JULIET HOCHMAN- TEAM CAPTAIN
Juliet Thompson Hochman rotated through all the typical sports growing up, finally settling on field hockey, basketball and rowing in high school. She rowed with a rockstar college team, winning numerous Eastern and National Championships and competing as the youngest member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team in Seoul, Korea. Juliet was captain and won Harvard’s award for the university’s top female athlete, mostly because her class’s best athlete took a year off to count turtle eggs in the Galapagos. She was inducted into the Harvard Hall of Fame five years later.
After a few decades of graduate school, raising boys, keeping some semblance of a professional life afloat and following her husband’s career around the world, Juliet returned to competitive sports first as a tennis player and then as a triathlete in 2014. After a season of local racing in 2015, Juliet competed in her first Duathlon and Triathlon National Championships in 2016, learning what the word “bonk” truly means.
In 2017, Juliet won the USAT Duathlon National Championships and ITU World Championships in her age group for the sprint distance and finished third in both the standard duathlon and sprint triathlon distances at ITU Worlds. In 2018, Juliet won her Age Group at 70.3 Victoria and 70.3 Whistler, earning her spot for 2019 70.3 Worlds in Nice. Juliet earned All-American distinction in 2016 and 2017 and was the USAT Master's Duathlete of the Year in 2017. She is a USAT Level 1 Coach, a Training Peaks Level 1 Coach, USMS Level 2 certified and a Women for Tri and USAT Ambassador.
When not trying to stay warm in the pool, Juliet is a project manager, a triathlon coach for Steelhead Coaching and a consultant to other multi-sport companies. Juliet is a cancer survivor and mother to two calorie-consuming man-childs. She is coached by Lance Watson at LifeSport Coaching in Victoria, Canada, trains with Portland Triathlon Club, and is the co-founder and captain of Steelhead Select (The BATWomen).