Team Bios

Sean Hendryx           usatriicon

A running and multi-sport coach for over 20 years, Sean Hendryx is the founder of Team Hendryx. His multi-sport and running career began in 1979; since then, he has competed in multiple Ironman races, over 100 triathlons, 8 marathons and qualified for the Boston Marathon 8 times. Sean received a B.A. in Physical Education Instruction and a Master’s degree in Kinesiology, both from Sam Houston State University,Texas.In addition to this,Sean competed and coached at the collegiate level for SHSU in cross country and track.He was chosen as the “Most Valuable Player” at SHSU for cross country.  He currently teaches physical education at Windy Hill Middle School in Clermont, Florida. He has coached the Leukemia Society’s Team in Training Triathlon and run program and is currently coaching Team Sanford-Burnham for the 2011 Disney marathon.

Among many running and multi-sport titles, Sean placed 12th overall at the Disney 2000 marathon, received four “top 10” finishes in the Great Floridian Iron Distance Triathlon, and placed 2nd overall in the 1999 Great Floridian Triathlon. He is also an eight-time USA Triathlon All-American from 1999-2006. Additionally, Sean qualified for and competed twice at the Ironman Hawaii World Triathlon Championships.

Sean’s passion for coaching and competing later set the foundation for Team Hendryx, after his clients realized that he embodied the strength, focus, and philosophy to achieve peak performance. Since Team Hendryx’s inception, Sean has produced top athletes ranging from beginners to the elite. Sean’s mission is to motivate and encourage athletes, guide them with proper nutrition, and to heighten their body and mind. He believes in quality over quantity, and believes that your training should always be enjoyable!

2007 – Sean qualified for the USAT Triathlon Long Course World Championships, Men’s Master Champion at Tower of Terror 13k.

Sean qualified and competed in the 70.3 Clearwater World Championship

Sean is a USAT Level I Certified Coach

Rene Mayer USCycling_Coach

Rene’ is a nationally ranked multi-sport athlete with top rankings in cycling, running, and duathlon competition. She currently teaches American History and Economics at Boone High School in Orlando, Florida. Rene’ has also helped lead the Boone High ladies’ cross country team to multiple post-season regional advancements in 2002, ultimately placing 2nd at the Florida State Championships.

Rene’ received her B.A. in History from the University of Florida and attended the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.  Rene’ began cycling and elite racing in her 20’s and raced in the 1980 Olympic road trials. (US had boycott Moscow Olympics).

Rene’ possesses a love for instruction, and shares her expertise and athleticism with the Team Hendryx athletes. Among her many award-winning accomplishments, Rene’ has competed in and ranked in triathlon competitions, placed 1st overall in the U.S. National Cycling Road Championships, ranked 2nd Duathlete of the Year in 2004 for her age group, won age group at Duathlon National Championships, multiple Age Group and Overall placements in road races from 5k to marathon distance. Rene’ competed in 6 marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2000. She also possesses a black belt in karate and is a sensei in Motobu-ha Shito-Ryu, by the Japan Karate Association.

Rene’ is a certified USA Cycling coach.

2010 Rene is proud to represent Brooks in the P.A.C.E. ,Performance and Coaching Elite, program.

2007 – Rene’ qualified for the USAT Duahtlon Long Course World Championships, Women’s Master Champion at Tower or Terror 13k.

Bill Wenner teamintraining           usatriicon

Bill Wenner is a USAT Level 1 triathlon coach and a certified running and triathlon coach for the Leukemia Society’s Team in Training programs. He has trained 8 marathon teams and 2 triathlon teams in his 7 years of coaching with TNT. Bill’s athletic career began with soccer for a U.S. Army team in Germany, and with racquetball competition. He was a Delaware State Racquetball champion for many years. Bill began running in 2002 and finished his first marathon with a time of 3:12; at the 2003, Chicago marathon. Since then, he has qualified for the Boston Marathon 7 times and competed in the Boston in 2004.

He also placed 1st in his AG at the Heath First Triathlon (2009), 2nd in AG at the Sarasota Half Marathon (2010), 5th OA at the Croom Trail 50k (2010).

In his quest for more challenges, Bill has competed in numerous triathlons, placing 5th for his age group in the Blue Devil Ironman competition in 2005. In addition to Ironman competitions, Bill won the inaugural Key West 50 mile run in 2008 and was 3rd OA in the same race in 2009.

Bill is coached by Sean Hendryx, and through his excellent coaching, set PRs in 5k (17:44), Half Marathon (1:22:50), Marathon (2:58:20), and Olympic Duathlon (1:53:00) in 2008/2009.

Steve Griggs usatriicon         nata nasm

Steve is the Team’s hands-on athletic trainer who specializes in athlete strengthening and personal fitness. Steve is a nationally certified athletic trainer with over 17 years of experience in athletic development, injury prevention, and sports injury rehabilitation. He has also studied advanced performance training and received his certification as a Performance Enhancement Specialist by the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Steve is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science. He is a full-time athletic trainer with TeamHendryx. With over 10 years of competitive running and multi-sport competition, Steve is a 2 time USA Triathlon All American, and has received many rankings and awards: placed 10th overall in the 2007 Bud Light Challenge at the Bank of America Challenge (15K, 5K and half-marathon the next day); ranked top 10% overall in the Gate River Run, 2006; ranked 12th of 175 at the Seasons 52 5K; and ranked 2nd in age group at the Deland 10 Miler. Steve has raced in marathons, half-ironman’s and over 40 triathlons.

Steve’s proudest athletic moment was completing his first marathon in honor of his mother, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. Throughout the treatment process, his mom never complained of pain; but rather, she focused on the well-being of her husband, children, and grandchildren. Steve dedicated this race to his mom, so he could help give her continued strength to fight the disease and to battle the effects of chemotherapy. Ironically, Steve became sick during mile 23 and quickly gained his strength through his mom’s battle. To that end, he finished with a time of 3:22:17, almost qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Although his mom was too sick to see him finish, she was there in spirit, taking possession of Steve’s marathon medal and breast cancer bracelet he wore to honor her.