Military Division at Ironman Hawaii

Introduction

This section has been written by Staff Seargent Bradley T. Williams who has served in the Air Force from 2004 to 2014 before becoming a Professional triathlete. If you have any further information or official results from the years that we are missing, please contact Brad or me so we can update this information.

IRONMAN has a long history and connection with the military, dating all the way back to the first IRONMAN in 1978. It all started with Naval Commander John Collins coming up with the first IRONMAN distance race, which was then won by a Navy Communications Specialist, Gordon Haller. Since then the military has had strong ties to the sport of triathlon and IRONMAN.

From the research that we have done the Military Category has existed since as early as 1996 at the IRONMAN World Championships. For the longest time that division was for US service members only, 2015 marked the first year that the division was opened up to military members from around the world. From 1996 to 2013 the slot allocation system changed throughout the years. At one point each service branch (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy) were given slots by IRONMAN and they allocated them to their athletes. The number of slots decreased over the years, from as high as five men and three women per service branch all the way down to where it was one male and one female slot in 2013.

In 2014 there was not an “official qualification” process, but there was still a military division. You had to qualify outright, just like any other athlete to compete in the division, and also had to prove military service and possibly endorsement from your country/branch of service. Right around the time of the 70.3 World Championships in 2014, IRONMAN announced the new military division and plans for it. The first qualifying race with military only slots was to be held at Superfrog 70.3, which was only a few weeks before. There were 20 slots allocated to the military athletes racing in 2014.

Since 2014 select races have been set as military qualifying events, usually two to three per year. Since the inception of the program Superfrog 70.3, Bahrain 70.3, Wiesbaden 70.3, and IRONMAN Cairns have all had slots. We are unsure of what races had IRONMAN World Championship slots for 2018 other than Superfrog 70.3, which has 15 total slots.

IM Hawaii (Military Division) (October 15, 2005)

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Military Swim Bike Run Time
1 Michael Hagen USA US Army 01:03:06 04:52:19 03:22:17 09:23:07
2 Arthur Mathisen USA US Army 01:04:30 04:56:38 03:24:06 09:31:18
3 Scott Jones USA US Navy 01:01:06 05:05:46 03:32:17 09:46:12
4 Mike Ferreira USA US Coast Guard 01:05:26 05:20:57 03:26:16 09:59:01
5 Andrew Baldwin USA US Navy 00:57:24 05:03:10 03:53:56 10:04:36
6 Hector Tovar USA US Army 01:14:57 05:17:26 03:39:14 10:19:54
7 Geoff Cleveland USA US Air Force 00:54:28 05:33:14 04:04:16 10:37:49
8 Thomas Jackson USA US Air Force 01:04:00 05:09:19 04:18:06 10:37:57
9 Erich Rehberg USA US Navy 01:11:50 05:49:19 04:00:07 11:11:25
10 John Shafer USA US Marine 01:14:49 05:41:44 04:10:32 11:15:26
11 Spence Cocanour USA US Air Force 01:05:50 05:15:53 04:47:57 11:18:40
12 Joseph Zwack USA US Navy / Coast Guard 01:25:30 05:19:25 04:50:52 11:42:03
13 Matthew Roberts USA US Marine 01:09:18 05:55:09 04:37:48 11:50:05
14 Christian Roth USA US Coast Guard 01:32:20 05:36:42 04:40:12 11:56:39

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Military Swim Bike Run Time
1 Heidi Grimm USA US Army 01:05:04 05:29:54 04:00:51 10:42:03
2 Abigail White USA US Air Force 01:05:23 06:04:12 04:20:32 11:36:44
3 Amy Cocanour USA US Coast Guard 01:07:20 05:55:34 04:38:53 11:53:17
4 Jessica Utter USA US Marine 01:04:23 06:15:38 04:54:58 12:26:15

IM Hawaii (Military Division) (October 21, 2006)

