Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race – Th, July 20, 2017 – RESULTS

Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

https://photos.app.goo.gl/0axWTRQXxuVKXXyZ2 – pictures by Brian Wray

Here are some race results and pictures from Minnesota Biathlon’s first summer roller ski biathlon race of the year held at Elk River on Thursday evening. The course was a mix of the paved Woodland Trails adding up to 9.3km. The format was pursuit with 10 sec interval starts, and prone prone standing standing for the shooting. The athlete does a 150 meter extra loop for each missed shot. Twenty shots total.

On the Men’s side, Youth Man, Vasek Cervenka, Mt Itasca Biathlon,  laid down the best time of the evening, 27:41 including skiing 4 penalties for 4 missed shots narrowly edging out Senior Man, Jakob Ellingson, also of Mt Itasca Biathlon, who finished in 27:45 w/5 misses.

On the Women’s side, Senior Woman, Siena Ellingson, USBA Senior National Development Team,  finished 1st in 34:30 with 5 misses, and Kaisa Bosek, Girl,  Alexandria’s Wolfpack Biathlon, finished 2nd in 39:25 with 5 penalties, also.

The next event will be in Jericho Vermont, the NorAm Rollerski Biathlon Championships the 12th and 13th of August followed by the 2nd in the MNBiathlon series at Elk River the 24th of August with zero at 5:00.

Race Announcement 7_20_17

Place Name Category Start Finish Adjustment Reason Overall Time P1 P2 S1 S2 Total Misses
Boys
1 Matej Cervenka B 0:03:10 0:45:32 0:00:05 No open targets 0:42:17 0 3 3 3 9
2 Frank Gangi B 0:03:00 0:48:14 0:45:14 1 4 5 5 15
Girls
1 Kaisa Bosek G 0:02:40 0:42:05 0:39:25 1 1 1 2 5
2 Stormy Hegg G 0:02:30 0:43:49 0:00:30 bad target, extra pen 0:40:49 2 3 4 2 11
3 Emma Watson G 0:03:50 0:47:19 0:43:29 0 2 0 4 6
4 Clara Kramer G 0:03:20 0:47:31 0:44:11 4 3 2 5 14
5 Elsa Viren G 0:03:40 0:48:24 0:44:44 3 4 2 1 10
6 Lucy Watson G 0:04:00 1:05:42 0:00:30 Persons downrange 1:01:12 4 2 4 3 13
Junior Men
1 Cam Christiansen JM 0:01:30 0:35:26 0:33:56 3 1 0 2 6
Junior Women
1 Halcyon Brown JW 0:02:10 0:42:59 0:00:10 No open targets 0:40:39 2 1 3 2 8
Novice
1 Ryker Bosek N 0:04:10 0:25:47 0:21:37 0 0 0 1 1
Senior Men
1 Jakob Ellingson SM 0:01:10 0:28:55 0:27:45 1 3 1 0 5
2 Bill Bowler SM 0:01:00 0:32:08 0:31:08 3 1 1 3 8
Senior Women
1 Siena Ellingson SW 0:01:50 0:36:20 0:34:30 2 1 1 1 5
2 Hanne Guthrie SW 0:02:00 0:42:24 0:40:24 4 2 5 3 14
Youth Men
1 Vasek Cervenka YM 0:01:20 0:29:01 0:27:41 1 0 1 2 4
2 Garret Beckrich YM 0:01:40 0:35:55 0:34:15 2 1 2 3 8
Youth Women
1 Lucia Wyland YW 0:02:50 0:42:25 0:39:35 4 3 2 2 11
2 Cheresa Bouley YW 0:02:20 0:48:21 0:46:01 2 2 2 2 8
3 Anika Viren YW 0:03:30 0:51:17 0:47:47 2 3 4 3 12

 

  • 10K Interval Start (3 medium / 2 short loops)
    • PPSS with Penalty Loops
    • 10 second interval starts
  • Registration 4:30 PM
    • Please have your paperwork and payment complete before you come to the range.
  • Zero – 5:00 PM
  • Race Start – 6:00 PM
  • Cost – $10.00 (Cheap!)
    • Make checks payable to Minnesota Biathlon
    • Volunteers needed!! Please call Brian to volunteer.
    • Any questions? – Call Brian Wray at 651-366-2952

Shooting camp results past 3 years

MN Biathlon Shooting Camp results, times, scores 2016

If you find your name you can scroll across and see old results and this years for comparison. The camp format changes somewhat each year, but the hill climb, time trials, etc are all on the same courses as previous years. This year I think the wind was up more days and stronger/fluctuating more.

