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TRT Area Triathletes to Travel to Vermont for the USAT Age Group Nationals

by Jon Walk, TRT correspondent

Nearly 200 triathletes from the five-state area will travel to Burlington, Vermont this weekend to compete in one of two events that make up the 2012 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships.

The weekend starts on Saturday, August 18 with the Olympic Distance National Championship.

National titles will be up for grabs in 28 age groups. The Olympic-distance event consists of a 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run course, while the sprint event is comprised of a 750m swim, a 20k bike and a 5k run.

This weekend’s competitors met qualification standards at USA Triathlon-sanctioned qualifying events throughout the 2012 season.

In addition to the bragging rights of claiming a national title, athletes will be competing for coveted spots to represent the U.S. at the 2013 ITU World Championships in London. The top 18 finishers (rolling down to 25th place) in each age group in both the Olympic-distance and sprint events in Burlington will qualify for a Team USA slot.

Team USA is comprised of amateur athletes that represent the United States at each ITU world championship event. The 2012 ITU World Championships, which age-groupers qualified for in Burlington last year, will take place Oct. 22 in Auckland, New Zealand.

The 2012 USA Triathlon Sprint National Championship will take place on August 19, 2012 in Burlington, Vermont. The Sprint National Championship is a non-drafting, sprint distance event (750 m Swim, 20 km Bike, 5 km Run). There are no specific qualification standards for the Sprint National Championship.
Corpus Christi’s Keelin Treacy, Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Donna Krutka and Highland Valley,

Texas’ Nicholas Evans all return to defend their 2011 sprint age group national championships.

Texas Runner and Triathlete columnist and three-time Ironman finisher Doug Kopp will be one of 14 area triathletes who will compete in both events.

