Zach Koop 1988 - 2016
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
Zach Koop was more than the perfect teammate, he was an inspiration to all. He was a gentle soul who treated everyone with compassion, grace and fairness.
Zach was never a man of many words, but always a leader in action. Always even keeled. Constantly smiling and embracing every moment. Loving and loyal. Selfless. Humble in victory. Gracious in defeat. He cherished life, friends and family. He lived the same way he raced. Full of fire. Full of joy. Full of panache. And with a mischievous grin originating from the corner of his mouth. Many of you have watched my boys in Blue slay themselves over and over for Zach; a futile attempt to payback all the beauty that he has breathed into our lives. We all knew that no matter how much we gave, he would give more. You couldn't ask for a better friend or champion.
None of that would have been possible without the guidance and support of Zach's parents Pete and Allison and the love of Zach's life, Jill. All of which could regularly be seen and heard cheering on Zach and his team.
We will miss you brother!
2014 Year in Review
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
= 2014 YEAR IN REVIEW
Blue Ribbon-Pennell Venture Partners had a phenomenal season with many victories and high placings! With the support of a strong team Zach Koop was the man of the year! He won the CRCA Jim Boyd competition which is awarded to the racer who accumulates the most points throughout the CRCA club race series. In a chaotic sprint finish Zach won the CRCA club championship race. Zach also won both 1 and 2 of the Rockliegh summer criterium series. Both series came down to the final race and thanks to dedicated teamwork and clever tactics the victory was ours. The team also had a good run at the CRCA club championship team competition and finished 2nd overall.
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015