COACHING TEAM
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Michelle LeBlanc

Coach

Michelle has been an avid athlete her whole life and also has a strong passion to help other athletes reach their dreams and goals. She has been a full-time coach in triathlon, cycling, and running for over a decade. She is the founder and owner of the new business, MACH 5 RACING, and the founder and former owner of OutRival Racing.

As an athlete, Michelle is a 3X NCAA All-American Cross-Country and Track athlete from the U.S. Air Force Academy and Rice University. She has raced triathlons since 1991 and raced as a professional triathlete for several years. Michelle’s accolades include USAT National AG Champion, Long-Course Duathlon National Champion, Hvyee 5150 Amateur Elite National Champion, and 2-Time Kona IRONMAN World Championship Qualifier (with a 10:18 Kona finish time). She also still holds the current Texas State Record for the 40K Individual Time Trial.

Michelle’s coaching resume includes helping elite triathletes reach professional and AG Podiums, the Hyvee 5150 Pro World Championship, USAT Collegiate National Podiums, USAT National Podiums and more! Michelle’s coaching passion also includes working with elite level junior athletes. She coaches multiple Youth National Champions and has led a USAT High Performance Team to a top-20 ranking in the nation for several years. She was founder and owner of a triathlon coaching team that was the two-time IRONMAN TriClub World Champions. She owned and managed a team of over 20 coaches and 300+ athletes for many years.

Michelle is also passionate about overall health and wellness and is the founder and owner of TRUE Health and Wellness, a business that seeks to help athletes and non-athletes stay healthy and fit. Current or Former Pros Michelle has had the privilege to coach include Sarah Hankla, Grace Benes, Liz Baugher, Todd Teren, Michael Arishita, Scott Wilkinson, Matt Hanson, Whitney Burdzilauskas, Derek Yorek, Mandy Heintz (USA Cycling Team).

Education & Certifications

USA Triathlon Level 2 Coach & Education Presenter

USA Triathlon Youth & Junior High Performance Coach

USAT Race Director

USA Cycling Level 3

USA Track & Field Level 1

USAT Race Director

ISSA Certified Sports Nutritionist

F.I.S.T. Bike Fitting Specialist

USAT Official, Cat 4

BS/BA/MA/PhD (w/o dissertation): USAFA, Rice University, UH

Personal Records

IRONMAN – 9:51:58

IRONMAN 70.3 – 4:32:43

Olympic Triathlon – 2:02:27

1.5k Open Water Swim – 21:30

40k Cycling Time Trial: 58:29

800m Run – 2:12

1500m Run – 4:34

Indoor Mile Run – 4:53

5k Run – 16:22

10k Run – 35:58

1/2 Marathon – 1:23:09

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Ryan Snapp

Coach

Bio & Education

Ryan Snapp has been an athlete his entire life. He comes from a collegiate running background where he ran cross-country and track at the Texas A&M. Ryan has been a top age-group level triathlete for many years and is known for his blazing run splits. Ryan has a passion for helping others reach their goals. He resides in Houston, Texas.

He has a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University.

Personal Records

Mile Run – 4:12

5k Run – 15:15

Half Marathon – 1:13

Marathon – 2:38

Sprint Triathlon – 59:05 

IRONMAN 70.3 – 4:09

IRONMAN – 8:34 (bike short by 13 miles)

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Michael Arishita

Coach

Bio & Education

Coach Michael Arishita has had a passion for both endurance sports and coaching for a long time. He started his coaching career with summer cross country camps as well as coaching the Texas A&M Triathlon Team.  Michael raced for the Aggie Triathlon team where he held a leadership roll and helped the team to three National podium finishes!  He is currently the Head Coach of the nationally-ranked Texas A&M Triathlon team.

Michael has a degree in Exercise Physiology and Pre Med and is now pursuing his passion of coaching and racing. He is currently living his dream as an ITU pro racing around the world! He currently races the draft legal ITU world circuit as well as in the Major League Triathlon professional triathlon league.  He is currently ranked the #10 top American short-course pro. His ultimate goal is to make an Olympic team. 

Education and Certifications: USAT Level I Certified Coach, Exercise Physiology Degree, Pre Med Degree, Extensive knowledge in Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics, Sports Nutrition, and many other relevant fields.

 

Personal Records

Draft Legal Olympic:

1:49:49 (Buenos Aires North/South American Continental Championship – 11/16)

 

Non Draft Olympic:

1:51:27 (Mammoth Lake Triathlon – 10/16)

 

Draft Legal Sprint (750m – 20k – 5k):

54:16 (Richmond ITU – 5/17)

 

Non Draft Sprint: 

57:13 (Tritonman Triathlon – 2/16)

 

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John Impey

Coach

Bio & Education

John has spent all of his adult life pursuing an assortment of athletic endeavors both recreationally and competitively. These include: body building, cross-country skiing, biathlon, snowboarding, cycling – primarily mountain biking and road, running and most recently, triathlon. He currently lives in The Woodlands with his family.

