USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Winter Triathlon Championship

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Thanks to Bozeman locals Brian Christiansen, Jim Jurczak, and Chase Honnaker for this wonderful UnFiasco Production. We hope you like it.

2010 USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Winter Triathlon Championship. Powder Hound Winter Triathlon. 2nd Annual. January 31, 2010. Atop the Continental Divide. Homestake Lodge, Butte, Montana, USA. Welcome to the Emerging World of Winter Triathlon, Montana-Style. 5K Run, 10K Mountain Bike, 5K Nordic Ski. Co-Sponsored by Bozeman Triathlon Club & Homestake Lodge. 2010 Winter Triathlon Championship – USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region – Representing Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington. Discover the Northern Rockies First Winter Triathlon. Be a Powder Hound. 3rd Edition Coming, the Last Sunday, Every January, on January 30, 2011!

Congratulations once again to the USA Triathlon Regional Champions, the podium finishers, and all of you other Powder Hounders, the race participants. Great job. It was a classic, grueling, but fun, Montana-style race. Officially, you are all now, A POWDER HOUND! We hope you all have your eyes set on the Powder Hound next year, and may be even the USA & World Winter Triathlon Championships. YOU CAN DO IT!

Team Champions
#1 – Shaundra Shaff, Laura Arthun, Rachel Kovalovszki
#2 – David Mueller, Eddi Walker, Jim Ryan Jr.
#3 – Anne Hansen, Kirsa Shelkey

Women Champions
#1 – Laurie Thatcher
#2 – Meghan Trainor
#3 – Marisa Sowles

Men Champions
#1 – Alex Lussier
#2 – John Curry
#3 – James Fields

Thanks once again to Chris & Mandy Axelson and Homestake Lodge for hosting and directing the race.  The Bozeman Triathlon Club is proud to be your partner.  The months and wee-early morning hours of collaboration and effort were definitely evident, and much appreciated.  Additionally, the Tritons would like to acknowledge the following individuals, race crew members, sponsors, USA Triathlon, USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region, and UnFiasco Productions, who did a terrific job on this video clip!  Without their contributions and support, the 2010 Powder Hound and USAT Winter Triathlon Championship would not have been a success.  Thanks again. See you next year, and may be I’ll even get the chance to actually race!

Chris Axelson

Mandy Axelson
Furry Fulton
Jon Wirth
Sherri Pearson
Greg Benjamin
Rob Knapp
Kim Popham

Rudy Project – Paul Craig, Chris Lupo
Big Sky Brewing – Loren Moulton
Gatorade – Amy Berner
CrossFit 4800 – Jeremy Henrichon

Jayme Ramson
Rachel Leif
Mary Magee

Ann Gilbert
Colleen Sullivan

UNFIASCO PRODUCTIONS (Great job, and great working with you on the video clips guys!)
Brian Christensen
Jim Jurczak
Chase Honnaker

USAT Pacific Northwest Region Winter Triathlon Championship Results

Brutal. Hardest thing I’ve ever done. Harder than an Ironman. Yes, the puppies were indeed howling on Sunday.

Summarizing the race, competitors tossed out a few juicy expletives in transition and at the finish line, too.

Hills, ice, varying course and snow conditions, especially along the “soft” bike course, challenged racers all morning long.

At the finish, all were happy to have endured, to LIVE ON, remembering “YOU ARE A POWDER HOUND!”

Welcome to the emerging world of winter triathlon, Montana-style.

Congratulations to the USAT Pacific Northwest Region Winter Triathlon Champions. Well done, indeed.

#1 Female — Laurie Thatcher

#1 Male — Alex Lussier

The Bozeman Triathlon Club and Homestake Lodge thank all racers, dog pound supporters, USAT, the USAT PNW Region, and our sponsors for supporting the Championship and Powder Hound Winter Triathlon. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Powder Hound in 2011! Growl on.

Powder Hound Winter Triathlon & Camp

Hey everyone! A last reminder about the early bird deadline for the Powder Hound Winter Tri. Grab some friends and do it as a team, or go solo. It should be loads of fun and a good time all around – racing, music, food, beer, and (hopefully) sunshine! Early bird deadline is today, January 16. Print off a form on or sign up on

Also, we have a great weekend planned for the Triton winter tri camp. We’ll be doing lessons and wax clinics. There will be lots of time for free skiing, or game playing and hanging out by the fire in the lodge. Don’t forget to sign up!

Hope to see you the last weekend in January.

Snow and Ski conditions at Homestake Lodge: We have good skiing right now. Its been warm and we haven’t received a lot of snow yet this year, but the conditions are surprisingly good. There are some thin spots out there, but other than that the skate skiing is super.

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