World Cup Premier for Wynn Roberts

Besides the usual team members, the coaches will also welcome two newcomers in Canada: Wynn Roberts and Sara Studebaker will join the team on the Olympic courses. Both are highly motivated for their first World Cup races – especially since they will take place on the tracks of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

“I am really excited to get the opportunity to race with the top biathletes in the world. The best way to really move to the next level with your training and racing is a large serving of humble pie, and this should be a pretty good piece. This is an opportunity that many athletes would love to have and I am just excited that I will be able to represent the United States at next years Olympic site”, states Wynn Roberts who proved to be the best U.S. junior at the World junior Champs in Canmore.

If you also want to see what happens in Whistler you can watch the World Cup live here: Click the WATCH US LIVE ON THE WEB link above the news box at . The first race will start on March 11th at 1:15p.m. EST.

Nisswa Biathlon Games Recap


We didn’t start until the afternoon –so conditions were pretty slow.. but nice.. hit about 45 by end.

Raleigh dominated with some good shooting and his typical strong shooting, even with some pretty severe time handicaps– Jenna did well, and CJ will be a top shooter in a short time. His Dad, Charlie, an ex UMD ski club member- also jumped in and with a pretty good bonus handicap- and shooting prone on standing, but standing on standing also- did quite well.

We are forecast really warm this week–see what happens

Bill Meyer
Coach, MN Biathlon

Upcoming Biathlon Races in Mt.Itasca – February 28 and March 1

Minnesota Cup #5-6
Hosted by Mt. Itasca Biathlon Association

Saturday and Sunday, February 28 and March 1, 2009
Mt.Itasca, Coleraine
Directions –

Saturday 2/28,2009

    Sprint (PS) – interval start

  • Registration:10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Zero: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
  • Race Start: 12:00 AM Sprint
  • Cost – $20.00 for 1 race, $30 for 2 races (Cash or check, please)

Sunday March 1st, 2009

    Race Format: Mass Start (PPSS)

  • Registration: 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
  • Zero: 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
  • Race Start: 10:00 AM Mass Start
  • Cost – $20.00 for 1 race, $30 for 2 races (Cash or check, please)

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

    Novice Race (Instruction, Rifles, and Ammo provided)

  • Novice Clinic: 11:00 AM – 11:25AM
  • Race start: 11:30AM
  • Mass Start, Distance 5k (3×1.7k), PP
  • Cost – $20.00

If you have any questions call Vlad or Petra 218-999-5046 or e-mail


Addie Byrne Jr. Nat’l Team / Mt. Itasca 20th (3rd Skate)

Raleigh Goessling Jr. Nat’l Team / Northwest – Duluth/Esko 2nd (3rd Classic)
Conrad Roberts Northwest 5th (2nd Skate)
Note that Conrad won the 25K Minnesota Finlandia race the following day!
Ben Greenwald Twin Cities 9th
Erik Ruppert Northwest – Duluth / Esko 15th
Jake Dahlberg Northwest – Ely 25th
Kirk Gilberson Mt. Itasca 56th
Bob Carter Mt. Itasca 71st