About Us

Brian Buzzard

Race Director/Manager
Brian has been racing and training for triathlons since 2008. He was born in Flagstaff, went to Flagstaff High School, and played football at NAU. He runs his own business, Buzzard Construction. He is a certified USAT Race Director. In 2019, Brian was crowned the Clydesdale USA Champion.

Rachel Buzzard

Customer Service/HR
Rachel competes in many endurance events. She most recently won the Pass Mountain 50K Trail Run. She grew up in Flagstaff, played volleyball at Yavapai College, worked for City of Flagstaff Parks and Rec., and now manages the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course.

Sean Ryan

Manager/Operations
Sean has raced endurance events since childhood, biked across the country to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and continues to bring friends into the endurance racing community. He grew up in Flagstaff, graduated from the University of Arizona, taught 5th grade at DeMiguel Elementary School, and now works at NAU’s Center for Science Teaching and Learning.

Rebekah Ryan

Customer Service/HR
Rebekah was born in Flagstaff, and was a State and Conference champion while playing soccer for Flag High and NAU. She continues to complete through racing events, taught at DeMiguel Elementary School, and keeps Buzzard Construction hummin’.

What We Foster

Location, Location, Location

sunflowers with Lake Mary in the background

Northern Arizona Summers - cool, clean, green

Northern Arizona comes to life in the Summer. Events, festivals, farmer’s markets & more. Enjoy the cool weather & sunny skies.

Racing

Biker closeup from behind

Tough, Safe, and Satisfying

We strive to provide a fair, fun, and safe race experience with competition and sportsmanship at all levels.

Family

Rachel gives husband Brian his finisher medal in the Clydesdale division

Friends Who Care

We grew up here in Flagstaff. We know the town, know the sport, and invite you and your family to join us.

Community

Runners coming through the finish line

Vibrant and Growing

Finishing a triathlon is an accomplishment in itself, but at 7,000 feet, you will have true bragging rights.

USAT Sanctioned

Runners including youth coming down the final stretch

Safe, Fair & Dependable

We are certified USAT Race Directors. Expect a positive, worry-free experience with minimal distractions on race day.

sunflowers with Lake Mary in the background

Northern Arizona Summers - cool, clean, green

This race venue is refreshing and fun. Northern Arizona comes to life in the Summer. Events, festivals, farmer’s markets, and much more, provide ample opportunity to be outside and enjoy the cool weather and sunny skies.

Biker closeup from behind

Tough, Safe, and Satisfying

We strive to provide a fair, fun, and safe race experience with competition and sportsmanship at all levels. We have age group, overall, Masters, Clydesdale, and Athena race categories.

Friends Who Care

Here at Mountain Man we really are family and friends. We all grew up here in Flagstaff. We race multisport and endurance events. We know the town, know the sport, and invite you and your family to join us in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona.

Vibrant and Growing

The triathlon community has steadily grown over the last 15 years. Multisport events offer opportunities for everyone. Finishing a triathlon is an accomplishment in itself, but at 7,000 feet, you will have true bragging rights.

Safe, Fair & Dependable

Expect a positive, worry-free experience with minimal distractions on race day. We are certified USAT Race Directors. Our races ensure your safety through a rigorous sanctioning process along with certified results and well-established standards for excellence.

Owners Brian & Rachel Buzzard, Sean & Rebekah Ryan

…shown with previous owners Eddie & Kate Carlin. We live in Flagstaff, Arizona – all grew up here, in fact – and are excited to share this wonderful venue with you.

Brian & Sean have been close friends since childhood. Rachel & Rebekah are sisters. It was perfect, two sisters finding long-time friends to marry! On top of that, our families live here in Flagstaff. Buying Mountain Man & keeping it local was a no brainer for us.

Owners Brian & Rachel Buzzard, Sean & Rebekah Ryan

…shown with previous owners Eddie & Kate Carlin. We live in Flagstaff, Arizona – all grew up here, in fact – and are excited to share this wonderful venue with you.

Brian & Sean have been close friends since childhood. Rachel & Rebekah are sisters. It was perfect, two sisters finding long-time friends to marry! On top of that, our families live here in Flagstaff. Buying Mountain Man & keeping it local was a no brainer for us.

Bringing Deuces Wild into the Mountain Man Events Experience

Deuces Wild Triathlon Festival was started in 2004 by Debbie and Seton Claggett as a way to give back to triathletes around the world. The race has grown to encompass an entire endurance weekend that has something for the entire family.

In 2019, the Claggett’s handed over the legacy to Mountain Man Events. The experience was a perfect extension of the values already fostered by us. We share a passion for providing great triathlon experiences for triathletes in Northern Arizona. We are all triathletes and are USAT sanctioned and trained race directors and coaches who love to get out there on racecourses with our families as well.

Come see why Outside Magazine and Triathlete Magazine both selected the Deuces Wild Triathlon Festival as one of the best triathlon festivals in the entire United States!

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