Team Langer

We rise by lifting others!
~Robert Ingersoll

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Team Langer was created in 2018 by Nick Langer and his daughter, Ellery. Ellery is the inspiration of the team; Nick is just a means of transportation. Inspired by a father/son duo, Nick ventured into the sport of triathlon in 2000. When Ellery was born in 2012 and diagnosed with cerebral palsy, it was the same duo, Dick and Rick Hoyt, that inspired Nick to pursue Ellery's inclusion in similar events. Ellery participated in her first triathlon in 2016 at the Pardeeville Triathlon, thanks to the support of myTeam Triumph. After acquiring their own racing cart and equipment for Ellery (through the Hoyts), Team Langer was created. Their mission is to raise awareness of inclusion of people with disabilities, while at the same time helping other families impacted by childhood disabilities by collecting funds through charitable events, sponsorships, and donations.


Team Langer's mission is to raise awareness, acceptance, and assistance for special needs families. We raise awareness and acceptance through our racing platform. Every year, Team Langer uses funds raised to help families experiencing tough times with special needs. With your help, we can help more families, and have a greater impact on people's lives.

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Laurie Krause


I am so honored and privileged to be a part of Team Langer. I have known this family for several years, having met them during my work as a school nurse. Nick and I are on the same triathlon team as well. The shared commitment and passion we have for our sport we also bring to this organization. I am so excited to see where this pursuit takes us and how many families we can positively impact through our fundraising efforts, connection, and community.

Nick Langer

Vice President/Treasurer

Rachel Krause


I'm a lifelong Madison community member, mother of two, and small business owner. My favorite days involve adventures and travels alongside my family. I am a longtime friend and follower of Team Langer, and I'm delighted to be more involved in the growth of this incredible organization.

Christina Huber

Board Member

I live in Verona with my husband Sam and our dog, Donut. Professionally, I am a Human Resources Manager at an incredible company and enjoy staying active, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and checking out local breweries in my free time. Being incredibly inspired by Nick, his family, and the awareness they raise, I was thrilled when the opportunity to be an official part of Team Langer presented itself.

Todd Dubenske

Board Member

Father of three (Claire-13, Audrey-11, Nora-6) currently living in Windsor WI with wife Lindsey. Works at GE Healthcare as a Quality Engineer. Enjoys playing and watching many sports but now mostly watching my girls play Basketball, Softball and Volleyball. Met the Langer family about 5 years ago living in the same neighborhood and quickly bonded over triathlons and both of our wives being Nurses.

Jane Staehle

Board Member

I currently work with students with special needs. The students I work with inspire me with their ambition, determination, curiosity and love of life. They are amazing! I'm super excited and proud to be a part of Team Langer. I look forward to being able to help families with special needs.