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EVENT SPONSORSThe 2013 XTERRA Southeast Championship is presented by Paul Mitchell and AVIA. Sponsors include Shelby CountyTourism, Muscle Milk, XTERRA Wetsuits, PowerBar, Gatorade, XTERRA Fitness, Zorrel, Rudy Project, LifeProof,FootBalance, the Utah Sports Commission, Choice Hotels, and the Shelby County Reporter.
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3About the venue at Oak Mountain State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4Schedule of Events and Event Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-7About the Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8Pro Start List and Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-29About the XTERRA U.S. Pro Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-33Past XTERRA Southeast Championship Results . . . . . . .34-402013 XTERRA America Tour Schedule and how it works .41-432012 XTERRA Regional Champions (Age Group) . . . . . .44-45XTERRA World Tour and World Champs preview . . . . . . .46-472013 XTERRA Nationals (Tri and Trail Run) Preview . . . . . . .48How XTERRA Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49XTERRA.TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
TABLE OF CONTENTS
In 1996 mountain biking and triathlon met in a duel of thefittest on the island of Maui. The race consisted of an open-ocean swim, a mountain bike race, and a trail run. Itrepresented a bold new racing format that attractedoutdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers, mountain bikersand triathletes. The mountain bikers brought their laid-backstyle and bold self-assurance. The triathletes brought theirhard-core training and avid dedication. They soondiscovered a common “Live More” spirit that pulled themtogether. The relationship flourished into an internationally-recognized brand called XTERRA, and today there aretens of thousands of athletes not only taking part in theraces, but truly living the lifestyle.
The typical XTERRA is comprised of the following:1.5 kilometer (0.93-mile) swim in an ocean, lake, or river30 kilometer (18.6-mile) mountain bike on off-road trails10 kilometer (6.2-mile) trail run on a variety of surfaces
2013 marks the 18th consecutive year of XTERRA racing,and the 8th straight year the Southeast Championship hasbeen held at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, AL.
The XTERRA Southeast Championship is the second offour regionals in the America Tour, and offers up $15,000in prize money for pros and 47 qualifying spots into theXTERRA World Championship for amateurs. Age groupcompetitors will also earn points in pursuit of winning theirregion and qualifying for the invite-only XTERRA USAChampionship held in Utah on Sept. 21.
This guide will breakdown the who, what, when, where andwhy of the XTERRA Southeast Championship - andintroduce you to the professional athletes racing in theworld’s premier off-road tri on Saturday, May 18.
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INTRODUCTION TO XTERRA
Off-road triathlon’s biggest event of the year in Alabama -the XTERRA Southeast Championship - returns to OakMountain State Park in Shelby County for the eighth straightyear on May 18-19.
The main event combines a one-mile swim in Double OakLake with a 20-mile mountain bike on the highly acclaimedOak Mountain “red trail”, and a twisty, turny, 10k trail run.
To illustrate how good the trails are at Oak Mountain StatePark one only needs to hear from the world’s all-timegreatest XTERRA athlete – Conrad “the Caveman” Stoltz.
“This place is amazing, and I know I speak for all of us whenI say we love it here. It’s a true XTERRA course with a niceswim in a beautiful lake, a technical, fun mountain bike anda tough run,” said Stoltz, “It’s heaven on earth.”
The two-time Olympian from South Africa is the only elite towin four XTERRA World Championships and 10 XTERRAU.S. Pro Series titles, and his 46 career XTERRAchampionship victories is an all-time record. While his wordis gold and could stand by itself, he’s not the only oneoffering high-praise for this course.
Runner’s World Magazine called the trails one of America’s“Crown Jewels - 25 best trails in the nation,” and theInternational Mountain Bicycling Association granted themthe prestigious EPIC designation – given only to those raretrails “guaranteed to blow your mind.”
Credit belongs to the Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers(BUMP) and Shelby County for the continued developmentof world class trails along with their State Partners; AlabamaDepartment of Economic and Community Affairs and OakMountain State Park who have worked hand in hand toelevate the caliber of mountain biking at this venue. BUMPhas spent more than 100,000 hours in design andconstruction of new trails over the past 20 years inconjunction with the efforts of County Manager AlexDudchock and Oak Mountain Superintendents.
“The Oak Mountain course is really fun, and it’s always oneof our favorite stops on tour because everyone is so nice,inviting, and thoughtful,” said 3x XTERRA World ChampMelanie McQuaid from Canada. “It’s fun to enjoy thesouthern lifestyle for a while like this, and the race itself istrue XTERRA.”
OAK MTN STATE PARK - ONE OF AMERICA’S CROWN JEWELS
Notes about the XTERRA Southeast Championship
- Easy to get to from anywhere. Atlanta, one of the biggest
airports on earth is just 2.5 hours away. The Birmingham
airport with direct connections is only 30 minutes away.
- Shelby County is home to the venue site, Oak Mountain
State Park, the State’s largest park with more than 10,000
acres. There is so much more to see in Shelby County.
The County boasts 50 public parks, eight museums, three
wineries and 10 golf courses. Learn more at
- There are dozens of good hotels within 15 minutes of the
- There are dozens of restaurants in the area from simple
to gourmet. One of the crew favorites is the Margarita Grill
on Cahaba Valley Road.
- Birmingham is a historic city with roots back to the US
Civil War and was the center of the US civil rights
movement of the 1960's. Museums and historic places
- This area of the United States is known for its Southern
Hospitality and friendly people.
- For motor enthusiasts, the Barber Motorsports park and
museum is one of the foremost motorcycle and car
- The weather will be fantastic!! Temps between 80 to 85F.
- Over 40 miles of trails from single track to jeep road,
rolling hills, fast descents, technical yet fast.
- Lake temperature normally 75F/24C.
- XTERRA will also host 5K and 10K Mud Runs, and 21K
and 42K trail runs on Sunday for all to enjoy.
XTERRA SOUTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
OAK MOUNTAIN STATE PARK - PELHAM, AL /// MAY 18-19
Friday, May 172:00-6:00pm Registration and Packet Pickup* at Oak Mountain State Park3:00pm XTERRA Sprint Course Pre-Ride with Craig Evans4:00pm XTERRA University and race briefing, presented by Paul Mitchell
- hosted by Josiah Middaugh and Lesley Paterson, along with race director Chris Appleton
Saturday, May 186:30am Transition open for set-up and body marking6:30-8am Late Packet Pickup for Sprint and Championship races7am Team 413 – Gracerunner Ministries Devotional8:00am XTERRA Sprint Start (750m swim, 13K MTB, 4.5K trail run)8:30am XTERRA Southeast Championship Start (1.5K swim, 31K MTB, 10K trail run)9am - 1pm XTERRA Expo Open/Trail Run Registration and Packet Pickup9am - 1pm Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon, a benefit for the Challenged Athletes Foundation9:15/9:30am XTERRA Sprint male/female winner expected10:50/11am XTERRA Southeast Championship male/female winner expected12:00pm XTERRA Southeast Championship and XTERRA Sprint Awards Ceremony12:30pm Cutoff time at T21:30pm Cutoff for 2nd lap of the Championship run7pm After Party – Margarita Grill, Pelham
Sunday, May 196:30-7:30am XTERRA Trail Run Packet Pickup and Late Registration7am Team 413 – Gracerunner Ministries Devotional8:00am-1:00pm XTERRA Expo Open8:00am XTERRA Oak Mountain Trail Marathon+ (43K/27.7miles) Start8:10am XTERRA Oak Mountain 5K Mud Run Start8:20am XTERRA Oak Mountain 10K Mud Run Start8:30am XTERRA Oak Mountain 20K Trail Run Start (#6 and final race in the Alabama Series)9:00am-2:00pm Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon, a benefit for the Challenged Athlete Foundation10:30am XTERRA 5K/10K Mud Run Awards Ceremony11:00am XTERRA 20K Trail Run Awards Ceremony12:30pm Cutoff for last 10K of the Marathon (runners must finish 31K and reach the start
of the final 10K loop by 12:30pm in order to continue)1:00pm XTERRA Trail Marathon Awards Ceremony
Note: Park entry fee:Everyday: $3 for AdultsChildren 6 to 11 years of age: $1Senior Citizens 62 years of age and older: $1
PAUL MITCHELL CUT-A-THON AND XTERRA UNIVERSITY
Founded to help physically challenged athletes reach theirathletic goals, the non-profit Challenged Athletes Foundation isthe official charity of the Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon at eachchampionship stop on the XTERRA America Tour.
Stylists will cut hair from 9am-1pm on Saturday and 9am-2pmon Sunday at the finish line area of the XTERRA SoutheastChampionship and all proceeds will go to the CAF.
XTERRA UNIVERSITYPresented by Paul Mitchell
Learn the art of XTERRA from the best off-road multisportathletes on the planet - 8x National Champ Josiah Middaughand two-time World Champ Lesley Paterson. XTERRAUniversity is a must for first-timers and anyone looking tosharpen their skills in swimming, mountain biking, trail running,and nutrition. Josiah and Lesley will even break down intoSoutheast Champs course specifics and answer any and all
questions. Best part is, the clinic is FREE. Friday at 4pm
XTERRA OAK MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUNS ON SUNDAY, MAY 19In addition to the triathons XTERRA will host theincreasingly popular XTERRA Oak Mountain Marathon,half-marathon, and 5K/10K mud runs on Sunday, May 19.
The event is open to runners of all ages and skill levels, andthere are four courses available to accommodate thevarious levels of runners: a 43-kilometer full-marathon, a21K half-marathon, and 10K and 5K "mud runs."
Most XTERRA Trail Run events feature a 20K trail as thelong course, but the expansive and picturesque OakMountain State Park is one of the few venues in Americathat can accommodate a full-marathon trail race.
"I would say the course is a very well-rounded course witha little bit of everything," said David Wall (pictured), whowon the 2011 full-marathon race at Oak Mountain. "Lots ofhills, some flat and fast fire roads, fast single track, lots ofturns and rocks. But I would say there is probably only amile of really technical trail. The rest has great footing."
Wall completed the 43K course in 2011 in 3 hours, 2minutes, 42 seconds, and finished nearly 10 minutes aheadof the rest of the field. He said the key for runners is to keepin mind that a trail marathon is completely different from aroad marathon.
"I believe any marathon runner can do this course," he said."But they can't expect to set a (personal best time). Theyare going to have to walk a bit, too, just because it's on amountain trail and not a flat road. But if they want a scenicrun through the woods, then this is a great race."
For those looking for a shorter course, the 20K half-marathon will offer plenty of its own challenges, as well as alarge field of runners. The 10K and 5K "mud runs" are calledsuch because they feature a fun section through a largemud pit.
The trails at Oak Mountain State Park were ranked by TrailRunner magazine as one of the top 25 "Crown Jewels" ofrunning trails across America in 2011.
All age-group winners from the 43K and 20K courses willreceive a free entry to represent Alabama at the 2012XTERRA Trail Run World Championship at Kualoa Ranch,Hawaii, in December.
The XTERRA Oak Mountain Trail Run will also serve as thesixth and final event in the 2013 XTERRA Alabama TrailRun Series, so it will be the last chance for runners to earnpoints toward the overall series standings. The top 15runners in each age group for both the 43K and 20K willreceive points toward the series standings. It is important tonote that runners who have not previously participated inthe Alabama Series are still eligible to enter this race.
XTERRA SOUTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP COURSEThe course at Oak Mountain State Park in Shelby County, located in the southernmost part of the Appalachian Chain, is
praised by competitors as being one of the most fun, fast, scenic and difficult on the XTERRA schedule. It starts with a
swim in the warm water of Double Oak Lake - two 750-meter laps separated by a short beach shuffle in-between.
From there the long, single-loop 19-mile mountain bike course starts at about 500 feet elevation, twists, turns, and rolls
through the forest for seven miles then begins a gradual 700-foot climb to the summit. The descent is a fast, wild ride high-
lighted by the notorious "blood rock" section - a series of tricky to maneuver, uneven and jagged rocks followed by a three-
mile section on the west side of the lake that’s filled with rolling rights and lefts.
"I think this is the best race venue ever," once said XTERRA Pro Jamie Whitmore. "It mixes East Coast mountain biking
with tight turns, roots and rocks with a fast descent and rock garden area that's totally West Coast. It's just a blast!"
The run course goes around Double Oak Lake on hard-packed, tight, and twisty trails with scenic views at every turn.
MEET THE ELITESNote: Rank indicates their position in 2013 XTERRAU.S. Pro Series standings, NR = not ranked.
