Whether draft-legal or non-drafting, Olympic distance, 70.3 or Ironman, Andy has established himself as one of the most versatile triathletes in the world.
As a swimmer, Andy earned a spot on the USA National Team and highlighted his career at the 1996 Olympic Trials with a 4th place finish in the 400 IM.
While swimming at the University of Michigan, Andy was a 6-time NCAA All-American and 2-time Big Ten Champion before joining the track team for his final year. Upon graduating, Andy retired from competition until he was convinced to start training for triathlon.
After turning professional in 2003, Andy was named USAT Rookie of the Year. With only eighteen months of triathlon specific training, Andy realized his childhood dream of becoming an Olympian by earning a spot to the 2004 Athens Olympic Games where he finished 22nd.
Since then Andy has been a regular podium presence winning his first World Cup in 2005 and finishing the 2006 season ranked 3rd in the world.
In 2007, Andy blew up the triathlon scene by winning the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro and followed that impressive performance by winning the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. Consequently, Andy was named USA Triathlon’s non-drafting and draft legal Triathlete of the Year as well as Triathlete Magazine’s All-Round Triathlete of the Year.
2008 brought upon new challenges with Ironman racing where Andy continued to impress. In his Ironman debut, Andy finished 7th at the Ironman World Championships. He has since added Ironman Champion to his accolades.
Andy has won major triathlon races as short as 15 minutes all the way up to a grueling 8 hours. Through hard work and dedication, Andy has translated his tremendous swimming achievements into ultimate triathlon success.