The 2015 season was a great year for me. It included a trip to Boston, MA where I placed 2nd at the USA Indoor National Championships, a trip to the University of Arkansas where I placed 2nd in the Decathlon, which then landed me a spot on Team USA for a Decathlon competition held in Ottawa, Canada called the Capital Cup. The most impressive, as well as my favorite part of the season, was traveling a second time for Team USA to Toronto, Canada for the biggest meet of my career; the Pan American Games where I placed 8th among some of the greatest athletes in the world.
As of right now, I am currently taking an active-recovery based break from Track and Field in general. In the next few weeks, I will begin light general body conditioning circuits to prepare myself for general Fall conditioning beginning in mid-October. From there, I will transition to light event work and a full weight lifting schedule along with my training workouts. As far as the start to my 2016 season goes, I will be training through the indoor season with the main focus being on outdoor. However, both the USA Indoor National Championships and World Indoor Championships will be held in Portland, Oregon this year. In the outdoor season, I will be competing to qualify for the USA Olympic Trials to earn a spot on the Olympic Team.
With that being said, it will be a long and somewhat expensive journey. That is why I have set up a funding campaign through gofundme in order to attain these goals and dreams of mine. I have set up a goal of $10,000 in order to cover the expenses that are necessary to have the best opportunities possible. Some of these expenses include meet costs, airfare, hotel, rental car and gas. Other costs will go toward shoes, spikes, apparel and therapeutic needs to keep me injury free. The allotted goal amount has come from those specific costs and more. The following is a link to my gofundme account – http://www.gofundme.com/BahnerToRio2016