June 22, 2003
NATIONAL DUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS
(10k run/40k bike/5k run)
Four Wisconsinites Medal - Two Win Gold!
New Berlin's LAUREN JENSEN was the top American female finisher! Jensen, 36, placed fourth overall in the women's international race, and was crowned 2003 USA Duathlon Professional Women's Champion by virtue of her being the top American finisher. Jensen, also a pro triathlete who competed in the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials, completed Sunday's Duathlon event north of Atlanta in 2 hours 13 minutes, 23 seconds (2:13:23). Top state male pro finisher was Michael Boehmer, 24, from Delafield, seventh in the men's elite race in 2:00:43.
Milwaukee's KERRY MAYER won his FOURTH consecutive age-group amateur National Championship gold medal on the same course, taking top honors in the men's age 55-59 race, in 2:08:49.
Two others from the state also reached the podium this year: JIM PINGEL, Milwaukee, men's age 35-39 silver medalist, with a time of 1:55:37; and DAN RINDFLEISCH, Madison, men's age 45-49 bronze medalist, in 2:05:45.
The remaining three state competitors all finished in the top ten of their division at Nationals on Sunday: BARRY CLARK, LaCrosse, 5th, men 55-59 (2:15:11); RENNE RICHARDS, Oshkosh, 6th, women 30-34 (2:20:45); JUSTIN HENKEL, Sheboygan (overall winner of May's Madison Marathon), 10th in the men's National pro race, in 2:08:30.
All of the above qualify for the WORLD DUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS, to be held August 30-31, in AFFOLTERN, SWITZERLAND.
Two Cottage Grove athletes will also make up the Team Wisconsin contingent at the world event: HERB THOMPSON, men's 45-49, and PAUL STICH, men's age 50-54, qualified at a regional race in Minnesota last month.
November 11, 2002
WORLD TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS,
(1500m swim/ 40k bike/ 10k run)
Official results at www.triathlon.org
Wisconsin medalists, all GOLD!:
Michael Boehmer, Delafield, 1st, men 20-24, 1 hour 57 minutes, 1 second (1:57:01 - fastest amateur time!)
Jim Bruskewitz, Madison, 1st, men 50-54, 2:05:43
Paula Larsen, Horicon, 1st, women 55-59, 2:32:14
Other Wisconsin finishers:
Herb Thompson, Cotttage Grove, 6th, men 45-49, 2:11:46
Linda Gourley, Madison, 14th, women 55-59, 2:57:12
William Perloff, Bailey's Harbor, 22nd, men 65-69, 3:19:33
Carrie Tindol, Madison, 51st, women 20-24, 2:40:33
Bruskewitz and Larsen are also 2002 USA Triathlon and Duathlon national champions; additionally, both medalled last month at the World Duathlon Championships. Congrats!!
Read more below.......
October 20, 2002
(from RINO Communications: www.RINOCOM.com)
WORLD DUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS
Alpharetta, Georgia, 10k run/ 40k bike/ 5k run
(Official results at www.WorldDu2002.com)
Ed Hickey, Madison, silver medal, Men 30-34, 1:59:29
Jim Bruskewitz, Madison, silver medal, M50-54, 2:03:42
Kerry Mayer, Milwaukee, silver medal, M55-59, 2:12:10
Erin Duncan, Kenosha, bronze, W20-24, 2:30:22
Paula Larsen, Horicon, bronze, W55-59, 2:35:01
Other state finishers:
Erin Kees, Madison, 5th, M25-29, 2:00:16
Jim Pingel, Milwaukee, 5th, M30-34, 2:01:59
Dan Rindfleisch, Madison, 6th, M45-49, 2:05:38
Herb Thompson, Cottage Grove, 11th, M45-49, 2:08:07
Renee Richards, Oshkosh, 15th, W25-29, 2:30:20
Lauren Jensen, Milwaukee, 16th, Women-PRO, 2:08:08
Sheila Power, Madison, (competing on Team Ireland),
19th, W40-44, 2:32:06
Marty Netzel, Oshkosh, 22nd, M35-39, 2:07:33
Frances Monroe-Jennings, Beaver Dam,
27th, W45-49, 3:35:07
Justin Henkel, Sheboygan, M-PRO, DNF (hamstring)
Congrats, TEAM WISCONSIN!!!
