21st Fall Festival Recap – Results

Hi Everyone-
Today we held our final roller ski biathlon race of the year at Elk River on the Woodland Trails. Despite the snow earlier in the week and the falling leaves, the course was in the best shape we have seen since July. Thanks to Chad Bouley and his #1 son, the leaves and debris were blown off yesterday pm and this morning only a few dry leaves were floating around. With the snowy trees in the background, it was a fitting transition into winter. The forecast showed only a slight chance of precipitation, but actually the air stayed dry with temps in the lower 30’s. Roller skis are not the fastest at that temp, but slowly warmed up as the morning progressed.

https://photo.wrocket.org/2017/fall_festival/

Elk River Fall Festival – 2017-10-29 – By Event
11.4km
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total Notes
1 / 1 Ellingson, Jakob SM 1:10 42:14 41:04 +0:00 3 3 2 1 9
2 / 1 Christiansen, Cam JM 1:00 42:56 41:56 +0:52 2 3 1 1 7
9.3 km
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total Notes
1 / 1 Ellingson, Siena SW 1:20 37:43 36:23 +0:00 3 1 1 1 6
2 / 2 Guthrie, Hanne SW 1:30 39:07 37:37 +1:14 2 1 2 3 8 Skied one extra penalty loop.
3 / 1 Watson, Emma YW 1:50 41:20 39:30 +3:07 0 2 0 0 2
4 / 2 Bosek, Kaisa YW 1:40 42:32 40:52 +4:29 1 1 0 1 3
5 / 3 Bouley, Cheresa YW 2:00 46:03 44:03 +7:40 2 1 2 1 6
7.2km
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total Notes
1 / 1 Bosek, Ryker B 2:10 42:01 39:51 +0:00 3 2 2 3 10
2 / 1 Watson, Lucy G 2:20 43:45 41:25 +1:34 2 3 4 1 10

 

In the Men’s and Jr Men’s 11.4 km category, Jakob Ellingson, Mt Itasca Biathlon and National Guard Biathlon, overcame some range problems to take down Cam Christiansen, NNW.

In the Women’s 9.3 km category, Siena Ellingson, Mt Itasca Biathlon and National Guard Biathlon, slowly pulled away from Hanne Guthrie, NNW, especially in the final standing stages.

In the Youth Women’s 9.3 Km race, Emma Watson, Duluth Biathlon and top shooter of the day, missed only 2 shots of the 20, to hold off Kaisa Bosek, Wolfpack Biathlon of Alexandria, who was the second best shooter with 3 misses. Cheresa Bouley, NNW, improved her shooting immensely today, but suffered a broken wheel on one of her skis so you could hear her coming each time she approached the range! She finally had to finish the race running in her ski boots. Good Luck at the State Cross Country Running meet later in the week!!

And In the Boys/Girls 7.2 km event, Ryker Bosek, Wolfpack, shooting all prone on prone targets managed to stay ahead of Lucy Watson, Duluth Biathlon, who was shooting prone and standing—both with 10 misses.

The next race in MN will be MNCup #1 on the 10th of Dec at Mt Itasca on manmade snow!!

Bill Meyer

21st Annual Fall Festival Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race – Sunday, Oct 29, 2017

21st Annual Fall Festival Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

  • Sunday, October 29, 2017
  • Elk River Biathlon Range  – Directions
  • 1 / 9.3 / 11.4km Interval Start (10 seconds apart)
    • Boys / Girls – 1 medium + 4 short loops
    • Women – 3 medium + 2 short loops
    • Men – 5 medium loops
    • PPSS with Penalty Loops
  • Registration 9:30 AM
  • Zero – 10:00 AM
  • Race Start – 11:00 AM
  • Cost – $10.00 (Cheap!)
    • Make checks payable to Minnesota Biathlon 
  • Volunteers needed!! Please call Brian Wray to volunteer or with any questions – 651-366-2952.

2017 21st Annual Fall Festival 10_29_17 Registration

Good Morning!!

Attached is the Invitation for the last roller ski race of the season. We skied at Elk River yesterday and after we got the leaves blown off, the pavement was clean. Better than mid summer!! We will begin blowing about 8:30 if anyone has a packpack blower and would like to jump in.

