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Triathlon WA Annual Awards

  • Triathlon WA
  • 06 May 2020
  • Posted 7 months ago

This year, unfortunately we were not able to host the Annual Awards function, as we have in past years. In place of this, all award winners were announced via our social media channels at our “Virtual” Annual Awards event on Wednesday 6 May 2020.

Whilst we were extremely disappointed for our members, corporate partners, clubs and officials that we could not host our Annual Awards in person, we understand that in the current climate, the health and safety of our community is the priority. Regardless, we were delighted to host so many of our members online and to join with them in reflecting on the extraordinary season that 2019/20 has provided.

The evening commenced with the presentation of the Junior Triathlete of the Year Awards. These awards were presented to the athletes who had accumulated the most points in the JTOTY races throughout the season. This year, 3 of the 4 races were able to be completed with many athletes completing all of the possible 3. Congratulations to the 12-13 years winners, Ivan Nagel (EFS) and Erin Driscoll, the 14-15 years winners, James Kjellgren-Lewis (Fremantle) and Indie Arbuckle (XTR), and the 16-19 years winners, Ronan Hays (Mandurah) and Victoria Fourie (XTR).

This year’s Development Program Athlete of the Year was awarded to Adam White (Exceed), who’s exceptional season saw him finish ranked as the top male junior athlete in the country after a fourth place at Runaway Bay and a second place at Devonport. White was also an integral part of the WA mixed relay team that claimed top spot in Devonport.

Not to be outdone by his athlete, this year’s Coach of the Year was awarded to Stuart Durham (Fremantle). As well as coaching Adam to his outstanding results this year, Stu was also coach to 3 of the 4 athletes that made up WA’s winning mixed relay team in Devonport. In what was a short season, Stuart’s athletes had many successes as a results of his efforts, which are recognised by this award.

We then recognised the clubs which had taken out this year’s top honors. The Champion Club is awarded to the club whose members accumulate the most points in the Triathlete of the Year Series. The Club Event Series Trophy goes to the club who accumulated the most points per member in the Club Event Series. This year the Triathlon WA Champion Club was North Coast Triathlon Club, and the Club Event Series Trophy went to Exceed Triathlon Club.

We recognised and thanked two Technical Officials for their longstanding service to the sport, Virginia Entriken (5 years) and Sue Scott (10 years), both of North Coast. We also welcomed a new inductee to the Triathlon WA Life Membership, Justine Bolton (Stadium). Justine has served as Triathlon WA’s Treasurer for two years and President for four years. She has also served as a Committee Member at the Stadium Tri Club for 4 years and has been a Technical Official since 2009. It is this outstanding dedication and service to the sport that has earned Justine a Life Membership.

This year’s Service to Sport Award was presented to Brian Kempson (EFS), who is no stranger to these awards having won the RAC Service to Sport award in 2019, and being again nominated for the same in 2020. Brian was presented this award in recognition of over 20 years service to the sport triathlon in many forms, including the establishment and fostering of new programs and initiatives in partnership with his club’s local recreation centre and his tireless efforts in the space of junior development.

The Chris Hewitt Memorial Award was presented to Ross Robertson (Oceanic) whose contributions during the 2019/20 season, such as the introduction of unique racing opportunities through the Shoreline Swim Run series, the running of come and try training sessions in conjunction with Triathlon WA and work with Oceanic Triathlon Club as club coach and race director for the Olympic Distance Tri, have created opportunities for new and established athletes to train and compete.

The Individual Performance of the Year were awarded to Matt Burton (Oceanic) and Sally Pilbeam (BYL and North Coast). Burton’s award recognised his outstanding result at the 2019 Ironman WA where he placed second and became the first ever Western Australian athlete to complete an Ironman in less than 8 hours. Pilbeam’s award recognised a season full of exceptional results, including fourth place at the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Lausanne, second place at the Bayoles ITU Paratriathlon World Cup, third place at the Devonport ITU World Paratriathlon Series and the top spot at the Newcastle OUT Paratriathlon Oceania Championships.

