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Collins Cup automatic qualifiers: Chelsea Sodaro makes the cut

Chelsea Sodaro made the cut for Team USA when automatic qualifiers were announced for the inaugural Collins Cup.

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Chelsea Sodaro made it into Team USA when the automatic qualifiers for this month’s inaugural Collins Cup were confirmed on Monday afternoon.

The 32-year-old returned to action over the weekend, just four months after giving birth to her daughter Skye earlier this year.

She finished sixth behind Emma Pallant-Browne at IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder on Saturday, which was enough to get her into the top four ahead of Sophie Watts to claim an automatic qualifying spot.

Sodaro’s move into the top four was the only change for any of the team rankings on the final weekend of qualifying action.

Collins Cup 2021 Teams

So we now know the 24 athletes who have qualified automatically for Teams Europe, Internationals and USA. We now wait to find out which four athletes (two men and two women) will be given Captain’s Picks for each team.

Those Captain’s Picks are scheduled to be announced this Thursday (August 12).


Team Europe

Automatic Qualifiers – Women

  1. Daniela Ryf (SUI) 118.05
  2. Anne Haug (GER) 107.54
  3. Lucy Charles-Barclay (GBR) 107.23
  4. Holly Lawrence (GBR) 105.62

Automatic Qualifiers – Men

  1. Jan Frodeno (GER) 107.87
  2. Gustav Iden (NOR) 99.98
  3. Joe Skipper (GBR) 97.64
  4. Patrick Lange (GER) 95.83

Team Internationals

Automatic Qualifiers – Women

  1. Teresa Adam (NZ) 108.74
  2. Paula Findlay (CAN) 103.81
  3. Carrie Lester (AUS) 103.46
  4. Jeanni Metzler (RSA) 100.97

Automatic Qualifiers – Men

  1. Lionel Sanders (CAN) 101.00
  2. Braden Currie (NZ) 96.43
  3. Sam Appleton (AUS) 90.79
  4. Max Neumann (AUS) 90.67

Team USA

Automatic Qualifiers – Women

  1. Skye Moench 101.10
  2. Heather Jackson 92.93
  3. Jackie Hering 92.53
  4. Chelsea Sodaro 87.28

Automatic Qualifiers – Men

  1. Sam Long 99.96
  2. Rudy Von Berg 95.82
  3. Matt Hanson 94.59
  4. Ben Kanute 92.97

When is the 2021 Collins Cup?

The marquee event takes place in Samorin, Slovakia on Saturday August 28, 2021.

The Draft to choose the 12 matchups will take place three days earlier on Wednesday August 25, 2021.

Graham Shaw
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Graham has been involved with TRI247 & RUN247 since the summer of 2021. Since then he has provided strategic direction for all news and is passionate about the growth of triathlon as a fan sport.
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