2011 USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Championships



Here’s the line up of 2011 USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Championships and Special Qualifiers. The three Regional Championship and Special Qualifier races occurring prior to August 12, 2011 qualify the top 33% per age group for the 2011 USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals in Burlington, Vermont on August 20. 2011.

At its January social, the Bozeman Triathlon Club selected the Coeur d’Alene Triathlon (along with the Grizzly and Spring Meadow Triathlons) as a Triton Team Racing event. If you’re planning your races for this year, hopefully you’ll sign up for the Coeur d’Alene Triathlon.

We’re not certain of the rules yet, but the 2011 Region Club Championship may be at stake at the CDA Triathlon, too. The venue makes for a fun group event!


Spec Qualifier

South Maui June 11 Maui, HI Website


Race the River July 24 Coeur d’Alene, ID



Coeur d’Alene August 13 Coeur d’Alene, ID



Apple Capital August 19 Wenatchee, WA


Triton Mixer — Friday, January 14th, What’s your 2011 Triathlon Resolution?

Stop by Anytime, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, Friday, January 14th
The Big Table @ Sola Cafe

This fun “open house style” mixer is open to all current and prospective Triton members, and informally serves as the Club’s annual meeting. Join the Club. Get psyched for the 2011 Triton training program and area races. Bring your questions, suggestions, and other ideas. Additionally, if you are interested in volunteering to serve the Club in some capacity, please bring it on. Support the Club. Train, race and volunteer. We hope to see you at Sola Café!


2010 Bozeman Tritons Triathlon
Long Course Event – Bridger Canyon Ride

Triton Programs
MultiRider Indoor Cycling – Starts January 18, http://bit.ly/fAwdmH
Powder Hound Winter Triathlon & USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Winter Triathlon Championship – January 30, http://bit.ly/euLhGt
Special Olympics Unified Sports Triathlon – May 10, www.somt.org
Bozeman Tritons Triathlon – Sprint, Long Course, Junior, Youth Races – July 30, 31, http://bit.ly/er3l5X (soft launch, work-in-progress!)

2009 Triton Triathlon Camp
USA Olympic Coach Michelle Blessing
Yellowstone National Park Group Ride

Triton Partner Programs
Bozeman Masters Swim Club – Ongoing, www.bozemanmasters.org
Big Sky Wind Drinkers (Bozeman Running Company) – Tuesday @ Track (awaiting confirmation from BRC), www.bozemanrunningcompany.com
Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club – Thursday TTs (New this year, still tentative, awaiting confirmation from GVBC), www.gallatinvalleybicycleclub.org

Grizzly Triathlon is only 16-weeks away!

Triton Team Racing
Grizzly Triathlon – April 23, Be sure to register at 8:00 AM on January 10!. Race filled in 3-hours in 2010, www.grizzlytri.com
Spring Meadow Triathlon – July 10, http://bit.ly/fgjDJR
Coeur d’Alene Triathlon & USAT PNW Region Championship – August 13, www.cdatriathlon.com

Bozeman Triathlon Club (Bozeman Tritons)
Over 50-members strong and now entering its fifth season in 2011, the Bozeman Triathlon Club is an official USA Triathlon Club, a first for Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley region. The Club welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to this growing sport and healthy lifestyle. According to USA Triathlon, no matter what level of experience, from newbie to pro, your triathlon experience will be enhanced by joining a USAT club. Members will train smarter, harder and have more fun with people of a like mind. USAT Clubs are where fun happens, where you can get together to train and party. USAT actively promotes clubs. www.bozemantritons.org.

USA Triathlon (USAT)
Fueling the Multisport Lifestyle
USA Triathlon is the sanctioning authority for more than 3,000 diverse events, ranging from grassroots to high-profile races nationwide. The organization works to create interest and participation in a variety of programs, including camps, clinics, races and educational opportunities. USA Triathlon’s 130,000-strong membership is comprised of athletes of all ages, coaches, officials, parents and fans striving to strengthen multisport. Triathlon participation in the United States is at an all-time high, following unprecedented growth over the past decade. USA Triathlon can easily track the surge through its membership numbers, which approached 135,000 annual members in June 2010. To put that into perspective, annual membership hovered between 15,000 and 21,000 from 1993-2000. www.usatriathlon.org.

