In the Women’s event, Isabella Isaksen, Margaux’s younger sister, finishing second while the bronze medal was awarded to Samantha Achterberg. Isabella and Samantha had a strong competition which was anchored by a convincing finish in the combined event. Margaux along with Isabella and Samantha won the Junior Women's World Championship Relay title last year.
Grace Kittle won the swim and finished fourth overall. Grace, Margaux and Whitney Wickes all had perfect scores in the riding event. Whitney was competing in her first Pentathlon National Championship, having been the 2012 US Intercollegiate Reserve National Champion & High Point Rider for combined events and a top finisher in the 2013 Boston Marathon.
The day belonged to Nathan Schrimster in the men’s event was strong in all events. He came second in fencing with 25 victories and third in swimming, then adding a perfect score in riding. He finished with 5,804 points to take the title. Experienced Dennis Bowsher finished second with 5,768 points Nathan and Dennis are both active military and part of the military’s World Class Athlete Program.
Nathan and Dennis will lead the USA Team for the Men’s World Championship to be held next month in Kaoshuing, Taipei and will be joined by Eli Bremmer and William Brady, who finished third and fourth respectively in the Nationals. Eli won the fencing while William recorded a perfect score in the riding.