April 30, 2013
USAT-SW Free F1 Youth Triathlon Clinic Recap
USA Triathlon and the USAT Southwest Region and hosted a Free Youth F1 Triathlon clinic at the Hansen Dam Aquatics Center on April 27th. Thirty athletes ages 12-18 attended the four hour comprehensive clinic. Continue reading...
April 28, 2013
SW Region Duathletes Earn Titles at USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon National Championships
Seven athletes earned national titles at today's Mount Rainer Duathlon in Enumclaw, Washington.
April 15, 2013
Southwest Region Collegiate Athletes Shine at USA Triathlon National Championships
See how the top SW Region collegiates & teams finished here.
April 10, 2013
Watch live coverage of the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship
The USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship will take place on Saturday, April 14th in Tempe, AZ. You can watch all the action online via live video stream! More information here.
April 9, 2013
The 2013 USAT-SW Talent ID Series Rankings are Updated
Rankings following the first race of the USAT-SW Talent ID Series are now posted. Currently leading the youth boys (13-15) is Matthew Paragas (100 pts), followed by Hayden Hansen (75 pts) in second and Zane Grenoble in third. In the junior boys (16-19) category, Connor Tabatabai (100 pts) is ranked first followed by Ryan Davis (75 pts) and Herculano Garcia (55 pts) ranked second and third respectively.
On the girls side, Mara Muslea (100 pts) currently lead the youth girls (13-15) with Kaylee Thompson (75 pts) in second place and Sierra Carmelich (55 pts) rounds out the top three. In the female junior rankings, Fiona Chesley (100 pts) is in first, followed by Andrea Brady (75 pts) and Tiffany Greer (55 pts).
Complete rankings information after series race #1 is located here. The next race is the series is te Napa HITS sprint triathlon on 4/14/13.
April 3, 2013
USA Triathlon Southwest Region Aquabike Championship
The 2013 USAT-SW Aquabike Championship was held in conjunction with Kendra's Race hosted by the UC Santa Barbara triathon team on Sunday, March 30th. Athletes completed a 1/2 mile ocean swim followed by a 16 mile bike ride. Continue reading...
March 28, 2013
March Triathlon Series - USAT-SW Collegiate & WCCTC Championship
The March Triathlon Series, hosted by the Cal Poly triathlon team once again served as this USA Triathlon Southwest Region Collegiate Championship. Held at Lopez Lake in Arroyo Grande, CA, the March Triathlon Series collegiate race saw over 270 co-eds competing in the championship race. In the women’s race, Erica Erickson lead the field by nearly two minutes covering the Olympic distance course in 2:10:41. Brittany Braden was second (2:12:34) and Christie Jackson rounded out the podium crossing the line in 2:14:42.
In the men’s race, a mere five seconds separated first and second place. William Jones broke the tape first in 1:58:34 with Yoni Doron-Peters on his heels in 1:58:39. Zack Paris finished strong in third with a time of 1:59:25.
In addition to the serving at the USAT-SW Region Collegiate Championship, the March Triathlon series was also the West Coast Collegiate Triathlon Conference (WCCTC) championship. Along with the collegiate races, age group races were held both at the sprint and Olympic distance as well as a high school category.
For more information and complete results, click here.
March 23, 2013
Youth & Junior Coaches: USAT Free Youth Clinic Needs Your Help!
The Southwest Region is directing a free Youth Clinic on April 27 at the Hansen Dam Aquatics Center in the LA Area. The free clinic is sponsored by USAT, directed by Sharon Osgood (Southwest Region RADC), and open to all 12-18 year old athletes interested in learning more about draft legal triathlon and what program and the events the Southwest Region has to offer.
March 21, 2013
One Race, One Day. A year's worth of bragging rights!
Announcing the USAT-SW NorCal Club Challenge at the Reservoir Triathlon. Presented by Threshold Racing in partnership with the USAT-SW Regional Council. Sunday, June 16, 2013. Continue reading...
March 20, 2013
Free Youth Triathlon Clinic
A free youth triathlon clinic is being held at Hansen Dam in Sylmar, CA on April 27, 2013. The clinic is for athletes aged 12-18 who are interested in learning more about draft legal triathlon. For more information click here.
