Sunday, July 26, 2009


(Lincoln, NE - July 26, 2009) Shoreview's Sam Hauck won the Cornhusker State Games / Best of the US Nebraska Qualifier Triathlon in Lincoln on Sunday in convincing fashion. A medical student at Creighton University in Omaha, Hauck is, by rule, eligible to represent Nebraska at the Best of the US Championship in Mission Viejo, CA on September 27. Marc Ellingson of Waconia, who also attends Creighton's Medical School, placed 3rd and is in the final passdown position if neither Hauck nor runner-up Scott Bredehoft of Lincoln, accept the invitation. Ellingson represented Nebraska at the 2008 Best of the US Championship in Tempe, AZ, where he finished 18th.

Hauck, who was 3rd at the Heart of the Lakes Minnesota State Triathlon Championship on July 19, is the reigning Turtleman champion and plans to return to defend his title on August 8.

Cornhusker Games Tri Results: