The National Triathlon Training Camp (NTTC) officially announced its 2010 Team Sport Beans/NTTC Pro/Elite Team members today.
The National Triathlon Training Camp (NTTC) officially announced its 2010 sponsor line-up and Team Sport Beans/NTTC Pro/Elite Team members today. Back for a fifth year as Title Sponsor of the organization and team is Sport Beans® jelly beans (www.sportsbeans.com) from the Jelly Belly Candy Company. Sport Beans are scientifically formulated to optimize athletic performance with 25 grams of carbohydrates per 1-oz. serving, electrolytes, and vitamins. “We are so pleased to have Sport Beans back as our Title Sponsor for 2010,” stated NTTC Director Mark Wendley. “Sport Beans are perfect for replacing carbohydrates and electrolytes while triathlon training and racing. Not to mention, they taste great!”
The Team Sport Beans/NTTC’s pro/elite members, who have won 84 triathlons over the past four years, are fresh off the team’s pre-season camp held in Fairfield, California at the headquarters of the Jelly Belly Candy Company. The camp, which ran from March 11 to 14, featured a Jelly Belly factory tour, team photo shoots, media training, and, of course, some tri training as well. The 2010 team roster includes returning members Lauren Jensen (2-time IM Wisconsin runner-up and winner of nine triathlons in 2009), Ben Hoffman (in 2009, 2nd at Calgary IM 70.3, 4th at Boise IM 70.3, and 5th at New Orleans IM 70.3), Jessica Jacobs (in 2009, won the USAT Elite National Duathlon Championship, 7th at Ironman Coeur d’ Alene, 6th at Quelle Roth Challenge, and 6th at Ironman Florida), Daniel Bretscher (2008 USAT Male Elite Pro Rookie of the Year, who won 10 tris in 2009 and took 7th at Steelhead IM 70.3), and Brad Seng (in 2009, 8th at Ironman Lake Placid and winner of Racing for Recovery Half Iron). They will be joined team newcomers Jessica Jones Meyers (former member of the USA Triathlon National Resident Team, she placed 6th at Longhorn IM 70.3, 7th at Kansas IM 70.3, and 3rd at Memphis in May in 2009), Nicholas Thompson (in 2009, 7th at Vineman IM 70.3, 8th at Boise IM 70.3, and 3rd at Tinley’s Long Course Tri), and Uli Bromme (in 2009, 2nd at USAT Elite National Duathlon Championship, 10th at Ironman Arizona, and 8th at Buffalo Springs IM 70.3). For complete bios, please see http://www.nttcracing.com/886441.html.
Pictured above: 2010 Team Sport Beans/NTTC Pro/Elite Team members from left to right: Nicholas Thompson, Uli Bromme, Daniel Bretscher, Lauren Jensen, Mark Wendley (Team Director), Jessica Jones Meyers, Jessica Jacobs, Ben Hoffman, and Brad Seng.
In addition to Sport Beans, the team is also backed by a number of Supporting Sponsors. Rudy Project USA (www.e-rudy.com) is back for a fifth year as the team’s “Official Helmet and Eyewear Sponsor,” while blueseventy (www.blueseventy.com) is back for a second year as the team’s “Official Wetsuit and Swimskins Supplier.” Valdora Cycles (www.valdoracycles.com) returns for a second year as the team’s official bike sponsor, and Flex-Power Sports Performance Cream (www.flexpower.com) is back in 2010 as provider of joint and muscle pain relief cream. Joining the sponsor team for the first time this year is Pactimo (www.pactimo.com), which will serve as the team’s “Official Multisport Apparel Supplier.”
“We’ve got a great Pro/Elite Team roster,” stated Wendley. “Our team members are going to be seen a lot on the podium in 2010!” Team Sport Beans/NTTC also offers a USAT-sanctioned Club Team, which is open to the general public. For an annual fee of only $49, members receive an official team run singlet, T-shirt, running hat, swim cap, and water bottle; Sport Beans samples; Bean Pod™ storage pouch; blueseventy swim goggles and race number belt; Flex-Power sports cream samples; and a Jelly Belly® visor. They also receive discounts on a full line of team apparel and equipment, including Rudy Project sunglasses and helmets, blueseventy wetsuits and swimskins, Valdora bikes, Flex-Power performance sports cream, and more. NTTC’s fully-customized Online Coaching and popular camp and clinic programs will also be offered again in 2010. For more information, please visit the NTTC web site at www.NTTCracing.com.