Three Minnesota Juniors Qualify for Biathlon World Junior Team
Mt. Itasca, Coleraine, MN.
The Biathlon Jr World Championship Team Selection Trials concluded on Sunday at Mt Itasca. Conditions at Mt Itasca were spectacular, with a perfect grooming on a 2.5km loop. Mt Itasca’s hilly terrain tested athletes with infamous “waterfall climb” right before coming into the shooting range. Very light wind and good visibility also made for excellent shooting conditions. The three day series started off on Friday, Dec 28 with a 7.5km Sprint for Youth (age 17-18) and Junior Women (age 19-20) and 10km Sprint for Youth and Junior Men. Athletes raced a 4 stage Pursuit Format on Saturday and another 2 stage Sprint race on Sunday.