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Scott Eder - General Manager

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A Dallasite since age 7, Scott has run and biked on almost every inch of Dallas and Collin Counties. Growing up with a team sports background, Scott became focused on distance running after an accomplished collegiate baseball and basketball career as an Austin College Kangaroo.

As a triathlete, in 1984 Scott became one of the first Texans to qualify for and complete the prestigious Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon. From 1982 to 1995 Scott completed 17 marathons, 3 Ironmans and more than 150 triathlon races on several continents including close encounters with many of the early legends of the sport like Dave Scott, Scott Molina, Mark Allen, Scott Tinley and a teenage Lance Armstrong. To date, he has completed over 300 triathlons.

For his 29 years of service to the sport, in 2011 Eder was nominated for and became a finalist for The USA Triathlon Hall of Fame. During that time Scott has coached hundreds of athletes through thousands of races at all distances. Despite coming from the “Old School,” he prides himself on staying current employing new forward-thinking concepts but at the same time keeping one eye on the past incorporating the best of both worlds. He was one of the first athletes and coaches to use the heart rate monitor and the concept of establishing training zones in training and racing. To complement his strengths, Eder’s best move may be bringing on board Head Coach Scott Whitten.

Scott Eder is a graduate of Austin College, and also serves as Team Cambridge’s founder and General Manager. Since 1985 Scott has always been on the leading edge of technology, performance and safety.

For more info on Scott please see his website at www.scottedersports.com.

Scott Whitten - Head Coach

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Scott Whitten has been coaching triathletes since 1993. He has coached all levels of athletes and other endurance disciplines. He has been the Head Coach of two of the most successful regional triathlon teams in the nation. He is a corrective exercise specialist and uses his skills to help athletes move and perform better.

Coach Whitten is an expert in training with technology, (power meters, GPS units, HR, and Impulse Response Systems). Coach Whitten was named Director of the Junior National Skills Camp in 2008. He is committed to helping amateur and professional athletes achieve excellence in performance through the application of the latest science, state of the art technology, and training philosophy learned through years of experience.

As a teenager, he competed in his first triathlon in 1987 and has raced all distances. He was a distance runner for Baylor University and road for the school cycling team where he won two SCCCC Criterium Championships. He is still a top age group triathlete, but focuses on Aquabike after being injured in accident that limits his running. Scott is a USAT World Qualifer.

As a coach, he’s mindful to look at an athlete as a whole person. "An athlete must find the proper balance of heatlh and performance in order to realize their full potential. Open and honest communication is the key to a great coaching/athlete relationship. There isn't a 'best' coach for everyone, but there is a best coach for each individual athlete. Even though I use a lot of technology, I am an old-school coach at heart and that means verbally communicating often with my athletes is very important to my style."

Richard wharton - Cycling Coach

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The Cycling Center of Dallas is led by Coach Richard Wharton, a certified Level 1 Elite coach through USA Cycling.

He brings more than 18 years of experience, including pioneering the concept of indoor wattage-based group training.

Coach Wharton has been published in magazines and scientific journals and has lectured as a proponent of wattage-based training since 1995. He has also consulted with multiple corporations globally on power meters and the application of wattage for cycling fitness.

Coach Wharton’s studio is set up to properly train triathletes as well as all types of cyclist, road racers, crit riders and of course time trialers.

April hince - Tarrant County Coach and Coordinator

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April Hince was born in Arlington, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M and went on to pursue a career in fitness. She taught spin for 24hour fitness for four years and then worked for 6 years in aquatics at lifetime fitness teaching masters swim and private lessons as well as Uswim to kids.

April’s love of triathlons began in 2000 while still a student at A&M. She signed up for the Dallas Tom Landry sprint Tri. However, her first race never happened as a huge storm blew in and the race was cancelled last minute. Her first official Tri race was 7 years later at metroplex sprint Tri. She has won countless age group places at sprint and olympic distance triathlons. As well as making podium at half and full ironmans.

In 2012, April crashed in a cycling accident and broke her left femur. She was told by her doctor that she would never run long distance again. Her first thought and regret was that she had never done an ironman triathlon. So, in 2013, April ran the woodlands Marathon and qualified for Boston. A month later, she raced her first ironman in a time of 11:25. What was thought impossible became what was very possible.

