Officers

Cody Barnett Contact

Cody BarnettPresident

Cody grew up running in high school, and that has always been his first love.  However after being roped into trying cycling by his future wife, he grew to love being outdoors on two wheels.  Now he spends his time alternating between running, mountain biking, and road cycling, throwing in a duathlon now and then.  His goal is to keep people mobile and active in his role as owner and physical therapist at Bodyworx Physical Therapy & Concussion Center, specializing in treating runners and triathletes.  He believes multisport is an excellent vehicle to keep people healthy and active and he loves promoting the sport.

Lisa Decker Contact

Lisa DeckerTreasurer

I grew up in Boston and moved to Wichita in 1989. I was always into fitness and participated in a lot of aerobics.  I played USTA competitive tennis for over 15 years and found I loved being outside.    In 2009, I started doing bootcamp classes at a local park and these guys were hard core.  We were outside 12 months of the year and that lead me to start running.   I did my first ½ marathon in Dallas in 2010.   A work friend then encouraged me to join triathlon through the Northwest YMCA in 2011 and I was hooked!   My favorite and most challenging distance is Olympic.   I am excited to server as treasurer this year and look forward to sharing my love of swim, bike & run with new and old friends.

 

Amber Whitaker-Smith Contact

Amber Whitaker-SmithSecretary

I am a Wichita native, I graduated with my degree in aerospace engineering from WSU in 2014. I currently work as an engineer at Textron Aviation doing propeller design.

I started getting into running in 2016. I trained for and competed in a couple of half marathons and wanted to add something to my training program so I started training with T3 Triathlon to learn how to swim. During this training they convinced me to sign up for my first half-ironman, Boulder 70.3 (2018). Since finishing my first half, I have competed in my first marathon, St Jude Memphis Marathon (2018), my second half-ironman, Wisconsin 70.3 (2019), and my first full ironman, Tempe, Arizona (2019)!

I have grown to love this sport and all the amazing people I have met via this sport. In addition to triathlon, I also volunteer for my sorority as a Financial Specialist and Philanthropy chair and love spending time with my dogs.

Heidi Coble Contact

Heidi CobleRecruiting

Heidi: I started competing in triathlons in 2007. I have competed at every distance but probably prefer the full Ironman distance races. To date I have completed IM New Zealand, IM Brazil, IM Arizona and IM Barcelona.

I co-own T3 Triathlon where I coach athletes at all levels. You can find us at T3TriathlonCoach.com if you are interested in on line or group training.READ MORE [+]

I have been married to my wonderful husband Carl (an amateur triathlon photographer) for 26 years and have an awesome training partner in Lilly, our 10 year old standard poodle.

I joined KRVTC several years ago and am thrilled to help grow triathlon in our area by serving on the board. Keep in tri-ing!

Sara Kimmel Contact

Sara KimmelMarketing

Proud KU graduate (2011) and Kansas City, KS area native. My husband (Wes) and I moved to Wichita in August 2014 for career opportunities. I work as a Contract Coordinator for Koch Ag and Energy Solutions. I have actively participated in endurance events since my first marathon in 2012 (Kansas City). Since then, I completed 3 more marathons (Chicago, New York, and Marine Corps). I completed my first Triathlon in July 2016 (Shawnee Mission Triathlon-Long Course). After a year of focusing on running only, I decided to add more swimming and biking to the mix.  In 2018 I completed four Triathlons (KC-Olympic, El Dorado-Olympic, Shawnee Mission-Long Course, and Ironman Boulder 70.3). In 2019 I completed St. George 70.3 and my first Ironman in Klagenfurt, Austria.

My 2020 goals include: Big Sur Marathon, Dirty Kanza 200, Coeur d’Alene 70.3, Ironman Mont-Tremblant, and the Berlin Marathon. My favorite triathlete is Lionel Sanders and my favorite cyclist will always be Lance Armstrong. Other than training, I enjoy golfing, yoga, and spending time with my Black Lab, Oread.

Adam Henning Contact

Adam HenningTraining

I started my triathlon journey back in 2011. In these last 8 years I have completed dozens of sprint, Olympic and half-distance triathlons both locally and regionally. In 2018 I completed my first full distance triathlon at Ironman Boulder.

My best friend growing up introduced me to triathlon during Christmas break in 2010. He had moved to Minneapolis and got into the tri-scene there. We always competed against each other in EVERYTHING we did, so it was only a matter of time for me to get involved. After traveling to Minneapolis to compete against him that next summer in my first Olympic distance, I was hooked! And yes, I beat him. Ha!

This year as training coordinator, I will focus on providing unique training opportunities for our members to help improve race results and build camaraderie within the club. Thank you for this opportunity.

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Leslie Schrandt Contact

Leslie SchrandtRace Coordinator

I have been a lifelong athlete, but really got into running after my daughter was born in 2004. However, all the pounding was taking a toll on my body. A friend said “ you should switch to Triathlon “. “Of course”, I told the friend, “I haven’t swam in 25 years.” I did my first sprint triathlon in 2016, and since have finished many sprints, Oly’s and two, 70.3 distances. One of the best experiences of my life was crossing the line at Boulder 70.3 with my 2 children cheering for me. I really enjoy supporting others and “ paying it forward “ to all of our new, as well as future members.

Alan Farrington Contact

Alan FarringtonWeb Guy, NCC Nag, MW Dir. (non-officer)

Alan got off the couch and into Triathlon in 2005.  He has been involved with the club since 2006, serving as President (4 years), Race Coordinator (2 years), Treasurer (1 year), and Secretary (1 year).  He has also served as Mudwater Race Director for 13 years and as the club web “hack” for 14 years.

Alan has competed in 50 triathlons from super-sprint to four full distance Iromman races, along with 17 marathons (pacing for the Prairie Fire Marathon for 5 years), the Disney Dopey Challenge and other endurance events.  He and his wife reside in Wichita have two grown children.

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