Club Rifles Due to be Turned In

Hi Everyone,

Please note if you have a MN Biathlon rifle or one belonging to a coach, they are due to be turned in to the coaches asap.

Vlad in Grand Rapids
Steve or Eric in Duluth
Jeff in Alexandria
Julie in Elk River
Bill in Nisswa.

Thanks for getting this done. Be sure the rifle is spotless and call our attention to any problems with it.

Also, please let me know if you would like to lease a rifle again next year. We are tentatively short of rifles looking ahead, and will be applying some additional criteria to leases next season.

Coaches, please take the time to clean the rifles again, and then let me know when you have all collected and what you have in hand. If we need replacement parts for worn items, let me know. Damaged parts should be replaced by the athlete.

Also please find attached the tentative Spring/Summer/Fall schedule for this coming training year starting on April 15th. If you have not yet received a training plan from me, and want one, please let me know.

Thanks, and Look forward to the next year’s Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach

MN Biathlon 2019/2020 Spring/Summer/Fall Schedule

APRIL

Mon – 4/15/19:  Begin 19/20   Training Plan

MAY

Fri Eve- Sun – 5/17-5/19:  Weekend Shooting Camp- Mt Itasca-leased rifle issuing/fitting

JUNE

Wed-Sun – 6/19 -6/23:  Mt Itasca Midwest Shooting Camp; Cross Bia race

Tue- Thurs – 6/25-6/27:  Elk River continuation Shooting Camp – time trial on rs

JULY

Thurs eve7/18MN/ER RS Biathlon race #1

AUGUST

Thurs eve 8/8MN/ER RS Biathlon race #2

Sun- Sun – 8/11-8/18:  Vermont National Camp  & Nat RS Bia Championship races

SEPTEMBER

Sun9/15MN/ER RS Biathlon race #3

OCTOBER

Sat-Sun –  10/19- 10/20:  Elk River Camp & MN/ER RS Bia race #4

NOVEMBER

Sun-Sun – 11/24-12/1:  Thanksgiving camp West Yellowstone & Biathlon race

Training plans are coming out currently. Let me know if you want a plan—divided into B/G; YJr; Advanced; and marathon skier categories plus adjusted by annual volume goals.  To qualify for a plan you must be an active member of MN Biathlon.

Also please note: If you intend to lease a rifle from MNBiathlon this year, you will need to agree to attend most of the MN races including those in bold print above plus 6-7 winter MNCup races.

Club Rifles Due to be turned in

Please note if you have a MN Biathlon rifle or one belonging to a coach, they are due to be turned in to the coaches asap.

Vlad in Grand Rapids
Steve or Eric in Duluth
Jeff in Alexandria
Julie in Elk River
Bill in Nisswa.

Thanks for getting this done. Be sure the rifle is spotless and call our attention to any problems with it.

Also, please let me know if you would like to lease a rifle again next year. We are tentatively short of rifles looking ahead, and will be applying some additional criteria to leases next season.

Coaches, please take the time to clean the rifles again, and then let me know when you have all collected and what you have in hand. If we need replacement parts for worn items, let me know. Damaged parts should be replaced by the athlete.

Also please find attached the tentative Spring/Summer/Fall schedule for this coming training year starting on April 15th. If you have not yet received a training plan from me, and want one, please let me know.

Thanks, and Look forward to the next year’s Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach

US Biathlon Nationals- Pursuit race

Jericho VT

On a day that saw some of the shooting mats flying in the wind, 12 MN Biathletes participated in the Pursuit event at US Biathlon Nationals at the Ethan Allen facility.

