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2015-2016 Season Wrap Up

posted Apr 30, 2016, 1:48 PM by Oredigger Classic   [ updated May 1, 2016, 9:00 AM ]
So this whole news thing has to start somewhere, so we're going to start it up at the end of this year's collegiate season. For the first time in the history of ever, CSM sent a full men's team and 2 women to the Collegiate National Championships in Clemson, SC. That's right, 7 whole people represented the club at nationals. And as would be expected, they did damn well. For the combined male and female team scores, we placed 41st out of 132 schools from across the country! And, we managed that without having anybody in either draft legal race, and with only 2 women to score points. In the men's only competition, we came in 21st overall, and with half a team of women, we still pulled off 69th! hah 69... Results can be found over on the race results page. All in all, not at all shabby for our first year as an official club sport, and we'll be looking to build on that in the years to come. Watch out Boulder.
The collegiate season being over doesn't necessarily mark the end of the tri season, though. For many of our members, it's barely the beginning. Here's where you can watch out for CSM trihards this summer:
Nick Klonne will be taking a trip or two back to his home state of Minnesota to go crush it back at sea level in some Olympic and Sprint distance racing, then hopefully will do well at USAT Age Group Nattys in Omaha in August, and then is looking to cap the season off with a performance at Harvest Moon Half in September.
KC Kent has been pretty lame and spending a lot of time on the bike without swimming before or running after. However, she's been doing quite well in cycling races and is looking to carry that momentum into the summer. Then, in September she's heading over to Australia for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships where she plans on crushing it. No big deal...
Steve Dahlke is taking some time away from the great state of Minnesota as well, and plans on racing a bunch up in Boulder. Tri Boulder, Boulder Sunset, and the new and improved Harvest Moon, to be specific.
Jeffrey Nichols is heading is leaving the US to do some racing in the country of Texas, where he's going to smash the Texas Man X-50. Later in the fall, he'll return to CO and go head to head with Steve and Nick at Harvest Moon.
David Herman is also going to try his hand at sea-level races, with plans to head out to New York and race a HITS Series Olympic distance race in July.
Elisa Vincentelli Brons will be staying local to crush the Unbroken 10k in Denver.
Keep an eye on this page, and hopefully we can keep you updated with photos and results of our fabulous members!