As Boise becomes triathlon’s next training mecca, we strive to stay at the front and help youth and adult alike embrace the fastest growing endurance sport in the world. Happy training!
Antonio is the owner and co-founder of Tri Town. Antonio is a cycling industry veteran of 18 years, and a student of triathlon for over 15 years. While studying at Boise State University, Antonio immersed himself in swimming, biking, and running, and founded the BSU Triathlon Club. Interested in bike fitting from the beginning, he perfected his fitting knowledge by relocating to Detroit to work with one of the country’s top fitters. During this time Antonio honed his skills as a mechanic, eventually serving as a personal mechanic for a Tour De France cyclist, an Olympic Medalist, and a host of professional triathletes including Ironman Champions and World Champions. Back in Boise, Antonio worked in the bicycle industry while developing ‘Tri Boise’, a beginners triathlon coaching and training program. During this time Antonio realized the value of combining retail and coaching services for triathletes. Starting Tri Town was a goal he had worked towards for over 8 years.
As a competitor, Antonio is a diverse athlete with overall race wins in multiple triathlons, duathlons, cyclocross, road races, crits and time trials. He is a 5x Age-Group Olympic Distance State Champion and has represented Idaho in the ‘Best of the US’ National Champion Series. In the off-season Antonio enjoys nordic skiing in the mountains around Idaho.
"Dom" is the person who can keep the staff on task, buy merchandise, fit you for a wetsuit, drive you to the airport and have an extra pair of goggles for your open water swim all in the same day. Dom's background is in swimming and soccer. After years of youth and collegiate soccer she settled down to start a family. Their daughter, Bailey, began swimming at a young age rekindling her fire for the sport. When triathlon became Bailey's sport of choice she dove head first into learning more about open water swimming.
Dom is a staple in our Tri Town swim scene whether it be on deck during our winter instructional time in the pool (reminding you to “Get in the pool! The water will be just as cold in 5 minutes.”, “Remember to bilateral breathe!” “Neutral neck positioning.”) or at the pond helping with open water techniques (“Yes, it's colder than the pool!”, “Don't forget to blow your bubbles.”). You can typically find Dom at most races, making sure the athletes have everything they need for their race, cheering til she's lost her voice, and post-race hugs. Most of the time she's yelling at Travis Wood, trying to keep him out of her hot tub. In the off-season you can find her skipping work to go snowshoeing or skiing.
After watching his best friend race in the Boise Twilight Criterium Scott has been hooked on racing bikes. Growing up in Portland running through Forrest park and swimming competitively it was only a matter of time before he found triathlon. Versed in photography, video, and web design Scott develops Tri Town's multimedia. Scott has also become an accomplished woodworker and helps build much of Tri Town's custom furniture and retail fixtures.
Sam has coached athletes with Tritown for the past two years as a USAT certified coach. Sam loves long course triathlon and has competed in eleven 70.3 and one full Ironman race the past three seasons. In addition to long course, Sam also enjoys competing in a handful of regional sprint and olympic distance races each season. Sam was fortunate to travel to Zell am See, Austria in 2015 and Chattanooga, TN in 2017 to compete in the 70.3 Ironman World Championship events.
A brief history of Dean. Dedicated to Dean. Written by Dean. Approved by Dean. Based on a true story with questionable facts.
“An epic tale of an epic man”- Boise Weekly
“He’s beautiful”- New York’s Finest
*Dean was awarded the Noble Beast Prize in 2016
Prologue: Dean was born and raised in Boise, Idaho by the last surviving comical geniuses. He's currently the funniest guy he knows.
How’d I get into biking? Originally I had no interest in biking. When I was 6 I was given an ultimatum to learn to ride my bike or clean the bathroom, taking the obvious choice, I cleaned the bathroom. At that point I realized there were 2 more bathrooms. I learned to ride my bike that night.
It wasn’t until junior high that I really got into it. That’s when I got my first “real” bike. Yes, a single speed. From there I built and sold several single speed bikes. I think at one point I had 7 or so in my room that I would cycle through and yes, they were all fixed gears. My speed demon was geared 53x13.
Fast forward to high school...it was during this time I started a bike polo club. We held multiple games. I was also a founder of "BOI Fixed"- a cycling community of roughly 70 fixed gear riders, we would go out on multiple rides a week.
At some point I got a road bike, AKA a bike with gears. I rode it for maybe a year then sold it.
At Boise State I got a job as as mechanic at the Cycle Learning Center. Clawed my way up the ladder to shop supervisor then went to work for a man named "Antonio Little Lamb Gorgonzola the 3rd". He and I are quite similar, yet different. You see, he’s tall. I’m shorter. He’s a boy’ager. I’m a man'ager. But despite our glaring differences we’re both comical geniuses.
Oh, and I have a pretty slick side hustle, too.