Five MN Biathletes Named to US Youth and Junior World Championship Team

Five Biathletes from MN were named by US Biathlon to the US Team to the Youth and Junior Championships to be held Feb 26th to March 4th in Otepaa, Estonia.

In the Junior Women category U21
Amanda Kautzer Twin Cities

In the Youth Women category U19
Emma Stertz, Mt Itasca Biathlon

In the Junior Men category U21
Cam Christiansen

In the Youth Men category U19
Vasek Cervenka Mt Itasca Biathlon
Garrett Beckrich, also Mt Itasca

In addition 3 of the above from MN are invited to the  Junior IBU Cup #3 Jan 25th-27th in Poland and the Junior Open European Championships from Jan 31st- Feb 4th in Slovenia.
Kautzer, Cervenka and Beckrich.

The full team for YJr Worlds is 16 athletes accompanied by coaches and wax technicians. Of those, 8 total were invited to the Junior IBU and Open European Championships.

Biathletes participating in the US Trials held Thursday and Friday at Mt Itasca came from Alaska, Maine, Vermont, Washington, Minnesota, Wyoming, Colorado, California, Montana, Utah, and New York.

Our congratulations to those who will be representing the US at these events!

2 thoughts on “Five MN Biathletes Named to US Youth and Junior World Championship Team

  1. Can you post the full results for race 3 as you did for races 1 and 2 so that I can score that race for USBA points.

  2. This a true testament of everyone’s hard work of keeping Biathlon alive in the USA! I remember 3 years ago we had 5 Biathletes named to the Youth/Junior Worlds from Maine! Today the programs for Biathlon are dwindling due to lack of funds, but we are still trying to keep kids exposed to biathlon since we do have World Class Venues in Fort Kent and Presque Isle, Maine. Kudos to you at Casper, WY and Mt.Itasca, MN for producing some new athletes that will represent the USA!!

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