2021 PTC LEADERSHIP TEAM
Alexandria Antonacci - President
Jocelyn Vincent - Vice President
My first triathlon began out in Moraine State Park with a Sprint Distance. I showed up clueless as to what I was doing, but by the end of my first morning I fell in love with the sport. The fellowship seen throughout the morning and the hospitality shown towards me was like no other. Since then I have actively tried to participate in as many Pittsburgh Triathlon Club events as my time and family have allowed and I look to increase my participation.
I am an active Pittsburgh Masters Water Polo team player, an avid runner and swimmer and can use a lot of improvement on the bike. I have a passion for charity work and will sign up for just about anything with a cause. I currently live in the South Hills of Pittsburgh and would love to see more participation in the triathlon world from my area. I believe that my energy and new ideas will help these efforts.
Ed Schmiech - Secretary
My love for the sport of triathlon started with my first sprint triathlon at Moraine State Park in 1983 and continues today as an active member of the Pittsburgh Triathlon Club for the past 8 years! The Pittsburgh Triathlon Club has provided me the privilege to meet many fun and inspirational people who share a love for the triathlon lifestyle. My PTC friends have become trusted training partners and have inspired me to challenge myself far beyond what I would have ever done on my own.
Since joining PTC I have been a frequent participant in club activities and have served as Vice President (2018) and Secretary (2019-21). Over the years my contributions to the club have included leading group bike rides (e.g. the past four July 4th ride/ swim/ride), hauling the club tent and refreshments to multiple local and regional races, and annually preparing a list of regional triathlon races to assist members’ in their race planning.
I look forward to the opportunity to support PTC's initiatives in 2021. Along with the other officers I will promote multisport and organize welcoming training, educational and social opportunities for club members. As Secretary l will strive to provide effective and meaningful communications to all of our stakeholders.
Dustin Wehler - Treasurer
After a competitive running career that started in the mid 90's and extending through college at St. Bonaventure University, and now as a full time working adult i found myself propelled into triathlon about 5 years ago. Today, I find myself wanting to give back to the community that has given me so much. I have chosen to do this by running for treasurer of Pittsburgh Triathlon Club.
My race resume includes countless 5k, 8k and 10k running events, 4 full marathons and 3 half marathons, numerous Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons, and 4 half iron-distance events, including the Savageman 120. My personal sweet spot is the 5k and the sprint tri, but if find myself entering more and more 70.3 distance events. May someday I'll go after the full. Additionally, as an age-grouper I was a swimmer specializing if the sprint events. Cycling is my favorite discipline, but they all provide a challenge to me.