Female Junior Triathlete of the Year
It’s been quite a year for 19-year-old Desirae Ridenour, who has been a regular on Canada’s Mixed Team Relay team and finished a solid 17th at the Commonwealth Games. During her lead up to the Commonwealths she took the junior title in New Plymouth, New Zealand, and heading into the summer took her first senior win at the Osaka-Castle Asian Cup event. Ridenour also qualified for the Super League Championship Series thanks to her runner-up finish at the Poznan qualifier.
Her final appearance at the world junior championships Ridenour didn’t achieve her goal of a podium finish, but she did manage her third consecutive top-10 result with her eighth-place finish.