Our Senior Triathlete of the Year Age Group results were as follows:

20-24 years

For the female 20-24 category it was a battle of the regions with Megan Shine from Bunbury Tri Club taking first place ahead of Sarah Nisbet from Albany and Kira Devereux from Mandurah.

Alex Black from North Coast Tri Club took the win narrowly from Adrian Clark (Mandurah Tri Club) and Josh Wood (Rockingham Tri Club).

25-29 years

Rebecca Kierath (Exceed) showed consistency over the season with two second places, securing the overall win from Laura Tafuro (Stadium) and Channa Marsh (UWA).

A tight battle in the men’s 25-29 saw Michael Cooper (EFS) take first place. Daniel Davey (North Coast) crowned second through a count back with Alex Barron (Armadale)

30-34 years

Clodagh Glynn (Stadium) showed her dominance in her return to racing in WA taking home two State Championships. Tapping on her heels during the season was Michelle Carranza (Fremantle) and Duathlon State Champion Kate Collins Smyth (Stadium)

The ever-speedy Dale Zabiela (Bunbury) got off to a flying start taking the State Duathlon Championship title. Patrick Apps (Albany) showed his consistency throughout the year and tied on points with Zabiela but awarded second place in the count back. Kieran Birch and Claude Morris (Stadium) could not be split, both taking a State Title, and finishing off the TOTY season in join third place.

35-39 years

Emma Moon (Perth Hills) had a fantastic season taking three State titles and a second. Rosie Farrell (Exceed) took the sprint title from Emma, to claim 2nd overall and Morgan Marsh (North Coast) rounded out the podium in 3rd place.

James Martin (Bunbury) finished his season with the Standard Distance and Aquathlon State title, securing his win for TOTY. Rob Pouw (NCTC) took home the State Duathlon title holding our Shayne Dimmer (Rockingham) who finished the season in third place overall.

40-44 years

Jodie Wood (Fremantle) charged ahead in the 40-44 category with a Duathlon and Standard Distance State Title, securing her first place overall. Eve O’hare (XTR) and Petra Jerejian (North Coast) secured the remaining State titles leaving them joint in second place for the season.

Brad Frost (Fremantle) lead from start to finish of the TOTY season to stamp his name in first place. Mark Oakshott finished overall in second to hold off Greg Manning (Rockingham), who pick up the State Aquathlon title and third place for the season.

45-49 years

Jeny Sullivan (Mandurah) took the win in the first three races of the season, giving her the clear space over Angela Arbuckle (XTR) in second. Emma Leonard (Exceed) rounded out third place for the season.

The ever-consistent Bart Hollemans (Oceanic) dominated the men’s 45-49 with two state titles and a second place. Craig Appleby took the State Aquathlon Champs title to secure his second place ahead of Mat Myers (BYL).

50-54 years

Tight competition in this age group saw Lisa Hitchcock (North Coast) finish the season with two state titles and a second place.  Pip Laufmann (Stadium) narrowly took second place from Sue Scott (North Coast), in what was an exciting battle throughout all races.

The men’s field saw a battle between two teammates in Matt Mckay and Russell Harris from Mandurah. Mckay secured his first place with two State Titles. A tie for third place was taken out by Michael Glazbrook (Rockingham) and Ross Pedlow (Exceed)

55-59 years

This age group never disappoints in competition! Carrie Anderson (Stadium) showed her strengths across the disciplines taking home the TOTY Crown for another year. Runner up Fiona Longden (North Coast) finished up just ahead of Sherry Coons-Meuller (Fremantle)

Regional clubs were well represented in the mens field with Andrew Johns (Bunbury) narrowly taking out first place ahead of Chris Gibbons (Busselton). A familiar name on the TOTY podium, Darryl Harris (Mandurah) finished off the season with the State Aquathlon title and third place overall.

60-64 years

Robyn Scott (North Coast) showed her class and experience in the sport of Triathlon with another TOTY title to add to her collection. Mary Morgan (Bunbury) and Julie Kelly (North Coast)

 The battle that we see each year in this category did not disappoint for 2019/20. Barry Silverlock (North Coast) took the overall win ahead of Mark Batten (Rockingham/EFS) and fellow club member Alan Hartley (North Coast).

