Emily Ridgeway

President & Senior Performance Coach

Coach Emily is an accomplished endurance athlete and performance coach (10+ years). Having grown up around endurance sports through her father, Emily quickly become hooked with the sport once she enrolled at the University of Missouri and joined the school’s triathlon race team. After her freshman year, she become the team president and from there found a love and passion for the sport. After earning her bachelor’s in health sciences with a minor in psychology she then earned her master’s in sports psychology. This naturally lead her to follow in her dad’s footsteps and become a coach.

Today, Emily focuses primarily with beginner to intermediate level athletes and loves passing on all aspects of what she’s learned and continues to learn of the sport.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) Health Sciences & Psychology Minor, University of Missouri-Columbia (Dec. 2015)
  • Master’s Degree (M.Ed) Positive Coaching, University of Missouri-Columbia (May 2018)


  • USA Track & Field (USATF) Level I Certified Coach
  • USA Triathlon (USAT) Level I Certified Coach
  • NCEP-Fitness Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)


  • Endurance Coaching (Triathlon, Swim, Bike, Run)
  • Personal Training (PT) – private or semi-private
  • Group Fitness Classes (Bootcamp, Cycle Class, etc.)
  • Natural Running Form Analysis
  • Swim Analysis
  • Training Camps & Clinics

Athletic Achievements:

  • 2017 Kona Ironman World Championship Finisher
  • 2017 Ironman Santa Rosa – Female 20-24 (2nd place) – 2017 Kona Ironman World Championship Qualifier
  • 2016 ITU Worlds Long Distance World Championship – Female 20-24 (4th place) – Representing Team USA
  • 2015 Ironman 70.3 Hawaii – Female 20-24 (1st place) – 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Qualifier 
  • USA Triathlon Team USA Qualifier & Finisher – Sprint (2014, 2015), Olympic (2014, 2015) & Long Course (2012, 2014, 2015)
  • USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships Qualifier & Finisher (2012, 2014, 2015)
  • 2012 USA Triathlon Long Course Female 19 & Under Age Group National Champion