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Jason Schisler

Director of Coaching

Current Residence: Madison, WI

Degree: Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology)

College: Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL)

Certifications: USA Cycling Level 2, CPR/First Aid

Specificity: Cycling (Road Racing)

Why do you coach? I enjoy working with people who share the same motivations and helping them reach new levels of fitness and performance.

Most memorable moment as a coach? During the 2007 season, two athletes had just upgraded to higher categories and both walked away with several wins and great results.

Coaching Accomplishments (of your athletes and as a professional):

WORS COMP Class Overall Win 45-49, four WORS COMP 45-49 wins, Iceman Cometh SPORT Class 45-49 win, Wisconsin Brevet Week Finisher, Atlantic Collegiate Cycling Conference 2nd overall Collegiate As, plus 7 podium finishes including 3 wins, 2nd place Cat 3 Chattanooga Omnium

(professional) “Effects of Carbohydrate Ingestion on Metabolism during Fasting and Prolonged Running” published in Journal of Physical Activity & Health , “The Power Line” published in Chicago Athlete

Personal Achievements:

  • 1st 2007 Glencoe Grand Prix
  • 2nd 2005 Hillsboro Roubaix
  • 2nd 2006 Proctor Criterium
  • 2nd 2007 Carpentersville Cyclocross
  • 3rd 2008 Blackhawk Farms Raceway Criterium
  • 4th 2008 Hillsboro Roubaix
  • 4th 2007 Proctor Road Race
  • 5th 2007 Proctor Criterium
  • 8th GC 2007 Edgar Soto Stage Race (and 4th in Prologue)

Why do you work for Vision Quest Coaching? I started working with Vision Quest as a college intern because I thought it seemed like a fun and unique opportunity to be around the sport I enjoyed so much. Before long, I was taking athletes and integrating into a full-time position. I’m still here for the same reasons.

Favorite Pastime When Not Training or Coaching: What else is there to do? Seriously, I guess I’ll say cooking new foods.