March 7, 2013
Paratriathlon Committee Update
The USA Triathlon Southwest Region’s Paratriathlon Committee is supporting USA Triathlon’s effort on the regional level to identify new and emerging paratriathletes. Continue reading.
March 5, 2013
Women's Committee Formed
Calling all USAT Southwest Women! Join the newly formed Southwest Region Women's Committee to open a dialogue and share ideas about what is important to women in our region! More info here.
February 1, 2013
USA Triathlon Duathletes of the Year
The 2012 USA Triathlon Age Group Duathletes of the Year and honor mention selections awarded to Southwest Region athletes include:
Women's Masters Duathlete of the Year
Honorable Mention: Sue Davis (Costa Mesa, CA)
Women's Grand Masters Duathlete of the Year: Corinna Goodman (Oro Valley, AZ.)
Honorable Mention: Patty Peoples-Resh (Redlands, CA)
Men's Junior Duathlete of the Year: Alistair Eeckman (Berkeley, CA)
USA Triathlon Duathlon of the Year Awards Press Release
January 30, 2013
USA Triathlon Announces 2012 Junior Triathletes of the Year
The country's top junior triathletes in 2012 have been named by USA Triathlon. Tamara Gorman (Rapid City, S.D.) and Eli Hemming (Kiowa, Colo.) have been recognized as the top up and coming triathletes in the United States. In addition to recognizing the top junior athletes of the year, USAT has also announced male and female junior elite "All Americans". Hannah Rae Finchamp (Alta Dena, Calif) was awared Honorable Mention for the 2012 USA Triathlon Junior Elite Females (ages 16-19).
Complete Junior Elite All American Line-up
January 28, 2013
USA Triathlon Recognizes Paratriathlon Athletes of the Year
Congratulations to Jamie Brown (TRI-5, Carlsbad, CA) who was awarded an Honorable Mention for USA Paratriathlon Men's Athlete of the Year.
USA Paratriathlon Press Release
January 27, 2013
USAT Skills Camp West 2013 Registration Open
The Southwest Region Triathlon Skills Camp is a five-day overnight camp for athletes 13-19 years old (in 2013), held at California State University Monterey Bay, Seaside, California. The camp is the perfect place to enhance your triathlon skills under the supervision of an expert coaching staff! For more information, click here.
January 23, 2013
The USAT-SW Region Council has a Paratriathlon Committee Opening
The Southwest Region Paratriathlon Committee has an opening for a motivated individual in Arizona who would like to help bring more impaired people into the multisport lifestyle. In 2012 we made excellent progress...continue reading.
January 13, 2013
The USAT-Southwest Region Annual Council Meeting is happening in Santa Barbara, CA today. Present at the meeting:
Elizabeth Farnan, Todd Larlee, Eric Davidson, Christy James, Jim Girand, Sharon Osgood, Charles Johanson, J. Ritterback, Dan Smoot, Melissa Olivas and Rachel Sears Casanta.
January 1, 2013
Happy New Year! 2013 is slated to be a very exciting year in the Southwest Region. Be sure to check out the 2013 SW Region Championship race schedule as well as the Talent ID Series and F1 Series for youth and juniors, too!
December 25, 2012
Merry Christmas! Wishing everyone in the Southwest Region and beyond a joyous holiday!
November 5, 2012
Date Set for 2013 USA Triathlon Southwest Region Annual Meeting
The USAT-SW Regional Council has scheduled its annual meeting for January 12-13, 2013 in Santa Barbara, CA.
Parties interested in speaking to the council can express interest via email and further information will be provided
when it is available.
October 30, 2012
Xterra World Championship - SW Region Stars Shine!
The amateur men's and women's races at the 2012 Xterra World Championships were won by two California teenagers.
Hannah Rae Finchamp (Altadena, CA) and Neilson Powless (Roseville, CA) earned overall amateur world championship titles while winning their individual age groups (15-19). This is Hannah Rae's Finchamps' third age group Xterra World Championship title, while Neilson Powless secured his first. Congratulations to both athletes!
October 26, 2012
Johanson elected as Southwest Region Council Treasurer
USA Triathlon Southwest Region Council convened for its regular monthly conference call on Thursday, October 25th. During the call, council member Charles Johanson (Long Beach, CA) was nominated and elected to the position of Treasurer. Congratulations Charles!
