Notice: Changes to race schedule for MNCup #7 at Snowflake

Hi Everyone,

Today I have been in touch with the Duluth organizers and lastly with John Gould. Based on the forecasts with overnight temps below zero and highs in the single digits in the pm on Sunday, we will revise the race schedule Sunday as follows:

noon to 1:00 –Registration at the Chalet—[can change there, but must remove all gear by 1:00—reserved by the Youth Ski League in pm]

Zero at 1:00
Race at 2:00

We will continue to watch the weather, but provided the forecast doesn’t change, we will proceed. In any case we will use the afternoon schedule.

Any questions, please get in touch. If you have not already done so, please let me know if you are coming.

Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

Snowflake Biathlon Race Minnesota Cup #7 – Sun, Jan 14, 2018 – RESULTS

Snowflake Biathlon Race

Minnesota Cup #7

Hosted by Duluth Biathlon and Snowflake Nordic Ski Area

MN Cup #7 — January 14, 2018 — Snowflake Nordic, Duluth
9.5K Mass Start
Place Name Category Time P P S S Total Notes
1 Cam Christensen SM 38:49 0 0 1 1 2 Target malfunction caused unnecessary penalty loops. Adjustment applied: -1:15
2 Hanne Guthrie SW 46:20 3 1 1 2 7
3 Halcyon Brown JW 52:04 1 0 1 2 4
4 Kaisa Bosek G 54:40 0 3 2 0 5
5 Emma Watson YW 57:51 0 2 1 0 3
7.5km Mass Start
1 Mia Zutter JW-VI 44:43 5 5 5 5 20 Audio target malfunction, skied all penalty loops
2 Lucy Watson G 50:20 2 3 2 4 11
Clara Kramer G DNF
Ryker Bosek B DNF

Snowflake Biathlon Race 2018 Registration

Date: Sunday, January 14th, 2018

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)

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

Registration: Noon to 1:00PM at Snowflake Nordic Chalet

Zero:           1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Race Start:   2:00 PM, Mass Start

Cost:           $15 (cash or check payable to John Gould)

There will not be a Novice Race this year.

Questions?   Call John Gould at 218-269-2854

                  or e-mail: jgould1952@yahoo.com

Five MN Biathletes Named to US Youth and Junior World Championship Team

https://www.teamusa.org/US-Biathlon.aspx

Five Biathletes from MN were named by US Biathlon to the US Team to the Youth and Junior Championships to be held Feb 26th to March 4th in Otepaa, Estonia.

In the Junior Women category U21
Amanda Kautzer Twin Cities

In the Youth Women category U19
Emma Stertz, Mt Itasca Biathlon

In the Junior Men category U21
Cam Christiansen

In the Youth Men category U19
Vasek Cervenka Mt Itasca Biathlon
Garrett Beckrich, also Mt Itasca

In addition 3 of the above from MN are invited to the  Junior IBU Cup #3 Jan 25th-27th in Poland and the Junior Open European Championships from Jan 31st- Feb 4th in Slovenia.
Kautzer, Cervenka and Beckrich.

The full team for YJr Worlds is 16 athletes accompanied by coaches and wax technicians. Of those, 8 total were invited to the Junior IBU and Open European Championships.

Biathletes participating in the US Trials held Thursday and Friday at Mt Itasca came from Alaska, Maine, Vermont, Washington, Minnesota, Wyoming, Colorado, California, Montana, Utah, and New York.

Our congratulations to those who will be representing the US at these events!

US Youth and Junior Trials for World Championships – Second Race Recap & Results

The second race in the US Trials for the Youth and Junior World Championships upcoming in Estonia in Feb were held at Mt Itasca this pm. The wind was up from the NW along with temps hovering around zero F.

2017 Jr&Y Trials 12.29.17

In the Men’s 7.5km Sprint, Junior Cody Johnson of the National Guard team won, shooting clean in 19:55.Youth Vasek Cervenka of MN Biathlon Mt Itasca was 2nd with 5 misses 39.6 sec back, and Junior Cam Christiansen of MN Biathlon NNW, also shooting clean, was 3rd 1:04 behind.

On the Women’s side in the 6.0 km Sprint, Junior Amanda Kautzer, MN Biathlon LNR won, shooting 1,0 in 21:12. She was followed by Youth Helen Wilson of Alaska Biathlon with 3 misses 1:15 behind, and in 3rd was Youth Sara Beaulieu of OSI, with 2 misses finishing 1:37 behind.

Due to the grim forecasts for Saturday and Sunday, the third race was cancelled by the Jury late pm. The results for the two races will be considered by the International Competition Committee and with their recommendation by the USBA Board early in the coming week.