Triton Results at Spring Meadow Triathlon

Congrats to all Tritons racing at the Spring Meadow Triathlon on Sunday. Here’s a quick team race result summary. For the  Helena Independent Record race report —  “169 Competitors Swim, Bike and Run Their Way to Glory” — and photos, please click here — http://bit.ly/ddfRe7. Complete race results are available here — http://onlineraceresults.com/event/view_event.php?event_id=4707. Have a great day!

Spring Meadow Triathlon on Sunday – Club Championships Sprint Distance Race

Spring Meadow Lake State Park, Helena
Go Tritons! USAT Pacific Northwest Region Club Championship Race – Sprint Event, Sign Up Today!

The Club recently learned that the Spring Meadow Sprint Distance Triathlon is again serving as a USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Club Championship event. In 2008, the Tritons finished #1 in the Regional Club Championships. The Club finished #2 in 2009, right behind the big city of Portland Ironheads Triathlon Club and well ahead of our neighbors, the Helena-based Team Great Divide. Assuming the same Championships scoring format as 2009, the Club will be awarded Club Championship points for each Triton participating in the Spring Meadow sprint distance race, with the points being scaled based upon age group finish. Triton participation is key to winning the Club Championships, and you are encouraged to support the Club and enter the sprint distance race. Besides, while racing, enjoy wonderful people, beautiful scenery and warm July weather in the heart of Montana. The Spring Meadow Triathlon is an athlete and spectator friendly event with incredible support for both new and seasoned competitors.  It just might be the best outdoor triathlon in Montana. To enter the sprint distance race, just click here — http://www.active.com/triathlon/helena-mt/spring-meadow-triathlons-2010. Race on.

Triton Coach Aubrey Curtis Wins Spring Meadow Triathlon!

Triton Coach Aubrey Curtis Wins 2009 Spring Meadow Triathlon

Aubrey getting props and feeling the post-race love in the transition area of the Spring Meadow Triathlon.

Triton Coach Aubrey Curtis finished first in the  olympic distance Spring Meadow Triathlon yesterday.  At a 5:55 pace, Aubrey blistered the run, passing eventual second place finisher Geoff L’Heureux for the win.  His final time was 2:03:30.  With a finish time of 2:19:42, teammate Mandy Axelson joined him on the podium, finishing #2 female overall. Congrats Aubrey and Mandy!

Triton Mandy Axelson at 2009 Spring Meadow Triathlon

Mandy’s totally happy with her second place overall female finish, and her triathlon racing improvements!

The olympic distance Spring Meadow Triathlon was a Special Qualifier for the 2009 USA Triathlon National Championships.   Tritons Aubrey Curtis (1st in his age group), Mandy Axelson (1st), Art Thompson (2nd), Julie Zickovich (3rd), and Sherri Pearson (4th) qualified to compete in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on August 22nd.  The top finishers in their age group at the National Championships will qualify for the ITU World Championship on August 29, 2010 in Budapest, Hungary.

 Triton Ryan Takeshita at 2009 Spring Meadow Triathlon 

Triton Ryan Takeshita basks in the afterglow of his awesome PR.  Here’s a vote for Ryan, as the Bozeman Triathlon Club’s most improved triathlete.

In the sprint distance, Tritons Tom DeLuca and Katie Boyce finished first in their respective age groups.  Additionally, Tom was the male overall  master winner.  This race was an official event on the USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Club Championships circuit.  With their 1st place finishes, Tom & Katie earned 25 points each for the Bozeman Triathlon Club.  Congrats to Tom, Katie, and all Tritons for your terrific races today! 


Div Plc






Aubrey Curtis



#1 Overall Male


Mandy Axelson



#2 Overall Female


Art Thompson





Julie Zickovich





Sherri Pearson





Ryan Takeshita





Becky Hochstein






Tom DeLuca



#1 Overall Master


Katie Boyce




Check out the complete results here — http://onlineraceresults.com/event/view_event.php?event_id=3830

2009 Spring Meadow Triathlon Swim

Competitors in the Olympic series triathlon event tackle the 1,500 meter swim in Spring Meadow Lake.  The swim was followed by a 24.9-mile bike ride and a 6.2 mile run.

Triton Quote — “I’d like to finish the swim in less than 45 minutes.  For me, it’s the hardest part.”  Check it out, included in this Helena Independent Record feature article here — http://www.helenair.com/articles/2009/07/13/top/top/50lo_090713_springmeadow.txt

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