This week’s Posse highlight is Anna Wheeler.
As our volunteer co-coordinator of 2 years with her good friend Ema Armstrong, she’s in constant contact with the volunteers before, during, and after races. Often behind the scenes, she’s the one who makes sure those aid stations have enough supplies, those intersections are safe, and that medal ends up around your neck at the finish line. She’s a student at OSU studying Biology and hoping to pursue a degree in Veterinary Medicine. Anna is a legendary horseback rider and is specifically a master of the highly skilled form of riding known as Dressage. Although she loves horseback riding, she spends a fair amount of time riding her mountain bike with friends. Anna has an extreme affinity for bikes and when she’s racing, not surprisingly, her favorite leg of a triathlon is the bike. When you check in to volunteer at one of our races, you'll likely meet Anna and her friendly disposition and cheery smile will warm your heart.
Anna’s motivational quote: “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain” -Jack Kerouac