Presented by Tina Bahmer
January 8, 2023

It is an absolute pleasure to present the female Triathlete of the Year. This is not just an award about doing a race or triathlon, or actually finishing at the podium spot. The award is so much bigger than that. It’s about a person who is so passionately involved in both the track club and tri clubs. And a person who demonstrates a love of the sport, the spirit of competition and contributes to the club. After a successful running career, she started triathlons about six years ago. In 2021 she won the overall Grand Prix and in 2022 even though she was busy traveling competing nationally she took second place overall. She also qualified for United States Triathlon Age Group National Championships plus the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. She races with passion, grit, and grace, but she’s very humble, and she’s not afraid to take a moment to enjoy it and
just take in the joy. She is the immediate past president of Gulf Winds Triathletes, serving for the second time on the Gulf Winds Track Club Board of Directors. Plus, she serves as the co-editor of the GWTC Fleet Foot member newsletter. Not only is she a great person, but she’s also a wonderful friend. So please help me congratulate your Triathlete of the Year, Kory Skrob.