Tyler Butterfield is hoping to be a part of a first-of-its-kind global annual competition in which teams of professional triathletes from the USA, Europe, and the Internationals that will compete to determine which region dominates the sport of Triathlon.
The inaugural Collins Cup in 2021 will take place at the x-bionic sphere, a world-class purpose-built sporting complex in Samorin, Slovakia on August 28th. The weekend will be an all-inclusive festival-like celebration of the sport of triathlon. The race will be a half-distance non-drafting event.
Eight athletes, four men, and four women will earn a place on their respective Teams by way of the Collins Cup qualification protocol, and the remaining four athletes, two men, and two women will be designated as “Captains’ Picks”, and will be selected by a committee of non-athlete members of the PTO Board, in consultation with the Team Captains.
Currently, Butterfield is just on the outside of the 4th automatic spot for the International Men as he is ranked 5th.
Each Team will have men and women Team Captains, who will be former greats in the sport. Team Captains will be selected by the PTO Board.
An athlete from each of Team USA, Europe, and the Internationals will battle against one another in an individual race of three, so there will be 12 separate race matches, each staggered 10 minutes apart.
Men’s Team Internationals Current Standings as of April 14, 2021
98.72 Lionel Sanders 96.43 Braden Currie 95.89 Cameron Wurf 90.76 Sam Appleton 89.50 Tyler Butterfield 88.43 Kyle Smith 87.26 Mike Phillips 84.66 Matt Trautman 83.35 Matt Burton 82.98 Cody Beals 79.81 Tim Reed 79.48 Max Neumann 77.64 Steven McKenna 76.15 Tim Van Berkel