Team Playtri Kids News

Team Announcements

End-of-Season Team Party this Saturday: Hang around after the Stonebridge Ranch Kids Tri to enjoy the Stonebridge Ranch Beach and celebrate the end of a great season! Make sure to respond to your Evite invitation with the number of burgers/hot dogs you would like (food items will be $5/item).

Off-Season Handbook Available Now: Click Here to View

Off-Season tryouts online RSVP available now: Click the "Join Team Playtri" button above to RSVP today.

Off-Season program details available now: Visit our Programs page for details.

Introducing Multiple Sibling Discounts! Starting this Off-Season, register multiple siblings and get 10% off the 2nd participant and 25% off any additional participants after that. Discount will be applied to the program of lowest cost.

Our last team triathlon of the year is at Stonebridge Ranch: Check the Upcoming Races section below for more details.

Upcoming Races

September 24th - Stonebridge Ranch Kids Triathlon

September 25th - Stonebridge Ranch Sprint & Super Sprint Triathlons

October 22nd - Dragon Dash 5K/1K Run Races (McKinney Teams)

November 5th - Run the Good Race 5K/1K Run Races (Dallas Teams)

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Race Recaps and Results

Little Buggy Youth Triathlon (September 5, 2016)

Over 20 Team Playtri Lions raced the Little Buggy Kids Tri this Labor Day, getting up extra early for a 5:15 transition check-in and 6:45 race start. We had multiple first-time triathlon finishers and lots of podiums. Athletes raced well and had fun - hard to believe the season is almost over, but all those months of work sure showed this morning!

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USA Triathlon Sprint National Championship (August 15, 2016)

Team Playtri Lions Ulrika Brameus, Ali Sadek and Devin Williams competed in the USAT Sprint Age Group National Championship this past weekend in Omaha, Nebraska - the first time for all them competing at the National level in a Sprint distance event. All three athletes did a great job and learned valuable lessons for the coming Junior Elite season! Roar Lions!

What's a "Sprint distance" race?

750m Swim/20k Bike/5k Run

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Cooper Kids Tri (August 6, 2016)

23 Lions representing Team Playtri at the Cooper Kids Tri this Saturday! We got to see a lot of athletes PR and generally have really successful race days, which is just a demonstration of the work they've put in over the summer months. We're so proud of all of them! A special thank you to all the parents and athletes who volunteered. Roar Lions!

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USAT Youth & Junior National ChampionshipS (July 30 & 31, 2016)

The Team Playtri Lions took on the USAT Youth & Junior National Championship this weekend in West Chester, Ohio with the Youth Elite Championship, Mixed Team Relay, and Youth Age Group Championship.

Competitors in the Youth Elite Championship were: Matthew Beltran, Jackson Hall, Asher Lauderdale and Ali Sadek

Competitors in the Mixed Team Relay were: Matthew Beltran & Asher Lauderdale (Team Playtri Elite) and Sara Jarman & Anna Lausch (Team MC Elite)

Competitors in the Youth Age Group Championship were: Maddy Beltran, Tarryn Brumley, Lucas Carter, Brenna Zerby and Angel Zerby

Athletes had fun, raced hard and represented Team Playtri well with performance and sportsmanship! Roar Lions!

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Cooper Super Sprint Triathlon (July 16, 2016)

Six Team Playtri Lions raced at the Cooper Mini Sprint Triathlon this past Saturday - almost all who had raced in the same event in May showed 2-3 minutes of overall improvement in their race times! Great to see their hard work paying off. Roar Lions!

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USAT Des Moines Youth Elite Cup Races (July 10, 2016)

Congratulations to our five Team Playtri Elite Lions who raced in Des Moines this past weekend at the USAT Youth Elite Cup Races.

This was their final national draft-legal competition before the USAT Youth Elite National Championships on July 30th & 31st. All five took away valuable lessons and contributed points to the team ranking for 2016. Great job Lions!

A special thank you to our sister team T3 Multisports and Coach Boris Robinson for their assistance at this weekend's event.

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Tri Now Open Water Splash & Dash and Aquathlon (July 10, 2016)

13 Team Playtri Lions Completed the Tri Now Open Water Splash & Dash and Aquathlon this past Sunday, many of them competing their first multisport race with an open water swim. We are so proud of their efforts!

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Cooper Kids Triathlon (June 25, 2016)

Over 20 Playtri Lions raced the Cooper Kids Triathlon this Saturday, bringing home 27 finishes, 7 podiums in the 11-15 categories and 2 podiums in the 9-10 category. However, the highlight of the morning was definitely the giant water slide! Thank you everyone for a great race. Go Lions!

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USAT Monroe Youth Elite Cup Races (June 18, 2016)

Congratulations to the Team Playtri Elite Lions who competed in the USA Triathlon Youth Elite Cup Races in Monroe this past weekend! Some good Pacific North West weather came through race morning creating slippery conditions, but our athletes still got the job done - phenomenal performances from all three. Ulrika Brameus jumped back into the draft-legal racing scene not even two weeks after a race-ending bike wreck in Pleasant Prairie with a solid performance, Jackson Hall made major strides on his swim and bike after his first Cup two weeks ago in Monroe doing a great job executing his race strategy, and Matthew Beltran put it together for his first top-10 finish at a Cup race with 6th place.

After the Cup races ended, we teamed up with T3 Multisports to bring home 8th place in the Mixed Team Relay. It was a lot of fun seeing their hard work pay off on a national stage!

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Ice Cream Crank Off 5K and 1K Runs (June 11, 2016)

What better way to kick off the summer than by running for ice cream? Lions had to work hard at this race, though, with a difficult combination of hills and humidity to push through. A great mental toughness training day for those who competed!

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USAT Pleasant Prairie Cup Races (June 5, 2016)

Five Team Playtri Elite athletes traveled to Pleasant Prairie, WI for the second stop in the 2016 USA Triathlon Junior Elite Series. Athletes raced well - Matthew Beltran secured 24th in the YE men's race with a top ten swim, Asher Lauderdale finished 30th for his first Cup race, Jackson Hall finished 54th, also for his first Cup race, and Ulrika Brameus was having a strong opener for her season, but unfortunately was derailed by a crash in her bike pack. She was unable to finish, but is doing fine and plans to race again at the Monroe Cup in two weeks. Maddy Beltran was the 9th overall female in the youth age group race.

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WaterWorks Sprint and Splash N' Dash (May 22, 2016)

Lions had an extra fun race at the WaterWorks Sprint and Splash n' Dash, starting their races with a ride down one of WaterWorks giant waterslides! Athletes competing in the Splash n' Dash also got to complete their swims open water-style in the lazy river. Everyone got to stay for a giant pool party post-race!

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Cooper Sprint and Mini SPrint Triathlons

Congrats to all the TP Lions who raced at Cooper on Saturday, May 14th! Two 1st OA finishes and lots of AG podiums. Nice work, Lions!

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USAT Richmond Youth Elite Cup

Matthew Beltran and Ali Sadek made a great showing at the first USAT Youth Elite Cup of the season in Richmond, VA, with Matthew earning the first 2016 USAT Youth Elite Nationals qualifying spot for TPE. Great races for both boys!

Playtri Festival Results and Photos

Great job Gold 2 and TPE athletes at the Playtri Festival races. A hot and windy day made it extra challenging, but you guys pushed through!

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Luck of the Irish Results and Photos

Great job Playtri Lions, especially to our 3 Gold 2 athletes who conquered their first Sprint Distance!

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It Takes Two Results and Photos

Congrats to all of the athletes and parents who took on this early season race!

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In Other News...

Lola De Los Santos Featured in Dallas Morning News

Check out this piece on Dallas Lion Lola De Los Santos in the Dallas Morning News, and learn all about her triathlon experience!

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Ulrika Brameus Named Imagine International Academy Athlete of the Year

Congratulations to Team Playtri Elite athlete Ulrika Brameus on being named the Imagine International Academy 2015-2016 Athlete of the Year! Ulrika puts in 14-20 hours each week of training to represent both the Team Playtri Elite Lions and the IIA Dragons XC Team.






Team Playtri Elite ranked 18th in Country After First Three Cup Series Races

Following the first three races in the 2016 USA Triathlon Junior Cup Series, Team Playtri Elite is currently ranked #18 in the country. Congratulations to all of our athletes who have competed so far:

  • Matthew Beltran (15)
  • Ulrika Brameus (15)
  • Jackson Hall (14)
  • Asher Lauderdale (13)
  • Ali Sadek (15)

Pro Triathlete Carrie McCoy Visits Gold 2 Team Practice

Gold 2 Team got a special treat at bike/run practice when Ironman pro triathlete Carrie McCoy showed up to share her story and take their questions. She brought lots of great lessons, reminding athletes to stay grateful, and to work hard AND smart. Thank you, Carrie, and good luck at Ironman Texas!