Lyndonville native earns high ranking in triathlon competition

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 2 March 2014 at 12:00 am

Contributed Photo – Lyndonville native Scott Bradley has earned high national and world rankings in his age group in the Ironman Triathlon competition.

A competitor for only three years, Lyndonville native Scott Bradley has already attained a high national and world ranking in his age group in the Ironman Triathlon competition.

Competing in the 30-34 age group, the points Bradley earned in 2013 in Ironman 70.3 (half triathlon) competition has earned him a ranking of No. 5 in the U.S. and No. 11 in the world in his age group.

In earning that high ranking, Scott won his age group at the Florida Ironman 70.3 and placed third in that competition at Boulder, Colorado and fifth at Syracuse.

“Scott had a real good 2013,” said his dad Wes Bradley. “It was just his third year and he really did very well.”

During the year he also competed in one full Ironman triathlon in Florida placing 13th in his age group with a personal best time of 9 hours, 31 minutes, 2 seconds.

Scott, who is an Intern Coordinator at Wayne Central School, also qualified to compete in the World Championships in Las Vegas. He also competed in an Olympic triathlon in New York City placing seventh in his age group.

“What a experience that was. All of the top pros were there,” said Wes Bradley of the World Championships competition in Las Vegas.

All of those competitions helped to earn Scott points for the USA triathlon ranking. The USA ranking counts all of the events a competitor competes in during the year. His point total has earned him a ranking of 57th in the nation in his age group and an All-American ranking.

Scott is planning on beginning is 2014 season of competition in April at the Puerto Rico Ironman 70.3.