Yuri Hauswald `88
Yuri Hauswald `88
FOOTBALL / LACROSSE
Arriving at Stevenson as a freshman, Yuri Hauswald quickly demonstrated his athletic agility and became a solid contributor to the JV football, lacrosse, and baseball teams. In his sophomore year, Yuri again played JV football and baseball, but worked diligently in the off-season to improve his stick skills. It paid off: He made the highly competitive varsity lacrosse team that same year, an impressive accomplishment for a young player at that time.
Yuri played varsity football and varsity lacrosse both his junior and seniors years. Playing the first line middle position, he helped guide the lacrosse team to its first ever CCS championship in the sport in 1987, and as the lacrosse team captain his senior year, he played an exemplary season and was honored at season’s end on the all-league team.
As accomplished in the classroom as on the field, Yuri went on to UC Berkeley, where he played lacrosse all four years, including two years as team captain. In addition, he was recognized as all-conference both years. His crowning achievement at Berkeley was being selected as the only west coast player to compete in the prestigious East Coast All Star Game.
After graduating from Cal, Yuri spent two years teaching at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, where he coached both football and lacrosse. It was here that he discovered his love for mountain biking, and began riding recreationally with friends. In 1996, he returned to California and while continuing his teaching career began to work his way up the ranks in the sport and developing sponsor/athlete relationships with various brands.
In 2006, Yuri entered and won a regional elite level 24-Hours of Adrenaline solo race at Laguna Seca. He placed ninth later that year in the 24-Hour Solo World Championships in Georgia. These two victories allowed him to turn pro at the age of 36. Most recently, in 2015, Yuri won the Dirty Kanza, a 200-mile endurance cycling event in Kansas. In addition to his racing career, Yuri is the community development manager at GU Energy Labs, one of his racing sponsors, in Petaluma.