October 19, 2012
SW Region Male Age Group Podium Finishers at Ironman World Championships
A trio of men from the USAT-SW Region placed in the top three in their age group in Kona last weekend.
Find out who here!
October 19, 2012
Southwest Region Age Group Podium Finishers - Women - Ironman World Championship Finishers
Three women from California reach the podium at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
See who they are here.
October 18, 2012
Top Ten Southwest Region Age Group Men Performances at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
Check them out here!
October 18, 2012
Top Ten Southwest Region Age Group Women Performances at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
See the Best of the Southwest here!
October 7, 2012
The C3 - Club Charity Challenge happens next weekend on Sunday, 10/14, There is still time to sign up!
See complete information posted on 9/28/12 or go to www.catriathlon.com.
September 28, 2012
USAT-SW Region & California Triathlon Network (CTN) are pleased to host the 2012 Charity Club Challenge - on October 14, 2012 at the Bonelli Olympic Distance Triathlon in San Dimas, CA.
This club competition recognizes the work the triathlon community & triathlon clubs in particular do in supporting various good causes. Media, political figures, charities & even a little Hollywood star power will be on hand to watch the action and help recognize the groups that make such a big difference in their communities. It is a chance for your you and your club to shine on and off the course. Is your club coming? Are you signed up? Over the next 2 weeks we will be revealing more and more surprises in what shapes up to be a classic C3.
For more information please visit: www.catriathlon.com
10% Discount: CAT2012
September 26, 2012
USAT-SW Region F1 Elite Race Series Wraps Up, Champions Crowned
The final race of the 2012 F1 Elite Race Series was completed at Pacific Grove with 18 athletes competing. A double points race, the championship race presented an opportunity for athletes to gain position in the rankings or to distance themselves from the competition.
On the girls side....(continue here)
September 24, 2012
Nathan Tempe Triathlon Hosts USAT-SW Paratriathlon Championship
The Nathan Tempe Triathlon hosted the first ever USAT-SW Paratriathlon Championship on Saturday, September 23rd.
Eight athletes competed including Grant Berthiaume, Jacob Pruett, Travis Ricks, Beth Sanden, Ralph Pieplenbos, Jamie Whitmore, Edwin Figueroa and Aaron Roux. Congratuations to everyone and thank you to the Red Rock Co for working with the USAT Southwest Regional Council to make this inaugural event happen.
September 15, 2012
Chula Vista Challenge - SoCal Youth Triathlon Series Event #4
Judy Carbury submitted a race recap for the Chula Vista Challenge, part of the new SoCal Youth Triathlon Series. Read more here.
September 13, 2012
USAT-SW F1 Series Championship Race in the Books
The Pacific Grove Triathlon hosted the USAT Southwest F1 series championships on Saturday, Sept 8th. Twenty youth and junior athletes competed in a draft legal race in Pacific Grove, California. The series consisted of two F1 races at Hansen Dam, one at Fiesta Island and the championship race in PG. Race winners at Pacific Grove were: Mara Muslea TTS (girls youth), Michelle Swarovski Breakthrough Racing (girls junior), Duncan Reid TTS (boys youth) and Dillon Nobbs TTS (boys junior). These athletes were also the overall series champions!
(L/R) Sharon Osgood RADC, Mara Muslea, Duncan Reid, Dillon Nobbs, Ian Murray TTS Coach
(Michelle Swarovski is not pictured)
September 10, 2012
USAT-SW Talent ID Series Champions Crowned
The Pacific Grove Triathlon hosted the final race and Championship for the USAT Southwest Talent ID Race series. The race took place on Sunday September 9th. The TID series events are non drafting, sprint distance and began with the
Pasadena Triathlon in March. A total of 8 USAT sanctioned events were included in the rankings. Awards went 3 deep.
