John is a prominent Utah-based mountain trail runner and a member of the newly formed Salomon-Backcountry.com Mountain/Trail Running Team. Tribbia has quickly worked his way up the ranks of the sport, as well as up many notable peaks, setting record ascents for a variety of significant Utah mountains. It’s all uphill all the time for Tribbia, no matter the season or the weather. In the winter, he partakes in snowshoe and winter uphill racing and then shifts his focus to uphill mountain racing in the spring, summer, and fall. Since 2006, Tribbia has secured an impressive list of career highlights at events throughout the country and in Europe. Notable accomplishments include the fastest known ascent of Mount Olympus in Salt Lake City, UT, 1st overall at the 2014 United States Snowshoe Association Regional Qualifier #2 10K, 3rd overall at the 2013 Eddie Bauer Winter Games Uphill, 1st overall in 2012 and 2nd overall in 2013 at America’s Uphill in Aspen, CO, and top-ten (7th) finish at 2012 La Montee du Grand Ballon in Willer-sur-Thur, France Tribbia’s enthusiasm extends to his studies and community service. In May of 2012, he graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a PhD in Environmental Sociology in which he studied the contributions to climate change of U.S. metropolitan areas. When not on the trail, you can find him dedicating his time to the Mountain Trails Foundation, a non-profit organization staffed by dedicated volunteers who are committed to conserving and maintaining Park City Utah’s trails for non-motorized recreational use.