Fluid Sponsored Athletes
The real people behind the brand
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.”
MOUNTAIN BIKE/FAT BIKE/SPARTAN
Dave lives in Cadillac, Michigan and has been racing mountain bikes at events around the state since 2006. With the popularity of fat bikes, groomed trails, and our far share of snow, he took up fat bike riding/racing in 2015. He also enjoys the challenge of and competing in Spartan races.
In 2022 I made the jump to racing gravel bikes and less mountain bike races.
My highlights of 2022 would be finishing 3rd in the Cow Pie Classic Gravel Race, racing the Coast 2 Coast gravel road race, and just exploring the endless miles of gravel roads in Michigan!!
Goals for 2023: Racing in the Michigan Gravel Road Race Series, and competing in the Marji Gesick mountain bike race, which is known as the “the hardest single day mountain bike race in the Midwest!”
Favorite Fluid flavor: Blueberry Pomegranate Performance and Chocolate Recovery
A song that fires you up: Fuel by Metallica
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.
Career highlights: Winning a silver medal at the 2017 World Police and Fire Games, Ironman Wisconsin Finisher x2, 7 Half-Iron distance finishes, conquering the American Triple T, multiple USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship appearances, US Master’s Swimming National Championship medal winner, and 3 full marathon finishes. In 2021 I was the USA Triathlon Active Duty Law Enforcement National Champion.
Goals for 2022: Unfortunately my big goals for 2022 will be briefly side tracked while I recover from hip surgery, but I am hopeful to come back strong in the fall with a PR half marathon!
Favorite Flavor: Cinnamon Vanilla Recover
A song that fires you up: Right Now by Van Halen
Goals for 2022: To enjoy the journey that running takes me. The year will remain open to pursue peak bagging and mountain shenanigans!
Favorite Fluid 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!
TRIATHLETE/ENDURANCE MOUNTAIN BIKER
Goals for 2022: Sub 1:30 half marathon sometime this year, 70.3 PR at Oregon or Indian Wells (Sub 4:40), complete first Ötillö race (swim/run) at Ötillö Catalina.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Chocolate Recovery
A song that fires you up: Don’t listen to much music during training these days, but I do enjoy some 30 Seconds to Mars pre-race. “Attack” by 30 seconds to Mars.
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.
2023 Goals: Grow a healthy, tiny human while moving as much as possible! Baby G will be arriving in May! Currently looking at Santa Barbara Half Marathon in November as my first race postpartum.
Favorite Part of Being Fluid Athlete: I love Fluid! It’s a great product that has attracted the best all-around community! I love supporting my fellow Fluid athletes and introducing Fluid products to other runners and athletes.
Favorite Quote: “Real toughness is acceptance. It’s accepting the difficult thing. It’s accepting that you might fail. It’s accepting that you might struggle or have doubts. And that’s okay.” - Steve Magness
ULTRA TRAIL RUNNER
Shawn Bussert is a long time Ultra runner with accomplishments as top 100 in the 100k distance (2019) and running 100 miles in just over fifteen hours on a treadmill to support Brave Like Gabe and his Father (2020).
Accomplishments from 2021: Winning my first 24hr race... The Hamster Endurance Runs 24hr.
Goals for 2022: Podium at the Oregon Cascades 100, and run Across the Years 24hr in Arizona.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Chocolate Recovery and Fresh Citrus Performance.
A song that fires you up: Anything from Imagine Dragons
ULTRA TRAIL RUNNER
The Boni Family
CYCLOCROSS/XC MOUNTAIN BIKE
Carl and Kristal Boni live in Colorado just outside of Boulder. They both have raced all disciplines of bikes over the last 15+ years with a primary focus on cyclocross and mountain biking, and have been huge Fluid fans pretty much the whole time! Their son and daughter race all disciplines and are Fluid fans as well!Carl
Goals for 2022: To get back to racing! 2021 brought shoulder surgery and a foot injury that limited me to just one race. For 2022, I'll get getting back to the local mountain bike series in Winter Park, plus Iron Horse and hopefully MTB nationals. This is our 10th year working with Fluid and it is a huge part of our process for before, during, and after training and races.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Fresh Citrus
A song that fires you up: Pretty much anything by Rise AgainstKristal
Goals for 2022: I'm shooting for a top 3 at MTB and cyclocross Nationals. Plus, I'd like to do more mountain bike and cyclocross racing in general. Above all, I want to continue to have fun on my bike!
Favorite Fluid flavor: Raspberry Lemonade Performance, Chocolate Recovery
A song that fires you up: Anything that I can sing along with to lose myself in. 80s rock, punk like Linkin Park and Rise Against
ROAD CYCLIST/MOUNTAIN BIKERAccomplishments from 2021: Keeping a regular training rhythm throughout the year, and attending the Collegiate Triathlon Nationals in September which was hosted as part of the Malibu Triathlon. While an injury set me back from the performance I was expecting, I also competed in the first iteration of 70.3 Salem, and look forward to racing more at the half-iron distance after graduation this spring.
Goals for 2022: To stay healthy and consistent in training throughout the unpredictable race season that we are facing in Collegiate Triathlon. I have been struggling with an injury since last summer, but hope to get that taken care of and represent Cal Poly Triathlon at Nationals this year in Lake Lanier, Georgia. In addition to getting back into consistent running, I want to try and enter an open water swim race this year! I have swam since I was 8 years old, but have still never competed in one of these events and would love the opportunity.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Hands down Blueberry Pomegranate for Performance and Cinnamon Vanilla for Recovery.
A song that fires you up: Nothing gets me through a hard training session like 'Til I Collapse by Eminem.
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.
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.
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