Any questions or corrections, please let me know.

Bill Meyer, Coach

MNCup: Biathlon & Novice Race – Mt.Itasca Nordic Ski Association – Sat, Mar 11, 2017 – RESULTS

Minnesota Cup: Biathlon Race & Novice Race

Hosted by Mt.Itasca Nordic Ski Association

Date: Saturday, March 11. 2017

Place: Mt.Itasca, Coleraine
Race Format: Mass Start (PPSS)

RESULTS

Biathlon Results: Mass Start, 3.11.2017

8K Mass Start (5×1.6K)

Overall Results

Place

Categ.

Name

Shooting

Time

1

JM

Cam Christiansen

1021

26:30

2

JW

Siena Ellingson

2011

29:08

3

YW

Amanda Kautzer

3151

32:58

4

SW

Hanne Guthrie

2312

33:04

5

MM

Frank Gangi

2134

33:21

6

B

Sam Stertz

5300

33:24

PP  PP  PS  PS

7

G

Emma Stertz

4112

33:57

8

B

Matej Cervenka

1200

33:57

PP  PP  PS  PS

9

JM

Somer Schrock

5444

35:02

10

G

Kaisa Bosek

2311

37:05

11

G

Lucia Wyland

5124

38:28

12

G

Annika Viren

2331

38:45

13

G

Elsa Viren

2521

39:21

PP  PP  PS  PS

14

G

Emma Watson

3311

41:03

15

B

Devin Emslander

3224

43:13

PP  PS  PS  SS

16

G

Cheresa Bouley

3544

43:41

17

MM

Evan Ingebrigtson

5522

44:00

18

B

Ben Fenna

5453

49:22

19

MM

Sean Bedard-Parker

2222

58:45

Place

Categ.

Name

Shooting

Time

1

G

Emma Stertz

4112

33:57

2

G

Kaisa Bosek

2311

37:05

3

G

Lucia Wyland

5124

38:28

4

G

Annika Viren

2331

38:45

5

G

Elsa Viren

2521

39:21

PP  PP  PS  PS

6

G

Emma Watson

3311

41:03

7

G

Cheresa Bouley

3544

43:41

1

B

Sam Stertz

5300

33:24

PP  PP  PS  PS

2

B

Matej Cervenka

1200

33:57

PP  PP  PS  PS

3

B

Devin Emslander

3224

43:13

PP  PS  PS  SS

4

B

Ben Fenna

5453

49:22

1

MM

Frank Gangi

2134

33:21

2

MM

Evan Ingebrigtson

5522

44:00

3

MM

Sean Bedard-Parker

2222

58:45

1

JM

Cam Christiansen

1021

26:30

2

JM

Somer Schrock

5444

35:02

1

SW

Hanne Guthrie

2312

33:04

1

JW

Siena Ellingson

2011

29:08

1

YW

Amanda Kautzer

3151

32:58

8K Air Rifle

1

B

Riley Hutchinson

O513

46:31

NOVICE RACE 3×1.3K

Overall Results

1

50M

Bob Conzemius

O4

17:10

2

13G

Liv Wyland

11

18:31

3

14G

Clara Kramer

30

18:31,2

4

44M

Steve Kramer

44

20:12

5

13G

Liisa Wyland

12

20:25

6

12B

Jalen Emslander

22

22:22

7

16B

Kellen Schaner

31

26:40

Novice Race Boys 16 years old and under

1

12B

Jalen Emslander

22

22:22

2

16B

Kellen Schaner

31

26:40

Novice Race Girls 16 years old and under

1

13G

Liv Wyland

11

18:31

2

14G

Clara Kramer

30

18:31,2

3

13G

Liisa Wyland

12

20:25

Novice Race Master Men

1

50M

Bob Conzemius

O4

17:10

2

44M

Steve Kramer

44

20:12

 

MN Cup March 2017

Distance: G, YW, JW, SW, MW: 7.5km
               B, YM, JM, SM, MM: 10km;

Registration: 9:30 AM –   10:00 AM

Zero:           10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Race Start: 10:45 AM Mass Start

Cost:         $20 (cash or check payable to MINSA)

Novice Race (recommended age: 13+)

~ Registration: 9:30 – 11:30am

~ 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 12-12:15PM

~ Race Format: Mass Start – 4.5k (3×1.5k), PP + penalty loop

~ Cost: $20 (cash or check payable to MINSA)

 

Awards for Biathlon & Novice Race: after completion of both races.

