MIdwest Regional Biathon June Shooting Camp

Midwest Regional Biathlon Development Camp

June 15-26, 2016

Mt. Itasca/ Grand Rapids MN

This camp will focus on developing biathlon shooting skills- position, accuracy drills, and combo training for athletes that have varying experience in biathlon . Volume training, rollerskiing, running, biking, as well as strength and technique work.

Who:

1) new athletes: 14 years and older must be a good skier – perfect camp, if you are serious about biathlon. Shooting (including rifle set up) focused on accuracy, practicing both positions – prone and standing, developing good position and range procedure, accuracy shooting, combo shooting.

For new and younger athletes I would recommend to stay just for the 1st week. (6.15-6.19)

2) experienced athletes – great camp to improve your biathlon skills: shooting – check position – make adjustments, focused accuracy  and  combo shooting, rollerski technique, strength,  plus several butt kicking workouts…

Daily schedule: first week – shooting twice a day with 1 or 2 physical workout as well;

second week – combo shooting with more biathlon specific training (rollerskiing, running, biking, strength) with few epic workouts!!!

Sunday 6.19th – Summer Biathlon Race ( Running)

Dates: Wednesday, June 15 at 10 AM meeting at Mt. Itasca – Sunday, June 26 at Noon

Cost : includes use of venue, coaching, housing, food, transport
1 week   – $250 (6.15. – 6.19.)
2 weeks – $550 (6.15.- 6.26.)

What to bring:

We will be camping at Mt. Itasca therefore  you will need a camping gear tent, mat /air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow. Option is also sleeping in the wax room.

You will need rifle, 2 brick of ammo (some ammo will be available to buy at the camp), running shoes, and several sets of training clothing. Also, skate rollerski equipment, road bike helmet, water bottle carrier. Bring some rain gear and also a pair of thin ski gloves for shooting.   Bug spray may be a good idea as well.

For new and younger athletes I would recommend to stay just for the 1st week. (6.15-6.19) On Sunday 6.19 there will be a Summer Biathlon Race ( running)

If you plan to come, let me know ASAP, please. Specify also,  if you are coming for 1 or 2 week !!!

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have question,

Vlad Cervenka

cell: 218 256 8323 , cervenkv@gmail.com or Bill Meyer  wmeyer@nisswa.net

Coaches clinic May 14/15 2016

Coinciding with the May 13/14/15 shooting camp will be a Coach’s clinic oriented towards parents wishing to help with coaching, help with camps and events, and those wanting to start their own clubs in MN.

Topics to be discussed in the classroom

  • Ski technique
  • Shooting skills
  • Understanding and building a training plan

In addition, most will have the opportunity to work on the range and try roller skiing.

The plan is to issue and check rifles on Fri evening. We will begin the Coach’s clinic with hands on work helping with rifle fitting.

I am anticipating the classroom information will be done on Saturday and Sunday mornings depending on the final training plan for the athletes. For those who wish to stay at the venue and eat Breakfast and Lunch with the athletes, the cost for food will be $20.

For those needing the handouts [similar to what we have used previously] the cost is $10 for printing.

There is no charge for the classes.

Please let me know by May 10th if you plan to attend, if you need the handouts, and/or if you will be staying overnight at the venue.

Thanks,

Bill Meyer, Coach

May 2016 Shooting Camp

Hello Everyone,

Here are the information  for our Midwest Region Shooting Camp at Mt. Itasca, MN. This camp is great jump start to the season and perfect time to do all new adjustments on your rifle or  fitting rifle for a new athletes.

Who:

1) new athletes- great skiers, at least 14 years old, who wants to try Biathlon. Athletes  will go through a basic safety training, will do a rifle fitting and a  start on accuracy shooting, shooting prone and standing, developing good position and range procedure

2) experienced athletes- check position- make adjustments, and get started with some focused accuracy shooting.

Basic Schedule:

Friday PM: Arrive at Mt Itasca 6 pm- having eaten dinner.   ( Let me know if you plan to come earlier)

                    6:30-8:30 Rifle fitting, dry fire

Saturday:

Training all day with breaks for lunch and dinner.   Main focus will be on shooting, though there will be time for physical training ( rollerski technique and running).