Rank – Men – Age, Hometown1 - Josiah Middaugh – 34, Eagle-Vail, Colorado2 - Conrad Stoltz – 39, Stellenbosch, South Africa3 - Branden Rakita – 32, Colorado Springs, Colorado6 - Craig Evans – 35, Hendersonville, Tennessee7 - Jason Michalak – 35, Crested Butte, Colorado9 - Will Kelsay – 31, Boulder, Colorado10 - Brian Astell - 32, Gualala, California12 - Nick Fisher - 27, Ogden, Utah15 - Damian Gonzalez – 36, Stockton, CaliforniaNR - Chris Ganter - 34, Boise, IdahoNR - Dan Hugo - 27, Stellenbosch, South AfricaNR - James McCurdy - 28, Auburn, AlabamaNR - Will Ross – 23, Anchorage, AlaskaNR - Tim Snow - 37, Brockton, MassachussettsNR - Cody Waite - 34, Lakewood, ColoradoNR - Bradley Weiss - 24, Cape Town, South Africa
Rank – Women – Age, Hometown1 - Lesley Paterson – 32, San Diego, California2 - Suzie Snyder – 31, Fredericksburg, Virginia3 - Shonny Vanlandingham – 43, Durango, Colorado4 - Melanie McQuaid – 39, Victoria, B.C., Canada5 - Danelle Kabush – 37, Calgary, Alberta, Canada7 - Emma Garrard – 30, Park City, Utah11 - Brandi Heisterman – 37, Squamish, B.C., Canada12 - Caroline Colonna – 48, Taos, New Mexico14 - Christine Jeffrey – 40, Guelph, Ontario, CanadaNR - Chantell Widney - 32, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaNR - Katie Button - 28, Victoria, B.C., CanadaNR - Hallie Blunck - 28, Birmingham, AlabamaNR - Heather Holmes - 32, Atlanta, Georgia
MEET THE ELITES
JOSIAH MIDDAUGHEagle-Vail, Colorado
2012 XTERRA USA Champion8-time XTERRA National Champ
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: 1PERSONAL: Born July 25, 1978�from East Jordan,Michigan...earned a bachelor of science degree in healthfitness from Central Michigan Univ. where he ran x-countryand track...recently earned his masters in humanmovement from AT Still University...works as an endurancecoach and personal trainer at Dogma Athletica.WEBSITE: josiahmiddaugh.comTWITTER: @josiahmiddaughSPONSORS: Dogma Athletica, First Endurance, FeltBicycles, ENVE, Suunto, SalomonXTERRA EXPERIENCE: 12th year.RACING ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Has been the topAmerican in the XTERRA U.S. Pro Series eight of the lastnine years. Has won the USSSA Snowshoe NationalChampionships and North American SnowshoeChampionships several times, 2006 and 2011 USAT WinterTriathlon National Champ, and 2005 USAT Long CourseNational Champ. Before turning pro he won the 2002XTERRA Amateur USA & World Championship titles in the20-24 division. Did first XTERRA at Keystone in 2001.2004: 7th in Richmond, won Keystone, 3rd in Big Bear andLake Tahoe, won XTERRA Canada. Top American finisherin Tahoe where he posted the fastest bike and run. Placed2nd in Pro Series and top American (3rd overall) at Worlds.2005: 7th in Temecula, 10th in Richmond, 6th in Milwaukee,3rd in Keystone, 9th in Tahoe, 6th in Pro Series (topAmerican). Was also the top American at the WorldChampionship (10th overall) for 2nd straight year.2006: Finished 3rd at Temecula then broke his knee-cap ina training ride before the second race of the year inAlabama. Came back in time for Tahoe where he finished7th, followed that with a 4th at XTERRA Worlds.2007: Finished 4th at West Champs, 3rd in Alabama, 4th inRichmond, 2nd in Utah, 4th at the USA Championship and3rd in the Pro Series (top American). Was 17th at Worlds.2008: Placed 2nd at XTERRA Winter Worlds (by 1 second).Placed 4th at West Champs, won East Champs, was 5th atMountain Champs, 3rd at XTERRA USA. Top American inPro Series for 4th time. 7th at Worlds (3x top American).2009: Placed 4th at XTERRA Winter Worlds in Utah, 2nd atXTERRA West Cup, 3rd at Midwest Cup, 2nd at Southeast
Cup, won Teva Mtn Games in his hometown, was 2nd atAtlantic Cup, won South Central Cup, was 3rd at Mtn Cupand 3rd at the XTERRA USA Championship. Placed 9th atXTERRA Worlds (2nd fastest bike), and was 2nd American.2010: Placed 2nd at the XTERRA West Championship,South Central, and Southeast Championships and postedthe fastest run split at all three. Placed third at the XTERRAEast and Mountain Championships. Won the XTERRACanada Championship, and placed 3rd (top American) atthe XTERRA USA Championship. Placed 32nd at XTERRAWorlds after a series of flats that had him running with hisbike the last mile of the course. 2011: Won the USAT Winter Triathlon NationalChampionship and North American SnowshoeChampionship over the winter. Won the XTERRA WestChampionship, finished second by just eight seconds at theSouth Central Championship, was 4th at ITU Cross TriWorlds and the Pacific Champs, third at the SoutheastChamps, won the Mountain Champs in hometown of Vail inJuly, and won the XTERRA Canada Championship for 2ndstraight year, was 3rd at XTERRA USA Champs despitehaving to run with his bike the last mile of the bike. Placedfourth at XTERRA Worlds (top American).2012: Placed 2nd at the XTERRA West Champs, 4th at theITU Cross Tri World Championships/XTERRA SoutheastChamps, 2nd at the East and Mountain Champs, and wonthe XTERRA USA Championship. Was 2nd in Pro Series.Placed 2nd at XTERRA Worlds (top American 5th time).2013: Won the XTERRA West Championship.
MEET THE ELITES
CONRAD “The Caveman” STOLTZStellenbosch, South Africa
4-time XTERRA World Champ10-time XTERRA U.S. Pro Series Champ
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: 2PERSONAL: Born October 23, 1973...a two-time Olympictriathlete, finished 20th in 2000 when he was the first off thebike, then dnf’d in Athens...started BMX racing at ageseven, running at nine, biathlon at 13, triathlon and cyclingat 14, and pro triathlon at 18...“It’s in my blood.” WEBSITE: conradstoltz.comTWITTER: @ConradStoltzSPONSORS: Specialized, Suunto, Clif Bar, Mutual Safes,Oakley, Squirt Lube, Blue Seventy, Kelfords, Stuffitts,LOOK, Thule, GoPro. XTERRA EXPERIENCE: 13th year.RACING ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Is XTERRA’s all-timechampionship race wins leader with 46 (he has 50 all-told),is the only pro to win four XTERRA World Titles, and hasan unprecedented 10 XTERRA U.S. Pro Series titles (2001-03, ‘05 & ‘07-’12). Also won the 2011 and 2012 ITU CrossTriathlon World Championships.2001: Burst onto the XTERRA scene and won three races,including the Pro Series and the World title as a rookie.2002: Won in Keystone, California, Tahoe, and Maui.2003: Won first race at Big Bear, placed 2nd in Richmond,3rd in Keystone, won in Tahoe, and won Pro Points Series.2004: Won XTERRA South Africa, placed second inRichmond, 6th in Keystone, second in Big Bear, and fifth inTahoe. Finished third in the XTERRA U.S. Pro Series, anddnf’d at XTERRA Worlds.2005: Won four straight before placing 2nd in Keystone.Won XTERRA South Africa, the West, East, and MidwestChamps in Milwaukee, was second in Keystone beforewinning the inaugural XTERRA Brazil. Placed 2nd in Tahoebut still won XTERRA Pro Series title. Placed 9th at Worlds.2006: Won XTERRA South Africa, missed the first U.S.race of the year in California with injuries, returned in timefor Alabama where he was fourth, and a week later he wonthe East Championship. Placed 8th in Milwaukee after aseries of crashes and injuries and then 4th at the MountainChampionships in Utah. A pre-ride crash at the XTERRAUSA Championship kept him out of nationals and worlds.2007: Won XTERRA South Africa for fourth straight year,then the XTERRA West Champs. Won Southeast and EastChamps on back-to-back weekends. DNF’d at Utah
because of a mechanical. Won USA Championship, ProSeries title, then World Champs for third time. Named theOff-Road triathlete of the year at Endurance Sports Awards.2008: Placed 4th at XTERRA South Africa, won the WestChamps for 6th time in his career, won the Southeast title,DNF in Richmond, was 2nd at XTERRA UK, 6th at XTERRACzech, and 2nd at XTERRA France. Won the XTERRAMountain Championship in August, placed 8th at the USAChampionship but still edged countryman Dan Hugo to winXTERRA U.S. Pro Series title for the 6th time. Suffered a flatwhile leading at the XTERRA World Championship in Mauiand eventually finished 12th after a series of mechanicals.2009: Won XTERRA West, Midwest, and Southeast CupRaces, was 5th at the Northwest Cup, won the Atlantic Cup,finished 3rd in a photo-finish at the Northeast Cup, was 2ndat the XTERRA USA Championship (and won the U.S. ProSeries for the 7th time). Placed 5th at XTERRA Worlds.2010: Won all four regionals he entered - the XTERRA West,South Central, Southeast and East Champs. Placed 6th atthe XTERRA Canada Championships, won XTERRA USAChampionship (and the Pro Series for 8th time), and becamethe first pro to win a fourth XTERRA World Championship.2011: Won XTERRA Buffelspoort, was 2nd at XTERRAWest Champs, won his record-breaking 38th career champi-onship at South Central Champs in Waco, won ITU Cross TriWorld Title, won the Pacific and Southeast titles on back-to-back weekends in May, captured East title in Richmond inJune, and the XTERRA Japan Championship in August.Placed 5th at XTERRA USA Championship and won the ProSeries crown for 9th time (fifth straight). Was in third placecoming off the bike at XTERRA Worlds, but pulled with wors-ening asthma-type conditions on the run.2012: Won the XTERRA South Africa Championship for thefifth time, won the XTERRA West Championship, ITU CrossTri World Champs/XTERRA Southeast Championship, Eastand Mountain Championships, was 4th at the USAChampionship, won the U.S. Pro Series for the 10th time,and was 3rd at XTERRA Worlds.2013: Won XTERRA Buffelspoort, crossed the finish line in2nd at the XTERRA South Africa Championship but was laterDQ’d for going off-course in last stages of the run. Placed2nd at the XTERRA West Championship
MEET THE ELITES
BRANDEN RAKITAColorado Springs, Colorado
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: 3PERSONAL: Born March 25, 1981...from Durango...earned degree in civil engineering at Colorado StateUniversity.WEBSITE: brandenrakita.comTWITTER: @btrakitaSPONSORS: MITCH, 2XU, SRM, 1st Endurance, Rotor,Sidi, Rudy Project, Pro Cycling, Enduro BearingsXTERRA EXPERIENCE: Sixth year.BEST XTERRA FINISH: 2nd at 2012 XTERRA CanadaFAVORITE XTERRA: XTERRA Canada2008: Finished 14th at the XTERRA West Champs, 12th atthe Southeast Champs, 16th at the East Champs, 6th atMountain Champs, a career-best 5th at the XTERRA USAChampionship and 18th at XTERRA Worlds.2009: Finished 10th at West Cup, 8th at Midwest Cup, 8that Southeast Cup, 4th at Northwest Cup, 7th at NortheastCup, 5th at Mountain Cup, 6th at USA Championship, and20th at XTERRA Worlds.2010: Placed 10th at XTERRA West Champs, 7th at SouthCentral Champs, 5th at XTERRA Amazon (Brazil), 6th atEast Champs, 4th at Mountain Champs, 3rd at XTERRACanada, 7th at USA Champs, and 15th at XTERRA Worlds.2011: Placed 3rd at the XTERRA West Champs, 5th at theXTERRA South Central and Pacific Champs, 8th at ITUCross Tri Worlds, 7th at the Southeast Champs, 4th at theEast Championship, 5th at the Mountain Championship,2nd at XTERRA Mexico, 4th at XTERRA Canada, 6th atXTERRA USA Champs, and 20th at Worlds.2012: Placed 4th at XTERRA Guam, 5th at XTERRAPhilippines, 7th at XTERRA Saipan, 5th at XTERRA WestChampionship, 9th at the ITU Cross Tri WorldChampionships/XTERRA Southeast Championship inShelby County, AL, 5th at the XTERRA East Championship,8th at the Mountain Championships, 2nd at the XTERRAMexico Championship, 2nd at the XTERRA CanadaChampionship, 5th at the USA Championship, was 5th inthe Pro Series, and 27th pro at XTERRA Worlds.2013: Placed 3rd at the XTERRA West Championship.
