Bucyrus Area YMCA

Triathlon

25th Annual Individual & Team Triathlon Race Summary

Race Recap:

Another successful year of Bucyrusy Y Triathlon is done and gone; with a few familiar faces from years past and few few new faces sprinkled into the group. This is year was a special year for our Tri. We had a few speicals guests, including Art Hoffman who finished his 25th Bucyrus Y Triathlon and Steve Lopez, co-founder of the Bucyrus YMCA Triathlon. Every year we have a threat of rain as we near the Tri date, but every year we are blessed with sunshine!

This year's event, consisting of a 500-yard swim, a 12-mile bike ride, and a 5K run, welcomed a field of 30 individuals and 3 teams.

A few records from last year were beaten in our 25th year of Triathlons. In the category, Top Male Overall the winner is Timothy Gribble with a record of 1:02:13, beating last year's record. The Top Crawford County Male goes to Rick VanBuren with a record of 1:08:43 beating last year's record as well. In the category, Top Female Overall the winner is a first year Bucyrus Y Tri participant, Jorydn Musi, with a record beating time of 1:11:56. The Top Crawford County Female goes to another first year Bucyrus Y Tri participant, Kelsey Keller, with a time of 1:27:54.

This year we had three coed teams competing and with a record breaking last year's time by just a few seconds, the winner is Wheelie Fast with a time of 1:11:05.

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If you have any questions, comment, feedback, that you'd like to give us about our Triathlon, please email them to Stephanie at sfaulkner@bucyrusymca.org.

We would like to take the time to thank everyone who participated in our 25th Annual Bucyrus YMCA Triathlon, along with everyone who volunteered their time to make the Tri a success! We hope to see everyone back!

We need to take a moment here to thank all of our Bucyrus YMCA volunteers (listed below) - without these folks, this race would be impossible to hold. And we'd also like to thank our Race Sponsors (also listed below) - their financial assistance helps us greatly with awards, T-shirts, and refreshments.

Triathlon Sponsors:

Race Sponsors

Bucyrus Women Of The Moose

Wise Funeral Service

Zarcone Carpet Cleaning

Food Donors

Pisanello’s Pizza

Morning Glory Bakery

Pickwick Place

Door Prizes

Norton’s Flowers

Triathlon Volunteers:

Triathlon Committee: Stephanie Faulkner (Y Staff, Race Organizer) and Deena Smith (Y Associate Executive Director).

Registration Table & Race Numbering: Stephanie Faulkner and Deena Smith

Pool Volunteers: Kathy Gobrecht, Hans Stadler, Kelli Batelline, Joni Jones, Dave Jones, Mike Miller, Deb Metzger, Joe Anthony, Kylie Keller, Christie Auck, and families of participants.

Starters: Deena Smith

Bike/Run Course Volunteers: Tom Moon, Judy Osborne, Carl & Stephanie Faulkner, Bruce Sloan, George Guins, McLaughlin Family, Kiley Gabriel, Lonnie Brown and Steve Lopez.

Transition Area & Splits: Gerry Dolan

SAG Wagon: Carl Faulkner (A special thank you to John & Jackie Wingert for allowing the Y to borrow their truck to ensure the safety of our bikers.)

Run Turnaround/Water Station: Thomas Faulkner

Finish Line: Deena Smith, Liz Dolan, Kylie Keller, Dannah Smith

Finish Line Pohtos: Stephanie Faulkner

Computer Entry: Gerry Dolan

Course Marking: Gerry Dolan, Tom Moon

Safety: Crawford County Sheriff's Department, City of Bucyrus, Bucyrus Police Department, LifeStar EMS.

Refreshment Table: Joni Jones, Kathy Gobrecht, Kelli Batelline, Aubrey Evans

YMCA Staff: Deena Smith (Associate Executive Director), Stephanie Faulkner (Y Staff), Dannah Smith (Y Staff), Christie Auck & Bear (Y Staff), Nicole Whitmore (Y Staff), Karen Myers (Y Staff)

To view slideshow of past Triathlons, click here.

To view photos from the 2018 Bucyrus YMCA Triathlon, click here.

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