Fluid Sponsored Athletes

The real people behind the brand

James Schnauer

James Schnauer

TRIATHLETE/TRAIL RUNNER/ENDURANCE MOUNTAINBIKER

I’m a multi-sport 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 Sprint Distance to Xterra to Ironman. Some of the more memorable races were competing at the Ironman World Champs in Hawaii, 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 with my brother at The Pioneer. A 2-man team, 6-day mountain stage race set in the high mountains around Queenstown, New Zealand. A hard grueling race of 270 miles with over 50,000ft of climbing set against the stunning backdrop of NZ’s Southern Alps. It was a truly epic experience.

The year ahead has plenty of new challenges with endurance mountain bike races like Grizzly 100 in Big Bear Lake and a number of trail races in the new Cirque Run Series. It’s a new mountain run series set on ski resorts in the West and Alaska over the summer. Not overly long in length but with between 2500-4000ft in elevation gain, which will surely burn the lungs.

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

Ben Wooten

Ben Wooten

TRIATHLETE/RUNNER

Ben 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.

For 2016, Ben plans to compete in his first crossfit competition, participate in the 2016 Carolina Brotherhood Bike Ride and potentially race a full marathon in fall.

Favorite Flavor: Performance Fresh Citrus

Elise Winter

Elise Winter

TRIATHLETE

Along with local races I’ll be racing my first 70.3 at Wildflower in May!! My first goal for that race is to finish, and second goal is to podium! I’m also racing an off road Xterra triathlon in Tahoe City in June. Then in September I’ll be racing in Australia for team USA at the ITU World Championships at the Standard (Olympic non-draft) distance. There I would LOVE to podium (top 3). I like to keep races fun and different… I’m always up for a tough challenge. Last year I raced my first 50K trail run which had over 5500 feet of elevation change, tough yet amazing race. But the highlight of 2017 for me was placing 5th AG at USAT National Championships.

Favorite Flavor: “I can’t pick just one… Blueberry Pomegranate Performance, and Cinnamon Vanilla Recovery in coconut milk.”

Annie Weiss

Annie Weiss

ULTRARUNNER

Annie is an ultra endurance athlete living in Milwaukee, WI. She recently 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 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. In 2019, Annie has been invited to complete in the Ultra Race of Champions, Badwater 135, CCC (part UTMB), and the Berlin Marathon. Annie loves to travel around the world to run, eat, and explore! This year she is traveling to Indonesia, Taiwan, Portugal, Switzerland, France, Italy, England, and Germany, with previous trips to Thailand, Kenya, Japan, Australia, and other European counties.

Besides running and training, Annie works as a registered dietitian in food service and clinical care, specifically for those with eating disorders and athletes.

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

Nadia Sullivan

Nadia Sullivan

TRIATHLETE

Nadia is an elite cyclist turned triathlete in Colorado who enjoys the spirit of endurance sport & the adventure of racing around the globe. In 2012 she had the honor of racing the short course World Championships in New Zealand and has chased the short course circuit around the U.S. When she’s not swimming, biking or running, she’s coaching other endurance athletes across the world.

2016 brings new challenges as she adapts to a permanent hand injury that has affected her swimming & biking. As she moves through this transition, races will be fun events with friends that happen to have a clock.

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

Bradford Sims

Bradford Sims

XC MOUNTAIN BIKING/CYCLOCROSS

Brad is a resident of Erie, Colorado.  He has been racing XC and endurance mountain bike at a high level in Colorado and California since 2006.  Brad races for Foxtrot Racing based out of Lafayette, Colorado where he 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 part time cycling coach.

Brad is looking forward to his 8th year of training and racing. He is targeting the Rocky Mountain Endurance Series and the Epic Single Track Winter Park Series. Brad also plans to achieve 4.25 Watts/kg.

Favorite Flavor: Performance Blueberry Pomegranate – Recovery Chocolate

David Scott

David Scott

MOUNTAIN BIKE

I’m Dave Scott from Cadillac, Michigan. (Looking at your right hand, Cadillac is about half way up your ring finger!)

