CC student Jon Rotzien ’07 has placed impressively in recent triathlons. Rotzien placed first and set course records in both the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon held in August in Kenosha, Wis., and the Fort Collins Triathlon held in September in Fort Collins, Colo. Rotzien also placed third out of 1,700 participants in August’s Accenture Chicago Triathlon.
He accomplished these victories despite being sidelined for 18 months after he was hit by a car while competing in the cycling portion of a triathlon.
As a charity athlete for the American Cancer Society, Rotzien is competing this season in honor of one of his best friends who is struggling with breast cancer. “I try to make my miles count,” Rotzien said. So far, Rotzien has raised more than $1,500 for the ACS, with donations still coming in. Rotzien is a geophysics major, and hopes to one day work for the government.