Ventum Athletes

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Lauren Brandon
Lauren Brandon

A long-time competitive swimmer, Brandon is an up-and-coming triathlete with a competitive swim background who just recently went pro. She took her first podium spot at the IRONMAN Calgary 70.3 in 2015.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Cody Beals
Cody Beals

Already an avid fan of triathlons during school, Beals competed as a runner and triathlete from high school into college. He hit the ground running in the professional scene with his 6x podium finishes between 2014 and 2015, and he received his first win at the IRONMAN 70.3 in Eagleman in 2015. He returned to defend his title, and took home the win at 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman. In the same year, he won 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 Ecuador, and has continued to gather podium finishes up through his most recent win at IRONMAN 70.3 Taiwan 2018.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Jenny Fletcher
Kevin Collington

Having one of the most daunting race schedules, Collington is a fierce triathlete. He is the 2017 IRONMAN Taiwan champion, and in the same year won 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 Costa Rica. Previously, he clinched his first ITU win at the Challenge Williamsburg 70.3 in 2015, and had podium finishes at the Monterey, Mexico 70.3, Vineman Triathlon, Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, and the Punta del Este, Uruguay 70.3.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Kevin Collington
Jeanni Seymour

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Jeannie Seymour moved to the states in 2012 after turning pro at the ripe age of 19. Already an 8-time IRONMAN 70.3 Champion, she placed on the podium and nabbed a Kona slot in her first ever full distance IRONMAN during the 2019 season. She is based in Boulder, CO with her fiancee and fellow professional triathlete, Justin Metzler, where they are both the proud parents of their dog, Milli.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: AJ Baucco
Lesley Smith

Lesley found her love of triathlon racing in Texas, but took her focus on the sport into overdrive when she moved to Colorado. She has already racked up some impressive finishes on her climb, most recently with 2nd place at IRONMAN 70.3 Taiwan 2018, 2nd place at IRONMAN 70.3 Raleigh 2017, 2nd place at IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder 2017, and 2nd place at IRONMAN Louisville 2017 — her first ever attempt at the full IRONMAN distance.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Matt Chrabot
Jackson Laundry

Jackson Laundry started his athletic career by way of high school cross-country, but quickly made the switch to triathlon while attending The University of Guelph, and turned pro in 2014. In his 7th year he struck gold; posting victories at IRONMAN 70.3 Mont Tremblant and IRONMAN 70.3 Raleigh. With his additional podium finish at the IRONMAN 70.3 North American championships, Jackson will have his eyes set on the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: AJ Baucco
Lindsey Jerdonek

Even as a child, Lindsey raced in triathlons. After finishing in 2nd at St. Anthony’s Triathlon 2017, and 1st at IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman 2017, Lindsey is poised to hit the ground running in her transition this season to long-course racing.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Lindsey Jerdonek
AJ Baucco

Baucco has always had a passion for teaching others and for being a competitive triathlete. Following his degree and teaching license, he became a coach to combine his passions. He is a seasoned coach and professional triathlete who won the Cleveland Triathlon in 2015.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Greg Close
Four-Time World Champion
Leanda Cave

Born in the UK, Cave grew up primed for triathlons by running cross-country and by being trained as a lifeguard. She is a seasoned triathlete, being a four-time world champion: in 2002 at the ITU World Championships in Cancun, in 2007 at the ITU Long Distance World Championships in Lorient, and in 2012 at the Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Las Vegas and the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kona.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Leanda Cave
Greg Close

Previously in competitive rowing, Close brought his coaching expertise over to the world of triathlons when he entered the professional scene in 2005 with his first triathlon. Since then, he has been hooked. He represented the U.S. at World Championships three times, earning a silver medal in 2007 and a world title in 2008.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Cameron Dye
Justin Daerr

Always an enthusiastic athlete in all pursuits, Daerr found his love of triathlons through luck by entering a competition with a friend in college. He is a philanthropic coach with multiple podium finishes and a win at IRONMAN Boulder in 2014.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Justin Daerr
Cameron Dye

Originally from Colorado, Dye knows how to balance his family life with competitions. Last season, Dye won TriRock Philly for the fourth year in a row, and had podium finishes at IRONMAN Silverman 70.3 and IRONMAN Timberman 70.3. When not preparing for a competition, he can be found spending time with his family.