“The most important thing I've learned from all this is that true happiness lies in how you choose to perceive your unique reality and circumstances. I want to help others to find the positives in their own journeys as well.”
In 2016, I got my autoimmune disease. Although it was one of the hardest times in my life, now, a few years later, I can honestly say that the opportunity to overcome this challenge has helped me to take a step closer to becoming the person that I've always wanted to be.
Tri is among the world’s elite class of beach volleyball players, competing on both the FIVB world tour and AVP domestic tour. He’s also the co-host of beach volleyball’s most popular podcast (SANDCAST). He recently spent two years off the sand fighting to beat an auto-immune disease that sidelined him after the grueling 2016 Olympic qualifying season. In August 2018, he made his comeback to the sport with newfound mindfulness and gratitude for doing what he loves. Now, with his Olympic dream back within reach competing to qualify for Tokyo 2020, Tri continues his search every day to find mastery on the sand, as well as spending time at home with his wife and newborn daughter.