65-69 years

The ever-consistent Sandy Tindale finished the season with two State titles taking out the win over Elizabeth Neville (Fremantle) in second and Jenny Owen (EFS).

David Whiteley (Mandurah) takes home another TOTY podium, being crowned first place for the season. Chris Kiley and Trevor Neaves both from Bunbury take home second and third, respectively.

70-74 years

Jenni Berg (Stadium) is not only the State Duathlon Champion for this season but takes home the TOTY winner.

Stephen Brown and Rob Mcloughlan (Bunubry) both pulled on the running shoes for the Duathlon Championships which saw the results for the TOTY season respectively.

75-79 years

Ronald Richards (EFS) took home the State Standard Distance title and the TOTY award for the season.

Paratriathletes

Nige Young (Perth) and Dennis Devereaux (Bunbury) both took home a State Title each and tied as join winners of the TOTY award.

Open

Our Open Triathlete of the Year awards were claimed by two young guns this year, with Nick Thompson (UWA) taking home the honors for the males and Madison Toovey (North Coast) topping the field for the females. Thompson edged out the very consistent Ryan Bailie (Bunbury) and Guy Crawford (Fremantle), who’s performances had improved all season. Consistency was a common feature in the women’s field, where Toovey finished ahead of Felicity Sheedy-Ryan (UWA) and Brooke McCoy (Fremantle).

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to all members who contributed to the exciting season. We do hope to be back racing very soon and hope to see you all on a course in the near future.


