Derek Oskutis

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Full Name: Derek Oskutis
Hometown: Hummelstown, Pa.
Resides: Niceville, Fla.
College: U.S. Naval Academy
Height: 5-8
Weight: 138
Birth Year: 1987
Birth Place: Trenton, N.J.
First Year Elite: 2007

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2010 Highlights: Member of USAT’s Project 2016 program • Finished 18th at the USA Triathlon Elite National Championship on Sept. 25 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Elite Triathlon Career: 2009 U.S. Armed Forces national champion • Placed second at USAT Collegiate National Championship in 2009 and helped lead Navy to a pair of team titles • Took 10th at the USAT Elite National Championship in 2009 • Placed seventh at the 2009 ITU Austin Pan American Cup race • Was 20th at the 2009 ITU Duathlon World Championships and 23rd at the 2009 ITU Under-23 World Championship • Runner-up finisher at the Under-23 Elite National Championship in 2008 • Named U.S. Naval Academy Athlete of the Year in 2009.

Amateur Triathlon Career:
Never placed lower than ninth in an amateur race • World Collegiate Military champion in 2006 • Named Triathlete Magazine Athlete of the Month in May 2007.

Athletic Background:
Three-time state champion in swimming • State qualifier in cross country.

Personal: Currently a U.S. naval officer going through explosive ordinance school • Runner-up for one of the U.S. Naval Academy's most prestigious awards, USNA Alumni Award.