Marchant and Drobeck claim 2015 Barrelman titles


Kristen Marchant defended her Barrelman title, Andrew Drobeck took home his first at the 2015 Barrelman Triathlon

Mother Nature treated us to incredible weather conditions for this year’s Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon, presented by Recharge with Milk.

We were thrilled to offer the new swim start at the Welland International Flatwater Centre, and by all accounts, it seems that you and your supporters were happy about it too.

Kitchener’s Alex VanderLinden, a member of the Recharge With Milk Ambassador Team, led the swim (27:18) and was first onto the 90 km bike course. Ottawa’s Jonathan Slaney and Jordan Monnink leading the chase, both just under 1 minute behind.

Focused and feeling great, VanderLinden’s day came to an unfortunate end when he crashed into a police vehicle at 35 km into the bike course.

With VanderLinden out of the race, Monnink rode into T2 in first, and started the run with a 2:09 lead over Andrew Drobeck, a firefighter from Missoula, Montana, Toronto’s Mikael Staer Nathan followed in third.

With Monnink fading, Drobeck’s race best half marathon (1:18:01) allowed him to take over the lead during the second lap of the run, and the overall victory in 4:04:39. Monnink finished second (4:08:41), and Toronto’s Daniel Clarke secured third (4:18:49).

Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon (2 km swim, 90 km bike, 21.1 km run) – Top 5 Men

1. Andrew Drobeck (Missoula, Montana) 4:04:39

2. Jordan Monnink (Ottawa, ON) 4:08:41

3. Daniel Clarke (Toronto, ON) 4:18:49

4. Adrian Lawson (Fergus, ON) 4:19:01

5. Mikael Staer Nathan (Toronto, ON) 4:19:32

Newmarket’s Kristen Marchant, also a Recharge With Milk Ambassador Team member, defended her title from last year. Marchant clocked the fastest women’s bike (2:23:50), and run (1:30:26) to cross the finish line in 4:25:28. Burlington’s Cindy Lewis took second (4:43:05), just three seconds ahead of Montreal’s Jessica Murphy (4:43:08).

The Niagara Falls Barrelman was the last race in Triathlon Ontario’s Long Course Provincial Series for Age Groupers.

Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon (2 km swim, 90 km bike, 21.1 km run) – Top 5 Women

1. Kristen Marchant (Newmarket, ON) 4:25:28

2. Cindy Lewis (Burlington, ON) 4:43:05

3. Jessica Murphy (Montreal, QC) 4:43:08

4. Sheila Treleaven (Grimsby, ON) 4:44:44

5. Yolande Van Vuuren (Aurora, ON) 4:55:01

Niagara Falls Barrelman 2015 – Top 5 Women & Men Overall

Toronto’s Hector Rodriguez swam 26:38, and biked 2:24:16 to take the overall win (2:52:28) in the Swim/Bike race. Waterford’s Melanie Nickou swam 28:19, and biked 2:50:13 to win the women’s race (3:21:13).

Niagara Falls Barrelman Swim/Bike (2 km swim, 90 km bike) – Top 5 Men

1. Hector Rodriguez (Toronto, ON) 2:52:28

2. Thom Burberry (London, ON) 3:05:07

3. Todd McCall (Courtice, ON) 3:08:46

4. Robert Perry (Burlington, ON) 3:13:11

5. Ryan Clendening (Paris, ON) 3:21:38

Niagara Falls Barrelman Swim/Bike (2 km swim, 90 km bike) – Top 5 Women

1. Melanie Nickou (Waterford, ON) 3:21:13

2. Irina Souiki (Brampton, ON) 3:32:46

3. Victoria Player (Belmont, QC) 3:35:01

4. Maureen Brook (Toronto, ON) 3:41:58

5. Rachel Lunam (Paris, ON) 3:43:26

Niagara Falls Barrelman 2015 Swim/Bike Winners

London’s Brad Arndt rode 2:32:33, and ran 1:26:21 to finish first overall (4:01:29) in the Bike/Run race. Windsor’s Heather Pajot rode 3:06:45 and ran 1:52:40 to finish in 5:01:04 to take the women’s title.

Niagara Falls Barrelman Bike/Run (90 km bike, 21.1 km run) – Top 5 Men

1. Brad Arndt (London, ON) 4:01:29

2. Daryl Flacks (Windsor, ON) 4:05:58

3. Marcel Badertscher (Toronto, ON) 4:16:32

4. Shane Wickham (New Hamburg, ON) 4:25:48

5. Jeff Tsang (East York, ON) 4:34:33

Niagara Falls Barrelman Bike/Run (90 km bike, 21.1 km run) – Top 5 Women

1. Heather Pajot (Windsor, ON) 5:01:04

2. Vicki Mayberry (Ingersoll, ON) 5:21:18

3. Cheryl Singer (Windsor, ON) 5:36:42

4. Rebecca Kruisselbrink (Kitchener, ON) 5:36:58

5. Elaine Renault (Ancaster, ON) 5:46:01

Niagara Falls Barrelman 2015 Bike/Run Winners

Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon 2015 Relay Winners

All athletes on the podium received a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place medal, plus a bottle of Rockway Vineyards wine. While the the 1st place winner also received a Timex Watch.


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Congratulations to our final finisher, Carol Hathaway.

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Recharge With Milk – Our presenting sponsor

Recharge With Milk was on site with the Recovery Zone. This was the place to get some chocolate milk, some assorted Recharge With Milk swag, take a picture in the picture booth, or get in the recovery boots.

Emma Plater and Billy Bostad did go farther. They both completed their first half distance triathlon’s at the Barrelman.

Race Reports from the Recharge With Milk Ambassador Team


Check out the Barrelman Race Reports from the Recharge With Milk Ambassador Team.


Congratulations go out to Dan Bates and Lia Kutzscher who won the Barrelman Experience contest. Both were awarded with a 2XU prize pack (compression wear and a T-Shirt).

You did the race, now get the gear.

Celebrate your Barrelman experience and pick up some cool gear.

We Love Our Volunteers

We have an especially passionate and dedicated volunteer crew at the Barrelman Triathlon, thanks to the recruiting of Ron and Lynda Lemon. We thank all of them for all their hard work prior to, and on race day. We hope you thanked them too while out on the race course.


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