Monday, September 8, 2008

Weekend Race Report Sept 8, 2008- Go Iron(wo)Men!

IM finishers Shelley Probber and Shirley Flores.
ROCKED at IronMan Wisconsin on Sunday, Sept. 7th

Shirley Flores completed her second IronMan (the first was IM Florida fall '07) in a time of 14:32:23. She had PRs for both the Swim and Run enroute to her PR by over 15min!

Shelley Probber became an Iron(wo)Man in a time of 15:18:34 and place 18th in AG 50-54. She consistently moved up the rankings throughout the day and now celebrates her great accomplishment!

Complete IM Wisconsin Results

1-2 Sweep at Austin Triathlon

We also need to mention top finishes by Hunter Overly and Daniel Vertiz at the Austin Tri on August 31st. They finished First and Second Overall among 465 athletes.
Top Masters Mike & Sandy Overly placed 1st and 5th respectively in their Age Divisions.

Complete Austin Triathlon Results

Although we aren't reporting the many swim, cycling, and cross country top performances we definitely congratulate each and every one of those athletes. Many, Many, Many Kudos go to your efforts!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Kate Ross 2008 USAT National Junior Elite Female Champion

Icon One had 6 top
10 finishers:
Hunter Overly - 4th Youth Elite Male
Travis Decker - 6th Junior Elite Male
Mark Saroni - 7th Junior Elite Male
Alexandra Weber - 7th Junior Elite Female
Daniel Veritz - 9th Youth Elite Male.
IconOne Congratulates everyone who competed and gives special thanks to John Rielly for his incredible support. Way to go Team!
Next Up:
Sept 7th: Shelley Probber & Shirley Gonzales at IronMan Wisconsin

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Weekend Race Report July 21, 2008

The whole story?!

Shirley Flores found her stride at the VineMan 70.3 race in California.
Her time of 6:39:24 doesn't tell the whole story. Why?
For starters she had PR performances on the swim and run AND did the entire race on her road bike - no aerobars. On Monday last week Shirley decided to do the race on the only bike she had completed and boarded a plane. She didn't find an excuse for the fact that her TT bike wasn't ready she just headed for CA and had a great race. Good Job!

Last week Tuesday Alexandra Weber stepped up to the world of Bike racing. She completed her first crit and is looking forward to the next one!

Daniel Vertiz also participated in his first ever Cycling Race at the July Series event held at Texas Research Park. He stayed with the Cat 5 field for the entire road race and finished the TT with style. Spin on!

Meanwhile Travis Decker lite up the junior field in the same cycling event. While chasing overall points for our partner team, Joe's Pro Bikes, Travis set the record straight with smashing victories in both the road race and TT over the junior fields.

Next Up:
July 27th Shelley Probber & Travis Decker at the Small Texan

July 26-27. Savana Overly competes at the Miss Texas Pre-Teen Pagent

August 9th. USAT Youth, Youth & Junior Elite Nationals in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Junior Elites: Mark Saroni, Travis Decker, Kate Ross, Alexandra Weber
Youth Elites: Talbot Cox, Daniel Vertiz, Jake Broyles, Hunter Overly, Savana Overly
Youth: Mason Riley

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

IconOne Camp & Team Update July 15, 2008

Holy Cow the last couple of weeks were absolutely incredible!
Media Spotlights:
Channel 5 news
Fox 29
The IconOne National Camps were very successful on many levels and those will be listed in detail on the website as I get it updated.

First, and before I go into my gracious camp mode we must welcome IconOne's newest member Daniel Vertiz. Daniel is from San Antonio and will race as a youth elite (age 15). Many of you got to meet him at the camp and we are glad to have him as a part of the team.

Second: Many, Many, Many thanks to those that supported and helped with the camps. Above all and the person whom I must express my deepest gratitude is Jeff. His support and love of sport makes all that I do with the team possible. Thank you honey!

Additional thanks goes to the coaches including Justin Trolle, Boris Robinson, Kevin Barton, Shirley Flores, Bob Byard, Sergio Valesquez, Donovan Fogt, Shelley Probber, & Laurel Tierney from the PanAm Camp. Bob Byard, Rene LaVergne, Mark Saroni, Kate Ross, & Travis Decker from the Skills Camp. As well as all of the staff at Chisholm Hall and Aramark Catering. Everyone did an Outstanding job.

