2016 Series STANDINGS



The Mideast Region Talent ID Series is designed to foster development of young athletes age 13 – 19. The series consists of seven independently produced triathlons. Each event meets a set of criteria ensuring the race is optimized for those new to the sport as well as those who wish to compete against the best in the region.  The top 10 finishers at each event will earn points toward a season end tally. The top 3 athletes in each division at the end of the series (totaling 12 athletes) will be rewarded with triathlon merchandise from series sponsors and an invitation to regional skills camp in 2017 (details to follow). The main purpose of this series is to encourage participation for young athletes, foster excitement in the Mideast Region, and ultimately develop competitors into the Olympic pipeline.

Series Events

Date Location Event Website
Event 1 April 24, 2016 Carmel, IN Carmel Sprint Triathlon Website Link
Event 2 May 29, 2016 Geneva, IL MMTT Youth & Elite Triathlon Website Link
Event 3* June 11, 2016 Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Sprint Triathlon #1 Website Link
Event 4* June 12, 2016 Grand Rapids, MI Grand Rapids Triathlon Website Link
Event 5 July 9 – 10, 2016 Waynesville, OH Caesar Creek State Park Triathlon Website Link
Event 6* July 16, 2016 Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Sprint Triathlon #2 Website Link
Event 7 July 24, 2016 Wauconda, IL Wauconda Triathlon Website Link

*Sprint Distance only.  Youth will still be scored separately, but will race the sprint distance.

† Please note that the race is advertised as having a minimum age requirement of 14.

Due to the cancellation of the Detroit Triathlon in 2016, we will not be having a draft legal championship race in 2016.

Series Eligibility

The Mideast Region Talent ID Series is open to all athletes between the race age of 13 and 19.  The “Youth” division consists of those with a race age of 13 – 15.  The “Junior” division consists of those with a race age of 16 – 19.  “Race age” is the athlete’s age on December 31st, 2016.  Series events are independently operated and entry is not guaranteed.  Event directors have the right to limit the number of participants in their event.  It is in the athlete’s best interest to register in advance for ALL races in which they plan to participate.

Download 2016 Mideast Region Talent ID Series Rules and Points System flyer for entire Series description including Scoring, Championship race details, and Cancellations or Alterations policy. 

Any questions regarding the Mideast Region Talent ID Race Series should be directed to Mike Groaning (usatmideast@gmail.com).

High Performance Teams

Ohio Elite Junior Triathlon Team
Petersen Performance Lab Youth and Junior Triathlon Team
Elite Multisport
Multisport Madness Triathlon Team

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