About Evan Pardi:
I entered triathlon through a route that many athletes enter the sport, through an injury. A stress fracture in my hip dashed my hopes of running NCAA cross country and track and left me with months and months of time that I could not run. Rather than give up, I looked for alternatives. In the months without running I took swim lessons and went from drowning to actually being competent in the water. I also bought a basic road bike and started riding as much as possible and up every hill I could find. After about 9 months I could run again and I completed my first sprint triathlon. I fell in love and wanted more. I finished up my final high school cross country season with a frustrated tone due to more injury problems and it became even more clear to me that my athletic future was in triathlon. I soon completed a few more races including a 70.3. My first trip to USAT Nationals netted me a 10th place in the U19 race and further pushed me to get more serious, recruiting the help of Tim Crowley along the way. That fall in 2012 I started my Classical Double Bass Music Performance degree at the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!). The university has proven an excellent place to train as well as work on my professional goals of being an orchestral double bassist. At the University of Oregon and through Tim's coaching as well as the generous support of my family and friends I have been able to compete at higher and higher levels of sport over the past seasons. Full results can be found by clicking the "results" tab.
A Local Athlete:
I like to stress that in addition to competing nationally and internationally, I am a local Oregon athlete. By this I mean I support local races and local groups. You can find me riding with local cycling groups, running with local clubs, and ALWAYS racing the local races. I like to make sure triathlon is supported at a grass roots level and a part of local communities. Oregon is experiencing a triathlon renaissance with record breaking numbers of athletes and races cropping up. I make it a priority that I am involved with this burgeoning community as much as possible. Whether that means helping new triathletes find a good bike, explaining how to have a fast transition, or simply staying and clapping until the last person crosses the finish line. I support and encourage people into the sport at the most grassroots level, our local Pacific Northwest races.