Minnesota Cup: Biathlon Race & Novice Race
Hosted by Mt.Itasca Nordic Ski Association
MN Cup March 2018
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018 Place: Mt.Itasca, Coleraine
Race Format: Mass Start (PPSS)
Distance: G, YW, JW, SW, MW: 7.5km
B, YM, JM, SM, MM: 10km;
Registration: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Zero: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Race Start: 10:45 AM Mass Start
Cost: $20 (cash or check payable to MINSA)
Novice Race (recommended age: 13+) ~ Registration: 9:30 – 11:30am
~ 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 12-12:15PM
~ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, March 11, 2018, Sugar Hills Ski Trails/ Itasca County
Springloppet: 24k Skate, 12k Skate, 12k Classic
Age groups for Springloppet: 18 years old and under, Men and Women 19-39,
Masters Men and Women 40+
Schedule: 10:00 AM Registration opens, bib pick-up
11:00 AM Start
Entry Fee: Springloppet $ 25.00, 18 years old and under $15.00
Registration: Race day at Sugar Hills.
Registration form and schedule available at www.skinnyski.com
Please pre-register by sending the entry form to email@example.com,
Directions: From South: 169 North 10miles – after Hill City left on 17 – then 2.5miles left on CR 449 up the hill 3miles – Sugar Hills on your left.
From North: 169 South from Grand Rapids 5miles right on 17 – after 2.5 miles left on CR 449 up the hill 3 miles – Sugar Hills on your left – watch for new parking lot!!!!.
Contacts: Vlad Cervenka – Race Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org , phone: (218) 999-504
The second race in the US Trials for the Youth and Junior World Championships upcoming in Estonia in Feb were held at Mt Itasca this pm. The wind was up from the NW along with temps hovering around zero F.
2017 Jr&Y Trials 12.29.17
In the Men’s 7.5km Sprint, Junior Cody Johnson of the National Guard team won, shooting clean in 19:55.Youth Vasek Cervenka of MN Biathlon Mt Itasca was 2nd with 5 misses 39.6 sec back, and Junior Cam Christiansen of MN Biathlon NNW, also shooting clean, was 3rd 1:04 behind.
On the Women’s side in the 6.0 km Sprint, Junior Amanda Kautzer, MN Biathlon LNR won, shooting 1,0 in 21:12. She was followed by Youth Helen Wilson of Alaska Biathlon with 3 misses 1:15 behind, and in 3rd was Youth Sara Beaulieu of OSI, with 2 misses finishing 1:37 behind.
Due to the grim forecasts for Saturday and Sunday, the third race was cancelled by the Jury late pm. The results for the two races will be considered by the International Competition Committee and with their recommendation by the USBA Board early in the coming week.
On the warmest day of a cold week, with temps in the single digits but only a light wind, the first race of the YJr Trials took place on Thursday late afternoon. Shooting conditions were a little tricky with a reversing wind at times. Trail conditions were excellent thanks to Regional Coach Vlad Cervenka and his snowmaking crew!!
2017 Jr&Y Trials 12.28.17 Results
On the combined list for the Youth and Junior Women’s 7.5km Sprint, Youth Helen Wilson of Alaska Biathlon dominated, shooting 1,0 and finishing in 25:17. She was followed by Junior Amanda Kautzer, MNBiathlon, LNR with 3 misses 42 sec back. In Third was Youth Emma Stertz, MNBiathlon Mt Itasca, also with 3 misses 1:07 back.
In the Men’s 10km Sprint, Mt Itasca Youth athletes dominated with Vasek Cervenka shooting 2,1 and finishing in 26:36 for 1st place, and Garrett Beckrich shooting 1,2 and finishing 1:15 back for 2nd. In 3rd was Youth Eli Nielsen of Methow Valley WA, shooting 1,0 and finishing 1:31 back.
The second race of the Trials will be held this afternoon with temps hopefully up to 0F. That will also be a Sprint race but slightly shorter distances, 7.5 km for the Men and 6.0 km for the Women.
The Trials are planned to conclude on Saturday with a Pursuit Format event. The final team will be selected by the International Competition Committee based on the results of the Trials.
Results from the 1st race US Trials for Youth and Junior Worlds,
Mt Itasca – 28 Dec 17
2017 Jr&Y Trials 12.28.17 Results
This proposal has been in the works for a couple of days—and got approved today.
THE FIRST RACE WILL BE ON THURSDAY PM.
Hope to see you on Wed or on Thurs morning at the latest!!
Please let me know if there are any questions!
Bill Meyer, Coach
2017 New Youth Junior WCH Trials PDF updated schedule