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Meet our 2018 Ambassadors / Femmebassadors

Cameron Smith 

Is an international triathlete that has worn De Soto Sport for the last 20 years! During the off-season Cameron enjoys XC ski racing in Norway at -35 below C.

Gail Lohman 

Gayle learned to swim at age 49 so she could do an IM at 50. You know, a bucket list item. It was only going to be one and done.  She got hooked and have done many since then.

Tony Diaz 

Tony is a father of two and a competitive cyclist, runner, and martial artist. He has ridden over 40,000 miles in De Soto Shorts. His favorite model? Forza Tri Shorts. 

Jennifer King

Jennifer is an Ironman triathlete and mother of 3. She's worn De Soto since she entered the sport in 2009. She prides herself on overcoming her fears and inspiring others along the way. 

Greg Sullivan

Greg has been representing De Soto since 2002. He qualified for Kona at IM Maryland in 2017 wearing our Skin Cooler Longsleeve. 

Dee Ann Murphy

Swim/Bike/Run has taken DeeAnn from Sprints to Ironman. It has given her the ability to face life from a new perspective with strength and perseverance. That alone inspires her to inspire others.

Manmadh Rebba 

Manmadh is passionate about endurance and has raced Ultraman in Kona. He loves our Skin Cooler for the ability to cool the body in hot and humid temperatures. 


Ismar Avdic

Ismar is new to triathlon and ready to start his first dedicated year racing. 

MaryJane Rose

MaryJane tri's to push her limits and to inspire her children.  She wants to be an example to her girls and show them strength comes in many forms. 

Bill Downing

Bill is representing De Soto Sport with Team RWB (RedWhite&Blue). Team RWB's mission is to enrich the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity

Kristin Radcliff

Longtime Femmebassador Kristin Radcliff is fiercely loyal to DeSoto. She's consistently impressed with the fit, quality and all around work the company does. She enjoys being able to personally email Tracy, to have her promote the body positive for all kinds of women.... She will never wear anything else. Her husband often says, "what De Soto stuff DON'T you have?" 
She also loves Triathlon. It allows her to a) diversify workouts b) not get bored and c) tune into her childhood competitive swimmer self. 

George Judd

George was stuck by lightening, after that decided to do his first triathlon. George has completed many races since then, and has inspired his daughter to compete in Ironman with him. 

Michele Reitz

Michele does triathlons because it makes her set goals to be healthy, have fun and to see her friends. She feels training is a way to get outside and be active and stay young! 

Andrew Harley

 
Andrew's first pair of tri shorts were De Soto Riviera's. He's been a loyal athlete ever since. Andrew trains and races with the Playtri race team and takes an active role coaching a youth triathlon team on their behalf. 

Jamie Broussard

 
Racing fuels Jamie's competitive spirit, makes her feel alive and allows her to be a better role model for her daughter.  She's constantly striving to be the best she can be. Jamie started swimming when she was 9.  Since then she's competed in swim meets, triathlons, cycling races, or running events yearly.  She says she doesn't have a huge "transformation" story of her adult life. Being active and racing is just a part of who she is.  

Imre "Roland" Varga

Imre is a loyal De Soto athlete and has been racing to raise awareness for blood clotting disorders with Clot Buster for the last 10 years. He races all distances of triathlon and loves our Forza tri shorts and Skin Cooler tops. 

Susan Riggio

 

Susan loves trail running!  She feels it's meditation in motion. Susan's completed many 50-mile trail running races as well as 150+ Ultra Self-Supported races and Ironman events.

Marty Langan

Marty has been racing triathlon since 2001 and has completed all distances. This year he's upped his training significantly with goals of podium in his AG 65-69. Go get it Marty, We believe in you! 

Kelly Thomas

Kelly lives and trains at the North Pole aka Alaska. She's very creative in finding ways to train for triathlon in less than desirable conditions. 

John Fielding

John is husband, father of three and likes to help out others. He enjoys racing triathlon in his "spare" time and is training for his first Ironman.

Katherine Nichols

 

Katherine has been sporting De Soto Sport since 1990! She won her AG recently at IM Cozumel, and has raced IMKona four times. In addition, she's an accomplished journalist and mother of two. 

Martin Feeney

Martin is an accomplished triathlete who often ends up on the podium. He excels at ITU draft legal races.    

Shelley Horman

Shelley has been a loyal De Soto athlete for the last 10 years. She races in triathlon and teaches spin class in her spare time.   

David Panjada

David trains with his lovely wife of 17 years Jamie. Together they race endurance events such as Ironman and marathons while raising four children. Now that's endurance AND teamwork!

Kristen Hetzel

Kristen is a Duathlete on Team USA, 6th in the World in her Division, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Personal Trainer, Actress, and Fitness Model. This woman does it all, and with a SMILE!

Scott Gill

Scott is an active member of the triathlon and endurance community. In recent years he put his competitive side on the back burner to raise his two children with his wife. This year he and his wife are focused on racing. They want to qualify for 70.3 IM Worlds in Nice, France AND celebrate their 10-year anniversary. 

Bonnie Doerfler

Bonnie is a passionate marathoner and triathlete. She's a big fan of the Skin Cooler line for UVB sun protection and cooling element. 

Jimmie Scott 

Jimmie started out in the world of triathlon through Xterra. His family has a history of skin cancer so he was naturally drawn to our Riviera Flisuit. He has an aggressive race schedule lined up for 2018 with 13 triathlons, 1 duathlon and 2 10ks on the schedule. 

Alex Demosthenes 

Alex is passionate about growing the sport of triathlon and the community. He's published a short ebook about getting into the sport, along with a bunch of helpful tips. He's focused on hitting the podium for 2018 season. 

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