1st - Duncan Reid TTS
2nd - Connor Tabatabia ICAN
3rd - Jordan Ruffino ICAN
1st - Eleanor Velez
2nd - Mara Muslea TTS
3rd - Sophia Fuller
1st - Timmy Winslow MBM
2nd - Herculano Garcia ICAN
3rd - Ryan Reede TTS
1st - April Rosas Willett MBM
2nd - Sami Lee
3rd - Danielle Nivinski MBM
(L-R) / Back Row) Sharon Osgood RADC, Connor Tabatabia, Jordan Ruffino, Herculano Garcia,
Dillon Nobbs,Sam Aleman, Duncan Reid, Ryan Corvese,Timmy Winslow,
(L-R / Front Row) Michelle Swarovski, Mara Muslea, Eleanor Velez, Hannah Rae Finchamp
September 5, 2012
Free Paratriathlon Clinic Presented by USA Triathlon Southwest Region
All interested new and experienced athletes are invited to join us for an informative and unique opportunity to learn more about this fast growing and exciting adaptive sport. More information...
August 21, 2012
USAT Southwest Region Council Announces Southwest Region Paratriathlon Championship
The USA Triathlon SW Region Council is pleased to announce that The Red Rock Company and Lifetime Fitness and race series will be hosting the first ever Southwest Region Paratriathlon Championships on Sunday, September 23, at the Nathan’s Tempe Triathlon in Tempe, AZ. More info here...
August 17, 2012
USAT-SW Talent ID Series Rankings Update
The 2012 USAT-SW Talent ID Series is nearing completion with seven of eight race events in the books. Rankings are now updated through the most recent race, the Santa Cruz Sprint triathlon. Rankings can be viewed on the youth/junior races page. The final event of the series is the Pacific Grove Sprint Triathlon on September 9th which will serve as the USAT-SW Talent ID Series Championship.
August 2, 2012
iCAN Triathlon Event Recap
The inaugural iCAN TRI Youth Triathlon took place on July 22, 2012 at the Clovis North Education Center in Fresno, Calif. Joanna Vitale of iCAN TRI submitted an event recap. Read more here.
August 1, 2012
Collegiate Triathlon Development Camp - Registration Open
The 2012 WCCTC / USAT Southwest Region Collegiate Triathlon Camp is happening October 12-14, 2012 at Lake San Antonio, CA. (Site of Wildflower triathlons). For more information, including how to register click here.
July 31, 2012
Pacific Masters Swimming Hosting Coach Training Clinics
Pacific Masters Swimming will be hosting two coach training clinics in late September. The first will be conducted in Mt. View, CA on Saturday, September 29. A second clinic will be offered in Davis, CA on Sunday, September 30. While the clinic curriculum was created by the United States Masters Swimming organization the material is appropriate for anyone who coaches adult swimmers. Triathlon coaches are welcome and encouraged to attend.
For more information, see flyer here.
July 27, 2012
USAT-SW Region Aquabike Championship this Weekend
Nearly 200 athletes will tackle the Vineman Half Aquabike, designated as this year's USAT-SW Region Aquabike Championship, on Saturday in Santa Rosa, CA. Athletes will swm 1.2 miles in the Russian River and then hop on their bikes and ride a beautiful 56 mile course through the rolling hills and vineyards of Sonoma County. Good luck to everyone racing! Complete race details, including athlete tracking information is available on the Vineman website.
July 24, 2012
USA Triathlon Rules Overview
Race by the rules! USA Triathlon Commissioner of Officials, Charlie Crawford reviews
key competitive rule information in an on-line presentation. More info here.
July 23, 2012
USAT-SW Region Council Appoints Four New Members
USA Triathlon Southwest Region welcomes four new USAT members to the Regional Council. After an extensive search process Dan Smoot (Peoria, IL), Christy James (Danville, CA), Charles Johanson (Long Beach, CA) and Tony Rudd (Irvine, CA) were appointed to the Council at the June 21 meeting.
Each of the new members is passionate about triathlon and bring a unique background and perspective to the Council. Please join us in welcoming Dan, Christy, Charles and Tony to the USA Triathlon Southwest Regional Council.
July 13, 2012
USAT-SW Talent ID Series Rankings Update
Five of nine of the series races are complete and rankings have been updated to include the Breath of Life Triathlon. For complete details and rankings information, continue to the USAT Southwest Blog.
July 6, 2012
Promotional Pricing for Registration for C3 - Charity Club Challenge ends 7/8
There is still time to get the promotional pricing for registering for your team/club for the C3 - Charity Club Challenge on October 14, 2012 at TriEvents in San Dimas, CA. More info here.
