Meet Our Coaches

Matthew Wisthoff

aka, “Wisty, Shoulder Pads, The Guy With The Hair”

The Low Down on Matthew Wisthoff

Wisty’s our professional/elite competitor, with years of experience in the endurance sports world. After over a decade of competitive age group swimming, he ended up competing at the D1 level for four years at UNCW. He was always big on mountain biking and running, so it just made sense that he begin competing in triathlons.

He primarily races domestically, but he’s represented (and done really well!) USA at the Pan-American Championships, as well as in the prestigious Bundesliga Triathlon League in Germany. He has also worked over at our friend’s, Bike Cycles Shop, as a mechanic and salesperson for over six years.

What He Coaches

CompuTrainer Studio

Guilty Pleasure

Can’t get enough hoppy beer and good pizza

Top Songs on his Playlist

Nirvana – Dumb; My Morning Jacket – Bermuda Highway; Bob Dylan – Lay Lady Lay

Favorite Event

Of all the events I attend, I enjoy competing in ocean lifeguard competitions the most. The laid back, but competitive nature of the events keeps me coming back year after year.

Qualities Wisty Admires in his Students

“Positive attitude. Whether we’re getting ready for a recovery ride or a power test, I admire those folks that show up every day with a positive outlook for the task at hand.”

Defining Moment in His Career

“Qualifying for my Elite/Pro License and committing to taking my racing career to the next level.”

The Best Part About Being a Without Limits Coach

“Spreading the joy of my passion with others, and helping them achieve their personal goals.”

Certified Cycling Coach Matthew Wistoff

Wilmington, NC

Certifications & Experience

  • 10 years of triathlon racing experience (6 years Elite)
  • Wilmington YMCA Tri Club Assistant Swim Coach (3 years)
  • Group and private swim instructor for youth and adult (10+ years)
  • Experience in non-draft, and draft legal elite level competition
  • Former Division 1 Collegiate Swimmer at UNCW
  • USAC License holder since 2007


  • 28 overall first place finishes
  • First Place Open – 2012 North Carolina Triathlon Series
  • Represented the US at the 2010 PATCO Pan American Championships
  • Competed in Bundesliga Triathlon Series (Elite German National Series)
  • Former Maryland Open Water State Champion

Personal Bests

5K 15:44
10K (race split) 33:38
Half Marathon 1:13
500 yd 4:44
1000 yd 9:40
1650 yd 16:13
40K 56:43

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