Pro Ambassadors

Team RWB Triathlon is very grateful to count among our athletes some amazing professional triathletes who share Team RWB's passion for supporting wounded veterans.  By serving as ambassadors for Team RWB, these professionals share the mission and purpose of Team RWB everywhere they race.  They are an integral part of the Team RWB community and we are grateful that they are willing to use their livelihood, their sport, to make a difference for American heroes! When you read their bios you'll know why our mission resonates with them as well! Learn more about our professional triathlete ambassadors by clicking on their name and reading a bio! You can follow their website as listed by below.  Make sure you cheer LOUD for them when you share the same race course!

Team RWB Pro-Triathlete Ambassadors: 

*click on their name for their bio, click on "website" to link to their site*

Tim O'Donnell: Naval Academy graduate and prior Naval Officer; 2010 3rd Place @ Ironman 70.3 World Championships and Top US Male Pro

Tim's website

Tim, Team RWB, and the Media:

Clearwater Q&A- Triathlete Magazine

Tim O'Donnell Partners with Team RWB- LAVA Magazine

Clearwater with a Cause- Lava Magazine

Jessica Jacobs (bio to be published): prior Army Officer and current Army spouse; 2011 Ironman Wisconsin Champion, 2010 Ironman Florida Champion

Jess' website  

Jessica Jones Meyers: West Point graduate and prior Army Officer; 2010 Ironman 70.3 Augusta Champion

Jessica's website  

Jessica, Team RWB, and the Media:

Active Duty Profile: LAVA Magazine

Derek Oskutis: Naval Academy graduate and currently Navy EOD officer; currently in the World Class Athlete Program; USAT Project 2016 member

Derek's website 

Nick VanDam (bio to be published): West Point graduate and currently Army ADA officer; currently in the World Class Athlete Program; 2nd at 2010 Under 23 USAT Elite National Championship

Nick's website 

Kathy Rakel : Air Force Academy graduate and currently an Air Force Intel officer; reigning Armed Forces Triathlon Champion (2010, 2011); named 2010 Air Force Female Athlete of the Year.
Kathy's website

Austin Tri-cyclist Blog Interview with Kathy

James Bales : US Air Force Orthopedic Surgeon; currently in the World Class Athlete Program; reigning Armed Forces Triathlon Champion

Jolene Wilkinson : US Air Force Reserve; USAF Triathlon Team, holds junior national championship titles, and age group world championship titles in the Olympic and Long-Course; Ironman Hawaii Finisher

Brad Pigage: US Coast Guard rescue swimmer; elite triathlete; top-10 finisher at the Armed Forces Championship; 1st Overall at 2010 River Cities Triathlon

Brad's website

Brad Williams: US Air Force; elite triathlete; 2011 IM World Champs 2nd Overall Military finisher; US Air Force Korea and US Air Force Pacific Male Athlete of the Year for 2011

Brad's website

*If you are a professional athlete or know of a professional athlete that would like to serve as a Team RWB Ambassador, please email We are always looking for professionals who are passionate about supporting our wounded veteran heroes!*

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