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2012 American Equity Racing Team
The 2012 edition of the American Equity Racing Team includes some familiar faces, as well as some great new additions. Each rider's background is highlighted in their individual biography profiles. The members of American Equity Racing will participate in a variety of events including the State Fair RR/Crit, The Tour of Hermann, The Iowa City and Bikes, Blues, & BBQ Omniums, Iowa State Cycling Championship Events, and of course, our own American Equity Road Race on July 14th.

JJ Bailey

Chad Bishop
Chad Bishop

Jeff Bradley
Jeff Bradley

 
Paul Deninger
Paul Deninger

Louis DeWild
Louis DeWild

Lucas Guyton
Lucas Guyton

 
Kevin Severs
Kevin Severs

TJ Tollakson
TJ Tollakson

Lou Waugaman
Lou Waugaman


Joshua Wandrey
Joshua Wandery

Matt Zimmer
Matt Zimmer

2012 American Equity pb/Velosport Iowa Racing Club Members

Jeffrey Cozad, Michael Thomsen, Kevin Wohlford, Gary Johnson, Ken Hoffman, Jason Rettler,
Vince DeJong, Nicole Fiala,Jeff Lorenzen, Deb Wood, & Wendy Waugaman, Kyle Dietz
Todd Ehlert, Nelson Bates, Bill Johnson, Karl Jans, Kevin Quijas

TEAM BIOS

  JJ BAILEY
JJ Bailey

Height = 5'9"
Race Weight: 160lbs
Occupation: IT, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Int'l"
Current Residence: Des Moines, IA

At a Glance

  • JJ is a former road cyclist who took an eight year hiatus for triathlon and am now back to two wheels
  • He the woman of dreams in 2009 and is getting married in May, 2012
  • When not training, JJ enjoys photography, videography, cross-country skiing, and bowhunting
  • He placed second in his first bike race ever (1997 collegiate mountain bike race, Beaver Meadows Ranch, CO) to a guy who beat him by five minutes and was smoking Lucky Strikes after the race
  • JJ is psyched to be on a squad of talented, diverse men who love to work hard on the bike, but maintain a healthy perspective on life

Top Results

  • 2009 ITU World Champion, 35-39 (triathlon)
  • 2007 overall amateur champion and current course record holder, Ironman Florida 70.3
  • 2006 overall amateur champion, Lifetime Fitness Triathlon
  • 2005 overall amateur champion and current course record holder, LA Triathlon
  • Former Iowa State TT champion
  CHAD BISHOP