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Military Swim Bike Run Time
1 Scott Jones USA US Navy 01:02:16 04:53:16 03:37:20 09:39:20
2 Matthew Lorenz USA US Army 01:08:17 04:56:07 03:33:29 09:44:49
3 Peter Ohotnicky USA US Air Force 01:00:13 05:10:53 03:25:56 09:46:52
4 Michael Hagen USA US Army 01:06:49 05:12:41 03:24:29 09:50:18
5 Arthur Mathisen USA US Army 01:09:10 05:09:13 03:27:49 09:53:39
6 Jeffrey Tomaszewski USA US Navy 01:16:07 05:22:26 03:31:00 10:15:53
7 Brian Grasky USA US Air Force 01:10:48 05:18:10 03:50:21 10:25:57
8 Mike Ferreira USA US Coast Guard 01:09:02 05:36:41 03:41:15 10:32:06
9 Chris Whitlock USA US Coast Guard 01:13:18 05:40:06 03:42:24 10:43:51
10 Steve Patterson USA US Marine 01:14:53 05:23:35 03:58:21 10:44:40
11 Gary Conlon USA   01:11:14 05:59:38 03:40:24 10:59:26
12 John Shafer USA US Marine 01:17:06 05:47:26 04:36:01 11:48:51
13 Christian Roth USA US Coast Guard 01:32:00 05:37:15 04:47:42 12:05:19
14 Mitchell Hall USA   01:03:39 05:39:35 06:34:01 13:26:14

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Military Swim Bike Run Time
1 Heidi Grimm USA US Army 01:10:08 05:28:01 03:53:07 10:36:56
2 Maiya Anderson USA   01:02:12 05:41:31 04:25:48 11:16:56
3 Carolyn Shull USA   01:16:31 06:04:18 04:24:28 11:51:32
4 Jessica Utter USA US Marine 01:05:22 06:01:26 04:47:28 12:02:07
5 Amy Cocanour USA US Coast Guard 01:07:17 06:11:53 04:58:42 12:35:15

IM Hawaii (Military Division) (October 13, 2007)

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Military Swim Bike Run Time
1 Brian Monaghan USA US Coast Guard 01:00:03 05:08:15 03:19:47 09:34:32
2 Thomas Jackson USA US Air Force 01:05:10 05:07:34 03:17:35 09:35:44
3 Greg Price USA US Marine 01:06:38 05:08:18 03:18:35 09:39:52
4 Mike Ferreira USA US Coast Guard 01:04:45 05:15:36 03:25:07 09:50:40
5 Peter Ohotnicky USA US Air Force 00:58:05 05:23:08 03:27:27 09:55:13
6 David Steele USA US Marine 01:07:42 05:27:36 03:18:18 10:00:02
7 Andrew Baldwin USA US Navy 00:59:00 05:23:53 03:48:23 10:17:08
8 Matthew Lorenz USA US Army 01:06:30 05:12:41 04:06:24 10:36:27
9 Geoff Cleveland USA US Air Force 00:52:44 05:32:15 04:13:53 10:44:23
10 Arthur Mathisen USA US Army 01:03:13 05:25:01 04:08:52 10:44:23
11 Chris Whitlock USA US Coast Guard 01:14:41 05:48:00 03:42:53 10:52:42
12 Damon Dixon USA US Navy 01:01:07 05:35:10 04:17:49 11:03:12
13 Jason Schuette USA US Marine 01:06:35 06:58:40 04:01:46 12:20:00
14 Hector Tovar USA US Army 01:12:13 05:38:03 05:30:44 12:33:38
15 Jim Felty USA US Navy 01:17:04 08:30:26 05:29:34 15:35:09

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Military Swim Bike Run Time
1 Lisa Newman-Wise USA US Air Force 01:05:06 06:22:57 04:00:10 11:35:52
2 Theresa Michal USA US Navy 01:02:27 06:20:14 05:02:04 12:32:32
3 Amy Cocanour USA US Coast Guard 01:08:32 06:37:08 05:11:07 13:09:53
4 Jessica Utter USA US Marine 01:01:43 06:50:18 06:59:25 15:11:04

