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, CX, MTB
Andrew started racing in college while at Depaul University and has been competing at the national level ever since. He competes across disciplines and can never be counted out for a top 10. Andrew currently races for the CS Velo Racing road team and The Pony Shop CX team. In addition to racing, Andrew developed a keen interest in understanding the 'why' behind performance. This interest ultimately led him to coaching, where he could share and apply the answers he's found. Outside of cycling, Andrew can be found sipping coffee, climbing rocks or eating tacos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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