“Fate whispers to the warrior, ‘You cannot withstand the storm.’

The warrior whispers back,


FUNDRAISER CAMPAIGN: Kristen Oswald was described as a ‘sensitive badass,’ and this was her favorite quote.  She had a smile that lit up the room, and it was impossible not to like her. Don’t let that fool you though, she was also tough as nails. Friends and family know, if she wanted to achieve a goal, she would take that challenge head on until she accomplished it. After missing the IMLP bike cutoff in 2016, Kristen worked her butt off and finished the race in 2017.

Athletes in front of Ironman sign

Drive. Perseverance. Positive attitude. The most important thing is that she always did it with a smile.
Kristen’s last race was at Ohio 70.3 this year. She wasn’t the strongest swimmer but on her last day, she was so proud that she was going to race without her wetsuit and not be in the last non-wetsuit wave. That last decision was just “so Kristen.” 

Athletes in front of Philadelphia Museum of Art

Kristen made it through that swim, but tragically passed away on the bike in Ohio 70.3. Her loss sent waves of emotion through the triathlon world.
Kristen and her husband were inseparable and the epitome of best friends who did everything together. She was also a very encouraging teammate and always a cheerleader for others.

Kristen and her husband

In honor of Kristen’s memory, we’re selling an “I am the storm” water bottle in her favorite colors with matching sparkly temporary tatts. All profits from the sale of these items will be donated back to her husband and her precious cat, Sparkles. These also make a powerful gifts for the holiday season and we hope this small gesture will make life a little easier for Kristen’s family as well as help all of us to remember to 


Water BottleBack of Water Bottle
22 oz. MoFlo cap maximizes flow rate.
Leak-proof when closed.
BPA Free and Toxic-Free Ink
*Tribute written by Tiffany Pfluger (Kristen's bestie) & Lisa Holt
Kebby Holden