Kort, Jenna & Rachel...


2021 MINNESOTA MULTISPORT HONORS - Here are the three women nominated for 2021 Triathlete of the Year, and why they were chosen:

KORTNEY HAAG, 42, Maple Grove (photo below)

While Jenna and Rachel were making names for themselves on the national tri scene, Kortney was dominant locally, winning three of the four races she did, and placing 2nd in the other. Two of her victories were in half IMs, raising her career W total at the distance to 11....

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Double Dippers: Tim, David and Kyle....



2021 MINNESOTA MULTISPORT HONORS - Today we are combining two categories: Male Most Improved and Male Triathlete of the Year. This is because the same three athletes are nominated in both categories.

Here are those athletes, their 2021 racing highlights, and some commentary:

TIM BONTRAGER, 29, MInneapolis (photo L)

- 1st @ TriByKnight Sprint (IA)

- 1st @ Fairmont Olympic - 1:57:49

- 1st @ Buzz Ryan Sprint - Course record

- 1st @ Chisago Sprint 

- 1st @ Shawnee Mission Sprint (KS) ...

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Katie, Jenna & Rachel...


2021 MINNESOTA MULTISPORT HONORS - Today we reveal the three women nominatedin the MOST IMPROVED category, which measures which athletes are "climbing the elite ladder," that is, they are perceived to have either "arrived,"  i.e. demonstrated that they are competitive with the established elite amateur tri / du athletes in our state, or are on the verge of doing so. It also applies to those Team Minnesota members who have elevated their positions. For instance, 2019 Team MInnesota members RACHEL ZILINSKAS, who was earned the MI honor that year, and JENNA HORNER, will place much higher on the Team this year, thus their upward mobility is worthy  of MI consideration this time around. 

So, in alpha order, here are the official 2021 Female Most Improved nominees and their highlights:

KATIE DEREGNIER, 33, Farmington (photo)

- 2nd overall woman @ Buffalo Olympic

- 2nd overall woman @ Maple Grove Olympic

- 6th amateur woman @ Des Moines ...

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Josh, Brooks and Brett...



2021 MINNESOTA MULTISPORT HONORS - Joining KORTNEY HAAG, DIANE HANKEE and ELAINE NELSON on the list of 2021 MASTER OF THE YEAR nominees are these fast guys:



- 2nd overall / 2nd Master @ Timberman Olympic

- 3rd overall / 2nd Master @ Buffalo Olympic

- 4th overall / 1st Master @ Heart of the Lakes ...

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