Ethan Thomas Brown
University of Michigan
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2008 USAT Under-23 National Champion
2007 USAT Under-23 National Champion
2007 USAT Under-23 Athlete of the Year
2010 Highlights: Placed 10th at the Vina del Mar ITU Pan American Cup race in January.
Elite Triathlon Career: Member of the USAT Project 2012 Team • Logged three top-six finishes in ITU Pan American events in 2009 • Took sixth at the Pan American Championships in Oklahoma City and in the Austin race • Posted a runner-up finish at the Mazatlan event • Finished sixth among Americans and 63rd overall in the 2008 ITU World Cup Series rankings • Logged three top-three ITU finishes in 2008 • Took third at the USAT Elite National Championship • Was second at the Kelowna ITU Pan American Cup race and placed third at the Musselman Pan American event • Finished 11th at the Huatulco ITU World Cup race and was 15th in the Hamburg ITU World Cup event • 2007 & 2008 Under-23 national champion • Took third at 2008 USAT Elite Nationals • Was 15th at Hamburg World Cup • 11th at Huatulco World Cup • Third at Geneva Continental Cup • Second at Kelowna Continental Cup Placed second at Scott Tinley's Triathlon • Named 2007 Under-23 Triathlete of the Year
Amateur Triathlon Career: 2005 All-American.
Athletic Background: Logged 11 years of competitive swimming and eight years competitive distance running • Ran track and cross country at University of Michigan • Set four high school swimming records • Competed in the 10,000 meters at 2004 Junior Track Nationals
Personal Info: Enjoys listening to music, drinking green tea and reading news magazines • Majored in political science at the University of Michigan • Dad and uncles also attended Michigan • Uncle was a world-class marathoner • "I always wanted to be a professional athlete," Brown says.