Junior ToTY Winners

Place

Male

Female

12-13 Years

First Place

Ivan Nagel

Erin Driscoll

EFS Triathlon Club

Second Place

Will Cramsie

Bridie Crew

North Coast Triathlon Club

North Coast Triathlon Club

Third Place

Jacob Palmer

Billie Mincham

Break Your Limits Triathlon Club

Fremantle Triathlon Club

14-15 Years

First Place

James Kjellgren-Lewis

Indie Arbuckle

Fremantle Triathlon Club

Team XTR Triathlon Club

Second Place

Joshua Neervoort

Dianna Broadhurst

Break Your Limits Triathlon Club

North Coast Triathlon Club

Third Place

Daniel Stewart

Eva Czislowski

City Triathlon Club

Break Your Limits Triathlon Club

16-19 Years

First Place

Ronan Hays

Victoria Fourie

Mandurah Triathlon Club

Team XTR Triathlon Club

Second Place

David Smith

Joely Patterson

UWA Triathlon Club

EFS Triathlon Club

Third Place

Reece Margach

Abbie Crew

North Coast Triathlon Club

North Coast Triathlon Club

Senior ToTY Winners

Place

Male

Female

Open

First Place

Nick Thompson

Madison Toovey

UWA Triathlon Club

North Coast Triathlon Club

Second Place

Guy Crawford

Felicity Sheedy-Ryan

Fremantle Triathlon Club

UWA Triathlon Club

Third Place

Ryan Bailie

Brooke McCoy

Bunbury Triathlon Club

Fremantle Triathlon Club

20-24 Years

First Place

Alex Black

Megan Shine

North Coast Triathlon Club

Bunbury Triathlon Club

Second Place

Aidan Clark

Sarah Nisbet

Mandurah Triathlon Club

Albany Triathlon Club

Third Place

Josh Wood

Kira Devereux

Rockingham Triathlon Club

Mandurah Triathlon Club

25-29 Years

First Place

Michael Cooper

Rebecca Kierath

EFS Triathlon Club

Exceed Triathlon Club

Second Place

Daniel Davey

Laura Tafuro

North Coast Triathlon Club

Stadium Triathlon Club

Third Place

Alex Barron

Channa Marsh

Armadale Triathlon Club

Rockingham Triathlon Club

UWA Triathlon Club

30-34 Years

First Place

Dale Zabiela

Clodagh Glynn

Bunbury Triathlon Club

Stadium Triathlon Club

Second Place

Patrick Apps

Michelle Carranza

Albany Triathlon Club

Fremantle Triathlon Club

Joint Third Place

Kieran Birch

Kate Collins Smyth

Stadium Triathlon Club

Claude Morris

Stadium Triathlon Club

35-39 Years

First Place

James Martin

Emma Moon

Bunbury Triathlon Club

Perth Hills Triathlon Club

Second Place

Rob Pouw

Rosemary Farrell

North Coast Triathlon Club

Exceed Triathlon Club

Third Place

Shayne Dimmer

Morgan Marsh

Rockingham Triathlon Club

North Coast Triathlon Club

40-44 Years

First Place

Brad Frost

Jodie Wood

Fremantle Triathlon Club

Fremantle Triathlon Club

Second Place

Mark Oakshott

Eve O’Hare

Team XTR Triathlon Club

Third Place

Greg Manning

Petra Jerejian

Rockingham Triathlon Club

North Coast Triathlon Club

45-49 Years

First Place

Bart Hollemans

Jenny Sullivan

Oceanic Triathlon Club

Mandurah Triathlon Club

Second Place

Craig Appleby

Angela Arbuckle

North Coast Triathlon Club

Team XTR Triathlon Club

Third Place

Mat Myers

Emma Leonard

Break Your Limits Triathlon Club

Exceed Triathlon Club

50-54 Years

First Place

Matt Mckay

Lisa Hitchcock

Mandurah Triathlon Club

North Coast Triathlon Club

Second Place

Russell Harris

Pip Laufmann

Mandurah Triathlon Club

Stadium Triathlon Club

Joint Third Place

Michael Glazbrook

Sue Scott

Rockingham Triathlon Club

North Coast Triathlon Club

Ross Pedlow

Exceed Triathlon Club

55-59 Years

First Place

Andrew Johns

Caroline Anderson

Bunbury Triathlon Club

Stadium Triathlon Club

Second Place

Chris Gibbons

Fiona Longden

Busselton Triathlon Club

North Coast Triathlon Club

Third Place

Darryl Harris

Sherry Coons-Mueller

Rockingham Triathlon Club

Fremantle Triathlon Club

60-64 Years

First Place

Barry Silverlock

Robyn Scott

North Coast Triathlon Club

North Coast Triathlon Club

Second Place

Mark Batten

Mary Morgan

EFS Triathlon Club

Rockingham Triathlon Club

Bunbury Triathlon Club

Third Place

Alan Hartley

Julie Kelly

North Coast Triathlon Club

North Coast Triathlon Club

65-69 Years

First Place

David Whiteley

Sandy Tindale

Mandurah Triathlon Club

North Coast Triathlon Club

Second Place

Chris Kiley

Elizabeth Neville

Bunbury Triathlon Club

Fremantle Triathlon Club

Third Place

Trevor Neaves

Jenny Owen

Bunbury Triathlon Club

EFS Triathlon Club

70-74 Years

First Place

Stephen Brown

Jenni Berg

Stadium Triathlon Club

Second Place

Robert Mcloughlan

N/A

Bunbury Triathlon Club

75-79 Years

First Place

Ronald Richards

N/A

EFS Triathlon Club

Paratriathletes

First Place

Nige Young

N/A

Perth Triathlon Club

First Place

Dennis Devereaux

N/A

Bunbury Triathlon Club

Sport Awards Winners

Coach of the Year

Stuart Durham

Fremantle Triathlon Club

Development Program Athlete of the Year

Adam White

Exceed Triathlon Club

Individual Performance of the Year - Female

Sally Pilbeam

Break Your Limits Triathlon Club

North Coast Triathlon Club

Individual Performance of the Year – Male

Matt Burton

Oceanic Triathlon Club

Champion Club

North Coast Triathlon Club

Club Event Series Trophy

Exceed Triathlon Club

Service to Sport Award

Brian Kempson

EFS Triathlon Club

Chris Hewitt Memorial Award

Ross Robertson

Oceanic Triathlon Club

Life Membership Inductee

Justine Bolton

Stadium Triathlon Club

Technical Official Recognition of Service

10 Years

Sue Scott

North Coast Triathlon Club

5 Years

Virginia Entriken

North Coast Triathlon Club



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