MEET THE ELITES
CRAIG EVANSHendersonville, Tennessee
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: 6PERSONAL: Born March 29, 1978...originally from Ocala,Florida...earned a degree in healthcare administration fromWestern Kentucky University.WEBSITE: teamcraigevans.comTWITTER: @teamcraigevansSPONSORS: Skinfit, Pearl Izumi, Breakthrough Nutrition,OakleyXTERRA EXPERIENCE: 12th year. Turned pro in 2006after winning the amateur overall at the SoutheastChampionship in Alabama. Won every XTERRA PointsSeries race he entered as an amateur in 2004 and 2005.2006: Finished 12th in Milwaukee, then injured.2007: Finished 16th at XTERRA West Champs, 5th inAlabama and 6th in Richmond. Had the fastest swim in both‘Bama and Richmond. Placed 10th at Mountain Champsdespite racing with a broken bone in his foot.2008: Finished 7th at XTERRA West Champs, a career-best 3rd in Alabama and 5th in Richmond. Led the ProSeries in points heading into Mountain Champs where heplaced 9th. Was 14th at USA Champs and 25th at Worlds.2009: Finished 9th at XTERRA West and Midwest Cups,6th at Southeast and Northwest Cup, 8th at Atlantic Cup,6th at South Central Cup, and 11th at USA Championship.2010: Placed 7th at XTERRA West Champs, 4th at theSouth Central Championship, third at the SoutheastChamps, 5th at the East Champs, 13th at the USAChampionship, and 22nd at the World Championship.2011: Placed 11th at the XTERRA West Championship, 6that the South Central Championship, 10th at ITU Cross TriWorlds, 8th at the Pacific Champs, 4th at the SoutheastChamps, 5th at the East Champs, and 16th at the USAChamps. Finished 8th in the XTERRA U.S. Pro Series.2012: Placed 7th at the XTERRA West Championship, anda career-best second at the ITU Cross Tri WorldChampionships/XTERRA Southeast Championship inShelby County, AL, was third at the XTERRA EastChampionship, 12th at the Mountain Championship, and13th at the USA Championship. Finished tied for 3rd in thePro Series. Was 34th among pros at XTERRA Worlds.2013: Placed 6th at the XTERRA West Championship.
MEET THE ELITES
JASON MICHALAKLakewood, Colorado
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: 7PERSONAL: Born March 21, 1978...from Nashotah,Wisconsin now living in Crested Butte, CO...earnedmanufacturing/industrial technologies degree fromTennessee Tech.XTERRA EXPERIENCE: Sixth year, second as a pro.2010: Won the overall XTERRA amateur nationalchampionship for the second straight year.2011: Placed 15th at the West Champs, 13th at the SouthCentral Champs, 9th at the Southeast Champs, 7th at theMountain Champs, 13th at the USA Champs, finished 11thin the Pro Series, and was 27th pro at Worlds.2013: Placed 7th at the XTERRA West Championship
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WILL KELSAYBoulder, Colorado
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: 9PERSONAL: Born August 5, 1981...attended the Universityof Colorado where he raced on the national championshiptri team and earned a degree in mechanical engineering.WEBSITE: willkelsay.comTWITTER: @WillKelsaySPONSORS: PowerBar, Rudy Project, Holy Crap, PeakPerformance Acupuncture, Inov-8XTERRA EXPERIENCE: 11th year. Named Mr. XTERRAafter going on a 12,630-mile, 12-week, 12-race, x-countryroad trip in a beat-up RV to share his love for XTERRA in2007. In 2011 he went on a six-week, six-country XTERRAroad trip.BEST XTERRA FINISH: 2nd XTERRA Japan 2011, 3rdXTERRA Mexico 2011, 4th XTERRA East Champs in 2012,and 7th XTERRA USA Champs 2012.FAVORITE XTERRA? Japan. Hands down! Supertechnical. A real adventure and the true definition ofXTERRA's motto - Live More!2006: Finished 11th in California, 11th in Alabama, DNF inRichmond, was a career-best 9th in Milwaukee, 10th inUtah, 17th at USA Championship and 114th in Maui.2007: 14th at XTERRA West Champs, 10th in Alabama,14th in Richmond, 8th at Mountain Champs in Utah, his bestcareer finish. Was 13th at USA Champs & 64th in Maui.2008: Finished 18th in Temecula, 19th in ‘Bama, 14th inRichmond, 12th in Utah, and 12th at the XTERRA USAChampionship. Placed 16th overall in the Pro Series.2009: Finished 14th at XTERRA West and Midwest, 9th atSoutheast, 11th at Northwest Cup, 9th at Atlantic and SouthCentral, 8th at Northeast Cup, 10th at Mountain Cup, 10that USA Championship, and 25th at XTERRA Worlds.2010: Placed 17th at the XTERRA West Champs, 8th atSouth Central, 6th at Southeast Champs, 7th at the Eastand Mountain Champs, 9th at the USA Champs, and DNFat XTERRA Worlds.2011: Finished 19th at XTERRA West Champs, 14th at theSouth Central Championship, DNF at East Champs, wonthe XTERRA Forest Drive point series race, was 3rd atXTERRA Mexico, 15th at XTERRA Czech, 10th at theXTERRA European Championship/XTERRA Germany, 2ndat XTERRA Japan, and 11th at the USA Championship.Finished 20th in XTERRA U.S. Pro Series and 18th onXTERRA European Tour.
2012: Finished 7th at XTERRA Guam, 7th at XTERRAPhilippines, and 8th at XTERRA Saipan on consecutiveweekends in March, was 6th at the ITU Cross Tri WorldChampionships/XTERRA Southeast Champs, a career-best 4th at the XTERRA East Championship, 10th at theMountain Championship, 3rd at the XTERRA MexicoChampionship, 3rd at the XTERRA Japan Championship,and 7th at the USA Championship. Finished 6th inXTERRA U.S. Pro Series.2013: Placed 9th at the XTERRA West Championship.
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BRIAN ASTELLGualala, California
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: 10PERSONAL: Born March 18, 1981. Grew up inHampstead, New Hampshire ...ran cross-country and trackat UNC-Charlotte...has been a pro mountain biker since2001.2005: Placed 15th in Richmond and 89th at the WorldChampionships in Maui.2006: Finished 12th in Temecula, 10th in Alabama acareer-best 6th in Richmond, was 7th in Milwaukee, 11th inUtah, 33rd at USA Championship and 29th at XTERRAWorlds in Maui.2007: Finished 9th at XTERRA West Champs.2013: Placed 10th at the XTERRA West Champs.
NICK FISHEROgden, Utah
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: 12PERSONAL: Born January 14, 1986...won high schoolstate track tiles in the 800, 1600, and 3200-meter runs andran track and cross country at Weber State University inOgden...founded the Weber State tri team.XTERRA EXPERIENCE: 3rd year, first as a pro2010: Won the XTERRA Wild Horse points series race,was third amateur at Mountain Champs, and was 26th over-all at the USA Championship.2011: Was 16th overall, top amateur, at the XTERRA WestChamps, 11th overall, 2nd amateur at the MountainChamps, and 14th overall, second amateur, at the USAChampionship2013: Placed 12th at the XTERRA West Champs in first prorace with XTERRA.
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DAMIAN GONZALEZStockton, California
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: 15PERSONAL: Born December 20, 1976.WEBSITE: deltavelo.com/damian_gonzalezSPONSORS: Michael David Winery, Bellindora Vinegars,Progressive Dairy Solutions, Leopard Cycles, Rabobankand Juice it UpXTERRA EXPERIENCE: 12th year. Won the 30-34XTERRA National Chamionship in 2007.2008: Placed 21st at the West and Southeast races, 18th atEast Champs and Nationals, and was 32nd at Worlds.2009: Finished 16th at the West Cup, 13th at the XTERRAUSA Championship, and 38th at Worlds.2010: Finished 14th at West Champs, 12th at SouthCentral Champs, a career-best 9th at Southeast Champs,12th at East Champs, and 16th at USA Champs.2011: Finished 21st at the West Champs, 15th at the SouthCentral Champs, and 13th at Pacific and Southeast races.2012: Placed 14th at the XTERRA West Championship,21st at the ITU Cross Tri World Championships/XTERRASoutheast Champs, 12th at XTERRA East Champs, 14th atthe Mountain & USA Champs, & 36th pro at Worlds.2013: Placed 15th at the XTERRA West Champs.
CHRIS GANTERBoise, Idaho
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: NRPERSONAL: Born October 10, 1978...originally fromPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania...earned a degree in analyticalchemistry from Drexel University.WEBSITE: chris-ganter.comXTERRA EXPERIENCE: Third year 2010: Placed 19th at the XTERRA USA Championshiprace in first-ever XTERRA.2011: Placed 18th at XTERRA West Champs.2013: DNF at the XTERRA West Champs.
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DAN HUGOStellenbosch, South Africa
2011 XTERRA South Africa Champion
PERSONAL: Born July 1, 1985 in Worcester...moved toStellenbosch as a youngster.WEBSITE: dghugo.comTWITTER: @dghugoSPONSORS: Specialized, Totalsports, Puma, DueSouth,Rehidrat Sport, and Oakley. XTERRA EXPERIENCE: Eighth year. Placed 4th at the2006 XTERRA Brazil Championship in his first XTERRA.2007: Finished 2nd at XTERRA South Africa and 6th at theXTERRA West Champs. Was in third during the bike at theSoutheast Champs when he crashed and broke his hand.2008: Won XTERRA South Africa Championship, was 2ndat XTERRA West Champs, Southeast Championship (byjust 16 seconds to Stoltz) and East Championship (by 24seconds to Middaugh). Placed 9th at XTERRA UK, DNF atXTERRA Czech, was 12th at XTERRA France-Auron, 4that USA Championship, missed winning the Pro Series by 8points (to Stoltz) and placed 8th at XTERRA Worlds.2009: Placed 3rd at XTERRA West Cup, 4th at Midwestand Southeast Cups, won Northwest Cup, 5th at AtlanticCup, 3rd at South Central Cup, 5th at Northeast Cup.Finished 5th in XTERRA U.S. Pro Series.2010: Won XTERRA South Africa Championship, andXTERRA Estrade Real off-road tri in Brazil. Placed 2nd atXTERRA East Champs, 8th at Mountain Champs, wonXTERRA Brazil, was 2nd at XTERRA Mexico, 4th atXTERRA USA Champs, 9th in final U.S. Pro SeriesStandings, and 35th at Worlds after series of mechanicals.2011: Won the XTERRA South Africa Championship forthe third time in four years, and was 2nd behind his fellowcountryman Conrad Stoltz at the Pacific, Southeast, andEast Championship races. Led for most of the race at theXTERRA USA Championship before being passed by NicoLebrun at mile four, and ultimately finished 2nd. Placed 5thin the XTERRA U.S. Pro Series. Finished 2nd at theXTERRA World Championship by just 33 seconds despitea crash on the bike that cost him some time.2012: Placed second at XTERRA Buffelspoort and third atXTERRA South Africa and the XTERRA WestChampionship prior to suffering a season-ending injury.2013: Placed 2nd at XTERRA Buffelspoort, XTERRASouth Africa, XTERRA Philippines, XTERRA Saipan,XTERRA Guam, and XTERRA Malaysia.
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WILL ROSSAnchorage, Alaska
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: NRPERSONAL: Born May 1, 1989...won the Alaska statebiathlon as a 17-year-old...went to the Arctic Winter Gamestwice for cross-country skiing...a full-time bike mechanic andis helping develop the 9:ZERO:7 fat bike...also the racedirector for the Abominable Snow Series (snow bike races).WEBSITE: willrossracing.blogspot.comSPONSORS: Stan’s NoTubes, PIP Printing, Chain ReactionCyclesXTERRA EXPERIENCE: 7th year, third as a pro2011: Placed 8th at the XTERRA South CentralChampionship, a career-best 7th at the East Champs, andwas 17th at the USA Championship. Finished 18th in thePro Series and was 33rd at XTERRA Worlds.2012: Finished 10th at the XTERRA West Championship,12th at the ITU Cross Tri World Champs/XTERRASoutheast Championship, 11th at the XTERRA EastChampionship, 12th at the USA Champs, and was 37th proat XTERRA Worlds.2013: Placed 16th at the XTERRA West Champs.