Sharpen your pole tips—it is getting cool enough now that it takes a sharp point to grip on the harder surface. Also a good time to check over your rifle and be sure all the parts are snugged up and secure!! [Leave the trigger screws alone!!!]  If you have been having problems zeroing with multiple adjustments before the group will move, you should get into your rear sight and lightly lube it and brush it with a small brush as you move it back and forth—up and down. Count out 50 clicks one way—then go 100 the other way—and back 50 to leave it about where you started. Scrub a lot!! But very light on a thin oil..

You will have to remove the blinder and sight extender to do this. Be sure you get them back right…

You should plan to race in racing clothes—not baggy sweat shirts, floppy shorts that catch the wind, sweat pants etc. And wear gloves—same as a winter race…

So plan on attending and please let me know by Wed PM so I can set up a tentative start list.

Thanks,
Bill Meyer, Coach

Midwest Regional Intensity/Biathlon Camp 19-22 Oct, 2017

Midwest Regional Biathlon Camp
October 19-22, 2017
Mt. Itasca/ Grand Rapids / Elk River, MN

This camp will focus on the specific biathlon training – fast shooting drills, hard combo intervals, additional physical testing( uphill test, rollerski time-trial)

Dates: Thursday, October 19 at 10:00AM, [meeting at Mt. Itasca]  through Sunday, October 22, at 11:00AM at Mt. Itasca or 12:00 PM Elk River.

Note: For those interested, there will be an option to move part of the camp to Elk River on Sunday to workout on the paved trails. Please let both Vlad and me know ASAP: a] if you plan to attend the camp, b] what days you will be there, c] if you want to finish with Sunday at Elk River.

Schedule:

Thu 19- 10 AM: Shooting drills + shooting tests

        2 PM : Combo Intervals 6-8x 5 min

Fri 20 –   8AM : Uphill test

        10AM : Shooting drills, easy combo

        3PM  : Rollerski distance+ technique 2h

Sat 21-   8AM : Rollerski timetrial or intervals( meeting at Fairgrounds)

        3PM : Strength combo shooting, shooting drills

Sun 22-  9AM : Combo shooting/ timetrials [Vlad]

        or  – 10:00 AM Elk River—Combo shooting/ Time trials  [Bill]

What to bring: You will need 1 brick of ammo, running shoes, several  set of clothing, rollerski equipment and helmet, water bottle carrier.

Housing and foodON Your OWN!!!! Possible to camp at Mt. Itasca.

Cost : $ 20/ day   for coaching and usage of  Mt. Itasca ( free for Mt. Itasca athletes)

Please let me know who is coming ( outside the Mt. Itasca athletes)

Thanks,
Vlad

Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race – Sunday, Sept 24, 2017 – RESULTS

Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

 Sunday, September 24, 2017 – Race Announcement 9_24_17

Images from Bryan Wray: https://photo.wrocket.org/2017/september_elk_river_summer_biathlon/

RESULTS & Images below

Elk River Summer Biathlon – 2017-09-24 – By Event
11.4km
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Ellingson, Jakob SM 1:00 36:14 35:14 +0:00 1 1 0 0 2
2 / 2 Dahlberg, Jake SM 1:10 43:33 42:23 +7:09 3 3 3 1 10
3 / 1 Stertz, Sam YM 1:30 46:59 45:29 +10:15 2 1 3 2 8
4 / 1 Peterson, Paul MM 1:20 52:58 51:38 +16:24 2 2 5 2 11
5 / 3 Plantenberg, Kort SM 1:40 1:13 59:33 +24:19 1 2 2 2 7
9.3km
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Ellingson, Siena SW 1:50 36:28 34:38 +0:00 1 1 2 1 5
2 / 1 Stertz, Emma YW 2:10 37:15 35:05 +0:27 0 2 0 1 3
3 / 1 Bosek, Kaisa G 2:20 41:24 39:04 +4:26 3 1 1 0 5
4 / 2 Guthrie, Hanne SW 2:00 41:32 39:32 +4:54 1 3 3 3 10
5 / 2 Watson, Emma YW 2:40 44:38 41:58 +7:20 1 1 0 1 3
6 / 3 Bouley, Cheresa YW 2:30 50:02 47:32 +12:54 3 2 4 3 12
7.1km
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Lau, Aiden YMN 3:00 36:45 33:45 +0:00 5 5 5 5 20
Shot prone-on-standing last two stages. Need shooting results.
2 / 1 Bosek, Ryker BN 2:50 42:40 39:50 +6:05 3 2 4 2 11
Shot prone-on-prone all four stages.
3 / 1 Watson, Lucy G 3:10 44:28 41:18 +7:33 1 0 5 3 9

