A little about Elise
I've been an athlete my entire life, I was blessed with fitness minded parents that got us (my brother and I) in sports at a young age. I swam competitively from about ages 8-18, but also played basketball, soccer, volleyball was a gymnast and eventually became a cheerleader, which ironically is the sport I ended up doing in college (the swim burn-out was real).
I think I competed so much at a young age that I spend most of my 20s doing the exact opposite, I took a 17 year hiatus from the pool but finally returned in 2020, in fact I took up many sports again in 2020. I am sure a global pandemic had nothing to do with it (ha!). I completed my first triathlon in 2021, at TriFest in Arkansas, as well as my first ever MTB race; Heartbreaker at Creve Coeur. In 2022, I won 4 MTB Races, and completed (barely) Augusta Ironman 70.3.
I name all of my bikes; I have "Purple Flame" the tri bike, "Coraline" the XC MTB bike, and "Sunshine" the gravel/road bike.
For me it is less about competing and more about fun, fitness and longevity! I love riding bikes and being outside, being around like-minded people and staying active!
Team ROCKR Athlete Bio
Age - 36
Height - 5'6"
Hometown - Joplin, MO
Current City - St. Louis
Occupation - Ex-High School Teacher, Graphic Designer, Do-it-all(er)
Favorite Sport - Swimming and Cycling
Favorite Hobby - Drinking wine w babe (James)
Acheivements - Countless swimming accolades many moons ago.
2021 Race Results - Cat 3 Heartbreaker MTB Race - 1st Place
2022 Race Results - Cat 2 Heartbreaker MTB Race - 1st Place
-Dirt Crits champ a few times