Three-peat for LPC in Division I While Fighting Koalas Repeat as Division II Camps
– 32 clubs and new record of 349 members help Guelph Lake I event participation grow 33% over last year –
June 30, 2016 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial Governing Body of Multisport in Ontario, announced today the winners of the Division I and Division II Provincial Club Championships held June 18 & 19 at Subaru Series’s Guelph Lake I.
Triathlon Ontario sanctioned club members came out in droves two weekends ago to show their club spirit which helped grow the event participation by 439 athletes or 33% versus last year’s event at Guelph.
In total, a new Club Championship record of 349 athletes scored points for their 32 respective clubs over the weekend, an increase of 172 athletes or 97% versus last year and and increase of seven clubs or 28% versus last year in Wasaga Beach.
The LPC Triathlon Club (2,460 points) successfully defended its title to make it three-for-three since the Club Championships were revamped three seasons ago. They held off their not-so-bitter rivals, the Toronto Triathlon Club (1,800 points) and London’s Balance Point Triathlon Club (840 points) to take the Club Championship title on their home soil.
Fighting Koalas Triathlon Club of Waterdown (1,210 points) lived up to their name and held off the hard charging C3 Triathlon Club (810 points) out of Caledon to claim their second straight Division II Club Championship title. In third place was a tie, hometown Guelph Triathlon Club and newcomer Nipissing Triathlon Club, both earned 590 points.
In an earlier announcement today it was erroneously declared that C3 were the winners due to the use of an incorrect total for the Fighting Koalas. Triathlon Ontario apologies to both C3 and Fighting Koalas for this mistake and any inconvenience the error caused.
The winners of each Division will receive a first place prize of $500 plus have their names etched on the “Crystal Cup” Club Championship trophy. Second place clubs will receive $300 in prize money and third place clubs will receive $200 (split between the two tied clubs).
Congratulations to all those who took part to make the 2016 Club Championships a massive success.
For full results and competition rules please click here.
Don’t forget, the inaugural Youth Club Championship will take place on September 10th at the Recharge with Milk MultiSport Canada Lakeside event, which also serves as the final stop on the Triathlon Ontario Youth Cup Series. Club members from any sanctioned club can compete in the 12-13 and 14-15 age categories to score points for their club.
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Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. Visit TriathlonOntario.com for the latest triathlon news, events, camps, and clinics.