Grand Lake, CO
Wigwam Attain Ultra-lightweight Low
I really appreciate a high quality pair of socks. I burn through running shoes at an alarming rate so I try not to get too attached, but a pair of socks is a commitment. A pair of socks might become a lucky pair of socks, the pair you save for important races and big days where you want to feel like your best self.
Wigwam is old-school, with a real legacy, and that's something I value.
I'm mostly a distance runner. I completed my career at Western Washington University last December with the second fastest 3000m steeplechase time in school history. I served two years as a captain and led the cross country team to multiple top-three finishes in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.
After the completion of my college career, my girlfriend and I packed up our VW van and raced track and road races up and down the west coast in the spring of 2018 before settling in the small mountain town of Grand Lake, Colorado. We spent the past summer training and working in town, traveling to race everything from the mile on the track to a 50k trail race. We're both continuing to pursue elite competition in multiple distances, but with a focus on hitting a qualifying time for the 2020 US Olympic Trials.
This winter, we plan to race indoor track meets and perhaps some local road races in preparation for an outdoor season that will include the Chuckanut 50k and the Portland Track Festival.
My modest accomplishments as an athlete and my work as a contributor for Citius Mag, a small online track and field publication, means I have a small audience (mostly running nerds on twitter) that pay some amount of attention when I produce content.
I'm looking to build a sustainable post-collegiate athletic career and a big part of that is connecting with brands and gaining exposure. I have a reputation among the people who know me now as authentic and humble, and I'd like to keep it that way. This is my first foray into an ambassador position and I'm eager to learn.
Andrew Wise has been playing in the mountains since he before he could walk. Not long after that, he started running. His feet led him to Western Washington University, where he served as cross country team captain, became one of the fastest steeplechasers in NCAA Division II, and learned to love running in the rain. After graduation, he and his girlfriend packed up their VW van and hit the road, traveling up and down the west coast running races and connecting with the running community.
Wise is a contributor to Citius Mag and a seasonal custodian on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park, home to most of his favorite trails in the world.