Meet The Team: Ironman Augusta

Georgia is heating up, again, for this fast and furious TeamEN race down in Augusta.  And as they say down south, “You should never loan your tools, pick-up, gun or tri-bike to nobody.”  🙂  Have a GREAT race everyone!

Meet  a couple of our team members below.


George Smith

George Smith – Columbia, SC

Started running in 2009, biking in Jan 2010, and swimming in Mar 2010.  Second season ending with Augusta 70.3® (first HIM) and looking forward to IMCdA.

Married to a wonderful woman for 18 years and we have 2 children, Bailey (13-she runs XC for her high school) and Tyler (9-plays flag football and can’t wait to start running).

Doctor of Pharmacy and working as a Critical Care Pharmacist with interests in sepsis and hypertensive emergency.  Looking forward to many more years of multi-sport training.

Grant Stauffer

I currently live in Rochester, NY and just 8 short years ago, I lost 135 lbs. and started living life as a marathon runner and triathlete. I’ve competed tons of marathons and half Ironman® events along with being a 3x Ironman® finisher.  I love to run marathons for fun which gives me a break from tri training. I often shepherd runner-friends that are trying to meet a specific race time to help them to achieve their goals. Very rewarding when they get a Boston Qualifying slot in part from my help. I also love the quick HIM and Oly races too (I wouldn’t have said that 8 years ago). The idea of just showing up at these events without all the nerves kicking in makes for a very pleasant race day.

In my stare time I love to travel with my wife (mainly to events – good things she’s my biggest fan!) and I love to exercise my talent as a graphic designer. One of my most recent successes is the new EN logo and this years gear design. I owe a lot to both Patrick (I’ve been with him for 6 years) and Rich – because of their vision, passion and drive in the way they have built EN from the ground up – I too make sure each day has focus and ends with meaning.

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