Meet Our Coaching Team

With over 35 years of combined coaching and training experience, our team of coaches is devoted and ready to help you hit higher levels of fitness and build the confidence needed to conquer your goals.

Kent Woermann

Owner / Head Coach

Kent Woermann is the owner/operator of Move Up Endurance Coaching. He is currently a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Precision Nutrition Certified Coach, and holds a category 1 license in road, mountain bike, and cyclocross disciplines.

Kent got his start in cycling by riding on the weekends with his dad when there wasn’t a baseball, soccer, or basketball game to attend. At 10 years old he completed his first century at the MS150 charity ride (it took all day!) and then continued to do that event each year thereafter. After high school, Kent discovered competitive cycling and never looked back. It was the hardest sport he had ever competed in, and the combination of tactics and intensity in road racing had him hooked. After a few years, Kent started to compete in the off-road disciplines as well, quickly discovering that playing in the dirt was fun and the perfect excuse to purchase more bikes! He enjoys the combination of power and skill it requires to navigate an off-road course and aims to keep improving his off-road skills over the years.

Overall, Kent is a guy that loves everything about cycling. Intervals, criteriums, coffee shop cruises, trail epics, and of course geeking out on all the data and high tech equipment. Give him a call to chat bikes and see if he’s the right coach to help you Move Up to the next level!

Jason Chase

Cycling Coach

Jason Chase is new to coaching in 2021 but is no stranger to endurance sport and the processes involved with setting and achieving goals. Jason started his path in endurance sport as a runner in high school and a brief stint in college before joining the army. In the military, he served 2 tours overseas in Iraq, completing his term of service after 13 years of active duty. During this time Jason went to flight school and served 9 of those years as a pilot – skills he still uses to this day as a med-evac pilot.

While in the military Jason began adventure racing, a sport that requires a mix of endurance, navigational prowess, and serious determination. Eventually, Jason caught the bug for gravel racing in 2016 and it’s been all bikes ever since. As a long-time client of Coach Kent, Jason has moved through the ranks to become one of the region’s most competitive gravel racers and is currently moving through the road and cyclocross categories as well.

Jason brings a wealth of training and racing experience as well as life experience to his coaching philosophy. As a husband and father of three, he knows the ins and outs of managing personal goals with family and career.

Garrick Valverde

Cycling Coach

Garrick Valverde is a category one racer living in Lawrence, Kansas. Garrick has been racing for over a decade, beginning at just eleven years old. He has a strong sense of the challenges facing junior riders. He himself competed in over a dozen junior national events, surfing both the highs and lows of the sport. Garrick also understands the tribulations of “starting over”. After taking a 4-year hiatus from racing, he returned to cycling in 2013 and went from a category three to category one in just over a season. He has since enjoyed striving to improve each year as both a racer and a student of the sport.

Garrick enjoys picking apart the intricacies of racing and training through writing. Here is a blog he wrote on his stage win at the Joe Martin Stage Race, and here is one written on the very reason we ride bikes. As your coach, Garrick will be committed to making your cycling goals his coaching goals. Feel free to contact him with any questions!