Texas Triathlon

social_07 social_03



longhorn logo

Meet the Officers

Josh Holtkort - Travel/Event Coordinator

I grew up in San Angelo, TX and attended Central High School. I started to train for my first triathlon during the spring semester of my senior year in high school. I started at UT during the fall semester of 2012, and am majoring in mechanical engineering. I will complete the Buffalo Springs 70.3 at the end of June 2014. My long term triathlon goal is to qualify and finish for the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

IMG_1326 josh2

Neil Doughty - Recruiting/Webmaster

Hey there, I'm Neil and I'm both the recruiter and the webmaster for Texas Tri. I'm a Sophomore double majoring in Psychology and Economics with a minor in German. Besides running down cheetahs and racing with sharks, I also love jamming on guitar, going hiking, and playing football with my friends. If you have any questions about the sport, the club, or you just want to meet someone on the team, the best way to start is by shooting me an email! I look forward to hearing from you!

Carl Koehler - Treasurer

I am a junior pursuing degrees in Finance and French, along with an Accounting minor, at the University of Texas at Austin. I was initially a runner for my cross-country team in high school, but then decided to challenge myself to train for triathlons during my freshman year at the University of Texas at Arlington. Since joining UTA Triathlon Club and Texas Triathlon, I have competed in one triathlon and have signed up for three more this upcoming year. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, going to live music shows, eating the delicious food around Austin (especially tacos and BBQ), and watching favorite shows on Netflix and Hulu.

Jeremy Roussel - Vice President

A triathlete since 2010, Jeremy has competed in races of all distances from Super-Sprint to Ironman. He has a background in engineering and also practices as a personal trainer and budding sports scientist. Loves all things data and believes recovery eating after races is the fourth sport.


carl3 399982_314238585276502_100000710902656_1059501_106 jeremy3

Ben Deschner - Fundraising/Volunteer Chair

My name is Ben Deschner. I'm a second year student at UT from San Antonio majoring in Finance on the pre-med track. This is my second year on the team and I look forward to completing my first 70.3 later this year.

Alexa Johnson - Secretary

My name is Alexa Johnson and I am a Junior at UT pursuing a major in Studio Art in the Fine Arts program. I am also taking classes to earn my Business Foundations certificate. Apart from being Secretary of the Triathlon team, I am also a Gateway Scholars Mentor and work at The Contemporary, an art museum downtown. I joined the triathlon team because I swam and played water polo during junior high and high school and wished to continue to challenge myself physically and I have loved the sport of triathlon ever since!

479 sarah

Sarah Gorring - Social Chair

Hey Everyone!! My name’s Sarah, and I am a sophomore biochemistry major. I started racing triathlons my senior year of high school and never looked back. I have completely fallen in love with Texas Triathlon, and honestly believe anyone who joins will too. Get ready to have the most awesome year yet!!