September 15, 2002
See www.IRONMANwisconsin.com for results of
AUGUST 19, 2002
(from RINO Communications, www.RINOCOM.com)
Madison's Dan Rindfleisch was the second Team USA finisher Sunday at the Powerman World Long Distance Duathlon age group Championship, in Weyer, Austria. He finished the 14 kilometer run/ 76k bike/ 7k run course in central Austria in a time of 3 hours, 40 minutes, 36 seconds (3:40:36), while placing sixth in the men's 45-49 age group. Madison's Sheila Power, competing for Team Ireland, also placed sixth in her division, women 40-44, finishing in 4:37:02. Additionally, the Team USA Medical staff was led by Dr. Deanne Eccles of Stoughton. (Kenosha's Erin Duncan was the only Wisconsin Team USA medalist, placing 2nd in the women's 20-24 division in 4:29:40. Hartford's Heather Gollnick took fifth in the women's professional division in 3:44:42, while Sheboygan's Justin Henkel placed 24th in the men's pro race, in 3:24:19. The state's other entrant, Sally Schumacher, of Waukesha, in the 40-44 division, did not finish due to a hamstring injury). Flooding in central Europe kept the roads wet all week; race day left a sunny sky with a start temp of 87, but heavy rains occurred just after the start, leaving the remainder of the event with wet and muddy road surfaces. (Results at www.Powerman.at or www.Duathlon.com).
Next up for Rindfleisch, Power, and Gollnick is the IRONMAN Wisconsin Triathlon (2.4 mile swim/112 mile bike/ 26.2 mile run: www.IronmanWisconsin.com), on September 15, in Madison. The same three will also be competing with Team USA at the World Short Distance Duathlon Championships (10k run/ 40k bike/5k run: www.DannonDuathlon.com) in Alpharetta (Atlanta), Georgia, on October 19.
If you wish to contact www.WisconsinMultisport.com, please scroll down to the very bottom of this page for email option, and other links. Also email or go to www.RINOCOM.com for info on receiving your World Duathlon/Austria event Hat and Shirt. They're still available! GO, USA!!
JULY 15, 2002
A number of Madison multisport competitors placed high in the awards categories in competition around the nation Sunday.
At the National Duathlon Short Distance Duathlon Championships in Carlsbad (San Diego), California, Jim Bruskewitz, 50, of Madison, placed first in the men's 50-54 age group, finishing the 10 kilometer run/ 40k bike/ 5k run, in two hours, five minutes, and ten seconds (2:05:10). It was Bruskewitz's first national duathlon crown. Also placing on the podium were Madison's Ed Hickey, 34, second male 30-34, in 1:57:36, and Dan Rindfleisch, 47, defending/two-time national champion, who placed third in the men's 45-49 age group, in 2:04:29. Others from the area placing in the top ten, were Cottage Grove's Herb Thompson, fifth male 45-49, in 2:07:19, and Madison's Sheila Power, 43, ninth female 40-44, in 2:33:39. (Milwaukee's Kerry Mayer won his third consecutive age group championship, this year in the 55-59 group, while Horicon's Paula Larsen was this year's female 55-59 champion). All of the above qualify for the World Short Distance Duathlon Championships, to be held in Alpharetta (Atlanta), Georgia on October 19. (Race results and world preview at www.DannonDuathlon.com).
Rindfleisch and Power also qualified at races earlier this year, in order to compete in the World Long Distance Duathlon Championship, in Weyer, Austria on August 18. This event consists of a 14k run/ 76k bike/ 7k run format. Rindfleisch will be competing for Team USA, while dual citizen Power will wear the colors of Team Ireland.
Bruskewitz is a former National and World Triathlon Champion, and will next be competing, along with Thompson, at the National Triathlon Championships, August 31 in Coeur d"Alene, Idaho.
At the National Long Distance Triathlon Championship (www.MuncieEndurathon.com), held Sunday in Muncie, Indiana, Madison's Mark Harms placed third overall in the men's open division, finishing the Half-Ironman distance of a 1.2 mile swim/56 mile bike/ 13.1 mile run in 4:19:20. Joe Kurian of Madison took seventh overall in 4:22:55, while Tim Valley placed 2nd in the men's age 30-34, and 18th overall, in 4:26:47. Lindsay Chamberlain of Madison placed seventh overall in the women's open division, in 5:13:31. (Overall winners were Waukesha's Terry Labinski for the men, and Hartford's Heather Gollnick on the women's side.)
Harms, Kurian, Valley, Chamberlain, Labinski, and Gollnick, along with Rindfleisch, Power, and Thompson, are all scheduled to compete in the inaugural Wisconsin IRONMAN Triathlon (www.IronmanWisconsin.com) September 15, in Madison.
END OF 2001 news
Monday, October 15, 2001
Yes, I'm finally recovered after my trip to Europe last month (sadly, I heard the tragic USA news after finishing a sunny, relaxing bike ride in Germany September 11, while driving from Holland to Italy). Go the www.RinoWorld.com for results of the Wisconsin finishers at the World Duathlon Championships (long course in Venray, Holland Sept. 9, short course in Rimini, Italy Sept. 14-16); several cheesehead medalists!
