MNCup: Biathlon Race & Novice Race at Mt.Itasca – Saturday, March 7, 2015

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Minnesota Cup: Biathlon Race & Novice Race

Hosted by Mt.Itasca Nordic Ski Association

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Place: Mt.Itasca, Coleraine
Race Format: Mass Start (PPSS) Distance: G, YW, JW, SW, MW: 7.5km

RESULTS:

B, YM, JM, SM, MM: 10km; Registration: 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM

Zero: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Race Start: 12:00 PM Mass Start
Cost: $20 (cash or check payable to MINSA)

Novice Race (recommended age: 13+) ~ Registration: noon – 12:45pm

~ No previous shooting experience necessary! ~ Instruction, Rifles, and Ammo provided.
~ Novice Race will follow the main race.
~ Safety Clinic prior to the Race

~ Start approx. at 1-1:15pm
~ Race Format: Mass Start – 4.5k (3×1.5k), PP + penalty loop
~ Cost: $20 (cash or check payable to MINSA)
Volunteers (US IBU Cup Biathlon Races in Dec. 2014) are welcome to try out biathlon rifle at zero/safety clinic–approx. at noon.
Awards for Biathlon & Novice Race: after completion of both races. Questions? Call Vlad or Petra 218-999-5046 or e-mail pcervenkova@hotmail.com

Elk River Biathlon Race – Saturday, February 28, 2015

Elk River Biathlon Race

Hosted by Twin Cities Biathlon

  • Saturday, February 28, 2015

 

TWIN CITIES BIATHLON RACE RESULTS
ELK RIVER
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015
NAME CLASS TIME PLACE P P S S TOTAL
Vasek Cervenda YM 47:39 1 1 2 3 1 7
Henry Jarvinen YM 49:21 2 2 3 2 2 9
Alex Larsen YM 49:49 3 2 1 2 5 10
Lewis White YM 49:54 4 1 2 2 3 8
Hans Viren YM 55:14 5 4 2 3 4 13
                 
Jakob Ellingson JM 41:42 1 3 0 1 0 4
Zean Baker JM 47:02 2 1 1 4 0 6
Jalen Betsinger JM 49:04 3 1 3 2 2 8
John Kallemeyn SM 54:05 1 5 5 3 3 16
Brian Wray MM 55:42 1 2 2 2 2 8
Paul Schoening NSMM 59:23 1 2 3 3 5 13
Benjamin Fena NB 54:02 1 0 0 2 3 5
Jack Worley NB 63:35 2 3 2 4 3 12
Ethan Riddle NB – S 34:50 1 3 2 2 1 8
Maria Schoening YF 67:17 1 3 1 3 3 10
Lucia Wyland GF 67:17 1 2 3 4 3 12
Elizabeth Strandberg NG 55:21 1 4 3 2 1 10
Emma Watson NG 56:18 2 2 3 2 2 9
Lucy Watson NG-S 36:15 1 0 0 2 1 3

 

 

  • Registration – 9:30
  • Zero – 10:00 – 10:45
  • Race Start – 11:00
  • Cost – $20 – Checks to Minnesota Biathlon

download info and registration – Elk River Race Announcement 2_28_15

Snowflake Biathlon Race & Novice Race – MNCup #6 – Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 – RESULTS

Snowflake Biathlon Race & Novice Race

Minnesota Cup #6

Hosted by Duluth Biathlon and Snowflake Nordic Ski Area

Date: Sunday, February 15, 2015
Location: Snowflake Nordic, 4348 Rice Lake Road, Duluth (one mile north of the intersection of the Rice Lake and Arrowhead Roads)

Race Format: Mass Start (PPSS)

 

Results:

Place     Name                                   Age         Gender              Misses         Time

11.5 km Senior/Junior Men

  1. Wynn Roberts 26                    M                    3-1-2-0       36:15
  2. Jake Dahlberg 22                    M                    2-0-2-2                   38:50
  3. Warren Rozholt 20                    M                    3-1-2-0                  44:13

10 km Youth Women/Men

  1. Jonas Hutchinson 14                    M                    3-4-3-4       54:01
  2. Elizabeth Strandberg 13                    F                3-2-0-2       59:17
  3. Jack Worley 13                    M                    3-5-5-4                   1:04:56
  4. Emma Watson 13                    F                      1-2-4-2                   1:06:54

10.0 km Youth Men (Air Rifle)

  1. Declan Hutchinson 12                    M                    0-0-2-2                   49:10
  2. Benjamin Fena 11                    M                    3-2-3-3                   1:01:44

9.0 km Youth Women/Men (Air Rifle)

  1. River Fena             8                      F                      2-2-1-1       1:05:02
  2. Ethan Riddle 12                    M                    3-3-4-2                   1:11:31

8.0 km Youth Men/Women (Air Rifle)

