BOULDER (9/23/11) – The University of Colorado’s triathlon team has started its defense of its 12th national championship with a victory at Steamboat Springs. On Aug. 28, 15 CU triathletes raced in the Steamboat Springs Triathlon with sophomore David Bobka taking 1st place overall (out of 314) in a time of 1:56:23. “It was also nice to win my first race with such a big margin so I will hopefully carry that momentum into Oktoberfest in a few weeks,” said Bobka of his race. His nearest competitor finished almost three minutes after.
Of the nine male CU athletes racing, six finished inside the top 20, with Corey Hazekamp (2:05:14) and Drew Auer (2:06:43) also in the top 10. On the girls’ side, of the six female CU athletes three placed in the top 20: Tess Amer (24th overall, 3rd Female 2:17:17), Elisa Schauer (2:24:29) and Courtney Clark (2:31:07).
The Steamboat Springs Triathlon is a part of the Without Limits Productions Colorado Triathlon Tour, where collegiate triathlon teams in the Mountain Collegiate Triathlon Conference (MCTC) compete in a series of races to win money for their respective teams. Currently CU is leading the series, which ends Sept. 25 at the Oktoberfest Triathlon.
The University of Colorado triathlon team is a student run club sports team for both men and women. Created in 1993, the team has won 12 collegiate national championships through USA Triathlon (USAT), most recently in 2010 and 2011. With over 100 due paying members, weekly potluck dinners, summer ultimate Frisbee games, team hikes, and volunteer adventures ran the team is more than just a team; it’s a family.
For more information contact: Jesse Frank CU Triathlon Team Marketing and Fundraising Officer at Jesse.Frank@Colorado.edu or 248-840-4264. To learn more about the CU Triathlon Team check out our website at http://www.cutriathlon.com/.
Story written by CU Triathlon Team Officer Jesse Frank