2021 USA Triathlon Jeff Jewell Spirit Award

This award is to honor Jeff Jewell, a massage therapist for Team USA from 2001-2009.  He passed away from brain cancer on November 15, 2010.  He was one of life’s biggest cheerleaders and was an inspiration to everyone he met.


Eligible applicants must be current annual members in good standing with USA Triathlon.

Past award winners are not eligible for nomination. Past honorable mention recipients are eligible.


Nominations will be submitted through an application to the USA Triathlon National Office by February 28, 2022.  The recipient of this award should be someone who truly embodies the spirit of Jeff Jewell.  Jeff was someone who was uplifting to everyone he knew and treated each person with the utmost respect and care.  The recipient should have the following characteristics and be able to defend the submission with examples that support the criteria:

  1. Trains and races on a consistent basis in the sports of triathlon, duathlon, aquabike, Paratriathlon or other areas of multisport
  2. Gives back to the sport outside of competitions and is considered a role model to other athletes
  3. Preference will be extended to those individuals who coach and/or volunteer to help develop youth multisport programming in local communities – (i.e., Clubs, YMCA’s, Recreation Facilities, and Park Leagues).


The USA Triathlon Age Group Awards Sub-Committee will select one annual award winner and up to five honorable mentions from the applications received.


  • Date application is available online – November 30, 2021
  • Last date application accepted – February 28, 2022
  • Age Group Awards Sub-Committee reviews applications – March 2022
  • Award Recipient(s) announcement – April 2022


Please copy and paste the application information below in an email to awards@usatriathlon.org.

The following will be included on the application:

  • Nominated by:
  • Address:
  • City, State, Zip:
  • Daytime Phone:
  • Email Address:
  • Name of Nominee:
  • Address of Nominee:
  • City, State, Zip:
  • Daytime Phone:
  • Email Address:
  • Please explain how this nominee upholds the characteristics of Jeff Jewell. Include information specific to each of the three criteria presented above.
  • Supporting Material Link/Attachment 1 (if applicable):
  • Supporting Material Link/Attachment 2 (if applicable):