2014 Top Male and Female finishers will receive:

2014 Talent ID Series Venues

May 26

Capitol of Texas Triathlon (Sprint Only)

Austin, TX

May 31

Rout 66 (Sprint only)

Oklahoma City, OK

June 22

Sunrise Triathlon #3

Shreveport, LA

July 13

Shark Sprint Triathlon

Horseshoe Bend Park,
Rogers, Arkansas

Sept 1

Towne Lake Triathlon (Series Championship)

Houston, TX

The series championship is worth double points!

The overall Series winner will receive a championship award and be recognized at the regional awards banquet in January 2014.

  • The series consists of up to six (6) independently-produced, owned and operated, short-course triathlons - referred to as "stages". All stages are located in the South Midwest Region of USA Triathlon, which includes Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Texas.

  • Points will be awarded to Eligible Athletes finishing in 1st through 20th place in the male and female, 16-19 year old divisions of each stage.

  • Double points will be awarded at the season finale, Stage 6. 

  • To calculate Series standings, an athletes best four (4) results will be used.  When calculating the final standings for the overall series championship, in the event of a tie between two or more athletes, each head-to-head match-up will be reviewed and the winner of the greater number of said match-ups will be recognized as the winner. 

Place Points
1st 100
2nd 90
3rd 82
4th 75
5th 69
6th 63
7th 58
8th 53
9th 49
10th 45
11th 41
12th 37
13th 34
14th 31
15th 28
16th 26

Eligible Athletes:
Male and Female athletes between the ages of 16 and 19.  (Age as of December 31, 2014).
Stage Cancellation:

If a stage of the series is cancelled due to weather or other circumstances, no points will be awarded for that stage.  If the stage is rescheduled on the same weekend (e.g. Saturday race moved to Sunday), points will be awarded.  A stage that is shortened to a duathlon (run/bike or run/bike/run) will award points, however a stage shortened to a run-only event will not award points.  Cancellation or shortening of the stage is at the sole discretion of the Event Director.

Field Limits:

Series events are independently owned and operated by different race organizers.  Event Directors reserve the right to limit the number of participants in their event for safety and logistics reasons.  Participation in previous stages of this series DOES NOT guaranty entry into subsequent stages.  It is in the athlete's best interest to register in advance for ALL races in which they plan to participate.  We have selected only the highest-quality events for this series and many of them will sell out early.  Please do not ask the Series Director to "pull strings" to get you into a series race...no exceptions will be made.

2014 Talent ID Series Rankings

Male Female



Mark Saroni

Shannon Shea


Eric Ross

Bailey Hess


Rodrigo Abascal

Shelby Brown


Connor Barry

Chantam Duong


Andy Borremans

Chantam Duong


Steven Sharpe

Maddy Turner


Nicholas "Nico" Restrepo

Cassandra Twigs