IM Hawaii (Military Division) (October 11, 2008)

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Military Swim Bike Run Time
1 Brian Monaghan USA US Coast Guard 59:18:00 05:20:01 03:11:57 09:36:38
2 Mike Ferreira USA US Coast Guard 01:04:37 05:14:45 03:12:08 09:40:42
3 Christopher Bachl USA US Army 01:04:23 05:10:06 03:21:51 09:44:10
4 Greg Price USA US Marine 01:03:38 05:16:13 03:21:22 09:46:21
5 James Bales USA US Air Force 55:13:00 05:18:49 03:30:05 09:51:42
6 David Steele USA US Marine 01:06:20 05:28:27 03:24:48 10:05:17
7 John Marinovich USA US Navy 55:17:00 05:27:52 03:37:06 10:10:31
8 Thomas Jackson USA US Air Force 01:05:42 05:18:10 03:43:22 10:12:54
9 Matthew Lorenz USA US Army 01:08:27 05:12:51 03:45:38 10:18:55
10 Jeffrey Tomaszewski USA US Navy 01:20:04 05:24:56 03:29:09 10:23:13
11 Damon Dixon USA US Navy 58:33:00 05:22:42 04:00:14 10:27:32
12 Spence Cocanour USA US Air Force 01:05:42 05:33:39 03:45:05 10:35:01
13 Eric Reid USA US Army 01:07:42 05:24:12 04:00:28 10:41:54
14 Chris Whitlock USA US Coast Guard 01:16:18 05:49:40 03:50:27 11:04:26
15 Andrew Christian USA US Marine 01:06:50 05:26:07 04:39:57 11:21:17

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Military Swim Bike Run Time
1 Samantha Bird USA US Army 01:01:37 05:58:52 04:07:13 11:17:37
2 Sara McGrath USA US Marine 01:07:13 06:13:27 03:58:42 11:31:56
3 Caroline White USA US Air Force 01:18:31 06:25:06 03:42:54 11:36:08
4 Rachel Beckmann USA US Coast Guard 01:12:42 06:28:02 03:56:04 11:44:41
5 Kristin Barnes USA US Navy 01:18:50 06:01:23 04:18:22 11:47:01

IM Hawaii (Military Division) (October 10, 2009)

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Military Swim Bike Run Time
1 Scott Jones USA US Navy 01:01:37 05:08:46 03:31:37 09:49:29
2 Greg Price USA US Marine 59:53:00 05:16:27 03:34:35 09:56:55
3 Christopher Bachl USA US Army 01:06:08 05:09:04 03:49:32 10:15:48
4 Mike Ferreira USA US Coast Guard 01:05:06 05:30:52 03:36:44 10:19:22
5 Lee Guthrie USA US Air Force 56:52:00 05:38:18 03:45:10 10:26:44

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Military Swim Bike Run Time
1 Tina Eakin USA US Army 01:13:02 05:57:20 03:32:42 10:51:20
2 Laura Springer USA US Coast Guard 58:14:00 05:47:29 04:14:22 11:05:49
3 Abigail Ruscetta USA US Air Force 01:00:26 06:07:22 04:02:30 11:16:34
4 Darcy Spiese USA US Marine 01:05:11 06:33:28 03:59:44 11:49:29
5 Wendy Towle USA US Navy 01:26:03 06:16:37 04:51:01 12:42:13

IM Hawaii (Military Division) (October 9, 2010)

