Triathlon Collegiate Club Nationals: USC

Bringing their "A" game

USC Coach Rad Hallman.

RM:  How is the field looking for this years event?

We've got our best, most consistent team we've ever had.  Looking forward to solid results.  

RM:  What has been the mantra for this year?  Where is that established? Pre-Season Camp?

Our mantra, as USC Trojans, is always, "Fight On!"

RM:  How important is the team concept in each event?  How is that communicated to the Club?

We pride ourselves on how well we commit to the sport as a team.  That's communicated in every workout, at every practice.  

RM:  How has the growing success of Collegiate Triathlon impacted your program?  New opportunities?

Our team is larger than ever this year.  The growing success has allowed us to find more sponsors and provide more opportunities to race for our athletes.  

RM:  How is the health of the team leading up to Nationals?  

We're ready to rock.  

RM:  How effective were the exhibition events in 2014 in preparing athletes for the 2015 Club Collegiate Tri season?

In the collegiate season, there are no exhibition events.  Everything counts!  Every race has made each athlete better and faster.  

RM:  What was the key moment for the team this season?

Too many to count.  Every race, every practice brings pivotal learning moments.  

RM:  Considering your home base, do you foresee any issues or complications with the venue in Clemson, S.C.?

We travel to Nationals every year and encounter every kind of condition during training so a new venue won't affect our approach.  

RM:  Which event does your athletes most look forward to and why?  Olympic, Mixed Team Relay

Olympic.  Because it's the most competitive and the main event.

RM:  Any special "Thank You's" you would like to make for all those that helped this season?

Each person on the team has contributed this year.  They all deserve thanks.

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