David is a USAT level I coach. He started competing in triathlons after his younger brother dared him to race an olympic with him. That race was all it took and he was hooked. David's strength is in the water. He grew up swimming and doing many activities in the water such as wake-boarding, water-skiing, surfing, and more. At age 12 he received his SCUBA diving certification and at age 18 he became a SCUBA instructor. He worked for over 10 years as a lifeguard, lifeguard instructor (LGI), and swim instructor (WSI). As a result, he is often one of the first racers out of the water when he competes. David was 50th out of the water overall and 10th in his AG at Ironman Lake Tahoe 2015.
As a coach he has a strong passion to see people succeed and grow in their abilities. David has coached varsity girls volleyball, elementary track, and taught music leadership courses to students. His greatest coaching achievement to date has been taking a high school senior from zero experience in triathlon to completing his first Ironman in less than 2 years. That student is now competing on the Colorado State club team. David's desire is to see people fall in love with the sport of triathlon and work hard to achieve the goals they have set before them. David has also recently joined forces with Team in Training to help raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
- Overall winner HITS Ironman Lake Havasu in 10:56
- Ironman All Word Athlete (AWA) 2015, 2016
- Multiple qualifications to USAT Age Group Nationals
- Losing almost 30 pounds since starting to race