Sunday:

More shooting drills and shooting games.

Training will wrap up approx 12:30 pm with lunch and departure.

Cost and Registration:

-Cost for use of venue, coaching, and food-  $90, please make checks payable to Mt Itasca Winter Sports Association ( MINSA) .  Bring checks with you, along with the attached registration form.   Note that USBA membership is required.

-Ammo will be provided for rookie athletes.  All experienced athletes need to bring their own ammo.   Note that you will be eating out for dinner on Sat night, so bring $ for dinner.

All athletes please   confirm  that you coming with Bill Meyerwmeyer@nisswa.net or Vladimir Cervenka cervenkv@gmail.com

What to bring:

You will be “camping” at Mt Itasca, sleeping in the Headquarters building or in your own tent (or you can stay in hotel on your own).  There are bathrooms and kitchen in the Alpine Chalet.   You’ll eat breakfast and lunches at Mt Itasca and have dinners out.  Bring $ for dinners- breakfast and lunch food will be provided.

You will need a camping mat/air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow  for sleeping.  You will need running shoes, and several sets of training clothing, as well as skate rollerski equipment and helmet, water bottle carrier, and bring some rain gear.  Also bring a pair of thin ski gloves for shooting.

New athletes who needs a rifle contact Bill Meyer at wmeyer@nisswa.net  or Vlad at cervenkv@gmail.com

Athletes from Twin Cities- contact Piotr at bednarski@cityoflakesloppet.com  if this camp is right fit for you.

In June there will be another 12 day long camp 6.15-6.26  at Mt. Itasca with more  focus on shooting + distance/ technique training.

For more info contact

Vlad Cervenka: 218 256 8323

Bill Meyer : 218 839 4727

May Shooting Camp 2016 Waiver

2016 MNBiathlon Schedule April through November

2016 MNBiathlon Schedule April through November
DATE DAY ACTIVITY LOCATION TIME CONTACT
APRIL
18th Monday Beg Annual Training Statewide Bill
23rd Saturday Time Trial & shooting test Nisswa 10:00 Bill
MAY
13-15TH Fri-Sunday Weekend Shooting Camp Mt Itasca TBA Vlad/Bill
JUNE
15TH-26TH Wed- Sun Shooting Camp + xc bia race Mt Itasca TBA Vlad/Bill
JULY
10TH-23RD Sun- Sat Colorado High Altitude Camp Colorado TBA Vlad
28th Thurs Roller ski Biathlon Race Elk River Range 5:00 PM zero Brian Wray
AUGUST
7th-14th Sun – Sun Jericho, VT Combo Jericho, VT TBA Vlad/Bill
Sat/Sun NorAm Biathlon Championships Jericho, VT TBA
15th-20th Mon- Sat Lake Placid Development Camp Lake Placid, NY TBA Vlad
SEPTEMBER
1st Thurs Roller ski Biathlon Race Elk River Range 5:00 PM zero Brian Wray
25th Sunday Roller ski Biathlon Race Elk River Range 10:00 zero Brian Wray
OCTOBER
20th-23rd Thurs-Sun High Intensity Camp Mt Itasca. ER rge TBA Vlad/Bill
29th/30th Sat/Sun Fall Festival
Sat Roller ski Biathlon Race Nisswa Cam’s rge 10:00 zero Bill/Cam
Sun Roller ski Biathlon Race Elk River Range 10:00 zero Brian Wray
NOVEMBER
18th-27th Fri-Sun On snow camp – W Yellowstone W Yellowstone MT TBA Vlad
Note: In addition there will be a number of 8/12km Time Trials and shooting tests in Nisswa throughout the summer and fall watch the weekly training plan for details.