The complete list of area triathletes scheduled to participate is as follows:
Rodrigo Abascal, M, 19, Katy, TX
Timothy Akers, M, 49, Corpus Christi, TX
Caleb Appleton, M, 19, College Station, TX
Stephanie Bassin, F, 54, Dallas, TX
Brian Baum, M, 38, New Orleans, LA
Mounia Bensouda, F, 31, Houston, TX
Lisa Berman, F, 48, Houston, TX
Lyndsi Bieging, F, 32, Addison, TX
Cissy Blanchard, F, 42, Baton Rouge, LA
Michael Bradburn, M, 33, Pearl River, LA
Brandee Bratton, F, 39, Victoria, TX
Joe Bratton, M, 41, Victoria, TX
Michael Buonaugurio, M, 57, San Antonio, TX
Todd Burns, M, 41, Flower Mound, TX
Brandon Campbell, M, 36, Austin, TX
Joseph Champ, M, 55, Plano, TX
Audrey Cherel, F, 27, Houston, TX
Mark Chester, M, 42, Frisco, TX
Zachary Daggett, M, 22, Searcy, AR
Nathan Davis, M, 26, Ruston, LA
Brent De Jong, M, 37, Houston, TX
Daleen DeSwardt, F, 40, Houston, TX
Tim Diven, M, 35, Lakeway, TX
Tim Dockery, M, 30, Little Rock, AR
Jeff Dorrill, M, 51, Dallas, TX
James Dunkley, M, 37, Killeen, TX
Amy Dupuy, F, 29, Austin, TX
Michael Dwyer, M, 63, Conroe, TX
Douglas Fairchild, M, 60, Amarillo, TX
Freddie Ferraro, M, 63, Austin, TX
Jose Flores, M, 44, Kerrville, TX
Lucie Frost, F, 46, San Antonio, TX
Cole Fugate, M, 25, Flower Mound, TX
Brandon Gangstad, M, 46, El Paso, TX
Kendra Garroutte, F, 35, Houston, TX
Maripat Glover, F, 56, Albuquerque, NM
Gregory Gonzales, M, 33, Albuquerque, NM
Sonya Gordon, F, 47, College Station, TX
Maura Guthrie, F, 50, Dallas, TX
Ellen Happe Phillips, F, 53, Houston, TX
Robert Haynsworth, M, 58, Garland, TX
Anita Henry, F, 45, Bertam, TX
Ryan Young Hepler, M, 22, Pearland, TX
Fernando Hernandez, M, 43, Houston, TX
John Hildenbrand, M, 58, Okla City, OK
Carey Hill, F, 54, Albuquerque, NM
Richard Hirst, M, 50, Calera, OK
Christeen Hodge, F, 32, Abilene, TX
Douglas Holmes, M, 76, Covington, LA
Taylor Holt, M, 20, League city, TX
Hud Hopkins, M, 43, Galveston, TX
Bill Horn, M, 59, Boerne, TX
Christie Horne, F, 39, Austin, TX
Zachary Istre, M, 29, Dallas, TX
Joseph Jenkins, M, 40, Dallas, TX
Jeff Johnson, M, 50, Los Alamos, NM
Christina Kane, F, 31, Schertz, TX
Grayson Keppler, M, 25, Allen, TX
Ashley King, F, 34, Austin, TX
Douglas Kopp, M, 63, Baton Rouge, LA
Corrie Kristick, F, 29, Houston, TX
Larry Krutka, M, 63, Tulsa, OK
Barbara Kuhlemeier, F, 54, New Braunfels, TX
Chrissi LaBrose, F, 33, Katy, TX
Laurence Lane, M, 35, San Antonio, TX
John Laskowski, M, 43, The Woodlands, TX
Arne Leonard, M, 49, Albuquerque, NM
Mike Lestingi, M, 44, Wylie, TX
Patrick Lewis, M, 44, New Orleans, LA
Wally Manaugh, M, 59, Dallas, TX
Gretchen Mcelroy, F, 48, El Paso, TX
Cindy McManis, F, 52, The Woodlands, TX
Claire Mitchell, F, 50, Kerrville, TX
Julie Mosier Crosno, F, 41, Kingwood, TX
Marco Munoz, M, 49, Pflugerville, TX
Brach Myers, M, 31, Opelousas, LA
Don Nelson, M, 74, Tulsa, OK
Rebecca Novelli, F, 22, The Woodlands, TX
Scott Olden, M, 42, Dallas, TX
Seth Ozasa, M, 37, Shreveport, LA
Minsok Pak, M, 43, Austin, TX
JT Peebles, M, 32, Longview, TX
Nusha Pelicano, F, 42, New Braunfels, TX
Michael Piermarini, M, 25, Dallas, TX
JA Pryse, M, 38, Oklahoma City, OK
Eric Pyle, M, 21, Tulsa, OK
Anthony Rabito, M, 28, River Ridge, LA
Eva Ramos, F, 50, Austin, TX
Jennifer Reinhart, F, 53, Austin, TX
Denise Rhodes, F, 51, Marble Falls, TX
Seth Roland, M, 41, Austin, TX
Julie Rosiek, F, 45, Fort Worth, TX
James Sawyer, M, 71, Fayetteville, AR
Calah Schlabach, F, 25, McGregor, TX
George Schmitz, M, 24, Austin, TX
Lauren Sears, F, 22, Leander, TX
