MN Summer Biathlon #4 – Sept 24 – Elk River – RESULTS

Presented by Minnesota Biathlon

Sunday, September 24th, 2023

START TIME BIB NameGenderClubClassDistanceFinish –P– RR –S– RR T.ShootingT.RR T.Time
0:01:006Cheresa BouleyFSF8.6.0:29:540101020:28:54
0:01:007Annelise BairdFMinnesota Biathlon <17F8.6.0:35:060002020:34:06
0:01:001Audrey LahammerFMN BiathlonYF8.6.0:38:511333460:37:51
0:01:002Irina Viskovatykh F<17F8.6.0:40:424343860:39:42
0:01:003Selah BinsfeldFMN Biathlon<17F8.6.0:41:380133340:40:38
0:01:005River Fens FDuluth Biathlon YF8.6.0:44:584333760:43:58
START TIME BIB NAmeGenderClubClassDistanceFinish –P– RR –S– RR T.ShootingT.RR T.Time
0:02:0016Eric AndersonMBluff Country BiathlonYM8.6.0:30:300101020:28:30
0:02:0017Eliott swansonMJM8.6.0:33:200143440:31:20
0:02:008Sergei Viskovatykh M<17M8.6.0:33:280313160:31:28
0:02:0011Reid BinsfeldMMn BiathlonYM8.6.0:35:352313360:33:35
0:02:0014Carson Gilbertson MDuluth Biathlon <13M8.6.0:39:450103040:37:45
0:02:0012Caleb Gilbertson MDuluth Biathlon <15M8.6.0:41:171343560:39:17
0:02:0010Patrick jr LammersenMDuluth Biathlon<13M8.6.0:47:050233350:45:05

Woodland Trails Park – 20135 Elk Lake Rd NW, Elk River, MN 55330

“Relay” Race All Racers – 8.6km

Three ski laps, two shooting stages.

You carry extra relay rounds!

Penalty loops for targets left standing after extra rounds are used.

Shorter courses can be arranged for younger athletes at coach discretion.


9:15am – Registration opens 10:00am – Zero opens ~11:00am – Race start

$10 per racer

Payable by cash or check to “Minnesota Biathlon” on the day of the race.

Sign up online!

Volunteers needed and appreciated!

Please contact Brian at for opportunities. Questions? Concerns? Contact


AprilBegin training year Monday10 April, 2023
MayElk River [ER] daycampSat/Sun6/7 May
Officials clinicSaturday6 May evening
Mt Itasca daycampSat20-May
Officials clinicSaturday20 May evening
June4 day long camp Mt Itasca [MI] Wed-Sat14-17 Jun
daycamp ER Saturday24-Jun
RACE #1 – ER – rollerski [RS] Sunday25-Jun
Arien’s Regional Select CampMon-Fri26-30 June
JulyDaycamp -BosekSaturday8-Jul
Daycamp ERSaturday22-Jul
RACE#2- ER- RS PursuitSunday23-Jul
AugustVermont camp -JerichoMon-Sun31 Jul-6 Aug
RACE #3- ER – RSSun13-Aug
Daycamp DuluthSat 26-Aug
SeptemberDaycamp  ERSaturday23-Sep
RACE #4 ER RSSunday24-Sep
OctoberDaycamp ERSaturday14-Oct
RACE #5 ER RSSunday15-Oct
NovemberOfficials/Coaches clinicTBD
DecemberMNCup #1 – Mt ItascaSunday3-Dec
Regional #1/#2, MN 2&3Mt ItascaSat/Sun16/17 Dec
YJr/Youth Olympics team trials–Mt ITue-Sun26-31 Dec
January 2024Regional #3/#4 -MN 4&5Ripley or E RiverSat/Sun13/14 Jan
Regional #5/#6–WIBlackhawk ?Sat/Sun27/28 Jan
FebruaryMN Cup #6- Elk RiverSunday25-Feb
Novice clinicright after race
MarchMN Cup #7- DuluthSaturday2-Mar
Novice Clinicright after race
Regional #7/#8 -WIAriens/BrillionSat/Sun9/10 Mar
MN Cup #8 Mt ItascaSaturday16-Mar
Nationals TBD3rd week in March
Note: the above assumes the MN High School schedule and the CXC schedule is similar to this past year. 

Youth Olympic Games Information

Hi Coaches, 

I hope everyone is having a great summer!  

You are receiving this email because you have a coach/official membership with USBA.  I want to provide some important information on the 2024 Youth Olympic Games and hope you can share this with any athletes that you work with who are eligible for the games.  

The ICC and our Board of Directors have approved the selection procedure for YOG.  You can find that on our new website here, and I have also attached it to this email.

To be eligible for YOG, an athlete must be born between the 1st of January 2006 and the 31st of December 2007.  This is an IBU/IOC rule and does not come from USBA.