I’ve been a Fluid Sponsored Athlete for the past eight years. I race mountain bikes, competing in cross country and endurance races, and this past year I added racing Fat Bikes during the winter months. That’s how I discovered hot Chocolate Wave!

I’m a certified personal trainer and a star 3 SPINNING instructor, so Fluid is an important part of my daily life. You could say that I ‘Live Fluid!!’

Peace, Dave

Christine Scott

Christine Scott

TRIATHLETE/RUNNER

Christine resides in San Luis Obispo, California. She is a top age-group level triathlete with a full racing schedule, covering events scattered throughout California and beyond. Professionally, Christine helps operate a nuclear power plant.

Her triathlon results include wins at the Full Vineman, MTS in San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Big Kahuna, and Santa Barbara Long Course. Her 2016 goals include continuing improvement on long course triathlon skills (mental and physical), qualify for the Ironman World Championships, and “HAVING FUN!”

Favor Flavor: Performance Blueberry Pomegranate – Performance Passion Fruit Tea

Glenn Schiavo

Glenn Schiavo

ULTRARUNNER/TRIATHLETE

Glenn might just be the longest standing Fluid sponsored athlete. While Glenn’s sport of choice has been triathlons, he plans to spend his 2016 competing in 50 and 100 mile ultra running.

He plans to complete his first 100 mile ultra finish at Bryce Canyon 100 mile Ultra as well as a strong finish at the American River 50 Miler.

Favorite Flavor: “By FAR Chocolate. Post 4am run treat for me is always making a Chocolate mocha!!  Wake up and recover.”

Justin Poe

Justin Poe

MARTIAL ARTS

Justin is a man of many talents. He is a Kajukenbo 2nd Degree Black Belt (Hawaiian Martial Art) in addition to being a Martial Arts Fitness Instructor (American Sports and Fitness Association) and a Master Defensive Tactics Instructor in Law Enforcement Tactics.

Athletic goals for the year including continued training, and to encourage people that he coaches and instructors to live a health lifestyle.

Favorite Flavor: Recovery Mixed Berry

Michael Phillips

Michael Phillips

TRIATHLETE

Michael’s 2016 goals include focusing on the bike early in the season and beating his Century PR in the spring. Then shifting focus to a later season 70.3. He’s working with a new cycling coach and already seeing impressive results that he expects to carry into his triathlon season.

“I’m also working hard at getting more of my friends and family to embrace an active lifestyle and join the cycling community.”

Favorite Flavor: Recovery Mixed Berry, “I have a 1L Oktoberfest mug just for drinking my Fluid.”

Katie Negley

Katie Negley

TRIATHLON

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

Accomplishments fueled by Fluid include: Ironman Wisconsin, 5 Half-Iron distance races, 3 USA Triathlon National Championship appearances, US Master’s Swimming National Championship medal winner, 2 full marathon finishes, regular participant in local 5k, 10k and half marathon races as well as sprint and Olympic distance triathlons.

The Miller Family

The Miller Family

TRIATHLON

Triathlon has become a family affair for Alan and Monica Miller. Both of their kids, Alizah and Davland, have been competitive swimmers for 6 years and wanted to try racing triathlon after watching their parents race. 2016 will be the family’s 8th season in triathlon, racing up to 13 times a season; mostly sprint and olympic distances.

“I get lots of questions about them [Fluid].  My reply is simple:
Your car has a motor and runs on fuel.  I have two motors, my left leg and my right leg, and they run on FLUID!!!”
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.

Joel Livesey

Joel Livesey

ULTRA RUNNER

Hi, I’m Joel Livesey. I am a type 1 diabetic ultra and trail runner. In 2015 I completed the California Triple Crown of Ultrarunning by running SD100, SB100, and AC100 over the course of the summer. As of now I have completed 5 100 mile races. For 2016, I just finished Badwater Salton Sea 81 mile run in May. I have plans to run 2 mountain 100’s this year including the Bear 100 in Utah. In between I am running local races and trail runs, and backpacking in the Sierra Nevada.

Favorite Flavor: Performance Blueberry Pomegranate and Recovery Cinnamon Vanilla.

