Fluid Sponsored Athletes

The real people behind the brand

Larz Robison

Larz Robison

TRIATHLON/DUATHLON

I like to get after it for endurance events to see how far I can push myself. Hoping to get into some gravel racing and enduro MTB, as well as ultra running in 2020. 

Favorite Flavor: Cinnamon vanilla recovery, blueberry pomegranate performance fuel!

A Quote That Fires You Up: "I'm here to see about you and your crew, and what you're gonna do!"

Joel Davis

Joel Davis

MOUNTAIN/ROAD/CYCLOCROSS/GRAVEL BICYCLIST

Some of my recent race results are: 19th place in masters 2019 Carson Epic 50, 3rd place cat 3/4 Battleborn CX series race #2, 3rd place Pro/1/2/3 Battleborn CX series race #2, 3rd place cat 3/4 Battleborn CX series race #3, 2nd place cat 3/4 Battleborn CX series race #4, 3rd place cat 3/4 Battleborn CX series race #5, 4th place Pro/1/2/3 Battleborn CX series race #6 and 4th place Expert men 50-59 Intermountain cup Cactus Hugger

2020 Goals:

My goals for the 2020 season are to continue to be active in racing any local races and to continue to be a good role model and spokesperson for all my sponsors. As a member of the HIE Cycling team, we are continually moving forward with riding and training in the hopes of having a late-season still. Some of my upcoming races are: Rock cobbler, Intermountain cup Red Rock Rampage, Intermountain cup Cactus Hugger, Whiskey Fifty off-road, Grand Junction off-road, Carson City epic Fifty, 6 hours of frog hollow MTB race and 24 hours of frog hollow (maybe).

Favorite Flavor: Citrus Performance

Hugh Gurin

Hugh Gurin

SURFING

2019 Accomplishments: 
I’m most proud of my volunteer work with City Surf Project, connecting under-served high school students with the ocean—there’s no better feeling.
I wasn’t able to travel for contests, but did participate in the bigger local ones. 
Kahuna Kapuna 20 - 4th Place, Grandmasters Longboard, The Big Chill Out 29 - 9th Place, Grandmasters Longboard, 1st Annual Traveler Halloween Costume Classic  - “Most Entertaining” 
2020 Goals: 
Like all of you, my goal is to get back to something approaching normality. Right now, I’m just grinding to stay in shape (check out @chloecalmon for workout tips!) and grateful to have FLUID to keep me from breaking down. I plan to surf both the Kahuna Kapuna and Big Chill Out again (quarantine permitting,) I can’t wait to get back in the water with the @CitySurfProject kids...and I'm furiously plotting ways to up my costume game for the Halloween Costume Classic. 
Favorite Flavor: Mixed Berry Recovery. Can’t live without it.
A Quote That Fires You Up: I don’t know if this “fires me up,” exactly, but it does crack me up, which is more beneficial to performance than you might think:  
TOM SEAVER: “Hey, Yogi, what time is it?” 
YOGI BERRA: “What, you mean now?”
/Seaver falls off pitcher’s mound, laughing.
Sam Junge

Sam Junge

CYCLOCROSS

Goals for 2020: Share the fun I have on a bike with more people, Race a Cyclocross World Cup, make the lead lap at Pro CX Nats.

Favorite Flavor: Blueberry pom!

A Quote That Fires You Up: "When the going gets tough, the tough get going"

Noah Falck

Noah Falck

ARMY OFFICER/RUNNER

Goals for 2020:

PR at the Tortoise and the Hare 50k (September 2020, Blue Ridge, GA), get involved with conservation efforts and trail maintenance, and get back to crushing miles on two feet & two wheels!

Favorite Flavor: Cinnamon Vanilla! (and Mint Chocolate in season, of course!)

A Quote That Fires You Up: "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, wholly and pleasing to God - this is your true and proper worship." Romans 12:1

Anne Donley

Anne Donley

ROAD CYCLIST

In 2019: 1st at Tour De Mesa, won Tulsa Tough Masters, 2nd at Master Nationals Criterium, Colorado State Road Race Champ 40+

In 2020, with everything being uncertain, staying healthy and strong is where it's at! Learning to work my creativity to teach Pilates online. If Nationals happens, win the Criterium!

