Team Trials registration- mailing address correction

Good Morning Everyone,

For those trying to register for Trials in Utah, please use the mailing address below. The address on the registration is incorrect.

Thanks
Bill

Please note the return address in the registration is incorrect. The correct address is:
Soldier Hollow Nordic Center
Attn: Sara Studebaker-Hall
PO Box 2002
Midway, UT 84049

Minnesota Cup #1: Mt.Itasca – Sunday, December 9, 2018 – RESULTS – PHOTOS

Minnesota Cup #1:

Hosted by Mt.Itasca Nordic Ski Association

On Sunday, Mt Itasca Biathlon hosted Minnesota Biathlon’s MNCup #1 – a 7.5km mass start with 4 shooting stages. In the Men’s category, last years State High School Champion Garrett Beckrich, Mt Itasca Biathlon,  finished 1st, with 3 misses in a time of 21:34. Jake Dahlberg of the National Guard was second with 5 misses in 25:59 and Sam Stertz, Mt I Biathlon, was 3rd male with 10 penalties in 30:03, but was overtaken by Kaisa Bosek, Wolfpack Biathlon of Alexandria, who finished in 28:59  for 3rd overall.

In the Women’s category, Bosek, shooting 1,3,0,0 was 1st in 28:59, followed by Elsa Viren, Mt I Biathlon, 7 misses, in 30:47 and Stormy Hegg, Wolfpack, 8 penalties in 31:45.

In the Boy’s category, Matej Cervenka, Mt I Biathlon, was first shooting 4,4,0,1 and finishing in 30:23; followed by Ryker Bosek, Wolfpack Biathlon, shooting 0,2.3.3 in 2nd and Frank Gangli, Mt Itasca Biathlon, in 3rd finishing in 31:30.

In the 3km Novice Sprint event with 2 shooting stages, Lucia Haggemiller, Duluth, was first shooting 3,2 in 15:58, followed by Katherine Eddy 2,2 in 16:13 and Jeff Dufrene, National Guard 0,0 in 17:20

The next event will be MNCup #2 at Mt Itasca on Sunday,  the 16th of Dec with zero at 10:00 am.

Biathlon Results: Mass Start, 12.9.2018
7.5K Mass Start (5×1.5K) – Overall Results
Place Categ. Name Shooting Time
1 YM Garrett Beckrich 2001 21:34
2 SM Jake Dalberg 2120 25:59
3 G Kaisa Bosek 1300 28:59
4 YM Sam Stertz 4222 30:03
5 B Matej Cervenka 4401 30:23
6 G Elsa Viren 2221 30:47
7 MM Greg Pattison 2202 30:54
8 B Jackson Grant 2523 31:20
9 B Ryker Bosek O233 31:30
10 YW Stormy Hegg 3221 31:45
11 YW Annika Viren 2422 32:10
12 JM Joseph DelToro 4212 32:36
13 MM Frank Gangi Sr. 3235 32:40
14 B Frank Gangi 3233 33:48
15 YW Cheresa Bouley 3314 35:49
16 B Connor Grant 1334 37:03
17 MM Tim Saxton 3102 44:30
7.5 K Mass Start – Results by AGE GROUP
Place Categ. Name Shooting Time
1 MM Greg Pattison 2202 30:54
2 MM Frank Gangi Sr. 3235 32:40
3 MM Tim Saxton 3102 44:30
1 SM Jake Dalberg 2120 25:59
1 JM Joseph DelToro 4212 32:36
1 YM Garrett Beckrich 2001 21:34
2 YM Sam Stertz 4222 30:03
1 G Kaisa Bosek 1300 28:59
2 G Elsa Viren 2221 30:47
1 YW Stormy Hegg 3221 31:45
2 YW Annika Viren 2422 32:10
3 YW Cheresa Bouley 3314 35:49
1 B Matej Cervenka 4401 30:23
2 B Jackson Grant 2523 31:20
3 B Ryker Bosek O233 31:30
4 B Frank Gangi 3233 33:48
5 B Connor Grant 1334 37:03
NOVICE RACE: 3K
1 12F Lucia Haggeniller 32 15:58
2 16F Katherine Eddy 22 16:13
1 25M Jeffrey Dufrene OO 17:20

 

2018 Minnesota Cup # 1

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018

Place: Mt.Itasca, Coleraine

Race Format: Mass Start (PPSS)

Distance: All categories – 7.5k
                 Novice race- 4k

Race will be run on 1.5k loop only!!!