Kyle Konczal

Kyle Konczal

ULTRAMARATHON

Kyle is a speedy fast runner hailing from Colorado. “For 2016 I plan on keeping my health up with proper recovery and nutrition. My main running goal is to get some effective mountain training in to prep for the 2016 racing season.”

Kyle kicked off his 2016 racing season with a 2nd place finish at Fort Ord 50k, His notable upcoming races include: Boston Marathon, Big Sur Marathon, Silver Rush 50, The Rut, Flagstaff Sky Ultra and The North Face 50 Championships.

Favorite Flavor: “Recovery Mixed Berry! Tastes great with water, even better with Almond Milk!!”

James Kentro

James Kentro

TRAIL RUNNING/TRIATHLON

I have been powered by Fluid for 7 years now, consuming a great deal of Fresh Citrus Performance.  I currently reside in Northern California competing in races for both trail running and triathlon, and I have earned numerous podium finishes in both disciplines including World Championship qualifications for Duathlon, Aquathlon, and Cross-Triathlon.

My 2016 schedule includes moving to Ashland, Oregon to attend Southern Oregon University and pursue a degree in Biochemisty.  I will be competing in trail running races around Auburn and Folsom in California, and around Oregon after my move.  My peak race for the year will be Duathlon National Championships.

Favorite Flavor: Performance Fresh Citrus

Gary Hoehne

Gary Hoehne

XC MTB/CYCLOCROSS CATEGORY 1

Gary is an HVAC Technician and has been a volunteer firefighter in Cheshire CT for the past 16 years and a Lieutenant for the past 6. He also volunteers as an assistant coach for the CCAP for the past two years. Coaching children between the ages of 8-18 in Road, Cyclocross, and now Mountain Biking.

This year he plans to race SSAP, 4-NUE series races including the Wilderness 101 and Shenandoah 100. Zancanato SSCX series. Pats Peak 24 Hour MTB Solo

Favorite Flavor: Performance Fresh Citrus

Caleb Guest

Caleb Guest

TRIATHLETE/ENDURANCE MOUNTAIN BIKER

“2017 was a very successful season and after a couple off years it felt great to be competing again.  It started off with a 70.3 personal best of 4:59:35 at Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa and concluded by being crowned the Xterra West 30-35 Regional Champion.

After a successful 2017 I had high hopes and aspirations for 2018, but after suffering a torn meniscus and undergoing surgery I’ve had to take a few months off.  I’m still hoping to come back in the second half of the year and set another 70.3 PR at Ironman 70.3 Arizona and defend my Xterra West Regional Champion crown.  Looking forward to getting back to some more serious training so I can justify my FLUID consumption :-)”

Favorite Flavor: “This is a tough one. After months of using primarily Chocolate Recovery, I enjoyed a glass of Tropical Recovery the other day and was reminded how much I enjoy this drink.”

Scott Flynn

Scott Flynn

TRIATHLETE/MULTI-SPORT COACH

Scott is triathlete and multi-sport coach for Threshold Multisport residing just outside Atlanta, GA. He’s been racing triathlon for nearly 4 age-group advancements earning USAT All-American honors for the past 3 years.

Accomplishments include podium finishes at multiple triathlon distances as well as competing in bicycle road races and criterium events. 2016 will prove to be the year he goes for his first full ironman event and plans on drinking a lot of Chocolate Recovery for the next 6 months.

Favorite Flavor: Recovery Chocolate

Tim Ek

Tim Ek

ENDURANCE MOUNTAIN BIKING/ENDURANCE GRAVEL ROAD RACING

Tim’s athletic goals for the season include a top 10 finish in at least three ultra endurance races. Priorities include the Maah Daah Hey 100 mountain bike race in North Dakota, Lutsen 99’er mountain bike race on the northern shore of Lake Superior, and the Heck Epic (2 day, 2 stage self supported 200 hundred mile gravel/mt. bike race in Northern Minnesota).

Favorite Flavor: Performance Raspberry Lemonade – Recovery Chocolate

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.