Favorite Flavor: Cinnamon Vanilla Vegan Recovery

A Quote That Fires You Up: "Always Keep Riding!" -Mark Walters advice on Paris Roubaix

Cory Coffee

Cory Coffee

Goals for 2020:
Make the finals for the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup
Qualify for the National Team again.  

Accomplishments from 2019:
3rd Place - UCI C1 Event - Costa Rica
3rd Place - Kalasnikov Cup UCI C1 Event - Russia
2nd Place - UCI C1 Event - Australia
26th Overall in the UCI Individual Rankings for Freestyle BMX
Traveled to over 12 countries competing in 2019 and had an awesome time. 

Favorite Flavor: Cinnamon Vanilla Recovery

A Quote That Fires You Up: “I'm not a vegan because I love animals, I just really hate plants and want to kill them."

Alex Kish

TRIATHLETE

Goals for 2020 are to get healthy and make a stellar comeback to triathlon!  I took some time off due to injuries but slowly getting back at it.

Favorite Flavor: Tropical fruit recovery hands down! As for performance, it’s passion fruit tea...delish. Got two bags of the new Spiced Chocolate on pre-order to try the new flavor of protein.

A Quote That Fires You Up:  “Suck it up Nancy boy!”

 

Katie Asmuth

Katie Asmuth

ULTRARUNNING 

I run trail ultramarathons and have been a Fluid loyalist since its inception.  In 2019, I won the Bear 100 miler and set course records for the Kodiak 50 miler and the Zion 100k, and was fueled by Fluid Blueberry Pomegranate from start to finish! My favorite race to date was running on local trails in the San Gabriel Mountains outside of Los Angeles, finishing second in my debut 100-miler at the Angeles Crest 100.

In 2020, I won the Sean O’Brien 50k and am training for the 74-miler Georgia Death Race in hopes to earn a Golden Ticket to run in the EPIC Western States 100 miler. I’m also planning on running the Tahoe 50 miler and the Leadville Trail 100 miler.

When not training in the Santa Monica and San Gabriel mountains in Los Angeles, I can be found working as a Nurse Practitioner for a low-income community clinic or on adventures with my two little boys and husband in Mammoth Lakes, CA, our second home.  

Favorite Flavor: Fluid Recovery Cinnamon Vanilla. I drink so much cinnamon vanilla recovery that I don't even need real food (not a nutritionist, not actually recommended).

A Quote that Fires You Up: Smiling (and Fluid) are the best performance enhancers!

 

Elliot Feng

Elliot Feng

TRIATHLON 

I'm Elliot, a mechanical engineer, former NCAA golfer, Sunday school teacher, and general nerd, living in Bakersfield, CA. I fell in love with the sport of triathlon after leaving my front wheel at the Morro Bay Tri in November of 2015, and can't get enough of the people and the sport. Since then I've made the AG World Championships team every year, and love letting the sport take me all over the world! A huge highlight of my 2019 was racing worlds in Switzerland, then traveling and riding through the alps afterward. This year I'm excited to take on Edmonton, then head over to Banff for the first time. You'll also catch me at pretty much every central California race there is because I love to race locally!

Favorite Flavor: Fluid Recovery Cinnamon Vanilla. I drink so much cinnamon vanilla recovery that I don't even need real food (not a nutritionist, not actually recommended).

A Quote that Fires You Up: 

"Has anyone told you that they love you today? Because God and I most certainly do." Nate's Grandma Betty

"That sounds like a terrible idea. What time?"
Felipe Loureiro

Felipe Loureiro

MULTISPORT COACH & ELITE ATHLETE

Races This Season: Campangnolo Gran Fondo San Diego, Tour de Big Bear, Giro, Di San Diego, Haute Route Switzerland, Haute Route Mexico, Fiesta Island Time Trial Series (4 events), Whistler GrandFondo World Championship, 6 hour Time Trail World Championship - Borrego Springs

Favorite Flavor: Fluid Recovery Chocolate

A Quote that Fires You Up: “There are 24 Hours in a day. We typically sleep 8 and work 8 but it’s what we do with the other 8 that counts. Some pack those eight hours with as much training, motivation, passion, pain and joy as their bodies can contain. They will not settle for ordinary; their enthusiasm propels them into the extraordinary. They are endurance athletes.”

