Erika Ackerlund

Erika Ackerlund  of Helena, Mont.,  is an elite triathlete with hope of competing in both the Paris 2024 and LA 2028 Olympic Games. She recently made major strides with her first top 10 WTCS result and a top 30 world ranking. Erika is currently ranked 6th American and looks forward to racing for Team USA in the next two Olympic cycles.

She didn't come to elite sport from high performance pipelines or being recruited. Instead, she found triathlon as a college hobby and realized her potential through huge community support back home in Montana. Erika hopes to connect with and inspire others looking for their place in triathlon.

Grant funding will support Erika’s housing in Europe this summer for the full WTCS circuit.