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Meet ‘Toronto Freeze’, the first Canadian MLT team


Major League Triathlon, now heading into its third season, has introduced a Canadian-based team into the series for the first time. “Toronto Freeze” comprises six athletes representing Guelph, Ontario’s coach Craig Taylor’s squad. The team is packed with talent — Rio 2016 Amelie Kretz and Commonwealth Games nominee Dominika Jamnicky are joined by developing athletes Elise Bolger and Karol-Ann Roy (sister of emerging 70.3 star Stephanie Roy) while on the men’s side Barbados’  Jason Wilson and Matt Wright join Taylor Forbes and Francis Lefebvre.

There are other Canadians racing in the series, too — including Paula Findlay and Joanna Brown (returning MLT athletes) and Tyler Mislawchuk and Matt Sharpe.

MLT announced a new squad-based teams and franchises for 2018. There are a total of 5 squads and 3 composite teams for the 2018 season.

“This new squad based system will bring the World’s top athletes to MLT”, said Daniel Cassidy, CEO of Major League Triathlon. “We will have virtually every single USA athlete that is favored to race in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in the league this year. We will also have some of the top international athletes competing, including the reigning World Champions of Mixed Team Relay, the Australians.”



MLT teams will carry a roster with a minimum of 6 athletes. During each round of the series, the top 4 athletes from each team will compete.

The following squads will race for MLT:

1. San Diego Stingrays- Represented by Paulo Sousa’s Squad

2. Arizona Kingsnakes- Represented by Jono Hall’s Squad

3. Colorado Peaks- Represented by Neal Henderson’s Squad

4. Toronto Freeze – Represented by Craig Taylor’s Squad

5. Atlantic City Waves – Represented by Ian O’Brien’s Squad

6. Carolina Gliders – Represented by Composite Team #1 (Captain Ben Kanute)

7. Florida Sun- Represented by Composite Team #2 (Captain John O’Neill)

8. Australian Franchise-TBA- Represented by an Australian Composite Squad