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USA TRIATHLON AGE GROUP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - Though marked by post-pandemic (mid-pandemic?) underrepresention, Minnesotans rocked at Nationals. Lots of Team USA berths were well-earned, and some of our state's athletes were truly competitive, either overall or in their respective age groups.

Minnesota's top performers are listed below. You'll note that three men cracked the 2-hour mark in the  Olympic competition, led by Minnesota's male Rookie of the Year frontrunner HENRY JESSON, who was also our fastest athlete in the Sprint. Two of our state's athletes--JENNA HORNER (20-24 Olympic Women) and TONY SCHILLER (60-64M Olympic and Sprint) were crowned Age Group National Champions.

OLYMPIC NATIONALS - Top 40 Men

20. HENRY JESSON - 1:58:25

21. DAVID KOPPEL - 1:58:29

32. TIM BONTRAGER - 1:59:23

40. KYLE SWENSON - 2:00:59 ...

- Age Group Medalist (Top 3)

2nd 15-19 - KYLE SWENSON - 2:00:59

2nd 35-39 - DAVID KOPPEL - 1:58:29

1st 60-64 - TONY SCHILLER - 2:08:15...

 

OLYMPIC NATIONALS - Top 40 Women

5. JENNA HORNER - 2:11:10 - Top Photo

- Age Group Medalists (Top 3)

1st 20-24 - JENNA HORNER - 2:11:10

3rd 65-69 - PAM STEVENS 2:47:13

(4th 55-59 - SUE RUBENS - 2:28:52)

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SPRINT NATIONALS - Top 40 Men

7. HENRY JESSON - 57:46 (3rd 25-29) - PhotoR

14. KYLE SWENSON, 19 - 59:15 (4th 15-19)

22. ANDREW MANNING (Fargo) - 1:00:32 (4th 30-34)

23. QUINTON KNEELAND - 1:00:43 (4th 20-24)

31. TIMOTHY BONTRAGER - 1:01:40 (10th 25-29)

- Age Group Medalists (Top 3)

3rd 25-29 - HENRY JESSON - 57:46

1st 60-64 - TONY SCHILLER - 1:06:48 (argin - 1:59!)

2nd 75-79 - DANIEL KIRK - 1:29:40

 

SPRINT NATIONALS -Top 40 Women

10. JENNA HORNER - 1:07:41 (2nd 20-24)

27. ISABELLA BUENTING - 1:10:18  (10th 15-19)

- Age Group Medalists (Top 3)

2nd 20-24 - JENNA HORNER - 1:07:41

Remember, the athletes listed here are only a few of those Minnesotans that earned berths on Team USA. We encourage everyone to check out the compete OLYMPIC results at LINK. And SPRINT results HERE.

 

 

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