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Go Fund Yourself

Some other triathlon media outlets deemed this too harsh to post. Luckily for us, Ben isn't a complete pussy. Thoughts?
http://trstriathlon.com/go-fund-yourself/
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    The article sums up my thoughts exactly.
    bbculpM_Ware
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    simonsen77simonsen77 Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Glad to see more than 140 (err 280, fu @jack) characters on this. Yeah, I agree the way she did this is a crock, and like the suggestion to donate it to the Kyle Pease foundation.

    That being said, I think there might be a way to do this without being a jackass. No one seemed to give Vaughters shit for his gofundme for Slipstream, and he says the support actually strengthened his position seeking sponsors.

    If she had used that angle - hey, support me basically to help me show my marketability to sponsors, maybe this wouldn’t look so bad. Probably would be more effective after a year or two of Cody Beals type transparency though.
    AaronWebsteybbculpCraig D
    First #BAAW Badge Recipient
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    Yeah, this article just led me to kick off my Holiday charity campaign with a $25 donation to World Bicycle Relief. Feel free to pile on donations.
    M_WarebbculpAaronWebsteysimonsen77kjrunnin
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    In lieu of giving my Secret Santa a gift, I'm going to make a donation to the Go Fund Me in their honor.
    M_WareCraig DAaronWebsteysimonsen77MartinItsShugmaggieru
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Me: "hey @bbculp why don't you post a link to your article on the Roost and watch the fireworks!"

    Roost:

    Craig DwchevronKenElPescadoPeladoNotSoFatLew
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    James LangeJames Lange Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    "“The main reason I created the GoFundMe was for friends and family who requested it." Bullshit. Why would your friends and family choose to gift you money through a platform that keeps 8% (or so) of the money when they can give you cash or transfer money for free?
    M_WareCraig DbbculpAaronWebsteyRobert Rankin


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    GregwarroGregwarro Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member

    "“The main reason I created the GoFundMe was for friends and family who requested it." Bullshit. Why would your friends and family choose to gift you money through a platform that keeps 8% (or so) of the money when they can give you cash or transfer money for free?

    Family members and friends were already tired of being asked for money and told her to set up a go fund me account in the hopes they could get off the hook :D
    Craig DKenElPescadoPeladoEvilTwinwchevronbbculpAaronWebsteyJennifer Post
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    Robert RankinRobert Rankin Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    I seriously can’t believe people are giving to this “cause”. I’ve seen people defend her (and share this article) via Facebook. I think its stupid for an age grouper to ask to fund their vacation cough*race*cough but have no idea why people would defend a pro begging like this. Friends and family transfers on PayPal are free. Read somewhere her father in law is Martin Dingman? If that’s true that makes this even more laughable.

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though
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    KenElPescadoPeladoKenElPescadoPelado Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    edited December 2017

    Read somewhere her father in law is Martin Dingman? If that’s true that makes this even more laughable.

    If true then this could explain everything about that family.


    kjrunninItsShugbbculp
    Sometimes I tweet... Follow PescadoPelado
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    Thanks for sharing the link. I was in the market for a $550 wallet made from a slaughtered alligator.
    AaronWebstey
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    Nooooooo it’s happening again! And this guy happens to be in my own tri club.
    https://www.gofundme.com/levistriathloncareer

    Also, my gofundme for “post-race recovery beverages” will start soon
    mbrekk44kjrunnin
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    Robert RankinRobert Rankin Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Yikes $10k? 4:40 at Ohio 70.3 last year with a 1:43 run. Either really bad day or long way to go for a pro card

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though
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    James LangeJames Lange Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    That guy seems legit. They don't just hand out Ironman All World Athletes (Bronze Levels) to anyone.

    I'm no NCAA expert, but wouldn't racing as a pro make him ineligible to be an athlete at Liberty University?
    EvanKenElPescadoPeladokjrunninmaggieru


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    idking90idking90 Member, Pro Triathlete
    edited January 23
    @James Lange triathlon only exists in NCAA for a relatively small number of women’s programs. Otherwise, it’s a club sport for all men and the vast majority of women’s teams as well. Some schools, Liberty being one of them, do actually manage their club teams very similar to a traditional varsity sport, but without the NCAA status or restrictions (recruiting contact, practice time restrictions, involvement of outside entities)
    However, USAT does have a special “elite collegiate” designator that (I believe) has the same qualification criteria as an ordinary elite license (proper terminology for a “pro card”). This license allows you to enter elite fields (that being, ITU races and any other race with a prize purse >$5,000) except you can’t win prize money. I know a handful of college swimmers and runners (and presumably all the ladies with elite licenses in the NCAA programs) who had or have that license to be able to race where they want to and belong, but don’t want to jeopardize NCAA status.
    James Lange
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    RashRash Member
    I may have missed it, but didn't see him expressly say he is on an athletic scholarship. For whatever reason I took it to mean he is a poor student looking to fund his triathlon career while studying at and paying for school.
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    Robert RankinRobert Rankin Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    edited January 23
    Rash said:

    I may have missed it, but didn't see him expressly say he is on an athletic scholarship. For whatever reason I took it to mean he is a poor student looking to fund his triathlon career while studying at and paying for school.

    The amount of races he did last year, and the travel involved, he came off far from poor to me. Just bought a brand new BMC even as well.

    I just found a local 18 year old kid trying to get $2000 to fund IM Chatt playing the student angle as well

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though
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    SralstonSralston Member, Pro Triathlete
    idking90 said:

    @James Lange triathlon only exists in NCAA for a relatively small number of women’s programs. Otherwise, it’s a club sport for all men and the vast majority of women’s teams as well. Some schools, Liberty being one of them, do actually manage their club teams very similar to a traditional varsity sport, but without the NCAA status or restrictions (recruiting contact, practice time restrictions, involvement of outside entities)
    However, USAT does have a special “elite collegiate” designator that (I believe) has the same qualification criteria as an ordinary elite license (proper terminology for a “pro card”). This license allows you to enter elite fields (that being, ITU races and any other race with a prize purse >$5,000) except you can’t win prize money. I know a handful of college swimmers and runners (and presumably all the ladies with elite licenses in the NCAA programs) who had or have that license to be able to race where they want to and belong, but don’t want to jeopardize NCAA status.

    @idking90 is correct. As one of those athletes that has a "pro" card while being an NCAA athlete. Also we can not get sponsored. Its like being at a strip club, we can look all we want, pay for lap dances BUT we are not allowed to touch. :angry:
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    RashRash Member
    @Robert Rankin I wasn't buying he was a poor student, I just thought that was the angle he was going for.

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