Brandi Shipman, F, 39, San Antonio, TX
Andrew Sissons, M, 43, Chouteau, OK
Karen Sissons, F, 50, Chouteau, OK
Howard Sklar, M, 56, Shreveport, LA
Jada Snider, F, 44, Allen, TX
Evan Stevens, M, 18, Montgomery, TX
Ryan Taylor, M, 32, Houston, TX
Roderick Thibodeaux, M, 46, Brusly, LA
Christian Toews, M, 24, Calera, OK
Perry Toles, M, 55, Roswell, NM
Tricia Totten, F, 62, Houston, TX
Emmanuel Toutain, M, 37, Austin, TX
Mallory Tyler, F, 25, Flower Mound, TX
David Webster, M, 52, Fort Worth, TX
Roger Weldon, M, 46, Benton, AR
Alex Willis, M, 24, Albuquerque, NM
Bud Winn, M, 27, San Antonio, TX
Page Zeringue, F, 39, New Orleans, LA
Glenda Adams, F, 45, Austin, TX
Timothy Akers, M, 49, Corpus Christi, TX
Elliot Bach, M, 19, Marshall, TX
Ken Balvin, M, 65, Mesquite, TX
Brian Baum, M, 38, New Orleans, LA
Victoria Bennison, F, 39, Dallas, TX
Henry Brandt, M, 43, Colleyville, TX
Anne Brasier, F, 58, Galveston, TX
Jeremy Brown, M, 28, Belcher, LA
Oliver Campbell, M, 52, Austin, TX
Robert Carlton, M, 41, Converse, TX
Ann Dannis, F, 61, Dallas, TX
Jerianne Davis, F, 58, Edmond, OK
Alfred Denbleyker, M, 62, Houston, TX
Ryan Downey, M, 29, Dallas, TX
Miles Dunning, M, 25, Norman, OK
Anne Ekern, F, 44, Houston, TX
Nicholas Evans, M, 47, Highland Village, TX
Freddie Ferraro, M, 63, Austin, TX
Randall Fleisher, M, 45, Dallas, TX
Bobby Gonzales, M, 52, El Paso, TX
Maura Guthrie, F, 50, Dallas, TX
Ben Harvie, M, 66, Kemah, TX
Robert Haynsworth, M, 58, Garland, TX
Alfred Hebert, M, 75, Flint, TX
Christeen Hodge, F, 32, Abilene, TX
David Holsey, M, 66, Spring, TX
Gregory Istre, M, 64, Dallas, TX
Nick Istre, M, 31, Dallas, TX
Zachary Istre, M, 29, Dallas, TX
AJ Johnson, M, 44, Hot Springs, AR
Amy Johnson, F, 41, Hot Springs, AR
Jeff Johnson, M, 50, Los Alamos, NM
Douglas Kopp, M, 63, Baton Rouge, LA
Donna Krutka, F, 66, Tulsa, OK
Nancy Kuhlmeier, F, 53, Baton Rouge, LA
Tzatzil Lemair, F, 41, Austin, TX
Derek Lewis, M, 41, Austin, TX
Nicholas Luft, M, 33, Keller, TX
Craig McCullough, M, 39, Baton Rouge, LA
Matthew Minor, M, 30, San Antonio, TX
Jacob Mooney, M, 41, Edmond, OK
Justin Morris, M, 35, Longview, TX
Scott Olden, M, 42, Dallas, TX
Edward Ortiz Jr, M, 26, Corpus Christi, TX
Sandy Overly, F, 51, Mission, TX
Savana Overly, F, 17, Mission, TX
Susan Peterson, F, 49, Round Rock, TX
Victoria Piper, F, 45, Richardson, TX
William Relyea, M, 48, New Braunfels, TX
Bill Ritchie, M, 64, Amherst, TX
Jeff Rogers, M, 54, Pflugerville, TX
Josh Rubin, M, 52, Humble, TX
Ed Schirmer, M, 52, University Park, TX
Blake Snider, M, 43, Allen, TX
Saxby Stradinger, M, 24, Oklahoma City, OK
Randy Stringer, M, 39, Dripping Springs, TX
Ryan Taylor, M, 32, Houston, TX
Craig Theis, M, 50, Sugar Land, TX
Susan Thompson, F, 66, Sugar Land, TX
Patricia Totten, F, 62, Houston, TX
David Townsend, M, 51, Longview, TX
Keelin Treacy, F, 20, Corpus Christi, TX
Freddy Vaca, M, 34, Dallas, TX
Nina Vaca-Humrichouse, F, 41, Dallas, TX
Jack Weiss, M, 67, Euless, TX
Roger Weldon, M, 46, Benton, AR
Adam Zavala, M, 17, Houston, TX
Michael Zinn, M, 65, Dallas, TX
Olympic - Clydesdale and Athena
Matthew Minor, M, 30, San Antonio, TX
Justin Rodriguez, M, 36, San Antonio, TX
Andrew Sissons, M, 43, Chouteau, OK
Sandra Spicher, F, 45, Lago Vista, TX
Jason Waters, M, 37, McKinney, TX
Sprint - Clydesdale and Athena
Victoria Bennison, Dallas, TX
Henry Brandt, Colleyville, TX
Matthew Minor, San Antonio, TX
Nicholas Evans, Highland Village, TX

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