Team WYN 2019
Applications are now CLOSED. Applications for 2019 will OPEN in SEPTEMBER 2018.
Please note that in 2019 we will be reducing the number of TEAM WYN ambassadors, so we will not be able to renew all re-applications or accept many new applications. We plan to focus on applicants from the USA & Australia. We do not anticipate taking on any NEW applications from other countries. Returning "international" members will be considered.
In 2019, we aim to have a close-knit team where each member EXCELS in at least of one the following 3 areas:
1) Results- top of your AG results in large competitions, geared towards qualifying & racing Ironman World Championships or 70.3 World Championship events
2) Community - local community leaders that bring people together for the love of the sport. Coaches, connectors, mentors, this is you.
3) Social media- Although not a requirement, we do love those that can share their WYN experience and connect with those in the triathlon community online. We love these people not just because they have lots of "followers" (we only want authentic ones!) - we love the people who embrace the interaction, get involved with the team Facebook page and help lift up and connect the other Team WYN members.
Who are we?
Team WYN is a group of like-minded endurance athletes who love to train and get dirty. We train hard but play harder, and don't take ourselves too seriously. We love to have fun, but we also consider suffering a form of fun.
We are a cycling and triathlon community – a brand that’s about more than just the apparel. We are about the roads, the stories, the coffee and the wine. We are a revolution - we are WYN Republic.
Who is the WYN Republic Ambassador?
Members of Team WYN are rock solid people & athletes, but people first. Being an avid triathlete is important, but results aren't everything. We're looking for people that share our love of the game and want to impact the endurance community for the greater good. The only non-negotiable prerequisites are a love of life, a positive outlook, and belief that a healthy endurance lifestyle can be life changing. We'd love members who enjoy bringing people together for workouts or beers, and encouraging new folks to get into the sport.
If you become a member of Team WYN, what's in if for you?
* complimentary team starter pack (including a team-only trucker, of course!)
* custom team-only gear at a very deep discount.
* Free world champs kit for all 2019 participants in 70.3 & Ironman World Championhships
* discounts on the entire WYN republic in-line online store offerings
* Team-only discounts with our sponsor partners (you are not required to train/race with affiliated sponsor gear/nutrition, but you'll probably want to!)
* Team WYN gatherings at races (mostly in Australia & US to start), social rides, happy hours, features on our website & social channels
What do we expect from you?
If you embody the values stated above, you're already most of the way there. In addition, we are looking for ambassadors who:
- Plan to race at least 5 times in 2019
- Offer something unique to the endurance community. Are you a coach? world-champs calibur athlete? social media maven?
- Want to and are willing to promote WYN republic & our team sponsors at races and on social media throughout the year.
- Applicants should not have any obligations to wear another team, brand, or club kit/uniform for 2019.
How do I apply?
Check back here in September 2018
- Do I need to be fast to be part of Team WYN?
Nope! We'd like you to have an anticipated race schedule of at least 5 races in 2019 to be considered for the team and we're glad you're just getting out there if you bring strengths in other areas (community development, social media, etc). However, if you are an especially talented triathlete who is frequently on the podium, we'd love to hear about it as we do love to see our gear going FAST and this will be one of the things we're looking for in our well-rounded crew.
- Can I apply if I’m a runner or cyclist but not a triathlete?
We are currently looking for triathletes for our 2019 program.
- How long does the ambassador program go for?
You will be considered a member of Team WYN from January 2019 to December 2019.
- Do I have to pay to be part of the team?
There is no fee associated with being a member of Team WYN. Once you are accepted, you can purchase as little or as much of the team kit & other gear as you like.
- What if I'm not from USA or Australia?
We are trying to limit the number of non-USA/Australia Team WYN members. In 2018, we found that logistically, it gets very tough to receive your gear in a timely manner and our international members are not always able to access team sponsor discounts. While we hope to be a truly global brand in the future, we are still looking for mostly USA/Australians for Team WYN 2019.
Thanks for reading and we look forward to your application.