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Youngberg & Schiller Are National Champs!


2019 USA TRIATHLON AGE GROUP NATIONALS - How did Minnesotans fare in Cleveland last weekend? Pretty darn good! GABY BUNTEN cracked the overall Top 5 in both the Olympic and Sprint races, while BECKY YOUNGBERG and TONY SCHILLER earned two AG titles apiece.

There were lots of other Loon Staters who rocked out, earning berths on Team USA for next summer's World Championships in Edmonton, Alberta. Here is a listing of those who earned spots. There may be some names we missed, and if so, please use the COMMENT feature below to help us fill in the gaps.

Also, this list does not contain passdowns, which means that this long roster doesn't tell the whole story.

Here are the qualifiers:


NOTE: Overall women's Olympic-distance champion RACHEL MENSCH, now of Madison, Wisconsin, is originally from Edina, Minnesota. And DANI FISCHER, originally from Rochester, and now residing in Greenfield, Indiana, placed 2nd overall just 12-seconds behind Rachel.

MAISY WAECH, (Grand Rapids ) - 10th - 17-19W
EMMA WARD, (Angora) - 17th - 17-19W ...


JENNA HORNER (Eden Prairie) - 3rd – 20-24W
KRISTINA SWENSON (Rogers) - 11th – 20-24W

GABY BUNTEN (North Oaks) - 3rd – 25-29W (5th overall!)

MELANIE MAHONEY (Minneapolis) - 15th - 25-29Wkyleizzy.png

VANESSA NAGEL (Bloomington) - 8th – 30-34W

SARA RONDORF (Andover) - 16th – 40-44W

BECKY YOUNGBERG (Eden Prairie) - 1st – 45-49W (17th overall!)

JULIA WESIBECKER (Eagan) - 4th – 50-54W

HELEN GUNTHER (Excelsior) - 18th – 60-64W



KYLE SWENSON (Rogers) - 8th – 17-19M

KRIS SPOTH (St. Paul) - 6th – 30-34M

MIKE BUENTING (Chanhassen) - 10th – 45-49M

THADDEUS INGERSOLL (St. Paul) - 18th – 45-49M

TONY SCHILLER (Eden Prairie) - 1st 60-64M

KEITH TUFTE (Excelsior) - 9th – 60-64M

NEIL KING (Nevis) - 2nd – 70-74M

KEN HOLA (Shoreview) - 5th – 75-79M



ISABELLA BUENTING (Chanhassen) - 10th – 15-19

JENNA HORNER (Eden Prairie) - 4th – 20-24W
KRISTINA SWENSON (Rogers) - 5th – 20-24W

GABY BUNTEN (North Oaks) - 2nd – 25-29W (5th overall!)

EMILY GAGE (Minneapolis) - 5th – 30-34W

ERIN LAHTI (Chaska) - 17th – 35-39W

BECKY YOUNGBERG (Eden Prairie) - 1st – 45-49W (15th overall)

HELEN GUNTHER (Excelsior) - 10th – 60-64W



KYLE SWENSON (Rogers) - 17th – 15-19M

TIM BONTRAGER (Minneapolis) - 16th – 25-29M

PATRICK PARISH (Minneapolis) - 2nd – 30-34M (11th overall!)
KRIS SPOTH (St. Paul) - 5th – 30-34M

MARK BERVEN (Minneapolis) - 15th – 40-44M
MOSHE PERI (Minnetonka) - 16th – 40-44M

NATHAN WAECH (Grand Rapids) - 14th – 50-54M

TONY SCHILLER (Eden Prairie) - 1st – 60-64M
JEFF GILMER (Delano) - 11th – 60-64M

DANIEL KIRK (Blaine) - 8th - 70-74M

MTN congratulates all the athletes who partipated at Nationals last weekend. In our book, you are all rock stars!... FULL RESULTS


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