Vaseline Men XTERRA Tri-Outs Race to Maui

I first heard about the Vaseline Men Xterra Tri-outs from my dear friend P during the time that they were on a search of would-be camp participants. I fairl know it then as the Off-road camp. Basically from what I was told, participants are to be camped at the beautiful and relaxing place that is the Timberland Heights in Rizal and will take on various off-road triathlon challenges – all in the purpose of determining who will be the best persons to represent the Philippines in the Xterra World Championships in Maui, Hawaii happening on October 28.

From the 10 camp participants, the top three where automatically chosen after the tri-outs. These are celebrities Matteo Guidicelli (who as the youngest became the tri-out’s top winner), Drew Arellano and Coach Noy Jopson. From the remaining 7 participants the challenge is to get the remaining two slots. These two slots will btwo participants who will get the highest total scores with these  total coming from a combination of their scores from a public voting (50%) and their camp score/grade based on their performance on the tri-outs (50%). Incidentally, voting start tomorrow, October 1.

What is fairly interesting to note also is that those who will participate in the public voting process will also get to win a prize! As each vote is equivalent to one raffle entry, everyone stands a chance to win one of the two P50,000 prize.  Two lucky voters of the triathlete with the most number of votes will get a chance to win P50,000 each. 

Excited already? Read on this helpful presser to learn more about the Vaseline Men Xterra Tri-Outs Race to Maui and see how you can participate in building a winning Team Philippines via public voting. 😉 Read on!

Vaseline Men to send the first Philippine team to the prestigious XTERRA Off-road Triathlon championship in Maui

Coach Noy Jopson (leftmost) and Matteo Guidicelli (center) with the seven participants (L-R) Carlos de Guzman, Hector Yuzon, Dr. Martin Camara, Raffy Zamora, Redg Plopinio, Jinoe Gavan and Mark Hernandez.

             After the successful Vaseline Men XTERRA Weekend in Cebu early this year, Vaseline Men will continue to raise the bar for Filipino triathletes by forming a Philippine team that will compete in the prestigious XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Global Championships in Maui, Hawaii on October 28, 2012.

            Vaseline Men will organize a five-member team to represent the Philippines in this prestigious event. This is the first time that the Philippines will be sending an official team and contingent to compete in one of the biggest triathlon series in the world. The team will be composed of Coach Noy Jopson and celebrity athletes Matteo Guidicelli and Drew Arellano, with two more members to be selected via the search for the best Filipino triathletes in the Vaseline Men XTERRA Tri-Outs Camp: Race to Maui.

The Vaseline Men XTERRA Tri-Outs Camp: Race to Maui is a three-day camp held last September 15 – 17 where the seven triathletes competed for the two coveted slots to the Maui Championships in Hawaii. The training camp included seven grueling and physically demanding Warm Up and Tri-Challenges which tested and prepared the participants for the actual Maui competition in October. In the Warm-Up Challenges, members of the camp went thru various swim, bike and run challenges where they learned the different techniques needed to become a better triathlete. In the Tri-Challenges, the participants were asked to do mini triathlon competitions under time pressure to test their speed. All the participants went thru at least one Warm Up Challenge and one Tri-Challenge each day during the three-day camp.

Joining Coach Noy, Drew & Matteo in the Vaseline Men XTERRA Tri-Outs are’s Jinoe Gavan, chiropractor Dr. Martin Camara, Second Wind’s Hector Yuzon, ultramarathoner Mark Hernandez, Health Food president Raffy Zamora,’s Carlos De Guzman, and Sutherland Global Services corporate training manager Redg Plopinio.

 Everyone is encouraged to take part and show support for the Vaseline Men Philippine team by watching the journey and struggles of the participants in Viewers can then vote for their favorite triathlete by clicking on the voting link found within the YouTube site, or at the end of every episode. Each vote casted will help decide the winner of the training camp. The public votes are equivalent to 50% of each athlete’s score with the judges’ votes and their actual performance during the three-day camp equivalent to the other 50%. There will be three videos based on their performance during the camp. Each video will be released weekly starting October 1 until October 15 in the Vaseline Men YouTube Page.

The two athletes with the highest scores by October 18 will join Coach Noy, Matteo and Drew in this once-in-a-lifetime chance to represent the Philippines in the highly prestigious XTERRA World Championships in Maui. The remaining two triathletes who will join Coach Noy, Matteo and Drew will be announced online by October 18.

Aside from raising Filipino pride in the competitive triathlon circuit, voters also stand to win P50,000 as each vote is equivalent to one electronic raffle entry. Two lucky voters of the triathlete with the most number of votes will get a chance to win P50,000 each.  Voting will end on October 17, 2012 and the electronic draw will be on October 18. The winners will be announced in the Vaseline Men Facebook page (

For more information on how you can follow the adventures of the seven contenders and be part of the first Philippine Team to be officially sent to the prestigious XTERRA Championships in Hawaii, simply visit the Vaseline Men XTERRA Tri-Outs YouTube page at You can also visit  for more details. 


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