Monday, April 20, 2020

Utah Triathlon Championship Series: The Corona Cup??


Within the realm of possibility if we're smart over the next month?? Fingers crossed...

Below is a summary of the potential 2020 Utah Triathlon Championship Series, brought to you by TrentPerry.com!

Scroll down for additional details as well as registration links, and stay tuned for more info as we receive it.




Overview
  • The 2020 Utah Triathlon Championship Series might(!) consist of 7 total races from June - September, including a State Championship race & party welcoming all abilities and experience levels
  • The State Champs venue rotates annually. TriUtah's Brineman (Olympic) hosted in 2018, RaceTri's Salem (Sprint) in 2019, and USTriSports famous DAYBREAK (Olympic) will play host on June 6, 2020! In the event Daybreak can't go, it will host in 2021 instead
  • Like 2019, each event in the series will have ONE distance that counts towards rankings, season awards, etc. For example, the Olympic distance was selected as the official series race for Echo.
  • The intent of this is two-fold: 1) it builds prestige for the official Series races and a standardized process for season awards 2) there's less "pressure," no results analysis, rankings implications, etc, for the non-series distance(s). This would be a good option for someone who just wants to come out and enjoy the day, someone coming back from injury, using the race as a training day, etc.
  • We hope that this format will continue to grow participation across the board, as people can self-select races according to their goals and what they want to get out of race day
  • The breakdown of 2020 Championship Series races in this corona recovery scenario would be 4 Olympics, 2 Halfs, and Ironman St. George

Based on 2019 participation, here are the races that HOPEFULLY will comprise the Championship Series for 2020:




1) June 6: DAYBREAK - OLYMPIC

2) July 11:  ECHO - OLYMPIC




3) Aug 8:  JORDANELLE - OLYMPIC


4) Aug 22: CAMP YUBA - HALF




5) Sep 12: BRINEMAN - HALF



6) Sep 12: KOKOPELLI - OLYMPIC


7) Sep 19: IRONMAN ST. GEORGE



Awards (same as last year)
  • Utah Tri Buzz rankings, age group awards, Championship Belt Holders, Most Improved Triathletes, Rookies of the Year and other swag for the season will be based on the Championship Series (average of top 2 or 3 races depending on how many we get!)
  • We also want to continue driving a local culture of volunteering at races & supporting each other; those who go above and beyond will be recognized for their efforts!
  • You don't have to race the Daybreak State Champs race to qualify for season awards. However, the rankings system will include a significant points bonus for those who do race the State Champs

In summary, will be fun!  Support the local scene!


POPULAR LINKS

LATEST AGE GROUP RANKINGS --> HERE
CHAMPIONSHIP BELT HOLDERS --> HERE
MOST IMPROVED TRIATHLETES --> HERE
TOP LOCAL RACER AWARDS --> HERE
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARDS --> HERE
IMSG 2020 "COUNTY COMPETITION" --> HERE

UTAH TRIATHLON HISTORY 101 --> HERE

UTAH TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 2020 DETAILS -->  HERE !


Below are links to all the races in the 2020 Championship Series:


Thinking about Lasik or have other eye health needs?
Dr. Brice Williams is offering some incredible
deals for fellow Utah Tri Buzz readers




Local triathlete Steve Monson has a stellar reputation
as one of Utah's finest financial advisors






We started a Patreon account (link below) with the hope of raising a few bucks towards awards & swag for athletes of all abilities in our tri community. We've given out a lot over the past 3 years, but would like to continue to expand our offerings & the volume we can do.

If you enjoy Utah Tri Buzz and would like to pitch in, any amount would be greatly appreciated... (there may be something in it for you as well!)


We're also always grateful for talented people who contribute in terms of time... let us know if you'd like to be part of the Utah Tri Buzz team.



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Friday, March 6, 2020

Utah Triathlon Championship Series 2020 - UPDATED


Below is a summary of the updated 2020 Utah Triathlon Championship Series, brought to you by TrentPerry.com! With Trent's support as a new sponsor, we've been able to expand the 2020 UTCS to 12 races, AKA "The Dirty Dozen."

Scroll down for additional details as well as registration links, and stay tuned for more info as we receive it. See you at the races!



Overview
  • The 2020 Utah Triathlon Championship Series will consist of 12 total races from March - September, including a State Championship race & party welcoming all abilities and experience levels
  • The State Champs venue rotates annually. TriUtah's Brineman (Olympic) hosted in 2018, RaceTri's Salem (Sprint) in 2019, and USTriSports famous DAYBREAK (Olympic) will play host on June 6, 2020! 
  • Like 2019, each event in the series will have ONE distance that counts towards rankings, season awards, etc. For example, the Olympic distance was selected as the official series race for Echo.
  • The intent of this is two-fold: 1) it builds prestige for the official Series races and a standardized process for season awards 2) there's less "pressure," no results analysis, rankings implications, etc, for the non-series distance(s). This would be a good option for someone who just wants to come out and enjoy the day, someone coming back from injury, using the race as a training day, etc.
  • We hope that this format will continue to grow participation across the board, as people can self-select races according to their goals and what they want to get out of race day
  • The breakdown of 2020 Championship Series races is 2 Sprints, 7 Olympics, 2 Halfs, and Ironman St. George
  • Congrats to Dino! By being in the top 10 in terms of # of 2019 participants, TriUtah's Dino Triathlon earned a spot in the 2020 Series


Based on 2019 participation, here are the races comprising the Championship Series for 2020:



1) March 21: ICEBREAKER - SPRINT


2) May 2: IRONMAN ST. GEORGE



3) May 16: SAND HOLLOW - OLYMPIC



4) May 16: BLACK RIDGE - SPRINT


5) June 6: DAYBREAK - OLYMPIC
                 (STATE CHAMPS!)


6) June 13: EAST CANYON - OLYMPIC



7) June 27:  DINO TRIATHLON - OLYMPIC 
  

8) July 11:  ECHO - OLYMPIC




9) Aug 8:  JORDANELLE - OLYMPIC


10) Aug 22: CAMP YUBA - HALF




11) Sep 12: BRINEMAN - HALF



12) Sep 19: KOKOPELLI - OLYMPIC



Structure (same as last year)
  • Similar to European soccer (e.g. England's Premier League), the Championship Series will include a system of "promotion" and "relegation"
  • This means that races NOT in the Championship Series (aka "Challenger Races") one year can be "promoted" into it the following year if they out-draw races currently in the series
  • This occurred in 2019, with the Dino Triathlon earning a spot in the 2020 Series based on the # of participants it drew
  • In that example, the race(s) currently in the series would get "relegated" AKA bumped out for the following year
  • This way, the tri community as a whole decides what races make up the Championship Series any given year… it's up to RD's to promote their races and athletes to support the races they choose



Awards (same as last year)
  • Utah Tri Buzz rankings, age group awards, Championship Belt Holders, Most Improved Triathletes, Rookies of the Year and other swag for the season will be based on the Championship Series (average of top 3 races like previous years)
  • We also want to continue driving a local culture of volunteering at races & supporting each other; those who go above and beyond will be recognized for their efforts!
  • You don't have to race the Daybreak State Champs race to qualify for season awards. However, the rankings system will include a significant points bonus for those who do race the State Champs
  • There will also be awards from the host race company for the single day State Championship race

In summary, will be fun!  Support the local scene!


POPULAR LINKS

LATEST AGE GROUP RANKINGS --> HERE
CHAMPIONSHIP BELT HOLDERS --> HERE
MOST IMPROVED TRIATHLETES --> HERE
TOP LOCAL RACER AWARDS --> HERE
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARDS --> HERE
IMSG 2020 "COUNTY COMPETITION" --> HERE

UTAH TRIATHLON HISTORY 101 --> HERE

UTAH TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 2020 DETAILS -->  HERE !




Thinking about Lasik or have other eye health needs?
Dr. Brice Williams is offering some incredible
deals for fellow Utah Tri Buzz readers




Local triathlete Steve Monson has a stellar reputation
as one of Utah's finest financial advisors






We started a Patreon account (link below) with the hope of raising a few bucks towards awards & swag for athletes of all abilities in our tri community. We've given out a lot over the past 3 years, but would like to continue to expand our offerings & the volume we can do.

If you enjoy Utah Tri Buzz and would like to pitch in, any amount would be greatly appreciated... (there may be something in it for you as well!)


We're also always grateful for talented people who contribute in terms of time... let us know if you'd like to be part of the Utah Tri Buzz team.



HISTORICAL U.T.B.
"BELT HOLDERS"


Interviews