Los Angeles Triathlon Club
Hall of Fame
Club & Individual Member Awards

CLUB NODs

2013 2nd at USA Triathlon National Club Championship

2012 2nd at ITU World Triathlon San Diego – Global Club Challenge

2001-2011 Wildflower Club Champions

2008 USAT National Club Champions

2010 USAT Regional Club Champions

2000-2008 USAT Regional Club Champions

2006 2nd at USAT National Club Championships

 

INDIVIDUAL, ANNUAL MEMBER AWARD WINNERS. These titles are handed out at the end of each year at our annual YEP - Year End Party & awards banquet.

 

MEMBER OF THE YEAR

The LA Tri Club is known as the largest, best and coolest triathlon club in the world. And we have the members to prove it. Think about the person that absolutely says "I am the LA Tri Club." They come to every event, always "fly the colors", and races to their best ability. You don’t need to be a winner, just a person who loves the tri club and shows that first and foremost.

2013 Mo Geller

2012 Lou Briones and Cheryl Rose

2011 Holger Beckmann

2010 Shiggy Ichinomiya

2009 Fory Horio

2008 Alan Morelli

2007 Renata D’Angelo

2006 Liz Kollar

2005 Tim Bomba

2004 Liz Oakes Hamm

2003 Ken Carrington

 

JOHN BOLAND SPIRIT AWARD

This award is honor of John Boland, a member of the LA Tri Club who tragically perished while competing at the 2002 Ironman Utah. The Spirit Award will go to the person who, like John, has exhibited the most enthusiasm and dedication to the Club, the members, and the sport during the year.

 

2013 Wayne Fong

2012 Amy Berkin-Chavez

2011 Glenn Mantel

2010 Liana Lehua

2009 Shiggy Ichinomiya

2008 Anna Wills

2007 Stella Tong

2006 Heather Richards

2005 Konrad Ribeiro

2004 Matt Miller

2003 Tracy Luebbers

2002 Julie Silber

2001 Matt Miller

2002 Jason Berkowitz

2001 Pat Abe

 

NEWBIE OF THE YEAR

For those of you new to triathlon, let me explain to you what a Newbie is. Is this your first year in the LA Tri Club? Is this your first year doing triathlon? Then you are a Newbie. Next season you are not a Newbie. Got it? Anyway, did you or some Newbie you know have an awesome, terrific, marvelous year? Then you are the Newbie of the Year.

 

2013 Master Cruz

2012 Deb Carabet

2011 Vanessa Pineda

2010 Dusty Nabor

2009 Lizzy Brenkus

2008 Jeff Ku

2007 Carly Chamberlin

2006 Steve Hebert

2005 Riptide Ray Barrios

2004 Eric Davis

2003 Erika Aklufi

 

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

This individual who says I want to help. I want to be involved. You don’t have to volunteer at every event (although it might help), but you want to help the club be successful. Maybe you race every event and still are there to hand out the race packets. Maybe you come to every club meeting and instead of just attending you get there early to help set up. To win this one you have to put the club ahead of your own stuff (or at least let the club members think so).

 

2013 Tina Sathoff

2012 William Robinson

2011 Melanie Webber & Roberta Silverman

2010 Patti Paul

2009 Lyle Kan

2008 Fory Horio

2007 Tim Bomba

2006 Renata D’Angelo

2005 Julie Miller

2004 Rosalind Jarrett

2003 Julie Talbert

 

TRI NIGHTMARE

This award makes the hair on the back of your neck stand tall. It could be your bike falling into the water prior to Escape from Alcatraz. It could be arriving at your first race set and ready to go, only to realize that you are a week late for the event. Have you had a horrible, terrible experience at a triathlon? Then you want this award. At least if you lived the nightmare, you might as well earn an award for it.

 

2013 Nikki Mueller (flatted in final miles of IM Cozumel bike, off and run barefoot severely burning her feet on the hot pavement - still donned her shoes and finished the race)

2012 Michael Wimer

2011 Mark Anderson (hit on a decent by a Firetruck!)

2010 Hunter Temple (bike accident on course at Kona which derailed his race)

2009 Michael Avon

2008 Steven Spitz (hit by a car & severely injured in Santa Monica a week before he was to race at Kona as part of a charity slot his firm purchased from CAF)

2007 Aaron Borough (hit by car at mi 24 @ IM World Championships, just knocked down)

2006 Rikako Takai (raced IMCDA w/full blown flu)

2005 Samantha Gross (car, bike, gear stolen before LA Triathlon out of car)

2004 Neva Day (hit by car before on Kona before the race, still raced)

2003 Evan Bartelheim

2002 Raoul van Kirk (Bonelli Crash)

2001 Ken Shishido (Topanga Crash)

 

PERFORMANCE AWARDS >> aka SPEEDSTERS

The Performance awards, aka the Speedster awards, acknowledges the LA Tri Clubbers who routinely finished well ahead of the pack in Sprint, Olympic and Non-Traditional or Single Sport Distance races. You know, the person who is finishing around the same time that most of us are starting the run!

