This year at the XTERRA USA Championship a new award was introduced – the ENVE Performer of the Year award, presented by ENVE Composites.
ENVE produces the finest carbon road, mountain and triathlon wheels and components – and is manufactured in Ogden, Utah by riders, for riders.
There were many standouts from the 70-race XTERRA America Tour to choose from, like Maryland’s Kevin Adams, who did 12 races this season – the most of any competitor by far. Next up with 8 races were James Dewlen, Brian Parker, Robyn Reyes, and Tad Norton.
But, when it came to top performers there were 57 notable age groupers that did well enough in at least four races to top 300 points this season.
Twenty-two scored a perfect 325 - they won four races in their division, including one regional championship. Half of those won at least five races, five won seven races, and four were a perfect 7-for-7 in their division. They were Chris Scott from Morrison, Illinois, Daryl Weaver from Lititz, PA, Don Morrison of Brandywine, PA, and Melanie Etherton of Austin, Texas.
Amazingly, Chris and Daryl won the overall at six of those seven races, and in the 7th race they were both the fourth amateur overall at a Regional Championship.
It was a tough call between Chris and Daryl, but longevity in the sport reigned. Daryl’s first XTERRA was July of last year, while Chris started his XTERRA career back in 2008.
Therefore, the 2012 ENVE Performer of the Year went to Chris Scott, who won a fabulous trophy and a set of ENVE Wheels. ENVE was also generous enough to provide three runner-up prizes for Daryl, Don, and Melanie, who each received their choice of an ENVE seat post, handle bar or stem.