NYARA Team Blog

Welcome to the Team NYARA blog. We hope this will be a place for new adventure racers (and veterans too!) to learn more about the sport, share ideas and keep up to date with the team.

We are very excited about the 2014 Team NYARA. We have a few new members added to a strong team of experienced and talented racers. Lets get to know everyone a bit better.

NYARA 2014 Team Roster (click on each name to read racer bio):

Amy Bartoletti
Ann Marie Hunt
Austin Planz
Brice Wilson
Bruce Swanson
Charlie Hunt
Chris Obara
Chris Rice
Eric Caravella
Jill McMillen
Jim Kerlin
Mikael Mattsson
Olof Hedberg
Rodney Villella
Sam Scaturro
Whitney Hedberg

Fun facts about Team NYARA:

  • Most Team NYARA racers have serious day jobs — from finance to engineering to working for the NJ State Parole Board
  • The youngest member is in his twenties and the oldest member is…well let’s say it starts with an “s”
  • 12 members of Team NYARA have been racer directors — so not only do they like to experience lots of pain, but also inflict it on others
  • While all linked to the tri-state area, Team NYARA racers call lots of places home from California to New Mexico to Sweden
  • Team NYARA racers all have backgrounds that include the Adventure Racing disciplines, but most don’t stop there. Team NYARA includes climbers, ski mountaineers, x-county skiers, ultra distance runners, scuba divers, road bikers, ice climbers and triathletes

The next major race for Team NYARA is the Mayan Mountain Challenge in Belize — stay posted for updates about prepping for this jungle-style expedition race.

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