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Military Swim Bike Run Time
1 Robert Killian USA US Army 01:14:34 04:59:51 03:09:58 09:30:50
2 William Kidd Poteet USA US Air Force 01:06:12 05:09:43 03:18:19 09:39:05
3 Mike Ferreira USA US Coast Guard 01:07:20 05:18:13 03:38:52 10:10:33
4 Hunter Hobson USA US Marines 01:08:33 05:25:05 03:58:36 10:40:54
5 Lee Boyer USA US Navy 01:01:45 05:31:39 04:19:55 11:07:29

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Military Swim Bike Run Time
1 Jamie Turner USA US Air Force 01:15:43 05:46:27 03:41:26 10:48:31
2 Rachel Beckmann USA US Coast Guard 01:15:57 05:49:21 04:17:56 11:31:37
3 Kristin Barnes USA US Navy 01:21:54 06:03:47 04:11:58 11:44:45
4 Erica Chabalko USA US Army 01:07:28 06:05:26 04:26:35 11:50:49

IM Hawaii (Military Division) (October 15, 2011)

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Military Swim Bike Run Time
1 Rob Hilton USA US Marines 01:10:39 04:52:59 03:07:40 09:19:57
2 John Marinovich USA US Navy 57:20:00 05:00:44 03:49:28 09:53:18
3 Robert Killian USA US Army 01:14:14 05:09:05 03:28:43 09:59:35
4 William Kidd Poteet USA US Air Force 01:10:49 05:15:31 03:37:30 10:09:08
5 Mike Ferreira USA US Coast Guard 01:08:21 05:15:06 03:41:41 10:11:31

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Military Swim Bike Run Time
1 Tina Eakin USA US Army 01:16:17 05:37:00 03:29:02 10:29:22
2 Rachel Beckmann USA US Coast Guard 01:16:47 05:34:47 03:47:04 10:46:39
3 Jamie Turner USA US Air Force 01:15:23 05:38:56 04:00:00 10:58:51
4 Kristin Barnes USA US Navy 01:20:29 05:54:32 04:13:48 11:35:22
5 Christina Rogers USA US Marines 01:14:42 06:45:32 05:30:02 13:40:26

IM Hawaii (Military Division) (October 13, 2012)

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Military Swim Bike Run Time
1 Rob Hilton USA US Marines 01:09:43 05:01:38 03:14:11 09:32:54
2 Michael Danish USA US Coast Guard 01:06:10 05:08:20 03:16:06 09:36:29
3 Brad Williams USA US Air Force 01:03:17 05:13:46 03:24:53 09:47:40
4 Brian Eldridge USA US Air Force 01:35:22 05:13:05 03:19:53 10:17:10
5 Scott Jones USA US Navy 01:01:44 05:27:23 03:46:33 10:22:28
6 Cam Loos USA US Navy 58:48:00 05:59:42 04:00:13 11:07:28
7 Felipe Rael USA US Marines 01:27:07 05:44:37 04:18:56 11:38:52
8 Michael Spears USA US Army 01:06:34 06:18:09 04:19:23 11:55:26
9 Andrew Stiles USA US Navy 01:24:55 07:08:47 05:28:20 14:15:47
10 Stephen Smith USA US Army 01:13:42 06:58:01 05:59:16 14:33:01

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Military Swim Bike Run Time
1 Jolene Wilkinson USA US Air Force 01:07:12 05:24:39 03:52:33 10:31:14
2 Samantha Morrison USA US Air Force 01:01:29 05:46:05 03:42:11 10:35:46
3 Priscilla Shaw USA US Army 01:44:12 06:14:02 04:14:44 12:24:51
4 Lauren Thompson USA US Coast Guard 01:40:50 06:52:08 04:58:41 13:50:47
5 Kristin Barnes USA US Navy 01:18:15 06:32:56 05:58:03 13:56:12

IM Hawaii (Military Division) (October 12, 2013)

