Select elite athlete, age-group athlete and contributor nominees to be inducted next August in Cleveland
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The deadline to nominate elite athletes, age-group athletes and contributors to the ninth induction class of the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame is approaching quickly, with nominations being accepted until Dec. 1. New inductees to the Hall of Fame will be honored during a banquet in Cleveland on Aug. 9, 2018, in conjunction with the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships from Aug. 11-12.
Launched in 2008, the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame serves to recognize, honor and commemorate those individuals and groups that have demonstrated excellence in every aspect of multisport, thereby inspiring others to elevate their own performance, participation and community involvement.
Categories of eligibility include elite athletes, age-group athletes and contributors. The elite and age-group athlete categories recognize individuals who, while licensed as an elite or age-group athlete respectively by USA Triathlon, competed with great success in national or world events over a period of years; demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship; and contributed in other ways to the betterment of multisport.
To be nominated in the elite category, an athlete must not have competed as an elite for at least three years prior to consideration or must be at least 40 years old.
For both elite and age-group categories, achievements in all disciplines governed by USA Triathlon may be considered — including triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, paratriathlon, off-road triathlon and winter triathlon.
The contributor category is intended to honor an individual who has made significant contributions to the growth, reputation, character and/or success of any of the disciplines governed by USA Triathlon. A wide variety of roles may be considered under this designation, including but not limited to: sport pioneers; event organizers; officials; coaches; trainers; inventors of equipment, processes or systems; members of the media; volunteers; or others who have served the governing body.
Anyone may submit nominations in one or multiple of the eligible categories. All nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee to ensure that nominees meet the criteria. All nominations meeting the criteria will then be forwarded to a voting committee, which will consider the merits of each nominee and make the final designation.
Current USA Triathlon Hall of Fame Members
Induction Class I (Induction ceremony held Jan. 17, 2009, in Colorado Springs, Colo.)
- Judy Flannery (Age-Group Athlete)
- Jon Gray Noll (Contributor)
- Verne Scott (Contributor)
- Karen Smyers (Elite Athlete)
- Sheila Taormina (Elite Athlete)
Induction Class II (Induction ceremony held Feb. 13, 2010, in Colorado Springs, Colo.)
- Jim Curl (Contributor)
- Barb Lindquist (Elite Athlete)
- Paula Newby-Fraser (Elite Athlete)
- Valerie Silk (Contributor)
- Carl Thomas (Contributor)
Induction Class III (Induction ceremony held Jan. 15, 2011, in Colorado Springs, Colo.)
- Susan Bradley-Cox (Age-Group Athlete)
- Dave McGillivray (Contributor)
- Dave Scott (Elite Athlete)
Induction Class IV (Induction ceremony held May 10, 2012, in San Diego)
- Mark Allen (Elite Athlete)
- Ethel Autorino (Age-Group Athlete)
- Bob Babbitt (Contributor)
- Sally Edwards (Contributor)
- Scott Molina (Elite Athlete)
- Scott Tinley (Elite Athlete)
Induction Class V (Induction ceremony held April 18, 2013, in San Diego)
- Missy LeStrange (Age-Group Athlete)
- Jim MacLaren (Contributor)
- Julie Moss (Contributor)
Induction Class VI (Induction ceremony held June 26, 2014, in Chicago)
- Sister Madonna Buder (Age-Group Athlete)
- John and Judy Collins (Contributors)
- Mike Pigg (Elite Athlete)
- Tom Warren (Contributor)
Induction Class VII (Induction ceremony held April 18, 2015, in Boston)
- Bill Bell (Age-Group Athlete)
- Tim DeBoom (Elite Athlete)
- Dan Empfield (Contributor)
- Karen McKeachie (Age-Group Athlete)
- Carlos Moleda (Age-Group Athlete)
- Susan Williams (Elite Athlete)
Induction Class VIII (Induction ceremony held Jan. 16, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colo.)
- Harriet Anderson (Age-Group Athlete)
- Roger Brockenbrough (Age-Group Athlete)
- Ken Glah (Elite Athlete)
- Siri Lindley (Elite Athlete)
*Please note: Beginning in 2016, the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame induction ceremony shifted to a biennial schedule.
About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
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