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Athletes of the Year and Multisport Award Honors in Milwaukee Today

6 Aug, 2015


Triathlon Icon Mark Allen to Serve as Ceremony Keynote Speaker

The USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships weekend in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will kick off on Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m. CT with a celebratory banquet to honor the 2014 USA Triathlon Athletes of the Year and Multisport Award winners.

Triathlon icon Mark Allen, who is best known for his six IRONMAN World Championship wins, will serve as the keynote speaker for the event, which will be held at the Pier Wisconsin at Discovery World. Registration is now open for the event at active.com. The price of $34.95 for adults ($39.95 after Aug. 1) and $15.95 for children (ages 8-14; children under 7 are free) includes a buffet dinner, the keynote speech and presentations for each of the award winners. Tables may also be purchased by contacting Meg Weagley at megan.weagley@usatriathlon.org. This unique celebration banquet has sold out each of the last three years.

The banquet is the opening event of the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships, set for Aug. 8-9 in Milwaukee. For more information on Age Group Nationals, visit the Olympic-Distance Nationals and Sprint Nationals event pages.

For more information, contact Meg Weagley at megan.weagley@usatriathlon.org. Note: no refunds will be given, and business casual attire is expected for this event (no shorts, please).

Event Schedule (all times CT):

5:30 p.m.: Check-in and cash bar opens

5:45-6:30 p.m.: Buffet dinner

6:45-8:45 p.m.: Award winner presentations

9 p.m.: Bar closes

Location: Pier Wisconsin, Discovery World, 500 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

2014 Athletes of the Year, Presented by Garmin

Men's Triathlete of the Year: Dan Stubleski (Washington, Mich.)

Women's Triathlete of the Year: Heather Lendway (St. Paul, Minn.)

Men's Masters Triathlete of the Year: Christopher Thomas (Easton, Conn.)

Women's Masters Triathlete of the Year: Kelly Dippold (Overland Park, Kan.)

Men's Grand Masters Triathlete of the Year: Greg Taylor (Yankton, S.D.)

Women's Grand Masters Triathlete of the Year: Cherie Gruenfeld (Cathedral City, Calif.)
Men's Junior Triathlete of the Year: Jack Toland (Kirkland, Wash.)

Women's Junior Triathlete of the Year: Emma Langley (Cos Cob, Conn.)

Men's Duathlete of the Year: Matthew Payne (Columbia Heights, Minn.)

Women's Duathlete of the Year: Dani Fischer (Wausau, Wis.)

Men's Masters Duathlete of the Year: Dave Slavinski (Point Pleasant, N.J.)

Women's Masters Duathlete of the Year: Kirsten Chapman (Edmond, Okla.)

Men's Grand Masters Duathlete of the Year: David Burkhart (Brighton, Mich.)

Women's Grand Masters Duathlete of the Year: Heysoon Lee (Morristown, N.J.)

Men's Junior Duathlete of the Year: Timothy Winslow (Elk Grove, Calif.)

Women's Junior Duathlete of the Year: Rebecca Naughton (Des Moines, Iowa)

Men's Elite Duathlete of the Year: Dan Hedgecock (St. Paul, Minn.)

Women's Elite Duathlete of the Year: Ruth Brennan Morrey (Rochester, Minn.)

Men's Off-Road Triathlete of the Year: JP Donovan (Incline Village, Nev.)

Women's Off-Road Triathlete of the Year: Hannah Rae Finchamp (Altadena, Calif.)

Men's Elite Off-Road Triathletes of the Year: Josiah Middaugh (Vail, Colo.)

Women's Elite Off-Road Triathletes of the Year: Emma Garrard (Park City, Utah)

Learn more about the 2014 Athletes of the Year at usatriathlon.org.

2014 Multisport of the Year Award Winners

Jeff Jewell Spirit Award: Chris Mosier (New York, N.Y.)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Don White (Apex, N.C)

Military Sport Award: Lt. j.g. Erin E. Lopez (Oakland, Calif.)

Most Inspirational Comeback Award: Karen Newman (South Burlington, Vt.); Clara James-Heer (Coopersville, Mich.)

Spirit of Multisport Award: Christine Thompson (Sun Prairie, Wis.)

Volunteer of the Year Award: Jim Weaver (Chicago, Ill.)

Learn more about Multisport Awards at usatriathlon.org.

About USA Triathlon: USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

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