He recently qualified for the 2019 Boston Marathon with a top 10 finish at the Emerald Isle Marathon. Other accomplishments include a top 50 in Charlottesville Marathon (Charlottesville, VA) and Top 20 in Canal Race Half-Marathon (Roanoke Rapids, NC). His eyes are set on some podiums in the coming year, and he can’t wait for Fluid to help him get there.

Favorite Flavor: Recovery Chocolate

Melissa Danehey

Melissa Danehey

ULTRAMARATHON

Melissa lives and trains on the trails in Central Coast, California. Her ‘no-quit’ attitude has earned her 18 ultra marathon finishes, including 10 podium finishes and 2 overall wins. Her 2019 races include Nine Trails, Born to Run 30, Angeles Crest 100, and Javelina Jundred.

Favorite Flavor:  Performance Blueberry Pomegranate – Recovery Cinnamon Vanilla

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.

Also in 2017, I traveled to Kansas to do the Dirty Kanza 200, which is a 200-mile gravel race, with one of my teammates. Although we didn’t meet our goal of finishing before sunset, we did both finish and scored that as a big personal win, since this was our first attempt at any ultra-endurance event. It was a great experience, and I learned that I’m certainly not cut out to be an ultra-endurance athlete, but I definitely don’t regret anything about doing it!

Favorite Flavor: Performance Fresh Citrus – Recovery Chocolate

Waylon Christensen

Waylon Christensen

TRIATHLETE/ENDURANCE MOUNTAIN BIKER

Waylon is a triathlete based in San Diego, California. He finished his first full Ironman at the age of 16 and has not looked back since. Waylon has finished more than 25 endurance events, winning 15 of them. Two of those wins were at full Ironman distance.

Recovering from an injury, Waylon plans to make a strong re-entrance to the race season. He plans to build strength and be racing 140.6 distances again by the end of the season.

Favorite Flavor: Recovery Chocolate

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

My name is Chad Bruce, I live in Southern California, married my high school sweetheart Gail and we have four beautiful girls. I started running in 2012 and ran my 1st trail ultra marathon in 2015. I love running trails, climbing mountains and running long races. I’ve completed races up to the 100k distance so far and I’ll be attempting my first 100 mile race this year at the 2018 Angeles Crest 100.

I’ve been using FLUID Performance and Recovery products for two years and they work awesome! I was struggling with my nutrition when I first started running ultras and a friend of mine recommended that I give FLUID a try and I’ve been using it every since.

Favorite Flavor:  My two favorite FLUID products are the Blueberry Pomegranate Performance and the Chocolate Recovery, both are seriously amazing!

Kristal Boni

Kristal Boni

CYCLOCROSS/XC MOUNTAIN BIKE

Kristal is a resident of Boulder, Colorado. She and her husband founded Rapid Racing Team, a small, elite group of athletes focused on cyclocross racing. Kristal also delves into mountain bike, road and triathlon racing. In addition to being a professional athlete with a full time career, Kristal is a loving mother.

Kristal is the 2013 Masters 35-39 World Champion. She races Category 1 in cyclocross and mountain bike disciplines, and has competed at the highest level in races throughout the United States.

John Blewis

John Blewis

DUATHLON

I am John Blewis and I live in Fort Myers, Florida.  I have been with Fluid for over 5 years now.  I have been in the same field of business for over 23 years now, and proud to be the Southwest Florida sales representative for a manufacturing company.

Early in the morning and on the weekends I train to compete in my favorite sport of Duathlon, which is a Run/Bike/Run event.  I have been ranked Nationally all 5 of the 5 years I competed in the sport, and in the top 10 every year for the state of Florida.  I am also a marathon runner and a USA Track and Field Coach.

My goals in 2016 are to move higher into the rankings Nationally (above 75th) in Duathlon and to run under a 3:20 Marathon in the NYC Marathon in November.

Favorite Flavor: Performance Fresh Citrus – Recovery Chocolate

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.

