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Beck & Fiddler Crowned Best of the U.S. Champions


Thumbnail image for bous_logo.jpgThe Best of the U.S. Championship brings together the nation's best amateurs triathletes to race in an elite, head-to-head, non-age-graded exhibition-style open-course environment. This past weekend in California at the Orange County International Triathlon in Mission Viejo two new champions were crowned. Jens Beck and Joanna Fiddler were crowned 2010 Best of the U.S. Amateur Champions.

40-year-old Jens Beck from Alaska is the first-ever Master to win the Championship title. Beck has a long history with Best of the U.S., climbing from 8th place in 2006, to 5th in 2009, and now National Champion.

Oklahoma's Joanna Fiddler puts the state in the record books as first-ever repeat Champion from the same state (Bethany Handley, also from the Sooner State, was 2009 women's Champion). A very successful road racer, recently-turned-triathlete, Fiddler has proved herself a force to be reckoned with.

2010 Best of the U.S. Championship Results:

2010 Top 10 Men: 2010 Top 10 Women:
  1. Jens Beck, 40, AK - 1:58:58
  2. Mark Harms, 35, WI - 2:00:09
  3. Matthew Payne, 33, MN - 2:00:35
  4. Cam Hill, 43, AZ - 2:01:12
  5. Bruce Gennari, 44, TN - 2:02:49
  6. John Babcock, 23, CT - 2:03:58
  7. Lucas McCollum, 30, MD - 2:04:32
  8. Daniel Mathot, 36, CA - 2:05:22
  9. David Novak, 17, PA - 2:05:33
10. Greg Mueller, 39, IN - 2:05:55
  1. Joanna Fiddler, 28, OK - 2:13:48
  2. Shannon Donley, 39, AAK - 2:14:02
  3. Suzanne Huelster, 36, CO - 2:14:48
  4. Holly Walker, 35, MT - 2:16:30
  5. Seeley Gutierrez, 34, FL - 2:18:13
  6. Hayley Benson, 29, AZ - 2:18:24
  7. Danielle Ohlson, 32, NY - 2:18:27
  8. Steph Popelar, 43, CO - 2:18:29
  9. Dolly Ginter, 47, CA - 2:20:16
10. Linda Vigil, 42, CA - 2:21:14
Complete Men's Results Complete Women's Results

Beck's win helped Team Alaska go home with the Fastest Coed Team, Fastest Men's Team. Team Alaska also went home with the 2nd Fastest Women's Team award.

FASTEST STATE TEAMS: COED

1. Team Alaska (1. Jens Beck; 2. Shannon Donley)
2. Team Arizona (4. Cam Hill; 6. Hayley Benson)
3. Team Minnesota (3. Matt Payne; 11. Julia Weisbecker)

FASTEST STATE TEAMS: MEN

1. Team Alaska (1. Jens Beck; 16. Andy Duenow)
2. Team Connecticut (6. John Babcock; 11. Daniel Theleen)
3. Team Maryland (7. Lucas McCollum; 12. Otho Keller)

FASTEST STATE TEAMS: WOMEN

1. Team Colorado (3. Suzanne Huelster; 8. Steph Popelar)
2. Team Alaska (2, Shannon Donley; 15. Larrell Lockard)
3. Team California (9. Dolly Ginter; 10. Linda Vigil)

For more information on the Best of the U.S. Amateur Triathlete Competition, visit www.bestoftheustriseries.com
 
 
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