Team Stages

Wendy Stalnaker

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Primary Discipline(s) Mountain Biking, Gravel Cycling, Trail Running, Skiing, Climbing
Bucket List RaceBiking the Alps
Post-Race Drinkchocolate milk
Off-Day Activityindoor climbing dates with my husband

By college graduation I was excited to just be able to run 3 miles continuously. Surrounded by endurance athletes and triathletes in grad school, I committed to learning how to swim- from barely passing my undergraduate required swim test (100meters! lots of doggy paddle!) to being able to finish a triathlon with an open water swim- I thought that that was the pinnacle of my fitness! Little did I know that in the ensuing years I'd build up to the half Ironman distance! In the last 10 years I've moved away from my initial devotion to triathlons to focusing on bike racing and running trail ultra distance races. After a few years of road and cyclocross racing, I've turned to the more inclusive world of gravel racing with some mountain bike racing mixed in for the extra challenge and thrill!