Questions? Call Vlad or Petra 218-999-5046  or e-mail pcervenkova@hotmail.com    

                                                                                                              

European Biathlon Trip – 3

Hi Again,

This morning in the 20 km Men’s Individual race in Poland, the top US finisher was Russell Currier, Maine, in 51st with 5 x 1 min penalties and finishing 5:42 behind the winner who had one miss. So he skied 1:42 slower also. Paul Schommer, Wisconsin, in 57th also had 5 misses and finished 6:02 back; and Jakob Ellingson, MN, was 87th with 7 misses and finished 10:11 back. Many of the competitors in the Open European Championships also ski the World Cup which has the weekend off pending the World Championships coming up starting the 6th of Feb. Our top Men [4] and Women [4] who have been doing the World Cup races are taking a training break.

So the next races, on Friday for the Senior Men and Women are the Sprint races. The Sprint is the 2nd oldest format still being used in international competition. While it sounds like a short race, compared to Nordic Ski sprints it is quite long. From a biathlon standpoint it is more of a skiers race than some of the other formats with only two shooting bouts, prone and standing.
Starting with an individual start, usually 30 sec intervals, the men do 10 km in 3 x 3.3 km blue course loops, the women do 7.5 km in 3 x 2.5 km green loops. Junior Men do 10 km, Jr W do 7.5 km, Youth Men do 7.5 and Youth Women do 6 km. Penalty loops need to be skied after each shooting with 150 meters of extra skiing for each miss. So the order of the bibs after the penalty loop gives you a clue as to how the race is going. For example after the penalty loop if bib #30 is ahead of bib #28 it means that including the shooting results up to that point, #30 is a minute or more ahead of #28.

Shooting is open allocation, like in the Individual race, where the shooter can pick his shooting lane in prone from #1-15 and in standing from #16-#30. In prone, again, it is best to shoot as close to the lane you zeroed in as possible. Often in standing the last point #30 might be more sheltered from a 9;00 wind, so might be the best choice.

Incidentally, the prone target, while it appears from a distance to be the same size as standing, is actually only 45 mm in diameter, while the standing target is 115 mm. A black plate is necking the target down in prone. Think silver dollar and cd disc….at 50 meters.

For the Juniors [and Youth Vasek and Amanda] the races coming up on Friday are the Single Mixed Relay at 3:00 cst and the Mixed Relay at 6:00. Some highlights might be televised, I’m not sure.

The Single Mixed Relay is a fun event to watch; and is the most recently added format. Each country has a team of 2—one woman and one man. It is a 6 km race for the woman and a 7.5 km for the man. All on a 1.5 km [the orange loop] course with a 75 meter penalty loop. Goes like this: The woman starts in mass with all the women. Skis 1.5 km, comes into the range and has to shoot on her bib number shooting point. Five shots plus up to 3 extras if needed. Any left after 8 shots require the penalty loop per shot. She then skis the second loop, comes into the next available shooting point filling in from the right [all remaining shooting by both is filled in] and shoots standing—5 plus 3 if needed. Immediately after the penalty loop [needed or not] she tags her partner, the man. He does the same sequence and tags the woman again [who has reloaded her extra rounds if need be] She again does the 2 loops, shooting prone, then standing, and retags the man, who has reloaded if need be. He does the same sequence but after his last shooting and any penalty loops needed, he skis an extra finishing lap. Seconds are critical so range time is right up there with ski time.

The mixed relay is a team of 4 normally—2 women and 2 men. The first woman skis first starting in mass with the other 1st leg women, doing 6 km each [2 km red loop] and shoots prone with extra relay rounds if needed, penalty loops if needed, another 2 km shoots standing, another 2 km and tags off the second woman. The 2nd woman does her 6 km with two shootings and tags off the 1st man who skis a 2.5 km green loop etc. The first of the 8 shooting bouts takes place on the teams bib shooting point, all the remainders fill in from the right.

All are fun to watch, with a lot of turnover up in the front of the race. Once your team gets way back it is hard to make it up, but a lot of competition happens in the middle of the pack as well as up front.

