Top Guns

What are they? Who are they? Does it make any difference for you? For those of you looking to improve your rankings or looking for more competitive races in the Region the number of Top Gun athletes that participate with you will impact the point value of your race.

Each year the Region’s Top Guns are listed. They are based upon the previous years regional rankings. These are the top performers to look for in the results to determine what weight value each race is given. All races start with a minimum weight of 90 points, but can be worth as much as 100 points for non-championship events. State championships are worth 100 points and regional championship events are worth 105 points (the sprint distance is worth 102). The difference in the weight of the race depends on how many Top Gun athletes finish the race. For an event to receive its maximum weight, 10 elite duathletes (for duathlons) or 20 elite triathletes (for triathlons) must complete the event. This rule does not apply to state or regional championship events, which maintain their max score no matter how many Top Gun athletes compete .

2014 USAT SMW Region Duathlete Top Guns


Hink, Todd
Lyons, Dana
Gonzalez, Eloy
Ferguson, Mark
Torres, Carlos
Smith, Tommy
Proko, Benjamin
Sievert, Steve
Relyea, William
Lee, Beau


Chapman, Kirsten
Menard, Katrina
Brooks, Debbie
Ekern, Anne
Welsch, Kaytlynn
Newberg, Kelly
Hassenpflug, Tammy
Lyle, Mary
Smith, Leslie
Rebant, Colleen

2014 USAT SMW Region Triathlete Top Guns


Bryan Journey
Lee Walther
Korey Sessions
Michael Migues
Austin Saylor
Scott Olden
Dustin Joubert
Horacio D'agostino
Austin O'brien
Eric Mccrary
Rick Rosales 

Brian Primeaux
Eloy Gonzalez
Benjamin Drezek
Sebastian Haynes
Adam Wilk
Elliot Bach
Jamie Cleveland
Seth Cooke
Bradley Pigage
Richie Conry




Jane Ziegler
Debbie Brooks
Lauren Barnett
Natalie Bach
Michelle Leblanc
Elodie Burlet
Emily Vandyken
Stephanie Bassin
Margaret Finley
Ashley Ellis
Maggie Pickhardt
Andrea Fisher

Ashley Johnson
Calah Schlabach
Demetra Mydlo
Lisa Azhar
Carolyn Leslie
Ann Smith
Karen Robertson
Lindsay Herron




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