BOARD

From complete beginners to competitive age grouper, we have the resources and community to help you achieve your goals and have fun doing it!

Steve Doinidis

President

Steve "Tigger" Doinidis was born in the winter chill of Michigan. A hockey player growing up, he competed in his first triathlon in 2012 on a mountain bike with zero practice in the pool. He moved to Santa Cruz in early 2013 for his beautiful wife, Sara, and the sunshine!

When he's not training, you'll find Steve out surfing or swimming in the ocean, climbing a local crag or escaping into the redwoods of Nisene Marks State Park.

Jeff Byard
Anthony Sicola

Secretary and Treasurer

Jeff almost broke his bathroom scale in 2009.  After resuming biking and dabbling in some short runs to lose weight, he joined SCTA's Nu2Tri program in January of 2011.  He enjoyed training with a group and still enjoys that even more than races.

Battling some injuries and time constraints, he hopes to resume his racing career and extend his streak of non-podium finishes.  Instead, to get up close and personal with the podium, he built the podium for the Santa Cruz Triathlon in his woodworking shop.

Nick Moless
Lauren Cooney

Clothing Director

Nick Moless graduated from Nu2Tri in 2010 and has been hooked on Triathlon ever since.  He has completed 12 full distance triathlons, eight half distance, and numerous Olympic and Sprint events.  He likes bubbles and kittens and dislikes hunger and rain.

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Shawn Abernathy

President

Jeff Byard

Treasurer

Jeff almost broke his bathroom scale in 2009.  After resuming biking and dabbling in some short runs to lose weight, he joined SCTA's Nu2Tri program in January of 2011.  He enjoyed training with a group and still enjoys that even more than races.

Battling some injuries and time constraints, he hopes to resume his racing career and extend his streak of non-podium finishes.  Instead, to get up close and personal with the podium, he built the podium for the Santa Cruz Triathlon in his woodworking shop.

Jon Erskine

Workouts

Jon raced in the Ironman World Championships in Kona. The Big Island! He has also raced the IRONMAN® 70.3 World Championships in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia!

Jon came to triathlon with an extensive background in bike racing and running. You'll find Jon crushing his enemies out on the race course.

Cathy Yoon

Treasurer

Cathy Yoon first heard about SCTA during a Nu2Tri information meeting in 2012.  On a dare from a friend, she signed up for Nu2Tri Class of 2012 not knowing how to bike.  During the first bike clinic, she got on a member's mountain bike and biked around the parking lot with SCTA members supporting her every step of the way.

She has since completed four Ironman 70.3s and finished IRONMAN Arizona 2015!  When not training for a triathlon, she is running RAGNAR relays.

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Sarah Kletzer

Membership

Sarah has competed in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in St. George, Utah (2021 and 2022). She regularly races in the 70.3 distance and below. She came to triathlon from a competitive swimming background and can still be found coming out of the water at the pointy end of the race. 

Steve Doinidis

Steve raced in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in St. George, Utah in 2021 and 2022. He can often be found at the front of the race, sometimes in just a Speedo. He has raced multiple Ironman races and just might do some more in the future (depending on what his wife and daughter have to say about it).