James Schnauer

James Schnauer

TRIATHLETE/TRAIL RUNNER/ENDURANCE MOUNTAINBIKER

I’m a multisport athlete based in Los Angeles who has been on the Fluid Team since 2011. Originally from New Zealand, I’ve spent the last 16 years living in Southern California building a design agency with my wife and raising tour two kids. Over that time I also took up triathlon and have competed in over 100 races from Olympic Distance to Xterra to Ironman. Some of the more memorable races were competing at the Ironman World Champs in Hawaii, competing at the Xterra Worlds in Maui and 3 years on the New Zealand National team at the ITU Olympic Distance Age Group Worlds.

Last year’s highlight was competing in my first Ultra. I ran the Kodiak 50Km trail race in Big Bear Lake. The combination of elevation gain, altitude, and hot weather made for a tough but very rewarding day. I also enjoyed racing the Emerald Bay Trail Run in Lake Tahoe and mixing it up with a few high school cross country runners. You will struggle to find a more scenic course that this.

The year ahead looks a lot different for everyone. Not knowing what events will be held, postponed or canceled. Planning for late summer and fall races would be the safe bet. So far I’m set to compete at the Downieville Classic and Grizzly 100 bike races so fingers crossed these will be held. If things are still in limbo, then there may well be some epic solo adventures on the cards.

Favorite Flavor: Recovery Chocolate Wave & Mint Chocolate, Blueberry Pomegranate, Raspberry Lemonade. Mint Chocolate has now also become my kid’s favorite post-swim workout shake.

A Quote That Fires You Up: “Some sessions are stars and some are stones, but in the end, they are all rocks and we build upon them.”
— Chrissie Wellington

Ben Wooten

Ben Wooten

CYCLIST/CROSSFIT/RUNNER

Ben is a current emergency manager and also serves as a volunteer firefighter, with 12 years total in the service. He is a former career firefighter and a current volunteer for the City of Mebane, with 8 years total in the service. He became involved with the Brotherhood Ride through a friend, Dena Ali, who is also a Fluid Athlete.  One of his favorite races is the  Raleigh Half Ironman.

Fully recover for surgery on both elbows in 2019, increase strength totals, compete and place in a Crossfit competition, participate in the 2020 Carolina Brother bicycle ride - 650 miles across NC & SC.

Favorite Flavor: Chocolate Wave Recovery

A Quote That Fires You Up: "Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection." -Mark Twain

Elise Winter

Elise Winter

TRIATHLETE

After a long year of racing in 2018, which included two 70.3 distances (Wildflower and Ironman Indian Wells, placed 4th in both!) and ITU World Championships Standard Distance (Olympic non-draft) in Australia, I took a year off of intense training in 2019 to heal some physical issues that plagued me towards the end of 2018. Though I did make it down to San Luis Obispo in October to run City To Sea half marathon and enjoyed having FLUiD on the course! My goal for 2020, now that I’m healthy, is to train as much as possible during these unprecedented times and hop into the race scene as soon as it’s safe to do so!

Favorite Flavor: Blueberry Pomegranate Performance

A Quote That Fires You Up: I have a few!! "Pain is weakness leaving the body” & “It doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger” … these keep me pushing through tough workouts!

Annie Weiss

Annie Weiss

ULTRARUNNER

Annie is an ultra endurance athlete living in Milwaukee, WI. In 2018, she completed the overall FKT, or fastest known time, on the 1200mi National Scenic Ice Age Trail breaking both the men's and women's record. In 2019, she completed Badwater 135 and CCC (part of UTMB), as well as the Berlin Marathon. In previous years, Annie has competed in the Leadville 100 twice, Black Canyon 100k, the Boston Marathon, New York Marathon, and many other endurance events across the nation.  Annie loves to travel around the world to run, eat, and explore! She has traveled to Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia with upcoming trips to South America and Africa once again. In 2020, Annie plans to race the marathon distance, attempting to break 3 hours. She also plans to break the overall FKT on the Arizona Trail. Besides running and traveling, Annie works as a registered dietitian in behavioral health and specifically with athletes in her own practice.