BRAD WEISSSomerset West, South Africa
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: NRPERSONAL: Born March 21, 1989XTERRA EXPERIENCE: Second Year.SPONSORS: Giant Bicycles, Orca, Puma2012: Placed 8th at XTERRA South Africa Championship,won the ITU U23 Cross Triathlon World Championship atPelham, Alabama, and was 7th at the XTERRA EastChampionship.2013: Placed 5th at XTERRA South Africa Championship,4th at the XTERRA Philippines Championship, 3rd at theXTERRA Saipan Championship, and 3rd at the XTERRAGuam Championship.
TIM SNOWBrockton, MA
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: NRPERSONAL: Born December 30, 1975WEBSITE: www.QT2Systems.comTWITTER: @TSnow15151SPONSORS: QT2 Systems, PowerBar, Fast:Splits,SPARKXTERRA EXPERIENCE: 4th year.2012: Placed 14th at the XTERRA East Champs.2013: First race.
JAMES MCCURDYAuburn, Alabama
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: NRPERSONAL: Born July 21, 1984, is a PhD candidatestudying weed ecology in turf and crop production. Wasraised on a small farm in Dyer, TN...earnedBachelor ofAgriculture Degree in Plant and Soil Science from theUniversity of Tennessee, Martin, and a Master of PlantScience Degree from the University of Tennessee,Knoxville.WEBSITE: blog.jamesdmccurdy.comXTERRA EXPERIENCE: First year2013: Won the XTERRA Fort Yargo points series race infirst-ever XTERRA.
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CODY WAITELakewood, Colorado
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: NRPERSONAL: Born September 25, 1978...originally fromCave Creek, AZ...is an XTERRA and triathlon specificcoach with EPC Multisport...married XTERRA super fanturned age group standout Kathy Tank in the off-season.WEBSITE: codywaite.meTWITTER: @codywaiteSPONSORS: ASEA, Pearl Izumi, Shimano, FirstEndurance, Rudy Project, Adrenalin Cycles, CannondaleBIKE/SHOE: Cannondale Scalpel 26. Yes, a 26.SHOE: Pearl Izumi, custom made tri upper with trail lowerXTERRA EXPERIENCE: Eighth year...won the 25-29XTERRA National Championship in 2006. Best pro finishwas 4th at XTERRA Mountain Champs in 2009.2007: 15th in Temecula, 9th in Alabama, 12th in Richmond,5th in Utah, 15th at the USA Champs and 7th in Pro Series.2008: 12th in Temecula, 13th in ‘Bama, 17th in Richmond,7th in Utah, 13th at XTERRA USA, and 34th pro atXTERRA Worlds in Maui.2009: 13th at XTERRA West Cup, 11th at Midwest, 7th atSoutheast Cup, 9th at the Northwest Cup, 4th at theMountain Cup, 7th at XTERRA USA Championship, and27th at XTERRA Worlds.2010: Placed 6th at XTERRA West Champs and the SouthCentral Championships, was 5th at the Southeast Champs,9th at the East Championship, 5th at the Mountain Champs,4th at XTERRA Canada, 8th at the USA Championship,and 20th at the World Championship.2011: Placed 9th at the XTERRA West Champs, 10th at theSouth Central Champs, was 15th at ITU Cross Tri Worlds,seventh at the Pacific Champs, a season-best 6th at theSoutheast Champs, 8th at the East Champs, 9th at theMountain Champs, 7th at the XTERRA CanadaChampionship, 10th at the USA Champs. Finished 7th inXTERRA Pro Series, and 31st at XTERRA Worlds.2012: Placed 12th at the XTERRA West Championship,10th at the ITU Cross Tri Worlds/XTERRA SE Champs, and8th at the XTERRA East Championship, and a season-best5th at the XTERRA Mountain Championship, 9th at theUSA Championship, and 30th at XTERRA Worlds.2013: First race.
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LESLEY PATERSONSan Diego, California (via Scotland)2011-12 XTERRA World Champion
2012 XTERRA USA & Pro Series Champ
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: 1PERSONAL: Born October 12, 1980...moved from Sterling,Scotland to the U.S. in 2001...earned bachelor’s degree inperforming arts from England and a master’s in theatreacting from San Diego State...works constantly as a filmproducer, writer, and tri coach...ambition is to win an Oscar& be on the podium at XTERRA Worlds in same year. WEBSITE: lesleypaterson.comTWITTER: @lesleydoestriSPONSORS: Trek, KSwiss, CEP, Xendurance, Bonk,Breaker, Aquasphere, GU, OakleyBIKE/SHOE: Trek Superfly 29er / KSwiss Kwicky BladeXTERRA EXPERIENCE: Fifth year. Finished in top 3 in7-straight XTERRA Championship races from ‘09 to 2010.RACING ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Placed 2nd at XTERRAWorlds in 2009 and 2nd at Ironman 70.3 California in 2010.Won the 2007 Subaru Sprint triathlon in San Diego andScotland National Triathlon Championship in 2007.2008: Finished 9th at XTERRA West Champs, 2nd at theSoutheast Champs, 7th at the East Champs, 7th at theMountain Champs, 4th at the USA Champs and 10th atXTERRA Worlds.2009: Placed 3rd at XTERRA West Cup, 2nd at theSoutheast Cup, 3rd at the USA Championship, and 2nd atXTERRA Worlds.2010: Placed 3rd at XTERRA West and SoutheastChampionships, was 2nd at XTERRA USA Champs, and7th at XTERRA Worlds.2011: Won the XTERRA Pacific Championship in SantaCruz, CA on May 15, and was 2nd at the XTERRA USAChampionship on Sept. 24 in Utah. Finished 10th in the ProSeries with just those two results, then won her firstXTERRA World Championship.2012: Placed 2nd at the XTERRA West Championship (by3tenths of a second to Renata Bucher), won the ITU CrossTri World Champs/XTERRA Southeast Championship, was3rd at the XTERRA East Championship, won the XTERRAUSA Championship, the XTERRA U.S. Pro Series, and theXTERRA World Championship for the second straight yearwhile posting the fastest bike and run splits. Was named theoff-road triathlete of the year at Endurance Sports Awards. 2013: Won the XTERRA Philippines Championship and the
XTERRA West Championship (where she finished 4thoverall).
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SUZIE SNYDERFredericksburg, Virginia
2012 XTERRA U.S. National Champion
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: 2PERSONAL: Born March 30, 1982...originally from AverillPark, NY...was a three-sport state champ in cross country,pole vault, and Slalom waterskiing...earned a mastersdegree in exercise science from Springfield College...was acompetitive slalom waterskier from the ages of12-18...works as a human performance coach for a federallaw enforcement agency.WEBSITE: teamlunachix.com/proteamTWITTER: @SnyderSuzieSPONSORS: Luna Pro Team- Orbea, Fox, Maxxis,Shimano, Giro, Squadra, Orca, Camelbak, Pedros, SockGuy, High Sierra, Selle Italia, Prana, Kicker, GenuineInnovations, Grasky Endurance Coaching, Planet Sun.XTERRA EXPERIENCE: 10th year. Won the 20-24division XTERRA World Title in 2004 and 2006. Is also a4-time XTERRA age group National Champion.2010: Finished 5th at the XTERRA Mountain Champs infirst race as a pro, was 9th at the XTERRA USAChampionship, and a career-best 5th at XTERRA Worlds.2011: Placed 4th at the XTERRA Saipan Championshipand won the Tagaman road triahtlon a week later in Saipan.Placed 7th at the XTERRA West Champs, 4th at the SouthCentral Champs, 13th at ITU Cross Tri Worlds, 7th at thePacific and Southeast Championships, a career-best 3rd atthe East Champs,8th at the Mountain Champs, and 9th atthe USA Champs. Finished 5th in the Pro Series and was15th at XTERRA Worlds.2012: Finished 6th at the XTERRA West Champs, 4th (topAmerican) at the ITU Cross Tri World Championships/XTERRA Southeast Championship, 6th at the XTERRAEast Champs, 3rd at the Mountain Champs, 6th at theXTERRA Canada Championship, and a career-best 2nd atthe XTERRA USA Championship. Finished 5th in theXTERRA U.S. Pro Series, and DNF at XTERRA Worlds.2013: Placed second at the XTERRA West Championship.
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Durango, Colorado2012 XTERRA Brazil Champion2010 XTERRA World Champion
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: 3PERSONAL: Born May 29, 1969...earned her degree innutrition and played NCAA I basketball at East Texas StateUniversity�roasts her own coffee at her second home onthe Big Island of Hawaii�in 1993 she was leading biketours in Maui that eventually spurred her professionalracing career.WEBSITE: lunaproteam.com, wahinefarms.comSPONSORS: Clif Bar, Luna Bar, Orbea, Shimano, SelleItalia, Squadra, Fox Shox, High Sierra, Mountain Hardwear,Prana, Garmin, Pearl Izumi, Planet Sun, Kona Red.XTERRA EXPERIENCE: 8th year. In her first-everXTERRA at the World Championship in 2005 she postedfastest bike split and finished 7th.RACING ACCOMPLISHMENTS: With 15 NORBA Nationalrace wins and three NORBA Series Championship titles,Vanlandingham is the most successful rider in NORBAhistory. A 7-time U.S. National Mountain Bike TeamMember, 3x (2004-06) NORBA National Series X-CountryChamp & 2005 U.S. National Short Track Champ.2006: Finished 9th (5th best bike split) at both the XTERRAUSA Championship in Tahoe and the XTERRA WorldChampionship in Maui (third-best bike).2007: Placed 5th at Mountain Champs, 7th at XTERRAUSA, and 7th in Pro Series. Finished XTERRA-best 4th atXTERRA World Champs and the fastest bike.2008: Won the Southeast Champs (her firs XTERRAvictory), was 3rd at the East Champs, 2nd at the MountainChamps, 7th at the XTERRA USA Championship (TopAmerican), was also the top American in the U.S. ProSeries (2nd overall) and finished 3rd at XTERRA Worldswhere she once again posted the fastest bike split.2009: Had the fastest bike split and placed 3rd at XTERRASaipan behind Julie Dibens and Renata Bucher. Finished2nd at XTERRA West Cup, 4th at the Midwest andSoutheast Cups, 2nd at the Atlantic Cup, won the XTERRASouth Central Cup in Arkansas, was third at the NortheastCup in Vermont, won the Mountain Cup, won XTERRAMexico, and was second at XTERRA USA Champs (andtop American for the second straight year). Placed 5th atXTERRA Worlds, her third straight year in the top 5.2010: Placed 2nd at the XTERRA Saipan Championship
and XTERRA Guam in March. Won the XTERRA WestChampionship on April 25, was second at the South CentralChampionship, won XTERRA Southeast, was 2nd atXTERRA East Championship, won the Mountain Champs,won XTERRA Brazil, was second at XTERRA Mexico, thirdat the USA Championship, and won the XTERRA WorldChampionship in Maui at the age of 41.2011: Won the inaugural XTERRA PhilippinesChampionship on March 6 and the XTERRA SaipanChampionship for the second year in a row a week later.Placed second at both the XTERRA West and SouthCentral Championship races in April, was 2nd at ITU CrossTri Worlds, was 4th at Pacific Champs, 2nd at SoutheastChamps, won the East and Mountain Championships, wonXTERRA Mexico, was 5th at XTERRA Czech and 2nd atthe XTERRA European Championship in Germany. Placed7th at the XTERRA USA Championship despite racing ontorn ACL. Finished 2nd in the XTERRA U.S. Pro Series.2012: Placed 5th at the ITU Cross Tri WorldChampionships/XTERRA Southeast Championship, 4th atXTERRA East Champs, won the XTERRA BrazilChampionship, was second at the XTERRA MexicoChampionship, DNF at the USA Championship, and was8th at XTERRA Worlds.2013: Finished 3rd at the XTERRA South AfricaChampionship, and 3rd at the XTERRA West Champs.
