Tom Cushman

Tom Cushman

Tom graduated from Oregon State in 1978 with a degree in Atmospheric Science. He now works as a meteorologist and lives in Chico, CA. Tom joined the Aggies in 1992.

Roger Dix

Roger Dix

Roger joined the Aggies in the early 90's and lives in Fair Oaks, CA where he works as a teacher. The PA racing circuit, as well as the camaraderie of the club, keeps him motivated, .

 

Scott Bauhs

Scott Bauhs

Scott grew up in California and attended Chico State, where he became the most decorated athlete to ever run for the program. After obtaining a MBA with an emphasis in Sports Management, Scott joined the Aggies in 2014. He lives in San Luis Obispo and leads Marketing at Running Warehouse. In regards to running, Scott says, "I like the adventure of it all, both the ability for running to take me around the world as a competitor and for running to take me around my own town as a healthy dude, always discovering new things."

Jason Blank

Jason Blank

Jason attended Duke University, where he obtained degrees in Biology & French. He then earned his PhD in Biology at Stanford. He now lives in San Luis Obispo and works as a Physiology Professor at Cal Poly SLO. Jason joined the Aggies in 2001.

Reesey Byers

Reesey Byers

Reesey grew up in Santa Rosa and started running in 7th grade. He continued to run in high school, however and was initially struggling to keep up. After putting in some hard work, his Junior year he set a PR by nearly a minute in the 3200m and qualified for the State Championships. This led him to compete for Sacramento State, where he greatly improved, running sub-14:00 in the 5k and setting the school record. Reesey says, "I run because it takes me away from the stress and worries of life. Running completes my day and I feel so much better once I get my run in." Reesey joined the Aggies in 2017 and lives in San Luis Obispo. 

Aric Champagne

Aric Champagne

Aric started running in the 3rd grade for his elementary school, the Golden Oak Bears. He grew up around the sport of cycling, and track was his first opportunity to compete in an endurance sport like cycling. Aric says, "I fell in love with the sport and have very much enjoyed challenging myself through running. The people I have met along the way have made it a fulfilling journey."

Aric joined the Aggies in 2013 after graduating from Cal Poly SLO. He now works as a Research Biologist.

Sean Davidson

Sean Davidson

Sean started running his freshman year of high school. His favorite part of the sport is being a part of a team where everyone is working towards the same goal. Sean attended Cal Poly SLO, where he competed for the Mustangs and obtained a degree in Business. Sean says, "Being a part of the Aggies now keeps my competitive fire alive and running with these guys is a ton of fun." Sean lives in San Luis Obispo and works in Marketing at Running Warehouse.

Gary Gellin

Gary Gellin

Gary made running a habit only after turning 40, having been primarily a cyclist (competitive and touring) for 20 years. His main interest is long distance trail running, but he loves to compete on any surface for any distance. Gary lives at the base of Mt. Tamalpais in Mill Valley, CA with trails right out his door. When not running, he works as a Mechanical Engineer.

Aeron Genet

Aeron Genet

AERON GENET

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Favorite Aggie: TBD 

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Honors

  • 1st place 50+ Women, PAXC Championships 2017

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Joe Green

Joe Green

Joe attended Cal Poly SLO, graduating with a degree in engineering in 1983. His dad (1:58, 880 yard runner in late 1940-50's) fooled him into running to stay in shape for high school basketball. Joe now enjoys running for "those spurious, glorious moments in a workout or race when everything is working together, you can do no wrong, and every cell in your body is screaming, 'I am alive'."

Robert Grove

Robert Grove

Robert joined the Aggies in 1990 after graduating from Cal Poly SLO. He continues to race on the Masters team and is inspired by the next generation of young runners. Robert and his his wife Liz (also an Aggie) live in Folsom, where he works as a Mortgage Originator.

Steve Haase

Steve Haase

Steve graduated from Sacramento State in 1984 and joined the Aggies in the early 90's. He currently lives in Grass Valley and works as a contractor.

Chris Frias

Chris Frias

Chris attended Cal Poly SLO, and had a successful running career there for the Mustangs. After graduating, he joined the Aggies and continued as student at Cal Poly to obtain a Master's degree in Kinesiology. He now works as a Sale Associate at Mile 26 Sports in Ventura. Chris says, "I run for the love of the sport and for the ultimate satisfaction I get from it." He also runs in memory of his mother, one of his biggest fans, who passed away from pancreatic cancer.

Jaime Heilpern

Jaime Heilpern

Jaime joined the Aggies in 2010 and has since been a consistent and strong contributor to the Masters Men's squad. He currently lives in San Francisco and works as a Software Engineer.

Jeff Hongo

Jeff Hongo

Jeff joined the Aggies in 2007 and has been a staple to the Master Men's team, both as an athlete and as a team captain. He lives in Campbell and work as a teacher. Hongo says, "I run because it clears my mind and helps me maintain focus on the rest of my life. Running also provides me with a community of friends who also enjoy training and racing."

Sadie Gastelum

Sadie Gastelum

Sadie joined the Aggies in 2017 after graduating with a degree in Exercise Physiology from Chico State, where she is now an Assistant Coach. Sadie says, "Running and racing have become forms of expression in my life - they allow me to set aside time and effort to work towards goals and be fueled by the love from others and love for others. In essence, I run because it is a beautiful challenge and there is so much love and energy to share."

Will Geiken

Will Geiken

Both of Will's parents are long-standing Aggies, so he was born into the club. He never felt any pressure to run, but he gave it a try in middle school and enjoyed it enough to keep at it. In high school, he developed a true passion for the sport, and he has been running year-round for over a decade now. Will says, "I run for a number of reasons, the most simple being that I love it. The camaraderie, exploration, self-discovery, and release that running can generate are things that make my life fun." 

Will joined the Aggies in 2015 after graduating from Harvard with a degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy. He now lives in San Luis Obispo and works as a Web Content Specialist at Running Warehouse.

Heather Gibson

Heather Gibson

In her younger years, Heather initially thought running was boring, and was convinced that if she tried hard enough, she could become a fantastic tight-end, or better yet - a wide receiver for a college football team. Unfortunately, the football coach wasn't so sure. She then tried water polo. After that didn't work out either, she was told to come out for cross country. She wasn't so sure, but came out for the next cross country meet anyways. Despite only having a few days of practice under her belt, she won the race. Heather went on to have a successful running career at UC Davis and began racing for the Aggies in 2006.

Heather works as an attorney, is a mom, and runs her own business. She says, "Running is my zen away from all the noise, and winning is icing on the cake."

Ryan Gustafson

Ryan Gustafson

Ryan graduated from Cedarville University in 2014 with a degree in Geology. With the encouragement of his college roommate Neil Klinger, he moved to California and joined the Aggies in 2017 . Ryan lives in Sacramento and works as an Environmental Field Technician.

Ismael Guzman-Berdejo

Ismael Guzman-Berdejo

Ismael joined the Aggies in 2017 after graduating from Fresno Pacific University. He is a second generation Mexican-American who fell in love with the competitive nature of the sport. He enjoys that "running does not discriminate, it favors the hard worker." Ismael now lives in San Luis Obispo.