Favorite Flavor: “Without a doubt Cinnamon Vanilla Recovery!”

A Quote that Fires You Up: "Miles Make Champions" (someone told his to me during my first 50k in 2011 and it has stuck with me ever since! I can't shake it!) 

Nadia Sullivan

Nadia Sullivan

TRIATHLETE

I was an elite cyclist and triathlete who had the honor of representing Team USA at the ITU World Championships. But a car-on-bike crash cost me part of my right hand and my dreams of going pro. Due to my unusual injury and amputation level, I've had to develop my own adaptive devices so I could return to swimming, biking, and running safely and without pain at the level I was accustomed to. This has inspired me to go back to school to become an orthotist and prosthetist. In 2019, I was invited to attend USA Triathlon's High Performance Development Camp for Ambulatory Paratriathletes at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs where I learned new techniques that will allow me to try racing as a paratriathlete in 2020.

When I am not swimming, biking, or running, I am roller skating in an all-genders roller derby league in Minnesota, where I was the only woman on the league's travel team in 2019.

Always up for a challenge, you can also find me hanging out at the local climbing gym, scaling the walls one-handed.

Nadia has been training & racing with Fluid since 2010 and has very particular preferences for what to use when:
Favorite Training Flavor: Blueberry Pomegranate
Favorite Racing Flavor: Fresh Citrus
Favorite Winter Recovery Flavor: Chocolate
Favorite Summer Recovery Flavor: Mixed Berry

A Quote That Fires Me Up: "Increase your capacity for joy"

Bradford Sims

Bradford Sims

XC MOUNTAIN BIKING/CYCLOCROSS

Brad is a resident of the Colorado Front Range.  He has been racing mountain and cyclocross bikes at a high level in Colorado and California since 2006.  On the bike, Brad is known as “Ox,” a nickname given to him during a heated race finish by a competitor.  When not on the mountain bike, Brad is a full-time mechanical engineer and weekend mechanic.

Brad started the 2020 season racing the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo in Arizona.  He is working to maintain a high level of fitness in anticipation of the racing starting back up mid-summer. Brad is targeting the Firecracker 50, Epic Single-Track Winter Park Series, and a tandem entry into the Breck Epic with his wife.  He then plans on racing a full cyclocross season. 

Recent Noteworthy Results:

2020 24hrs in the Old Pueblo, Duo 12th, 2018 24hrs in the Enchanted Forest, Coed-Team 1st, 2018 6hrs in the Wild West, Solo 1st, 2018 Winter’s Fat Classic, Open 7th

Favorite Flavors: Performance Blueberry Pomegranate – Recovery Chocolate

A Quote that Fires Him up: “Get busy living or get busy dying.”

David Scott

David Scott

MOUNTAIN BIKE

Dave is a mountain bike racer and Spartan racer from Cadillac, Michigan. He has raced mountain bikes since 2006, and did his first Spartan race in 2019 after a friend encouraged him to “give it a try”, and now he’s hooked! He completed his first Spartan Trifecta in the fall of 2019.

He’s also a level 1 CrossFit coach and a level 3 Spinning instructor. He loves fitness and seeing others push themselves further than they think possible. 

Goals for 2020 are competing in more Spartan races and training with hopes of qualifying for the 2021 Granite Games. (A sanctioned event for the CrossFit Games)

Favorite Flavor: Blueberry Pomegranate Performance and Chocolate Recovery

A Quote That Fires You Up: “When you feel like quitting, remember why you started!”

