USA Triathlon ranks Youth and Junior athletes who compete at Development Series events throughout the year. These rankings guide USAT’s athlete selection for camps and international race opportunities. 

In 2022, Youth and Junior athlete ranking criteria will be determined by an athlete’s finish in two (2) Development Series races plus Zone3 Youth & Junior Draft-Legal National Championships. Additional details are available in the Series Guide, which is linked under Races & Selection. 2022 Ranking information will be linked here, and archival information is available at the bottom of this page. 

National Rankings updated August 18, 2022:

2022 Team

2022 Junior Female (18-19)

2022 Junior Male (18-19)

2022 Junior Female (16-17)

2022 Junior Male (16-17)

2022 Youth Female (13-15)

2022 Youth Male (13-15)

We understand that not all athletes and their families are able to travel to enough series events to achieve an individual series ranking. Some of USA Triathlon’s current elite triathletes developed by racing a combination of triathlons and swimming, running, or even cycling events. These linked timetables offer standards to motivate and inform junior athletes, parents, and coaches of the times required for progression to compete at national and international levels in triathlon.

Junior Female Time Standards

Junior Male Time Standards

Terms Defined:

World Leading swim and run times are an average of what the top athletes at the Junior World Championship level are capable of doing in those individual events.

Internationally Ranked swim and run times are an average of what the top athletes at the European Cup-level are capable of doing in those individual events.

Nationally Competitive swim and run times are an average of what the top athletes at the USAT Development Series are capable of doing in those individual events.

Olympic Development Potential times are used in conjunction with the World Leading standards to identify talent-transfer athletes (a swimmer, runner, or cyclist who may decide to become a triathlete). If an athlete has a World Leading time in an event in one discipline, and an ODP time in an event in a different discipline, they would be considered for recruitment.

While the swim and run data in the charts below represents times achieved in single sport competition, the bike data reflects what can be expected IN an actual draft legal Junior triathlon race at the World, International and National levels. 


 

2021 USAT Youth & Junior Draft-Legal National Rankings

2021 High Performance Team Rankings 

Rankings Archive

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2013 YE Boys
2013 YE Girls
2013 JE Men
2013 JE Women
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Looking for your USA Triathlon Age Group Ranking for non-drafting events? Visit the USA Triathlon Rankings page.

Development Team Championship (2008-2014)

2014 Development Team National Championship Top 5 Full Results
1.  Z3 Junior Triathlon Team (IA)
2.  Southeast Junior Team (TN)
3.  Triton Elite Multisport (FL)
4.  MMTT-Mach II Elite (IL)
5.  Endorphin Fitness (VA)

2013 Development Team National Championship Top 5 - Full Results
1.  Southeast Junior Team (GA/SC/TN, 37,684 points)
2.  Z3 Junior Triathlon Team (IA/SD/MO, 35,830 points)
3.  MMTT-Mach II Elite (IL/IA, 23,012 points)
4.  Endorphin Fitness (VA, 13,044 points)
5.  TTS Jr Elite (CA, 8,223 points)

2012 Development Team National Championship Top 5 - Full Results
1.  Z3 Junior Triathlon Team (IA/SD/MO, 31,118 points)
2.  Southeast Junior Team (GA/SC/TN, 29,201 points) 
3.  Endorphin Fitness (VA, 17,945 points)
4.  Multisport Madness Triathlon Team (IL, 11,285 points)
5.  TriJuniors (CA, 10,379 points)

2011 Development Team National Championship Top 5
1. Multisport Madness Triathlon Team (IL, 197 points)
2. Southeast Regional Junior Team (SE, 189 points)
3. Z3 Junior Triathlon Team (IA/SD/MO, 164 points)
4. Endorphin Fitness (VA, 55 points)
5. TriJuniors (CA, 51 points)

2010 Development Team National Championship Top 5 
1. Multisport Madness Triathlon Team (IL, 195 points)
2. Z3 Junior Triathlon Team (IA, 134 points)
3. Southeast Junior Team (SE, 110 points)
4. Phenomena Triz (CO, 48 points)
5. Monterey Bay Multisport (CA, 28 points) 

2009 Development Team Championship Top 5
1. Multisport Madness Triathlon Team (IL, 262 points)
2. Monterey Bay Multisport (CA, 130 points)
3. Icon One Multisport (TX, 63 points)
4. Vortex Racing (MA, 52 points)
5. Z3 Junior Triathlon Team (IA, 48 points)

2008 Development Team Championship Top 5 
1. Multisport Madness Triathlon Team (IL, 256 points)
2. Monterey Bay Multisport (CA, 114 points)
3. Phenomena Triz (CO, 65 pts)
4. Icon One Multisport (TX, 60 points)
5. Wolfpack (CA, 32 points)
5. Vortex Racing (MA, 32 points)