The first two races of the 2019 XTERRA America Tour are in the books.
The XTERRA South Central Region kicked off the season March 23rd in Bryan, Texas with Kyle Grieser, a 12x XTERRA Regional Champ, holding off Jason Savill to take the win at XTERRA Bluebonnet by 42-seconds. In the women’s race Melanie Etherton, a 5x Regional Champ, took the top spot ahead of Jessica White who was a little more than one-minute back in second-place.
On Saturday, March 30, the XTERRA Southeast Region season got started in the Sunshine State with Jonathan Perkinson and Jennifer Moos winning the XTERRA Miami off-road triathlon men’s and women’s titles. Incredibly, Moos was second overall, just 45-seconds behind Perkinson.
Next up is XTERRA Myrtle Beach on April 14 in South Carolina, the second of eight races in the Southeast, with XTERRA ATX (April 27 in Austin, TX) and XTERRA Fort Yargo (April 27 in Winder, GA) further ahead.
The XTERRA America Tour is designed to provide age group athletes with a bona-fide championship to compete for within their geographic region. At the end of the regular season the top performers from each region have a chance to compete against other athletes their same age - but from different regions - at the national championship in Utah on September 7.
After the last race of the regular season (XTERRA Hawaii Island on August 25, 2019) XTERRA will total all athletes best three scores of the year together. The athlete with the most points - by gender, by age group, and by region of residence – earns the title of XTERRA Regional Champion, exclusive apparel identifying them as the champ, and a qualifying spot into the XTERRA World Championship race to be held Oct. 27, 2019 in Maui.
Learn more at xterraplanet.com.