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
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!