ER Clinic and Race photos – from Brian Wray – Saturday, March 3, 2018

Higher resolution images here: https://photo.wrocket.org/2018/elk_river_novice_clinic_part_ii_and_race/

MN Biathlon Summer/Fall Schedule – 2018/2019 Training

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MN BIATHLON
SUMMER/FALL SCHEDULE
2018/2019
TRAINING YEAR

New Training year begins April 16th, 2018

May Camp 5.19-20 Mt Itasca- Introduction to biathlon, fitting rifles, and shooting focus

June Camp 6.13-23 Mt Itasca- Shooting camp. First week for all, second for 2nd yr + athletes

July Biathlon Race- 7.19 Elk River- Biathlon on roller skis –Thurs eve

Vermont Training Camp 8.5-12. Plus travel days. High level training at Jericho, VT

August Biathlon Race- 8.23 Elk River- Biathlon on roller skis- Thurs eve

Sept Biathlon Race- 9.23 Elk River- Biathlon on roller skis- Sunday morning

Oct Camp-10.18-21 Mt Itasca- Intensity focus-Sunday moves to Elk River

Oct Biathlon Race- 10.21 Elk River—Biathlon on roller skis- Sunday morning

Please note the above schedule is subject to changes. Normally about 2 weeks ahead of the event an “Invitation” will be sent out by email. Please respond to those so the organizers can plan for the appropriate number of participants.

The Camps are designed for younger athletes—generally age 13-25. Those older are invited to all the races, and to participate in the camps as coaches or coach/parents.

2nd Novice Clinic and Rescheduled MNCup #9 – 3rd of March, 2018

Hi Everyone–
Unfortunately we had to reschedule the race planned for today due to a lot of snow over the past couple of days, anticipated poor driving conditions [they were]  and a low number of experienced participants interested in racing.
Accordingly, a decision was made yesterday to do the race immediately after the novice clinic next weekend. That Novice clinic is only open to those contacted by Brian Wray as the second tier of those who signed up a few weeks ago.
We again need volunteers to come for the novice clinic with their rifles and help pass on that knowledge to the newcomers. The first group, yesterday, had a great time as did the volunteers helping!!
This coming Saturday we are going to revise the program a little. Instead of a small practice race, novices will be doing the full timed course with 4 shootings, starting in the lineup immediately after the experienced racers. Novices will not carry, but be directed to a shooting point with a rifle as they come into the range, shooting prone on standing. Experienced athletes will carry their own rifles.
An alternate course will be provided for those uncomfortable with the longer distances. Those athletes will start after the first leg of shooting.
The schedule: Saturday the 3rd
10:00 am arrive to help set up the range
11:00 Novice clinic begins
12:30 zero for experienced athletes—and a few shots for returning novices from yesterday
1:30 or when zero is done…race begins.
Please let me know if you plan to attend by Wed evening!!
For others with interest, there will be another novice event at Mt Itasca on Saturday, the 10th of March in conjunction with MNCup #10
Thanks
Bill Meyer, Coach
Nisswa NW Biathlon

MN Cup #9 Elk River – RESCHEDULED For SATURDAY, March 3rd – RESULTS

Elk River Winter Biathlon

NEW DATE – Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 1:30 pm

(Previously Sunday, February 25th, 2018)