As with all relays, both of these formats reward good fast solid shooters as handloading extra rounds breaks up the shooting rhythm and takes time..7-10 sec to pick a bullet out of the stock, feed it into the chamber and get the bolt closed and back in position. So even before needing to use the penalty loop, poor shooters will add 20-30 sec to their range time just getting through the extra shots. Hopefully with 8 bullets for 5 targets they will all go down, but a strange thing happens as your heartrate falls, the shooting tends to get worse before it improves.

More later
Bill Meyer

Snowflake Biathlon Race & Novice Race MN Cup #4 – Sun, Jan 15th, 2017 – RESULTS

Snowflake Biathlon Race & Novice Race

Minnesota Cup #4

Hosted by Duluth Biathlon and Snowflake Nordic Ski Area

Date: Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Duluth Biathlon Jan 2017 RESULTS pdf

snowflake-biathlon-race2016 information pdf

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: 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)

There will not be a Novice Race this year.

Questions?   Call John Gould at 218-269-2854 or e-mail: jgould1952@yahoo.com

Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championship Team and IBU Jr Cup & Junior European Champs Team Named

Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championship Team and IBU Jr Cup & Junior European Champs Team Named

The US Biathlon International Competition Committee is happy to announce the Youth (U19) and Junior (U21) Biathlon World Championship Team and the team for the IBU Junior Cup and the IBU Jr European Championship.

Over forty athletes from Maine to Alaska completed over three days from December 28 to 30 at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, Vermont which was hosted by the Ethan Allen Biathlon Club with the support of the Vermont based National Guard Biathlon Program.

The athletes had to contend with stormy conditions on day two of the series as a Noreaster brushed by the region with strong winds and snow on Thursday. Scoring of the events can be found here [link to PDF of the points] and complete results from each day of competition are available at http://www.EABiathlon.org.

The International Biathlon Union’s Youth and Junior Biathlon World Championships will take place from February 22 to 28 at a site to be determined in early January. The event includes four competitions for each of the two classes: Youth (under 19) and Junior (under 21).

The following athletes are named to the team:

Youth Women
Chloe Levins, Mountain Top Nordic Ski Club, Rutland, Vermont
Amanda Kautzer, Loppet Nordic Racing/Michigan, Plymouth, Minn.
Lexie Madigan*, Auburn Ski Club, Truckee, Cal.
Grace Gilliland, Alaska Biathlon, Eagle River, Alaska
Helen Wilson**, Anchorage Biathlon Club, Eagle River, Alaska
*Lexie Madigan is below the age described in the IBU Rules and is awaiting confirmation for her participation.
**Helen Wilson is named as First Alternate to the team in the event that any member is not able to participate.

Youth Men
Vasek Cervenka, Mt. Itasca, Grand Rapids, Minn
Jake Pearson, Casper Mountain Biathlon Club, Casper, Wy.
Alex Kilby, Alaska Winter Stars, Anchorage, Alaska
Eli Nielsen, Methow Valley Biathlon, Stehekin, Wash.

Junior Women
Siena Ellingson, Loppet Nordic Racing, Minnetonka, Minn
Hannah Streinz, Outdoor Sports Institute, Hersey, Maine
Nina Armstrong, Harvard College, Lake Placid, NY

Junior Men
Cameron Christiansen, NNW, Pequot Lake, Minn.
Travis Cooper, National Guard Biathlon, Kenai, Alaska
Cody Johnson, Outdoor Sports Institute, Fort Kent, Maine
Peter Carroll, Auburn Ski Club Biathlon Team, Truckee, Cal.

The International Competition Committee also named the athletes for the IBU Junior Cup and the IBU Junior European Championships. The events will be held January 26-29 in Pokljuka, Slovenia and February 1-5 in Nove Mesto Na Morave, Czech Republic, respectively.
Women: Siena Ellingson, Chloe Levins, Amanda Kautzer
Men: Vasek Cervenka, Cameron Christiansen, Travis Cooper, Cody Johnson

US Biathlon and the International Competition Committee would like to thank the Ethan Allen Biathlon Club and the National Guard Biathlon Program for hosting the Youth Junior Biathlon World Championships Team Trials and congratulate all the athletes who competed, wishing them good luck in the New Year.

FINAL POINTS TALLY – 2017-usba-jericho-junior-trials30dec2016-xls