2013 - Mark Yost
Mark has been an inspiration to all of us. Not only is he a 3 time Kona finisher, he has generously imparted his knowledge of the sport to all who asked and listened. He embodies the sport of Triathlon. Mark joined MMTC in 2006. Eagleman 2006 was his first triathlon ever and it was his first real involvement with Club. In the past 8 years with MMTC, he has raced 10 full Ironman races, 12 half ironman races, and 13 Olympic distance races. He has qualified and raced at Kona three times (2009, 2011 and 2013) and at the 70.3 Ironman World Championships three times (2008, 2009 and 2010). He has had three podium finishes at the Lake Placid Ironman and, at one time, had the fifth fastest AG time at Placid for the 50-54 AG. He has been a USAT All American since 2009, ranking as high as 35th nationally and has been invited to join Team USA for the 2014 ITU Long course (70.3) world championships in China in September 2014. Mark has contributed to the club mainly by helping people with their training plans or race execution/strategy. In the past 3 years, He has drafted about 20 training plans for MMTC members. One of the Club members he worked with ran a marathon PR this year and qualified for Boston for the first time ever, at age 51. Mark was also the recipient of the Mentor of the Year in 2011.
2011 - Robert Vigorito
As written by Club President Dave Wheeler:
"My first encounter with this year's winner was in 2002 at my first triathlon, Make A Wish. As I crossed the finish line, there he was with a smile and a handshake of congratulations. My second encounter was in 2003 at one of my first club meetings. He talked for quite a while, but I was mesmerized. His passion for the sport was intoxicating and I was on the edge of my seat during the entire talk. Everyone there was fixated and asked lots of questions afterwards. You could just tell there was something special about him. He has made contributions to the sport from which we all benefit. Year after year, he makes significant contributions to the club as a sponsor and motivates us all at the races he manages. It is with pleasure and gratitude that I present this years winner Rob Vigorito, or as many of us know him Vigo."
2010 - Chip Warfel
Our 2010 inductee into the Mid Maryland Triathlon Club's Hall of Fame was the Club Vice President from 2005 through 2006. He then became Club President in 2007, serving through 2010. He had a vision to grow our club and partner with more community sponsors. Through his efforts, the club grew to 500 members and we found many more corporate sponsors to share our vision of promoting the sport. Our second inductee into the MMTC Hall of Fame is Chip Warfel!
2009 - Sadj Bartolo
Our 2009 inductee into the Mid Maryland Triathlon Club's Hall of Fame has been a club member since the beginning, serving the members of MMTC tirelessly and without hesitation. She is always impressive with her enthusiasm and support of others in our club. She has raced and won more age group awards then anyone else in MMTC history. This triathlete raced her first Half Ironman in 2008 at Timberman and her second last year at Augusta 70.3, setting a new age group record at the age of 68. She has served on the MMTC BOD (most recently as president from 2004 through 2007) and also served as lead volunteer coordinator of the MMTC mentoring program. Our first inductee into the MMTC Hall of Fame is Sadj Bartolo!