Lauren Goss grew up as a swimmer and her introduction to triathlon came in 2009, while a student at Clemson University. Less than a year later, she earned her pro license in March of 2010 at the Collegiate National Championships and was named the 2010 Under-23 Athlete of the Year by USA Triathlon. To date she has an astounding 52 podium finishes including 23 wins at distances through 70.3. In 2017, she won four major Olympic distance races: St. Anthony’s Tri, Escape from Alcatraz, the New York City Triathlon, and the Des Moines Escape Triathlon. Lauren is based in Boulder, Colorado
Summer Cook was a varsity swimmer and runner at Villanova University where she graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 2013. She got her start in triathlon in 2013 and earned her pro card in March 2014. In 2016, she was named by ITU as the Women’s Breakout Star of the Year, following four wins including her debut WTS win in Edmonton, the Chengdu World Cup, the Tongyeong World Cup, and Tritonman. In 2017, she won the Yucatan World Cup and Altafula European Cup and has been selected to race the inaugural women’s Super League Triathlon. With race-leading swims and runs, she is one to watch. Summer is a member of USA Triathlon’s National Team and trains with The Triathlon Squad in Poway, California.
Joe was a four-year varsity swimmer at Boston College, and in high school he won 12 varsity letters- in cross country, swimming, track and field and tennis. After graduating, Joe served as the assistant coach for Boston College’s Varsity Swimming and Diving team and began structured triathlon training. In August 2009, Joe won the USA Triathlon National Age Group Championship. He won his first USA Triathlon Elite National title in 2014.
Established in 2010, Team MPI provides a diverse spectrum of coaching and training services uniquely structured for both novice and experienced multisport athletes. They conduct training camps and clinics in many locations throughout the US including iron distance race-venue preparation camps (IM Florida, Texas, Chattanooga) and camps associated with Team Semper Fi, Challenged Athletes Foundation, USA Paratriathlon and the National Paratriathlon Team. Team MPI produces the popular and successful Portofino Tri Series.
Head Coaches: Mark Sortino (USAT Level 3 Coach) and Christine Palmquist (USAT Level 3 Coach)
Senior Coaches: Amanda Leibovitz, Allen Stanfield, Mark Turner
Coaches: David Bauerle, Liesl Begnaud, Jamie Brown, Patty Collins, April Corey, Dr. Manuel Delgado Gaona, Laura Henry, Mandi Kowal, Becky Piper, Aaron Scheidies, and Adam Szcech.
Coach Emeritus: John Murray (USAT Level 2 Coach)