Brian William Fleischmann
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Florida State University
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2006 ITU Team World Champion
2010 Highlights: Took second at the Ironman 70.3 Calgary on Aug. 2 • Finished sixth at the May 9 Rev3 Triathlon in Knoxville, Tenn. • Won the year's first USAT Elite Development Race in Clermont, Fla., in March.
Elite Triathlon Career: Member of the USAT Project 2012 Team • Wrapped up 2009 as the No. 11 American and No. 114 overall athlete in the ITU World Championship Series rankings • Posted a pair of top-five ITU finishes, placing fourth in the Mazatlan Pan American Cup race and fifth in the Austin Pan American Cup event • Also took sixth in the 2009 USAT Elite National Championship • Posted wins at the Pacific Grove Triathlon and the Santa Rosa Triathlon • Finished 71st in the 2008 ITU World Cup Series rankings and ranked as the No. 7 American • Logged four top-five finishes in ITU events in 2008 • Won the Musselman ITU Pan American Cup race • Also took third at the San Francisco ITU Premium Pan American Cup, fourth at the Hong Kong ITU Asian Cup and fifth at the USAT Elite National Championship • Placed third overall and was the second American at 2007 USAT Elite Nationals • Member of the U.S. Pan American Games team in 2007, finishing eighth in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil • 2007 Tri-California Series Champion • World Championship veteran has represented the U.S. well and posted a top finish of 19th in 2001 in Edmonton • Won the 2006 ITU Team World Championship with American teammates Andy Potts and Matt Reed • Placed second at USA Triathlon Elite Nationals in New York City in 2001.
Amateur Triathlon Career: 1998 U.S. junior national champion and went on to place 29th at the world junior championships • Placed second overall at the U.S. national championships in 2000.
Athletic Background: Swam for four years at his high school in Jacksonville, Fla. • Placed second at the 1997 state meet in the 500 freestyle and fifth in the 100 backstroke • Swam his freshman year at Florida State, then switched to cross country and track his sophomore through senior years after discovering that he was more talented at running and burnt out on swimming.
Personal: Brian William Fleischmann • Born Aug. 8, 1978, in Jacksonville, Fla. • Parents are William and Carol Fleischmann • Has one sister, Kim Fleischmann.