USA Pentathlon

Apr 05

Youth/Junior Regionals, Great Prairie Pentathlon

Minnesota

Downloads:

2014 Great Prairie Pentathlon Poster Presented by Tommy Chicago's Pizzeria
2014 Great Prairie Pentathlon Invitation Presented by Tommy Chicago's Pizzeria

 

The official Promo Video for the 2014 Great Prairie™ Pentathlon presented by Tommy Chicago’s Pizzeriahttp://vimeo.com/80495328

 

Sponsors

First and foremost, in addition to Tommy Chicago’s Pizzeria, Great Prairie™ Sports would like to thank Saint Thomas Academy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Microtel Inn & Suites, Elsmore Swim Shop, Byerly’s, Minnesota Sword Club, Pardini USA …. And my personal favorites, Great Prairie™ Foods, Great Prairie™ Gear and Investment Property Services for their partnership as this year’s sponsors.

 

501c3

Better news, Great Prairie, Inc. received its 501c3 designation letter from the IRS on November 2, 2013.  We have begun our capital campaign process for the Great Prairie™ Pentathlon Park and the Great Prairie™ Sports Center.  More information will be presented during the Awards Ceremony.

 

T-Shirts

This year’s t-shirt will be a microfiber shirt.  From past experience, it might be a little on the small side of traditionally cut t-shirts.  Please consider your size when ordering.  The shirts will be offered in a men’s and women’s cut (short sleeve only).  Each participant will receive a t-shirt.  However, if you would like to procure extra shirts, a short sleeve shirt will be $15 and a long sleeve shirt (men’s cut only) will be $20.

 

Horseless

One noticeable change to the 2014 Great Prairie™ Pentathlon presented by Tommy Chicago’s Pizzeria is that we are foregoing Riding this year.  Due to the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, the international calendar pushed 2014 Youth Worlds from Aug/Sept to May.  To provide additional opportunities for youth to prepare for World Championships, we had to move the date of the event.  Since there were date conflicts in River Falls, we have relocated to Saint Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, MN.  For 2014, everyone will compete in the Horseless, Para or the Team Relay Divisions.

 

Technical Meeting – Saint Thomas Academy:  Friday, April 4

6:15 pm               Technical Meeting – starts at Saint Thomas Academy.

7:00 pm               Dinner at Tommy Chicago’s Pizzeria:  http://tommychicagos.com/

 

Airport and Venues

The airport code for Minneapolis-Saint Paul is MSP.  Saint Thomas Academy is only about a 10 minute drive from the airport heading East on I-494.  Also, the Mall of America is located next to the airport as well.  For those traveling to MSP for first time, with an early end to the competition on Saturday, a sight-seeing tour might be created for that evening.  Who knows, with an early April event, the tour might also include ice fishing!

 

Accommodations:  Microtel Inn & Suites:  ask for the 2014 Great Prairie™ Pentathlon room block until March 14.  On March 15, the rooms are released to the general public.

5681 Bishop Avenue

Inver Grove Heights, MN  55076 

651-552-0555

www.microtelinn.com

 

2014 Great Prairie™ Pentathlon presented by Tommy Chicago’s Pizzeria Schedule:  Saturday, April 5

8:30 am                Fencing - Round Robin

11:00 am              Fencing - Ladder

12:00 am              Swimming

1:00 pm                Combined

2:30 pm                Lunch and Awards Ceremony

 

2014 Competition Distances

ge

Swim

Combined

Total

Range

Division

Distance

Distance

Targets

Time

Youth E (Under 10)

50 Meters/Yards

2x800 meters

2x5

50

Youth D (11-12)

100 Meters/Yards

2x800 meters

2x5

50

Youth C (13-14)

100 Meters/Yards

3x800 meters

3x5

50

Youth B (15-16)

200 Meters/Yards

3x800 meters

3x5

50

Youth A (17-18)

200 Meters/Yards

4x800 meters

4x5

50

Junior/Senior/Relay

200 Meters/Yards

4x800 meters

4x5

50

Master (30+)/Para

100 Meters/Yards

3x800 meters

3x5

50

 

Connecting on Social Media

Website:              www.greatprairiesports.com

Facebook:          Great Prairie Sports

Twitter:               Great Prairie

 

Final Email

Once registrations have been received and processed, a final email will be sent to all participants with any breaking news and/or reminders.  This email will most likely be sent on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

 

Study Harder ~ Train Smarter … April is coming!!