July 6, 2012
NorCal Juniors Splash & Dash
A Splash and Dash, known as an Aquathlon, is a fun and fast-growing sport that combines running and swimming. The Nor-Cal Juniors Splash & Dash Aquathlon is open to athletes ages 7-15 and features a swim/run combination.
Race day is August 19, 2012 in Novato, CA. For more information visit Nor-Cal Juniors' website.
July 5, 2012
Be a Part of the Inaugural “iCAN TRI” Youth Triathlon
The “iCAN TRI” Youth Triathlon will be this July 22. The race is open to youth 6-17 years of age and will be held at the Clovis North Educational Center. More information...
June 26, 2012
Race Brief - Redondo Beach Triathlon & Breath of Life Triathlon - USAT-SW Talent ID Series
It has been a busy month of racing on the USAT-SW Talent ID Series circuit. The Redondo Beach Triathlon took place on June 10th and the action continued at the Breath of Life Triathlon in Ventura, CA on June 24th. Thank you to Coach and USAT-SW Region Vice Chair, Todd Larlee for submitting race reports and photos.
June 6, 2012
USA Triathlon Youth Splash and Dash Aquathlon Series Kicks off next month for Southwest Region
The USA Triathlon Youth Splash and Dash Aquathlon Series is rapidly approaching with the first event in the Southwest region taking place on 7/15/2012 in Pleasanton, California. In an effort to drive youth participation, USAT has developed the Youth Splash and Dash Aquathlon Series with thirty (30) events as part of the series. Each region will have three (3) events. The focus should is on participation, not competition. The series will expose youth participants to USA Triathlon and the exciting world of multisport. The events included in the series must be community based and focused on getting youth involved in the multisport lifestyle. The goal is to provide a low cost event that is community driven to expose youths ages 7 to 15 to the world of multisport. Each participant will receive a finishers medal, commemorative series t-shirt, and an experience they will not soon forget! Listed below are events taking place in the Southwest region:
The Tri-Valley Kid’s Aquathlon
(Register! Ages 7-15)
Tri Amphibians Splash and Dash
Long Beach, California
(Register! Ages 7-15)
Nor-Cal Juniors Splash & Dash
(Register! Ages 7-15)
San Diego Kid’s Splash and Dash
San Diego, California
(Register! Pre-Event Clinic)
(Register! Ages 7-15)
June 5, 2012
USAT-SW Region F1 Elite Series - Race Standings Updated Through 3rd Race of Series
Nearly 40 athletes have competed so far in this year's USAT-SW F1 Elite Series. Current standings are now posted for youth boys and girls ages 12 to 15 and junior boys and girls ages 16 to 18.
Duncan Reid is leading the boys 12-15 category with 300 points having placed first in each of the three series races so far. Drew Daniels (125 pts) and Carson Gossler (115) are in second and third respectively. In the junior boys 16-18 category, Dillon Nobbs, is on top of the junior boys standings with 300 points, also having secured the top podium spot in each of the series races.
On the girls side, Mara Muslea leads the youth girls category on the strength of participating in all three of the series events. Muslea has 215 points, but is followed closed by Jessica Tomesek (200) who has raced in two series events, placing first in both. Leslie Zhang rounds out the current top three in the standings with 105 points.
The series championship (double points) is slated for September 8 in Pacific Grove.
Many thanks to race directors Jim Vance (Fiesta Island), Ian Murray (Hansen Dam) and Terry Davis (Pacific Grove) for your support and hard work in helping to grow the SW Region development programming for youth and juniors.
Youth Boys 12-15 / Junior Boys 16-18 Series Standing through Race #3
Youth Girls 12-15 / Youth Girls 16-18 Series Standings through Race #3
May 30, 2012
USAT-SW Region F1 Elite Series - Hansen Dam Report
Sharon Osgood, Regional Athlete Development Coordinator shares a brief report about the third event in the 2012 USAT-SW Region F1 Elite Series. Read more here.
May 25, 2012
New USA Triathlon Officials Cat 5 & Officials recertification Clinics Dates Announced.
