About Bob

Bio

“I strive to be the best at whatever I do: IM competitor, Paramedic, Ski Patrol, Coach — I set a goal, pace myself, and stay focused on the objective. I don’t quit. I’m very anal about detail. I don’'t like to be told I’m too old, too slow, too “anything” — that I “can’t” do something for some reason. I enjoy my life, where I’m at in it, and where I’m headed. I like who I am.”

Civilian Education

  • 1975: Bachelor of Science Degree, Business, University Of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS
  • 1982: Master of Arts Degree, Business, Webster University, San Antonio TX

Military Service

  • Air Force: 21 August 1961 to 1 February 1996 — 34 years, 5 months, 9 day
    Served 14 years in enlisted ranks and 20 years as an officer, retiring as Lt Colonel

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Status

  • 1996: National Registry EMT Basic #B1092889
  • 1997: Texas EMT–Basic #106346-34044
              Texas EMT–Intermediate #106346-50921
  • 1998: Texas EMT–Paramedic #106346–69497
  • 1999-Present: Licensed Texas EMT–Paramedic #106346–82714
  • 2000-Present: National Registry EMT–Paramedic #PO917241
  • 2014-Present: TDSHS Certified EMS Instructor

Coaching Certifications

  • Certified USA-Triathlon Coach, Level II
  • National Ski Patrol Member and Senior Outdoor Emergency Care Instructor
  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, International Sports Sciences Association (I.S.S.A.)
  • Certified USA Cycling (USAC) Expert Coach & Power-Based Cycling Coach
  • Certified USA Track & Field Coach Level 1
  • Certified American Swimming Coaching Association (ASCA) Coach Level 1

Career Highlights

  • 1980–Present: Completed 18 Marathons and numerous duathlons and triathlons
  • 1995–Present: Completed 14 Ironman Triathlons; Germany ’95, Switzerland ’96, Florida ’97, Canada ’98, Australia ’99, California ’00, Korea ’01, Lake Placid ’02, Mexico ’03, Brazil ’04, Lanzarote ’05, South Africa ‘06, Wisconsin ‘07, Coeur d’ Alene ‘08
  • 1998–Present: Conducts triathlon training events for Team Alamo, and several public clinics
  • 1999-2000: TEAM ALAMO Multisports Association President & Board Member
  • 1999–Present: Developed specific single and multisport training plans for age groups
  • 2000: Team USA Member, ITU World Long Course (LC) Duathlon Championship, Calais France
  • 2001: Team USA Member, World LC Duathlon Championship, Venray Netherlands
  • 2001: Founded LoneStar Multisports and Fitness Focus, two fitness enterprises
  • 2001–2002: Cycling Coach, Leukemia &Lymphoma Society “Team In Training”
  • 2002: Team USA Member, World LC Duathlon Championship, Weyer Austria
  • 2003: Lecturer, USA-T Level I Coaching Certification, USOTC, Colo Spgs CO
    Team USA Member, Olympic Distance Triathlon Championship, Queenstown NZ
  • 2003: Lecturer, USA-T Level I Coaching Certification, USOTC, Colo Spgs CO
    Team USA Member, ITU World Olympic Triathlon Championship, Queensland, NZ
  • 2004: Team USA Member, ITU World LC Triathlon Championship, Sater Sweden
  • 2005: Attended USAT Coaching Level III Clinic, Colorado Springs, CO
    Lecturer, USA-T Level I Coaching Certification, UT Austin, TX
  • 2006: Team USA member, ITU World LC Triathlon Championship, Canberra Australia, Nov
  • 2007: Ass't Coach, USAT Youth Skills Camp, San Antonio, Jun-Jul
    Team USA Member, LD ITU World Championship, L'Orient France
  • 2008: Ass’t Coach, USAT Youth Specific Coaching Clinic, San Antonio, TX
    Team USA Member, ITU World LC Duathlon Championship, Geel Belgium
  • 2009: Selected Team USA Member, ITU World LC Triathlon Championship, Perth Australia
  • Attended USAT Elite Coaching Mentorship Program, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 2010: Selected Team USA Member, ITU LC DU Worlds, Sep 2011, Zofingen Switzerland
    Selected Team USA  Member, ITU LC Tri Worlds, 5 Nov 2011, Henderson Nevada
  • 2011: Earned 70.3 World Championship slot, Sep 2012, Henderson Nevada Selected as Soler Racing Team Club Coach, Helotes TX
  • 2012: Served as assistant coach for Icon1multisport youth athletes
  • 2013: Selected Team USA Member, ITU LC DU Worlds, Sep 2013, Zofingen Switzerland
  • 2014: Recertified all coaching credentials due: USAT Level II Coach, ISSA Personal Fitness, USA Cycling Level 2 (includes Power-Based Cert) and USA Track & Field Level 1, ASCA
    Completed “Practical Nutrition for Sports Medicine and Fitness Professionals” course
  • 2015: Qualified for AG Nat’l Championship in Aug in OKC
    Began planning and conducting Webinars via GoToTraining on numerous topics related to multisport training and racing
  • 2016: Two hospitalizations for major spinal surgeries, fusion of four lower back vertebra (Feb/Mar) and two stays in rehab facilities (Mar/Apr). Began multisport training in May
    All coaching certifications renewed – ASCA swim coach, USAT Level II coach, USAT&F coach, USAC cycling and power-based coach and ISSA Personal Trainer
  • 2017: Renewed efforts to plan, advertise and conduct Webinars and seminars. Began involvement in local youth/junior cycling skills program with UTSA/USAT
    Qualified for Team USA For ITU World DU Championship  in Odensa Denmark Jul 2018

Family

Widowed May 2016 after 47 years with Louise; have adopted son/grandson Austin “AJ”

2017 Races and Results

  • 2 Apr – Texas Sprint Du (run portion/race cancelled due to weather)
  • 29 Apr – Cary Classic Sprint Duathlon, Cary NC. 3rd AG 70-74
  • 29 May – CapTex Olympic, Austin TX, 1st AG 70-74
  • 17 Jun – USAT Standard Du Nat’l Championship in Bend OR, 11th in 70-74 AG
  • 13 Aug – San Angelo Sprint, San Angelo TX 1st AG 70-74

2017 Planned Races

  • 24 Sep - Quarter Distance Tri, Kerrville TX
  • 22 Oct - Challenge Aruba 70.3, Aruba, OranJestad
  • 19 Nov - Tough Texan Duathlon, Boerne TX

Ironman Experiences

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I strive to be the best at whatever I do…I set a goal, pace myself, and stay focused on the objective