COZ returned to his Northland roots Sunday, participating in the Jeremy Katzenberger Memorial Triathlon at Weatherby Lake. The race honors Staff Sgt. Jeremy Katzenberger who at the age of 26 was killed by enemy forces during a heavy firefight while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan. This is a very well supported event raising money for the Sua Sponte Foundation to support the families of those lost in combat.
COZ was told beforehand to go road bike on this race because it very hilly with many turns around the lake and very few flat sections. That applied on the run as well making this one of the more challenging courses, rivaling Innsbrook in St. Louis. COZ took 5th of 20 in his age group and 19th overall with a time of 1:14:40.