Race Previews

Tri West Preview - Part I - The Men...


TRI WEST PREVIEW - This is the first of two Tri West preview posts. This one discusses the men who are likely to fare well. The next one deals with the women's field. Note that the list of entrants we are using is over a week old, and more talented triathletes will most certainly enroll between now and race day (July 23). We plan to update information as it comes to us. We'll do so in the MTN posts and on MTN's Facebook page. 


JOE ADRIAENS- Olympic - Two podiums in two starts this season. He could land on the Top Step next weekend.

SAMEUL HAUCK - Olympic - His 3rd at Lake Minnetonka tell us that he should race at the front next Sunday.

CHUCK HENGEL, 59 - Sprint - Undefeated in his AG in three statrs in 2023. He's our pick to win the 55-59M.

BRETT LOVAAS - Sprint - He won last year's sprint race....

SEAN PICKLE, 18 (photo) - Sprint - Three junior wins in three starts this year. Could podium.

KEITH TUFTE, 63 - Sprint - His AG wins and Lake Minnetonka and Turtleman make him our pick to win his Age Group on Sunday.

DILLON WILLIAMS - Olympic - He's coming off a convincing win at Turtleman Olympic.

ANDY ZABEL, 42 - Olympic - The 2022 Master of the Year deserves to be listed among the men's favorites.

UPDATE: 2022 Triathlete of the Year PRESTON YOUNGDAHL has registered for Tri West Olympic moving him immediately into the favorite's position. He's two-for-two this season, both victories by large margins.