BC’s TOP YOUTH & JUNIOR PREPARE FOR LAUNCH OF 2017 SUPERSERIES

Looking to experience Olympic-style draft legal racing at marque venues around British Columbia? Triathlon BC’s Youth & Junior Super Series is a 3-event super-sprint distance, performance-oriented Series featuring draft-legal racing with professional chip timing, well-marked, closed courses and friendly Triathlon BC-accredited Officials!

The overarching mission of the Provincial Series is to promote draft-legal competition throughout the province, and to develop athletes capable of performing at the BC Summer Games and the Canada Summer Games, before spring-boarding on to the National Series. The provincial Series also provides opportunities for local Race Directors to hone their hosting skills, and serves as a recruitment and identification tool for our coaches.

Athletes participating in each Series event accumulate points based on finishing place, leading to an overall Male and Female Series Champion in each of the two (Junior/Youth) Categories.  Series points are awarded as follows:

1st – 25pts, 2nd – 20pts, 3rd – 18pts, 4th – 16 pts, 5th – 14pts, 6th – 12pts, 7th -10pts, 8th – 8pts, 9th – 7pts, 10th – 6pts, 11th – 5pts, 12th – 4 pts, 13th – 3pts, 14th – 2pts, 15th through 20th – 1pt.

2016 Youth & Junior Super Series Champions

Junior Women

  1. Hannah Mehain, Tri Monsters 70pts
  2. Sophie Ogilvie, Kamloops Tri  68
  3. Janae Hoel, Balance Point 56

Youth Women

  1. Danielle Leipoldt, LiveFit Coaching 75pts
  2. Emmajean Neal, Exceleration Tri 63
  3. Colette Reimer, LiveFit Coaching 58

Junior Men

  1. Joshua Ogilvie, Kamloops Tri 68pts
  2. Jackson Konkin, High Altitude Tri 59
  3. Adam Bugera, Tri Monsters  52

Men Youth

  1. Brock Hoel, Balance Point  75pts
  2. Trevor Laupland, Kamloops Tri 52
  3. Wyatt Schnare  45

The 2017 Series kicks off on the Victoria Day long weekend with the North Shore Triathlon. Always a competitive event, this year’s rendition of the North Shore Triathlon promises to be even speedier, as Juniors from around the province vie for one of only six BC Team spots (3 male/3 female) leading to the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

Round two of the Series opens on the outskirts of Vernon and the shores of the majestic Okanagan Lake. With an open water swim and closed roads, the Paradigm Naturopathic Medicine Kids of Steel Triathlon, June 25th, plays host to both, a Series event, and to the 2017 Provincial Junior Championships.

The final stop in the provincial Series circuit is the Vancouver Triathlon, rounding the Series out on the busy Labour Day weekend, September 4th.  What makes the Vancouver Triathlon unique for 2017 is the inclusion of Triathlon Canada’s hot new U26 Series, one of only four inaugural U26 Series events across Canada, pitting emerging athletes under the age of 26 against BC’s top Junior and Youth racers!

Register for the full Series, or select your preferred race from the individual links below.

2017 Super Series Event Calendar:

Race 1 – May 23, North Shore Triathlon (Draft Legal)*

Race 2 – June 24, Vernon Kids Of Steel (Draft Legal)**

Race 3 – September 4, Vancouver Triathlon (Draft Legal)***

*Note 1: Canada Summer Games Qualifier (see also Selection Criteria).

**Note 2: Provincial Junior Championships

***Note 3: Part of Triathlon Canada’s U26 Development event list, open to athletes 26 and under.

Important Notice:

  • All participants must be annual Triathlon BC members.
  • All Youth & Junior participants must provide eligibility to compete in a draft environment.  See also upcoming Draft Clinics.
  • Race details are subject to change. Please confirm details directly with each host society.