When you work with an Ignition coach you're not only getting a top notch coach that we've mentored and certified, you're also getting a racer themselves that knows what it means to chase fitness and training goals. At Ignition Coach Co. we believe that coaching and racing go hand in hand and can't wait for you to get to know your coach!
Road, Crit, Track, Gravel
Kyle found his first road bike at an unassuming Goodwill back in 2006. His prior athletic history included Hockey and Swimming. After dusting group rides on his Schwinn Varsity and earning a Masters in Architecture from Ball State University, he dove into a deep love for racing. Since 2010, Kyle has risen to the elite ranks in Road, Criterium, and Track racing. He has multiple top 10's at US Pro Crit races and holds two National Champion jerseys on the track for the Scratch race and Team Pursuit. His ability to balance fitness, nutrition, tactics, and mental strength allows him to compete at the upper level of American cycling and share that experience and knowledge with countless others.
Marathon MTB, Gravel, Road
Growing up in Michigan, Kelsey was a competitive gymnast and runner, accomplishing several top 5 performances at the state level in both Track and Cross county. While competing in cross country and track in college she completed her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Athletic training. After accomplishing multiple All-American titles, she went on to compete competitively in Marathons, Ultra marathons, and Long course triathlon, before settling into cycling in 2017. After racing a few seasons of crits and road races, Kelsey has found her passion for racing long distances, just like she did as a runner. Now, Kelsey continues to compete at a high level, while also working as a personal training and strength coach at Eli Lilly Corporation. She still enjoys running once in a while, especially with her dogs.
Sioux Falls, SD
MTB, CX, Gravel
Originally from Lockport, Illinois Adam grew up playing golf at the national level. After completing his bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, he retired from the game of golf in order to start his career in engineering. In 2013 he was introduced to endurance sports when his mom signed him up for a local triathlon and less than five years later began competing at the professional level in mountain bike and cyclocross. Today, Adam continues to pursue his lifelong dream of being a professional athlete, while also working as a design engineer and establishing himself as a trustworthy and science-based cycling coach. He is also the husband to his wife, Ali, and a new father to his son, Theo.
Robert was raised in North Royalton, Ohio and began competitive cycling both road and off-road in high school. Pursuing interests from his own cycling, he attended and graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a minor in Sports Medicine. Robert raced across four different countries for the next two years before he accepted a graduate teaching position at the University of Tennessee. Coupled with this position, Robert took coursework to obtain a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology highlighted by his thesis project titled "Training Characteristics and Power Profiles of USA Cycling Road Cyclists." Robert currently races for First Internet Bank Cycling, predominantly on the road.
XC MTB, Road, Gravel
Kaitlyn graduated with a degree in Exercise Science where she ran collegiate D1 track. With a strong background in endurance sport and training, she quickly rose to an elite level mountain biker but has also raced gravel and road. “The bike gives me the opportunity to see what this body is capable of and explore this beautiful world God created!”
She believes it’s never too early or too late to achieve incredible things if you believe in your training.
Kaitlyn currently resides and trains in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with her husband, Blane, and her furry son, Everett.
Road, CX, Gravel
Scott has competed in almost every discipline of cycling throughout his career as a racer and has landed primarily in road racing. He currently races for the Wildlife Generation Pro Road team. Some noteworthy race results include: Collegiate Road Omnium National Champion, 3rd place at U23 Criterium National Championships and multiple Pro Road Tour podiums including stages at Joe Martin Stage Race and Redlands Bicycle Classic. Scott still enjoys mixing things up on the dirt when he gets the chance and would consider himself an "outdoorsman" as he loves camping and fishing.
Cyclocross, Mountain Bike, Gravel, Road
A life-long athlete, Tyler was pursuing a semi-professional soccer career when he found cycling. After trading the soccer cleats for two wheels, Tyler went back to pursue a graduate degree and dove head first into the world of collegiate cycling. Since graduating in 2013, Tyler has continued rising through the ranks, racing every discipline including cyclocross, mountain bike, road, and even a little bit of track. For the last seven years, Tyler has been racing on the domestic elite cyclocross circuit and has spent the last four seasons racing in Europe. He enjoys the opportunity to share his experience with athletes of all backgrounds and help them achieve their goals.
Road, Gravel, MTB
Jarret started competitive cycling in 2013, and has since competed in countless races in multiple disciplines across the US. Racing for the First Internet Bank Elite Cycling Team. He has won Pro Road Tour races and has multiple podium finishes in time trials, road races, and criteriums in the biggest races in the US, including the Joe Martin Stage Race and Redlands Bicycle Classic. When not doing intervals on the climbs near his Louisville, KY home, Jarret can be found trying to ride his cross-country mountain bike like a long-travel enduro bike, going for obscure gravel KOMs or even racing cyclocross (when it won't be too muddy).
