Muscle Milk Race to Kona Winner Announced

August 4, 2012

From Press Release –

AA Sports and Muscle Milk® are proud to announce the winner of this year’s inaugural Muscle Milk® Race to Kona contest. Sherrie Austin of Portland, OR is this year’s winner and will receive the following:

  • Five (5) night stay for two at The Royal Kona Resort (October 9 – 14, 2012 )
  • Two (2) Round Trip Airline Tickets (Must depart and return to Portland International Airport)
  • Assorted Muscle Milk and industry gear pack

Congratulations to Sherrie and a warm thank you to all of the participants of the AA Sports events this year included in the Muscle Milk® Race to Kona.

To check out a video of the prize drawing held at the My First Tri event in Portland on Saturday, August 4 head to the AA Sports YouTube page.

For more information about the contest, and for details about next year’s Muscle Milk Race to Kona, visit

Top Northwest Athletes Capture Regional Triathlon Titles

July 16, 2012

From Press Release –

The 2012 Pacific Crest Sports Weekend Sports Festival was held June 22-24, in Sunriver, OR. Despite the unseasonable weather, athletes came out in droves from across the country to participate in the 16th annual event. Among the events was the Pacific Crest Long Course Triathlon, which served as the 2012 TRI NorthWest Long Course Championship.

Eugene’s Mackenzie Madison returned to Pacific Crest this year to defend her long course title bringing her streak to four straight wins at the event. Photo:

Keeping safety a priority, race organizers were forced to shorten the bike route on the Long Course Triathlon due to snow on Mt. Bachelor, and the athletes adapted their race strategies accordingly. Kevin Everett, 37, from Boise, ID, and Mackenzie Madison, 25, from Eugene, OR, were the overall TRI NorthWest Long Course Champions.  Everett clocked a 2:56:02 and Madison finished with 3:36:06.

2012 TRI NorthWest Long Course Champions:
Male Kevin Everett 2:56:02
Female Mackenzie Madison 3:36:02

Age group winners:
M 16-19 Alex Dalton 4:57:08
M 20-24 McKenzie Sampson 3:25:15
M 25-29 Chris Depner 3:20:19
M 30-34 Nick Alden 3:14:16
M 35-39 Kevin Everett 2:56:02
M 40-44 Tom Campbell 3:12:22
M 45-49 Raymond Whitlow 3:23:54
M 50-54 Rob Saxton 3:58:58
M 55-59 Ross Wheeler 4:22:38
M 60-64 Bob Jordan 4:36:54

F 20-24 Molly Macgraw 3:43:05
F 25-29 Mackenzie Madison 3:36:02
F 30-34 Julie Glade 3:42:45
F 35-39 Kelsey Richards 4:07:53
F 40-44 Jonna Skokan 4:01:37
F 45-49 Sheila Donahoe 4:09:12
F 50-54 Carol Beebe 4:34:22
F 55-59 Christina Anderson 5:46:38
F 60-64 Sharon Jensen 6:00:11

It warmed up in Portland for the 2012 TRI NorthWest Olympic Distance Championships at Hagg Lake on July 7. The historic race brought the Northwest’s top triathletes to scenic and storied venue at Henry Hagg Lake in Forest Grove.

Jeff Smith’s well-rounded swim, bike, run combination put him on top of the Olympic distance field at Hagg Lake this year by four minutes. Photo:

The overall TRI NorthWest champions this year were Jeff Smith, 30, and Ann Davidson, 48. Smith blazed a 2:04:01 and Davidson was not far behind as the top female with 2:24:11. Both athletes are from Portland, OR.

2012 TRI NorthWest Olympic Distance Champions:
Male Jeff Smith 2:04:01
Female Ann Davidson 2:24:11

Age group winners:
M 12-14 Alex White 3:52:13
M 15-17 Jordan Landstrom 2:16:55
M 18-19 Ciaran Smythe 2:21:55
M 20-24 McKenzie Sampson 2:16:09
M 25-29 Steve Campbell 2:13:32
M 30-34 Jeff Smith 2:04:01
M 35-39 Craig Dean 2:08:01
M 40-44 David Garcia 2:11:55
M 45-49 Steve Mayer 2:18:06
M 50-54 Mark Boguslawski 2:36:38
M 55-59 Curtis Troupe 2:29:47
M 60-64 Randy Boehm 2:48:58

F 20-24 Kambria Schumacher 2:25:28
F 25-29 Jacqueline Knowles 2:53:52
F 30-34 Sara Schmitt 2:47:47
F 35-39 Jill McDonnell 2:48:10
F 40-44 Tami Syverson 2:56:46
F 45-49 Ann Davidson 2:24:22
F 50-54 Judy Rose 2:39:40

For complete results from the Pacific Crest and Hagg Lake events, visit

If you want a shot at the 2012 Sprint Distance Championship, be sure to sign up for the Amica Mid-Summer Sprint Triathlon in Fairview, OR, on July 29.

2012 Blue Lake Triathlon Kicks Off Northwest Season, Club Champions Crowned

June 11, 2012

This year’s Blue Lake Triathlon & Duathlon is in the books and the 2012 Northwest triathlon season is officially under way. Seven different events were held over the weekend with Saturday, June 9 playing host to the sprint distance events and Sunday attracting athletes competing in the Olympic distances races.

In addition to individual competition, the Blue Lake Olympic Triathlon doubled as the 2012 TRI NorthWest Club/Team Championship. Coming out on top was the Willamette Valley Tri Club. The Portland Triathlon Club placed second with VO2 Multisport in third position. Points are awarded for both participation and also for age group placing. Although the WVTC fielded less participants than their Portland rivals, their age group performances gave them the advantage to take this year’s title.

Complete results for the weekend’s events can be found at or for a complete rundown of the Club/Team Championship, check out the results HERE.

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