Champion System Tri News


Great weekend of Racing for Champion System Triathletes!

Champion System Athlete Javier Gomez won the Nautica South Beach Triathlon and Melanie McQuaid won the California 70.3 Triathlon. Full Champion System are below. Great job guys!

California 70.3

  • Melanie McQuaid   (1st)
  • Matty reed  ( 6th)


Nautica South Beach

  • Javier Gomez (1st)
  • Lauren gross( 4th)
  • Jenna parker –(5th)


Champion System Athlete Greg Bennett Interviewed at

A year ago, Greg Bennett basically closed the door to a run at Kona in his 40th year and said he would devote himself to joining wife Laura on team USA at the London Olympics [if she qualifies at San Diego]. Funny how life twists and turns around the best laid plans.



Champion System Athlete Nicole Kelleher wins the 2012 Rev3 Triathlon!

Nicole Kelleher @ REV3 Costa Rica 2012 from REVOLUTION3 Triathlon on Vimeo.



Champion System Athletes Greg and Laura Bennett featured in this month's edition of Inside Triathlon!


Check out the full article here.


Champion System Athlete Paula Findlay Wins Triathlete of the Year from Triathlon Canada Magazine!



Champion System Athlete Javier Gomez featured on Inside Tri Magazine!




Champion System Athlete Ben Greenfield featured in Lava Magazine



Eduardo Sturla comes in 6th at Ironman Florida

Last Saturday November 5, Eddie Sturla closed the 2011 season with a golden key. It was the Ironman Florida in Panama City, USA, where after 51:15 swim, 4:29:47 bike and 2:56:56 of running finished on the 6th place.

Champion System athletes Matty Reed and Lauren Goss win AmicaTri Sprint!


A big congrats to our two Champion System sponsored athletes for their double win. They look great in their custom suits, don't they?

Matty Reed wins 5150 Galveston!


Congrats to Matty and Andrew Russell who came in 6th! Go Champion System sponsored athletes!

Lauren Goss comes in 5th in Half Rev3 South Carolina!


Congratulations to Lauren Goss for coming in 5th in the last race of the Rev3 Series.

Andrew Starykowicz wins the REV3 2011 series!


Andrew wins the Rev3 series with 760 points!

Ironman Kona 2011

Congrats to all the Champion System athletes who raced in Hawaii this weekend!

Scott Rigsby, double amputee and 2-Time Hawaii Ironman Finisher in his custom Champion System gear. You are an inspiration, Scott!

Pro-Triathlete Matty Reed in his custom Hawaiian gear for Kona!

Champion System Athlete Matty Reed Wins the 2011 Lifetime Minneapolis Triathlon. Greg Bennett Finishes 3rd!

Cameron Dye and Andy Potts came out of the water together with Potts edging out Dye by two seconds for the fastest swim. Filip Ospalay was first to hunt them down, putting time into the super swimmers on the bike. A chase pack of Matt Reed, Brian Lavelle, and Eric Limkemann followed closely behind. By the second half of the bike, Dye had put 15 seconds on Potts, with Osplay 55 seconds back and Potts in hot pursuit. But Matt Reed threw down the hammer on the last miles of the bike, leading Dye and everyone else into T2. Then Reed ran for his life. Getting chased by speedsters like Dye, Bennett and Potts will do that to a guy. Reed held onto his lead to finish first today, making him a three-time champ, followed by Potts and Bennett.


Champion System Athlete Eduarto Sturla Wins Ironman Brazil!

Great job Eduardo! You can follow Eduardo online at


Champion System Athlete Laura Bennett Featured in USAT News!

The past week has been a whirlwind for USA Triathlon National Team member and 2008 Olympian Laura Bennett. After placing a strong sixth in the opening event of the 2011 ITU World Championship Series in Sydney, Laura and her husband — newly minted U.S. athlete Greg Bennett — relocated to their home in Boulder, Colo., after training in Australia for five months. USA Triathlon caught up with Bennett after getting settled back in the U.S.

USA Triathlon: Did you have any goals entering the race in Sydney? Were you satisfied with your performance in your first race of the year?

Laura Bennett:
My goal for Sydney was a strong, consistent race. I ended up feeling quite good on the day, so I pushed the pace as much as I could. I was really disappointed to not be able to get the result I believe I was capable of given my feeling on the day due to the helmet violation, but otherwise I was pleased to kick off the season with this solid result.

Read More Talk to Champion System Athlete Kaleb VanOrt

Kaleb VanOrt is fast. Scary fast. He had the fastest 10k split in every triathlon he has ever done. The former Notre Dame athlete burst into the limelight when he placed 2nd* at the American Sprint Championships in Clermont.

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Champion System Sweeps ITU Season Opener at Dextrose Tri Sidney!

Champion System Athletes Javier Gomez and Paula Findley won their respective fields at this weekend's Dextrose Tri Sidney. Great way to start the season!


Champion System Featured in Triathlete's World Magazine

Champion System Athlete Matty Reed Featured in LAVA Magazine

Champion System Signs Pro Triathlete Matty Reed for 2011 Season

Professional triathlete and 2008 Olympian, Matty Reed, announces partnership with Champion System. Reed, who is known for his versatility and winning across a variety of distances in triathlon, will be racing in custom Champion System apparel for the 2011 season.

“I am excited to join the Champion System family,” Reed said, “Their uniform is fast and quality and I am excited to take the starting line in it. With the variety of distances I race, I like the idea of multiple styles and designs.”

Reed, who represented the USA at the 2008 Olympic Games, made his Ironman debut at Ironman Arizona last November. Reed has stated he will target the World Championships 70.3 with the new course and will look to make his Ironman Kona debut this season.
“With the rapid growth of Champion System’s triathlon division, having a consummate professional like Matty Reed become part of the family, truly represents who our company strives to be and how it represents itself as a corporation not only in the triathlon industry but in the business community as a whole,” said Scott Kaylin, co-founder of Champion System.


Team Snapple LyteWater featured in Triathlete Magazine


Champion System Athlete Dan Benintendi Featured on

Sometimes in order to grow, you may have to shrink.

Just ask Dan Benintendi, a Fort Worth, Texas father, husband, and endurance athlete. A former high school athlete, Benintendi was used to being able to eat whatever he wanted. When his activity levels dropped after graduation, his weight gain moved in the opposite direction. During the years following high school, Benintendi went from a solid 215 pounds to his highest weight of 400 pounds in 2008.

Read more: LAVA Magazine


Champion System Athlete Pat Evoe feature interview at

Austin Pro triathlete Patrick Evoe gets interesting words of encouragement when he is racing, and most of them have nothing to do with his name or place of residence. They are usually related to his sponsor Little Caesar's, but there is more to Patrick Evoe than Pizza, Pizza.

Slowtwitch: Word has it that you just had fun at the dentist. Is that correct?

Patrick: I would agree only if you have a pretty liberal interpretation of the word “fun.” I had 5 wisdom teeth removed in surgery last week, only a day after I came back from Ironman Cozumel. I needed to have them out, so I scheduled the surgery to coincide with the race recovery to get it out of the way. After a few days on the couch now, I can say with confidence that I'm officially tired of Jello, applesauce, yogurt, and pudding. I didn't plan on cutting weight this off-season!!

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Champion System Athlete Pat Evoe Featured in Austin Fit Magazine


Champion System Athlete and ITU World Champion Javier Gomez Featured on



Champion System Athlete Anna Cleaver Wins the Port MacQuarie Half Marathon!


Champion System Athlete Laura Bennett Named in Top 3 Athletes of the Week by US Olympic Committee

Coming in third place was triathlete Laura Bennett (Boulder, Colo.) who had a remarkable September, winning the USA Triathlon Elite National Championship and securing the top U.S. finish in the 2010 ITU World Championship Series at the Grand Final. On Sept. 12 in Budapest, Hungary, the Olympian placed eighth in the ITU Grand Final in 1 hour, 51 minutes, 36 seconds. With four straight top-10 WCS finishes, Bennett came on strong late in the year to finish 10th overall and as the No. 1 American in the WCS series rankings.

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Champion System Featured on Entertainment Tonight as Host Mark Steines Takes 2nd at the Nautica Malibu Triathlon!

 Great job Mark!


Champion System Featured on ABC's Good Morning America with JuJu Chang!



Champion triathlete Javier Gomez came 2nd in Budapest WCS Grand Final and becomes 2010 World Champion!

Great job Javier!


Champion System Athlete Laura Bennet Featured by Universal Sports

The veteran of the U.S. triathlon team, Laura Bennett is having one of her finest years on the ITU circuit. The 35-year-old has finished in the top eight at the past three ITU World Championship Series races, helping her climb to 11th in the world. Another good finish next month at the Grand Final in Budapest could get her into the top 10 for the season's final rankings. She checked in with us via email...

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Champion System Athlete John Hirsch Featured in NY Daily News "Ask An Expert"

Expert: Triathlete & Team Continuum coach John Hirsch

Question from: Rolando Ricardez (@R_Ricardez)

Q: As a beginner triathlete I have been spending quite some time on my bike. I wonder whether cycling helps me with my running. My question is: is cycling going to make me a slower or a faster runner? Are the muscles used in cycling completely different from those used in running? Or are they complementary? Should I spend less time on the bike as I prepare for a marathon or is it ok for me to cycle on cross-training days?

A: For most novice endurance sports athletes, doing more of anything helps with everything. If you are cycling more than before you started any endurance sports, you are likely to see fitness gains and that will translate over to running. Because cycling is low impact, you will remain injury free while building your fitness, which is very important as many new runners find themselves doing too much too fast and getting hurt. The muscles used are not exactly the same, nor is the movement, so at some point, there are diminished returns.

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Champion System Athlete Laura Bennett had another strong race finishing 8th at today’s Kitzbuhel ITU World Championship Race.

Photo Credit:  Paul Phillips / Competitive Image

Laura Bennett had another strong race finishing 8th at today’s Kitzbuhel ITU World Championship Race. Great Job Laura!






Champion System announces their sponsorship of the Canadian National Team for all ITU events and through the 2012 London Olympics. Champion System will act as the official clothing sponsor of the Canadian Age Group World Championship Teams, Elite National Teams, and Development Teams beginning for the 2010 season.  This announcement comes in addition to the official opening of the Canadian Champion System office.
As the official uniform sponsor, Champion System has created a custom design for each member of the Canadian National Team to race in for all ITU races and the 2012 London Olympics.  
 “I’m thrilled to announce the sponsorship of the Canadian National Team, “ says Scott Kaylin, one of the founders of Champion System. “In conjunction with the opening of Champion System Canada, I’m certain CS’s presence in the Canadian market will become a force to reckon with. We’ve already been handling a large Canadian customer base and have had a tremendous response with Canadian athletes in our clothing. Putting the members of the Canadian National Team in Champion System was a natural fit. We’re really excited to have some of the triathlon industry’s top athletes in our clothing and anticipate the huge impact it’s going to have on the tri industry as a whole .”
The roster for the national team includes two-time Olympic medalist Simon Whitfield, Brent McMahon, and Kyle Jones for the men; and Lauren Groves, Kathy Tremblay, Kristen Sweetland, and Paula Findley for the women.  Along with a team of age groupers, the sponsorship will also include the National Development team, which includes athletes Andrew McCartney, Connor Hammond, Jeff Philips, Alison Hooper, and Kyla Coates.
Champion System is known for their construction of top quality garments and for outfitting some of the triathlon industry’s  top athletes. I’m excited to have all our athletes in Champion System,” says Alan Trivett, Executive Director of Triathlon Canada.    "With our emphasis on performance at all levels, we are confident that we now have the best race-wear technology for our athletes to finish on the podium with.”
The announcement of Champion System’s sponsorship of the Canadian National Triathlon Team adds to the growing list of Champion System’s major sponsorship deals with the 2010 Life Time Fitness Toyota Race to the Cup Triathlon Series and athletes Greg and Laura Bennett..

Champion System Athlete Gavin Noble Wins the Fuente Alamo Triathlon!

Congratulations Gavin on your great win!



Champion System Athlete Greg Bennett Takes 2nd Place at the 2010 St. Anthony's Triathlon!

Photo Credit:  Paul Phillips / Competitive Image


Kathy Rakel Finishes in Top 10 for  2010 Lima ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup!

Champion System is proud to announce a top 10 finish from Team Sirius athlete Kathy Rakel.   Kathy finished 10th overall in the Elite Women's category during the 2010 Lima ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup on April 4th!   Congratulations Kathy!  Check out Kathy in her Custom Elite Tri Suit!  


Team Sirius Athelte Misato Takagi has wins the  2010 Mazatlan ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup!

We are proud to sponsor  Misato Takagi  who finished first and took the win during this year's 2010 Mazatlan ITU Pan American Cup!   Congratulations to Misato on an impressive star to the 2010 season!  Check out Misato on the podium in her CS gear!




Check out Greg in his CS Custom Tri-Suit in this month's edition of Triathlete Magazine. Looking good Greg!




GOTRIbal is an interactive network to offer the world of triathlon to women athletes every where.  GOTRIbal seeks to empower and engage women not only in the world of endurance sports but in every aspect of their life.  

To learn more about GOTRIbal and join their network please visit the GOTRIbal website,


To purchase official GOTRIbal clothing, visit 




Champion System is proud to announce that they are the official apparel sponsor of the USA Triathlon Training DVD Series produced by Endurance Films. Endurance Films has recently released volume 1 of this series featuring triathlon legend Mark Allen. Each volume in the series will begin with a 30 second spot featuring Champion System Apparel. Working with Endurance Films, Champion System has created cycling and triathlon apparel exclusively for the project. The five-part DVD series will feature essential information and training tips from some of the triathlon industry’s top athletes and coaches.
“We are really excited to be working with Endurance Films to provide branded clothing for the USA Triathlon Training Series. The team at Endurance films has done an excellent job in setting an industry standard for triathlon training videos.  It’s great to be able to bring our apparel worn by top athletes to the public and combine that with the release of this high profile series”, says Scott Kaylin, President of Champion System. “
As the official clothing sponsor of the USAT Training DVD Series, Champion System will be working with Endurance Films to promote and market the series by making this custom apparel available for purchase to the public. 
“Champion System’s gear has always been a notable presence at any race we’ve covered and is often the apparel of choice for the athletes we work with,” said Endurance Films owner Eric Feller. “This training series is a huge deal for us and we are thrilled to have Champion System’s talented team as part of the project. Not to mention the fact that they customized some amazing gear specifically for the series which we are proud to be able to offer to our customers.”
For more information on the USA Triathlon Training DVD Series and DVD Series apparel, you can visit .  To purchase USA Triathlon DVD series apparel, you can visit    

Yuliya Sapunova Finishes Season with U23 Title

Champion System is proud to announce that sponsored athlete, Yuliya Sapunova, is ranked as the number one female in the inaugural ITU Under23 Triathlon Rankings.  Sapunova secured her title after a consistently strong season , finishing fifth in the Huatulco ITU Triathlon World Cup.  Congratulations, Yuliya!


 Red Licorice Events Team Photo

Champion System is proud to partner with Red Licorice Events for 2010.  Check out their official Team Photo.  Photo provide by Jake North Photography.


Champion System Athlete Greg Bennett  Pre Race at Ironman 70.3 World Championships




Champion System Athletes Greg and Laura Bennett Win Ironman Augusta!


Check out their feature in this month's Triathlete Magazine!



Snapple Ltye Water Announces 2010 Snapple Triathlon Team

Team Snapple has announced their team for the 2010 season.  Comprised of 25 top professional and amateur triathletes, they have previously claimed strong finishes at the Ironman World Championships, Ironman 70.3 World Championships and Duathlon Worlds. 

 "We've had a wonderfully successful run in our first four years, and we're looking forward to besting ourselves once again in 2010,” said Bart Forsyth, director of Team Snapple.  

With the addition of nine new competitors, Team Snapple 2010 members include Bart Forsyth ( Team Director), Adrianna Anderson, Kelzie Beebe, Chip Berry, Hilary Carins, Greg Close, Katie Davison, Zack Desmond, Rick Fessler, Chris Ganter, Holly Geldhauser, Jim Hallberg, Laurie Hug, Angela Kidd, Adrianne Kroepsch, Stephanie Liles, Christopher Martin, Lucas McCullom, Cheryl McMurray, Ashley McWilliams, Matias Palavecino, Todd Stackhouse, Ted Waugh, Sean Ward, and Todd Wiley.


Champion System Athlete Javier Gomez Noya wins the LA Life Time Fitness Triathlon




Gomez, the 2008 ITU World Champion and 2007 and 2009 ITU World Championship silver medalist, came back from a 30-second deficit after the bike leg to pass three-time Toyota Cup series champion and fellow Champion System athlete Greg Bennett and the Czech Republic's veteran ITU star Filip Ospaly to win this weekend's Life Time Fitness Triathlon. Great job, Javier!

 Photos courtesy of Rich Cruse /

Team Hong Kong Competes in World Kids' Triathlon Competition


On August 23, 2009, Team Hong Kong competed in the World Kids' Triathlon, held in Yokohama, Japan. The Triathlon was held in conjunction with the World Kids' Sports Summit.  Young athletes, ages 10-15 years from 16 countries, gathered to promote the message of a brighter future through fair play and compete in the first ever World Kids' Triathlon. 

Pictured below is Team Hong Kong in their custom Elite Tri Suits.


Irina Abbysova Takes Silver in Tiszaujvaros World Cup


Champion System-sponsored Russian athlete Irina Abbysova took the silver at the Tiszaujvaros World Cup on Sunday, August 9.  This was her first ITU World Cup podium.  Way to go Irina!

Pictured below is Irina in her Champion System gear, giving a post-race interview.




 Javier Gomez Crowned European Triathlon Champion


Champion System-sponsored triathlete Javier Gomez Noya won the Holten ETU Triathlon European Championship ahead of Alistair Brownlee (GBR) and Alexander Brukhankov (RUS). 

Here's Javier running to victory in his Champion System custom Elite Tri Suit.


Champion System Named Official Supplier to ITU Triathlon World Championship


Champion System has been named the official technical cycling clothing supplier for the 2009 ITU World Triathlon Championships, being held on Australia's Gold Coast September 9-13.


Champion System Wins U23 European Triathlon Championship 


Champion System-sponsored triathlete Yuliya Sapunova (Ukraine) won the European U23 Triathlon Championship in a Champion System Elite Tri Suit and on our new Champion System carbon fiber bicycle frame.  More info on CS Frames is coming soon!


Champion System Sponsors 2009 Lyte Water Triathlon Team


Champion System is proud to announce that it is serving as official clothing sponsor for the Lyte Water Triathlon Team. The team is based in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York. The team includes 26 top-notch professional triathletes who have made strong showings at Ironman World Championships, Ironman 70.3 World Championships, Olympic-distance Elite Age Group Nationals, Duathlon Nationals, and numerous other national level events.

Pictured below is the Lyte Water Triathlon team custom jersey.



Ukrainian Triathletes Win at Regional Track Finals      


Elite triathletes Yuliya Sapunova and Danil Sapunov both won gold medals at their regional Zaporizhyan track and field cup meet recently. The two athletes are sponsored by Champion System and are pictured below in their custom Champion System Casual Windguard Pants and Casual Windguard Jacket.




Champion System Introduces CS-ONE and Redefines Low Minimums  

Champion System has once again turned the custom cyclewear industry upside down!  Introducing CS-ONE, the lowest minimum custom program in the world. With CS-ONE the minimum is only 5 total pieces and you can order main items one at a time! 

For example:

  • 1 Tri Top
  • 1 Tri Short
  • 1 Tri Suit
  • 1 Cycling Jersey
  • 1 Cycling Short

Wait — it gets better!  Once you meet the 5 piece main item minimum you can order our accessories one at a time too. One pair of gloves, one cap — whatever you want. CS-ONE is perfect for anybody that's ever dreamed of having their very own custom uniform. 

Click here for more info and pricing.



Champion System Triathletes Take 3rd and 5th at ITU Asia Cup

Champion System-sponsored Danil Sapunov won the bronze medal in the OSIM Hong Kong ITU Triathlon Asia Cup, held Nov. 15 in Hong Kong. Yuliya Sapunova, also sponsored by Champion System, was fifth in the elite women’s race.
Pictured below is Danil in his Champion System Elite Tri Suit.

Pictured below is Yuliya during the running leg in her Champion System Elite Tri Suit.


Champion System Triathletes Dominate Alanya European Cup 

Champion System-sponsored triathletes Danyl Sapunov (Kazakhstan) took bronze in the Elite Men’s race, and Yuliya Sapunova (Ukraine) took silver in the Elite Women’s division of the Alanya European Cup. The race was held October 25 in Alanya, Turkey, and is the final event in the 2008 Premium European Cup series. Over 100 athletes took part in the Olympic distance triathlon.
Pictured below is Sapunov, far left, wearing his Champion System Elite Tri Suit.
Pictured below is Sapunova, far right, wearing her Champion System Elite Tri Suit.

Champion System's Gomez Wins World Cup Triathlon Championship 

Javier Gomez has won the BG Triathlon World Cup Series rankings. The 25-year-old Spaniard, who is sponsored by Champion System, has had a phenomenal year, winning every single World Cup event he has entered.
Pictured below is Gomez wearing his Champion System Elite Tri Suit.