Thursday, September 16, 2021

Locals at St. George 70.3 Worlds

So stoked for all our local qualifiers! Below is the list of Utahns as well as some out of state friends of our tri community who will be racing the 70.3 World Championships in St. George. We've also tried to lay out local club affiliations to the best of our ability. The list is our best estimate and probably isn't perfect... let us know if we've left anyone out, and congrats all!


We accidentally left off Denay Clark (SUTC) and our boy Paul Burger (Intermountain Tri), so shout out to them as well!


SAVE THE DATE! Like 2019, we're working with local tri clubs to throw an all-inclusive, end of season party... THURS, SEP 30th ~5:00-8:00 at the University Guest House + outdoor area on the U of U campus. Come enjoy some good company and food as we also hand out season awards and celebrate locals competing at Kona (sadly Kona postponed to Feb '22)












“It is not the critic who counts; not the wo/man who points out how the strong wo/man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the wo/man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends her/himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if s/he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that her/his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt


*****Below is the 2021 UTCS lineup! Check out this post if you need a refresher on how it all works. Thank you Trent Perry for being the title sponsor of the Series!*****


Below are links to all the races in the 2021 Championship Series:

Ice Breaker - Sprint
Sand Hollow - Olympic
East Canyon - Olympic
Echo - Olympic 
Jordanelle - Olympic
Brineman - Half (70.3)


POPULAR LINKS

UTAH TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 2021 --> HERE
LATEST AGE GROUP RANKINGS --> HERE
CHAMPIONSHIP BELT HOLDERS --> HERE
MOST IMPROVED TRIATHLETES --> HERE
TOP LOCAL RACER AWARDS --> HERE
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2020 --> HERE
IMSG "COUNTY COMPETITION" (MAY BE REVIVED) --> HERE

UTAH TRIATHLON HISTORY 101 --> 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









































Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Results Breakdown: Brineman & Kokopelli 2021

Congrats to everyone who participated at Brineman & Kokopelli! It takes guts to show up to race, and we commend everyone who got after it on Saturday.

TriUtah's Brineman & BBSC's Kokopelli (races #8 and #9 of the Utah Triathlon Championship Series) are mainstays on the Utah calendar, providing two great local options typically on the same weekend.


SAVE THE DATE! Like 2019, we're working with local tri clubs to throw an all-inclusive, end of season party... THURS, SEP 30th ~5:00-8:00 at the University Guest House + outdoor area on the U of U campus. Come enjoy some good company and food as we also hand out season awards and celebrate locals competing at Kona (sadly Kona postponed to Feb '22)


Next up in the Series! 

1) Mar 27:  Ice Breaker
2) May 1:  St. George 70.3 
3) May 22:  Sand Hollow - Olympic
4) Jun 5:  Daybreak - Olympic (State Champs!)
5) Jun 12:  East Canyon - Olympic
6) Jul 10: Echo - Olympic
7) Aug 14: Jordanelle - Olympic
8) Sep 11: Brineman - Half (70.3)
9) Sep 11: Kokopelli - Olympic


For the Bear Lake Brawl, note there are sprint and Olympic distance options available as non-Championship Series races.

For 70.3 Worlds qualifiers, a points bonus will be added to that race's results calculations to adjust for the higher level of competition throughout the field.

Below is the results breakdown for the Brineman and Kokopelli, and this post explains what this is if you need a refresher.

Basically, like we do for all Utah Triathlon Championship Series races, we crunch some #'s to show your percentile vs. the field. The lower % the better, and this look helps you track your own performance year over year, race to race. 

Click on any of the snapshots below for a clearer image

Brineman Half (may be prelim - if so will update)






KOKOPELLI OLYMPIC



*****Below is the 2021 UTCS lineup! Check out this post if you need a refresher on how it all works. Thank you Trent Perry for being the title sponsor of the Series!*****


Below are links to all the races in the 2021 Championship Series:

Ice Breaker - Sprint
Sand Hollow - Olympic
East Canyon - Olympic
Echo - Olympic 
Jordanelle - Olympic
Brineman - Half (70.3)


POPULAR LINKS

UTAH TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 2021 --> HERE
LATEST AGE GROUP RANKINGS --> HERE
CHAMPIONSHIP BELT HOLDERS --> HERE
MOST IMPROVED TRIATHLETES --> HERE
TOP LOCAL RACER AWARDS --> HERE
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2020 --> HERE
IMSG "COUNTY COMPETITION" (MAY BE REVIVED) --> HERE

UTAH TRIATHLON HISTORY 101 --> 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