Lastly thanks to all of the parents for their involvment and support of the developing triathletes.

May you all be blessed in the upcoming months and find success in all of your performances.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Weekend Race Report July 14, 2008

Rockin' on & achievin' goals!
Going to Worlds
Coming back from her disappointing flat in Lubbock, Michelle Lester challenged herself at the Amica Ironman 70.3 in Providence, Rhode Island. She was on a mission to qualify for the IronMan World Championships 70.3 and she did!!! She will now compete in Clearwater, FL on Nov. 8, 2008.
Great job Michelle, we are so proud of you!
The Couples Triathlon is a unique event in which the combined score of two competitors makes a final time.
Mike and Hunter Overly showed how a family can take over (literally) in an event. Their combined finishing score allowed them to win their category by over 41min! Wow!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Weekend Race Report June 30, 2008

Stepping Up

Kate Ross promised herself she would go the Olympic Distance this year and she is doing just that. She finished the Stamford KIC IT Triathlon in a time of 2:17 that gave her 2nd overall Female. She makes the 'step-up' look easy!

Shelley Probber and Michelle Lester stepped up to the challenge of the Buffalo Springs 70.3 Event. Shelley placed 14th in the AG 50-54. Unfortunately Michelle experienced a flat that left her race very short of expectations.

Meanwhile Daniel Vertiz participated in the TriRaider Sprint. He had a great race finishing 10th overall and 1st in the AG15-17.

Congrats to Mark Saroni & Jeff Campbell who participated in the University Oaks Crit. Mark finished 3rd in the Cat 5 race and Jeff finished with the pack in the Cat 3/4 event. Good job guys.

Next up:
June 30- July 6th USAT National Select Camp- Central/ PanAmerican Invitational
July 7th- 11th USAT National Skills Camp- Central

Monday, June 23, 2008

Weekend Race Report June 23, 2008

Conquering the Elements

Congratulations goes to the event organizers of the 2008 HyVee Triathlon in DesMoines. Although the excessive rain caused a very dramatic week, they pulled off an incredible event, crowned two Olympians and showed what teamwork can accomplish.

Unfortunately the uncertainty of the event caused great attrition in IconOne attendance. However, a huge At-a- Girl goes to Kate Ross who Won the Junior Elite Female division with the fastest bike and run splits of the day.

Also competing in the Male Youth Elite division were Jake Broyles (19th) and Talbot Cox (23rd). Both competed very well and gained valuable experience that they can carry into the camp and upcoming national championships in August.

Next up:
IconOne Triathlon Camps

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Weekend Race Report June 7, 2008

Congrats to Mark Saroni &
Travis Decker

They finished 8th & 10th respectively at World Championships on July 6th!

The day was incredibly cold with the water temperatures only 11degrees Celcius(51F). The bike and run offered little more with wind and rain and 13Celcius(55F). It was an incredibly GREAT moment for IconOne and each of these great athletes as they proved to be tough competitors in equally challenging conditions.

Way to go guys!!!

Next Up:
June 21-22. HyVee Triathlon. Des Moines, Iowa

Youth: Mason Riley
Youth Elite: Hunter & Savanah Overly, Talbot Cox, Jake Broyles
Junior Elite: Kate Ross, Alexandra Weber, Travis Decker, Mark Saroni
Adult: Mike (M50-54) & Sandy Overly(F45-49)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Weekend Race Report May 27, 2008

Go IconOne!

GREAT showing at CapTex this weekend.

Sprint Distance
Mark Saroni- 2nd Overall Male
Travis Decker - 1st AG M15-19
Hunter Overly - 2nd AG M15-19
Jake Broyles - 1st AG M<14>
Mike Overly - 5th AG M50-54
Sandy Overly - 13th AG F45-49

Olympic Distance
Shelley Probber - 12th AG F50-54
Shirley Flores - 31st AG F35-39

Mark Saroni continued his winning ways with an incredible 2nd place at the Dallas Tues Night Crit. Good Job!

