Participants from Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota competed in the 5th Annual Phelps Twin Tri on Saturday August 24th in Phelps. The weather was picture perfect for the event. Participants ranging in ages from 8 to 78 completed an 8k paddle, 16k bike and 5k. There were 23 participants this year.
Tess Weber, this year’s youngest participant, was able to shave 10 minutes off her run time this year. She was part of a 3 generation team that has participated the last several years.
The men’s overall winner Greg Richert of Forest Lake, MN is now a multi-year winner. Greg and his wife Lisa, travel throughout the area for Greg to participate in triathlons. He says he particularly likes the kayak portion of the Twin Tri.
The North South Twin Lake Riparian Association (NSTLRA) provided boats throughout the kayak portion of the race to ensure racers were safe. The Vilas County Amateur Radio club provided volunteers throughout the race to track participants progress. Thank you to all of those that volunteered to keep our participants safe. Sponsors for this event included Aspirus, JWP Group, NSTLRA, Volkswagon of Inver Grove, Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company, The Hiker Box and Land O Lakes Hometown Pharmacy.
Winners for this years event are as follows:
Team Winners: 1st Place (1:55) Jack Gooding 78 Eagle River, Wi, Paul Weber 47 Menasha, WI and Tess Weber 8 Menasha, Wi
2nd Place (2:11) Brad Rehnberg 67 Phelps, WI and Emily Bates 67 Phelps, Wi
Female Winners: 1st Place (2:01) Mary Kay Aufrance 65 Marquette, MI
2nd Place (tie 2:46) Mary Drosen 46 Waukesha, Wi and Kate Cahill 41 Milwaukee, WI
Male Winners: 1st Place (1:55) Greg Richert 59 Forest Lake, MN
2nd Place (2:01) Tom Aufrance 65 Marquette, MI