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USA Triathlon National Challenge Competition Winners Announced

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The DC Triathlon Club of Washington, D.C., logged more than 131,000 weighted training miles between Dec. 1, 2011, and Feb. 29, 2012, to clinch the win in the 2012 USA Triathlon National Challenge Competition.

Designed to get triathletes excited about offseason training at the club level, the National Challenge Competition features official USA Triathlon clubs from across the country going head-to-head to see who could log the most training miles during the competition. A total of 1,029,433 weighted training miles were logged by 88 clubs and 2,009 athletes in a three-month period.

The NCC featured three sessions, each one month in duration. Clubs recorded their training miles and submitted them on the NCC website for automatic calculation and ranking. Mileage totals were weighted with each swimming mile equaling 10 miles and each running mile equaling three miles. Cycling miles were not weighted.

The DC Triathlon Club finished seventh in the challenge just one year ago, but this year the club’s Team 1 totaled 131,879.53 weighted miles to earn the overall and Division I titles. Last year’s NCC champions the Hammerhead Triathlon Club from Jacksonville, Fla., was second overall with 124,019.6 miles, and Cyclonaut Multisport of Agawam, Mass., finished third with 122,259.

Winners in the other four club divisions include Kansas River Valley Triathlon Club (Division II, 91,009.58 miles), Fredericksburg Triathlon Club (Division III, 38,892.1 miles), Get Fit Families (Division IV, 55,298.71) and Women of Steel (Division V, 25,285.4).

David Bowne of Seattle’s Jet City Tri defended his 2011 overall individual male win totaling 8,519.89 miles, and Cyclonaut Multisport member Mary Guertin logged 6,164.84 miles as the top female competitor.

Click here for full National Challenge Competition results.

2012 National Challenge Competition Overall Results

2012 Overall Award Winners
Club, Location, Weighted Overall Mileage

Club: DC Triathlon Club, 131,879.53
Division I Club (250+ members): DC Triathlon Club Team 1 (Washington, D.C.), 131,879.53
Division II Club (130-249 members): Kansas River Valley Triathlon Club (Wichita, Kan.), 91,009.58
Division III Club (80-129 members): Fredericksburg Triathlon Club (Tri-Fred) (Fredericksburg, Va.), 38,892.1
Division IV Club (30-79 members): Get Fit Families (Cranberry Township, Pa.), 55,298.71
Division V Club (2-29 members): Women of Steel (Auburn, Ind.), 25,285.4
Individual Female Champion: Mary Guertin (Cyclonaut Multisport), 6,164.84
Individual Male Champion: David Bowne (Jet City Tri), 8,519.89

Overall Club Standings
Club, Location, Weighted Overall Mileage
1. DC Triathlon Club Team 1, Washington D.C., 131,879.53
2. Hammerhead Triathlon Club Team 1, Jacksonville, Fla., 124,019.6
3. Cyclonaut Multisport, Agawam, Mass., 122,259.3
4. Kansas River Valley, Triathlon Club, Wichita, Kan., 91,009.58
5. Louisville Landsharks, Triathlon Club Team 1, Louisville, Ky., 89,302.18
6. Alaska Tri Club White, Wabid Wabbits, Anchorage, Alaska, 75,600.39
7. Boulder Triathlon Club, Boulder, Colo., 70,603.62
8. Pittsburgh Triathlon Club, Pittsburgh, Pa., 61,748.02
9. Get Fit Families, Cranberry Township, Pa., 55,298.71
10. Triathlon Club of San Diego T1, San Diego, Calif., 54,253.19

Overall Club Division Standings
Division I

Club, Location, Weighted Overall Mileage

1. DC Triathlon Club Team 1, Washington, D.C., 131,879.53
2. Hammerhead Triathlon Club Team 1, Jacksonville, Fla., 124,019.6
3. Cyclonaut Multisport, Agawam, Mass., 122,259.3
4. Alaska Tri Club White, Wabid Wabbits, Anchorage, Alaska, 75,600.39
5. Pittsburgh Triathlon Club, Pittsburgh, Pa., 61,748.02

Division II
Club, Location, Weighted Overall Mileage
1. Kansas River Valley Triathlon Club, Wichita, Kan., 91,009.58
2. Louisville Landsharks Triathlon Club Team 1, Louisville, Ky., 89,302.18
3. Boulder Triathlon Club, Boulder, Colo., 70,603.62
4. HEAT – Hartford Extended Area Triathletes, Hartford, Conn., 51,052.66
5. Pikes Peak Triathlon Club, Colorado Springs, Colo., 43,582.85

Division III
Club, Location, Weighted Overall Mileage
1. Fredericksburg Triathlon Club (Tri-Fred), Fredericksburg, Va., 38,892.1
2. Pauole Sport, Seattle, Wash., 22,617.23
3. Team Fraser Multisport, Fraser, Mich., 17,693.29
4. Redline Triathlon Club, Fond du Lac, Wis., 16,370.29
5. Texas A&M Triathlon Team, College Station, Texas, 9,031.68
 
Division IV
Club, Location, Weighted Overall Mileage
1. Get Fit Families, Cranberry Township, Pa., 55,298.71
2. Northwest YMCA Tri Club, Irmo, S.C., 52,983.78
3. Fortius Racing Team, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 44,543
4. Brentwood Endurance Athletic Team, Brentwood, Tenn., 43,105.24
5. Mapso Tri, South Orange, N.J., 36,602.62
 
Division V
Club, Location, Weighted Overall Mileage
1. Women of Steel, Auburn, Ind., 25,285.4
2. HurdletheDead.com, Harrisburg, Pa., 22,368.53
3. Team USAT, Colorado Springs, Colo., 12,697.86
4. Nacogdoches Endurance Training, Nacogdoches, Texas, 10,031.81
5. Huntersville-Concord Triathlon Club, Concord, N.C., 7,232.02
 
Overall Individual Male Standings
Name (Club), Weighted Overall Mileage
1. David Bowne (Jet City Tri), 8,519.89
2. Charles Kemeny (Gulf Winds Triathletes), 6,180.1
3. Steven Zawaski (Boulder Triathlon Club), 5,842.5
4. Paul Mikuszewski (Cyclonaut Multisport), 5,293.5
5. Mike Hermanson (Louisville Landsharks Triathlon Club Team 1), 4,908.49
6. Doug Guertin (Cyclonaut Multisport), 4,858
7. Shaun Burke (Louisville Landsharks Triathlon Club Team 1), 4,550.87
8. Zach Ruble (Women of Steel), 4,532.7
9. Jason Jacobs (Get Fit Families), 4,448
10. Branden Rakita (Pikes Peak Triathlon Club), 4,383.4

Overall Individual Female Standings
Name (Club), Weighted Overall Mileage
1. Mary Guertin (Cyclonaut Multisport), 6,164.84
2. Laurie Kearney (Triathlon Club of San Diego T1), 5,458.7
3. Beth Shutt (Pittsburgh Triathlon Club), 4,939.61
4. Hilary Cairns (DC Triathlon Club Team 1), 4,134.8
5. Suzan Ribenboim (Louisville Landsharks Triathlon Club Team 1), 3,873.1
6. Holli Finneren (DC Triathlon Club Team 1), 3,849.4
7. Janit Romayko (HEAT - Hartford Extended Area Triathletes), 3,759
8. Torry Clark (Fredericksburg Triathlon Club (Tri-Fred)), 3,668.95
9. Cathleen Knutson (Pauole Sport), 3,538.59
10. Joella Baker (Get Fit Families), 3,443.95

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