USAT- SW Regional Official's Coordinator, J. Ritterbeck has announced new, upcoming USA Triathlon
Officials certification clinics happening this summer in the Southwest Region.
Please visit the officials page for more information.
May 23, 2012
USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon & Aquathon National Championship Events
Long Course Duathlon National Championship
June 3, 2012 Cambridge, Maryland
The 2012 Inaugural Blackwater Duathlon provides a challenging course, and has been chosen as the USAT National Long Course Duathlon Championship event, providing an excellent opportunity for athletes to test their limits.
The Blackwater Duathlon’s two 10K run courses are flat and fast traveling along Egypt Road, and will start and finish at the Cambridge South Dorchester High School.
The bike course consists of a two loop, windy and flat 70K bike, traveling though portions of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife such as Eagles, Egrets, and Osprey as you proceed through one of the most beautiful and revered wildlife refuges in the country.
This the only qualifying event for the ITU Long Course Duathlon World Championship to be held on September 2, 2012, in Zofingen, Switzerland.
For more information or to register today go to:
Aquabike National Championship
June 24, 2012 Richmond, Virginia
The 2012 I Love the Tavern Triathlon has been chosen as the very first Aquabike National Championship for USA Triathlon. Located in Richmond, Virginia, the 650 meter swim, and 18.8 mile bike has some rolling hills and one good climb to test athletes. The venue is set in the beautiful park setting at Robious Landing Park in Chesterfield County right on the James River.
For more information or to register today go to:
May 17, 2012
Thank you Corey McKenna. Congratulations to new USAT-SW Council Vice Chair & Secretary.
The Southwest Region council would like to thank outgoing Vice Chair Corey Mckenna (Bakersfield) for his service as the council's vice chair for 2012. His contributions have been key to the success of the activities and initiatives of the council. We congratulate Corey on the exciting opportunities that lay ahead and wish him and his wife well as they move to Idado. Thank you for your service! We will miss you.
The council has elected Todd Larlee (Santa Monica) to the Vice Chair position. Congratulations Todd!
Additionally the council has elected Eric Davidson (San Diego) to the Secretary position. Thank you Eric for agreeing to serve in this new role!
May 11, 2012
Watch the ITU World Triathlon San Diego LIVE!
Watch live coverage of the women's elite race on Friday, May 11 at 2:00pm PST on www.triathlonlive.tv.
Live coverage of the men's elite race happens on Saturday, May 12 at 2:30 pm PST on www.triathlonlive.tv.
May 10, 2012
USA Triathlon Southwest Region Holds 2012 Membership Rally at Wildflower
The USA Triathlon Southwest Region Council held its 2012 Membership Rally for annual members from the region (CA, AZ, NV) at the Wildflower Triathlon festival on May 4-5, 2012. During packet pick-up, new and current annual members were invited to enter a raffle...continue reading.
April 28, 2012
Helping hands and smiling faces welcome! Be a part of the ITU World Triathlon San Diego!
Volunteers are needed at the ITU World Triathlon San Diego happening May 10-12, 2012.
Be part of one of the most exciting multisport events of the year. See athletes who wil be competing at the summer Olympics!
For more information...read more here.
April 17, 2012
USAT-SW Talent ID Series Rankings
Two races of the eight event 2012 USAT-SW Region Talent ID Series are in the books! Results and rankings have been tabulated for the TYR Pasadena Sprint triathlon as well as the inaugural HITS Napa Sprint triathlon. Thus far 19 girls and 43 boys have participated in the series which culminates with the Pacific Grove Sprint Triathlon, designated as the series championship.
Current rankings are available below:
Youth Girls 13-15
Junior Girls 16-19
Youth Boys 13-15
Junior Boys 16-19
The next race in the series is the TBF Tri for Fun Sprint Triathlon on June 2, 2012.
The next round of Talent ID Series rankings updates will take place in July and will include the addition of results from the TBF Tri for Fun Sprint, Redondo Beach Sprint and the Breath of Life Sprint triathlons.
If you believe there is an error in the rankings, you may submit your suggestions for revisions via this form. Please note,suggested corrections that are emailed will not be accepted.
