Coming up on September 21st, 2010, four professional triathletes will take on Orange County's greatest test of endurance - a 46 mile run, swim, and rock climb traverse of Orange County's coastline. Starting at Orange County's northern border Seal Beach at 4:30am and finishing at Trestles, the four triathletes hope to be the first to ever conquer the OC coast on foot, in the water, and on the rock.The athletes, Steve Ayers, Sara Davis, Tom Thorton and Brett Wolf (bios below) have graciously dedicated this 'quest' to Project Wave of Optimism (Project WOO). Project WOO strives to improve surfing's global footprint through sustainable community development in rural coastal communities in Latin America, such as their Bus Project and After School Program in Nicaragua. Learn more about Project WOO here. Project WOO is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible.Support Steve, Sara, Tom, and Brett in their quest with a donation to Project WOO below!Please enter the amount you wish to donate in the box below and click “donate”. Please note – you must delete the text “Enter Amount” and type in a donation amount before you click “Donate”. If you receive an error message, double check that you entered a valid amount or contact us for assistance. Thank you for your support!
From left to right: Tom, Sara, Brett and Steve
Steve Ayers Lifeguard, triathlete, ultra marathoner, outrigger paddler and dad. Sara DavisGrew up in Manhattan Beach, CA and moved to San Clemente, CA in high school. Lettered in 3 sports as a freshman: Soccer, Track and Cross Country. Was named Most Valuable Offensive Player her freshman year and MVP her junior and senior years, CIF Champions her senior year. Was also named All-CIF and All-League honors. Her club soccer team, San Diego Surf was also National Champions. Attended both University of Washington and California State University of Northridge on Soccer Scholarship. Sara was captain her senior year and was also given Big West All-League honors.Triathlon
2008: Won 10 out of 12 races in her first season in her age group (20-24), including 2 overall wins. Competed in sprints and Olympic distances. Placed 15th in Olympic Distance National Championships. Selected as a USA Triathlon All-American.2009: Competed in her first Ironman 70.3. Placed 10th in age group. Placed 6th in the Sprint Distance National Championships. Competed in Sprint Distance World Championships in Australia. Placed 10th, 1st American. Also competed in Battle of the Paddle, Dana Point 10-mile SUP Race and placed first in age group. Selected as a USA Triathlon All-American2010: Focused mainly on Ironman 70.3's and competed in her first 12-hour Adventure race. Placed in top 10 in every race. Oceanside 70.3- 9th, Wildflower (Olympic)- 7th, Boise 70.3-5th, Vineman 70.3-6th, Santa Barbara Triathlon Long Course- 7th.Thomas Harrelson Thornton IIIThomas was born in Laguna Beach, attended Stoneybrooke Christian School, K-6th grade, moved to Sand Lake, MI in 1998, attended Cedar Springs High School, 2000-2004, lettered in soccer, cross country, track and basketball, named Senior Male Athlete of the Year, 2004. He attended Lake Superior State University on Cross Country and Track Scholarship, also walked onto the Men's Basketball team in 2007-08, named Male Athlete of the year in 2008, received B.S. In History, Secondary Education, Minor in English.Thomas began working for U.S. Ocean Safety in 2006, now an E.M.T. Unit Operator for the Orange County based lifeguarding agency contracted with the County of Orange. He will be attending OCS for the USMC come October, and concluded the Orange County Marathon in 25th place overall. He has two younger brothers, a nephew, and two parents back in MI and Pennsylvania who are his inspiration. Thomas loves his Aunts Mia and Sharon, anything physically challenging, reading, winning, and most importantly, Christ. Phillipians 4:13.Brett WolfHome: San Clemente, CAAge: 24DOB: September 14, 1986 History:The ocean and the mountains have always been my calling. I was introduced to mountain biking at around age 10 and haven’t stopped riding since. Most recently I finished 10th at the BC Bike Race which was a 350 mile seven day mountain bike stage race through the Southwest Region of Canada. I started racing triathlons at an age of 16. With a long history of mountain biking, I became interested in Xterra triathlons, an off-road version of a triathlon. In 2006, I was the Xterra Southwest Regional Champion. As far as the ocean, I have been in the water probably before I could walk. I started lifeguarding seven years ago which introduced me to ocean paddle sports. I enjoy dory racing, surf skiing, canoeing and basically any other sport that has to do with the ocean. My dory partner and I recently finished 2nd in the national doryman series.
As far as the future, I am currently in nursing school which has slowed my racing career down for a little while. As soon as I get out, I plan to travel, race and maybe work a little. I am a person that lives off adventures and running/swimming the entire orange county coast will definitely be an adventure.
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