Jacob Bremer brings his UMich and UT collegiate triathlon team experience to ATC Racing. In his own words:
I started running at a pretty early age, maybe 10 or 11, and dove head first into the competitive world of running soon after. I had a fair, but not incredible high school campaign, which provided me some opportunities to run collegiately.
During my undergraduate time at Michigan, I ended up shifting my attention to triathlon and joined the club there. Two years later I was the president of the club and made some major changes to club atmosphere and resources.
While I enjoyed the racing and training, it was the people in the club and other athletes I met through the sport that kept me heavily invested. Some of my best friends from all over the country I met through multisport, and for that I will always be grateful.
After finishing my undergrad, I moved to Austin to attend UT and work on my masters. I began coaching at a local triathlon club as an assistant coach for the junior program. I have always enjoyed coaching and working with others, especially kids. Being able to introduce others to the sport and provide guidance is one way I can give back to the sport that has given so much to me. I believe that true richness lies in helping other reach their potential.
That same principle is the foundation of why I entered the education field. When people ask what I teach I respond with, “People.” As an educator, I believe that academic is a small portion of why I’m sitting on the other side of the desk now. Being able to write a five paragraph essay or understanding how to divide fractions is important, but it doesn’t really matter if you don’t know how to treat another person.
I believe there are many parallels between sport and education, and ultimately, life. I love being able to make connections between them such as hard work, discipline, goal setting, and honesty. Triathlon provides the truest metaphor in life: “You get out of it exactly what you put into it.”