Glenn Schiavo

Glenn Schiavo

ULTRARUNNER/TRIATHLETE

In the last couple of years, I have checked off several more 50 milers as well as completed my first 100 miler in Bryce Canyon.  I have podiumed a couple of trail ultras as well.  My goals for 2020 are to get back into racing, once racing is back. When trail running is back on, I intend on doing more 50k’s in the summer and fall.

Favorite Flavor: Always Chocolate wave.

A Quote That Fires You Up: I always liked the quote from Bevan on Ironman podcast…. “Smack it!” 

Katie Negley

Katie Negley

TRIATHLON

I am a police officer in the Chicagoland area. In my off time, I fancy myself a triathlete, swimmer, and general health, fitness, and life enthusiast.

The photo to the left is me with the silver medal I won in triathlon at the World Police and Fire Games in 2017. Some of my other career highlights include: Ironman Wisconsin x2, 7 Half-Iron distance races, the American Triple T (super sprint tri Friday, traditional Olympic distance Saturday morning, bike-swim-run Olympic Saturday afternoon, half iron on Sunday), multiple USA Triathlon National Championship appearances, US Master’s Swimming National Championship medal winner, and 3 full marathon finishes. In between big races I am regular participant in local 5k, 10k and half marathon races as well as sprint and Olympic distance triathlons.
Next up: Ironman Ireland!

Favorite Flavor: Cinnamon Vanilla Recovery

A Quote That Fires Me Up: "Understand that in order to have anything of great value, you must suffer, and endure” and “Stay strong, keep going."

Duane Mann

Duane Mann

ROAD CYCLING/MOUNTAIN BIKING

I raced outdoor motocross for around 15 years achieving success with 7 Top Texan tittles, Dunlop Gold cup, Spring championships among many others and the last few years I had Fluid in my corner helping me survive the brutal Texas heat.

4 years ago, I decided to end my career in motocross and start a new one still on 2 wheels but with a different motor my own 2 legs and even though my relationship with Fluid started in motocross I was very pleased that Richard was willing to stand behind me in this new endeavor starting at the bottom. The first didn’t include much racing just a lot of riding, training and getting prepared the second year I started racing as a CAT5 and was able to move up to a CAT4 then half way through my third year my wife was deployed to Afghanistan leaving me to be a single parent and unable to train or race. Now that she has returned safely to me I can once again start training and preparing to race.

2018 will be a rebuilding year for me and even though I will not be able to perform at the level I expect out of myself I will be training hard, attending every rally possible and promoting the product that has gotten me though countless brutal hot days training and racing.

Favorite Flavor: Performance Blueberry Pomegranate.

Kyle Konczal

Kyle Konczal

ULTRAMARATHON

Kyle is a speedy fast runner hailing from Colorado. “In 2020, I am looking to find new challenges for my running. My main goal for this year is to complete the TransRockies 3 Day stage race in the Rocky Mountains. To round out the year I am targeting a 50-mile race, JFK 50. I'll be using these experiences to enhance my love for running and prepare myself for some targets in 2021."

Favorite Flavor: Mixed Berry and Tropical Fruit Recovery! Mix the great taste with water, makes for the best recovery after a long day in the mountains and desert. Also is great to add to smoothies!

James Kentro

James Kentro

TRAIL RUNNING/TRIATHLON

I made some big life moves in 2019, from Oregon to Rhode Island. I am joining a PhD program at Brown University, so I had to cut my racing schedule down a bit during the transition. But 2020 is looking bright and full of obstacle course racing, with the primary goal of qualifying for OCR World Championships in October.  I am keeping my run training strong, but also mixing in some extra time with the weights and even jumping into a ninja gym every couple of weeks to build my obstacle skills.
Favorite Flavor: Cinnamon Vanilla Recovery.  It helps my body repair after pushing myself on the track or in the gym.
A Quote that Fires You Up: "It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference." - Paul Bryant
Caleb Guest

Caleb Guest

TRIATHLETE/ENDURANCE MOUNTAIN BIKER

2020 Goals:
Assuming we actually get to race again this year:
70.3 Coeur d’Alene, Breck Epic, XTERRA USA Championships, Ogden UT, XTERRA, World Championships, Maui HI
2019 Accomplishments:
Earning my 2020 XTERRA World Championships spot by placing 3rd in my age group at the XTERRA USA Championships in Ogden UT. Setting a 70.3 PR of 4:49:46 at IRONMAN 70.3 Arizona. Finishing IRONMAN Arizona.

