Middlesex eighth grader Pete McMaster won the 11-to-14-year-old title at the Toughman Delta Lake Triathlon on July 20.
He was in a dead heat after the swim and remained in a close battle for the lead during the bike segment.
But after a quick transition to the run segment, McMaster pulled away from the field for the distinction of taking the inaugural event.
With his win he qualifies for the Toughman Championship wave at the season final race in Croton-on-the-Hudson, N.Y. on September 8.
This marks his fourth consecutive year qualifying for the Championship wave.
The win also marks McMaster’s first overall win in Triathlon which he has been competing in for over four years.
It is his third multisport win.
In addition to being a rising star in triathlon, he is ranked 10th in 2012 USAT duathlon under 15 division and has multiple age group wins including back to back wins at the Fly-by-Night Duathlon which takes place on the Watkins Glen NASCAR track. This athlete’s passion for the military drove him to join the triathlon team of Team RWB, which is an organization that is transforming the way America supports its veterans as they transition from service member to civilian.