He has achieved provincial titles and podiums in cycling over the last couple of decades. More recently, in triathlon, he has racked up age-group wins, an assortment of master’s titles and has even won a few races overall! He has a passion for training and racing as well as for learning everything he can about his sport and applying that to aid in success for himself and for others.

John has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a Professional Engineer (as recognized by APEGA).

Personal Records

10 mile run – 1:13:00

IRONMAN 70.3 – 4:50:22

Numerous long-course finishes

First overall finisher at the 2016 Kemah Sprint, Townlake Sprint and Oktoberfest Duathlon

Over 30 Podium Triathlon finishes!

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Ewoud Hulsewe

Coach

Bio & Education

Ewoud (nickname Ed) was more of a “recreational athlete” growing up. His hobbies were mainly focused around windsurfing, sailing and some recreational mountain biking. With his focus on a career and young family, he did not enter the endurance world until age 40.  He was challenged to lose some weight and change to a healthier life-style. After only two short events, he completed his first IRONMAN. The journey has slowly help him lose over 70 pounds and he is now one of the faster Age Group racers in the local area! 

Through dedication and hard work, Ed has achieved several age group wins, masters titles, and overall podium finishes in a wide range of endurance events. His best achievement is 2nd place AG finish at the 2016 World Long Course Championship. He is also a 3-time All-American.

As an engineer, Ed is detail-oriented and enjoys following and implementing programs for success in sport. Even more so, he much enjoys applying his knowledge and help others reach their goals.

Degree: Bachelors of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Amsterdam

Pending – USAT L1 

Personal Records

5K Run – 19:12

10K Run – 42:18

Half Marathon – 1:40:47

Marathon – 3:40:50

IRONMAN 70.3 – 4:35:05

IRONMAN – 9:30:53 

 

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Tiffany Johnson

Coach

Bio & Education

Tiffany has coached hundreds of athletes from beginners to experienced. Tiffany has been passionate about coaching since 2009 and involved in swimming since 1996! She holds a bachelors degree with a double major in biology and kinesiology with post graduate work at San Jacinto College in Physical Therapy Assistant .Tiffany has been inspired by athletes of all levels to continue her education over the years and strives to give her athletes personal attention and constant communication. Tiffany is a successful triathlete, having participated in the sport since 2008 & working with many groups and athletes. ​Tiffany is married to Sean Johnson and they have 2 daughters, Sofia and Audrey Rose. Her family is her drive and reason for her success as a coach and athlete.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Biology and Kinesiology, Houston Baptist University
USAT Lvl I Triathlon Coach
Chloe Lanthier Run Gait Certified
ReTul Bike Fit Certified
Balanced Body Reformer
Pilates Certified
Personal Trainer

Website: tiffanyjohnsonfitness.com

Personal Records

Olympic Triathlon: 2:17
Half Ironman: 5:09
Ironman: 11:12
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RACE HIGHLIGHTS:
40K ITT 1:03, 3rd Place Texas State Champion 2016
40K TTT 1:01, 3rd Place Team Texas State Champion 2016
Redman Half: 2x
Ironman Florida: 2x, PR, 33rd OA, 6th AG
Ironman Cozumel, Swim PR: 59:04, swim 1st AG
ITU Long Course Worlds, Henderson, LV
Prairie Man Aqualathon: 1st OA Myrtle Beach Half: Bike PR 2:29
Buffalo Springs Half Ironman Onalaska Half: 2nd OA
Several Sprint and Olympic Podium Finishes
Qualified for HyVee Olmpic Distance 2012
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Marcos Omelanczuk

Coach

Bio & Education

Marcos has been an avid athlete in a variety of sports. He’s an accomplished skier, runner, cyclist, mountain bike rider and enjoys pretty much any sport that is outdoors. He’s raced in dozens of long endurance races as an adult and knows how to balance family, work, and training. Originally from Argentina, Marcos is fluent in Spanish and English. His goal as a coach is to help spread the knowledge he has gained over years of training and racing.

Personal Records

5K Run –

10K Run –

Half Marathon –

Marathon –

IRONMAN 70.3 –

IRONMAN – 10:30

 

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Kim Juul

Registered Dietician

Bio & Education

Kim Juul has a passion for fitness and nutrition. She is an avid athlete herself, having competed in over 20 triathlons! Kim is a Registered Dietitian in the State of Texas and enjoys helping athletes improve their nutrition and body composition. Kim is the mother of three children and resides in Houston.

Certifications: Registered Dietitian, Group Fitness Instructor, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Indoor Cycling Instructor

Personal Records

IRONMAN 70.3 finisher

Completed over 20 triathlons

Multiple Podium winner