Rachel Sears Casanta
Hi, I'm Rachel Sears Casanta. I coach triathletes, duathletes, runners & cyclists!
Rachel Sears Casanta's Bio:
Rachel Sears Casanta is an endurance sport performance coach working with novice, competitive amateur and elite multisport athletes. Co-founder of Hypercat Racing (based in Ventura, Calif), Rachel is focused on providing the highest level of expertise while sharing how to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle juggling athletics with a professional and personal life. A mom of two and a small business owner Rachel knows first hand the challenges that athletic parents face when it comes to balancing work / family and personal time. Her coaching / training approach is one based on focused, quality training that is fun, empowering and effective.
Professional Multisport Racing Highlights:
'10 - ITU Duathlon World Championships - 24th
'10- ITU Long Course Triathlon Worlds - 15th
'09- Aflac Irongirl Tri - NY - 1st '09 - Full Vineman Aquabike - 2nd
'09 - Sherox Danskin Tri - TX - 1st
'09 - Pacific Crest Half Ironman - OR - 3rd
'09 - Escape from Alcatraz - 11th
'09 - Wildflower Long Course Tri - 14th
'09 - Golden Bearathlon Tri - 1st
'09 - Danskin Sprint Tri - TX - 1st
'07 - ITU Duathlon World Championships - 19th
'07 - Powerman Alabama - 3rd
'07 - Pacific Crest Half Ironman Tri - 3rd
'06 - Ironman Western Australia - 13th
'06 - ITU LC Tri World Championships - Australia - 19th
'06 - Santa Barbara Long Course Tri - 2nd
'05 - Hawaii Ironman World Championships - 44th
'05- Ironman Canada - 15th
'05 - ITU LC Tri World Championships - Denmark - 29th
'05 - US Pro Tri National Championships - 5th
'05 - Northern California Olympic Tri - 1st
'04 - Florida Half Ironman - 14th
'04 - Ralphs California Half Ironman - 10th
'03 - Big Kahuna Half Ironman - 2nd
'03 - Mexico Half Ironman - 5th
'03 - Pacific Crest Endurance Duathlon - 1st
'03 - Pacific Crest Olympic Duathlon - 1st
'03, '04, '05 - City of Gold Tri - 1st
'02 - Danskin Triathlon Sacramento - 1st
'02 - Ralphs California Half Ironman - 8th
'02 - Powerman Alabama - 6th
'02 - Powerman Tennessee - 8th
'02 - Dannon Duathlon Florida - 7th
Specialties: Consulting / Endurance sports. Sponsorship. Marketing to triathlon industry. Product testing. Athlete management. Grass roots sport development.
Rachel Sears Casanta's Experience:
Coach - Team USA Duathlon - Training Program Design at USA Triathlon2003 - 2010
Co-design the training programs for amateur "Team USA" Duathletes preparing for short and long course duathlon world championships in '03,'04,'05,'06, '07, '08, '09 and '10 Race locations included: Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Australia, Denmark, Canada, Hungary, Richmond, VA and Concord, North Carolina.
Track & Cross Country Coach Coach at Albany High SchoolFebruary 2009 - November 2009
Head Coach - Cross Country at International High SchoolAugust 2008 - December 2008
Head coach of girls and boys XC teams.
Track Coach at San Francisco Triathlon ClubJanuary 2006 - August 2007
Head Coach of club track program. Coach weekly track workouts serving the members of the SF Tri Club. Guide new and experienced workouts in safe, effective training methods for the preparation of run races and triathlons ranging from sprint distance to Ironman.
Ironman Coach at San Francisco Triathlon ClubSeptember 2006 - July 2007
Coach of "Iron Strudel" training group consisting of 25 san Francsico based athletes preparing for Ironman Austria. Designed a 26 week training program appropriate for a range of novice athletes to safely complete an Ironman distance triathlon.
Head Coach XC & Track at Lick-Wilmerding High SchoolAugust 2003 - December 2004
Co-head coach of girls & boys cross country teams. Lead daily practices in preparations for league, regional and state competitions.
Account Executive at Interep Radio Sales / D&R Radio1997 - 2000
Radio Apprenticeship Program at Interep1996 - 1997
On-Air Personality WBBS-FM / WYYY-FM at NewCity Communications1992 - 1996
President at Hypercat RacingJanuary 2001
Hypercat Racing of Hypercat, Inc is an endurance sport coaching & bike fit studio based in Ventura, CA. We specialize in road, triathlon and time trial bike fitting as premium endurance coaching services. Our offerings include corporate wellness programming, speaking engagements/presentations, private individual coaching, group coaching, bike fit analysis services, cycling skill clinics, training program design, product research/development, product reviews and more. Our studio features a boutique retail shop highlighting the latest accessories and high-end upgrade parts for triathletes, cycling enthusiasts and competitors.
Administrator - Southwest Region at USA TriathlonMarch 2009
I am responsible for administrative and communications related projects serving the regional council of USA Triathlon's Southwest Region. The Southwest Region encompasses the states of California, Arizona and Nevada.
Contributing Writer at Freeplay MagazineMarch 2012
Contributing writer for this quarterly magazine. My articles are to include topics involving pre & post natal fitness and cycling, running, triathlon related training information.
Rachel Sears Casanta's Education:
University of San Francisco2008 – 2009Masters - Sport Management
Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs1992 – 1996BAConcentration: International Relations, GermanActivities: International Relations Club
Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications1992 – 1996BAConcentration: TV/Radio/Film ProductionActivities: WJPZ-FM, Sour Sitrus Society, Cross Country, Indoor & Outdoor Track, Alpha Gamma Delta
Rachel Sears Casanta's Interests & Activities:
Fighting childhood obesity, preserving the environment, running, cycling, swimming, small business.