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Athlete Profiler

USA Triathlon uses the Athlete Profiler as one means to identify athletes for invitation to its development programs. The Athlete Profiler also serves as an important two-way communication tool between USAT and its younger members. Once an athlete has created a profile, they are able to update it from time-to-time with their most recent personal best times and race results. USAT often uses the Athlete Profiler to contact athletes about upcoming events and opportunities. Athletes 23 and under are encouraged to create an Athlete Profile using the link below.

www.usatdevelopment.org


If you have specific questions about development opportunities near you, please contact your Regional Athlete Development Coordinator listed below.

US Anti-Doping Agency

The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) oversees and coordinates the Olympic anti-doping program in the United States. Athletes who compete, are members or license holders of an NGB, or who fall under USADA's testing jurisdiction as defined in the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement testing, are subject to urine and/or blood testing both in and out of competition. 

USADA's Olympic Education department is responsible for educating athletes, including juniors and collegiate-level, about the rules of the anti-doping program. There are numerous resources on the USADA website (http://www.usada.org/athletes) that can aid in the understanding of sample collection, results management and Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE). As you move through your competitive career, it's important to be aware of the rules and how they apply to you at your current competitive state. Additionally, any medications can be checked against the WADA Prohibited List by using the Global DRO resource (www.globaldro.com).

For a short webinar explaining USADA, the testing process, TUEs and the Prohibited List go to http://www.usada.org/webinars and click on the "Non-National-Level Athlete Webinar." This resource is specifically for those athletes who are not currently in USADA's Registered Testing Pool but who are competing at an elite level.

Contacts

USA Triathlon Staff

Andy Schmitz
High Performance General Manager
858-213-5152
andy.schmitz@usatriathlon.org

Steve Kelley
Junior/U23 Program Manager
719-431-0323
steve.kelley@usatriathlon.org

Barb Lindquist
Collegiate Recruitment Manager
719-237-9986
barb.lindquist@usatriathlon.org


Regional Athlete Development Coordinators
Midwest Region
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Jenny Weber

South Midwest Region
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Shelly O'Brien

Pacific Northwest Region
Website
John Tacke

Southwest Region
Website
Sharon Osgood

Mideast Region
Website
Mike Groaning

Southeast Region
Website
Kathleen Johnston

Mid-Atlantic Region
Website

Northeast Region
Website
Matt Valyo

Rocky Mountain Region
Website
Ken Axford

Florida Region
Website
Jennifer Hutchison

Collegiate Triathlon

Looking for ways to stay involved in triathlon when you head off to college? Collegiate triathlon is one of the fastest-growing segments of the sport.

Find out if your college of choice has a triathlon club

Learn about competing at the USAT Collegiate National Championship

Learn more about representing the United States at the FISU World University Championships

Information about the USAT Collegiate Recruitment Program

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USA Triathlon High Performance coordinates a variety of age-appropriate, developmental competition formats, camps and teams for junior athletes. These include national championships, world championship team qualifiers, and regional, national and international competitions.  Juniors may also partake in two levels of development camps. Working with our Regional Athlete Development Coordinators, USAT High Performance helps to promote talent identification events within each of its 10 regions.

Junior triathletes represent one of the fastest growing segments of USA Triathlon membership.  The "junior" age division is comprised of athletes between the ages of 16 and 19, with racing age determined on December 31st of the competition year. Athletes 15 and under race in the "youth" division. 

Junior athletes have the opportunity to compete in two distinct styles of racing. Most juniors participate in the traditional, non-drafting triathlon format. USAT High Performance has designated a number of non-drafting Junior Talent Identification Races around the country to serve as age-appropriate, entry-level triathlons. 

The highest-caliber juniors compete in draft-legal triathlons, called Junior Elite Cups. These sprint distance races mimic the ITU World Triathlon Series and Olympic format of racing by using multi-lap courses and fast flowing transition zones.  Junior Elite Cups serve as qualifiers for the USAT Junior Elite National Championship.  These athletes have above-average swim skills, the ability to ride in a peloton, and a strong run off the bike.

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Junior Draft-Legal Rankings

2014 USAT Junior Elite Series Guide  (includes rankings information)

2013 Youth Elite/Junior Elite National Rankings - Final

Youth Elite Boys
Youth Elite Girls
Junior Elite Men
Junior Elite Women

2013 Top Ranked Athletes

Junior Elite Men (16-19)
1. Hunter Honeycutt (GA)
2. Tony Smoragiewicz (SD)
3. Eli Hemming (CO)

Junior Elite Women (16-19)
1. Tamara Gorman (SD)
2. Stephanie Jenks (IA)
3. Devon Dabney (GA) 

 Youth Elite Boys (13-15)
1. Austin Hindman (MO)
2. Darr Smith (GA)
3. Alex Hernandez (FL)
 Youth Elite Girls (13-15)
1. Kyleigh Spearing (IL)
2. Grace Obando (VA)
3. Katie Patrick (SD)

Rankings Archive

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Looking for your USAT Age Group Ranking for non-drafting events? Visit the USA Triathlon Rankings page.

Junior Performance Plan

The purpose of the USAT Junior Performance Plan is to support top performing U.S. junior athletes who have demonstrated success against the highest-caliber domestic and international draft-legal competition.  The plan includes the potential for invitations to USAT High Performance camps and training trips, as well as race reimbursement incentives tied to the USAT Junior Elite Series and international championships.

2014 USAT Junior Performance Plan

USA Triathlon Performance Pyramid

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