  1. Riley Hutchinson 10                    M                    2-2-4-3                     53:45

 

Distance: B, G, YW, MW:       7.5 km;
              YM, JW:                9 km;
              JM, SM, SW, MM: 10.5 km

Registration: 9:00 AM to 9:55 AM at Snowflake Nordic Chalet
Zero:           10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Race Start:   11:00 AM, Mass Start
Cost:           $15 (cash or check payable to John Gould)

Novice Race

Race Start at approx.:   12:30 PM
Race Format:     Mass Start/ 4.5K (3 by 1.50 k), PP + penalty loop
Cost:     $15 (cash or check payable to John Gould)

Awards Biathlon at approx.: 12:00 PM

Questions?   Call John Gould at 218-269-2854

                  or e-mail: jgould1952@yahoo.com

Y & Jr Worlds

Hi Everyone-

the first races—the Youth Women and Men Individual–  are tomorrow morning [9 hrs earlier than CST] and from the IBU webpage it appears they are now scheduled for 1:00 am YW CST and 4:30 am YM. That is two hours earlier than previously indicated—not sure why—could be the extra 2 hrs in time zone to Belarus from CET. In any case—I don’t know if they will be Televised—possibly they will put a recap on tv—and they might do some TV on  Youth with the sprint or pursuit races. They normally do put up the Junior races live.

It might be possible to get the scoreboard as it plays out if you want to get up that early. Go to the IBU webpage, go to live results, and under IBU data center—go to live now. If the race you are looking for is there—click on that and then you can scroll to the time splits for each lap—usually broken down into several sections—the range showing the shooting for everyone as it happens—and the current standings at the finish. Keep in mind the early starters may be pushed down by later starters. I believe they are using a 45 sec penalty for the Youth fields and the normal 1 minute for the Junior fields. Normally that is added in as they miss—so a sudden jump in running time is usually caused by a miss on the range as it happens.

The remainder of the races use the 150 meter penalty loop for missed shots.

The start lists are currently posted for morning. 84 YW and 89 YM. I didn’t count the nations…some don’t send Youth or just a few, just Juniors.

Bill Meyer

Biathlon Safety Certification Class – Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Blackhawk Ski Club in Middleton, WI

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

   Blackhawk Ski Club in Middleton, WI

10118 Blackhawk Rd, Middleton, WI 53562 *ENTER EAST GATE*

(FOR MAPQUEST SEARCHES:   PLEASE USE:   7500 Blackhawk Rd. Middleton, Wi)

INTRODUCTION:

A USBA Biathlon Safety Certification Class will be held at Blackhawk Ski Club from 9:00 AM to Noon on April 13, 2013. This class will result in certification to participate in USBA open races. The class will cover biathlon safety, range procedures, race formats and shooting instruction. This course will also cover rifle selection and costs and the opportunity to shoot different rifles. Participants should dress appropriate to be outside for a good portion of the morning. The class will be held rain, snow or shine.

REGISTRATION AND ENTRY FEES:

Event registration and release of liability forms will be available the day of the clinic and will take place in the Jumping Chalet at the bottom of the road at the east club entrance and on the 50 meter biathlon range.

Fees are $50 for adults and $25 for middle and high school students. Clinic is limited to first 75 participants pre-registration is recommended, payment will be accepted day of event at check in.

Sunday—April 12, 2015

8:30- 9:00 Registration

9:00- 10:00 Introduction to Biathlon—Biathlon history, Elements of a biathlon race— Boy/Girls, Youth, Junior, Senior and Masters Programs, Race formats and requirements, Training Plans

10:00- 11:00 Range Procedures- Rifle safety and handling, operation of a range, ballistics from a safety standpoint, shooting positions and form, rifle care and cleaning

11:00- 12:00 Biathlon/Shooting—Shooting basics, an accurate shot, rifle fitting, scoping, zeroing, sighting in, practice drills

12:00- 1:00 Range Practice- Shooting, range procedures,

VOLUNTEER HELP:

Volunteer help from experienced biathletes is welcome for this event. Please contact

biathlon@blackhawkskiclub.org   or call Mark Torresani at 608.334.2846

US Y & Jr Team in Minsk Raubichi, Belarus

Hi Everyone

Coming up next week the US Y & Jr Team will leave for Minsk for YJr worlds starting the following week. Good luck to all the athletes!! Shoot straight and ski hard!!

From what I have found online the venue is quite spectacular! If you go to Google Earth—and scroll around to Belarus—just East of Poland..then fine tune and zoom in at the following coordinates:
54 deg 03’ 49.05” latitude 27deg 44’ 10.31” E longitude and you should be looking at the Winter sports complex. Look for a large complex with a lot of paved rollerski loops running off into the woods. The whole area looks very interesting with clusters of houses and a lot of epen space that is forested.

Bill Meyer