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New Bri XIII Preview...


NEW BRI TRI XIII - Though it is not our state's first tri of the season, it is, and  has been for a dozen years, Minnesota's lake swim tri opener. The earlier races--Tinman, COLT, TriWadena--feature pool swims.

With the postponement of this year's Buffalo Tri, we encourage those who were planning to race at Sturges Park to sign up for New Bri. We'd love to see a huge turnout for this June 3 event....


Race promoters are excited about the new courses, and are confident that the lake temps will be in the 70s. 

But wait! There's more. The New Bri Tri is part o an exciting race series. Here' how it is described on the series website:


A great kick off to the 2018 triathlon season, New Bri Tri is also the first in the triathlon series which offers two distance options – the sprint series features three sprints – New Bri Tri, Turtleman Sprint and Square Lake Sprint. Or grow your distances throughout the season with New Bri Tri, Turtleman Olympic and finish with Square Lake 70.3.

So, a new era is about to get started in New Brighton. We'll post some 2018 predictions later in the week. Now we'll show some deference to those who have pioneered this race.

Here are New Bri's past champions:


2017 – Brian Sames (AMCR) & Nicole Heininger (AMCR - photo )


2016 – David Thompson (Pro -CR) & Hana Grinaker


2015 – Devon Palmer & Sarah Mercer


2014 – Weather Cancellation


2013 – Sam Janicki & Hilary Patzer


2012 – Dylan Gillespie & Hilary Patzer


2011 – Tom Pettit & Diana Koepp


2010 – Karl Schultz & Jenny Wilcox


2009 – Brendon O'Flanagan & Greta Simpson


2008 – Patrick Parish & Abby Ruess


2007 – Montgomery Mouw & Melinda Silbernick


2006 – Nick McCulloch & Jeanne Minder


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