In news from the past week:
>>>#1)Congrats to "Wild" BILL WILKEY, Madison's top finisher and silver medalist in the men's 45-49 age group yesterday at the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon (www.badgerlandstriders.org). Bill's time was 2:52:09. >>>#2) Results from Sunday, Oct 7: How about Madison's 2000 Olympic Marathoner ROD DEHAVEN, and his 2:11:40 PR, and sixth place overall finish at the Chicago Marathon!! And top American finisher!
On the same day, Madison's JOHN MARQUARDT finished 11th in the men's 45-49 at the Twin Cities Marathon, in 3:11. Also on the same day, Madison's JOE KURIAN took the top overall award at the Whitewater Duathlon (5k run/21k bike), in 48:33. Madison's "IRONMAN" DINO LUCAS out-kicked (out-rode?) the RINOMAN for top Master's finish in 53:11, while AMY SANBORN was top local female, taking second in the women's 35-39 in 60:31. More news coming soon; let me know if you have any updates (go to www.RINOCOM.com and leave me an email).
Monday, September 3, 2001
>>>>#1) Go to www.RinoWorld.com for news of THREE Wisconsin men competing this Sunday, September 9, at the WORLD LONG COURSE DUATHLON (15 Kilometer run/60K bike/7.5K run) CHAMPIONSHIP in VENRAY, the NETHERLANDS. And the next weekend, September 14-16, FOUR Wisconsin Men will go for Gold at the WORLD SHORT COURSE (10K run/40K bike/5K run) DUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS, in RIMINI, ITALY. What are the names of these 7 (actually 5) Wisconsin-ites competing at World DU's??
>>>>>#2) Congrats to Paula Larsen of Horicon, on winning another individual title at the National Triathlon Championships (Olympic distance of 1.5K Swim/40K bike/10Krun) in Idaho this past weekend. Her time of 2:38:55 led the women age 55-59. Finishing runner-up in the men's 45-49 (can you believe he turns 50 in a few months??) was Madison's own Gentleman Jim Bruskewitz, a past multiple-time national champion, in 2:07:32. Both Paula and Jim automatically qualify for the 2002 World Triathlon Championships in Cancun, Mexico. And placing ninth in the men's 45-49 race was Cottage Grove's favorite son, "Born-to-be-Wild" Herb Thompson, in 2:11:17. Mr. Herb still has a chance to make Team USA for next year's World TRI's. (And could he be one of the "Fabulous Five" from Wisconsin competing in Europe in the World Duathlons this month?) Read more about the three previously mentioned cheeseheads farther down this page, as they all had excellent efforts at this past summer's World Triathlon event in Edmonton! Other state triathletes competing in this year's Nationals, with another chance to qualify next June in Lake Placid, were Paul Marcou, Rick Rilling, Shawn deBoer, and Miss Kelly Delaney. Sorry if I missed anyone!! On, Wisconsin!!
>>>#3) REMEMBER, more Wisconsin Multisport News on the link "way down below" (keep scrolling downward, or type in: www.RinoWorld.com. Also link to my performance resume' site at (www.Dan Rindfleisch.com) or the home site (www.RINOCOM.com). Also read directly below for August's World Triathlon Championship state results. And enjoy www.RinoWorld.com.
July 27, 2001 >>> THE OFFICIAL RESULTS OF ALL WISCONSIN COMPETITORS AT THE WORLD TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS IN EDMONTON ARE LISTED BELOW. ALSO GO TO www.triedmonton2001.com (the event's official website) FOR COMPLETE SWIM/BIKE/RUN TIME SPLITS and BEAUTIFUL FINISHING PHOTOS!!
(Sorry for the delay. NATIONAL DUATHLON and WORLD TRIATHLON six days apart has left this nearly 47 year old body exhausted, but let the RINO Communications continue!)
Below is the pre-race newsbite, followed by the names with final times and places of your FAVORITE Wisconsin TRIATHLETES!!
Read ON......and don't forget to note the SPECIAL OFFER near the bottom of this page above the large GO USA! GO WISCONSIN! ......................
16 Wisconsin Triathletes, including 6 from Madison, are members of TeamUSA set to invade Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for the 2001 World Triathlon (1500 meter swim/40 kilometer bike/10k run) Championships July 21!
Additionally, one of Team USA's Medical Staff resides in Wisconsin, and there's a dual Irish-American Madisonian competing for Team Ireland!! In all, 18 Cheeseheads are travelling "up north", to go up against the world's best TRIATHLETES!!!