Coaches

James Petersen

James is the Head Coach and Founder of JP Elite. He is a USA Triathlon ITU Level II Certified coach and has extensive experience in developing and coaching elite triathletes. In his Elite Squad he works with both ITU and Ironman disciplined athletes. His Elite Squad offers professional and development athletes a full-time Daily Training Environment, built to provide a high-performance and high-expectation training environment to lead athletes to international success. 

Amy maxwell

Amy Maxwell is the head coach of the United States Military Academy (Army) triathlon team, as well as The Roots Racing Triathlon Team. In 2019, she coached the USAT Collegiate National Champion in the Female Draft-Legal race.  In her time with the Army team she has led them to 8 Northeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference team championships, and coached 2 overall individual champions. 

vanessa wegner

Vanessa Wegner has been coaching with JP Elite for three years. Vanessa's admiration for individual sports began with Track & Field, where she competed as a varsity athlete in the 400 for eight years. While at Bentley University, Vanessa joined the school's triathlon team, hoping to find a way to stay competitive after her track career ended. In the five years since then, Vanessa has come to love the endurance lifestyle and became a coach so that she could share that passion and knowledge base with others. 

athlete accomplishments

2x USAT AG Overall Olympic National Champion

1x USAT Collegiate National Champion

1x USAT AG Overall 70.3 National Champion

1x USAT AG Overall Sprint National Champion

USA Triathlon 2018 Athlete of the Year

13x ITU Top 10 Finishes

7x Qualified Professional Triathletes

1x UCI Continental Cyclist

50+ Overall Triathlon Victories

1x ITU Podium Finishes

looking for coaching?

If you are interested in coaching please use the following methods to contact us. If you are applying for the Elite/Development Squads please use the application buttons on the "Squads" page. If you are interested in Age Group coaching simply reach out to us on our contact page!