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Team USA Medal Tracker: Penticton ITU Multisport World Championships Festival

By USA Triathlon | Aug. 19, 2017, 1:30 p.m. (ET)

PENTICTON, B.C. — The first-ever ITU Multisport World Championships Festival kicked off Friday in Penticton, British Columbia. The 10-day event with an every-other-day racing schedule features elite, U23, junior, para and age-group world championships across six multisport disciplines.

The racing action began Saturday with the Elite/U23, Junior and Age-Group Sprint Duathlons. Monday's schedule featured the Para Duathlon and Age-Group Standard Duathlon. The off-road specialists hit the trails on Wednesday for the Elite/U23, Junior, Age-Group and Para Cross Triathlon events. The Aquathlon events for Elite/U23, Junior, Para and Age-Group competitors took place on Friday the 25th. The festival concluded on Sunday the 27th with the Elite and Age-Group Long-Distance Triathlon as well as the Age-Group and Para Aquabike events. For start lists and the full schedule of events in Penticton, visit

U.S. podium finishers in all races will be published here after each day of competition, and a complete recap of all age-group medalists will be published at the conclusion of the festival. 

Day 1: Elite/U23 Duathlon, Junior Duathlon and Age-Group Sprint Duathlon

In the Age-Group Sprint Duathlon, which covered a 5-kilometer run, 20-kilometer bike and another 2.5k run, 29 U.S. athletes reached the podium. In total, 11 Team USA athletes were crowned age-group world champions, while 11 earned silver medals and eight collected bronzes. Highlighting the day were U.S. podium sweeps in the women’s 55-59 and 65-69 age groups. U.S. athletes did not reach the podium in the elite, U23 or junior races, but Duncan Reid (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) did record a top-10 finish (7th) for the junior men.

Gold Medalists
Lauryn Falcone (Morgantown, W.V.), F25-29
Albert Harrison (Moscow, Idaho), M25-29
Kirsten Sass (McKenzie, Tenn.), F35-39
Sarah Barber (Boise, Idaho), F40-44
Juliet Hochman (Portland, Ore.), F50-54
Ellen Hart (Denver, Colo.), F55-59
Patty Peoples-Resh (Redlands, Calif.), F60-64
David Burkhart (Brighton, Mich.), M60-64
Sharon Gerl (Springfield, Ore.), F65-69
Keith Woodward (Stowe, Vt.), M65-69
Kenneth Fleischhacker (Littleton, Colo.), M80-84

Silver Medalists
Lauren Garriques (Lake Forest, Ill.), F16-19
Jared Eytcheson (Cary, N.C.), M16-19
Parker Spencer (Forest, Va.), M25-29
Adam Goulet (Portland, Ore.), M30-34
Nicole Campbell (Mountain View, Calif.), F35-39
John Sillery (Chattanooga, Tenn.), M45-49
Valerie Eipper (Longmont, Colo.), F55-59
Kerry Farrell (Auburn, Wash.), M55-59
Mary Nardo (Wilmington, Del.), F65-69
June Black (Austin, Texas), F75-79
Wayne Fong (Chatsworth, Calif.), M85-89

Bronze Medalists
Jamie Martens (Mission, Kans.), F40-44
Ute Nestler (Plano, Texas), F45-49
Jocelyn Shilling (Saylorsburg, Pa.), F55-59
Brent Peacock (Jackson, Wyo.), M55-59
Judi Carbary (San Diego, Calif.), F65-69
Barb Morgan (Tioga, Pa.), F70-74
Lockett Wood (Lyons, Colo.), M75-79
Jack Welber (Boulder, Colo.), M80-84

Day 2: Age-Group Standard Duathlon and Para Duathlon

On day two of racing in Penticton, age-group athletes toed the line for the Standard-Distance Duathlon World Championships featuring a 10k run, 40k bike and 5k run. Team USA athletes came away with 11 gold medals, nine silvers and seven bronzes, highlighted by a podium sweep in the men’s 25-29 age group. Seven athletes earned back-to-back medals after also reaching the podium on Saturday in the Sprint-Distance Duathlon. Monday's schedule also featured Para Duathlon races, but the U.S. had no athletes on the start list. 

