Guard Biathlon Camp 26-28 AUG 2022

Here is the schedule for the Guard Biathlon Camp at Camp Ripley, MN on the above dates.

From our perspective, I think the Sat/Sunday training/races are the most important. However, if someone wants to come on Friday pm for the Combo training at 2:00 pm, I can come down and coach. 

Please let me know if you plan to attend, and if so, which days.

wmeyer@nisswa.net

We do need to submit names and numbers to Derek before the camp, so please respond to me by Wed, 24 AUG. 

Thanks! 
Bill Meyer, Coach

Results from Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 Sprint at Summer Nationals in VT

https://www.eabiathlon.org/race-results

The ‘open class’ is both Seniors and Juniors combined together. Then the Juniors are also on a separate class result. I think both age classes carried rifles on the entire course while the Youth and younger did a shorter course plus some ‘rifle loops’.  

There are a number of Canadian biathletes competing also—and they often come down with really fast roller skis..almost rollerblade fast.

Mass Start and Pursuits tomorrow!! The link to the start times is posted on the main sheet of the same webpage. 

Bill Meyer, Coach

MN Biathlon membership forms

Good Afternoon–

Below find the annual MN Biathlon Membership form for this training year. Please also recall that MN Biathlon has an April to April year, and US Biathlon has an Oct to Oct year. Those active in the sport should be members of each organization.

USBA Membership link

For those leasing rifles this year, I will be sending out lease forms today to those who will be on the same rifle as last year. For those who are getting onto a different rifle, I am holding off yet while we sort that out. For those who will be leasing for the first time, we need to see you at a daycamp and go through all our procedures and fit a rifle to you at that time.

Hope that helps!!
Bill Meyer, Coach

MN Biathlete participation questionnaire for 2022

If you are an athlete, please fill it out and return to me at wmeyer1041@gmail.com or mail it to me at the address on the bottom of the form. Also discuss this with your parent as they will need to agree to any lease of a rifle.

For those who are anticipating leasing a rifle again from MN Biathlon, we need to get this information in before we agree to a lease. The rifles we have are for active participants in MN Biathlon events.

If you have your own rifle, we would still like to get the information from you, but if you only would like an individualized training plan—you can just let me know. Your choice. Please do not ask for a log unless you are willing to keep it up all year.

The number of rifles we have available is limited. The factors that enter into determining who gets a lease are weighted heavily towards your planned participation as well as age, ski racing experience and past biathlon experience.

Thanks!
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

twin cities TV KARE 11 – Guy Brown Biathlon video

If you Google Guy Brown Biathlon, you should get a 2-3 min video taken this last Tues down at Elk River. Cheresa and Saylor did an awesome job!! And our thanks to Guy and Jack the camera guy—was not the warmest day of the week!!

ps. Please let me know if you plan to attend the Duluth Snowflake race MN Cup #8 on SATURDAY the 5th of March!!

Bill Meyer, Coach

MN National Guard will allow civilians to participate in the Guard Champs this weekend – Feb 12 – 17, 2022 – RESULTS

RESULTS:

We just got word today that the MN National Guard will allow civilians to participate in the Guard Champs starting on Sunday this coming week at Camp Ripley.
Please let me know if you plan to attend
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

I just received confirmation that spectators are allowed and civilian athletes are again allowed to race with a completed COVID screening and liability waiver (both attached).  If any of your athletes plan to attend, please send myself and SFC Pam Marshik (CC Line) a list of the race/date and names so they can be added to the start list.  We have over 120 athletes (of all skill levels) registered this year so it will be a large competition. Please let your athletes know they must stop in at Range Control and get a vehicle pass before going down range.  Also, ensure they have a face covering.

Here is the schedule:
Saturday, 12 FEB Official Training
Sunday, 13 FEB Sprint Race
Monday, 14 FEB Pursuit Race
Wednesday, 16 FEB Relay Race
Thursday, 17 FEB Patrol Race

Races are scheduled to begin at 10:00am with zero at 9:00.  If any of your athletes want to participate in the team races, we can probably find them a composite team to join.

CW4 Derek J. Lindberg
MN NG Biathlon Coordinator
Camp Ripley
15000 Highway 115
Little Falls, MN 56345