Next Up:

June 6th
Mark Saroni & Travis Decker at the ITU World Championships in Vancouver, Canada

June 21-22. HyVee Triathlon. Des Moines, Iowa
Youth: Mason Riley
Youth Elite: Hunter & Savanah Overly, Talbot Cox, Jake Broyles
Junior Elite: Kate Ross, Alexandra Weber, Travis Decker, Mark Saroni
Adult: Mike (M50-54) & Sandy Overly(F45-49)

June 30-July 6
USAT National Select Camp/Pan American Invitational. San Antonio, TX

July 7-11
USAT National Skills Camp. San Antonio, TX

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Weekend Race Report May 19, 2008

Wow! We had racers everywhere!

But, before I begin with results, I have mailed uniforms to all out of town athletes so please confirm receipt once you receive them. As you race and train in them, please provide any and all feedback regarding look, fit, wear, etc.

Now onto the GOOD STUFF...

Skeese Greets Women's Tri. New Braunfels, TX
I must say that Shirley and I looked very stylish in our IconOne uniforms today. It is even safe to say that there was some uniform envy from other athletes happening:-)
Shelly Campbell: 3rd F35-39 (8th overall)
Shirley Flores: 8th F35-39 (21st overall)

Buffman & Squeaky Triathlon. Lubbock,TX
(Also the Best of the US Qualifier)
Michelle Lester: 1st F30-34 (3rd Overall Female)

Four States Triathlon Regional Sprint Distance Championship. Texarkana, TX
Jake Broyles: 1st M<19>

Columbia Triathlon. Columbia, Maryland.
Kate Ross. 8th Open Elite Female.

Next Up:
May 25th
IconOne Team Event #2 at Capitol of Texas in Austin

June 6th
Mark Saroni & Travis Decker at the ITU World Championships in Vancouver, Canada

June 21-22. HyVee Triathlon. Des Moines, Iowa

  • Youth: Mason Riley
  • Youth Elite: Hunter & Savanah Overly, Talbot Cox, Jake Broyles
  • Junior Elite: Kate Ross, Alexandra Weber, Travis Decker, Mark Saroni
  • Adult: Mike (M50-54) & Sandy Overly(F45-49)

June 30-July 6
USAT National Select Camp/Pan American Invitational. San Antonio, TX

July 7-11
USAT National Skills Camp. San Antonio, TX

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Weekend Race Report May 12, 2008

We Rocked at THE ROOKIE!

It was fun to have so many people there! I can't wait until we get the adult uniforms so we can look as spiffy as Savanah & Hunter did in their IconOne Elite suits. Not only did they look first class but they also performed Awesome! Overall the team had 7 participants and came home with 3 podium finishes.

Hunter Overly 1st (M<19)
Shelly Campbell 1st (F35-39)
Sandy Overly 2nd (F40-45)
Savanah Overly 5th(F<19)
Mike Overly 7th (M50-54)
Raul Rueda 22nd (M30-34)
John Riley - flatted - bummer!


Next up:
May 18th
Michelle Lester at Buffman & Squeaky in Lubbock.
Shelly C. & Shirley Flores at Skeese Greets Women's Tri in New Braunfels
Kate Ross at her first Olympic Distance Event.

May 25th
IconOne Team Event #2 at Capitol of Texas in Austin

June 6th
Mark Saroni & Travis Decker at the ITU World Championships in Vancouver, Canada

June 21-22
Youth: Mason Riley (11)
Youth Elite: Hunter (15) & Savanah Overly (13), Talbot Cox (15), Jake Broyles (14)
Junior Elite: Kate Ross (18), Alexandra Weber (18), Travis Decker (18), Mark Saroni (19)
Adult: Mike (M50-54) & Sandy Overly(F45-49)

Monday, May 5, 2008

Weekend Race Report May 5, 2008

Shelley Probber has proven she is definitely a force to be reckened with. She completed the most challenging Wildflower 1/2IM in a time of 7:08.21 to finish 7th in AG F50-54.
She sums her experience as...
"Finished the Wildflower That was the hardest race I have ever done! The swim was great, the bike was way hard--but I did it! and the run words to describe this nasty run. There was one hill on the run that was almost too difficult to walk up, let alone run All those 8% inclines on the TM really helped me get through this run. What a sense of accomplishment! Wisconsin IM here I come!"

