Pearl Izumi Taps University of Colorado Undergrad for Pro Tri Team


Pearl Izumi, a worldwide leading manufacture of run, bike and triathlon apparel and shoes, today announced that rising star triathlete Drew Scott has signed a one year contract as a sponsored athlete. This will be Drew’s debut season as a professional triathlete.

As the son of six-time Ironman World Champion Dave Scott, 22-year old Drew already boasts an impressive stat sheet with only two years of amateur racing under his belt. In 2012 he placed 1st overall at Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs and captured amateur wins at Ironman 70.3 Boulder, Boulder Peak and Rev3 Anderson. He placed 2nd overall at the USA Triathlon Olympic Distance Nationals and was named Top Male Amateur of the Year by USA Triathlon. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Drew to our team for his first professional triathlon season,” said Geoff Shaffer, Global Marketing Director for Pearl Izumi. “A born and bred Boulder athlete and son of one of triathlon’s most impressive competitors, Drew is incredibly talented and promises to explode on the professional triathlon scene.”

A full-time student studying political science at Colorado University, Boulder, Drew spent his first two collegiate years skiing for Montana State University before deciding to move back to Boulder, attend CU and race triathlons full time. CU’s triathlon team welcomed him with open arms and has since enjoyed the talent, success and spirit he has brought to an already stellar program. CU Triathlon Team has won three consecutive national titles since 2010 and stands to snag one more this coming season.

For more information on Drew Scott and the other athletes of the Pearl Izumi Triathlon Team, visit

About Pearl Izumi

Pearl Izumi ( is a world leader in the manufacture of high-performance, high-tech sports apparel and footwear for avid cycling, tri, and running enthusiasts. Based in Louisville, Colo., a suburb of Boulder, Pearl Izumi is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shimano American Corporation, located in Irvine, CA.