Zoot athletes are at the heart of our brand. Offering critical feedback in real world race situation to help with the product development process. A continual process to make the best triathlon gear available
BEN "THE HOFF" HOFFMAN
Ben Hoffman is a professional triathlete and 6x Ironman Champion. Originally from Grand Junction, Colorado, He was first exposed to the sport at the University of Montana in Missoula and quickly rose to the top of the ranks at the collegiate level. Since then he has moved on to train in Boulder, Colorado, and Tucson, Arizona, two of the fitness meccas of the U.S. Since turning professional in 2007, He has earned Ironman, Half-Ironman, and National Champion victories. The Hoff has been with Zoot Sports since 2007.
Australian Ellie Salthouse competed in her first triathlon as an 11-year-old and never looked back. In 2020, she joined the Zoot Ohana training and racing with the Original Triathlon Brand. Ellie is an 8x Ironman 70.3 champion. She is a dynamic athlete who is capable of winning any race including the 70.3 World Championship. Always smiling. Always fast.
Paula exploded on the international scene as a 21 year old when she won 5 ITU World Championship Series races in a row over the span of two seasons, a feat no woman in history had achieved. She competed in London at the 2012 Olympic Games, and at the 2015 Pan American games for Canada. In May 2018, in her 3rd 70.3 ever, she won the North American Pro Championships in St George, Utah, solidifying her ranks amongst the best long course triathletes in the world. Paula officially joined the Zoot Ohana in 2020.
Sika Henry is a competitive triathlete and corporate analyst based in Newport News, VA. Before she caught the triathlon bug, Sika was a collegiate high jumper who thought running the mile was a “long distance event”. Fast forward a few years, she won 2 marathons and has her eyes set on turning pro in triathlon. In 2019 Sika placed 6th (female amateur) at IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta and two weeks later crossed the finish line at the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona – all within 6 months of being involved in a traumatic cycling accident that left her hospitalized. Sika has been a Zoot athlete since 2018.
Sarah Karpinski was a competitive gymnast turned pole vaulter, vaulting for the Kent State University. She d iscovered triathlon in 2011 & finished her first Ironman in 2012. "I wasn't fast but I was officially hooked to the sport after that!" 2018 Kona Finisher & AG 70.3 Eagleman & IMMT Champion. Sarah raced her first year as a professional triathlete in 2019. She joined the Zoot Ohana in 2016 & love the support the team gives eachother :)