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MELANIE McQUAIDVictoria, B.C., Canada
4-time XTERRA U.S. Pro Series Champ2003, ‘05 & ‘06 XTERRA World Champ
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: 4PERSONAL: Born May 17, 1973 in Victoria, BC,Canada�has a degree in biochemistry�raced withCanada’s National Cycling team for six years. WEBSITE: racergirl.comSPONSORS: Trek, Bontrager, Polar, Shimano, RudyProject, Powerbar, Champion System, Cycleops, GenuineInnovations, USANA, ESI Grips, Saltstick.XTERRA EXPERIENCE: 12th year...won the XTERRACanada Championship in each attempt 2003, ‘04, ‘10- ‘12.2002: Finished in the runner-up position in both theXTERRA East and Central Championships before winningthe West title at Half Moon Bay. Finished 4th at the USAChampionship and was the runner-up in Pro Series. 2003: 2nd at Big Bear and Richmond, won in Canada, was2nd in Tahoe, and 2nd in Pro Series. Won XTERRA Worlds.2004: Won in Richmond, then finished runner-up toWhitmore in Keystone, Big Bear, and Tahoe. Also finishedsecond in the XTERRA U.S. Pro Series. Won XTERRACanada and placed second at XTERRA Worlds.2005: Won in Temecula, finished 7th at XTERRA Czech,won XTERRA Italy, placed 2nd in Richmond andMilwaukee, won Keystone to tie Whitmore for the Serieslead heading into Tahoe. Placed second in Tahoe and 2ndin the Pro Series. Was 9th in the XTERRA European Tourstandings. Became the first female to win a secondXTERRA World Championship in Maui.2006: 2nd in Temecula, won inaugural XTERRA SoutheastChampionship, 2nd in Richmond and Milwaukee, won theMountain Championship to create a virtual tie withWhitmore for Pro Series lead, then won in Tahoe to captureher first Pro Series crown after three runner-ups. Followedwith 2nd straight & unprecedented 3rd XTERRA World Title.2007: Won in California, was second in Alabama,Richmond, and Utah. Placed 5th at USA Champs, 2nd inPro Series, and was the runner-up at XTERRA Worlds.2008: Won West Champs for second straight year, 8th atSoutheast, won the East, Mountain, USA Champs, and USPro Series crown. DNF’d at XTERRA Worlds.2009: Won XTERRA West, Midwest, Southeast, Northwest,and Atlantic Cup races, was 2nd at South Central andNortheast Cups, then won XTERRA USA Championship and
XTERRA US Pro Series title for the second straight year(her third overall - also won in 2006). Finished 3rd atXTERRA Worlds, her seventh time in the top 3 at Maui.2010: Placed 2nd at the XTERRA West Champs, 3rd at theSouth Central Championship, won the XTERRA EuropeanChampionship in Italy, was 2nd at the Southeast Champs,3rd at the East Champs, won the XTERRA CanadaChampionship, won the XTERRA USA Championship,placed 11th at the XTERRA World Championship, and wasthird at the XTERRA Trail Running World Championship.2011: Won the XTERRA West and South CentralChampionships, then captured the inaugural ITU Cross-TriWorld Title in Spain, was 5th at the Pacific Champs, won theSoutheast title, was 2nd at East Champs, 2nd at theMountain Champs, won XTERRA Canada, and the USAChampionship for fourth year in a row. Won the Pro Seriesfor the fourth time, and was on her way to winning XTERRAWorlds before exhaustion struck and she collapsed just 60yards from the finish and DNF.2012: Placed 5th at the XTERRA West Championship, 2ndat the ITU Cross Tri World Championships/XTERRASoutheast Championship, won the East Championship,was 5th at the Mtn Champs, won XTERRA Canada, was 4that the USA Championship, tied for 2nd in the Pro Series,and was 13th at XTERRA Worlds2013: Placed 4th at the XTERRA West Champs.
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DANELLE KABUSHCalgary, Alberta, Canada
2012 XTERRA Mountain Champion2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: 5PERSONAL: Born April 26, 1975...originally fromCourtenay, British Columbia...was a track & cross-countryRunner for University of Washington in Seattle, 1998 NCAADivision One 1500m finalist...earned PhD in sportpsychology from the Univsity of Ottawa in 2007...mother oftwo and a mental performance consultant by trade.WEBSITE: danellekabush.comXTERRA EXPERIENCE: Ninth year. 2004: 2nd at XTERRA Canada, 3rd at XTERRA Worlds.2005: Finished 6th in Temecula, 9th in Richmond, 7th inMilwaukee, 9th in Keystone, and 4th in Tahoe. Placed 6thin XTERRA U.S. Pro Series and 6th at XTERRA Worlds.2006: Finished 8th at Temecula, 4th in Alabama, 5th inRichmond, 8th in Milwaukee, 4th in Utah, 3rd at theXTERRA USA Championship in Tahoe, and career-best2nd at XTERRA World Championship.2007: Took year off to have her first child, Zoe.2008: Placed 4th at West Champs, 7th at SoutheastChamps, 5th at East Champs, 4th at Mtn Champs, 6th atUSA Champs and 2nd at Worlds (fastest run split).2009: Placed 9th at XTERRA West Cup, 7th at SoutheastCup, 2nd at Northwest Cup, 3rd at Atlantic Cup, 5th atNortheast Cup, 2nd at Mountain Cup, and 7th at theXTERRA USA and World Championships.2010: Won the XTERRA Alberta off-road tri, was third at theXTERRA Canada Champs, and was 12th at Worlds.2011: Placed 5th at the XTERRA West Championship, 3rdat the XTERRA Canada Championship, and 3rd at the USAChampionship. Finished 12th in XTERRA U.S. Pro Seriesand was 5th at XTERRA Worlds (her fourth top 5 in Maui).2012: Placed 4th at the XTERRA West Champs, was 6th atthe ITU Cross Tri World Championships/XTERRASoutheast Championship, 5th at the XTERRA EastChamps, and won the XTERRA Mountain Championship inAvon, CO on July 14 (her first win on XTERRA U.S. ProSeries.), was 2nd at XTERRA Canada, and 3rd at the USAChampionship. Finished 4th in XTERRA U.S. Pro Series,and was 12th at XTERRA Worlds.2013: Placed 5th at the XTERRA West Champs.
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EMMA GARRARDPark City, Utah
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: 7PERSONAL: Born June 11, 1981...originally fromAnchorage, Alaska...a writer/photographer now living inPark City, Utah...also serves as a ski instructor,Computrainer class instructor, and junior nordic teamcoach...gave birth to first child, Torin, in December 2012.WEBSITE: emmagarrard.comTWITTER: @Emma_GarrardSPONSORS: Specialized, Salomon, Champion System,GU, Probar, Blue SeventyXTERRA EXPERIENCE: 7th year, won the overall amateurXTERRA National title in 2007.RACING ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Was a cross-countryskier at the University of Nevada, Reno qualifying for theNCAA Championships in 2002, 2003 and 2004. 2008: Finished 7th at XTERRA West Champs, 13th at theEast Champs, 7th at the XTERRA United KingdomChampionship, 12th at the Mountain Champs, 12th at theUSA Championship and 13th at XTERRA Worlds2009: Placed 6th at XTERRA West Cup, 7th at the MidwestCup, 5th at Southeast and Atlantic Cups, 6th at NortheastCup, 8th at the Mountain Cup, 11th at the USAChampionship, and 11th at XTERRA Worlds.2010: Finished 7th at the West Champs, 4th at SouthCentral Champs, 5th at Southeast Champs, 4th at EastChamps, 4th at Mountain Champs, 8th at USAChampionship, and 10th at XTERRA Worlds.2011: Won the USAT Winter Triathlon NationalChampionship. Placed 6th at the West Champs, 5th at theSouth Central Champs, career-best 3rd at ITU Cross TriWorlds and matched that with a 3rd at the Pacific Champs,was 5th at the Southeast Champs, 5th at the MountainChamps, won the XTERRA Brazil Costa Verde off-road tri,was fourth at XTERRA Canada, and 5th at XTERRA USAChamps. Finished 4th in the Pro Series and was 8th atXTERRA Worlds.2012: Finished 3rd at the XTERRA West Championship,and was 11th at the ITU Cross Tri WorldChampionship/XTERRA Southeast Championship race.2013: Placed 7th at the XTERRA West Champs.
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BRANDI HEISTERMANSquamish, B.C., Canada
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: 11PERSONAL: Born July 7, 1975...school teacher and moth-er of two, Brandi writes a humurous blog “Babies and Bikes”at brandiheisterman.blogspot.com. XTERRA EXPERIENCE: Third year.RACING ACCOMPLISHMENTS: One of Canada’s bestmountain bikers, finished 2nd at the XTERRA CanadaChamps in Whistler in her XTERRA debut in 2011, andfollowed that with an impressive ninth overall at theXTERRA World Championship.2012: Finished 9th at the ITU Cross Tri WorldChampionship/XTERRA Southeast Championship, was 5that the XTERRA Canada Championship, and 14th atXTERRA Worlds.2013: Placed 11th at the XTERRA West Champs.
CAROLINE COLONNATaos, New Mexico
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: 12PERSONAL: Born April 20, 1964...won collegiateTaekwondo Championship in 1986 while at UCBerkeley...works as doctor of oriental medicine.WEBSITE: colonnadare2tri.comTWITTER: @carolinecolonnaSPONSORS: Hammer, BRL, Willow Clinic, XTERRAWetsuits, Fat Tire Cycles of Albuquerque, Gearing UpBicycleXTERRA EXPERIENCE: 10th year, first XTERRA in 2000.RACING ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Won the 45-49 divisionXTERRA World Championship in 2010.2011: Placed 7th at XTERRA Saipan Championship, 8th atthe South Central Championship, 9th at the Pacific andSoutheast Champs, 6th at the East Champs, 11th at theMountain Champs, and 16th at XTERRA USA Champs.Finished 7th in the XTERRA U.S. Pro Series.2012: DNF at XTERRA West Championship, was 15th atthe ITU Cross Tri World Championships/XTERRASoutheast Championship, 9th at XTERRA East Champs,9th at the XTERRA Mountain Champs, and 12th at USAChamps. Finished 9th in Pro Series, and was 16th pro atXTERRA Worlds.2013: Placed 12th at the XTERRA West Champs.
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KATIE BUTTONVictoria, B.C., Canada
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: NRPERSONAL: Born May 6, 1985...earned physical therapistdegrees from Queens University.TWITTER: @katelynbuttonSPONSORS: Specialized CanadaXTERRA EXPERIENCE: Third year.2012: Placed 8th at the ITU Cross Tri WorldChamps/XTERRA Southeast Champs and was 8th at theXTERRA Canada Championship, 15th at XTERRA Worlds.2013: First race.
CHRISTINE JEFFREYGuelph, Ontario
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: 14PERSONAL: Born December 13, 1972...earned a degreein landscape architecture from Arizona State Universitywhere she was a four-time All-American swimmer...worksas a landscape architect for LJ Designs in Tucson, Arizona.WEBSITE: christinejeffrey.comTWITTER: @chrisjeffreyXTERRA EXPERIENCE: Sixth year.RACING ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Won the 2005 Ixtapa ITUContinental Cup, and 2007 Villarrica ITU Continental Cup. 2008: Finished 6th at XTERRA West Champs, 3rd atSoutheast Champs, 12th at East Champs, 11th at MountainChamps, 11th at USA Champs and 5th at XTERRA Worlds.2009: Placed 5th at the West Cup, 3rd at Midwest Cup, 3rdat the Northwest Cup, 5th at the South Central Cup, 4th atthe Northeast Cup, 9th at XTERRA USA Championship,and 8th at XTERRA Worlds.2010: Placed 4th at the XTERRA West Champs, 5th atSouth Central Champs, 6th at Southeast, 5th at EastChamps, 2nd at XTERRA Canada, 5th at USA Champs, and4th at XTERRA Worlds.2011: Finished 3rd at both the XTERRA West and SouthCentral Championships, was 6th at the Pacific Champs, 4that Southeast Champs, 4th at East Champs, and 7th at theMountain Champs.2012: Placed third at XTERRA Mexico in her first race backfrom inuries, was 7th at XTERRA Canada, sixth at the USAChampionship, finished 14th in the Pro Series, and DNF atXTERRA Worlds2013: Placed 14th at the XTERRA West Champs.
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HEATHER HOLMESAtlanta, Georgia
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: NRPERSONAL: Born September 24, 1980...from Pocatello,Idaho but in the last two years has lived in South Korea, SaltLake City, Germany and Atlanta...earned undergrad degreein mechanical engineering from Montana State and MS andPhD degrees in same from the University ofUtah....currently doing her postdoc at Georgia Techresearching air quality.XTERRA EXPERIENCE: Second year.2011: Placed 8th at XTERRA Italy in her first-ever triathlon(let alone XTERRA). Was 7th at XTERRA France andXTERRA Czech, 8th at XTERRA Germany and XTERRASwitzerland. Finished 7th in the XTERRA European Tour.2012: Finished 6th at the XTERRA West Championship,13th at the ITU Cross Tri World Championships/XTERRASoutheast Championship in Shelby County, AL on May 19,7th at the XTERRA East Champs and the Mtn Champs, was11th at the USA Championship, finished 7th in Pro Series.2013: First race.
