Florida had 14 athletes racing in the draft legal Youth & Junior Elite fields and over 50 athletes representing 9 different youth teams in the non draft Youth Championship fields .
The future of multisport is very bright here in Florida and special recognition should go out to the following athletes who got top 10 in the Youth/ Junior Elite races:
Ricardo Reyes 2nd Youth Elite
Luis Ortiz 6th Youth Elite
Sam Geiman 5th Junior Elite
Youth athletes who earned the NATIONAL CHAMPION title:
Jack Diemar(8), Lawson McLeod(10), Nicolas Raffinengo(11)
In addition to the individual athlete awards, USAT Youth and Junior Nationals also recognizes the top three teams in the nation in the Junior Development and Youth Team categories. The Florida based Triton Elite Multisport High Performance Team and the Triton Elite Multisport Youth Team both earned 3rd place podium honors.
On Saturday August 23rd the Talent ID Series (TIDS) Finale and the USAT FL Junior Regional Championship was held at the Courage to Tri triathlon in Clearwater Florida.
The top junior athletes 16-19 earned the Junior Regional Champion crown. This year’s Junior Regional Champions are San Geiman who alsoe placed 2nd Overall and Ciara Hopkins who place 3rd Overall female.
In the TIDS, the winner and podium was determined by the top 3 scores from 6 Talent ID races.
Congratulations to following athletes who earned their spot on the Talent ID Series podium: