Name: Matt McElroy
Sport: Triathlon
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Current Residence: Poway, Calif.
High School: Edison High School (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
College: Northern Arizona University '15, Communications, Electronic Media & Film

Career Highlights
2018 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg, 11th
2018 New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup silver medalist
2018 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup silver medalist
2017 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships silver medalist
2017 New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup silver medalist
2016 Tongyeong ITU Triathlon World Cup silver medalist
2016 Salinas ITU Triathlon World Cup silver medalist
2016 Clermont CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup bronze medalist
2015 ITU Duathlon U23 World Champion

2015 ITU Aquathlon World Championships bronze medalist

Elite Triathlon Career

2018: Earned a silver medal at the Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup on March 10 • Earned a silver medal at the New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup on March 25 • Placed 17th at the ITU World Triathlon Yokohama on May 12 •  Finished 34th at the ITU World Triathlon Leeds on June 10 • Placed 11th at the ITU World Triathlon Hamburg on July 14 • Finished 21st at the ITU World Triathlon Montreal on August 25

2017: Opened his season with a silver-medal performance at the New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup on April 2 • Placed 36th in his World Triathlon Series debut in Gold Coast, Australia, on April 8 • Took 20th at ITU World Triathlon Yokohama on May 13 • Placed fifth at the Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup on June 4 • Earned a bronze medal at the Holten ETU Sprint Triathlon Premium European Cup on July 1 • Took 18th at ITU World Triathlon Hamburg on July 15 • Was a part of the silver-medal-winning U.S. team at the ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships alongside Kirsten Kasper, Ben Kanute and Katie Zaferes on July 16 in Hamburg

2016: Earned his first elite triathlon podium with a bronze at the Clermont CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup on March 5 • Placed 21st at the Sarasota CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup on March 12 • Took seventh at the Richmond CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup on May 1 • Placed 15th in his ITU Triathlon World Cup debut in Cagliari, Italy, on May 8 • Placed 16th at the Montreal ITU Triathlon World Cup on Aug. 7 • Earned his first two career World Cup medals, both silvers, in Salinas, Ecuador on Sept. 25 and Tongyeong, South Korea, on Oct. 22 • Closed his season with a 23rd-place finish at the Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup in Japan on Oct. 29

2015: Made his elite debut at the Magog CAMTRI Triathlon American Cup on July 25, placing 30th • Finished 40th at the ITU U23 World Championships in Chicago on Sept. 15 • Earned a bronze medal at the Chicago ITU Aquathlon World Championships on Sept. 16 • Took gold in the U23 field and sixth in the elite men’s field at the ITU Duathlon World Championships in Adelaide, Australia, on Oct. 17

Personal: Was familiar with open-water swimming as a lifeguard and competitive surfer in Huntington Beach prior to his triathlon career • Gained experience cycling in group rides in his hometown at a young age • Was a competitive track and cross-country runner in high school, placing second at both the California CIF Cross Country Championships and the Footlocker Cross Country National Championships in 2009 • Ran track and cross-country for Oklahoma State University as a freshman and for Northern Arizona University for the remainder of his college career