HALLIE BLUNCKBirmingham, Alabama
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: NRPERSONAL: Born September 19, 1984WEBSITE: http://hallieb.meRACING EXPERIENCE: Finished 3rd at USAT CollegiateNationals in 2012, and most recently won the Doulbe OakDuathlon at Oak Mountain State Park in April, 2013.XTERRA EXPERIENCE: First race
CHANTELL WIDNEYEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES RANK: NRPERSONAL: Born in 1979...earned degree in physicaleducation from the University of Alberta and is a CertifiedExercise Physiologist. Originally from New Sarepta,Alberta, Chantell has lived in and competed out ofEdmonton for the past fifteen years. Has 4yo daughter.RACING EXPERIENCE: Finished 4th at the 2012XTERRA Canada Championship in first-ever XTERRA.XTERRA EXPERIENCE: Second year, second race.
ABOUT THE 2013 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIESThe 2013 XTERRA U.S. Pro Series consists of five events - four regional championships and Nationals.
April 13 XTERRA West Championship Lake Las Vegas Resort (Henderson, NV)May 18 XTERRA Southeast Championship Oak Mountain State Park (Pelham, AL)June 9 XTERRA East Championship Richmond, VAJuly 20 XTERRA Mountain Championship Beaver Creek Resort (Avon, CO)Sept. 21 XTERRA USA Championship Ogden/Snowbasin Resort, UT
The top 15 pros at each event are awarded points based on overall pro finish. Pros will count their best three of fourregional scores plus the points they get (or don’t get) at the XTERRA USA Championship in Utah. Thus, the final point totalcombines an athletes’ best three scores in the first four races, plus the USA Championship race points. He/she with themost points in the end is declared the U.S. Pro Series Champ. The U.S. Series will dish out $140,000 in prize money:$15,000 at the Regional Championships, $20,000 at the USA Championship, and $60,000 to the top overall pointsscorers in the Series.
Note: The XTERRA World Championship Oct. 27 in Kapalua, Maui is a stand-alone event worth $100,000.
2013 Pro Points Score Breakdown: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15100 90 82 75 69 63 58 53 49 45 41 37 34 31 28
ELIGIBILITYAthletes racing pro must have been accepted as a professional by a recognized multisport governing body (USA Triathlon,USA Cycling - road, cyclocross, track or mountain bike; any national governing body for triathlon; and any nationalgoverning body for cycling), and USA Triathlon offers an elite off-road pro license specifically designed for XTERRAspecialists. You can find this information at usatriathlon.org or email [email protected].
In addition, athletes holding elite licenses in cycling, running, swimming or that have participated in the Olympics in thepast 10 years can be eligible by writing to Dave Nicholas [email protected] and presenting theirqualifications.
Conrad StoltzStellenbosch, South Africa
The “Caveman” is a 10-timeXTERRA U.S. Pro SeriesChampion, having won thetitle in his rookie season of2001, and also in 2002, ‘03,‘05, then six straight from2007-to-2012.
Lesley PatersonSan Diego, California
Paterson won theXTERRA Pro Series
crown for the first time,and also won the USA
Championship, ITUCross Tri World Title,
and the XTERRA WorldChampionship.
2012 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES CHAMPS
2013 XTERRA AMERICA TOUR PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWNXTERRA U.S. Pro Series
Pro Purse ($60,000)
Rank Men Women
1st $10,000 $10,000
2nd $6,000 $6,000
3rd $3,600 $3,600
4th $2,500 $2,500
5th $2,000 $2,000
6th $1,600 $1,600
7th $1,300 $1,300
8th $1,100 $1,100
9th $1,000 $1,000
10th $900 $900
XTERRA USA Championship
Pro Purse ($20,000)
Rank Men Women
1st $2,500 $2,500
2nd $2,000 $2,000
3rd $1,500 $1,500
4th $1,200 $1,200
5th $900 $900
6th $700 $700
7th $500 $500
8th $350 $350
9th $200 $200
10th $150 $150
Pro Purse ($15,000)
Rank Men Women
1st $2,300 $2,300
2nd $1,700 $1,700
3rd $1,200 $1,200
4th $800 $800
5th $650 $650
6th $450 $450
7th $400 $400
XTERRA World Championship
Pro Purse ($100,000) @ Maui
Rank Men Women
1st $20,000 $20,000
2nd $12,000 $12,000
3rd $7,000 $7,000
4th $4,000 $4,000
5th $2,500 $2,500
6th $1,500 $1,500
7th $1,100 $1,100
8th $800 $800
9th $600 $600
10th $500 $500
2012 XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES FINAL STANDINGSThe XTERRA USA Championship on Sept. 22 in Utah was the last of five races in the XTERRA U.S. Pro Series thatfeatured four regionals and the national championship. Here’s a look at the final standings:
PRO MEN Pl Name West S’East East Mtn USA Totals1 Conrad Stoltz, RSA 100 100 100 d100 75 3752 Josiah Middaugh, USA 90 d75 90 90 100 3703 David Henestrosa, ESP 63 d53 63 75 63 2644 Craig Evans, USA 58 90 82 d37 34 2645 Branden Rakita, USA 69 d49 69 53 69 2606 Will Kelsay, USA DNS 63 75 45 58 2417 Cody Waite, USA d37 45 53 69 49 2168 Adam Wirth, USA 41 DNF 49 34 41 1659 Will Ross, USA 45 37 41 DNS 37 16010 Chris Legh, AUS 75 82 DNS DNS DNF 157
Also: Damian Gonzalez (130), Ryan Ignatz (116), Lewis Elliot (90), Ben Allen (90), Dan Hugo (82), Ben Hoffman (82), Nico Lebrun (82), Ryan DeCook (73),Richard Stannard (69), Gered Dunne (62), Kelly Guest (58), Bradley Weiss (58), Brian Smith (58), Doug Hall (53), Travis Macy (49), Sam Gardner (45), SergioSarmiento (41), Chris Ganter (34), Jean-Philippe Thibodeau (34), Llewellyn Holmes (31), Tim Snow (31), Scott Gall (28).
PRO WOMENPl Name West S’East East Mtn USA Totals1 Lesley Paterson, GBR 90 100 82 DNS 100 3722 Melanie McQuaid, CAN d69 90 100 69 75 3343 Renata Bucher, SUI 100 d45 90 75 69 3344 Danelle Kabush, CAN 75 d63 69 100 82 3265 Suzie Snyder, USA d63 75 63 82 90 3106 Tamara Donelson, USA 41 DNP 45 63 45 1947 Heather Holmes, USA DNS 34 58 58 41 1918 Sara Tarkington, USA 49 37 DNS 90 DNS 1769 Caroline Colonna, USA DNF 28 49 49 37 16310 Shonny Vanlandingham, USA DNS 69 75 DNS DNF 144
Also: Kim Baugh (133), Emma Garrard (123), Carla Van Huyssteen (82), Christine Jeffrey (63), Kate Major (58), Michelle Flipo (58), Jacqui Slack(58), Beth Walsh (53), Shae Vaughn (53), Katie Button (53), Carina Wasle (53), Brandi Heisterman (49), Kathryn Ross (45), Jennifer Gersbach (45),Courtenay Brown (37), Jennifer Todd (34).
1 - April 14 - XTERRA West Championship (Aston MonteLago Village Resort - Lake Las Vegas, NV)2 - May 19 - XTERRA Southeast Championship (Oak Mountain State Park - Pelham, AL)3 - June 10 - XTERRA East Championship (Richmond, VA)4 - July 14 - XTERRA Mountain Championship (Beaver Creek Resort - Avon, CO)5 - Sept. 22 - XTERRA USA Championship (Ogden/Snowbasin Resort, UT)
Key: 1=100, 2=90, 3=82, 4=75, 5=69, 6=63, 7-58, 8=53, 9=49, 10=45, 11=41, 12=37, 13=34, 14=31, 15=28DNS - Did Not StartDNP - Did Not PlaceDNF - Did Not Finish
TOP 5 IN XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES SINCE 19992012 U.S. PRO POINTS SERIES RESULTS
Men Women1. Conrad Stoltz 375 1. Lesley Paterson 3722. Josiah Middaugh 370 2. Melanie McQuaid 3343. David Henestrosa 264 3. Renata Bucher 3344. Craig Evans 264 4. Danelle Kabush 3265. Branden Rakita 260 5. Suzie Snyder 310
2011 U.S. PRO POINTS SERIES RESULTSMen Women1. Conrad Stoltz 565 1. Melanie McQuaid 5802. Josiah Middaugh 529 2. S. Vanlandingham 5283. Nico Lebrun 476 3. Christine Jeffrey 4404. Branden Rakita 427 4. Emma Garrard 4215. Dan Hugo 360 5. Suzie Snyder 380
2010 U.S. PRO POINTS SERIES RESULTSMen Women1. Conrad Stoltz 500 1. S. Vanlandingham 4522. Josiah Middaugh 434 2. Melanie McQuaid 4443. Seth Wealing 378 3. Renata Bucher 4014. Nico Lebrun 341 4. Emma Garrard 3475. Craig Evans 318 5. Christine Jeffrey 345
2009 U.S. PRO POINTS SERIES RESULTSMen Women1. Conrad Stoltz 572 1. Melanie McQuaid 6002. Nico Lebrun 562 2. S. Vanlandingham 5523. Josiah Middaugh 534 3. Renata Bucher 4634. Mike Vine 487 4. Danelle Kabush 4475. Dan Hugo 414 5. Christine Jeffrey 426
2008 U.S. PRO POINTS SERIES RESULTSMen Women1. Conrad Stoltz 353 1. Melanie McQuaid 4002. Dan Hugo 345 2. S. Vanlandingham 3303. Josiah Middaugh 326 3. Jenny Smith 3164. Brian Smith 290 4. Danelle Kabush 2825. Mike Vine 276 5. Lesley Paterson 281
2007 U.S. PRO POINTS SERIES RESULTSMen Women1. Conrad Stoltz 400 1. Jamie Whitmore 4002. Mike Vine 337 2. Melanie McQuaid 3493. Josiah Middaugh 322 3. Jennifer Smith 3294. Seth Wealing 322 4. Candy Angle 3145. Andrew Noble 303 5. Amber Monforte 258
2006 U.S. PRO POINTS SERIES RESULTSMen Women1. Seth Wealing 428 1. Melanie McQuaid 4802. Brent McMahan 413 2. Jamie Whitmore 4593. Andrew Noble 391 3. Candy Angle 4034. Conrad Stoltz 303 4. Danelle Kabush 3545. Brian Smith 300 5. Janae Pritchett 320
2005 U.S. PRO POINTS SERIES RESULTSMen Women1. Conrad Stoltz 390 1. Jamie Whitmore 3902. Mike Vine 310 2. Melanie McQuaid 3803. Olivier Marceau 309 3. Candy Angle 3024. Brent McMahon 283 4. Jessica Harrison 2825. Francisco Serrano 275 5. Melissa Thomas 2716. Josiah Middaugh 252
2004 U.S. PRO POINTS SERIES RESULTSMen Women1. Sylvain Dodet 290 1. Jamie Whitmore 3002. Josiah Middaugh 264 2. Melanie McQuaid 2803. Conrad Stoltz 249 3. Candy Angle 2394. Nicolas LeBrun 247 4. Janae Deverell 2095. Justin Thomas 179 5. Lynley Allison 208
2003 U.S. PRO POINTS SERIES RESULTSMen Women1. Conrad Stoltz 290 1. Jamie Whitmore 3002. Steve Larsen 280 2. Melanie McQuaid 2703. Nicolas LeBrun 264 3. Melissa Thomas 2324. Justin Thomas 218 4. Jenny Tobin 2025. Jason Chalker 207 5. Candy Angle 200
2002 U.S. PRO POINTS SERIES RESULTSMen Women1. Conrad Stoltz 300 1. Jamie Whitmore 2902. Nicolas LeBrun 248 2. Melanie McQuaid 2653. Kerry Classen 235 3. Raeleigh Tennant 2344. Mike Vine 228 4. Kerstin Weule 2225. Andrew Noble 201 5. Melissa Thomas 214
2001 U.S. PRO POINTS SERIES RESULTSMen Women1. Conrad Stoltz 465 1. Anke Erlank 4692. Nicolas LeBrun 404 2. Monique Merrill 3753. Ned Overend 373 3. Raeleigh Tennant 3434. Mike Vine 365 4. Jenny Tobin 3265. Kerry Classen 319 5. Cheri Touchette 309
2000 U.S. PRO POINTS SERIES RESULTSMen Women1. Michael Tobin 826 1. Kerstin Weule 8902. Mike Vine 820 2. Jody Purcell 8103. Kerry Classen 802 3. Lorraine Barrows 6884. Ned Overend 697 4. Jenny Tobin 6355. Dave Harrison 596 5. Linda Gabor 524
1999* U.S. PRO POINTS SERIES RESULTS (First year)Men Women1. Michael Tobin 886 1. Kerstin Weule 886 2. Jimmy Riccitello 732 2. Jody Purcell 827 3. John Koenig 676 3. Lorraine Barrows 7184. Ned Overend 660 4. Jenny Wood 708 5. Kerry Classen 635 5. Linda Gabor 675
