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About Athlete of the Year

Each year, multisport athletes are honored for their successes over the past season. 2013 was a year that showcased the talent in the United States, including national and world championships.

2013 Age Group Triathletes of the Year

In February of 2014, USA Triathlon recognized Kirsten Sass (McKenzie, Tenn.) and Dan Stubleski (Washington, Mich.) as Age-Group Triathletes of the Year. The award is presented by Garmin and selected annually by USA Triathlon's Age-Group Committee.

Click here to read more about the 2013 Age Group Triathletes of the Year including honorable mentions.

The 2013 USA Triathlon Age-Group Triathletes of the Year selections are as follows:

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Kirsten Sass (McKenzie, Tenn.) and Dan Stubleski
(Washington, Mich.)

Men’s Triathlete of the Year
Dan Stubleski (Washington, Mich.)

Women’s Triathlete of the Year
Kirsten Sass (McKenzie, Tenn.)

Men’s Masters Triathlete of the Year
Christopher Thomas (Easton, Conn.)

Women’s Masters Triathlete of the Year
Susanne Davis (Carlsbad, Calif.)

Men’s Grand Masters Triathlete of the Year
William (Chris) Wren (Arlington, Va.)

Women’s Grand Masters Triathlete of the Year
Jeni Winegarner (Kailua-Kona, Hawaii)


2013 Junior Triathletes of the Year

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 Tony Smoragiewicz (Rapid City, S.D.)
In February of 2014, young triathletes Tamara Gorman and Tony Smoragiewicz, both of Rapid City, S.D., were named the 2013 Junior Triathletes of the Year by USA Triathlon. It was the second year in a row that Gorman was given the honor.

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to read more about the 2013 Junior Triathletes of the Year, including Junior Elite and Youth Elite All-Americans.

2013 USA Triathlon Junior Triathletes of the Year
Tamara Gorman (Rapid City, S.D.)
Tony Smoragiewicz (Rapid City, S.D.)

2013 Elite Athletes of the Year

Highlighted by her historic win at the 2013 Omega World Triathlon San Diego, Gwen Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) headlined the list of 2013 Elite Triathletes of the Year, which were announced in February, 2014. Matt Chrabot (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Jarrod Shoemaker (Clermont, Fla.) also earned honors in the Olympic/ITU Athlete of the Year category.

Read the full release on the elite triathletes of the year for 2013 HERE.

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Gwen Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn)

2013 USA Triathlon Elite Triathletes of the Year
Olympic/ITU Athletes of the Year

Gwen Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.)
Matt Chrabot (Virginia Beach, Va.)
Jarrod Shoemaker (Clermont, Fla.) 


Non-Drafting Athletes of the Year

Alicia Kaye (Clermont, Fla.)
Cameron Dye (Boulder, Colo.) 

Paratriathletes of the Year
Megan Fisher (Seattle, Wash.)
Aaron Scheidies (Seattle, Wash.)

Under-23 Athletes of the Year
Erin Jones (Hood River, Ore.)
Ben Kanute (Tucson, Ariz.)

Rookies of the Year
Katie Hursey (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Mike Hermanson (Louisville, Ky.)

2013 Duathletes of the Year

In February of 2014, USA Triathlon announced that Alex Arman (St. Charles, Ill.) and Jenn Scudiero (Eagan, Minn.) were named the overall 2013 Duathletes of the Year.

Read the full announcement for all Duathletes of the Year and honorable mentions HERE.

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Jenn Scudiero (Eagan, Minn.) and Alex Arman
(St. Charles, Ill.)
The 2013 USA Triathlon Duathletes of the Year are as follows:
Men’s Duathlete of the Year
Alex Arman (St. Charles, Ill.)

Women’s Duathlete of the Year
Jenn Scudiero (Eagan, Minn.)

Men’s Masters Duathlete of the Year
Andy Ames (Boulder, Colo.)

Women’s Masters Duathlete of the Year
Ann Davidson (Portland, Ore.)

Men’s Grand Masters Duathlete of the Year
Kerry Mayer (Brookfield, Wis.)

Women’s Grand Masters Duathlete of the Year
Patty Peoples-Resh (Redlands, Calif.)

Men’s Junior Duathlete of the Year
Alistair Eeckman (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Women’s Junior Duathlete of the Year
Colleen Sands (Princeton, Mass.)

Men’s Elite Duathlete of the Year
Dan Hedgecock (St. Paul, Minn.)

Women’s Elite Duathlete of the Year
Ruth Brennan Morrey (Rochester, Minn.)

2013 Off-Road Triathletes of the Year

For the first time in the history of the sport, in March of 2014, USA Triathlon awarded a pair of athletes as 2013 Off-Road Triathletes of the Year. Amateur athletes Matthew Balzer (Reno, Nev.) and Hannah Rae Finchamp (Altadena, Calif.) were given the special honor while Josiah Middaugh (Boulder, Colo.) and Emma Garrard (Park City, Utah) were selected as Elite Off-Road Triathletes of the Year.

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 Josiah Middaugh (Boulder, Colo.)

Read more about the 2013 Off-Road Triathletes of the Year including honorable mentions HERE.

The 2013 Off-Road Triathletes of the Year are as follows:
Men’s Off-Road Triathlete of the Year
Matthew Balzer (Reno, Nev.)

Women’s Off-Road Triathlete of the Year
Hannah Rae Finchamp (Altadena, Calif.)

Men’s Elite Off-Road Triathletes of the Year
Josiah Middaugh (Boulder, Colo.)

Women’s Elite Off-Road Triathletes of the Year
Emma Garrard (Park City, Utah)

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