But first she is taking a well deserved break in the wine country.
Wildflower results

Alex Weber finished 1st AG 16-19 and 5th overall woman at the Benbrook Triathlon in Dallas. Coming off a great performance in Alabama she completed the event in 1:10 showing that her swim/run combo are very strong!
Benbrook Results


May 10: Shelly C., John Rielly, and the Overlys & Broyles families at the Rookie Tri in New Braunfels

May 18: Michelle Lester at Buffman & Squeaky in Lubbock, TX.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Weekend Race Report April 27, 2008

It was another great weekend for the IconOne athletes!

Thursday, April 24th
At the Texas Games in Kerrville, Harold Hixon swept the podium with Gold as he raced to wins in the 5k & 10K Cycling events.

Sunday, April 27th
Mark Saroni continued his winning streak with a dominating overall win at the Tri-Historic Mckinney Triathlon. He did this race to celebrate his 19th birthday and what a great present!

Jake Broyles recovered from a tumble on the bike course to finish 7th in the AG M 13-15 division at the USAT National Duathlon Championships. We are very grateful that he is not badly injured.

Congrats to everyone and to the High Schoolers for the many GREAT accomplishments during the Track season.

Next up:
May 3: Shelley Probber at the Wildflower 70.3 in California & Michelle Lester at the Coldsprings Road Race

May 10: Shelly C., John Rielly, and Sandy Overly at the Rookie Tri in New Braunfels
May 18: Michelle Lester at Buffman & Squeaky in Lubbock, TX.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Weekend Race Report April 21, 2008

It was a very busy weekend for IconOne and Team Gecko. We had athletes racing in Mazatlan, Mexico; Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and New Braunfels, Texas. WOW!

New Braunfels:
First I must recognize Shelley Probber for her effort on April 13 at the Aquarena Springs Triathlon. She is on a roll with a 2-0 this season. She completed a very strong run to finish first in the AGF50-54. You go girl!

Then the Geckos took to the course for the first time this season. Race director and Gecko parent John Riley received rave reviews for his efforts while managing the Schlitterbahn Triathlon.
Athlete Results:
Alicia Morales - 1st AGF 9-10
Rebekka Broyles - 5th AGF 9-10
Mason Riley - 1at AGM 11-12

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Definitely inspired by the Olympic Trials held on Saturday,
Travis Decker (5th Overall- 1st Male Junior),
Mark Saroni (7th Overall - 2nd Male Junior), and
Alexandra Weber (7th Overall Female and 3rd Female Junior) left no doubt that they are ready to compete in Vancouver in June.
Junior World Qualifier (Tuscaloosa Triathlon) results

Mazatlan, Mexico.
Kate Ross had a bit of bad luck as incredibly rough surf (10-12ft swells- no joke!) and a flat tire left her short of her goals. None- the- less, we are waiting for information from USAT as to her ability to compete at the world championships. We are keeping our fingers crossed.
Pan American Champ Results:

CONGRATS to all!

Next up:
April 24th: Harold Hixon competes at the Sr. Games - Cycling

April 26th:
Jake Broyles will compete at the USAT National Duathlon Championships in Richmond, VA in the hopes of earning a spot on TEAM USA for Short Course Duathlon in Rimini, Italy on September 27-28, 2008

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Weekend Race Report April 9, 2008

Congrats to Shelley Probber, 1st Overall Female at the Sr. Games of Texas Triathlon San Antonio on Saturday.

Here is her comment from the race:
"Had a great race. My T1 was way too long, but I came in 1st! Almost beat the first male, but I just couldn't catch him."

It is important to note that she has improved her swim by over :15/100! Toodles to all the hard work this winter. Do I dare say her age???? :-).


Results will be listed at

Weekend Race Report March 30, 2008

Hello Everyone,

Congrats to all of the racers this past weekend. We had numerous incredible results, early season PRs and lots of great team stories from the first team race of the season, the LoneStar Triathlon in Galveston, TX


IconOne finishes:
Kate Ross - 2nd Overall Female (1st - U19)
Mark Saroni - 4th Overall Male (1st - U19)
Travis Decker - 7th Overall Male (3rd - U19)
Jake Broyles - 27th Overall Male (6th - U19)
Olympic (Quarter Iron)
Shirley Gonzales - 18th AGF 35-39

But Wait...
Congrats also to Michelle Lester for her fabulous cycling race at Belterra. For the first time she stayed with the pack the entire race. WAY TO GO!!! for results.

You are all AWESOME!