US Y-J WCH Trials relocated to Mt.Itasca

Hi Everyone-
Due to warm weather, poor natural snow, and problems with snowmaking equipment Anchorage has decided they can’t hold the events. Accordingly MN stepped up to the plate and Trials will be held at Mt Itasca—same schedule.

More information shortly. Do not register for the AK events on line—we will have a registration process set up shortly.

Bill Meyer

US Y-J WCH Trials relocated to Mt.Itasca

MNCup 1: Biathlon & Novice Race – Mt Itasca – December 7, 2014 – RESULTS


Minnesota Cup #1: Biathlon Race & Novice Race

Hosted by Mt.Itasca Nordic Ski Association

Date: Sunday, December 7, 2014
Place: Mt.Itasca, Coleraine

Race Format: Mass Start (PPSS)

MN CUP December

Distance: G, YW, JW, SW: 7.5km,

Registration: 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM
Zero:           11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Race Start: 12:00 PM Mass Start

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

Novice Race (recommended age: 13+)

Registration: noon – 12:45pm  

~ 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 1-1:15pm

~ 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


Midwest Regional Biathlon Intensity Camp – October 16-19, 2014

Midwest Regional Biathlon Intensity Camp
October 16-19, 2014
Mt. Itasca/ Grand Rapids / Elk River, MN

This “hard core” camp will focus on the specific biathlon training – fast shooting drills, hard combo training, as well as  running,  strength and ski technique

experienced athletes – great camp to improve your biathlon skills:  range procedure, shooting under time pressure and hard combo intervals, additionally physical testing (uphill test, roller ski test)

Dates: Thursday, October 16 at 10 AM meeting at Mt. Itasca – Sunday, October 19 at 4 PM in Elk River


                Thu 16: 10 AM: Shooting drills, 60 shoot and American tests
2 PM Combo RP Intervals 6×5 min
4 PM Easy Roller ski 1 h

                 Fri 17:    8 AM Uphill test
10 AM Shooting Drills, easy combo
3 PM Roller ski technique, Strength

               Sat 18:   8 AM Roller ski intervals /test 6 x triple hill (4-5 min)
3 PM Combo shooting, Shooting drills 2h

               Sun 19: 7 AM Departure to Elk River!!!
10 AM  Roller ski Combo / drills 1:45 h
2 PM  RP Combo Intervals/ short races

Cost : TBA – based on the housing. I need to know who plans to come, so contact me ASAP!!!!, please!

What to bring:

You will need  rifle, 1 brick of ammo (some ammo will be available to buy at the camp), running shoes, and several sets of training clothing. Also, skate roller ski equipment and helmet, water bottle carrier.  Bring some rain gear and also a pair of thin ski gloves for shooting.

If you plan to come, please let me know ASAP.
Don’t hesitate to contact me, if you have question.

Vlad Cervenka
cell: 218 256 8323 or