MN Cup: Biathlon Race & Novice Race – Mt. Itasca – Sat, March 5, 2016 – RESULTS

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Minnesota Cup: Biathlon Race & Novice Race

Hosted by Mt.Itasca Nordic Ski Association

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016

2016 MN Cup, March 5, Mt.Itasca

Place: Mt.Itasca, Coleraine

Race Format: Mass Start (PPSS)

Distance: G, YW, JW, SW, MW: 7.5km
               B, YM, JM, SM, MM: 10km;

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Minnesota Cup #2,3 at Mt. Itasca – Dec 19-20, 2015 RESULTS

MT_ItascaMinnesota Cup #2,3:

Hosted by Mt.Itasca Nordic Ski Association

Date: Saturday, Sunday, December 19-20, 2015
Place: Mt.Itasca, Coleraine

Race Format:
Saturday: Sprint
Sunday
:  Mass Start (PPSS)

RESULTS:
6km Saturday SPRINT
1. Hanne Guthrie      SW         3 3    22:47
2. Amanda Kautzer   YW         3 2    22:52
3. Halcyon Brown     YW         4 3    29:26
4. Cole Jacobson      B            5 5    30:30
5. Matthew Viikeri      B            1 3    30:38
6. Derek Lindberg    MM 30+   2 1    31:00
7. Gregg Pattison    MM 50+    3 3    35:46

8km  Saturday SPRINT
1. Cam Christiansen   YM        2 2     26:12
2. Alex Larson            YM        2 3      27:19

 

OVERALL RESULTS: SUNDAY Mass Start 10.5K
1. Cam Christiansen YM   1  1  0  0   37:16
2. Lochlan Baird        YM   0  0  1  2   41:02
3. Amanda Kautzer  YW   2  1  1  1    41:53
4. Alex Larson           YM   3  4  3  4    43:05
5. Hanne Guthrie     SW   1  2  3  4    44:11
6. Warren Rosholt   SM   2  3  3  1    44:24
7. Emma Stertz        YW   2  3  2  3    51:00
8. Halcyon Brown    YW   3  2  3  3    54:22
     Vasek Cervenka  DNF

OVERALL RESULTS: Mass Start 7.5km
1. Matthew Viikeri  B    1  0  2  1    36:26
2. Cole Jacobsen      B    2  2  4  4    37:17
3. Noah Caigle          B    4  3  2  3    41:15
4. Emma Watson     G    0  0  0  2    42:47
5. Gregg Pattison   MM  2  0  3  3   42:50
6. Benjamin Fena     B    4  2  5  4    43:26
7. Riley Hutchinson  AR-B 3 3 1 4  53:10
8. Sean Bedard Parker MM 5  5  3  2 55:00 

AIR RIFLE: 5km
1. Lucy Watson AR-G 0  0  0  0  34:23

Youth Men; Mass Start 10.5km
1. Cam Christiansen  1  1  0  0   37:16
2. Lochlan Baird         0  0  1  2   41:02
3. Alex Larson             3   4  3  4  43:05

Senior Men; Mass Start 10.5km
1. Warren Rosholt    2  3  3  1   44:24 

Senior Women; Mass Start 10.5km
1. Hanne Guthrie 1  2  3  4   44:11

Youth Women; Mass Start 10.5km
1. Amanda Kautzer  2  1  1  1   41:53
2. Emma Stertz         2  3  2  3   51:00
3. Halcyon Brown    3  2   3  3   54:22 

Boys; Mass Start 7.5km
1. Matthew Viikeri  1  0  2  1    36:26
2. Cole Jacobsen      2  2  4  4    37:17
3. Noah Cagle          4  3  2  3    41:15
4. Benjamin Fena     4  2  5  4    43:26 

Master Men; Mass Start 7.5km
1. Gregg Pattison          2  0  3  3   42:50
2. Sean Bedard Parker 5  5  3  2    55:00 

Girls; Mass Start 7.5km
1. Emma Watson           0  0  0  2  42:47 

AIR RIFLE: Boys; Mass Start 7.5km
1. Riley Hutchinson  AR-B  3 3 1 4 53:10 

AIR RIFLE: Girls; Mass Start 5km
1. Lucy Watson AR-G 0  0  0  0  34:23

 

Distance:  Will be determinate base on the ski trails availability. We should have 1.5k- 2k loop available by Saturday

Registration: Both Days 8:00 AM – 8:55 AM
Zero:                           8:15:00 AM – 8:50 AM
Race Start:                     9:00 AM
Cost:                           $20 (cash or check payable to MINSA)

Questions? Call Petra 218-999-5046 218-256-8938 or e-mail pcervenkova@hotmail.com