Off-Road Triathlon and Duathlon National Champions Crowned in Fayetteville, Arkansas
by USA Triathlon
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The top off-road triathletes and duathletes in the country were crowned national champions on Saturday, June 4 as Fayetteville, Arkansas, hosted the USA Triathlon Off-Road Triathlon National Championships as well as the first-ever Off-Road Duathlon National Championships.
Will Stacey (Nashville, Tenn.) and Cathy Yndestad (Mesa, Ariz.) won the overall men’s and women’s off-road triathlon national titles, while Fayetteville’s own Frank Broadstreet and Laura Kline (Syracuse, N.Y.) claimed the overall men’s and women’s off-road duathlon (run-bike-run) crowns.
Both national championship events were held as part of the Walmart Ozark Valley Triathlon.
Athletes competing in the triathlon were tested on an off-road course that featured a 1500-meter swim, 30-kilometer mountain bike and 10-kilometer trail run. Off-road triathlon is one of the most technical multisport disciplines as it incorporates elements of unpredictable mountain-biking terrain.
Stacey earned the first national title of the day, crossing the line in 2 hours, 36 minutes and 6 seconds, winning the overall and men’s 20-24 age-group national title.
“I was really happy with the race overall, I felt strong today. I think some days you have good days and some days are tougher than others, but today was a good day for me. My training has been consistent over the past couple of months and I was just really excited to get out here and race. I was out here with my brother too, which is a huge motivator for me,” Stacey said of his win.
Yndestad’s performance was unmatched to win the overall women’s off-road triathlon title. She finished in a time of 3:00:42, just under 5 minutes ahead of the competition. Her victory also claimed her the women’s 40-44 age-group national title.
“It was a legit course, it was a really good challenge and test of off-road skills, which is how a national championship should be,” Yndestad said of the off-road course.
The men’s off-road triathlon podium was filled by Kyle Grieser (Marble Falls, Texas) who earned second place with a time of 2:36:26, just 20 seconds behind Stacey. He also claimed the men’s 40-44 age-group title. Third place went to Stacey’s younger brother, Andrew Stacey (Nashville, Tenn.) with a time of 2:42:22.
In the women’s off-road triathlon event, Kathy Lockwood (Irvine, Calif.) placed second overall and won the women’s 45-49 age group title with a time of 3:05:09. Completing the overall podium was Pamela Colbert (Cambridge, Minn.), who crossed the line in 3:12:45.
A total of 23 off-road triathlon national titles were awarded to age-group athletes from 14 states. In additional to earning gravel triathlon national titles the day before, Rebecca Bell (Eaton Rapids, Mich.) earned the women’s 30-34 title. Walt Rider (Germantown, Tenn.) also doubled as a gravel and off-road triathlon age group champion, captured the men’s 70-74 title on Saturday.
Rebecca Bell (Eaton Rapids, Mich.) won the Athena 39 and younger national title, while Dianna Bridges (Bellview, Fla.) took the Athena 40-54 national title.
Jimmy Ball (Flower Mound, Texas) won the Cyldesdale 40-59 national title.
In the off-road duathlon event, Broadstreet finished in 3:00:45 to claim the overall men’s crown and age 55-59 title. Joining him on the podium was Justin Dorathy (Ward, Ark.) who finished second in 3:03:07, winning the men’s 30-34 age-group title. Third place went to Michael Corral (Fayetteville, Ark.) who was the men’s 60-64 champion with a time of 3:06:02.
“It was a great day, the run course had all kinds of variation, the bike course had rocks, flat and fast, turns — it was really a good time,” Broadstreet said. “Off-road duathlon is a great opportunity for folks who don’t want to be out on the road and would like to get out on the trails and enjoy the scenery.”