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Military Swim Bike Run Time
1 Brad Williams USA US Air Force 01:01:40 04:41:44 03:14:26 09:03:41
2 Rob Hilton USA US Marines 01:05:36 04:54:57 03:16:02 09:23:41
3 Austin Jackson USA US Navy 01:00:23 04:57:38 03:37:37 09:43:13
4 Joshua Horsager USA US Army 01:07:22 05:06:35 04:04:16 10:26:33
5 John Pryor USA US Coast Guard 01:18:53 05:48:19 03:57:09 11:13:20

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Military Swim Bike Run Time
1 Samantha Morrison USA US Air Force 55:23:00 05:12:16 03:26:01 09:38:26
2 Rachel Beckmann USA US Coast Guard 01:05:45 05:25:22 03:46:35 10:27:30
3 Meghann Nelles USA US Navy 01:15:54 06:24:18 04:17:19 12:06:42
4 Jessica Forman USA US Army 01:15:40 07:30:14 05:33:18 14:31:24

IM Hawaii (Military Division) (October 14, 2017)

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Military Swim Bike Run Time
1 Brett King USA   00:53:47 04:53:48 03:22:38 09:15:16
2 Thomas Scovel USA   00:58:47 04:59:24 03:38:06 09:45:04
3 Jonathan Mason USA   00:58:20 05:15:02 03:27:47 09:49:36
4 Luke Woodland AUS   00:54:40 04:54:43 03:55:48 09:53:30
5 Alexandre Boule CAN   00:59:01 05:07:45 03:39:00 09:53:37
6 Cedric Tourneur FRA   01:05:01 05:24:10 03:20:40 09:57:25
7 Scott Tonder USA   01:00:01 05:15:58 04:13:47 10:36:50
8 Chris Thomas USA   01:02:48 05:23:17 04:14:34 10:51:26
9 Paul Mckay AUS   01:06:05 05:39:13 04:06:46 10:59:58
10 John Giguere CAN   01:29:12 05:42:37 04:16:12 11:40:05
11 Stephen Jones AUS   01:08:45 06:09:31 04:43:02 12:13:31
12 Leigh Coop AUS   01:08:24 06:20:43 06:52:38 14:53:10
  Joel Maley CAN   01:08:46 05:16:56   DNF

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Military Swim Bike Run Time
1 Jessica Lukasik USA   01:07:49 06:00:17 04:04:16 11:21:02
2 Megan Howard USA   00:59:54 06:14:50 04:55:01 12:17:46
3 Megan Webber AUS   01:07:12 06:39:44 04:36:36 12:31:26
4 Sarah Turse USA   01:14:39 06:21:59 05:20:16 13:11:34
5 Megan Kinne USA   01:21:26 06:44:23 05:18:58 13:37:33
6 Kara Dreflak-utley USA   01:39:43 07:24:27 06:16:35 15:44:05
7 Sharon Gunton AUS   01:35:33 08:31:40 06:08:55 16:31:37

One Response to Military Division at Ironman Hawaii

  1. Don White September 26, 2018 at 11:54 pm #

    Greetings Thorsten Rhadde,
    My name is Don White I am a retired Navy Senior Chief. I have been racing triathlons since 1985 the same year I joined the Navy. I have raced Kona 6 times and I have the results books and I have scanned the Military results page from the years I was there: 1989, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 My good friend Doug Marocco has done Kona 9 times and a few were different years than me and I believe he has results. I will check with him. I was the Captain of the Navy team in the early 90’s and I know a lot about the early days and the selection process. I knew Valorie Silk and her then husband Woody Wodruff (Navy Seal and many time Kona finisher) I also worked closely with Sharon Ackles to develop and lobby for Military spots in Kona. I would be happy to discuss with you. I was a bit of a stats man myself back in the day. Please email me and I can send you the pdf’s I have of the results. We can hop on a call if you like to discuss a bit of the history of Kona and the Military Division pre 2000. I look forward to hearing from you. I am currently the VP of Operation for Kinetic Multisports (a Triathlon Production Company that puts on Triathlons in VA, MD, DE, PA, NJ)

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