2012 XTERRA SOUTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTSPRO MEN Pl Name Age Hometown Time1 Conrad Stoltz 38 Stellenbosch, South Africa 2:12:112 Craig Evans 34 Hendersonville, Tennessee 2:12:583 Chris Legh 39 Melbourne, Australia 2:14:114 Josiah Middaugh 33 Vail, Colorado 2:15:475 Richard Stannard 38 Surrey, United Kingdom 2:16:106 Will Kelsay 30 Boulder, Colorado 2:16:177 Kelly Guest 35 Ontario, BC, Canada 2:16:338 David Henestrosa 35 Clearfield, Utah 2:17:289 Branden Rakita 31 Colorado Springs, Colorado 2:18:3910 Cody Waite 33 Lakewood, Colorado 2:20:32Also: Sergio Sarmiento (41), Will Ross (37), Jean-Philippe Thibodeau (34), Llewellyn Holmes (31), Ryan DeCook (28),Peter Mosny, Nico Sterk, Theo Blignaut, Sean Bechtel, Patrick Valentine, Damian Gonzalez, Leandro LoboDNF: Adam Wirth, David Kendig
PRO WOMENPl Name Age Hometown Time1 Lesley Paterson 31 San Diego, California 2:24:392 Melanie McQuaid 38 Victoria, B.C., Canada 2:27:153 Carla Van Huyssteen 28 Pretoria, South Africa 2:28:344 Suzie Snyder 30 Fredericksburg, Virginia 2:29:145 Shonny Vanlandingham 42 Durango, Colorado 2:29:156 Danelle Kabush 36 Calgary, Canada 2:33:037 Michelle Flipo 24 Mexico 2:33:148 Shae Vaughn 32 Austin, Texas 2:33:279 Brandi Heisterman 37 Brackendale, Canada 2:33:5010 Renata Bucher 34 Lucerne, Switzerland 2:34:56Also: Emma Garrard (41), Sara Tarkington (37), Heather Holmes (34), Kim Baugh (31), Caroline Colonna (28), KatieButton, Darrelle Parker, Tamara Donelson, Courtenay Brown DNF: Kathryn Ross, Patricia Marquez, Carina Wasle
ITU CROSS TRI WORLD CHAMPIONS
Division - Name Time HometownJunior Hannah Rae Finchamp 1:00:15 Altadena, CA25 - 29 Elizabeth Orchard 2:32:07 New Zealand30 - 34 Sylvia Van Tromp 2:35:34 South Africa35 - 39 Melanie Etherton 2:42:06 Germany40 - 44 Mimi Stockton 2:43:12 Stevensville, MI45 - 49 Lori Goldweber 2:45:54 Homewood, AL50 - 54 Tamara Tabeek 2:42:19 San Diego, CA55 - 59 Lucia Colbert 2:57:04 Altadena, CA60 - 64 Cindi Toepel 3:12:51 Littleton, CO65 - 69 Charlotte Mahan 5:04:03 Lenoir City, TN
Division - Name Time HometownU23 Bradley Weiss 2:11:23 South AfricaJunior Bradley Schuit :56:12 South Africa20 - 24 Taylor Seavey 2:26:13 Seward, AK25 - 29 John Reiker 2:29:27 St. Charles, IL30 - 34 Tim Van Daele 2:14:02 Belgium35 - 39 Fred Smith 2:12:31 Knoxville, TN40 - 44 Chris Scott 2:14:18 Morrison, IL45 - 49 Mike Hebe 2:25:07 New Cumb., PA50 - 54 Casey Fannin 2:22:06 Birmingham, AL55 - 59 Tom Monica 2:32:32 Thous. Oaks, CA60 - 64 David Rakita 2:46:18 Durango, CO65 - 69 Richard Wall 3:21:54 C Springs, CO70 - 74 John Stover 3:36:19 Jackson, MI75+ Nathaniel Grew 4:30:42 Costa RicaPC Larry Hicks 1:29:28 Pike Road, AL
2011 XTERRA SOUTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTSShelby County, AL (May 22, 2011)
PRO MEN Pl Name Age Hometown Time Pts Purse 1 Conrad Stoltz 37 Stellenbosch, South Africa 2:22:22 100 $1,800 2 Dan Hugo 25 Stellenbosch, South Africa 2:22:41 90 $1,250 3 Josiah Middaugh 32 Vail, Colorado 2:26:05 82 $800 4 Craig Evans 33 Hendersonville, Tennessee 2:27:40 75 $500 5 Nicolas Lebrun 38 Digne, France 2:30:52 69 $400 6 Cody Waite 32 Lakewood, Colorado 2:31:44 63 $300 7 Branden Rakita 30 Manitou Springs, Colorado 2:33:15 58 $200 8 Patrick Valentine 25 Colorado Springs, Colorado 2:33:40 539 Jason Michalak 33 Lakewood, Colorado 2:34:52 4910 Adam Wirth 32 Boise, Idaho 2:36:39 45Also: Trevor Glavin (41), Matt Boobar (37), Damian Gonzalez (34)
PRO WOMENPl Name Age Hometown Time Pts Purse1 Melanie McQuaid 37 Victoria, B.C., Canada 2:39:58 100 $1,800 2 Shonny Vanlandingham 41 Durango, Colorado 2:41:31 90 $1,250 3 Renata Bucher 33 Lucerne, Switzerland 2:44:36 82 $800 4 Christine Jeffrey 38 Guelph, Ontario, Canada 2:47:48 75 $500 5 Emma Garrard 29 Park City, Utah 2:50:28 69 $400 6 Jessica Noyola 28 San Diego, California 2:57:20 63 $300 7 Suzie Snyder 29 Fredericksburg, Virginia 3:03:52 58 $200 8 Tracy Thelen 31 Colorado Springs, Colorado 3:06:34 539 Caroline Colonna 46 Taos, New Mexico 3:08:40 49
XTERRA SOUTHEAST CHAMPS CHAMPIONS (FEMALE )Division Name Time Hometown25 - 29 Katie Button 3:22:08 Stouffville, Canada30 - 34 Brook Pace 3:10:59 Tallahassee, FL35 - 39 Mimi Stockton 3:05:43 Stevensville, MI40 - 44 Karen Masson 3:08:22 Asheville, NC45 - 49 Lori Goldweber 3:15:04 Birmingham, AL50 - 54 Beverly Enslow 3:17:35 Metamora, IL
XTERRA SOUTHEAST CHAMPS CHAMPIONS (MALE AGE GROUP)Division Name Time Hometown20 - 24 Michael Keith 2:47:01 Mars Hill, NC25 - 29 Blake Voges 2:55:10 Santa Claus, IN30 - 34 A.J. Petrillo 2:53:49 Blue Ridge, GA35 - 39 Fred Smith 2:40:07 Knoxville, TN40 - 44 Mark Woody 2:47:16 Chapin, SC45 - 49 Mark Rudder 2:52:38 Atlanta, GA50 - 54 Casey Fannin 2:50:00 Birmingham, AL55 - 59 Mike Bagent 3:55:02 Niceville, FL60 - 64 Frank George 3:45:08 Rome, GA65 - 69 Richard Snow 5:30:42 Tuscaloosa, AL * TOP AMATEURS
2010 XTERRA SOUTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTSShelby County, AL (June 13, 2010)
TOP PRO MEN
Pl Name Age Hometown Time Pts Purse
1 Conrad Stoltz 36 Stellenbosch, South Africa 2:21:27 100 $1,800
2 Josiah Middaugh 31 Vail, Colorado 2:23:54 90 $1,250
3 Craig Evans 32 Hendersonville, Tennessee 2:26:55 82 $800
4 Seth Wealing 31 Boulder, Colorado 2:31:20 75 $500
5 Cody Waite 31 Lakewood, Colorado 2:33:53 69 $400
6 Will Kelsay 28 Boulder, Colorado 2:40:05 63 $300
7 Scott Gall 35 Cedar Falls, Iowa 2:40:24 58 $200
8 Kevin Carter 36 College Park, Maryland 2:40:46 53
9 Damian Gonzalez 34 Stockton, California 2:47:26 49
10 Ryan DeCook 30 Rochester, MI 2:43:18 45
Also: Matt Boobar (41), Trevor Glavin (37)
TOP PRO WOMEN
Pl Name Age Hometown Time Pts Purse
1 Shonny Vanlandingham 40 Durango, Colorado 2:38:02 100 $1,800
2 Melanie McQuaid 36 Victoria, B.C., Canada 2:42:05 90 $1,250
3 Lesley Paterson 29 Sterling, Scotland (San Diego) 2:46:28 82 $800
4 Renata Bucher 32 Lucerne, Switzerland 2:49:41 75 $500
5 Emma Garrard 28 Truckee, California 2:49:57 69 $400
6 Christine Jeffrey 37 Guelph, Ontario, Canada 2:55:06 63 $300
7 Fabiola Corona 30 Mexico City, Mexico 3:00:02 58 $200
8 Tracy Thelen 31 Colorado Springs, Colorado 3:02:19 53
XTERRA SOUTHEAST CHAMPIONS (FEMALE AGE GROUP)Division Name Time Hometown20 - 24 Jo Markham 3:26:27 Collierville, TN25 - 29 Suzanne Snyder 2:55:08 Wallingford, CT30 - 34 Julia Radmann 3:27:14 Smyrna, GA35 - 39 Heather Coddington 3:35:51 Indianapolis, IN40 - 44 Angie Childre 3:40:03 Milledgeville, GA45 - 49 Lori Ann Goldweber 3:22:41 Birmingham, AL50 - 54 Beverly Enslow 3:13:27 Metamora, IL60+ Charlotte Mahan 5:54:22 Lenoir City, TN
XTERRA SOUTHEAST CHAMPIONS (MALE AGE GROUP)Division Name Time Hometown15 - 19 John Gorum 3:27:03 Fortson, GA20 - 24 Tomek Barc 4:14:20 Irmo, SC25 - 29 Blake Voges 2:59:49 Santa Claus, IN30 - 34 Omar Fraser 2:45:10 Birmingham, AL35 - 39 Chris Scott 2:48:46 Morrison, IL40 - 44 Mark Woody 2:44:49 Chapin, SC45 - 49 Mark Rudder 2:52:32 Atlanta, GA50 - 54 Casey Fannin 2:46:45 Birmingham, AL55 - 59 Walt Rider 3:18:24 Memphis, TN60 - 64 Al Marvin 3:48:35 Denver, CO65 - 69 Peter Lilley 4:26:19 Charlotte, NC
2009 XTERRA SOUTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTSShelby County, AL (May 23, 2009)
TOP 10 PRO MEN
Pl Name Age Hometown Time Pts Purse
1 Conrad Stoltz 35 Stellenbosch, South Africa 2:04:27 100 $1,800
2 Josiah Middaugh 30 Vail, Colorado 2:05:19 90 $1,250
3 Mike Vine 35 Victoria, B.C., Canada 2:06:58 82 $800
4 Dan Hugo 24 Stellenbosch, South Africa 2:08:07 75 $500
5 Nico Lebrun 35 Digne, France 2:09:07 69 $400
6 Craig Evans 31 Spring Hill, Tennessee 2:10:14 63 $300
7 Cody Waite 30 Lakewood, Colorado 2:15:47 58 $200
8 Branden Rakita 28 Manitou Springs, Colorado 2:17:57 53
9 Will Kelsay 27 Boulder, Colorado 2:20:18 49
10 Matt Boobar 36 Stratton Mountain, Vermont 2:28:54 45
TOP 10 PRO WOMEN
Pl Name Age Hometown Time Pts Purse
1 Melanie McQuaid 35 Victoria, B.C., Canada 2:23:52 100 $1,800
2 Lesley Paterson 28 Sterling, Scotland 2:26:33 90 $1,250
3 Renata Bucher 31 Lucerne, Switzerland 2:28:46 82 $800
4 Shonny Vanlandingham 39 Durango, Colorado 2:29:03 75 $500
5 Emma Garrard 27 Truckee, California 2:32:11 69 $400
6 Jenny Smith 36 Westport, New Zealand 2:33:11 63 $300
7 Danelle Kabush 34 Canmore, Alberta, Canada 2:33:20 58 $200
8 Kristy Lanier 38 Marlinton, West Virginia 2:37:38 53
9 Erin Kummer 24 Boulder, Colorado 2:45:07 49
10 Alexandra Borrelly 33 Digne, France 2:50:39 45
XTERRA SOUTHEAST CUP CHAMPIONS (Amateur Women)Division Name Time Hometown25 - 29 Erin Nielsen 2:53:17 North Haverhill, NH30 - 34 Brook Pace 2:51:03 Tallahassee, FL35 - 39 Tina Eakin 2:51:36 Huntsville, AL40 - 44 Missy Grant 3:13:52 Raleigh, NC45 - 49 Lori Goldweber 2:52:23 Birmingham, AL50 - 54 Beverly Enslow 2:51:37 Metamora, IL55 - 59 Ruth Ference 3:36:56 Rome, GA60+ Charlotte Mahan 5:31:10 Lenoir City, TN
* TOP AMATEURS
XTERRA SOUTHEAST CUP CHAMPIONS (Amateur Men)Division Name Time Hometown20 - 24 Jared Levin 2:54:21 Richmond, VA25 - 29 Blake Voges 2:26:08 Santa Claus, IN30 - 34 Nat Faulkner 2:20:37 Ontario, Canada35 - 39 Scott Mills 2:25:44 Montgomery, AL40 - 44 Rickey Tolliver 2:26:53 Parker, CO45 - 49 Casey Fannin 2:22:53 Birmingham, AL50 - 54 Scott Ewing 2:36:39 Destin, FL55 - 59 Bill Blankenship 3:19:08 Santa Fe, NM60 - 64 William English 3:51:19 Clemson, SC65 - 69 Peter Lilley 3:52:21 Charlotte, NC70+ Nathaniel Grew 4:30:20 Costa RicaPC Todd Atkins 3:23:15 Fayetteville, GACollegiate Graeme Keith III 2:43:17 Charleston Law School
2008 XTERRA SOUTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTSShelby County, AL (June 8, 2008)
TOP 15 PRO MENPl Name Age Hometown Final Time Purse Pts 1 Conrad Stoltz 34 Stellenbosch, South Africa 2:05:58 $2,500 1002 Dan Hugo 23 Stellenbosch, South Africa 2:06:14 $2,000 903 Craig Evans 30 Spring Hill, Tennessee 2:08:27 $1,500 824 Dominic Gillen 30 Milford, Connecticut 2:09:46 $1,200 755 Kelly Guest 31 Vancouver, B.C., Canada 2:10:26 $900 696 Brian Smith 32 Gunnison, Colorado 2:12:10 $700 637 Rom Akerson 24 Tambor, Costa Rica 2:12:54 $500 588 Ryan Ignatz 29 Boulder, Colorado 2:13:50 $350 539 Tyler Johnson 28 Chester, Connecticut 2:14:44 $250 4910 Mike Vine 35 Victoria, B.C., Canada 2:15:57 $200 45Also receiving points: Mark Leishman ($150, 41), Branden Rakita ($100, 37), Cody Waite (34), Jordan Jones (31),Ryan DeCook (28).