Road, Crit, Track, Gravel, Ultra Endurance
Ric started racing in 1984, and has raced every season since, competing in road races and time trials in the UK, France, Belgium and Spain. He’s been a professional coach since 1998, having coached Gold medalists at the Commonwealth Games, Paralympic Worlds, and the Men’s World Championship. He’s coached medalists in all traditional cycling disciplines at National Championship level in multiple countries, twice coached the winner of the TransContinental Race, and coached riders to success at the local, regional, and national level in all traditional cycling events. He has a First Class BSc (Hons) Degree in Sport Science and peer reviewed research in cycling physiology. When Ric isn't coaching he loves cycling with his partner Claire, and riding daily - whether it’s smashing out intervals, going on a bike adventure, riding indoors on Zwift, or attempting not to fall off when riding MTB trails with his son, Daniel. He’s happiest riding on traffic free roads as fast as he can.
Fort Collins, CO
CX, MTB, Road
Brannan has been racing cyclocross, road, and mountain bikes for the last 11 years of his life. The love for each discipline has changed over the years, with cyclocross becoming the primary focus with multiple trips to the World Championships, and several National Championship podiums. Brannan lives in Fort Collins, CO with his puppy, Lily, and has a degree in Business Management from Colorado Mesa University, where he met his future wife Zoë.
Fort Collins, CO
Jeremy grew up in the Colorado mountains, started racing mountain bikes at twelve years old, and gradually moved his way up to the Pro Cross Country Tour where he has raced for six years now. He studied exercise science and nutrition at Adams State University, Alamosa and CU Boulder where he earned a podium at 2018 Club MTB Nationals in the XC race. He now holds the title of 2022 Pro XC Colorado State Champion! Jeremy dabbles in road and cyclocross racing, but mostly enjoys short, fast XCO and short track racing. Jeremy recently started his own team, HART Cycling, where he aims for XCO excellence and advocates for healthy living through simple habits of nutrition, exercise, and mental health. Besides racing, he helps coach the local juniors on Ciclismo Racing, brews his own beers and wines, plays the fiddle, and is a published poet.
Road, Crit, TT, MTB
Seth started competitive cycling in 2014 when he raced at his local MTB series and started Road racing in 2015. Seth struggled in the early parts of his cycling career but he would eventually find his footing and join his first professional team at 18. While Seth was out training in early 2020 he was hit by a car which would cause 8 compound fractures and muscle/tissue loss in his left leg, 2 fractured vertebrae, and a TBI caused by an intracranial hemorrhage. He spent a total of 22 days in the hospital, and started racing again in February of 2021. Since then he has raced across the world soaking up all the experience he could find. During his travels, Seth has been pursuing a BA in History and a BS in Computer Science with minors in Data Science and Bioinformatics at UNC Charlotte. Seth currently lives in Mooresville, North Carolina with his fiance, Hannah, and his cat, Honey. He currently races for the Ferei-CCN-Metalac Pro team but is itching to get back into Mountain Biking and is looking to branch out to Gravel!
Road, CX, Gravel
Growing up in Longmont, CO, Cade was raised into the sport of cycling, getting his first racing license and racing his first cyclocross race at 8 years old. He won 12 collegiate national championships on the track and road along with several podiums across track, road, and cyclocross at Marian University. During that time, he also raced 3 years at the UCI level with Aevolo Cycling. Currently, Cade is living in Denver, CO, is racing road and gravel with Texas Roadhouse and Bissell-ABG-Giant respectively, but he is also planning a comeback to cyclocross after a 2 year hiatus.
Road, Track, Gravel
Curtis started racing in 1981 as a junior, and since has raced in the elite & masters categories. He prefers to coach criterium, road, track and gravel, and has worked with athletes from beginner to world tour
level. Curtis founded and is the director of the Texas Roadhouse elite masters cycling team. Curtis is a 2x masters
world champion and 42 time masters national champion. He won Pro, 1, 2 races in 4 different decades.
Curtis was the track specialty coach for the Marian University cycling team from 2014-2020 where they captured
the national championship each of those years.
San Luis Obispo, CA
Road, CX, Mountain, Gravel
Lance is an extremely talented racer on the road and on the dirt. He currently races for the Legion of Los Angeles pro crit squad and some of his biggest accomplishments on the bike include 2 National Championship titles in the U23 Road Race and U23 Men's Cyclocross category. He is also currently working on an engineer degree at Cal Poly State University. When Lance is training and racing he enjoys surfing and hanging out with his family.
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Tom grew up in Chicago and attended the University of Kentucky on a track scholarship where he received a degree in Business Administration and his MBA. Tom was an All-American and 2 time Southeastern Conference champion and 5000 meter record holder. He also held the American record in the half marathon and was 4th at Indoor Nationals. After retiring from running in his mid twenties, he spent the next 30 years in the commercial banking industry as his fitness declined and waistline expanded. Eventually he took up cycling in his 50's and started racing soon thereafter. Tom has been the Kentucky State Road Race and Crit Champ some of his major wins include the Chattanooga River Gorge Omnium, Hell of South Road Race and TT, Gateway Cup Omnium and a stage win at Intelligentsia Cup. Tom enjoys spending time with his 2 daughters, Theresa and Anne, and enjoys going on recovery rides with his wife, Barbara.