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2023 Male Performance of the Year Candidates...

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By Goose

2023 - Minnesota Multisport Honors -Of the eight  performances listed below, three will be nominated for 2023 Male Performance of the Year."MOV" represents "margins of victory."

 

NOAH BILLINGS - Course Record @ Maple Grove Sprint - 59:26 (MOV - 4:08)

SEAN COOLEY - Win @ Trinona Olympic - 1:58:30 (MOV - 1:45)

BROOKS GROSSINGER - Win @ Northwoods - 58:26 (MOV -2:04)

 

SAMUEL HAUCK - Win at One Last Tri Olympic - 1:56:13 (MOV - 18:09)...

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The 2023 POY Discussion...

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By Goose

Below are the performances being considered for Performance of the Year nominations: 

Men:

NOAH BILLINGS - Course Record @ Maple Grove Sprint

JOSH BLANKENHEIM - Win @ Lakes Counry - 58:31

SEAN COOLEY - Convincing Win @ Trinona Olympic - 1:58:30...

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Brandon, Corey and Dillon...(And Peter, too)

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By Mav

 

Minnesota has a rich multisport tradition, boasting some of the nation’s top triathletes. In addition to those at the pointy end of the spear, there is tremendous depth in the caliber of racers. The MMH for Most Improved looks to highlight those athletes who regularly race fast and contend at events, but took their speed and dedication to a truly elite level this past season. Below, alphabetically, are the three men that Mav believes leaped from solid to elite in 2023:

 

Brandon Lee, 42, Hugo: Brandon, also a nominee for Master of the Year, was relatively new and unknown just two years ago. In 2022 he stepped up his game, and in 2023 he jumped up his game. Brandon raced every distance from sprint to full Ironman, and his results at every level contend against the state’s top guys.

 

Corey Nygaard, 24, Alexandria: Corey has posted solid results in the past, but this year he got significantly faster and began winning. He won at Alexandria in course record time, won at Green Lake Olympic by over 15 minutes in thanks to the fastest swim and bike splits, and placed second at Tinman Olympic. He also had a DNF at Buzz Ryan sprint because of a flat tire, but was closely chasing Andrew Manning....

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Dan, Brooks & Brandon...

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By Mav 

2023 Men's Masters –  Nominees - The Male Master of the Year honor is often one of the most challenging to come up with nominees for because of the depth and overall quality of racing, and 2023 was no exception. Below, in alphabetical order, are my nominees for the 2023 Male Master of the Year. Note: Just like with other categories, athletes need to have posted 3 or more great results to earn consideration:

 

Dan Arlandson: Dan, 46, from Burnsville, tends to focus on long course racing. Since Minnesota only has two long course races (Chisago and Square Lake 70.3s), many of those who focus specifically on long distance events are forced to race out of state. Thus, they rarely compete against their in-state peers, and this can make it difficult to compare resumes for Minnesota Multisport Honors purposes. But Dan deserves some love. In 2023, he placed second overall (1st master) at Chisago 70.3, posting a 4:20:45. He won is age group at 70.3 Gulf Coast in 4:20:37, and he also threw down a 4:31:10 (good enough for 3rd master) at Des Moines 70.3. While the MMH Committee would love to see Dan race some Olympic or Sprint distance events locally, we have to give credit where credit is due, and Dan had a fantastic racing season....

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