David Quinn, Jeff Grabinski, and Carey Weaver of Grim Reaper Fitness have been recognized as All-Americans by USA Triathlon (USAT) for the 2014 season.
A Bloomington police officer, Quinn is ranked 7th in Illinois in the 45-49 Age Group and 32nd in the five-state Mideast Region. Competing in the 55-59 Age Group, Weaver is ranked 8th in Illinois and 25th in the Mideast. ompeting in triathlon for only the second season, Grabinski is ranked 16th in Illinois in the 35-39 Age Group and 34th in the Mideast Region.
Quinn, who separated his shoulder in a cycling accident in May, had Age Group wins at Rev3 Knoxville (TN) and the Chicago Triathlon. He also finished 4th overall at Tri the Illini in Champaign and completed his seventh Ironman race, finishing 12th in his Age Group at Cozumel last month.
Weaver, a Washington, IL, resident, focused on sprint distance triathlons. He was 29th in his Age Group at USAT Sprint Nationals in Milwaukee and won his Age Group at the Chicago Triathlon. He also had top 5 overall finishes at Stoneman in Springfield, Lakeside at Decatur, and Oak Run at Galeburg. Grabinski, a Frankfort, IL, resident, won his age group at the Pioneer Olympic distance triathlon in Petersburg, IL, as well as the Tri the Illini Sprint in Champaign, IL.
Grabinski, however, focused on long course (70.3 mile and 140.6 mile distances) in 2014, placing 15th in his Age Group at USAT Long Course Nationals, 21st at 70.3 Racine (WI), and 6th at the Cedar Point (OH) half. He also completed his first Ironman distance, placing 18th in Age Group at Ironman Louisville (KY). Grabinski also set his personal best in the marathon, running the Milwaukee Marathon in 3 hours, 23 minutes.
Earlier this month, Lisa Becharas of Grim Reaper Fitness was announced as an All-American in the women’s 20-24 Age Group.