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ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
ELITE DUATHLETES OF THE YEAR
Dan Hedgecock
ST. PAUL, MINN.


2014 Highlights: Three-time Elite Duathlete of the Year winner; Gear West Duathlon champion; finished third at Apple Duathlon and fourth at Oakdale Duathlon.


“The duathlon community is full of really great individuals and great athletes. I’m honored to be a part of it and look forward to more!”


 


Ruth Brennan Morrey
ROCHESTER, MINN.


2014 Highlights: Two-time Duathlete of the Year winner; set new course records with her victories at the Gear West Duathlon and Apple Duathlon.


“Thank you, USA Triathlon, for the honor! Highlights were 32nd Apple Duathlon course record, [IRONMAN 70.3] Kansas win and second in IRONMAN Chattanooga debut. It was an unbelievable year made possible by my faith, family and Physfarm.”


 


 


UNDER-23 ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
Ben Kanute
GENEVA, ILL.


2014 Highlights: Placed second at Tongyeong World Cup and Sarasota PATCO Pan American Cup; fourth among U23 finishers at PATCO Championships and sixth at ITU U23 Worlds.


“It is a great honor to be named USA Triathlon’s U23 Athlete of the Year in such a competitive category. I look forward to a challenging and exciting year in 2015.”


 


Erin Jones
HOOD RIVER, ORE.


2014 Highlights: Finished third at ITU U23 World Championships; fourth at U23 PATCO Championships; and third at the Bridgetown PATCO Sprint Triathlon Pan American Cup.


“Receiving this award two years in a row is incredibly humbling! Thank you, USA Triathlon, for your ongoing support and my coaches, teammates, friends and family who helped me achieve success in 2014.”


 


 


ROOKIES OF THE YEAR


Justin Metzler
IOWA CITY, IOWA


2014 Highlights: Placed fourth overall at the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships; top five among elite triathletes at four events, including IRONMAN 70.3 Steelhead and 70.3 Augusta.


“It is a true honor to be selected as the USA Triathlon Rookie of the Year. It feels incredible to have my consistent performances and dedication to 70.3 distance racing recognized.”


 


Kirsten Kasper
NORTH ANDOVER, MASS.


2014 Highlights: Collegiate Recruitment Program athlete who made elite debut with a fourth-place finish at ITU U23 Worlds; placed eighth at Tongyeong World Cup.


“I am grateful and beyond excited to be recognized as Rookie of the Year! This journey as a triathlete has been an amazing experience, and I’m excited to see what the future holds.”


 


 


JUNIOR DRAFT-LEGAL ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
Stephanie Jenks
AURORA, IOWA


2014 Highlights: Silver medalist at the Youth Olympic Games; finished first at YOG qualifier and PATCO North American Junior Championships; No. 1-ranked junior elite female.


“I am honored to have earned Junior Athlete of the Year. I couldn’t have done so without my supporters, my parents and especially my sister, Jennifer, who constantly pushes me to be my best.”


 


Brent Demarest
CHARLESTON, S.C.


2014 Highlights: Won the 2014 USA Triathlon Junior Elite National Championships and the Flatland Junior Elite Cup; top U.S. finisher at the PATCO North American Junior Championships, finishing fifth overall.


“Excited and honored to be recognized among such great competitors! The support from my family, coaches and USA Triathlon made it possible for me. Thank you.”


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