Why We Copperman – Race Directors Crystal Holzberger and Stacy Bussiere

You may not see Crystal Holzberger or Stacy Bussiere in the spotlight on race day, but they have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make the 25th Copperman the best one yet.

Both Crystal and Stacy have been involved with Copperman for many years.  Thirteen years ago, Crystal jumped into Copperman headfirst on her second day at Aspirus.  She began as a volunteer, then worked as Chief of Registration, and is currently serving in her fifth year as Race Director.  She has a hard time choosing her favorite part of Copperman.  “There are just too many things that make Copperman amazing!” she says.

Stacy has also participated in Copperman in many ways, from working as a volunteer and competing on a team, to serving as Race Director for the past three years.  She loves that Copperman is the “Tri in the Wilderness.”  “Being around these athletes in beautiful Copper Harbor makes for a great weekend,” she says.  “It never gets old – I get goosebumps every year!”