**We have been advised that the results on the HITS website that we accessed today, 4/17 to create the rankings include incorrect ages for some of the youth/junior athletes ranked above. No need to contact us, HITS will provide adjusted results which will be used to update the rankings. Please note, the rankings will next be updated in July.
April 17, 2012
USAT-SW Youth F1 Series - San Diego
Race organizers of the second USAT-SW Youth Draft Legal Triathlon of the season scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2012 faced a number of challenges put forth by mother nature. Confronted with a significant accumulation of rain in the day preceding the event, considerable winds and muddy roads, the decision was made to modify the event for safety concerns. Read more...
March 29. 2012
March Triathlon Series - USAT-SW Region Collegiate Championship
On Saturday March 24, 2012, collegiate athletes and age group triathletes alike converged at Lake Lopez, CA for the Cal Poly MTS 2012 triathlons. Age groupers competed in both sprint and Olympic distance events, while collegiate athletes vied for top honors at the Olympic distance, designated the 2012 USAT-SW Region Collegiate Championship.
Top Female Collegiate Finishers
1. Marissa Ferrante - 2:10:55.3
2. Erika Erickson - 2:12:56.5
3. Katherine Nielsen - 2:15:13.9
Top Male Collegiate Finishers
1. Yoni Doron-Peters - 1:59:07.7
2. Dustin McLarty - 1:59:11.6
3. William Jones - 1:59:51.4
Congratulations to all competitors!
Full WCCTC (West Coast Collegiate Triathlon Conference) results are located here:
Complete results for all categories and races can be found at: http://www.srtiming.com/2012events.html
March 26, 2012
USA Triathlon Junior Elite Series Guide
The USA Triathlon Junior Elite Series is the premiere national-level racing circuit for junior triathletes in the United States. The series attracts over 300 of America’s top young triathletes, as they vie for individual and team National Championships and Series titles, selection to World Championship teams, and, most importantly, experience the dynamic format of Olympic-style triathlon.
For complete series information, including race dates, divisions and distances, non-series qualification events, series points information, series awards, national rankings, honors and qualifying for international championship events, download the 2012 USA Triathlon Junior Elite Series Guide.
March 13, 2012
USAT Southwest Region F1 Elite Race Series - Dates Announced
There are four events in the 2012 USAT Southwest Region F1 Elite Race Series:
March 18 - Hansen Dam F1 Elite Race - Los Angeles, CA
April 14 - Fiesta Island F1 Elite Race - San Diego, CA
May 20 - Hansen Dam F1 Elite Race - Los Angeles, CA
September 8 - Pacific Grove F1 Elite Race - Pacific Grove, CA
For more information, please visit the Youth/Junior Races page.
March 12, 2012
USAT-SW Talent ID Series Underway - Pasadena Sprint Triathlon Results
The 2012 USAT-SW Talent ID Series kicked off this weekend with the Pasadena Spint Triathlon. Pasadena is the first stop in the eight race series which culminates in September with the Pacific Grove Sprint Triathlon.
Congratulations to top finishers and all participants in the race!
Male 13-15 - Duncan Reid (TTS/LA Tri Club)
Female 13-15 - Mara Muslea (TTS/LA Tri Club)
Male 16-19 - Nick Ramos
Female 16-19 - Andrea Brady
Complete results are available here.
For more information about the USAT-SW Talent ID series, rankings and awards click here.
March 1, 2012
USA Triathlon Selects 2011 Elite Athletes of the Year
Congratulations to the Southwest Region's Jordan Rapp (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) and Matthew Russell (Scottsdale, Ariz.) for being recognized by USA Triathlon for your outstanding performances!
See full press release here.
Olympic/ITU Athletes of the Year
Sarah Groff (Hanover, N.H.)
Manuel Huerta (Miami, Fla.)
Non-Olympic/ITU Athletes of the Year
Mary Beth Ellis (Boulder, Colo.)
Jordan Rapp (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
Rookies of the Year
Kelly Whitley (Geneva, Ill.)
A.J. Baucco (Willoughby Hills, Ohio)
Under-23 Athletes of the Year
Kaitlin Shiver (Melbourne, Fla.)
Greg Billington (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Female Elite Duathlete of the Year
Nicole LaSelle (Dayton, Ohio)
(HM) Courtenay Brown (Boulder, Colo.)
