Sunday, June 5, 2022

Ethan Anderson Rhodig tragically left this world on June 14, 2020, while bike training in preparation for the Cornhusker State Games triathlon. He was an avid cyclist, runner, swimmer, and all-around fitness fanatic. In his 20 short years on earth, he accomplished more than most. Attending High School in East Lyme, CT, Ethan was captain of both the ELHS Crew and Fencing Teams. He was an inspiring leader and role model, making indelible marks as both a champion Foil Fencer and Crew Rower. He also was a masterful slalom water skier and snow skier.

Ethan was not only an accomplished athlete. He was a gifted musician, mastering acoustic and electric guitar and drums by middle school. Ethan was competitive in all aspects of his life, never settling or satisfied with anything less than the best.

In 2019, Ethan began competing in sprint triathlons under the support and tutelage of his cousin Chad Anderson. Ethan’s incredible work ethic and determination, coupled with his innate talent and drive, destined him for tremendous success. To honor Ethan’s memory, his family is extremely proud to establish and sponsor the Ethan A. Rhodig Memorial Triathlon in June 2021. We welcome you to join us in recognizing and celebrating Ethan Anderson Rhodig at what promises to be an incredibly special and competitive triathlon.

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We have added an Olympic Distance Individual Race Option to the Sprint Individual and Sprint Team Relay. The Olympic Distance has two loops of the bike course with an out and back run along the trail. The Swim Course is two laps of the Sprint Course.

The Bike Course is closed to vehicle traffic by Douglas County Sheriff.


  • Top 3 overall male and female
  • Top 3 in each age group

All finishers receive a finisher medal!

We will also be presenting the Spirit of Ethan Anderson Rhodig Award to two competitors. Award criteria and submission details available here. The deadline for entries is May 28. For more information, please contact Lori at loriandersonrhodig88@gmail.com

Please review the Athlete Guide for important race information.  Course maps may be updated.


Swimmers take to the water at Lake Flangan for the first leg (750 yd swim) of the Sprint Triathlon. Bikers will start at Lake Flanagan and bike to Rainwood Road. The Sprint Triathlon will conclude with a 5K run.

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