Napa, CA – October 31, 2023 – Alpha Win’s California Triathlon Series came to a close this month as athletes showcased their grit and endurance during the Palm Springs Triathlon, presented by La Quinta Resort, and Napa Valley Fall Triathlon. The Palm Springs Triathlon was held on October 21 at Lake Cahuilla and featured the USA Triathlon Military & First Responders National Championships. The Alpha Win team then headed north for the Napa Valley Fall Triathlon at Lake Berryessa on October 28. Each triathlon held true to the Alpha Win motto and featured “a distance for everyone” with the Long Course, Olympic and Sprint distances. At the Palm Springs Triathlon junior athletes had the opportunity to compete in the Splash & Dash, while the Napa Valley Fall Triathlon included the Open distance for those that are new to the sport.
Athletes worked hard during the Palm Springs Triathlon, which featured water temp in the mid 70’s. The Coachella Valley offered a stunning venue that featured beautiful vistas in a dry and sunny climate. The fast course offered athletes an opportunity to push themselves as they tried to achieve new PRs.
There were multiple divisions to recognize the efforts of USAT Military & First Responders during the National Championships. The Airforce’s Joel Bischoff earned the Active Duty Olympic Championship and noted, “I think this is a great opportunity for those that are serving to get recognition for the hard work we are doing on a day-to-day basis, but still finding time to train and be physically fit. That’s an important part of the military, but it’s something that isn’t always highlighted, so it’s great when organizations like Alpha Win host these races that bring the military out and show we can be pretty competitive athletes even with a full-time job.”
Alpha Win looks forward to hosting the 2024 USAT Military and First Responders National Championship, and congratulates all the overall winners from 2023 Alpha Win Palm Springs Triathlon and USAT Military & First Responders National Championships highlighted below. To view the full list of results, check out MyRaceResult.com.
Long Course – First Overall Female – Stacey Stern – 5:00:15
Long Course – First Overall Male – Brian Primeaux – 4:12:15
Olympic – First Overall Female – Nadia Ruiz – 2:40:27
Olympic – First Overall Male – Kenneth Rickerd – 2:18:49
Sprint – First Overall Female – Diana Diaz De Leon – 1:20:34
Sprint – First Overall Male – Tom Gibbings – 1:10:29
The Alpha Win Palm Springs Triathlon would not be possible without the help of The City of LaQuinta, Riverside County, Rivco Parks, CVWD, Riverside Co Police Dept., CHP, AMR Ambulance, Emergency 1 EMT, La Quinta Resort, Xterra Wetsuits, Hypercat Cycleworks, PowerBar, Flo Cycling, Speed Hound, ZYM Hydration, and of course the volunteers.
The next stop was Napa Valley Fall, offering a very different course over varied terrain at Lake Berryessa. This premier venue is breathtakingly beautiful with a course that twists and turns alongside beautiful vistas.
Local athlete Malek Amrani is the founder of The Vice Wine and topped the Male Sprint course on Saturday saying, “This is a great race in the heart of Napa Valley. I am a winemaker in the middle of harvest season, so a very intense month. I am so happy to win today, and I dedicate this win to all my fellow vineyards here in Napa Valley and all the people that work in the wine industry!”
Alpha Win congratulates all the overall winners from Alpha Win Napa Valley Fall Triathlon highlighted below. To view the full list of results, check out MyRaceResult.com.
Long Course – First Overall Female – Elizabeth Erban – 6:48:22
Long Course – First Overall Male – Eric Lauricella – 4:31:35
Olympic – First Overall Female – Sterling Watson – 2:58:52
Olympic – First Overall Male – Nicholas Dorn – 2:06:20
Sprint – First Overall Female – Shantelle Tupaz – 1:16:29
Sprint – First Overall Male – Malek Amrani – 1:09:02
The Alpha Win Napa Valley Fall Triathlon would not be possible without the help of County of Napa, The Bureau of Reclamation, California Highway Patrol, Napa County Sheriff’s Office, AMR Ambulance, Emergency 1 EMT, Napa Tourism Improvement District, Xterra Wetsuits, PowerBar, Flo Cycling, Speed Hound, ZYM Hydration, and of course the volunteers.
Join Alpha Win for the complete 2024 California Series next year, including the new Lake San Antonio Triathlon debuting in April. For more information about Napa Valley Spring, Lake San Antonio, June Lake, Palms Springs and Napa Valley Fall visit Alpha.Win to register today!
About Alpha Win
Alpha Win is a triathlon and running event operator based in Saugerties, New York. Since its founding in 2011, Alpha Win has produced more than 135 triathlons and running races all over the United States. Alpha Win’s Vision is simply reflected in their motto since 2011, “A Distance for Everyone” and is achieved by producing multiple race distances in desirable destinations that are geared to each participant’s unique level of training, endurance capacity and personal goals. Alpha Win is dedicated to providing the professional quality of a national event producer while delivering the personalized service of a local race organizer. Visit www.Alpha.Win for more information.