Captains Choose Final 2022 Collins Cup Teams – Triathlete

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Start your engines – the 2022 Collins Cup teams have been set. The flagship event of the Professional Triathletes Organization (PTO) pits the best short- and long-course athletes in triathlon in head-to-head matchups over a 2km swim, 80km bike and an 18km run for a chance at a $1.5 million prize purse .

The three teams – US, Europe, and International – contain 12 athletes each. The top four men and women in the PTO World Ranking for each region as of the end of July qualified automatically for the Collins Cup. In addition, each team’s captains selected two male and female wildcards (known as “Captains’ Picks” for each team), chosen regardless of PTO World Ranking. Matchups will be selected by team captains as well, and announced prior to race day.

The race will take place on August 21, 2022 in Slovakia, and will be streamed live for free on Outside Watch. After the race, O+ members will be able to access replays on demand.

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Team USA

Captains: Julie Moss, Dave Scott

Automatic Qualifiers:

Matt Hanson, USA (Current PTO ranking: 9)

  • 2022 Ironman Des Moines: First
  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga: Second

Sam Long, USA (Current PTO ranking 10)

  • 2022 Challenge Walchsee: Second
  • 2022 Clash Miami: First

Rudy von Berg, USA (Current PTO ranking: 14)

  • 2022 Ironman France: First
  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga: Third

Chris Leiferman, USA (Current PTO ranking: 17)

  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 Marbella: Second
  • 2022 Ironman St. George World Championship: Fourth

Taylor Knibb, USA (Current PTO ranking: 5)

  • 2022 WTCS Yokohama: Sixth
  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 California: First

Skye Moench, USA (Current PTO ranking: 6)

  • 2022 Ironman Des Moines: First
  • 2022 Ironman St. George World Championship: Fourth

Chelsea Sodaro, USA (Current PTO ranking: )

  • 2022 PTO Canadian Open: Third
  • 2022 Ironman Hamburg: Second
  • Current PTO ranking: 11

Jackie Hering, USA (Current PTO ranking: 13)

  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga: First
  • 2021 Clash Daytona: First

Captain’s Picks:

Sarah True, USA (Current PTO ranking: 61)

  • 2022 Ironman Lake Placid: First
  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 Eagleman: First

Ben Kanute, USA (Current PTO ranking: 19)

  • 2022 Clash Miami: Third
  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 California: Fifth

Sophie Watts, USA (Current PTO ranking: 23)

  • 2022 Clash Watkins Glen: First
  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 Eagleman

Jason West, USA (Current PTO ranking: 28)

  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga: First
  • 2022 Clash Watkins Glen: Second
  • Current PTO ranking: 28

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Team Europe

Captains: Natascha Badmann, Normann Stadler

Automatic Qualifiers:

Kristian Blummenfelt, NOR (Current PTO ranking: 1)

  • 2022 Ironman St. George World Championship: First
  • 2022 PTO Canadian Open: Second

Gustav Iden, NOR (Current PTO ranking: 2)

  • 2022 PTO Canadian Open: First
  • 2022 Challenge Championship: First

Patrick Lange, DEU (Current PTO ranking: 3)

  • 2022 Challenge Roth: Second
  • 2021 Challenge Budva: Second

Magnus Ditlev, DEN (Current PTO ranking: 4)

  • 2022 Challenge Roth: First
  • 2022 Ironman Texas: Second

Daniela Ryf, CHE (Current PTO ranking: 1)

  • 2022 Ironman Switzerland: First
  • 2022 Ironman St. George World Championship: First

Anne Haug, DEU (Current PTO ranking: 2)

  • 2022 Challenge Roth: First
  • 2022 Ironman St. George World Championship: Third

Laura Philipp, DEU (Current PTO ranking: 3)

  • 2022 Ironman Hamburg: First
  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau: First

Kat Matthews, GBR (Current PTO ranking: 4)

  • 2022 Ironman St. George World Championship: Second
  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote: First

Captain’s Picks

Nicola Spirig, CHE (Current PTO ranking: 16)

  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 Mallorca: Second
  • 2022 Challenge Mogan-Gran Canaria: Fourth

Daniel Bakkegard, DEN (Current PTO ranking: 7)

  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 Elsinore: First
  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 Dubai: Second

Holly Lawrence, GBR (Current PTO ranking: 12)

  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga: Third
  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 California: Third

Sam Laidlow, FRA (Current PTO ranking: 11)

  • 2022 PTO Canadian Open: Fourth
  • 2022 Ironman St. George World Championship: Eighth

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Team International

Captains: Erin Baker, Craig Alexander

Automatic Qualifiers:

Lionel Sanders, CAN (Current PTO ranking: 5)

  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant: First
  • 2022 Ironman St. George World Championship: Second

Braden Currie, NZL (Current PTO ranking: 6)

  • 2022 Ironman Cairns: Second
  • 2022 Ironman St. George World Championship: Third

Max Neumann, AUS (Current PTO ranking: 13)

  • 2022 Ironman Cairns: First
  • 2022 Challenge Shepparton: Third

Jackson Laundry, CAN (Current PTO ranking: 18)

  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant: Third
  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 California: First

Paula Findlay, CAN (Current PTO ranking: 7)

  • 2022 PTO Canadian Open: Second
  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga: Second

Ashleigh Gentle, AUS (Current PTO ranking: 8)

  • 2022 PTO Canadian Open: First
  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 Andorra: First

Tamara Jewett, CAN (Current PTO ranking: 17)

  • 2022 Ironman Mont-Tremblant: First
  • 2022 Ironman 70.3 Eagleman: Second

Ellie Salthouse, AUS (Current PTO ranking: 20)

  • 2021 Ironman 70.3 Memphis: First
  • 2021 Ironman 70.3 Augusta: First

Captain’s Picks:

Flora Duffy, BMU (Current PTO ranking: Unranked)

  • 2022 WTCS Hamburg: First
  • 2022 WTCS Yokohama: Third

Hayden Wilde, NZL (Current PTO ranking: Unranked)

  • 2022 WTCS Hamburg: First
  • 2022 WTCS Leeds: First

Vittoria Lopes, BRA (Current PTO ranking: 152)

  • 2022 LA Triathlon: First
  • 2022 PTO Canadian Open: Seventh

Aaron Royle, AUS (Current PTO ranking: 43)

  • 2022 Challenge Wales: First
  • 2022 PTO Canadian Open: Third

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