Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race – Thursday, July 24, 2014

Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014
  • Elk River Biathlon Range 
  • 10K Mass Start (3 med/2 short loops) – PPSS

With Penalty Loops

  • Registration 4:30 PM
  • Zero – 5:00 PM
  • Race Start – 6:00 PM
  • Cost – $10.00 (Cheap!)

o   Make checks payable to Minnesota Biathlon 

Auburn Ski Club is hosting the 2014 US Summer National Championships in Biathlon

Dear Minnesota Biathlon Clubs,
Auburn Ski Club is hosting the 2014 US Summer National Championships in Biathlon. It will be a three day event September 5-7th. We are hoping to get this information out to your members. It was not clear from your website who I should contact. Please let me know if there is a different person I should communicate with. It would be great to get good attendance from many different biathlon clubs in the US. I would appreciate it if you can pass the attached registration information to your members as well as the link to our website: http://auburnskiclub.com/biathlon/biathlon-races/.

Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions or have your members contact me. We are also hosting the Winter National Championships this year as well so this will be a great opportunity for biathletes to get acquainted with our club.

Sincerely,
Megan Seifert
Race Director
Auburn Ski Club
Soda Springs, CA

National Biathlon Championships information form 2014

Summer Biathlon Race, Novice Race & Air Rifle Summer Biathlon Race – Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Mt.Itasca, Coleraine

Summer Biathlon Race, Novice Race & Air Rifle Summer Biathlon Race for 5 – 13 years old

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Mt.Itasca, Coleraine
Hosted by Mt.Itasca Nordic Ski Association

Biathlon Race
Format: Mass start, shoot biathlon rifle (.22 cal.)

ELITE BIATHLETES: Run distance Position
MEN, WOMEN, JM, JW,YM, YW, BOYS, GIRLS 6km (5×1.2km) P,P,S,S

RESULTS

Summer Biathlon Race; Saturday, June 21, 2014; Mt.Itasca, Coleraine
Men; Mass Start 6km (5×1.2km)
Place  Name category PPSS Total Finish Time
1 Jacob Pearson B 2112 6 28:12
2 Simon Zink B 3334 13 30:18
3 Lochlan Baird B 2122 7 31:29
4 Vasek Cervenka B 4110 6 32:08
5 Alex Larson B 4534 16 32:28
1 Cameron Christiansen YM 2010 3 29:38
2 Henry Jarvinen YM O322 7 33:27
3 Lewis White YW 2222 8 34:20 shooting PPPP
1 Zean Baker JM 3223 10 30:31
2 Gerrit Garberich JM 3433 13 32:48
3 Jalen Betsinger JM 2321 8 33:52
Women; Mass Start 5km (5x1km)
Place  Name category PPSS Total Finish Time
1 Amanda Kautzer G 3333 12 30:40
2 Rylie Garner G 2122 7 31:01
3 Emma Stertz G 4225 13 31:24
4 Maria Schoening G 5434 16 32:43 BIKE
1 Siena Ellingson YW 3113 8 28:22
1 Hanne Guthrie SW 2341 10 29:07
Overall Results: Men; Mass Start 6km (5×1.2km)
Place  Name category PPSS Total Finish Time
1 Jacob Pearson B 2112 6 28:12
2 Cameron Christiansen YM 2010 3 29:38
3 Simon Zink B 3334 13 30:18
4 Zean Baker JM 3223 10 30:31
5 Lochlan Baird B 2122 7 31:29
6 Vasek Cervenka B 4110 6 32:08
7 Alex Larson B 4534 16 32:28
8 Gerrit Garberich JM 3433 13 32:48
9 Henry Jarvinen YM O322 7 33:27
10 Jalen Betsinger JM 2321 8 33:52
11 Lewis White YW 2222 8 34:20 shooting PPPP
Overall Results: Women; Mass Start 5km (5x1km)
Place  Name category PPSS Total Finish Time
1 Siena Ellingson YW 3113 8 28:22
2 Hanne Guthrie SW 2341 10 29:07
3 Amanda Kautzer G 3333 12 30:40
4 Rylie Garner G 2122 7 31:01
5 Emma Stertz G 4225 13 31:24
6 Maria Schoening G 5434 16 32:43 BIKE
Air Rifle Summer Biathlon; 5-7 years old; Mass Start 0.3km 
Place  Name AGE     Finish Time
1 Gunnar Larson 7 2:33
2 Luke Palecek 5 4:06
3 Cooper Lonson 5 dnf
Air Rifle Summer Biathlon; 8-10 years old; Mass Start 1.0km (2×0.5k)
Place  Name AGE     Finish Time
1 Matej Cervenka 10 4:32
2 Dagan Larson 10 5:59
3 Braeden Barry 9 6:02
4 Isaac Palecek 8 7:25
5 Max Lonson 8 10:23
Air Rifle Summer Biathlon; 11-13 years old; Mass Start 1.5km (3×0.5k)
Place  Name AGE Finish Time
1 Sammy Stertz 10 7:53

 

Continue reading

MINNESOTA BIATHLON SUMMER / FALL 2014 SCHEDULE

Month Date Day Location Description Zero Start
May 16 Friday Mt. Itasca Shooting Camp
17 Saturday Mt. Itasca Shooting Camp
18 Sunday Mt. Itasca Shooting Camp
17 – 18 USBA Level One Coaches Clinic – Friday 7 PM – Saturday 10 PM
18 USBA Level One Officials Clinic – Saturday 7 PM – Saturday 10 PM
Both are at Mt. Itasca
June 16 Monday Mt. Itasca Shooting Camp
17 Tuesday Mt. Itasca Shooting Camp
18 Wednesday Mt. Itasca Shooting Camp
19 Thursday Mt. Itasca Shooting Camp
20 Friday Mt. Itasca Shooting Camp
21 Saturday Mt. Itasca Mass Start – Running 10 AM 10:40 AM
        June 24 – July 9 – Junior High Altitude Camp – Colorado
July 24 Thursday Elk River Mass Start – Roller Ski 5 PM 6 PM
      July 28 – August 2 – Lake Placid NY Camp
      August 3 – August 10 – Jericho VT Camp (Races 8/9 and 8/10)
August 21 Thursday Elk River Mass Start – Roller Ski 5 PM 6 PM
September 14 Sunday Elk River Mass Start – Roller Ski  10 AM 11 AM
MN Biathlon Fall Festival
October 26 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.

Midwest Regional Biathlon Development Camp

Midwest Regional Biathlon Development Camp
June 16-29, 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.

Who:
1) new athletes: 13 years and older – 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 3 epic workouts.

Dates: Monday, June 16 at 10 AM meeting at Mt. Itasca – Sunday, June 29 at Noon

Cost : includes use of venue, coaching, housing, food, transport
1 week   – $300 (6.16. – 6.21.)
2 weeks – $550 (6.16.- 6.29.)

What to bring:
You will stay in the rental house in Grand Rapids with some beds available. You will need a camping mat /air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow.

You will need  rifle, 2-3 brick of ammo (some ammo will available to buy at the camp), running shoes, and several sets of training clothing. Also, skate rollerski equipm and helmet, water bottle carrier. If you own road bike bring it with you. 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 Piotr mnbiathlon@aol.com or Vlad at cervenkv@gmail.com
Athletes from Twin Cities – contact Piotr regarding an option for carpooling

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 cervenkv@gmail.com

Weekend Shooting Camp at Mt Itasca May 16-18

Here is the information for our first shooting camp at Mt. Itasca. This camp is great jump start to the season and perfect time to do all new adjustments on your rifle or fitting rifle for a new athletes.

Download Waiver pdf = May Shooting Camp 2014

A few details below:

Who:

1) new athletes-  will do rifle set up and a focused start on accuracy shooting, shooting prone and standing, developing good position and range procedure

2) experienced athletes- check position- make adjustments, and get started with some focused accuracy shooting.

Basic Schedule:

Friday PM: Arrive at Mt Itasca 6pm- having eaten dinner.   ( Let me know if you plan to come earlier)
6:30-8:30 Rifle fitting, dry fire

Saturday: Training all day with breaks for lunch and dinner.   main focus will be on shooting, though there will be time for physical training ( rollerski technique and running).

Sunday: Training will wrap up approx 12:30pm with lunch and departure.

Cost and Registration:

-Cost for use of venue, coaching, and food-   athletes.  $90, please make checks payable to Mt Itasca Winter Sports Association.  Bring checks with you, along with the attached registration form.   Note that USBA membership is required.

-Ammo will be provided for rookie athletes.  All experienced biathletes need to bring their own ammo. ( It looks like   Note that you will be eating out for dinner on Sat night, so bring $ dinner.

-For Twin Cities athletes, Please confirm you attendance as an athlete via email to mnbiathlon@aol.com  All others confirm with Bill Meyer or Vladimir Cervenka

What to bring:

You will be “camping” at Mt Itasca, sleeping in the Headquarters building.  There are bathrooms and kitchen in the Alpine Chalet.   You’ll eat breakfast and lunches at Mt Itasca and have dinners out.  Bring $ for dinners- breakfast and lunch food will be provided.

You will need a camping mat/air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow  for sleeping.  You will need running shoes, and several sets of training clothing, as well as skate rollerski equipm and helmet, waterbottle carrier, and bring some rain gear.  Also bring a pair of thin ski gloves for shooting.   Bug spray may be a good idea as well.

New athletes who needs a rifle contact Piotr mnbiathlon@aol.com or Vlad at cervenkv@gmail.com

Athletes from Twin Cities- contact Piotr regarding carpooling

Coach-  Brandan Ostroot 612 385 3335brandan.ostroot@gmail.com

Directions:

from downtown Grand Rapids, take Hwy 169 North, traveling east out of Grand Rapids to Coleraine, about 6 miles. When entering Coleraine, turn left at Curly Ave

– follow the Ole N. Mangseth Ski Jump signs. Go past the arena, left on Cty Rd 61 for ½ mile. Turn left into the Mt. Itasca driveway – stay left at the Y.

Please let me know if you have any questions,
Thanks

Vlad Cervenka - cell: 218 256 8323