Eric Baum

Eric Baum

ROAD CYCLIST/MOUNTAIN BIKER

Hi I’m Eric. I have been cycling since 2005 and have competed in all different cycling disciplines from Road Crits, Cross, Mt Bike and gravel. In 2019, I’m looking to be the best version of myself possible through a tenacious and dedicated training program. I will be competing in the regional PA BAR masters 35+ series.

Favorite Flavor: Chocolate Recovery

Heeva Asefvaziri

Heeva Asefvaziri

ULTRA RUNNING

“Hi, i’m Heeva! I’m 29 years old and live/train in Ventura, CA. In 2010, I ran the length of California, border to border, with my dad, who followed me on a bike. That was when I became fascinated with running and covering distance.

2018 race plans(so far) include Broken Arrow Sky Race 26k in June, Bulldog Trail 50k in August, & Red Rock 40 mile in December.

Favorite Flavor: Cinnamon Vanilla Vegan Recovery, Baby!

Joanie Andersen

Joanie Andersen

ULTRA RUNNING

I began running 9 years ago by listening to a “Couch to 5k” podcast. In 2015 I ran my first 50k and was introduced to the community of ultrarunning. I found Fluid Performance to be the only hydration drink I liked that didn’t bother my stomach. The following year I finished my first 100k. In 2017 I earned a DNF (did not finish) at my first 100 mile attempt. I completed a solo summit of Mount Whitney and ran a half marathon just 36 hours later to prove I was capable of hard things. I completed my first goal of 2018 to solo summit Haleakala from bottom to top 12 miles total with 3500′ elevation gain. My upcoming goals for 2018 are to attempt a 50k PR at a local trail run and to attempt a 100 mile course again and finish. To end the year I am going back to a 24 hour adventure run I tied for 4th place in 2017 and aim for that podium.

Favorite Flavor: I enjoy Citrus Fluid Performance and I enjoy it frozen like a slushy during heat training runs.

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. I’ve been with Team Fluid for several years now and 2017 was the most successful yet. I began the year by becoming a USMS national champion in the 200 yard butterfly and runner-up in the 100 yard butterfly. I then competed at the US Open Championship in August and finished the year by setting a pair of FINA Masters Swimming World Records. 2018 looks to be a big year as well both in and out of the pool as I will be graduating veterinary medical school and beginning a residency/PhD program. My athletic goals are to work towards qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Trials in the 100 meter butterfly as I did in 2012.

With my hectic athletic training and academic schedules, proper nutrition and recovery are a must making Fluid products, like my favorite Chocolate Wave, an essential part of my continued success.

Favorite Flavor: Recovery Chocolate

Steve Acciarito

Steve Acciarito

Trail Running/Ultramarathon

My name is Steve Acciarito. I am 53 years old. My background is former firefighter/paramedic. I now own and operate Pacific Coast Safety Services in Santa Monica, Ca. My passion is running. I enjoy both road and trails. I enjoy the challenge of the Ultra distances. I am usually out running somewhere 5-7 days a week. Aside from entering running events, I am also a pacer for Beast Pacing and I am a member of Race Guards and Ultra Medics.

I also enjoy volunteering and crewing at races. My big races for 2016 include Badwater Cape Fear, Leona Divide 50 miler, AC100, Kodiak, Hideaway, and Javelina 100. I also plan on traveling to Nicaragua in February of 2017 to run Fuego Y Agua.

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

Triathalon

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

The Fluid Athlete Sponsorship program is a partnership between Fluid and select athletes that we believe will represent the brand well and exemplify the Fluid lifestyle.

We expect just as much from our athletes as they should expect from us. Our athletes work hard to promote the brand among their inner circle of friends, training partners and other athletes. Fluid Athletes earn their privileged product discount and other rewards for all of their hard work.

If you are interested in joining the ranks of Fluid Sponsored Athletes, Teams or Clubs. Please fill out the form below with as much information about you or your team as possible. Feel free to attach photos or other files that you feel might be pertinent.

Submitting this form does not guarantee you or your team a sponsorship agreement. Due to the high volume of submissions we cannot respond to everyone. Ordinary athlete sponsorship starts in January. If you are looking for immediate sponsorship in the middle of a season, please specify and tell us more about it.