Youth Olympic Games Update

https://www.lausanne2020.sport/results/nh/en/Comp/Info/ResultList/BTX409101

Results from yesterday’s Youth Olympic Games Single Mixed Relay. 21st. Each skier skis two laps [p,s w/ relay rounds] then tags off. Then they do it a second time [3rd and 4th legs] , with the man doing a finish lap after his last shoot. So 6 km for the woman and 7.5km for the man each with 4 shootings. 

Kaisa took a spill on the first lap of the first leg on an icy corner, did well on the second leg. 2 extra rounds to clean in prone the 1stleg, and 1 in the 3rd leg in standing to clean. Her partner didn’t fare as well in the range with numerous extra rounds and 4 penalty loops after using up his extras.

Coming up on tomorrow is the Sprint race for both Men and Women.

Bill Meyer

Youth Olympic Games update

Kaisa Bosek placed 18th in first Biathlon event at the Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland

US Biathlete Kaisa Bosek, 17,  Alexandria, MN finished 18th in the 1st Biathlon Event of the Youth Olympic Games. This event takes place every 4 yrs for athletes in their later teens and is sponsored by the International Olympic Committee. There were 93 finishers. 

Kaisa shot 0,0,2,0 and finished the 10km course in 36:30.8. The winner, Alena Mokhova of Russia shot 1,0,0,1 and finished in 32:26. 

Lexie Madigan of California shot 3,2,1,2 and finished in 39:59 for 55th and Maja Lapkiss of Anchorage, shot 1,4,2,3 and finished 69th

Up tomorrow is the single mixed relay. The teams have not been named as of yet.

Race Day #3 Results at 2019 USBA Junior Trials

Today saw the last of the 3 races in VT, Trials for the Youth and Junior World Championships. Results can be seen on http://www.eabiathlon.org/.

Also note the Overall series points (best 2 of 3):

Two things of note:
1] Kaisa Bosek won today’s YW race by 0.7 sec. She held off a young lady from Utah to hold 2nd place in the overalls by 0.5%.

2] Five MN biathletes are in the top 4 of the classes which makes them eligible for the US Team. The top two positions are normally automatic, while the remaining positions are subject to coach’s discretion. The International Competition Committee makes the final decision.

In contention:
Garrett Beckrich, Grand Rapids, 1st in Jr M. Garrett won his first two races
Vasek Cervenka, Grand Rapids, 2nd in Jr M, Vasek won the race today
Kaisa Bosek, Alexandria, 2nd in YW. Kaisa is also qualified for the Youth Olympic Games based on previous races
Emma Stertz, Grand Rapids, 4th in Jr W.
Sam Stertz, Grand Rapids, 4th in YM. Sam won his first race.

Our congrats to all who participated, and especially to those who won their races!! For those ultimately named to the 16 maximum person US team [4 each category] good luck in Switzerland!!!

Enjoy the next phase of your Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

Race Day #2 at 2019 USBA Junior Trials

At http://eabiathlon.org/ you can find all the results to date from
VT at US Biathlon Team Trials. Yesterday was a training day rather than today as was anticipated. Final race is tomorrow.

Note also the standings available. These are based on % back of the average of the top 3 in the race by class. After tomorrow’s shorter sprint [6 km women and 7.5 km men] each athlete’s top 2 scores will be used to determine final placement.

Our congrats to Garrett Beckrich..winner two days in a row!!

Our best to all the participants—today was sleet and wind.

Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

Elk River Biathlon Novice Clinic – Sunday, Jan 12, 2020

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

  • 11:00AM:​ Come see experienced biathletes compete at a 9km, 5-lap race from a close-up, range-side view.
  • 12:00PM – 12:45: Mandatory ​safety instruction and rifle practice.
  • 1:00PM: ​Untimed, low-key 2.4km race. Three ski laps, two shooting stages!

Woodland Trails Biathlon Range – Directions

$40 / participant
In-person cash or check made out to Minnesota Biathlon.

What’s Included
● Rifle safety and marksmanship instruction.
● Shooting practice.
● A low-key, non-technical, and untimed “race” to test our your new skills.
● Rifles and ammunition will be provided by the club.

Prerequisites
● Parental permission if under the age of 18.
○ For participants under the age of 14, a parent ​must ​be present during the clinic.
● Basic cross-country ski proficiency.
○ You don’t have to be fast!
○ You should be able to ski a few kilometers and negotiate easy hills and turns.
● There is no minimum age to register, but:
○ The rifles will be adult-sized.
○ Attendees ​must ​be able to listen and carefully follow coach directions for the duration of the clinic.

What to Bring
● Skis, poles, and boots.
○ Skate gear strongly preferred, but classic can work.
● Gloves. Mittens will interfere with riflery.
● Appropriate clothing to the weather.
● A snack.
● A positive attitude!

Interested? Have questions?
Contact Brian Wray at brian@minnesotabiathlon.com, or sign-up online (save some paper!) at https://forms.gle/nBgB4xB3d7489h69A