Registration: 9:00 AM – 9:55 AM

Zero:           10:00 AM – 10:30AM

Race Start: 10:45 AM Mass Start
                     11:30 AM Novice safety instruction and practice
                     11:45 Start of Novice race

Cost:         $20 (cash or check payable to MINSA)

Questions? call Vlad 218 256 8323  or e-mail cervenkv@gmail.com

Mt Itasca not good for tomorrow (Saturday, November 17)

Hi All,
The groomer at Mt Itasca had a boiler issue at his house yesterday and today, and did not get the snow pushed and groomed. Possibly tomorrow night. I will let you know. So the practice we had hoped for tomorrow there is off. Anyone looking to shoot is welcome to come here [no snow—just some ice on the roads] and shoot at 10:00 tomorrow.
Sorry ‘bout that!!
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

Early World Cup and IBU Cup teams named

USBA had named the teams for the early World Cup and IBU Cup races. A number of Midwest Biathletes are on the teams! Our Congrats go out especially to Vasek Cervenka, who made the IBU Cup team as a first year Junior at 19!! He will also be automatically prequalified for the US Youth and Junior Team with the rest selected from races in Utah in late December.

The Teams were named based on the results of roller ski Biathlon races in Vermont in August and Utah late in Oct. As indicated, some World Cup members were prequalified based on last years results.

Bill Meyer
Coach


(Nov. 5, 2018) — Following the completion of the Rollerski Team Trials last week in Soldier Hollow, Utah, U.S. Biathlon has announced the roster for the opening BMW IBU World Cup in Pokljuka, Slovenia, Nov. 30-Dec. 9. The roster includes six Olympians from the 2018 PyeongChang Games.

The women’s roster, which has three start spots in Pokljuka, boasts four biathletes with Olympic experience. Susan Dunklee (Barton, Vt.), Clare Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and Joanne Reid (Palo Alto, Calif.) were pre-qualified for the World Cup roster prior to the rollerski trials. They will be joined by fellow 2018 Olympian Emily Dreissigacker (Morrisville, Vt.). A decision regarding which three athletes will start what races in Pokljuka will be made by the coaching staff at the World Cup.

At the conclusion of the Pokljuka World Cup, one woman will be selected to also compete at the IBU Cup #2 in Ridnaun-Val Ridanna, Italy, Dec. 10-16.

The U.S. men’s World Cup team for Pokljuka will include pre-qualified athletes and two-time Olympians Sean Doherty (Center Conway, N.H.) and Leif Nordgren (Marine, Minn.), along with rollerski trials winner Paul Schommer (Appleton, Wis.) and Travis Cooper (Kenai, Alaska). Because Cooper must compete at the IBU Cup #1, Nov. 26-Dec. 2 in Idre, Sweden, to earn his IBU qualification, Max Durschi (Ketchum, Idaho) will also travel to the World Cup in Pokljuka as a reserve. The men’s team has four start spots at the World Cup.

Selected to race at IBU Cup #2 in Ridnaun-Val Ridanna, Italy, on the women’s team were Hallie Grossman (South Burlington, Vt.), Deedra Irwin (Pulaski, Wis.) and Kelsey Dickinson (Winthrop, Wash.). They will be joined by one member of the BMW IBU World Cup team from Pokljuka to round out the four starting spots.

The men’s four starting spots at the IBU Cup #2 will be filled by Durtschi, Alex Howe (Gilford, N.H.), Jake Brown (St. Paul, Minn.) and Vasek Cervenka (Grand Rapids, Minn.).

Liatoppen Biathlon Festival 2019

We will be taking a team to the Liatoppen Biathlon Festival in Norway again this season in April, 2019.  As most of you know, this Biathlon Festival for ages 11-16 has the largest participation annually of any Biathlon event in the world.  Over 1100 kids race!  It has been a great experience for the athletes we have taken over the last 3 years.

I will be leading the trip this year and have prepared the attached information sheet and application form.  Note that we will accept applications from 14-16 year old Girls (born 2003, 2004, 2005) and 15-16 year old Boys (born 2003-2004) for the trip this season.  Please forward to your eligible athletes and to other interested programs if I have missed someone in this email.

Applications are due 5 December 2018.

liatoppen application 2019
InfoSheetLiatoppen2019

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Marc Sheppard
Gunsmith
Altius Handcrafted Firearms