Usama Hindiyeh (President)
I am super excited and honored to be this year president. I have raced for our team for two years and have enjoyed every minute of it. I am finishing my undergraduate studies this year in Bioengineering/Premed w/ a Global Heath minor. When I am not riding my bike or studying/in the lab, I enjoy getting into philosophical debates with clueless hipsters and viewing independent foreign cinema, such as Cidade de Deus, Intouchables and more. I also enjoy listening to music of most genres, but Radiohead is clearly the best band of my generation. :)
Contact: muhindiyeh at gmail dot com
Pedro Manguy (Treasurer and Clothing)
Questions about clothing availability, sizing, etc.?
Contact Pedro! He’ll get you suited up to look like a pro!
pjmanguy at gmail dot com
Daniel Zitter (Sponsorship)
Contact: danieltzitter at gmail dot com
Todd Woodlan (Track Captain)
Contact: toddwoodlan at gmail dot com
Jessica Luu (Social and Recruitment)
Contact: jessicaluu37 at gmail dot com
Pat Jak (Coach)
Pat is founder and owner of FitnessVantage, a fitness and cycling coaching company based in San Diego, California. His passion for cycling and training began while at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. There he raced for the University’s cycling team, helping lead the team to victory in the Midwest Regional Championship Team Time Trial. In his junior and senior years, the team was ranked in the top 10 nationally, and was selected to race in the Collegiate National Road Race Championships.
Since that time, he has worked with performance athletes, teams, and fitness conscious individuals from all walks of life. With one-on-one consultation and customized training plans, he coaches and trains all levels of cyclists including beginners, juniors, seniors, and masters, including several World, National and State champions and medallists. His workouts have been featured in Bicycling Magazineand he is currently Director of Metabolic Testing at Fitness Quest 10, Team Coach for the Swami’s U25 Development Team, and coach for the Challenged Athletes Foundation Million Dollar Challenge.
Ben Sarno (Men’s Road Captain)
This will be my second season as captain, which verifies nothing more than the fact that anybody can do this job. Still, I am honored to captain such a great team. I am a transfer student in the middle of my undergraduate studies in Chemical Engineering. I love to travel, especially when my bike comes with. I’m not one for TV, but I enjoy a good movie or good music from all eras and genres. That’s right I’ll sing me some Sonny and Cher with the best of em’!! I’m really looking forward to a great year of long car rides, COLD mornings, and over packed hotels. So remember, no matter where you are or who you’re with, if you’re in the saddle, ride hard… you might win!
Contact: bsarno.email at gmail dot com
Amy Christensen (Women’s Road Captain)
Contact: chandra.christensen at gmail dot com
Eric (Boulevard Coordinator)
Eric is proud and excited to be a part of UCSD cycling for its 2012-2013 season, and thinks the future looks very bright for the young team. He’s looking forward to continuing UCSD’s tradition of putting on one of the best road races in the country, Boulevard, and hopes that Ben Sarno and Usama Hindiyeh won’t put more than 15 minutes on him during the climb….
Contact: etgeier at gmail dot com
Kyle’s an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering student. He is looking forward to a great racing season!
Contact: kfelsman at ucsd dot edu