She returned in 2014 to race her second ironman in a podium finish time of 10:22. She also competed in the 70.3 series at Galveston with a podium pr of 4:42 in 2014. Then, she went on to race worlds 70.3 in Mont Tremblant. "The best part about racing in Canada, was staying with the Belle-isle family. They were great hosts and made me feel like a pro triathlete!"

In 2015, she raced both ironman Texas and ironman Florida as well as the Boston marathon. All were done with a painful compression fracture of the spine at t7. (She had crushed her back while surfing during a break from racing.) It was certainly not the fast race times she had hoped for but once again, the fact that she could run with a broken back made the impossible become very possible.

In 2016, she came back strong, completely healed with the motto of "injury free 2016"! She started out the year racing by finishing what she had started in 2000. She took 2nd overall at the Dallas Tom Landry sprint! 2 weeks later, she PR’d her marathon time in Boston with a 3:26 flat and then won Buffalo Springs 70.3 and made the book of top five finishers at River cities Tri in Louisiana. Finally, she finished her season with a 10:36 podium finish at Ironman Florida.

April has been married to Matt for almost almost 15 years and they have three beautiful 'future' triathletes. She lives in Southlake and enjoys swimming with DAM, running with RAW and riding in the hills of trophy club.

April looks forward to many wins in 2017 with Team Cambridge. Her biggest racing goals for 2017 are to race at IM 70.3 Galveston and Buffalo springs 70.3. With the ultimate goal of qualifying for worlds 70.3 Chattanooga. She will then compete at IM Cozumel 2017.

She is looking forward to another great season with the nicest Tri team in history, Team Cambridge. She wishes all her fellow teammates a healthy, confident, and fun year! Let's stay injury free in 2017!

Chris MacCurdy - Swim Masters Coach

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For the past 40 years Chris has been a competitive swim coach in the Dallas area. We are pleased to introduce Chris as Team Cambridge's Masters coach at The J.

Chris , who is the head coach for the Academy of Texas Aquatic Champions starting swimming at age 12. Since then he has been a Texas age group swim champion, and a four-year all Southwest Conference Swimmer at Texas Tech. As a triathlete, Chris has been USA All-American eight times and in 2004 represented Team USA in the World Triathlon Championships in Madeira Island, Portugal, placing 9th in his age group.

In addition to coaching masters workouts Tuesday-Thursday-Sunday, Chris is available for individual and small group lessons. Please contact Scott Eder for more info at scott@teamcambridgetri.com.

ashley ellis - director of operations

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Ashley Ellis was born and raised in Plano, Texas where she graduated from Plano Senior High School in 2001. After high school, Ashley ventured to Southern Illinois University where she earned a 4-year scholarship on the Women’s Swimming Team and received the MVC All-Conference award all 4 years. Graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor’s in Marketing and in 2007 with an MBA, Ashley headed back down to Texas.

Ashley picked up an interest in triathlons in summer of ’04 after being inspired by her father’s triathlon achievements. She qualified for the Age Group World Championships in ’05 and was immediately addicted to the sport. Over the years she has earned many accomplishments such as USAT Honorable Mention, South Midwest Region “Top Gun” and top 3 overall women in multiple races.

Now Ashley resides in Dallas, Texas as a Multimedia Sales & Marketing Executive for connect2texas. She is excited to be a founding member of the Team Cambridge Triathlon team and to see where the 2012 race season leads. Her goals for 2012 include a 70.3 race, placing top 3 overall women in the regional races and having fun!

daniel frid - director of development

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Daniel grew up in Dallas, Texas. While growing up he competed in multiple sports but, developed a passion for tennis. Daniel was captain, and an All American as an NCAA Division One tennis player for Boston University. Daniel currently works for Team Sports Agency in Dallas, Texas a professional sports representation firm.

After graduating from BU in 2008 he was attracted to the sport of triathlon. He figured he could still compete in sport, which he loves, and stay in great shape. Daniel has had a successful and fun amature career, winning his age group in multiple races the past three years. Daniel enjoys competing in Sprint and Olympic Distance races. His goals are to compete in a half Ironman this next year and eventually a full Ironman.

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