Thursday, November 10, 2022

Utah Age Group Rankings 2022: FINAL WALL OF FAME

With 70.3 Worlds now behind us, it's time for the final season rankings, aka the WALL OF FAME.  Congrats to everyone who qualified by racing 3+ Utah Triathlon Championship Series races!


SAVE THE DATE! As we've done the last few years, we're working with local tri clubs to throw an all-inclusive, end of season party... THURS, NOV 10th ~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 hand out some swag and celebrate the season.


We stand & applaud everyone who has qualified for the rankings. Regardless of individual rank, these are all people who enjoy the friendly competition and camaraderie of the Utah Triathlon Championship Series and who support the local scene.

Think about it, how many people stayed in bed while you were out testing your limits?? 

How many others are active, yet too chicken to ever toe a start line??

Kudos to everyone in the rankings... you're fighters who are strong in both body & mind!

Lastly, keep in mind this is for FUN. The intention is to build some hype and intrigue throughout the local tri season, as we've strived to do since 2016... please don't take it too seriously.



The methodology is simple:

* To be eligible for the FINAL WALL OF FAME, must have raced at least 3 of the 12 events on the Utah Triathlon Championship Series calendar


show up at 3+ races to qualify for a slew of season awards!
Update: Brineman took place on Sep 9th


* Like prior years, rankings will be updated throughout the season and will of course change as more people qualify. Only 2 races were still needed for this update (post-Bear Lake & Kokopelli), but a minimum of 3 will be required for the final rankings.

Round 1 (post-East Canyon): 2 race minimum (average of your top 2 races)
Round 2 (post-Kokopelli): 2 race minimum (average of your top 2 races)
Round 3 (end of season): 3 race minimum (average of your top 3 races)


* The final rankings will be the basis for several “Most Improved Triathlete" and many other awards at the end of season Awards Night, not just for Championship Belt Holders and other elite-level athletes.


* Like prior years, we'll take the AVERAGE of everyone’s top 3 series races for the final rankings… this provides some incentive to get out and race often, as you can only help yourself by racing more. For example, if you had an off day, or even a DNF, that result will shake out of your top 3 average if you raced 4+ times.

* We use your Overall % to calculate the rankings (which is shown in all the individual race “Results Breakdowns” we post). This is simply how you placed vs. the field - if you placed 60th out of 100 at a race, that’s 60%. If you placed 80th out of 200 at another, that’s 40%. In this case those two then average to 50%.

Your 50% average would then be stacked up to other qualifying triathletes for the rankings.


Next races up in the Series before Final 2022 Rankings:

1) Mar 19:  Ice Breaker
2) May 7:  Ironman St. George (World Champs)
3) May 21:  Sand Hollow - Olympic
4) May 28:  Daybreak - Olympic
5) Jun 11:  Jordanelle - Olympic
6) Jul 16:  Echo (State Champs!) - Olympic
7) Aug 20:  East Canyon - Olympic
8) Sep 9:   Brineman - Half
9) Sep 17: Bear Lake Brawl - Half
10) Sep 17: Kokopelli - Olympic
11) Oct 22:  Southern Utah - Olympic
12) Oct 28-29:  St. George 70.3 Worlds

*** Nov 10: Season celebration & awards night! (see top of post for details)


Keep in mind that most of the Series events have non-Championship Series options as well (for example Southern Utah sprint distance). For these the emphasis is less on results, rankings, etc and more on getting people out to experience triathlon.

Without further adieu, here's the Final WALL OF FAME... keep scrolling down to see splits by gender and age group as well!


FINAL 
OVERALL RANKINGS

Click on any of the snapshots below for a clearer image






          

FINAL RANKINGS - WOMEN
                                




 FINAL RANKINGS - MEN





FINAL RANKINGS BY A.G.












*****Below is the 2022 UTCS - the only update we're aware of from the below is that Brineman will be a unique Friday race on Sep 9th. Check out this post if you need a refresher on how the UTCS works.*****


show up at 3+ races to qualify for a slew of season awards!
Update: Brineman is now on Sep 9th


Below are links to all the 2022 Championship Series races:

Ice Breaker - Sprint
Sand Hollow - Olympic
Daybreak - Olympic
Jordanelle - Olympic
East Canyon - Olympic
Brineman **Now SEP 9th - Half (70.3)


POPULAR LINKS

UTAH TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 2022 --> 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


HISTORICAL U.T.B.
"BELT HOLDERS"




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 6 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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Saturday, November 5, 2022

Results Breakdown: SG 70.3 Worlds 2022

Congrats to everyone who raced the Ironman 70.3 World Champs in St. George! Scroll down for a breakdown of the results.


SAVE THE DATE! As we've done the last few years, we're working with local tri clubs to throw an all-inclusive, end of season party... THURS, NOV 10th ~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 hand out some swag and celebrate the season.

     

Utah Triathlon Championship Series 2022... that's a wrap!

1) Mar 19:  Ice Breaker
2) May 7:  Ironman St. George (World Champs)
3) May 21:  Sand Hollow - Olympic
4) May 28:  Daybreak - Olympic
5) Jun 11:  Jordanelle - Olympic
6) Jul 16:  Echo (State Champs!) - Olympic
7) Aug 20:  East Canyon - Olympic
8) Sep 9:  Brineman - Half
9) Sep 17:  Kokopelli - Olympic
10) Sep 17:  Bear Lake Brawl - Half
11) Oct 22:  Southern Utah - Olympic
12) Oct 28-29:  St. George 70.3 Worlds

Show up at 3 or more of the 12 total Series races to qualify for 2022 season swag & awards!


Note that for many races there are also non-Championship Series options (i.e. Kokopelli Sprint, Bear Lake Brawl Sprint & Olympic).

Below is the results breakdown for 70.3 Worlds, and this post from a few years ago 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. 

For age group rankings and other season awards, we'll calculate a points "bonus" for IM and 70.3 Worlds to adjust for the higher level of competition throughout the field. The State Champs race each year also provides a notch smaller but still significant bonus.

Stay tuned for final 2022 Age Group Rankings - coming out soon!




a throwback... I remember getting amped to this 
before cross country meets circa 1997




































































































*****Below is the 2022 UTCS - the only update we're aware of from the below is that Brineman will be a unique Friday race on Sep 9th. Check out this post if you need a refresher on how the UTCS works.*****


Below are links to all the 2022 Championship Series races:

Ice Breaker - Sprint
Sand Hollow - Olympic
Daybreak - Olympic
Jordanelle - Olympic
East Canyon - Olympic
Brineman **Now SEP 9th - Half (70.3)


POPULAR LINKS

UTAH TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 2022 --> 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


HISTORICAL U.T.B.
"BELT HOLDERS"




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 6 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.



Interview Archives: