
8000m 24:11.5 (2014)
10000m 30:21.0 (2014)