Favorite Flavor: Recovery: Chocolate is definitely my go-to, but recently have been mixing it up with some Cinnamon Vanilla. Performance: Definitely Fresh Citrus, since it seems to be the flavor we run out of quickest.

A Quote That Fires You Up: "Money doesn’t wait atop the hill.  Glory doesn’t wait atop the hill.  All that waits atop the hill, is the top of the hill."

Scott Flynn

Scott Flynn

TRIATHLETE/MULTI-SPORT COACH

The year 2019 was filled with adventure. There wasn't much racing but a big move cross-country has taken us from hot and humid Georgia to dry and cold Idaho. After more than a decade of racing which included a full Ironman, multiple half-ironman and tons of Olympic and sprint events, I think the time has come to focus more on coaching athletes and competing more casually. 
Outside of coaching and a more casual approach to training, my goals for 2020 will be to complete a local 50k, complete an Xterra triathlon, and get acclimated to the new mountain-filled area with hiking and camping. As they say, when in Rome!
Favorite Flavor: Chocolate Recovery

A Quote That Fires You Up: "Only the disciplined ones are free in life. If you aren't disciplined, you are a slave to your moods. You are a slave to your passions." Eliud Kipchoge

Gordon Duncan

Gordon Duncan

RUNNER/MARATHONER

Gordon’s story of endurance sports is one of overcoming personal health challenges. After running 3 marathons in 2012, he was diagnosed with partial complex seizures in 2013. His competing days nearly came to an end. However, since then, he has battled back and passed his previous accomplishments through dietary and spiritual disciplines.

Gordon’s accomplishments include being a 2019 and 2021 Boston Marathon Qualifier, winner of the 12.12.12 Marathon, winner of the 2019 Rock the River Run, numerous winners of his age group, and he is a 20 Time Marathoner.

Favorite Flavor: Recovery Chocolate

Melissa Danehey

Melissa Danehey

ULTRAMARATHON

Melissa lives and trains on the trails near Santa Barbara, California. Her ‘no-quit’ attitude has earned her dozens of ultramarathon finishes, including 12 podium finishes and 4 overall wins. In 2019, Melissa was the Women's Champion at Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run. In 2020, she plans to come back strong after a recent hip injury and re-qualify for the Western States at Cuyamaca 100k. This will be her 4th year in the lottery and she’s hoping to run WS100 in 2021. 

Favorite Flavor: Performance Blueberry Pomegranate – Recovery Cinnamon Vanilla

A Quote That Fires You Up: “Confidence is essential to patient, sustained effort, and patient, sustained effort is what leads to success.”

Benjamin Coleman

Benjamin Coleman

CYCLOCROSS

Hi, I’m Benjamin. I’m a Type 1 Diabetic and an avid cyclist. I started racing cross-country mountain bikes in 2017 and really enjoyed it, so for this year I’m planning on going heavy on the XC MTB racing during the summer. I’ll mostly be concentrating on the Mid-Atlantic Super Series races in the PA/NJ area, but I’m making plans to head to New England for a few of the Bubba Burger Trophy Series (formerly Kenda Cup East) races too, so I’m looking forward to experiencing that area of the country for the first time. I’ll still be racing cyclocross in the fall this year as well, although maybe not as many as the 15+ races I’ve done the last few CX seasons.

My goals for 2020 are based around getting back the motivation and fitness I had in 2017. The last two years were definitely not my best, but I'm excited to work towards returning to a higher level of mental and physical performance I know I'm capable of, and having Fluid in my corner is going to be a huge help!

Favorite Flavor: My favorite flavor right now has to be the Chocolate Mint Recovery, although the new Spiced Chocolate Protein may change that!