Male Elite Duathlete of the Year
Matthew Russell (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
(HM) Josh Merrick (Alamosa, Colo.)
HM - honorable mention
February 29, 2012
USA Triathlon Names 2011 Junior Athletes of the Year
Congratulations to Holly Resh (Redlands, Calif.), recognized by USA Triathlon as the 2011 USA Triathlon Female Junior Duathlete of the Year. Also honored by USA Triathlon with Honorable Mentions for 2011 USA Triathlon Male Youth Elite All-Americans (ages 13-15) are Tristan Bunch (Murrieta, Calif.) and Neilson Powless (Roseville, Calif.) Way to go!
See press release here.
2011 USA Triathlon Junior Triathletes of the Year
Lukas Verzbicas (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Kelly Whitley (Geneva, Ill.)
2011 USA Triathlon Male Junior Duathlete of the Year
Tom Edwards (Kennett Square, Pa.)
(HM) Victor Jivanescu (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
2011 USA Triathlon Female Junior Duathlete of the Year
Holly Resh (Redlands, Calif.)
(HM) Rachel Phillips (West Point, N.Y.)
2011 USA Triathlon Male Junior Elite All-Americans (ages 16-19)
Tony Smoragiewicz (Rapid City, S.D.)
Lukas Verzbicas (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
(HM) Luke Farkas (Franklin, Tenn.)
(HM) Hunter Honeycutt (Tifton, Ga.)
(HM) Ben Kanute (Geneva, Ill.)
2011 USA Triathlon Female Junior Elite All-Americans (ages 16-19)
Breanna Hemming (Kiowa, Colo.)
Jennifer Howland (Elburn, Ill.)
Kelly Whitley (Geneva, Ill.)
(HM) Tanelle Berard (Clive, Iowa)
(HM) Johanna Gartman (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
2011 USA Triathlon Male Youth Elite All-Americans (ages 13-15)
Matthew Stanley (Acworth, Ga.)
Sawyer Willingham (Simpsonville, S.C.)
(HM) Tristan Bunch (Murrieta, Calif.)
(HM) Neilson Powless (Roseville, Calif.)
(HM) Sammy Ritz (Meadowbrook, Pa.)
2011 USA Triathlon Female Youth Elite All-Americans (ages 13-15)
Tamara Gorman (Rapid City, S.D.)
Stephanie Jenks (Aurora, Iowa)
Rachel Mann (Homer Glen, Ill.)
(HM) Gina Johnson (Park Ridge, Ill.)
HM – honorable mention
February 15, 2012
USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships return to Tucson, Arizona.
Run-bike-run specialists will converge in Arizona on April 28, 2012 for the USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championship. Duathletes will compete over the 5k - 35k - 5k distance to determine age group national champions and to earn prestigious slots on Team USA racing at the ITU Duathlon World Championships later this year.
In addition, the Paraduathlon National championship will also be contested and a sprint distance 2.5k - 17.5 - 2.5k 'beginner friendly' event welcomes all athletes for participation.
For more information and to register please visit USA Triathlon.
February 8, 2012
Registration for the USAT Skills Camp West is now open! The camp cheduled for June 25-29, 2012 and will be held on the campus of California State University Monterey Bay in Seaside, California. The 5-day overnight camp is for athletes ages 13-19.
For more information and to register please visit the Youth and Junior Camps page.
January 29, 2012
The USA Triathlon Southwest Region Council is holding it's annual meeting today at the Pacifica Suites in Santa Barbara, CA. The meeting is in session from 8am-3pm.
Council Members present:
January 2, 2012
The USAT-SW Region Youth/Jr Talent ID Series race calendar is posted.
Visit the Youth/Jr Races page for specifics.
December 10, 2010 - 2011 USAT Southwest Region Council Annual Meeting Planned
The USA Triathlon Southwest Region Council will conduct its annual meeting on January 22-23, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. Members of USA Triathlon are welcome to attend the meeting scheduled Sunday, January 23 from 8am to 3pm. Interested parties should contact administrator Rachel Casanta to express interest in attending or for further information. Alternatively, athletes in the region are welcome and encouraged to provide questions or topics of interest that they would like addressed by the Regional Council in the upcoming year.
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