Minnesota Biathlon Winter 2016-2017 Schedule

Specific times (zero, start, and so on) will be announced by the organizers of the events as the details emerge.

11 December – MN Cup #1 – Mt. Itasca
15 – 19 December – IBU Trials – Mt. Itasca
17 December – MN Cup #2
18 December – MN Cup #3
26-30 December – Y Jr Trials – Vermont
15 January – Snowflake, Duluth
28 January – 10km Pursuit – Nisswa
18-19 February – McMiller/Blackhawk, Madison
5 March – Woodland Trails, Elk River
11 March – MN Cup – Mt. Itasca

20th Annual Fall Festival 3rd Nisswa Roller Ski Biathlon Race – Saturday, Oct 29th, 2016

20th Annual Fall Festival

3rd Nisswa Roller Ski Biathlon Race

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and

Nisswa NW Biathlon

 Saturday, October 29th, 2016

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  • Cam’s Biathlon Range
    • Directions – see attached map. Nisswa is about 15 miles north of Brainerd, MN
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  • 6km Sprint Interval Start (30 seconds apart)
    • PS with Penalty Loops
  • Registration 1:30 PM
  • Zero – 2:00 PM
  • Race Start – 2:45 PM
  • Cost – Free- small donations accepted.  
    • Make checks payable to Minnesota Biathlon 
  • Volunteers needed!! Please call Bill Meyer to volunteer or with any questions – 218 839 4727
  • Light lunch served after race
  • Please contact Bill Meyer at the above phone number if you plan to attend!!

MN BIATHLON FALL FESTIVAL- OCT 29TH AND 30TH

When/where: Oct 29th 2:00 pm zero Cam’s range in Nisswa
Format- 6km Sprint race on roller skis
Cost: free

When/where: Oct 30th, 10:00 zero Elk River range in Elk River
Format: 11.4/9.3/7.3 km Pursuit Format
Cost: $10

NOTE: A FORMAL INVITATION WILL BE PROVIDED SHORTLY. BUT PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND.
THANKS!!!
VLAD, BILL, BRIAN AND LOU

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.

MNCup #6 update

photoOur races this coming weekend are looking better and better. 3″ of fairly heavy snow today and still snowing. We have been shoveling at both the range and at the ARB in town the last few days in preparation for the MNCup #6 biathlon on Saturday [10:00 zero]  and the Lumberjack Jaunt 6/16km citizens race on Sunday at 11:00, so this will pack and level down nicely on top of our hard work!!!

Come join us–and we will have a pot of soup and some sandwich items over here at our house after the biathlon race on Saturday. You can register online yet for the LJJ and that includes a meal for the participants.

http://lumberjackjaunt.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=4822

Think more Snow!! And Enjoy the Journey!!

Bill Meyer, Coach
Nisswa NW Biathlon

Nisswa MNCup #6 – Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 – RESULTS

Coming up is MNCup #6 [number changed to allow for Elk River last Sunday the 24th] to be held in Nisswa on our small range on Jan 30th. The next day, Sunday the 31st,  is the Brainerd Nordic Ski Club’s 42th Annual Lumberjack Jaunt—a 6km, 16 km [classic or skate] or 6km  x 6km Pursuit—Nordic Event. For information on that race please see http://lumberjackjaunt.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=4822

MNCup #6 Biathlon Race

When: Saturday, 30th of Jan, 2016

Time: Zero at 10:00, Race start when all zeroed—10:45 to 11:00

Where: Nisswa range. Lower Roy Lake Rd, Nisswa. Next to the Nisswa Waste Water Treatment Plant/ Nisswa Maintenance Facility.

What: 10km Pursuit Format with 10 sec interval starts—start order at my discretion..generally known fastest skiers out first.

 10.4 km MNCup #6 Pursuit Format Results       30 Jan 16     35F S 8 mph wind chopped ice/old snow
NAME P P S S T FIN TIME RACE TIME CLASS CLASS PLACE OVERALL PLACE
Cam Christiansen 2 1 0 2 5 0:34:24 0:34:24 YM 1 1
Alex Larson 1 2 3 1 7 0:38:08 0:37:58 YM 2 2
Hanne Guthrie 3 1 2 2 8 0:40:43 0:40:13 SM 1 3
Owen Baird 4 2 5 4 15 0:44:18 0:43:58 Master M 1 4
Halcyon Brown 2 4 3 1 10 0:45:53 0:44:53 YW 1 5
Emma Stertz 1 4 0 3 8 0:45:45 0:44:55 Girl 1 6
Evan Ingebrigtson 0 1 2 1 4 0:46:40 0:45:30 Master M 2 7
Noah Cagle 1 1 3 4 9 0:47:21 0:46:41 Boy 1 8
Holly Hanson 3 4 4 4 15 alt course Master W 1 9

Cost: There is no charge. Small cash donations to cover range expenses are always welcome.

Limitations: The course is moderately challenging. There will be a limit of 15 racers so let me know asap if you plan to attend. [only 5 targets available]. There will not be a novice event per se, but anyone who has prior biathlon shooting experience and has had biathlon safety instruction can jump in and we will give you bigger targets if you are a beginner. You won’t carry the rifle. 

Spectators/workers: Spectators are always welcome and may be put to work. There will not be a novice event, but spectators are welcome to ski the course and try a biathlon rifle after the race.

Facilities: There are no bathroom facilities at the range 

Parking: There is limited parking—please park on the east side of the entrance road only and leave room for a large snowplow to get past you. There is limited space down by the range. 

For more information please contact me.

Bill Meyer, Coach
Nisswa NW Biathlon

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