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Justin Lippert - Founder

 
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Visionary

Justin dreams big. Whether it’s triathlon ambitions or how many pizza slices he can eat - Justin will full send. One of his lifetime achievements was winning the Folly Beach hot dog eating contest in 2017 - smashing 10 dogs and buns into his mouth in 10 minutes, tying for first, and then winning in a 4 minutes eat-off.

Believer

If you don’t believe in yourself, why should anybody else? Be the first fan of yourself. Believing is more than dreaming - it is deep down knowing that you CAN achieve what you set out to do. With proper preparation and realistic goal setting - go out there and smash it like you know you can. And sometimes realistic means lofty! If you’re in stellar shape - be honest with yourself.

 
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Achiever

There’s seeing - there’s believing - and then there’s achieving. There are no excuses. If things consistently don’t “go your way” - you need to reevaluate your strategy because the common denominator is you. Here are Full Send we are GO GETTERS. We make it happen. No sitting around and waiting for it to come to you, because it won’t. Good athletes find a way to win. Good teams find a way to win. Despite the circumstances. Everybody can be great when things are great, but what do you do when faced with adversity? That’s what defines you. Fockin’ send it, mate.

Supporter

After all is done and dusted I am here for you. This team isn’t about me, it’s about you - the athlete. I am here to help and support you in whatever way I can. I want to inspire people. When you’re deep in the hurt locker, lost in the pain cave, I want you to think of the Full Senders. Dig harder, mash more watts, emerge as a beautiful butterfly, and say “I did it because of them”. We are stronger together. Let me know how I can best help you - whether you are on Team Full Send or not - I am available to you. Success breeds success. One strong light brightens the entire room.

 

The Early Years

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High School - Middletown North, Middletown NJ

I would not be who I am today if it weren’t for the amazing teammates, coaches, and friends that surrounded me in high school. When we came onto the XC team at Middletown North, we were not even a “blip on the radar” to other teams in our county (actual quote by another coach.) Well I’ll be damned if we didn’t change that. Our team had it all - amazing coaches in Brock Silvestri and Richard Piro. Amazing alumni support - and amazing teammates. Everyday was a mission to improve and be better than yesterday. True camaraderie - hard work - devotion - sacrifice - talent. These guys by my side (and MANY more not pictured) provided some of the best experiences and memories of my life. From winning our schools first ever state XC title, to Tom winning too many Meet of Champion titles to count, to having a 15:47 5-man average for 5k (like what even?!?!), to racing at Van Cortlandt, Bowdoin park, Penn Relays, the Armory….. and capping it all off with a 10:04 (!!!!!) distance medley relay to become New Balance Nationals All-Americans in 2014…. we were much more than a “blip in the radar” when we left.

I can say with complete confidence that nothing I do in my life will compare to what we had going on at Middletown North and I miss it every day.

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College - Clemson University, Clemson, SC

After high school I went on to attend Clemson University - an NCAA Division 1 in the ACC - where I ran on the cross country and track and field teams. A dream come true - momentarily. I found a home at Clemson in both the university and the teammates I had on the team. A cohesive group of lifetime friends striving for greatness.

However, not all was rainbows and butterflies. With an extremely poor atmosphere created by the coaching staff - the retention rate on our team was extremely low. I love running, I loved my teammates, I loved the hard work, but I hated being on that team. I don’t want to bash the coaching and administrative staff too hard on here - so I will refrain. But I will say that every member of my incoming freshman class ended up quitting the team. And of the 32 teammates I had during my 2.5 years on the team - 26 of them either quit or were cut (19 quits, 7 cuts). 4 graduated without leaving the team, and 2 are still on the team today (and yes, us “alumni” actually keep track of this LOL). So if that doesn’t tell you all you need to know about the environment created by the staff at Clemson - I don’t know what will.

So I ended up leaving the team during the cross country season of my Junior year. I left with great memories made with my teammates, and a TON of knowledge on how not to coach, how not to be a leader, and how not to run a team. Dreams = crushed.

The Triathlon Years

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The beginning

My first triathlon was in July of 2016. It was the summer before my junior year of college. I was still on Clemson’s XC/Track team. I almost quit after my sophomore year - but decided I would give it one more try as a junior. In the meantime, a few of my ex-teammates had quit and joined Clemson’s club triathlon team. It looked pretty sick! So despite having never swam before (unless you count aqua jogging with the XC team) - I signed up for the NJ State Triathlon, bought a road bike on craigslist, and immediately fell in love with cycling (swimming - not so much). That summer was spent mainly running, with a few bike rides and swims per week. I had a decent showing at the race (8th overall) and had a blast - I was hooked.

After I went back to school and ultimately quit the XC team - I started riding my bike a lot more (swimming - not so much). I joined the cycling and triathlon teams at Clemson and found great friends and training partners. I was not training intensely at this point - just enjoyed riding my bike and running with friends. However - that fitness carried me to a 19th place finish at Collegiate Club Nationals 2017 in Alabama and a 4th fastest run split (at this point I considered myself a runner who did triathlons lol). This was my first “big time” triathlon event - and the atmosphere had me hooked even more.

After riding my bike a lot more that summer, I came back in 2018 and entered some big races and had some decent results. A combo 5th and 7th place at Clermont draft-legal EDR, a 4:03 70.3 debut in Texas, and a combo 8th and 6th place finish at Collegiate Club Nationals.

It was at this point that I joined the Nor’easter Elite Triathlon team (Now renamed to JP Elite Tri) and shipped up to Massachusetts for our summer DTE (daily training environment). This is where my triathlon training actually starts to get serious.

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Taking it seriously

Commence the most epic summer of my life in Ipswich, MA. Our DTE was rockin’. Coach James had me swimming so much my arms were about to fall off. (RIP to the days I couldn’t even make it through the warm up). The Dudes of the DTE instagram was an international sensation. Our game nights were wild and off the walls (reigning monopoly champ right here). And the training was fast and furious. This summer turned me from a runner who did triathlons into a triathlete. It took my fitness to a new level.

And the Dudes and Dudettes that I shared that summer with the most amazing and supportive teammates and friends you could ask for.

The DTE ended right before the Age Group National Championships in Cleveland Ohio. I turned my fitness into not one - but TWO overall national championships. #FullSending my way to the top step of the podium two days in a row.

Then a couple months later I went down to Miami, Florida for the Miami Man 70.3 Long Course national championships… and took home my 3rd overall national title of 2018.

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That brings me to the now. I want to share my experiences and create a community of athletes who support those around them and love competition. Commence Team Full Send. Be a part of something bigger than yourself, and join the support network of amazing, inspiring athletes who #sendit in all aspects of life and choose to never settle for mediocrity.

I hope to serve as the glue that brings everybody together to become to BEST multi-sport team in not only the US but the world. Whether you are an Elite triathlete, looking to do you first triathlon, or anywhere in between - reach out and see how we can help you both in and out of triathlon. Help us grow this team to heights never before imagined.

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