Twenty-nine winners of the 2012 Heart of America (HOA) Championship series will race for the Championship crown Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Best Dam Tri in Coralville.
All season, all athletes who participate in an HOA race get points for each race they do. At the end of the season, we recognize the top three overall point winners, top three masters, and first place in each age group. The more you race, regardless to some extent, of where you place, the higher your potential standings.
Each HOA champ receives a commemorative T-shirt and the opportunity to race in the Champions wave at the Best Dam Tri on Sept. 16.
Run on the same course as last year’s Tri Hawks, the Best Dam Tri will feature both Sprint and Olympic races this year, but only the Sprint will count toward HOA points.
Free entries in HOA races in 2013 are the prize for the winners.
Participants of any age could claim the top prize, as times are age-adjusted according the formula used by U.S. Track & Field.
Here are the champions!
Female 19 & Under:
Leah De Matta
Male 19 & Under: