Baker wins Biathlon Pursuit Race in Regional Guard Championships at Ripley


Photo by W Meyer–from left Cam Christiansen, Gerrit Garberich, Zean Baker

After taking 2nd place in Friday’s 10km Sprint race, Zean Baker, Nisswa, NNW came back on Saturday to beat previous winner, Jacob Dahlberg of Ely by 40 sec in the 12.5km Pursuit format race. Baker shot 1,3,1,2 to finish in 42:19 compared to Dahlbergs 4,2,1,1 in 42:59.

In Friday’s race, Baker shot 2,1 and finished in 32:41. Cam Ghristiansen, Nisswa, NNW was 5th 3,1, finishing in 36:41; Josh Duda, Pillager, NNW, was 17th shooting 2,4 in 47:05 and Evan Ingebrigtson, Baxter, NNW was 19th, 3,1 in 47:26. Forty two biathletes from the Midwest completed the mens race.

In Saturday’s Pursuit race, Gerrit Garberich, Brainerd, NNW, edged out Christiansen for 4th place, shooting 3,4,3,0, finishing in 44:51 while Christiansen shot 2,1,0,3 and finished 5th in 45:14. Ingebrigtson was 16th shooting 2,2,3,0 and finishing in 1:03:09

We would like to apologize to Rachel Peterson for leaving her name off the National Guard Regional Championships results. Rachel won the Saturday Women’s Pursuit race.  Her nearest competitor was over 2 minutes back! Congratulations to Rachel for this impressive win!