2008 marked Tripp’s re-entry into the sport of Triathlon with completion of the Wildflower Olympic course. Wildflower represents one of the more challenging courses in the nation. Its hilly bike and run, combined with a reasonably chilly swim, provide an excellent opportunity to push your athletic limits. Tripp finished predictably strong in the swim, while loosing much of the ground gained during the bike. His run was solid but did not gain him more than a place or two.