Amanda has been competing in endurance sport since 2001 when her running career began. As a collegiate runner, Amanda earned several Regional and National accolades for her performances in cross country and track at North Central College.
Upon graduating, she quickly shifted focus to triathlon. She spent her first couple of years bringing in top age group finishes at Olympic and sprint distance triathlons. Currently, her focus is predominantly Ironman 70.3 and Ironman 140.6 races. In 2015, Amanda finished 4th in her age group at Ironman Wisconsin. Since then, her quest for Kona has greatly intensified. In 2016, Amanda placed 3rd at Ironman Steelhead, earning a slot to the 70.3 World Championships in 2017.
Amanda is also a coach for Next Level Triathlon and the Elite Athlete Coordinator for The Mohawk Foundation. She is a USA Triathlon, USA Swimming and USA Cycling certified coach. She coaches athletes of all ability levels and race distances. Her coaching plans are backed by science and data and place an emphasis on nutrition and mental strength. Please see the coaching tab for more information or contact her directly at email@example.com.
- 70.3 World Championships Qualifier, 2016
- Ironman 140.6 PR: 11:13:40 (Louisville), 2016
- Ironman 70.3 PR: 4:57:05 (Steelhead), 2016
- Ironman Wisconsin 4th place age group, 2015
- Boston Marathon Qualifier, 2013
- USAT National Championship Qualifier, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
- Division III National Championship Qualifier, Cross Country & Steeple Chase 2011
- Several all-conference finishes in Cross Country & Track, 2009-2013