Woodland Trails Park, Elk River, Minnesota – Directions

Elk River Spring Race – 2018-03-03 – By Event
9.0km (5×1.8km)
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Gangi, Frank Jr YM 1:40 48:16 46:36 +0:00 0 1 3 2 6
2 / 1 Gangi, Frank Sr MM 1:20 48:26 47:06 +0:30 3 2 2 2 9
3 / 1 Jones, Justin N 5:40 54:59 49:19 +2:43 1 1 0 0 2
4 / 2 Cervenka, Matej YM 2:00 51:59 49:59 +3:23 0 3 3 2 8
5 / 2 Del Toro, Joey N 5:20 56:05 50:45 +4:09 3 1 0 0 4
6 / 3 Tessier, Violet N 4:20 1:01:20 57:00 +10:24 1 0 3 0 4
7 / 1 Bosek, Kaisa YW 1:00 59:13 58:13 +11:37 1 1 2 0 4
8 / 4 Ewing, Grace N 5:00 1:09:04 1:04:04 +17:28 1 1 0 4 6
6.6km (2×1.8km, 3x1km)
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Bosek, Ryker B 2:20 47:32 45:12 +0:00 4 2 0 0 6
5.0km (5x1km)
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Beyer, Tom N 2:40 21:51 19:11 +0:00 0 0 2 0 2
2 / 2 Petroff, Ricky N 3:00 22:29 19:29 +0:18 0 0 0 0 0
3 / 3 Christensen, Noah N 3:20 28:20 25:00 +5:49 1 2 0 0 3
4 / 4 Swanson, James N 6:20 33:22 27:02 +7:51 1 0 2 0 3
5 / 5 Thoen, Josh N 6:40 34:15 27:35 +8:24 0 2 0 2 4
6 / 6 Christensen, Eli N 3:40 35:37 31:57 +12:46 1 1 1 1 4
7 / 7 Casey, Aaron N 4:00 36:43 32:43 +13:32 1 1 0 0 2
7 / 7 Saxton, Tim N 4:40 37:23 32:43 +13:32 0 0 0 0 0
9 / 9 Ambrose, Will N 6:00 40:22 34:22 +15:11 4 1 2 2 9
Note: All novice racers (N) shot from the prone position on standing targets.

2018-02-25 Elk River Winter Biathlon Registration

Interval Start, 4 shooting stages
Men – 12km
Women – 9km

Registration opens 12:00 PM
Zero at 12:30 PM
Race starts at 1:30 PM

$10 per racer entry fee, checks payable to Minnesota Biathlon

Volunteers needed for race timing, range control, and setup/teardown. Contact Brian at brian@wrocket.org or 651-366-2952

Sign-up online at  https://goo.gl/forms/bvFHrhBwW6fS0N352  or day-of in-person.

Elk River Biathlon Novice Clinic – February 24-25, 2018

Elk River Biathlon Novice Clinic

February 24-25, 2018
Woodland Trails Biathlon Range, Elk River, Minnesota
20135 Elk Lake Rd NW, Elk River, MN 55330

Saturday: 11:00AM – 1:30PM
Sunday: 12:00PM – 1:00PM, immediately after the race for experienced biathletes.
Come early to spectate!

Cost: $50 for the Saturday clinic, additional $10 for optional Sunday race

What you’ll do:

on Saturday

  • Rifle safety and basic operation.
  • Shooting practice from the prone position.
  • An untimed “race” with 4 shooting stages to apply your newly acquired shooting skills.
  • Attending on Saturday is mandatory for participants.

on Sunday

  • Another novice-only race, greater in length and difficulty than Saturday’s practice race.
  • This race will be timed and have published results.
  • The race will follow after the race for more experienced athletes. Come early to watch some top competitors!
  • Sunday’s events are only available to folks who attended Saturday’s clinic.

What to bring:

  • Personal ski gear. Skate equipment is strongly preferred.
  • Bring at least one pair of gloves (not mittens or “lobster” mitts) as biathlon rifles require finger dexterity. A few pairs are better!
  • Lunch and/or snacks for yourself.
  • Water.
  • A positive attitude!

This clinic is currently capped at 15 participants. Participants beyond that will be placed on a wait list and will be notified prior to the event if space has opened up.

If you have signed up but cannot attend, please notify Brian (contact info at the bottom of the form) so we can open your slot for another attendee.

Please note that there is no water, warming, or bathroom access at the shooting range. There is a toilet located at the parking lot, a few minutes of skiing or walking from the range area.

Questions? Contact Brian at brian@minnesotabiathlon.com or 651-366-2952.

Note: We have reached the 15-person registration cap but we are still accepting registrations for the wait list. Register online: https://goo.gl/forms/xKGb69OsEn6ryYRC2

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