Gold Medalists
Jared Eytcheson (Cary, N.C.), M18-19
Stephanie Pancoast (San Francisco, Calif.), F25-29
Albert Harrison (Moscow, Idaho), M25-29
Adam Goulet (Portland, Ore.), M30-34
Kirsten Sass (McKenzie, Tenn.), F35-39
Aimee Phillippi-Taylor (Glenville, Pa.), F40-44
Dave Slavinski (Point Pleasant, N.J.), M45-49
David Engstrom (Beaverton, Ore.), M50-54
Ellen Hart (Denver, Colo.), F55-59
Heather Leach (Seattle, Wash.), F60-64
Madonna Buder (Spokane, Wash.), F85-89

Silver Medalists
Evan Pardi (Yachats, Ore.), M20-24
Lauryn Falcone (Morgantown, W.V.), F25-29
Jesse Dunn (Logan, Utah), M25-29
Elva Guttormsen (Petaluma, Calif.), F40-44
Jodie Bolt (Lakewood, Wash.), F50-54
Suzanne Cordes (Alamo, Calif.), F55-59
Lorrie Beck (Williamstown, N.J.), F60-64
Kerry Mayer (Brookfield, Wis.), M70-74
Rudy Smith (Gretna, La.), M75-79

Bronze Medalists
Cody Forman (Reno, Nev.), M20-24
Keith Jackson (Loveland, Colo.), M25-29
Erica Ruge (Longmont, Colo.), F45-49
Juliet Hochman (Portland, Ore.), F50-54
Tom Resh (Redlands, Calif.), M60-64
Vicki McCloskey (Henniker, N.H.), F65-69
Lockett Wood (Lyons, Colo.), M75-79

Day 3: Elite/U23, Junior, Age-Group and Para Cross Triathlon

U.S. age-group athletes earned 18 medals, including 10 golds, at the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships on Wednesday. The course featured a 1.5k swim, 31k mountain bike and 8k trail run. Two 2017 off-road national champions, Deanna McCurdy (Littleton, Colo., F40-44) and Cindi Toepel (Pahrump, Nev., F65-69), were among the medalists. J. Alan Moore (Ada, Mich., M65-69), who earned a world title last year at the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in Snowy Mountains, Australia, returned to the age-group podium with a bronze-medal finish.

Josiah Middaugh (Vail, Colo.) led the U.S. elite men with a fifth-place finish, and Kara Lapoint (Truckee, Calif.) was the top U.S. finisher in the elite women’s race in seventh. Gregory Schott (Chesterfield, Va.) placed fourth in the men’s U23 race. There were no U.S. entrants in the women's U23, women's junior, men's junior or para races.

Gold Medalists
Nelson Hegg (Boulder, Colo.), M20-24
Katarina Marks (Durango, Colo.), F25-29
Steve Croucher (Randolph, Vt.), M25-29
Megan Riepma (Lafayette, Colo.), F30-34
Brent Mattison (Portland, Ore.), M30-34
Nate Youngs (Boring, Ore.), M35-39
Jennifer Razee (Edwards, Colo.), F40-44
Barbara Peterson (Berkeley, Calif.), F60-64
Cindi Toepel (Pahrump, Nev.), F65-69
G.L. Brown (Ada, Mich.), M70-74

Silver Medalists

Deanna McCurdy (Littleton, Colo.), F40-44
Garren Watkins (Boulder, Colo.), M40-44
Jean-Paul Martin (Oakton, Va.), M55-59
Susan Griffin-Kaklikian (Castle Rock, Colo.), F60-64
David Rakita (Durango, Colo.), M65-69

