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Drew Shellenberger

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    Indianapolis, Ind.


    Southport High School (Indianapolis, Ind.)

    Name: Drew Shellenberger
    Sport: Triathlon
    Date of Birth: Jan. 14, 2002
    Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind. 
    High School: Southport High School (Indianapolis, Ind.)
    College: Arizona State University

    Career Highlights 
    2019 ITU Junior World Championships, 27th
    2019 USA Triathlon Junior Elite National Championships, 2nd
    2019 Sarasota-Bradenton CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon North American Championships, 7th (junior men)
    2018 Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires, 7th
    2018 Sarasota-Bradenton CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon North American Championships gold medalist (junior men)
    2018 Salinas CAMTRI Triathlon American YOG Qualifier, 3rd
    2018 Brasilia CAMTRI Triathlon American Championships, 16th (junior men)
    2018 USA Triathlon Junior Elite National Championships, 3rd
    2018 USA Triathlon Age Group Sprint National Championships overall men’s runner-up
    2017, 2018, 2019 USA Triathlon High School National Champion
    2017 USA Triathlon Youth Elite National Champion
    2016 USA Triathlon Youth Elite National Championships runner-up 
    2015 USA Triathlon Youth Elite National Championships, 3rd

    Swimming Accolades
    Southport High School record holder in the 500m freestyle (4:41.26) and 200m IM (1:56.19)
    Four-time state qualifier and four-time conference champion in the 500m freestyle.
    Holds every individual and relay record for his middle school swim team.

    Personal: Son of Todd Shellenberger, a USA Triathlon certified coach and age-group triathlete who has qualified for the World Championships at every distance from Sprint to Ironman, and Jamie Shellenberger, member of the USA Track & Field Junior Pan American Games team as a racewalker • Has one older sister, Erika • Participated in his first triathlon at age 4 • Competed on the swim, cross-country and track teams at Southport High School • Favorite pre-race ritual is eating Papa John's cheese pizza the night before the race • Favorite thing about triathlon is the many places he has traveled• Least favorite things about triathlon are the heartbeat music on the ITU start line and arms overhead pose on the podium • Majoring in engineering at Arizona State and trains as part of USAT’s Project Podium with Coach Parker Spencer.
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