The On Athletics Club is here.
We’ve been scouring the globe to recruit the best and brightest talent around, and we’re ready to use all of our know-how to do all we can to help our diverse group of talented runners in their quest to become champions.
Getting us off to a flying start are eight founding member athletes with world class national and international track records in long and middle distance running – including some of the top ranked amateur athletes from the NCAA.
Collectively, the team already holds two international Gold Medals, 22 NCAA National Titles, 29 NCAA Conference Titles and 43 All-American Honors.
The OAC will be based at a full-time training facility located in Boulder, Colorado and led by three-time US Olympian and running legend Dathan Ritzenhein, who has high hopes for his young team.
The Man in Charge
Dathan Ritzenhein is something of an American running legend. He won the prestigious Footlocker Cross Country Championships as a junior and won the NCAA Cross Country title for the University of Colorado. A three-time Olympian and five-time National Champion, he also ran an American record in the 5000 m. Having recently retired from competition, he's been working on building his coaching portfolio – making him the perfect man to lead our exciting new team.
Scroll down for a look at our all-star team, and find out from Coach Ritz himself why he recruited our eight founding athletes for the OAC.
A bona fide All-American athlete and the first signing for the OAC, Joe ran track and field during his time at the University of Colorado. PAC-12 Champion. 9 x All-American. 2 x NCAA Runner-Up.
Coffee, dog and morning enthusiast, Alicia applies her cool-and-collected life approach to training but knows when it's time to bring the heat. 5000m NCAA Champion. 3000m Millrose Games Champion. NCAA Cross Country Runner-Up.
Originally from Mexico, Carlos moved with his family to the US at seven, where he discovered his passion for running and his furious finishing kick on the race track. 1500m Gold Medalist at the 2019 Pan American Games. U23 Mexican National Record Holder in the 1500 m. 8th Mexican in history to run under the 4-minute mile.
Polish steeplechaser Alicja has moved across the Atlantic Ocean in pursuit of her Olympic dreams. 3000m Steeplechase Winner of the World University Games. 9 x NCAA D2 Champion. 2019 IAAF World Championships Competitor.
Oliver “Olli” Hoare
Olli started out his sporting career as a competitive swimmer. Soon realizing he was more suited for the track, he switched discipline and landed a spot on the track team for the University of Wisconsin. 2018 1500m NCAA Champion. 8 x All-American. 9 x Big Ten Champion.
Leah Falland (O'Connor)
Born into a big sporting family, Leah’s always had a competitive spirit. Her talent earned her a scholarship to run at Michigan State University. Two NCAA titles. Captain of the 2014 NCAA Cross Country Championship team. Over a dozen Big Ten Championship titles.
George "Geordie" Beamish
Middle distance New Zealand champion and Northern Arizona University graduate, Geordie’s speed and determination make him hard to beat. 6 x NCAA All-American. 3 x NCAA XC Champion. 2019 Mile National Champion.
Emily was the girl in high school who hated to run, but thanks to some great coaches and mentors, she found her passion for the sport. 9 x NCAA D2 Champion. 3000m Steeplechase in 9:40.65. Honda Woman’s Collegiate Sports Award Recipient.
We couldn't be more excited to support this team on their journey to becoming champions. Be sure to follow us on our social media channels and check back here for all the latest updates on the team.
More stats and facts about the team available over at FloTrack.