Welcome to the 2015-16 season of US Academic Triathlon

We are very excited about the upcoming season and the future of USAT! Please spend some time on this website where you will find a lot of great coaching and competition resources, this season’s schedule, and registration materials.

Peggy giving out trophies to the 2015 State Competition winners

Peggy giving out trophies to the 2015 State Competition winners

This year brings major changes to the organization’s leadership. It is with great sadness that we bid adieu to our wonderful founder, Peggy Sheldon, as she embarks on the great journey that is retirement. Peggy created USAT and led the organization for nearly 30 years, often doing most of the work herself. For decades Peggy brainstormed and wrote Meet content, packaged Meet materials, and produced the State competition event single-handedly. Please join us as we wish Peggy the best of luck in retirement!

Over the past few years you may have noticed some new, but familiar, names on the website and in our correspondence. Alison (Sheldon) Weaverdyck, Peggy’s daughter; Daniel Sheldon, Peggy’s younger of two sons, and Sarah Kirchner Sheldon, Peggy’s daughter-in-law, formally joined the staff of USAT five years ago as the organization continued to grow. This year’s leadership change will now put those names in the forefront, but will continue under Peggy’s great example (and occasional guidance). The structure of the program and its goals have not changed, and we look forward to working with you again this year to offer a rewarding and fun opportunity for your students.

Sarah Kirchner Sheldon, former Minnesota State Coordinator, will now serve as Executive Director and continue to be the main contact for all coaches, coordinators, parents, and teams. You can reach her directly at sarah@usacademictriathlon.com.

Alison Weaverdyck is the Creative Director and in charge of curriculum and maintaining a high level of excellence as USAT continues to challenge and inspire participating students. Don’t miss her weekly articles about methods for boosting creativity and helping your team play to its strengths! You can find them on this website, get them sent directly to your email by subscribing to this blog (see sign up box at right), and through our Facebook page. You can reach her directly at alison@usacademictriathlon.com.

Daniel Sheldon is now the Production Director and is in charge of creating and shipping high quality Meet materials. You can reach him directly at dan@usacademictriathlon.com.

With this change in leadership, we have moved the USAT headquarters back to the Twin Cities (specifically St. Paul) to be more centrally located. Please take note of our new mailing address:

US Academic Triathlon
2355 Fairview Ave #335
Roseville, MN 55113

Did you know US Academic Triathlon is a registered 501c3 tax-exempt organization? Keep your eye out this season for our involvement in local giving events such as Give to the Max Day and #GivingTuesday.

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to challenging your students during another great seasons of US Academic Triathlon!

I am the Creative Director and Webmaster for USAT. I write many of the challenges and help to shape the overall season calendar of events. Peggy Sheldon, the Founder, is my mother so I have been living and breathing the program since it was founded over 20 years ago.

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