In the Men’s 12.5 km, Jake Brown, St Paul, Craftsbury, was 2nd, shooting 1,1,1,1 finishing in 34:41 behind Sean Doherty of the US team who had 6 penalties in 34:24.
7th Jakob Ellingson, Nat’t Guard 2,3,2,4 40:30
8th Raleigh Goessling, Craftsbury 1,2,1,3 40:39
9th Wynn Roberts, Nat’l Guard 2,0,3,4 42:02
11th Warren Rosholt Nat’l Guard 2,1,2,2 47:54
13th Jacob Dahlberg Nat’l Guard 2,3,2,3 53:01

In the Junior Men’s 12,5km Hunter Zupko, Little Falls, Nat’l Guard finished 3rd 2,2,3,3 in 44:56

In the Youth Men’s 10 km Sam Stertz, Mt Itasca, was 7th shooting 1,4,3,3 and finishing in 39:02

In the Women’s 10 km, Siena Ellingson, Nat’l Guard, was 6th shooting 2,2,3,2 in 44:59 and Kelly Kjorlein, Boseman Biathlon, was 10th 3,2,3,2 in 48:38.

In the Youth Women’s 7.5km event, Kaisa Bosek, MN Bia/Wolfpack continued on the podium, dropping from 1st to 3rd shooting 2,0,3,1 and finishing in 32:12; 0:48 behind winner Eva Weymuller, Methow Valley Biathlon who had 8 misses.

In 9th position, Elsa Viren, Mt Itasca, shot 3,1,4,2 and finished in 37:35.

Up tomorrow is the mass start.

Full results can be found at the Ethan Allen Biathlon website.

US Biathlon Nationals -Vermont

Jericho Center, VT

Today saw the first race of the three race US Biathlon Nationals at the Ethan Allen facility in Jericho Center, VT.

In the Youth Women’s 6km Sprint Kaisa Bosek, Alexandria, skiing for MNBiathlon/Wolfpack topped the field with 0,1 shooting to finish in 23:09. She was followed in 3rd place by Elsa Viren, Coleraine, MN Biathlon/ Mt Itasca, who shot 0,2 and finished in 24:27.

In the Youth Men’s 7.5km division, Sam Stertz, Grand Rapids, MN Biathlon/ Mt Itasca, finished 10th shooting 3,3 in a time of 26:17.

In the Senior Men’s 10km, Jake Brown, St Paul, Craftsbury GRP, shot 1,1 to top the field in 26:55. Leif Nordgren, Marine on the St Croix, USBA was 3rd 0,1 in 27:08. Jakob Ellingson was 7th, 3,2 in 29:13; Raleigh Goessling 8th 1,2 in 29:18; Wynn Roberts, Fergus Falls, National Guard, finished 10th shooting 1,3 in 30:43. Warren Rosholt 13th 3,0 in 33:13 and Jacob Dahlberg 16th 1,4 in 35:57.

In the Junior Men’s 10km, Hunter Zupko, Little Falls, National Guard, was 2nd shooting 2,1 in 34:02.

In the Senior Womens 7.5km, Siena Ellingson was 8th 1,0 in 26:11; and Kelly Kjorlien, Grand Rapids, Bridger Biathlon, was 12th 2,3 in 29:16.

Full results can be found on:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pQe64huYX8aoCDm4h3MyKmugiaoyQoX4/view

Last minute fun event in Nisswa

The past few days I have skied every morning at the ARB between the groomer breaking up the crust and the softening conditions when the sun and 45F temps take over. It has been great!!

So today I stopped over to the Nisswa range on my way home. For the most part we have 8” or so of crusty snow on the trails. I was able to ski most of the loop on top of the crust and look over the rest, with one small area going through the gate needing some shovel work and some rerouting around a couple of big puddles. Over a foot of snow off trail.

My groomer is back, so on Saturday am early we will groom the trails. You are invited to come down/over/up for a 9:30 zero.

If 2 show up we will have a good practice with a lot of easy combos
If 3-4 show up we will have some fun drills head to head
If 5 + show up we will have a 4.5km sprint race maybe followed by a single mixed [up] relay on a really short course.

So let me know if you are interested! Should be the nicest training weather of the year! And skiing is FAST. Put a lot of structure in your skis—or let me know and I will bring a bench and riller to the range. The wax is almost irrelevant.

Thanks—and Enjoy a little extra Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon