Race Previews

Morris Tinman Preview - Part II


35th MORRIS TINMAN - We're expecting the men's performances at this year's Tinman races to be somewhat elevated. Though we don't know which of the races--Olympic or Sprint-- each of the guys we will be doing next Saturday, we will say that we expect them to race at the front.

- SPENCER SYVERTSON - An MSU grad and veteran Speedo-wearer from Paynesville, Spencer came close to receiving a Most Improved nomination last season, a year in which he won two triathlons. Only 22, guys like him sometimes make quantum performance leaps. We're picking him to win the race he enters at Morris.

- MICK BAKKER - A transplanted Minnesotan who has resided in Anchorage, Alaska for the last several years, Mick is a great guy and and talented triathlete. His Alaska results are impressive. A Tinman vet, he won the Olympic races in 2017 and 2015. In 2014 he raced at Perham, where he finished 3rd behind fellow elites Casey Miller and Branden Scheel.

TYSON MOLITER - Part of the triathlon-crazed Molitor family from Belgrade, Minnesota, Tyson placed 2nd at Morris Sprint in 2018. Other competitive highlights include podium finishes at last year's Graniteman races at Clearwater and Big Lake....


TANNER LONGSHORE, 15 - Tanner was on our Junior of the Year radar in 2018, and he appears to be destined for nominations, and perhaps wins, in the future. His 2018 highlights featured AG wins at Liberty Olympic, North Mankato and Waseca. He claimed the silver medal in his AG here in 2018, and placed 5th overall.

We are bummed to report that four-time Olympic course women's champ SHEENA DAUER is injured and won't be returning to Morris this year, but we do expect some later sign-ups to take up some of the slack.


We would not be surpised to see BETTE ROWLEY, winner here in 2014, and runner-up behind Dauer in 2015, on the starting line.

Who else?

Morris' own DANI SCHULTZ, sprint winner here in 2017 and 2016, and Ironwoman JAMI JOHN (top photo), last year's Sprint winner and 2nd-placer in the Olympic race in 2016.

We'd love to see a record turnout at the Tinman this year. Please consider making the trek to Morris next weekend. RACE WEBSITE


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