Mini Cow Tri was the first youth focused USA Triathlon Club in Maryland, and has been creating multisport opportunities throughout the region for athletes ages 6 to 19 through our team, clinics, camps and events since 2008.
A shoestring budget and a dream. Our inaugural Nottingham Kids Triathlon had just 52 finishers, most of them first time triathletes.
No longer just a neighborhood triathlon, our Nottingham Kids Triathlon grew in size and attracted children and families from throughout Carroll County.
We became the first youth focused USA Triathlon Club in Maryland, and produced our first adventure duathlon—an off-road run-bike-run on a working farm in Mount Airy. Fashion forward, this was also the year we started sporting bright green.
We championed the formation of the Maryland Youth Triathlon Series and our Nottingham Kids Triathlon hosted the first of four USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic Youth Regional Championships.
We welcomed Chobani's Champions Bus and [now former] USA Triathlon CEO Rob Urbach to our Nottingham Kids Triathlon.
We brought the first USA Triathlon Skills Camp to the Mid-Atlantic Region, and our Nottingham Kids Triathlon saw its largest field yet, 300 triathletes.
Our coaching staff doubled, we received USA Triathlon High Performance Team designation, we brought the Columbia Association Kids Triathlon under Mini Cow Tri, and Page Lester won the USA Triathlon Youth Elite Female Championship.
Our largest roster to date, the herd includes triathletes from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. The inaugural USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic Region Youth Series saw five Mini Cow Tri triathletes place in the top three in their respective age groups.
We introduced Flame Cow, were awarded the Gwen Jorgensen Scholarship, and athletes raced to Junior Elite Female and Mixed Team Relay National Championship podiums.
The Nottingham Kids Triathlon celebrated its tenth year, athletes raced to Junior Elite Male and Youth Age Group National Championship podiums, and our very first triathlete was also the first female in Maryland to sign a Letter of Intent with an NCAA Women's Triathlon Team.
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