 

In choosing the winners, we’ll weigh overall wins higher than age group wins, but we’ll also factor in consistency (i.e., the more winning performances the better), race difficulty (i.e., age group win at Wildflower is more impressive than an age group win at the Bud Light reverse super-sprint triathlon in San Bernardino.).

 

SHORT COURSE TRADITIONAL


FEMALE

2013 Kim Nakamaru

2012 Megan Severa

2011 Libby Bradley

2010 Emily Berkin

2009 Jenny Fletcher

2008 Gricelda Gamboa

2007 Nina Greenberg

2006 Rachel Dunbabin

 

MALE

2013

2012 Eric Burnett

2011 Eddy Roche

2010 Andrew Haberkorn

2009 Henry Hagenbuch

2008 Andrew Haberkorn

2007 Justin Park

2006 Carlos Vizcarra

 

LONG COURSE TRADITIONAL

 

FEMALE

2013 Lynne Fiedler

2012 Stacey Stern

2011 Nell Stephenson

2010 Cherryl Rose

2009 Lynne Fielder

2008 Cherie Gruenfeld

2007 Rikako Takei

2006 Claudia Campos

 

MALE

2013 Brad Austin

2012 Tom Wood

2011 Jeff Ku

2010 Scott Chaney

2009 Erich Van Stralen

2008 Lou Briones

2007 Oliver Martin

2006 Holger Beckmann

 

NON-TRADITIONAL MULTISPORT - Outstanding Performance 

2013 Eric Burnett

2012 Todd Gottfried

2011 Tina Geller - Leadville 100, IM St. George

2010 John Brenkus (finished Kona and a week later finished a 12.1 mile ocean swim)

2008 Lamar Sepulveda: Swam, biked and ran to AZ, then competed in IM AZ

2007 Evan Hyde - Switzerland 7-day 24-hour AR

2006 Kalyn English

 

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These Member Award Categories were dropped in 2006 due to the growth of the club and the category relevance. Please enjoy a bit of LATC History:

 

BEST BONK

We have all seen them. We have all heard about them. We have all experienced them. What story have you heard (or for that matter experienced yourself) this year about that best bonk. We’re not talking about just not finishing a race, we’re talking about the blood, guts and gore story. On the flip side, if your version of Tri.

 

2005 Aparna Srinivasan (Malibu Tri)

2004 Matt Dixon

2002 Chris Stephenson (Mr. Nutrition goes down)

2001 Matt Armstrong (first overall ... in the med tent)

 

BEST TRI ATTIRE

Ok for all you fashionistas out there. This one is for you. To win this one you have to be up to date with the latest in tri clothing. Matching helmet to your socks to your shorts and jersey. You wouldn’t even think about going out training or racing without the Gucci of tri attire. Gear causes others to double over in laugher, you may find yourself walking home with this award... just because.

 

2005 Jeri Dye Lynch

2004 Babak Azad

2003 Claudia Rivas

2002 Carlos Vizcarra (no one looks better in the triskin)

2001 Monica Auler/Claudia Campos (S. Amer. style)

 

TRIGEEK

Who is that person out there who has the newest, the coolest, and the most high tech tri gear? The one who can’t just put on their tri suit and go. The one who has to put on their GPS system, hook up that nuclear heart monitor, fill their body with the correct enzymes and vitamins, just to come to a club meeting.

 

2005 Warren Selko

2004 Evan Bartelheim

2003 Bernie Nazari

2002 Tom Long (first to get the Timex GPS watch)

2001 Bernard Baski (carbon this, titanium that)

 

SINGLE SPORT - Outstanding Performance

 

2013 Stella Tong

2012 Lamar Sepulveda

2010 Swim: Marcelus Wiley, Bike: Anna Wills, Run: Amy Chavez

2009 Ray Barrios

2008 Lamar Sepulveda

2007 Swim Loren Uscliowski

Bike Rich Reffener

Run Bill Lockton

2006 Babak Azad, Furnace Creek 508

 

JR. ELITE TRADITIONAL 

FEMALE

2006 Esme Levy

 

MALE

2013 Dillon Nobbs

2012 Duncan Reid

2006 Jared Brown

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