Bronze Medalists

Tricia Wallace (Corte Madera, Calif.), F55-59
Linda Usher (Upton, Mass.), F65-69
J. Alan Moore (Ada, Mich.), M65-69

Day 4: Elite/U23, Junior, Age-Group and Para Aquathlon

On day four of racing in Penticton, 10 Team USA athletes earned world titles and 28 reached the podium at the ITU Aquathlon World Championships. The event featured a 1k swim followed by a 5k run. June Black (Austin, Texas, F75-79) and Susan Griffin-Kaklikian (Castle Rock, Colo., F60-64) each earned their second medal in Penticton, as Black took silver in the Sprint Duathlon on Saturday and Griffin-Kaklikian collected silver in Cross Triathlon on Wednesday. Ellen Hart (Denver, Colo., F55-59) earned her third Penticton medal after taking gold in both the Sprint Duathlon and Monday's Standard Duathlon. Friday's racing was also highlighted by a U.S. podium sweep in the men's 70-74 age group.

In the men's U23 race, Kevin Bishop (Los Altos, Calif.) finished just off the podium in fourth. 11 seconds back from the bronze medalist. Andrew Roos (Redwood City, Calif.) and Matt Lieto (Bend, Ore.) both finished top-20 in the men's elite race, taking 15th and 18th respectively. The U.S. had no competitors in the women's elite/U23, women's junior, men's junior or para aquathlon races.

Gold Medalists
Pieter Dehart (Thorndike, Maine), M35-39
Jenny Dehart (Thorndike, Maine), F40-44
Michael Collins (Irvine, Calif.), M50-54
Dave Campbell (Auburn, Calif.), M60-64
Colleen Burns (McIntosh, N.M.), F65-69
Ruth Hamilton (McLean, Va.), F70-74
Robert Plant (Woodside, Calif.), M70-74
June Black (Austin, Texas), F75-79
Arby Kitzman (Morro Bay, Calif.), M75-79
Barbara Robben (Berkeley, Calif.), F80-84

Silver Medalists
Julie Demers (Mountain View, Calif.), F30-34
Astrid Cybulskis Collins (Irvine, Calif.), F40-44
Chip Lunde (Chevy Chase, Md.), M45-49
Ellen Hart (Denver, Colo.), F55-59
Susan Griffin-Kaklikian (Castle Rock, Colo.), F60-64
Janet Buchanan (Valinda, Calif.), F65-69
Susan Clavey (Chico, Calif.), F70-74
Richard Smith (Richmond, Ind.), M70-74
Don Nelson (Tulsa, Okla.), M75-79

Bronze Medalists
Elyssa Pedote (San Francisco, Calif.), F20-24
James Goodwillie (Mechanicsville, Va.), M25-29
Sara Cannon (Portland, Ore.), F45-49
Timothy Newberg (Atlanta, Ga.), M45-49
Katie McCully (Eastham, Mass.), F50-54
Sharon V Smith (Austin, Texas), F55-59
Marc Mone (Murrieta, Calif.), M55-59
Catharine Utzschneider (Chestnut Hill, Mass.), F60-64
Donn Viviani (Arlington, Va.), M70-74

Day 5: Elite and Age-Group Long-Distance Triathlon; Age-Group and Para Aquabike

The racing in Penticton wrapped up on Sunday with the Elite and Age-Group Long-Distance Triathlon and the Age-Group and Para Aquabike events. The Long-Distance Triathlon course featured a 3k swim, 120k bike and 30k run, while the Aquabike course featured a 3k swim followed by a 120k bike.

The U.S. had two men in the top-10 in the elite ITU Long-Distance Triathlon World Championships, as Andy Potts (Colorado Springs, Colo.) took fourth overall and Drew Scott (Boulder, Colo.) placed sixth. In the age-group races, Team USA athletes took home 10 Long-Distance Triathlon world titles and 16 medals overall. Dave Slavinski (Point Pleasant, N.J.) earned his second age-group victory of the Multisport World Championships, as he also took gold in the Standard-Distance Duathlon. Ellen Hart (Denver, Colo.) added to her Penticton 2017 medal haul, collecting her fourth world title after also earning wins in the Sprint Duathlon, Standard-Distance Duathlon and Aquathlon.

