As a swimmer, Andy earned a spot on the USA National Team and highlighted his career at the 1996 Olympic Trials with a 4th place finish in the 400 IM. While at the University of Michigan, Andy ran track as well and later found a niche in triathlons becoming the 2003 USAT Rookie of the Year. In 2004 he was a member of the US Olympic Team competing in the Triathlon (22nd), winner of the 2005 World Cup and finished the 2006 season ranked 3rd in the world.
In 2007, Andy blew up the triathlon scene by winning the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro and followed that impressive performance by winning the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. Consequently, Andy was named USA Triathlon’s non-drafting and draft legal Triathlete of the Year as well as Triathlete Magazine’s All-Round Triathlete of the Year. In his 2008 Ironman debut, he finished 7th at the Ironman World Championships. He has since added Ironman Champion to his accolades.