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 . 


2016 USAT SMW Region Duathlete Top Gun

  • Cart, Kevin                           
  • Foster, Scott                         
  • Zahm, Brian                           
  • Torres, Carlos                        
  • Newton, Travis                        
  • Grundy, Chad                          
  • Smith, Tommy                          
  • Vernon, James                         
  • Sievert, Steve                        
  • Tindle, Travis                        
  • Welsch, Kaytlynn                      
  • Welsch, Heather                       
  • Ekern, Anne                           
  • Rebant, Colleen                       
  • Luxton, Ginny                         
  • Sowinski, Tracy                       
  • Smith, Leslie                         
  • Shutler, Alisha                       
  • Pustinger, Jenni                      
  • Rentz, Sylvia 

 


2016 USAT SMW Region Triathlete Top Guns

  • Ayer, Scott              
  • Migues, Michael              
  • Fugate, Cole                 
  • Vance, Travis                 
  • Cooke, Seth                   
  • Johnson, Tyler                
  • Leamon, Erik                  
  • Gerlach, Todd                 
  • Poland, Nathan                
  • Simmons, Mark                 
  • Hockey, Andy                  
  • Buonaugurio, Michael          
  • Fuqua, Benjamin               
  • Liebsch, Jason                
  • Torres, Carlos                
  • Hildenbrand, David            
  • Green, Richard                
  • Andrews, Joshua               
  • Jarvis, Grant                 
  • Sidwell, Andrew               
  • Foster, Scott                 
  • Olson, Rachel                  
  • Holmes, Amari                 
  • Standifer, Caitlin            
  • Foust, Amanda                 
  • Gatte, Ashley                 
  • Braybrook, Kate               
  • Joplin, Denise                
  • Smith, Kearci                 
  • Menard, Katrina               
  • Peters, Karin