TOP 11 PRO WOMENPl Name Age Hometown Final Time Purse Pts1 Shonny Vanlandingham 38 Durango, Colorado 2:26:46 $2,500 1002 Lesley Paterson 28 Stirling, Scotland 2:31:36 $2,000 903 Christine Jeffrey 35 Guelph, Ontario, Canada 2:31:53 $1,500 824 Jenny Smith 34 Westport, New Zealand 2:32:11 $1,200 755 Amber Monforte 29 Reno, Nevada 2:33:17 $900 696 Kristy Lanier 37 Marlinton, West Virginia 2:35:29 $700 637 Danelle Kabush 33 Canmore, Alberta, Canada 2:35:37 $500 588 Melanie McQuaid 35 Victoria, B.C., Canada 2:39:05 $350 539 Jenny Tobin 39 Boise, Idaho 2:39:23 4910 Nic Leary 24 Palmerston North, New Zealand 2:42:38 45Also receiving points: Candy Angle (41)
TOP SPLITSFastest 0.93-mile lake swim: Craig Evans (20:01), Christine Jeffrey (20:59)Fastest 17.2-mile mountain bike: Conrad Stoltz (1:05:10), Shonny Vanlandingham (1:13:31)Fastest 6.2-mile trail run: Brian Smith (38:17), Lesley Paterson (44:33)
XTERRA SOUTHEAST CHAMPS (FEMALE BY DIV.)Age Group Name Time Hometown20 - 24 Erin Kummer 2:48:37 Boulder, CO25 - 29 Suzie Snyder 2:59:22 Wallingford, CT30 - 34 Julie Radmann 3:05:58 Smyrna, GA35 - 39 Lisa Lieb 2:51:42 Durango, CO40 - 44 Cheryl Stine 3:02:12 Bloomington, IN45 - 49 Meiling Yee 3:01:37 Sunnyvale, CA50 - 54 Lucia Colbert 3:09:01 Cordova, TN60+ Charlotte Mahan 5:27:44 Lenoir City, TN* TOP AMATEURS
XTERRA SOUTHEAST CHAMPS (MALE BY DIV.)Age Group Name Time Hometown20 - 24 Blake Voges 2:37:12 Durango, CO25 - 29 Omar Fraser 2:20:10 Birmingham, AL30 - 34 James Walsh 2:18:14 Carlsbad, CA35 - 39 Matthew Boobar 2:27:59 Plymouth, NH40 - 44 John Close 2:34:24 Birmingham, AL45 - 49 Casey Fannin 2:25:26 Birmingham, AL50 - 54 Scott Ewing 2:47:16 Destin, FL55 - 59 Bill Blankenship 3:14:40 Santa Fe, NM60 - 64 Bruce Wacker 3:15:23 Colorado Springs, CO65 - 69 Peter Lilley 3:48:55 Charlotte, NC70+ Nathaniel Grew 4:13:58 Santa Barbara, Costa Rica
2007 XTERRA SOUTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTSJune 10, 2007 – Conrad “the Caveman” Stoltz rode his mountain bike “on another level” to dominate the men’s racewhile Jamie Whitmore chased down Melanie McQuaid on the run as the two emerged victorious today at the secondannual XTERRA Southeast Championship at Oak Mountain State Park in Shelby County.
It was a magnificent day for racing among the tall oak trees with clear blue skies and temperatures in the mid-80’s forthe 9:30am start warming up to the low-90’s in the afternoon with welcome breezes making their way through the park.
“Alabama is always a very interesting cultural experience for me,” smiled Stoltz. “I had hush puppies, fried catfish,prawns, cornbread, and grits. We went to the Cracker Barrel and I thought that it was a mom and pop store and some-one said ‘No, there’s thousands of them’. We got to meet a lot of the locals, talk to the people, enjoy the Southern hos-pitality and the Southern food which was really pretty cool.”
TOP PRO MENPl Name Age Hometown Final Time Purse Pts 1 Conrad Stoltz 33 Stellenbosch, South Africa 2:02:36 $2,500 1002 Andrew Noble 41 Gold Coast, Australia 2:06:24 $2,000 903 Josiah Middaugh 28 Vail, Colorado 2:06:50 $1,500 824 Mike Vine 34 Victoria, B.C., Canada 2:07:33 $1,200 755 Craig Evans 29 Nashville, Tennessee 2:08:22 $900 696 Seth Wealing 28 Boulder, Colorado 2:08:52 $700 637 Brian Smith 31 Gunnison, Colorado 2:09:04 $500 588 Jamie Cleveland 35 Fredericton, Texas 2:13:34 $350 539 Cody Waite 28 Denver, Colorado 2:14:08 $250 4910 Will Kelsay 25 Boulder, Colorado 2:16:39 $200 45Also receiving points: Mark Leishman ($150, 41), Jimmy Archer ($100, 37).
TOP PRO WOMENPl Name Age Hometown Final Time Purse Pts1 Jamie Whitmore 31 Somerset, California 2:20:25 $2,500 1002 Melanie McQuaid 34 Victoria, B.C., Canada 2:21:54 $2,000 903 Candy Angle 37 Weymouth, Massachusetts 2:23:50 $1,500 824 Jennifer Smith 34 Westport, New Zealand 2:27:51 $1,200 755 Shae Rainer 27 Austin, Texas 2:31:24 $900 696 Amber Monforte 29 Reno, Nevada 2:33:07 $700 63
TOP SPLITSFastest 0.9-mile lake swim (out of transition time): Craig Evans (19:26), Candy Angle (21:29)Fastest 18.5-mile mountain bike: Conrad Stoltz (1:03:19), Jennifer Smith (1:13:06)Fastest 6.2-mile trail run: Tyler Stanfill, amateur (37:13), Josiah Middaugh (37:13), Jamie Whitmore (43:54)
XTERRA SOUTHEAST CHAMPS (FEMALE BY DIV.)Division Name Time Hometown15 - 19 Lanie Drenning 3:09:17 Owens Crossroads, AL25 - 29 Gabriela Baranova 2:51:45 Zion, IL30 - 34 Toni Axelrod 2:48:59 Vail, CO35 - 39 Tina Eakin 2:45:07 Redstone Arsenal, AL40 - 44 Lori Goldweber 2:51:44 Homewood, AL45 - 49 Meiling Yee 2:54:17 Sunnyvale, CA50 - 54 Beverly Enslow 2:57:27 Metamora, IL55 - 59 Cindi Toepel 3:19:48 Littleton, CO60+ Charlotte Mahan 5:41:30 Lenoir City, TN
XTERRA SOUTHEAST CHAMPS (MALE BY DIV.)Division Name Time Hometown15 - 19 Matthew Robbins 2:37:36 Cordova, TN20 - 24 Caleb Guest 2:36:59 Tempe, AZ25 - 29 Michael Harlow 2:26:56 Richmond, VA30 - 34 Damian Gonzalez 2:21:23 Stockton, CA35 - 39 David Meadows 2:27:18 Birmingham, AL40 - 44 Bruce Gennari 2:26:39 Brentwood, TN45 - 49 Casey Fannin 2:23:02 Birmingham, AL50 - 54 Ian Davidson, Jr. 2:30:05 Clemson, SC55 - 59 Walt Rider 2:50:44 Germantown, TN60 - 64 Richard Suggs 3:20:51 Nacogdoches, TX65+ Errol Lassiter 3:31:53 Woodstock, GA
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2006 XTERRA SOUTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTSJune 11, 2006 – A pair of Canadians, Brent McMahon and Melanie McQuaid, took home top honors at the inauguralXTERRA Southeast Championship on a beautiful sunny day with temperatures in the mid-90’s.
McMahon led the swim from start to finish, clocked a time of 16:27, and was the first racer out on the bike. SethWealing came out of the water about 25 seconds later, followed by Andrew Noble then Conrad Stoltz – a full minute-thir-ty behind McMahon. It turned out the top four swimmers would be the top four finishers in the same order – McMahon,Wealing, Noble, Stoltz – although there was plenty of chasing, crashing, passing, mechanicals, and all-out racing inbetween.
In the women’s race Melanie McQuaid won it on the bike – posting the fastest split at 1:13:42, despite mechanicals.Some 300 athletes from 32 states made their way to Alabama for the inaugural event.
TOP 15 PRO MENPl Name Age Hometown Final Time Purse Pts 1 Brent McMahon 25 Victoria, B.C., Canada 2:00:51 $2,500 1002 Seth Wealing 27 Boulder, Colorado 2:01:38 $2,000 903 Andrew Noble 39 Gold Coast, Australia 2:03:55 $1,500 824 Conrad Stoltz 32 Stellenbosch, South Africa 2:03:59 $1,200 755 Brian Smith 31 Gunnison, Colorado 2:05:01 $900 696 Ryan Ignatz 27 Boulder, Colorado 2:06:58 $700 637 Dominic Gillen 28 South Royalton, Vermont 2:07:22 $500 588 Justin Thomas 31 Reno, Nevada 2:08:08 $350 539 Tyler Johnson 26 Chester, Connecticut 2:11:47 $250 4910 Brian Astell 25 Hampstead, New Hampshire 2:12:17 $200 45Also receiving points: Will Kelsay ($150, 41), Jim Vance ($100, 37), Jimmy Archer (34), Mike Vine (31), Hank Campbell (28).
TOP 15 PRO WOMENPl Name Age Hometown Final Time Purse Pts1 Melanie McQuaid 32 Victoria, B.C., Canada 2:19:35 $2,500 1002 Jamie Whitmore 30 Somerset, California 2:19:57 $2,000 903 Candy Angle 36 Weymouth, Massachusetts 2:24:31 $1,500 824 Danelle Kabush 31 Canmore, Alberta, Canada 2:26: