Jake, or Monty as his mates call him, raced his first triathlon at 13 on a borrowed road bike and quickly progressed in the sport to become a 70.3 champion. Always a multi-sport athlete, Jake grew up running cross country, surf life saving, swimming and playing soccer competitively. A nationally competitive cross country runner, the run leg has always been a strength but combined with a killer swim and a bike that has improved from that borrowed bike to front of the pack, he is a force to be reckoned with.
Jake started as a junior and has won many sprint and ITU distance races before his 18th birthday. He has top 10 finishes at the French Grand Prix circuit and overall wins at the Australian Mooloolaba Continental Cup as well as winning the Sydney Sprint Series. 2015 marked his entry to long course racing where he started as a top 10 finisher in Raliegh and ended the season with podiums in Mandurah and Western Sydney. 2016 started strong with a win at Geelong 70.3 against a stacked field that included many 70.3 champions.
An Aussie at heart, Jake still loves a good wave but splits his time between the Gold Coast and Boulder, Colorado as he vies for 70.3 world domination. Jake is a photographer by hobby, polished presenter and probably the only professional triathlete with a keen understanding of Snap Chat as a media tool. He has earned respect among some of the sports greatest athletes for his professionalism and surf style off the course.
Jake by the Numbers
• 70.3 Geelong Champion 2016
• 3 x 70.3 Podium Finishes
• 7 x 70.3 Top 10 Finishes
• 1 number of BK Whoppers he eats before every race
• Zero 70.3 Races Finished Outside the top 8