Find a Team Mate

If you are looking for a team mate for the event, then we can add your profile below for others to see, or you can join our Pioneer 'Find a Team Mate' Facebook Group'.

To have your profile added, please email us at pioneer@ironman.com, with a photo and answers to these five questions; age, location, ability/fitness level, goals for the event, email address.

If you secure a team mate, please email and let us know so we can remove you from the page. 

Fitness level scale: 5 = Elite, 4 = Club Racer, 3 = Experienced, 2 = Social Rider, 1 = Beginner


Finn von Schmeling

Finn von Schmeling

Finn von Schmeling

Age: 21

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Ability/fitness level: 2 (never done a MTB-race before (planning on doing Cape to Cape and Whaka100 as preparation), but quite a bit of experience in triathlon (up to 70.3 distance), FTP of 3.4 Watt/kg, PBs on a TT-Bike: 40km: 1:04h, 90km: 2:41h) 

Goals for the event: Having fun, enjoying the views, getting through it safely, but also pushing hard and trying finish as good as possible. Also open for mixed team. 

Email addressfinn@vonschmeling-d.de


Luis Alberto Molina Martín

Luis Alberto Molina

Age: 45

Location: Spain

Ability/Fitness: Level 3, average speed in MTB races 18 km / h. I have finished several MTB races in stages. They include the Titan tropic, Rioja Bike race, Volcat Race. 

Goals for the event: My goal is to finish it and enjoy.

Email Address: luisalberto.molina@gmail.com


Anton Davey

Anton Davey

Age: 50

Location: Albany, Western Australia

Ability/Fitness: 3 = Experienced. The photo is taken at ghost lake on the Old Ghost Road in NZ in 2017.

Goals for the event: To finish as fast as possible without dying.

Email Address: antondavey68@gmail.com


Christian Dullnig

Christian D

Age: 42

Location: Tauranga, New Zealand

Ability/Fitness: Level 2-3; I have been enjoying mountain biking on & off since I moved to NZ over 10 years ago and also done a bit of racing (Jamis Day-Night Thriller – 6hr team, Whaka 25km, XTerra 26km ...) however never a multistage event.

Goals for the event: My plan is to train hard to get ready, give my best and push hard to finish as good as possible and enjoy the ride.

Email Address: kily018@gmx.at


Joe Tegerdine

Joe Tegerdine

Age: 44

Location: Texas, USA

Ability/fitness level: I completed my first stage race last summer in Colombia (La Leyenda Del Dorado). It was brutal, but my teammate and I survived after we both got food poisoning and actually finished pretty good. First time puking from a bike and running off trail for mid race relief! My teammate was from Brazil so we didn't meet until the race, but we used Strava to train and encourage each other. I've done a bit of X-Country racing, won X-TERRA region for my age group in 2017. I'm about a 3-4 experience level, definitely not a pro, but I win most CAT2 races I've entered.

Goals for the event: I really want to have a good time, enjoy the beautiful country and see how fast I can finish. I am competitive, but not crazy... too old for crazy!  

Email Address: joetegerdine@gmail.com