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ETPA: Year in Review 2018

What an amazing year for ETPA racing. The breadth of our program is now industry leading and it excites me to see where we have come from and where we are going.

The US program goes from strength to strength with the amazing Raeleigh Harris continuing her push deeper into the American market. Rae capitalized on a strong start and has subsequently moved into new coaching space with the assistance of Mitchell Reiss and Mike Davies driving the program forward.

Our Junior program has come on in leaps and bounds. Our feeder systems are continuing to deliver a high quality junior athlete into our full program mix. We are now top end heave with a true high performance junior program. Yippee!

We have also had a solid year with our high performance program. This year we have started blooding some new professional talent with some of our juniors coming of age. Amanda Wilson has come off a year of international travelling and racing where she picked up a 2nd at doubling 70.3. Oscar Dart raced his first internal ITU race and secured a top 5 in the national series.

I changed personal focus this year and started contributing back into the sport at a high performance level with Triathlon Victoria Developmental program. I am now a mentor coach, working with the best of the best junior athlete Victoria has to offer. I am also still contributing to the Triathlon Victoria coach education program. All in all its been a busy year.

Our Melbourne based swim squad has stabilised since last season and we are proud to be pushing along with the same amazing structure. We have three coaches working with over 50 athletes. Marcus Blake our head coach, Dom Scholtes our in water high performance mentor, and David Edwards our dedicated stroke development coach.

Standout results from the 17/18 summer season – including 28 podiums from across the world

International Level Results:

  • 2nd female 40-44 years Geelong 70.3

  • 2nd female 50-54 years Geelong 70.3

  • 2nd female 35-39 years Geelong 70.3

  • 4th male 50-54 years Geelong 70.3

  • 6th female pro Geelong 70.3

  • 7th female pro Taupo 70.3

  • 1st female 50-54 years Asia Pacific 70.3 Championships West Sydney

  • 1st male 40-44 years Asia Pacific 70.3 Championships West Sydney

  • 3rd male 40-44 years Challenge Shepparton

  • 3rd male 35-39 years Challenge Shepparton

  • 1st male 60-64 years Challenge Shepparton

  • 3rd female pro 70.3 dublin

  • 5th female pro 70.3 Italy

National level Results:

  • 1st junior female draft legal – Active Tri Vic Champs

  • 2nd male 25/29 years - Active Tri Vic Champs

  • 3rd junior male draft legal – Active Tri Vic Champs

  • 2nd overall male – Active Tri Vic Champs

  • 1st youth male draft legal – Active Tri Vic Champs

  • 2nd male 20-24 years – Gatorade Standard Distance Vic Champs

  • 2nd female 50-54 years – Gatorade Standard Distance Vic Champs

  • 3rd female Athena – Gatorade Standard Distance Vic Champs

  • 3rd male 35-39 years – Gatorade Standard Distance Vic Champs

  • 5th Junior male national series

Regional Results:

Yarrawonga OD

  • Female 50-54 years 2nd

Yarrawonga SSV

  • Male 1st in 15-19 years

  • SSV mini

  • 2nd female 12-13 year

  • 1st female 12-13 year

2XU Race One

  • 1st junior elite, 3rd overall

  • 4th junior elite

  • 5th female junior elite


  • 2nd male 25-29 years

Sufferfest – Safety Beach

  • 1st male SSV Senior

  • 2nd female SSV Senior

Challenge Shepparton Classic Event

  • 1st female overall

  • 3rd male overall

  • Three AG wins

  • One 2nd and one 3rd


Mathew Tippett

Managing Director



Evolution Cycles

BA (Sport. Admin); MBA

Master Practitioner NLP

Level 2 Triathlon Coach

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