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DirtTRI Weekend Roundup #23 – July 16-17, 2016

DirtTRI Weekend Roundup #23

Every week the DirtTRI Weekend Roundup brings you the news from the previous weekends competitive off-road multisport events from around the world.

If we missed your event, or you want to share a future event contact us HERE. This roundup includes:

  • XTERRA Beaver Creek
  • XTERRA Hammerman
  • XTERRA Sky High
  • XTERRA Dino Southern Indiana
  • Wilderman Off-Road Triathlon

XTERRA Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek Resort – Avon, CO Reigning XTERRA World Champion Josiah Middaugh defended his home turf and rookie women’s pro Julie Baker took the top step in her elite debut on an absolutely epic day in the mountains at the 8th annual XTERRA Beaver Creek Championship in Avon, Colorado this morning.

The win is Middaugh’s fourth in a row on his home course (he lives and trains just one-mile down the road) and his fourth in a row this season following victories at XTERRA Argentina, XTERRA Tahiti, and XTERRA Oak Mountain.

For Baker, who won the overall amateur XTERRA USA and World Championship titles last year, the win re-affirms her decision to go pro.  Of note, 24-year-old Tess Amer from Boulder, Colorado actually had the fastest women’s time of the day in 2:37:21, however, due to the two-minute start time difference between the pro women’s swim wave and the amateur women’s start, she crossed the finish line in 2nd.

Read the full report here.


Pos Name, NAT Time Points
1 Josiah Middaugh, USA 2:10:05 100
2 Sam Long, USA 2:10:35 90
3 Rom Akerson, CRC 2:12:20 82
4 Ben Hoffman, USA 2:13:30 75
5 Leon Griffin, USA 2:14:23 69
6 Branden Rakita, USA 2:16:37 63
7 Greg Bennett, AUS 2:18:00 58
8 Brad Zoller, USA 2:19:12 53
9 Mario de Elias, ARG 2:20:40 49
10 Brian Smith, USA 2:20:53 45
11 Thomas Spannring, USA 2:22:32 41
12 Michi Weiss, AUT 2:23:49 37
13 Patrick McKeon, USA 2:25:10 34
14 Cody Waite, USA 2:26:00 31
15 Kieran McPherson, NZL 2:26:15 28
Also: AJ Baucco, Michael Nunez, Joshua Merrick, Ian King


Pos Name, NAT Time Points
1 Julie Baker, USA 2:38:54 100
2 Suzie Snyder, USA 2:40:47 90
3 Maia Ignatz, USA 2:42:36 82
4 Katharine Carter, CAN 2:50:39 75
5 Elizabeth Gruber, USA 2:52:33 69
6 Kara LaPoint, USA 2:54:53 63
7 Debby Sullivan, USA 3:00:19 58
8 Mayalen Noriega, ESP 3:02:02 53
9 Sarah Gravves, USA 3:02:44 49
10 Caroline Colonna, USA 3:07:43 45
11 Julie Stupp, USA 3:10:17 41
12 Rebecca Blatt, USA 3:17:55 37

For full results, click here.

XTERRA Hammerman

One hundred individual competitors and about twenty relay teams competed in the 2016 Hammerman Triathlon at Kincaid Park. Will Ross won the race for the seventh time, and Megan Chelf won the women’s division.

A video posted by Will Ross (@thewillrossak) on


Photos from the race 



  1. Will Ross  01:33:04
  2. Jason Lamoreaux  01:34:10
  3. Andrew Duenow  01:44:04


  1. Megan Chelf  01:47:35
  2. Corrie Smith  02:09:52
  3. Nancy Meade-Miller  02:16:01

Click here to see more results.


DirtTRI Weekend Roundup #23 - July 16-17, 2016 XTERRA Sky High Photo: T3 Coaching
Paul Fron leaps from a giant boulder at XTERRA Sky High. Photo: T3 Coaching



  1. Daryl Weaver  01:31:56
  2. Matt Alford  01:33:38
  3. Paul Fronhofer 01:33:56.9


  1. Kelli Montgomery  01:49:31
  2. Courtney Kaup  01:51:14
  3. Amanda Bayer  01:55:31

For full results, click here.

XTERRA Dino Southern Indiana

With the option to do a kayak in place of the swim (same course, 2 laps instead of 1), XTERRA Dino Southern Indiana gave athletes options on the day. In Versailles, IN athletes were treated to a top-notch mountain bike course. The run course proved to be a true test with some steep climbs along the 5-mile loop.

DirtTRI Weekend Roundup #23 - July 16-17, 2016 XTERRA Dino Southern Indiana

“These things always seem like a good idea until it’s o’dark thirty and I have get in cold water.” — Lauren Nethery



  1. Chris Scott  02:00:12
  2. Dalton Duggemos  02:06:03
  3. Gabriel Piriz  02:07:45


  1. Mimi Stockton  02:15:19
  2. Kristen Wade  02:28:43
  3. Chrissy Halioris  02:34:35

For full results, click here.

Wilderman Off-Road Triathlon

In the northern town of Walhalla, North Dakota, just a few miles from the US/Canadian border, one of few off-road iron distance races around took place on July 16/17. The field was very small (<50 competitors total), but the day was epic.

“This race was by far the hardest thing I have ever done. I love ironman races because of the challenge and the people that do them. I love the crowds, the energy, and the strategy. This off-road ironman had very few people, but quality supersedes quantity.”

DirtTRI Weekend Roundup #23 - July 16-17, 2016 Wilderman Off-Road Triathlon Photo: Wes Peck
One of the few Iron-distance off-road triathlons out there. Photo: Wes Peck

DirtTRI Weekend Roundup #23 - July 16-17, 2016 Wilderman Off-Road Triathlon Photo: @ENDracing

You can check out the Twitter feed of the event here.




Will Kelsay

Will Kelsay is one of the top cross triathletes in the world with a 10 year career spanning 5 continents competing in more than 18 countries. He has 20 career wins and more than 70 top 5 finishes. Anyone who has met him knows his passion for the sport is only overshadowed by his huge smile & his appetite for fun.

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