 

76     Jakob Ellingson, Mt Itasca Biathlon Grand Rapids,  [Hopkins]
102    Jake Dahlberg  MN National Guard, Duluth {Ely]
352    Paul Peterson  MN Natiional Guard, Hastings
353    Sam Stertz    Mt Itasca, Grand Rapids
354    Kort Plantenberg, MN Guard, [St Cloud]
4580  Siena Ellingson, Mt Itasca Biathlon, US Biathlon Team,  Grand Rapids, [Hopkins]
4677  Hanne Guthrie, NNW, Duluth [Chanhassen]
6788   Emma Stertz, Mt Itasca Biathlon, Grand Rapids
6764   Kaisa Bosek, Wolfpack Biathlon, Alexandria
6776   Cheresa Bouley, NNW, Zimmerman
6809  Emma Watson, Duluth Biathlon, Duluth
7536  Ryker Bosek, Wolfpack, Alexandria
7537  Aiden Lau, MN Guard…?
7541  Lucy Watson, Duluth Biathlon, Duluth

 

  • Men – 11.4K (5 Medium loops)
  • Women – 9.3K (3 Medium / 2 Short loops)
  • Boys / Girls – 7.1 K (1 Medium / 4 Short loops)
    • PPSS with Penalty Loops
    • 10 second interval starts 
  • Registration 9:30 AM
    • Please have your paperwork and payment complete before you come to the range.
  • Zero – 10:00 AM
  • Race Start – 11:00 AM
  • 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

Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race – Thurs, August 24, 2017 – RESULTS

Minnesota Biathlon Summer Series Race #2 Recap

Link to Photos

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
Jakob Ellingson 11.4km 0:01:00 0:35:35 0:34:35 1 1 1 2 5
Cam Christiansen 11.4km 0:01:10 0:39:49 0:38:39 1 0 0 1 2
Garret Beckrich 11.4km 0:01:20 0:40:44 0:39:24 1 4 2 0 7
Siena Ellingson 11.4km 0:01:50 0:43:46 0:41:56 3 1 2 2 8
Warren Rosholt 11.4km 0:01:40 0:47:46 0:46:06 1 2 2 2 7
Sam Stertz 11.4km 0:01:30 0:48:45 0:47:15 2 4 3 1 10
Frank Gangi 7.1km 0:02:50 0:32:28 0:29:38 0 2 3 2 7
Matej Cervenka 7.1km 0:03:00 0:33:12 0:30:12 0 0 2 3 5
Ryker Bosek 7.1km 0:03:40 0:37:11 0:33:31 1 2 0 0 3
Clara Kramer 7.1km 0:03:20 0:39:05 0:35:45 3 2 4 5 14
Maj Lis Helmer 7.1km 0:03:30 0:43:22 0:39:52 5 4 4 2 15
Stormy Hegg 9.3km 0:02:20 0:38:15 0:35:55 2 1 0 2 5
Emma Stertz 9.3km 0:02:00 0:38:00 0:36:00 2 2 0 3 7
Kaisa Bosek 9.3km 0:02:10 0:41:00 0:38:50 2 0 4 2 8
Cheresa Bouley 9.3km 0:02:30 0:44:34 0:42:04 2 1 4 3 10

Notes: Cam Christiansen: Assessed +2:00 for missed penalty loop.
Ryker Bosek: Shot prone-on-standing in stages 3/4

Photos by Brian Wray

Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race – Thursday, August 24, 2017

Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Download Race Announcement 8_24_17 V2

  • Men – 11.4K (5 Medium loops)
  • Women – 9.3K (3 Medium / 2 Short loops)
  • Boys / Girls – 7.1 K (1 Medium / 4 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