I am the owner of Ruppel Chiropractic in Wausau and Marathon Endurance in Weston. I grew up in Medford and earned a degree in chemistry at UW – La Crosse while researching psychopharmaceuticals. In 2005 I graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic and have been practicing in Wausau ever since. While the Ironman triathlon has been my passion for the past 6 years, I still make time for candlelight dinners, long walks on the beach, and a warm fireplace.
Being a part of this event is quite the experience. My only disappointment came when I wasn’t learning lifts and spin moves during my first dance lesson ever, but the staff at Get Out and Dance gave me nothing but encouragement to start with a few basic moves. Having never been part of a production that didn’t involve sports drinks and tight lycra, I remained optimistic and enjoyed learning this new art.
I’m proud to be a part of supporting this cause because it relates to so many people and families on a personal level. Thanks to those sponsoring this event and making it a reality. I want to give a personal thank you to my friends and family for their encouragement, my patients and customers for their support, Justin Timberlake, the staff at Get Out and Dance for all their help, my dance partner Heather for her unending patience, Deb Meier for the nudge to get involved, Keith DuPuis for being my dance mentor, and the rest of the DFTP contestants for their involvement in this event.
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