2019 Catapult Camp Leadership
scott Bennefield - coach
Scott Bennefield is founder of Para Endurance Coaching based in Rio Rancho, NM and has competed in triathlon for over twenty five years including nine Ironman finishes. As a Master Coach with Bolton Endurance Sports Training, he has served coaching roles with USA Paratriathlon at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, Dare2Tri, Challenged Athletes Foundation; No Sight, NoLimits Paratriathlon Camp; Adaptive Adventures; and is regional volunteer lead for Paratriathlon in the USAT South Central Region. His coaching certifications and affiliations include: one of only 17 certified USA Paratriathlon; USAT Level 2; USA Cycling Level 3; USMS Level 2; National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer + Fitness Nutrition Specialist + Performance Enhancement Specialist. Scott was a featured speaker presenting “How to Involve Adaptive Athletes in Triathlon” at 2019 Triathlon Business International conference & 2019 USAT Race Directors Summit. He is the founder/director/head coach of Journey Paratriathlon Camp. As a cancer survivor, Scott has the passion to foster an advocacy of hope and wellness wherever he goes. He enjoys movies and rock concerts.
Mark Turner - coach
Coach Mark Turner joined the staff of Team MPI in 2015 and has been coaching endurance sports since 2010. An avid learner and dedicated coach, Coach Mark”T” has continued to extend his knowledge base by acquiring certifications in the following: USAT Level II Endurance, IRONMAN University Certified Coach, USAT Paratriathlon, USMS Level II, and VFS Bike Fitter. MarkT is a firm believer in giving back to the sport and in 2018 was selected to be one of the Time to Tri Ambassadors. Additionally, he is an IRONMAN Rules Official and Head Referee, a USAT Cat 2 and USAT Elite Rules and Long Course Certified Official. He also holds USAT certifications as a Competitive Rules Educator, and USAT Certified Long Course Educator. He serves the USAT Lower South Midwest Regional Officials Coordinator and as the USAT RUles Education Coordinator. Finally, he helped establish the IRONMAN Certified Coach Event Teams Program in 2018 and continues to serve on those teams in 2019. Most recently he was the Head Coach for USAT Paratriathlon Talent ID Camp in Colorado Springs. He is a teacher/coach who interacts and builds relationships with the athletes he works for and strongly believes that listening and responding to what the athlete needs and wants is the foundation of the athlete/coach relationship.