In the women’s race, Kline, who finished third overall in the gravel triathlon on Friday, finished in 3:11:57 to take the overall crown along with the women’s 45-49 age group title. Second place and the women’s 40-44 age group title went to Jessica Soroka (Hot Springs, Ark.) with a time of 3:19:59, while third place and the women’s 50-54 age group title went to Pam Tate (Cordova, Tenn.) with a time of 3:24:40.
The debut off-road duathlon course featured a 5k trail run, 30k mountain bike and 10k trail run. A total of 12 age-group national titles were awarded.
For complete results and event information for the USA Triathlon Off-Road National Championships, visit here.
2022 USA Triathlon Off-Road National Championships
Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1,500-meter swim, 30-kilometer mountain bike, 10-kilometer trail run
National Champions — Complete Results
Overall Female: Cathy Yndestad (Mesa, Ariz.), 3:00:42
Overall Male: Will Stacey (Nashville, Tenn.), 2:36:06
F17-19: Annicka Peacock (Jackson, Wyo,), 4:05:53
M20-24: Will Stacey (Nashville, Tenn.), 2:36:06
F25-29: Betsy Hochman (Park City, Utah), 3:22:16
M25-29: Zach Ingram (Valley View, Texas), 2:53:12
F30-24: Rebecca Bell (Eaton Rapids, Mich.), 4:17:47
M30-34: Neville Gough (Tontitown, Ark.), 3:27:15
M35-39: Kenneth Anderson (Shawnee, Kan.), 2:57:17
F40-44: Cathy Yndestad (Mesa, Ariz.), 3:00:42
M40-44: Kyle Grieser (Marble Falls, Texas), 2:36:26
F45-49: Kathy Lockwood (Irvine, Calif.), 3:05:09
M45-49: Fernando Lopez (Houston, Texas), 2:46:59
M50-54: Chris Lyons (Medford, N.J.), 2:59:28
F55-59: Kelly Paterson (Troy, Mich.), 3:39:42
M55-59: Jim Ingram (Fort Smith, Ark.), 3:05:38
F60-64: Janet Soule (Davis, Calif.), 3:12:44
M60-64: Brent Peacock (Jackson, Wyo.), 2:54:53
F65-69: Beverly Enslow (Metamora, Ill.), 3:44:03
M65-69: Mark Drangsholt (Seattle, Wash.), 3:41:36
M70-74: Walt Rider (Germantown, Tenn.), 3:35:21
M75-59: Ronald Scranton (Tijeras, N.M.). 4:52:40
Athena 0-39: Rebecca Bell (Eaton Rapids, Mich.), 4:17:47
Athena 40-54: Dianna Bridges (Bellview, Fla.), 4:22:47
Clydesdale 40-59: Jimmy Ball (Flower Mound, Texas), 4:33:54
2022 USA Triathlon Off-Road Duathlon National Championships
Fayetteville, Arkansas, 5-Kilometer trail run, 30-kilometer mountain bike, 10-kilometer trail run
National Champions — Complete Results
Overall Female: Laura Kline (Syracuse, N.Y.), 3:11:57
Overall Male: Frank Broadstreet (Fayetteville, Ark.), 3:00:45
M25-29: Joel Phillips (Bentonville, Ark.), 3:23:56
M30-34: Justin Dorathy (Ward, Ark.), 3:03:07
F35-39: Kimberly Lowry (Leesville, La.), 3:39:45
M35-39: John Durbin (Saxapahaw, N.C.), 3:46:24
F40-44: Jessica Soroka (Hot Springs, Ark.), 3:19:59
F45-49: Laura Kline (Syracuse, N.Y.), 3:11:57
M45-49: William Clark (Tulsa, Okla.), 4:00:53
F50-54: Pam Tate (Cordova, Tenn.), 3:24:40
M50-54: Steven Worth (Lake Forest, Ill.), 3:13:13
F55-59: Michelle Laux (Hot Springs National Park, Ark.), 4:44:42
M55-59: Frank Broadstreet (Fayetteville, Ark.), 3:00:45
M60-64: Michael Corral (Fayetteville, Ark.), 3:06:02