Summer Biathlon Race & Novice Race – Saturday, June 20, 2015 – Mt.Itasca, Coleraine

Summer Biathlon Race & Novice Race

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Mt.Itasca, Coleraine

Hosted by Mt.Itasca Nordic Ski Association

Summer Biathlon Race, Mt.Itasca, 6.20.2015
Summer Biathlon Race waiver

Biathlon Race + Novice Race

Format: Mass start, Elite (PPSS), Novice (PP)

ELITE BIATHLETES: Run distance                 Position
MEN, WOMEN, JM, JW,YM, YW, BOYS, GIRLS 6km (5×1.2km) P,P,S,S
NOVICE MEN & WOMEN:          
14 years old and over 3km (3x1km) P, P
14 years old and under 1.8km (3x600m) P, P

Elite biathletes – Registration opens: 9:00am

Zero: 9:30am – 10:00am

Start: 10:15am

Novice Race – Registration ends: 11:00am

Zero: 11:15-11:30am

Start approx.: 11:30am

Fee: $15


All Novice Biathlon Race participants will go through the safety instruction prior to zeroing and they will have adult / coach/ experienced biathlete helping them on the range while competing, zeroing the rifle or safety instruction! Rifles and ammo, Air Rifles and pellets are provided.

Questions? Call Vlad 218-256-8323 or e-mail:



Midwest Regional Biathlon Development Camp – June 15-26, 2014, Mt. Itasca/ Grand Rapids MN

Midwest Regional Biathlon Development Camp
June 15-26, 2014
Mt. Itasca/ Grand Rapids MN

This camp will focus on developing biathlon shooting skills- position, accuracy drills, and combo training for athletes that have varying experience in biathlon . Volume training, rollerskiing, running, biking, as well as strength and technique work.

shooting camp June 2015 waiver


1) new athletes: 14 years and older must be a good skier – perfect camp, if you are serious about biathlon. Shooting (including rifle set up) focused on accuracy, practicing both positions – prone and standing, developing good position and range procedure, accuracy shooting, combo shooting

2) experienced athletes – great camp to improve your biathlon skills: shooting – check position – make adjustments, focused accuracy and combo shooting

Daily schedule: first week – shooting twice a day with 1 or 2 physical workout as well;
second week – combo shooting with more biathlon specific training (rollerskiing, running, biking, strength) with few epic workouts.

Dates: Monday, June 15 at 10 AM meeting at Mt. Itasca – Friday, June 26 at Noon

Cost : includes use of venue, coaching, housing, food, transport
1 week – $300 (6.15. – 6.20.)
2 weeks – $550 (6.15.- 6.26.)

What to bring:
You will stay in the rental house in Grand Rapids with some beds available or camping at Mt. Itasca ( TBD) . You will need a camping mat /air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow.
You will need rifle, 2 brick of ammo (some ammo will be available to buy at the camp), running shoes, and several sets of training clothing. Also, skate rollerski equipm. road bike helmet, water bottle carrier. Bring some rain gear and also a pair of thin ski gloves for shooting. Bug spray may be a good idea as well.

New athletes who need a rifle contact Vlad at or Bill at

Athletes from Twin Cities – contact Piotr

If you plan to come, let me know ASAP, please. Specify also,  if you are coming for 1 or 2 week !!!

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have question,

Vlad Cervenka
cell: 218 256 8323 or

Annual Membership

Attached is the membership form for MNBiathlon for the 2015/2016 year. This membership is due in the spring of each year. The USBA National Membership comes due in Oct. If you are going to participate in biathlon this season in MN you should be a member. To participate in any MNBiathlon races you need to be a member. Donations are always appreciated!!

The fees are used to support athletes, maintain the ranges, and this year in particular, to repair and upgrade our club rifles.

Please take care of this today, and mail it to me at the address below. Checks should be made to MN Biathlon.

1516 MNBia Membership Registration Form

Double double weekend Training – Nisswa

We are planning a full weekend of training in the Nisswa area for the Saturday/Sunday of May 30th and 31st. We have two small ranges, a lot of pavement with low traffic, and the Paul Bunyan State Trail. This will be for experienced biathletes. If in question as to whether this is for you, talk to me.

The tentative agenda [and I lied already—see five workouts below] will be as follows:

Saturday- arrive by 9:30
10:00 Pit Range—plyo combos for accuracy
Lunch to be announced
2:00 Cam’s range—TH combos on roller skis
4:00 long ski at BE
Dinner to be announced
Sunday– 9:00 4k, 8k or 12km time trial at Meyers—roller skiing
10:30 accuracy shooting 60 shot test at Pit range

Housing and costs to be determined. We will keep the cost very low in any case, unless you wish to stay at a nearby hotel, we do have a lot of those around. If camping interests you, let me know that—both Christiansen’s and I have a lot of yard space. We can both also house a lot of people.

So to help us in our planning, please indicate if this is of interest to you by this coming Saturday.


Bill Meyer, Coach

Summer 2015 Schedule

Month Date Day Location Description Zero Start
May 15 Friday Mt. Itasca Shooting Camp
16 Saturday Mt. Itasca Shooting Camp
17 Sunday Mt. Itasca Shooting Camp
16 Coaching Biathlon for Parents – evening – Bill Meyer
June 15 – 26 Monday Mt. Itasca Shooting Camp
Saturday Mt. Itasca Mass Start – Running 10 AM 10:40 AM
       July 10 – 24 – High Altitude Camp – Colorado – Vlad Cervenka
July 30 Thursday Elk River Individual Start – Roller Ski 5 PM 6 PM
     August 9 – August 16 – Jericho VT Camp (Races ?? and ??)
August 27 Thursday Elk River Mass Start – Roller Ski 5 PM 6 PM
September 20 Sunday Elk River Individual Start – Roller Ski 10 AM 11 AM
MN Biathlon Fall Festival
October 25 Sunday Elk River Pursuit Format – Roller Ski 10 AM 11 AM
Novice Race – Roller Ski 1:45 PM
TBD – Another experienced race might be added.