YOG qualification will happen in coordination with our YJWCH trials in Mt. Itasca, MN, from December 28th- 31st, 2023.  To qualify for YOG, athletes must race in these trials!

Any athlete hoping to qualify for YOG must be added to the USOPC’s long list.  Once on the long list, athletes will be asked to submit passport copies, headshots, etc.  To be added to the long list, athletes must submit their intention to race in trials by providing some basic information by August 1st on this G-Form. 

Please note that athletes competing at YOG will need passports that expire no earlier than August 3rd, 2024!  If you need a new passport, please get on that ASAP!

I look forward to seeing many of you in Jericho at Summer Nationals!

Tim Burke
Director of Athlete Development
U.S. Biathlon Association

Elk River Summer Biathlon #1 – RESULTS

Elk River Summer Biathlon #1

Presented by Minnesota Biathlon

Sunday, June 25th, 2023

6.6m Individual

Over allCat. PlaceCategoryRacerStartFinishOverall TimeBackPSTotal
11JWKaisa Bosek1:0026:0925:09+0:00101
22JWSaylor Landrum1:3029:2927:59+2:50022
31YWLauren Huber2:0033:2731:27+6:18336
41U15WIrina Viskovatykh2:3036:5034:20+9:11235
51SWAlissa Johnson3:3038:1934:49+9:405510

8.6km Individual

Over allCat. PlaceCategoryRacerStartFinishOverall TimeBackPSTotal
11SMJakob Ellingson6:0034:0628:06+0:00000
21U17MJack Cashman8:0038:3730:37+2:31202
31JMLogan Jensen7:0037:5030:50+2:44224
42U17MGabe Hallgren7:3039:0831:38+3:32347
52JMEliott Swanson6:3038:1131:41+3:35538
61SWCheresa Bouley5:3037:1731:47+3:41123
71YMJoel Bouley9:0041:2332:23+4:17347
81MWCaitlin Gregg5:0037:5232:52+4:46336
92YMReid Binsfeld9:3043:1333:43+5:37437
103U17MSergei Viskovatykh8:3043:0834:38+6:32235
112SMBlake Wagoner10:0051:0241:02+12:56224

5.3km Individual

Over allCat PlaceCategoryRacerOverall TimeBackPSTotal
11YWRiver Fena29:58+0:00437

Woodland Trails Park
20135 Elk Lake Rd NW, Elk River, MN 55330

Sprint Race

Long race – 8.6km – Junior/Senior Men Short race – 6.6km – All Other Categories

Three laps, two shooting stages (prone + standing) with penalty loops.

Shorter courses can be arranged for younger athletes at coach discretion.


9:15am – Registration opens 10:00am – Zero opens ~11:00am – Race start

$10 per racer

Payable by cash or check to “Minnesota Biathlon” on the day of the race. Sign up online!

Volunteers needed and appreciated!

Please contact Lynda at for opportunities. Questions? Concerns? Contact

Dryfire traiing

To help your shooting, nothing beats dryfiring—a lot!! That will build the reactions and small muscle control needed by a good shooter! Please note the training plans generally call for twice the number of dryfire shots as live fire!! Here are a few drills to get you started:

  • Prone and standing, building your position so you come up onto the first target without shifting around to get your natural point of aim [NPA] Learn the exact angle you need in prone and use that on your approach, dropping your knees equally on each side of that line! In standing, get your feet where they belong as you remove your rifle!! 
  • After getting your NPA, close your eyes and hold—open and see if you are on the target? Never force the rifle onto the target—it should set there over time when relaxed!! 
  • Go through a breathing cycle and see if you approach the prone target exactly at 6:00 and the standing target consistently from the same direction 
  • Sit crosslegged and hold the rifle in your lap—practice the trigger control—first stage onto the second…hold.. breathe..cut the breath …slowly increase the pressure to shot release 
  • Hold for long periods of time—up to 5 minutes—on the target—build the control muscles!! 
  • Practice a breathing cycle where you take two breaths and cut your breath on the second exhale—then finish the squeeze at 1 second later 
  • Learn the ‘white circle’ sight picture so your mind recognizes it subconsciously, and says ‘finish the squeeeeze’ 
  • Double check that your magazines are empty—then practice getting into position including changing magazines quickly –with your eyes closed 
  • Learn to call your shots. Where was the rifle pointed when you released the shot?

There are a lot more that can benefit you!! But the bottom line is: “Just do it!!” 

As we continue into the Summer, the shooting emphasis will shift from pure accuracy to fast, smooth range procedure to shooting when tired, to shooting with a heartrate/high lactates, to race shooting. While we don’t confine ourselves to one of these focus points at a time—this progression has worked the best to build solid Biathlon shooting!! 

Enjoy the Journey!!
Bill Meyer, Coach
MN Biathlon