Vote for the 2018 CLIF Bar Athletes of the Year

Over the past year, we’ve introduced to you a diverse set of outstanding athletes who have been named CLIF Bar Athletes of the Month....

November/December Athletes of the Month: Ruth Garippo and Alan Peterson

Ruth Garippo "I attended Lake Park High School and played volleyball, basketball, and soccer. My first time ever racing was my sophomore year of high...

October Athletes of the Month: Erika Edmonson and Emisael Favela

Erika Edmonson “I ran what I thought was my first and last marathon in 2005, bringing my camera to take pics throughout the Chicago neighborhoods,...

March/April Clif Bar Athletes of the Month: Daniel Kittaka and Jamie Hershfang

Daniel Kittaka “I quickly became enamored with running after joining the cross country team while attending Northside Prep High School. Running provided me a community...

August/September Athletes of the Month: Manon Blackman and Patrick Jackson

Manon Blackman Growing up in a family of runners, Manon Blackman didn’t want to be a follower and was averse to the idea of running....

July Athletes of the Month: Tyler George and Lauren Zumbach

Tyler George Although he is now a Chicago resident and cyclist, Tyler George started his cycling career in Indiana; in 2006, George raced the Little...

May/June Athletes of the Month: Jamie Mayer and Michael Vanacora

Jamie Mayer While Jamie’s friends were very involved in high school cross country, she was stuck working part time, but would include herself in weekend...

March/April Athletes of the Month: Kate DeProsperis and Kyle Larson

Kate DeProsperis Kate DeProsperis has always had her eye on sports, and was involved since a young age; in grade school, DeProsperis and her twin...

January/February Athletes of the Month: Jim Riga and Lauren Matricardi

Jim Riga As a USAT Level 1 certified coach at Experience Triathlon, Jim Riga brings years of experience to help him teach his athletes. His...

October Athletes of the Month: Tony Bleull and Jacqueline Godbe

Tony Bleull Tony Bleull’s running career started as early as grade school, and he also ran at Putnam County High School. Come college, Bleull was...