A Quote That Fires You Up: "Smile, there's teeth behind those lips" -Amanda Batty

Jason Chlopecki

Jason Chlopecki

TRIATHLETE

I have been a triathlete for the past 12 or so years competing in events from sprint to full Ironman events. Some pretty significant injuries have sidelined me for the past few seasons but I am looking to get back on track and get the bug again. By far my favorite distance is 70.3 and would like to get focused back on them hopefully by the end of the season. Currently I am taking some baby steps to avoid injury by competing in the Boilermaker 15k in Utica NY, and Xterra Syracuse NY with hopes of finishing off the season strong at the Big George Triathlon festival in Lake George NY.

Favorite Flavor: Recovery Chocolate, Recovery Mint Chocolate, and Performance Fresh Citrus.

Shawn Bussert

Shawn Bussert

ULTRA TRAIL RUNNER

I'm a runner from Washington State. For 2019, I made the top 100 for the 100k distance in the USA! I recently placed 2nd at Woolley Trail Runs 50k and Dizzy Daze 12 hour (67.3 miles in 11:46). I plan to be at the following races the rest of the year- Oat Run 1/2 Marathon Trail, Sun Mountain 50K, Post Canyon 50K, and Cascade Super Ultra 50 Mile.

Favorite Flavor: Recovery Chocolate

Chad Bruce

Chad Bruce

ULTRA TRAIL RUNNER

I absolutely love running in the mountains with friends and competing in tough Ultra Marathon races, so that's what I'll continue to do in 2020. I've already completed the Sean O'Brien 100k and plan to run the following races: 9 Trails 35 Mile, the PCT50 and the Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run. I'm really looking forward to running the Grand Canyon R2R2R with some good friends in April and am planning to do a self-supported 100 mile run on the Pacific Crest Trail in October. FLUID will continue to be a huge part of my program and I'm so thankful for all of their support! Some highlights from 2019: Angeles Crest 100, Cuyamaca 100k, Ray Miller 50, Angeles National Forest 60k, Avalon 50 and many long self-supported runs on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Favorite Flavor: 

Fresh Citrus Performance and Mint Chocolate Recovery are so awesome! I have used both for many years and in all my races including the 2018 and 2019 Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run.

A Quote That Fires You Up: 

"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven." Matthew 5:16

Kristal & Carl Boni

Kristal & Carl Boni

CYCLOCROSS/XC MOUNTAIN BIKE

Carl and Kristal Boni live in Colorado just east of Boulder. They both have raced all disciplines of bikes over the last 15+ years with a focus on cyclocross and mountain biking. In addition to racing, they are also passionate about coaching kids' cycling programs. Carl is currently a Head Coach for NICA and Kristal is a Regional Coordinator/Program Lead for Little Bellas. Their son, Nick, and daughter, Cate, also race and are huge Fluid fans as well!

Kristal
Goals for 2020: Age group top 5, Mountain Bike & Cyclocross National
Championships
Favorite Flavors: Fresh Citrus & Chocolate Recovery

Carl
Goals for 2020: Age Group top 20 MTB Nats
Favorite Flavors: Fresh Citrus & Cinnamon Vanilla Recovery

John Blewis

John Blewis

DUATHLON/MARATHON/GOLFER/CYCLIST

I reside in Fort Myers, FL and have been with FLUID for just about 10 years. Playing sports has saved me from addiction battles I have encountered in my adult life. As a competitive athlete in my earlier years, it taught me how fortunate I was to compete at such a high level. However, the extreme fitness level maintenance became one of my addictions over the years that put a lot of unnecessary strain on me and my family. 

In 2020 and moving forward, I will not be so focused on how I finish races. Instead, I am focusing on how to enjoy racing and the environment around me. Giving back to people, making new friends and sharing FLUID with as people as I can. Oh, and finishing the Chicago Marathon in October. 

I have never been disappointed with the products and live by them when I am running, cycling, playing golf or even the occasional hot day doing yard work in Southwest Florida. 

Favorite Flavor: My FLUID favorites include Fresh Citrus Performance, Chocolate Recovery and of course the incredible gear and people who work with FLUID!

