Your USBA membership is due again. These run Oct to Oct.
You can find the procedure to renew or sign up on this webpage. Note: you have to be a USBA member to participate in the Dec Trials races!!
Bill Meyer, Coach
Attached please find an announcement for the First Annual Masters Biathlon Jamboree @ Soldier Hollow. The Jamboree will happen this year in association with the Western Regional Junior Biathlon Camp and includes a joint Time Trial and dinner with the Junior athletes.
Please pass on the info to anyone you think might be interested and please feel free to get in touch with any questions.
Biathlon Program Manager – SoldierHollow.com
Minnesota Biathlon Summer Series Race #2 Recap
On a beautiful and cool summer evening, MN Biathlon held their second race in the Summer Rollerski Race series on the paved trails at Woodland Park in Elk River. Fifteen athletes from around the state participated in the Pursuit format event.
In the Men’s and Senior Women 11.4 km race, Jakob Ellingson, Mt Itasca Biathlon, shooting 1,1,1,2 finished in 34:35 beating out second place Cam Christiansen, Nisswa Northwest, who shot 1,0,0,1 and finished 4 min back.
In the Woman’s event Siena Ellingson, Mt Itasca and USBA Development, shot 3,1,2,2 and finished in 41:56.
In the Youth Women and Older Girls 9.3 km race Stormy Hegg, Wolfpack Biathlon from Alexandria, shot 2,1,0,2 to take the top honors in 35:55 edging out second place Emma Stertz, Mt Itasca, 2,2,0,3 by 5 sec.
In the Younger Girls/Boys 7.1 km race, Frank Gangi, Mt Itasca, 0,2,3,2 finished in 29:38 just ahead of Matej Cervenka Mt Itasca, 0,0,2,3 who finished in 30:12.
On the Girls side, Clara Kramer, Duluth Biathlon, shooting 3,2,4,5 finished in 35:45, ahead of Maj Lis Helmer, Duluth Biathlon, 5,4,4,2 who finished in 39:52.
The next event in the series will be again at Elk River on Sunday, the 24th of Sept with a 10:00 zero.
|Name||Race||Start||Finish||Overall Time||P1||P2||S1||S2||Total Misses|
|Maj Lis Helmer||7.1km||0:03:30||0:43:22||0:39:52||5||4||4||2||15|
Notes: Cam Christiansen: Assessed +2:00 for missed penalty loop.
Ryker Bosek: Shot prone-on-standing in stages 3/4
Photos by Brian Wray
We are having some problems with the short Anschutz magazines. Below is a remedy short of replacing the follower. It sounds like Anschutz is sending Marc Sheppard a supply of followers for replacements.
As I think about it, if you are having problems with some magazines and need to use them for the races, you should get those chips out of them. It is not too difficult. In the attached mag 1 pic is a small slot at the end of the pencil lead. Note that lines up with the slot in the side of the metal body. In Mag 2 pic at the end of the pencil lead is the end of the mag spring that is sticking up through that slot.
So if you press that end back into the body, the red plastic end will slide off. [It will actually only go on one way, but best to keep them all lined up as you pull it apart]. Slide off the end and the spring and follower will fall out of the body. Waste any small chips—if big like this one of Hanne’s, try to replace the mag from someone else for the races.
If relatively small—dump out the chip, then reassembly. The follower can go in two ways. So be sure when it is in, it sits snug against the top of the mag and on the bullet end there should be an 1/8” or so piece of red exposed on the edge. Compare it with the other mags you have.
Then the spring with the pointed end shown in mag 2 pic lined up with the slots shown in mag 1. The tricky part is to hold that up into the body and in while you slide the red bottom into place. When all is correct the spring should audibly snap up into the slot. Then try it with 5 rounds—load– then strip out with your fingers..
Engineering 101—fixing things..