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Wolfpack Pentathletes Win Four National Titles and Eight Medals at the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships

Wolfpack Pentathlon Club members won four National Championship titles and eight medals (four gold, two silver, and two bronze) at the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships, which were held on May 21-23, 2021, at the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) in Roswell, New Mexico.

Samantha Schultz, Tokyo-bound U.S. Olympian and National Champion of the Seniors female division poses with Kira Bardin (Silver Medalist of the U15 female division and, later, National Champion of the U15 mixed relay), Dr. Jeanette Lee (National Champion of the M30, M40, and M50 masters female divisions), and Iver Iverson (National Champion of the U13 male division) after the Awards Ceremony on Day 1 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Amro Elgeziry, Tokyo-bound U.S. Olympian and National Champion of the Seniors male division poses with Kirt Iverson, National Champion of the M30, M40, and M50 masters male divisions, after the Awards Ceremony on Day 2 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships

Day 1 — U17, U19, Juniors, Seniors, and Masters Female Divisions

On Day 1 of the competition, Dr. Jeanette Lee won the Gold Medal in the M30, M40, and M50 female divisions, becoming the uncontested reigning National Champion across those three masters female divisions.

Dr. Jeanette Lee poses with U.S. Olympian Samantha Schultz after facing her directly in the fencing event on Day 1 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Dr. Jeanette Lee scores a touch in the fencing event on Day 1 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Dr. Jeanette Lee takes aim at the targets during the laser-run (combined running and shooting) event on Day 1 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Dr. Jeanette Lee breaks the tape in the laser-run event as the uncontested winner of the M30, M40, and M50 masters female divisions on Day 1 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Dr. Jeanette Lee wins the Gold Medal and becomes the uncontested reigning National Champion of the M30, M40, and M50 masters female divisions on Day 1 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships

Day 1 — U11, U13, and U15 Youth Male Divisions

On Day 1, Iver Iverson won the Gold Medal in the U13 male division and the Bronze Medal in the U11 male division, becoming the uncontested reigning National Champion in the U13 male division.

Iver Iverson makes an attack in the youth fencing event on Day 1 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Iver Iverson competes in the youth laser-run event on Day 1 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Iver Iverson wins the Gold Medal and becomes the uncontested reigning National Champion of the U13 male division on Day 1 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships

Day 1 — U11, U13, and U15 Youth Female Divisions

On day 1, Kira Bardin won the Silver Medal in the U15 female division.

Kira Bardin takes a breath during the youth swimming event on Day 1 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Kira Bardin strikes at her opponent during the youth fencing event on Day 1 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Kira Bardin gets off to a strong start in the youth laser-run event on Day 1 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Kira Bardin wins the Silver Medal in the U15 female division on Day 1 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships

Day 2 — U17, U19, Juniors, Seniors, M30, M40, and M50 Male Divisions

On Day 2, Kirt Iverson won the Gold Medal in the M30, M40, and M50 male divisions, beating two or three challengers in each division, becoming the National Champion across those three divisions. Kirt also finished in fifth-place in the Seniors division and sixth place overall in the competition.

Kirt Iverson (left) prepares to take his mark for the swimming event on Day 2 at the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Kirt Iverson poses with fellow Wolfpack Pentathlon Club members Roy Michael Reyes and Jeffrey Deslich before facing them directly in the fencing event on Day 2 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Roy Michael Reyes launches a fleche attack against his opponent in the fencing event on Day 2 of the USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Kirt Iverson takes his first jump aboard Warren during the horse jumping event on Day 2 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Kirt Iverson shoots side-by-side with Amro Elgeziry in the laser-run event on Day 2 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Roy Michael Reyes competes in the laser-run event on Day 2 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Kirt Iverson wins the Gold Medal in the M30, M40, and M50 male divisions, becoming the new reigning National Champion in those divisions on Day 2 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships, and is joined by Mark Pohl and Phillip White on the podium

Day 2 — M60 Male Division

On Day 2, Jeffery Deslich won the Silver Medal in the M60 male division.

Jeffery Deslich (center of photo) takes his mark in the swimming event on Day 2 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Jeffery Deslich (in the blue socks) advances against an opponent in the fencing event on Day 2 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Jeffery Deslich takes his aim at the range during the laser-run event on Day 2 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Jeffery Deslich wins the Silver Medal in the M60 division on Day 2 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships, joining Keith Berryhill on the podium

Day 3 — Seniors Mixed Relay

On Day 3, Kirt Iverson and Heidi Hendrick won the Bronze Medal in the Seniors Mixed Relay.

Heidi and Kirt got off to a great start, winning heat #2 of the swim with a time of 1:56 (0:54 for Heidi, 1:02 for Kirt) for the 200 yards, which put them in fourth place overall, just 20 points, 14 points, and 1 point behind the top three teams, respectively.

Next, Heidi and Kirt took third place in the fencing event with a team record of 27 victories and 13 defeats. Here is a video of an important bout that made the difference between third and fourth place.

In the horse jumping event, Heidi and Kirt shook off their nerves and were able to take third place. Here is a video of their ride.

Finally, Heidi and Kirt were able to hold onto their third-place position in the laser-run event, winning the Bronze Medal.

Heidi Hendrick and Kirt Iverson win the Bronze Medal in the Mixed Relay (Seniors Division) on Day 3 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships, joining National Champions Avery Neimann and Barrett Celecki and Silver Medalists Victoria Ahaus and Caleb Allen on the podium.
Heidi Hendrick and Kirt Iverson, Bronze Medalists of the Mixed Relay (Seniors Division), pose with Avery Niemann and Barrett Celecki, Gold Medalists and National Champions, after the Awards Ceremony on Day 3 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships

Day 3 — U15 Mixed Relay

On Day 3, Kira Bardin and her relay partner, Lucas Tang, won the Gold Medal in the U15 mixed relay, becoming the uncontested reigning National Champions in that division.

Kira Bardin gets her team off to a good start in the swimming event of the mixed relay on Day 3 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships.
Kira Bardin and Lucas Tang prepare for their next bout in the fencing event on Day 3 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Kira Bardin joins fellow competitors on the shooting range during the laser-run event on Day 3 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Kira Bardin and Lucas Tang are all smiles after completing the laser-run event on Day 3 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships
Kira Bardin and Lucas Tang win the Gold Medal of the Mixed Relay (U15 division), becoming the new reigning National Champions, on Day 3 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships.
All of the Mixed Relay competitors pose for a photo after the Awards Ceremony on Day 3 of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships

Recorded Live Coverage and Official Results

Go here for recorded live coverage of the 2021 USA Modern Pentathlon National Championships: https://www.ksvptv.com/usa-pentathlon-2021/

Go here for official results: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Modern-Pentathlon/Rankings-and-Results/Results/2021