At the Aquabike World Championships, U.S. age groupers hauled in 32 medals, nine of them gold. The event was highlighted by U.S. podium sweeps in the men's 50-54 and 70-74 age groups. Michael Collins (Irvine, Calif.) and Don Nelson (Tulsa, Okla.) each reached the podium for the second time in Penticton, as Collins took gold and Nelson took silver in Friday's Aquathlon event. Kirsten Sass (McKenzie, Tenn.) earned her third Penticton medal, as she won gold in both the Sprint Duathlon last Saturday and the Standard-Distance Duathlon last Monday. The U.S. had no competitors in the Para Aquabike event.

Long-Distance Triathlon

Gold Medalists
Payne Pachuda (West Chester, Pa.), M18-19
Jamie Simmons (McDonough, Ga.), F35-39
Liza Rachetto (Los Altos, Calif.), F40-44
Dave Slavinski (Point Pleasant, N.J.), M45-49
Dan Stephens (Boise, Idaho), M50-54
Ellen Hart (Denver, Colo.), F55-59
Ron Gierut (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), M60-64
Anne Viviani (Arlington, Va.), F65-69
Mike Wien (Marietta, Ga.), M65-69
Mike Nelson (Seattle, Wash.), M70-74

Silver Medalist
Antonio Ferreira Da Silva Neto (Cedar Park, Texas), M35-39

Bronze Medalists
Hayden Grobleben (Houston, Texas), M18-19
Jeremy Kalmus (Redmond, Wash.), M25-29
Robby Chalfant (Boulder, Colo.), M35-39
Kyle Welch (Sunnyvale. Calif.), M55-59
Suzanne Mink (Washington, D.C.), F65-69


Gold Medalists
Ethan Carlson (Lakebay, Wash.), M20-24
Blair Saunders (Newark, Delaware), M50-54
Kathy Bohlman (Greenfield, Wis.), F55-59
Rose Wilson (Greenville, S.C.), F60-64
Robert Smartt (Boulder, Colo.), M60-64
Denise Everitt (Marion, N.Y.), F65-69
Duane Fritchie (Lees Summit, Mo.), M65-69
Lauren Binder (Portland, Ore.), F70-74
Charles Perez (Englewood, Colo.), M70-74

Silver Medalists
Ryann Kopacka (Alpharetta, Ga.), F25-29
Justin Bandoro (Medford, Mass.), M25-29
Alexandra Hammouri (Greensboro, N.C.), F30-34
Andrew Nenninger (Boynton Beach, Fla.), M30-34
Kirsten Sass (McKenzie, Tenn.), F35-39
Heather Welch (Whitinsville, Mass.), F45-49
Jeremy Barnes (Carmichael, Calif.), M45-49
Michael Collins (Irvine, Calif.), M50-54
Lori Selby (Richland, Wash.), F55-59
Tom Lowery (Gainesville, Fla.), M55-59
Tracy Achelis (Danville, Calif.), F60-64
Michael McCombs (Marlborough, Mass.), M60-64
Rick Kozlowski (San Diego, Calif.), M65-69
Ernest Craige (Chapel Hill, N.C.), M70-74
Don Nelson (Tulsa, Okla.), M75-79

Bronze Medalists

Elizabeth Vermann (St. Louis, Mo.), F25-29
Andrew Sepiol (Chicago, Ill.), M25-29
Adam D’Agostino (Old Bridge, N.J.), M30-34
Robin Sandos (Gardner, Mass.), F35-39
Neal Henderson (Boulder, Colo.), M40-44
Mike Shaffer (Ventura, Calif.), M50-54
Bert Allen (Pascoag, R.I.), M70-74
Hunter Temple (Santa Fe, N.M.), F80-84