Chris Berg

Chris Berg

TRIATHLON

Chris is a resident of San Diego, California. He has been racing triathlons since 1998, and coaching the sport with Breakaway Training since 2010. Prior to getting involved in the sport, Chris competed as a swimmer, hockey player, and volleyball player. Chris’ passion is to help other athletes achieve their triathlon dreams.

Chris has won the Mission Bay Triathlon, one of the longest running triathlons in the world, and considered by many to be the birthplace of the sport.

2020 is all about getting back on the bike and finding fitness.  At the end of 2019, I suffered a broken back.  After 3 months of slowly being able to function without assistance, I am back riding on the trainer and roads. This summer I hope to return to riding off-road and possibly running.

Favorite Flavor: My favorite flavor, that’s a tough one. I’m OG Team Fluid so I’ve been on the Tropical Escape train for over a decade, but Chocolate Wave is the real deal.

A Quote That Fires You Up: Quotes don’t fire me up too much, but when facing the challenge of competition or a tough workout and questioning what am I doing, I draw on Albert Camus and the Myth of Sisyphus, “The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.”

Eric Baum

Eric Baum

ROAD CYCLIST/MOUNTAIN BIKER

2020 is looking to be a year of refocusing and rebuilding for 2021. I plan to focus more on training to help build a bigger engine, as well as, entering some of the local training races and master division crits to help break up the training. I also plan to be more active in the local cycling community leading rides out of my local bike shop and participating in a couple of the local charity ride.

Favorite Flavor: Chocolate Recovery

A Quote That Fires You Up: “Must Be Nice” -Cameron Hanes

Dena Ali

Dena Ali

MOUNTAIN/ROAD RACING

I’m Dena, a firefighter, from Raleigh, North Carolina.  I have been a cyclist since 2000. I started as a mountain biker and won several local races between 2003-2009. In 2009, I started road cycling as a way to improve my endurance and strengthen my Mountain Biking. My partner Juan Pedraza and I have won the Briar Chapel Coed Duo 6 hour mountain Bike race 4 years in a row! 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. I have also completed the Raleigh Half Ironman 3 years in a row 2013, 2014, 2015. In 2019, I look forward to competing in the Chicago Half Marathon and getting back in shape after finishing my MPA. 

Favorite Flavor: Spiced Vanilla Protein- I absolutely love it after a workout or before bed!

Alexander Aceino

Alexander Aceino

SWIMMING

I’m Alex Aceino, and I am a former NCAA Division I swimmer, 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier, and FINA Masters swimming world record holder. I’ve been with Team Fluid for several years. 2019 was a rebuilding year for me after moving across the country for a new career and recovering from minor surgery. Despite some inconsistent training, I was able to set several Gulf Coast Masters swimming records including a best time in the 50-meter butterfly. My athletic goals for this coming year are to work towards qualifying for the 2020/2021 Olympic Trials in the 100 meter butterfly as I did in 2012 and narrowly missed in 2016.

Favorite Flavor: Recovery Chocolate

A Quote That Fires Me Up: “Without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing.” – Chuck Palahniuk

DSENDiT Racing

DSENDiT Racing

Mountain Biking

This Amateur/Pro mountain bike racing team is based out of Art’s Cyclery in San Luis Obispo, CA. DESENDiT focuses primarily on Enduro/Gravity events but ultimately they aim to maximize fitness and fun on the bike, results are the bi-product.

San Jose Bicycle Club

San Jose Bicycle Club

SJBC has committed itself to the nurturing and development of beginning and junior cyclists. Members benefit from coaching and organized racing events aimed at increasing the skill, ability and enjoyment of each individual.

Erik Abernethy

Erik Abernethy

Triathlon

I train and focus on Triathlons with my wife Katharina and mainly compete in Olympic distance races but that is evolving. I have also been a rock climber since 1996 and traveled all over for climbing. Previous snowboard patrol and instructor.

2016 goals: Many! I will be doing my first 70.3 Ironman race and compete in many other local races. I intended to break my previous times and place in my age group. I would also like to return to the Grand Canyon to run the rim to rim again.

Favorite Flavor: Recovery Chocolate

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