Hosted by Duluth Biathlon and Snowflake Nordic Ski Center
MN Cup #6 — March 7, 2020 — Snowflake Nordic, Duluth
13K Mass Start
|10km Mass Start|
|6||3||Sanny Gangi||15||G||62:54||12:22||2||2||3||3||10||Includes -30s adjustment for competitor crossfire|
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: Snowflake Nordic, 4348 Rice Lake Road, Duluth (one mile north of the intersection of the Rice Lake and Arrowhead Roads)
Race Format: Mass Start (PPSS)
Distance: B, G, YW, MW: 7.5 km;
YM, JW: 10 km;
JM, SM, SW, MM: 12.5 km.
Registration: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Snowflake Nordic Chalet
Zero: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Race Start: 11:00 AM, Mass Start
Cost: $15 (cash or check payable to John Gould)
Safety Clinic and Practice Shooting at approx.: 12:30 PM
Race Start: 1:00 PM
Race Format: Mass Start/ 5K (3 by 1.75 km), PP + penalty loop
Classic or Skating
Cost: $20 (cash or check payable to John Gould) Rifles and Ammunition Supplied by Duluth Biathlon.
Awards Biathlon at approx.: 12:15 PM
Questions? Call John Gould at 218-269-2854
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos from Brian Wray – https://photo.wrocket.org/2020/february_elk_river_biathlon/
Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon
|Elk River Biathlon – 2020-02-29 – By Event|
|Place / Class||Name||Category||Start||Finish||Overall||Back||P||P||S||S||Total|
|1 / 1||Cervenka, Matej||YM||1:00||32:03||31m 3s||0m 0s||1||1||0||1||3|
|2 / 1||Bosek, Kaisa||YW||1:10||37:49||36m 39s||5m 36s||1||1||2||0||4|
|3 / 1||Secord, Tom||MM||2:30||40:30||38m 0s 0ms||6m 57s 0ms||3||2||4||4||13|
|4 / 2||Bosek, Ryker||YM||1:30||40:29||38m 59s 0ms||7m 56s 0ms||1||2||1||2||6|
|5 / 1||Mundenar, Joe||Novice||2:10||41:30||39m 20s||8m 17s||1||0||0||0||1|
|6 / 2||Haugen, Greg||MM||3:10||43:16||40m 6s||9m 3s||2||0||2||2||6|
|7 / 2||Wenz, Julian||Novice||2:40||43:17||40m 37s 0ms||9m 34s 0ms||5||0||1||0||6|
|8 / 2||Landrum, Saylor||YW||1:50||44:03||42m 13s||11m 10s||1||1||0||2||4|
|9 / 3||Finlay, Owen||Novice||2:20||44:39||42m 19s||11m 16s||5||0||3||5||13|
|10 / 3||Lidahl, Thomas||YM||1:20||44:55||43m 35s||12m 32s||2||1||2||4||9|
|11 / 3||LaHammer, Audrey||YW||1:40||45:33||43m 53s||12m 50s||4||1||2||4||11|
|12 / 4||Watson, Lucy||YW||2:50||50:10||47m 20s||16m 17s||3||4||4||1||12|
|13 / 3||Kranz, Keith||MM||3:20||53:15||49m 55s||18m 52s||4||3||1||1||9|
|14 / 4||Fischer, Owen||Novice||3:00||57:23||54m 23s||23m 20s||2||0||2||2||6|
I just heard back from Elk River Parks and we should be good to go on Saturday!! They groomed last night and will again towards or on Saturday. Fast but good skiing! – Bill Meyer, Coach
9km – All Divisions
5 laps of the famed and thrilling 1.8km “Scouring Rush” loop. 4 shooting stages, PPSS.
Registration @ 9:30 AM
Please have your paperwork filled out beforehand.
Either print and complete the second page of this announcement below or online at https://forms.gle/vpUPqrbVFxMnm6eS9
Zero @ 10:00 AM Race Start @ 11:00 AM
Time-trial start, 10 second interval.
$10 / racer
Cash or check made out to Minnesota Biathlon
Race for free!
Stay after the race and lend a hand (and rifle) to the novice clinic that will run from noon until 1:30pm. All helpers will have their race fees waived.
Contact Bill Meyer at email@example.com, or sign-up online at: https://forms.gle/vpUPqrbVFxMnm6eS9
Note: The registration cap for this event has been reached, please stay tuned to this website for future events.
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!
$40 / participant
In-person cash or check made out to Minnesota Biathlon.
- Rifle safety and marksmanship instruction.
- Shooting practice.
- A low-key, non-technical, and untimed “race” to test out your new skills.
- Rifles and ammunition will be provided by the club.
- 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 is strongly preferred, but classic can work.
- Gloves. Mittens will interfere with riflery.
- Appropriate clothing to the weather.
- A snack.
- A positive attitude!
All 4 races are available to watch online at
https://www.eurovisionsports.tv/ibu/ very unusual to have the Youth races video taped! You can spot our team members here and there in the video feeds.
Note: All racers start the Pursuit with their finish interval behind from the Sprint race, behind the winner of the Sprint. They do not get their start time back.
In the Youth Men’s 10km Pursuit:
Place Bib [start position] Name Shooting time or time behind
1st 4 [Norwegian] 1000 26:28:00
27th 9 Bjorne Westervelt 2214 +3:37
32nd 3 Maxime Germain 3421 + 3:57
44th 21 Sam Stertz 0043 +5:08
In the Youth Women’s 7.5km Pursuit
1st 4 [Austrian] 0010 22:01
51st 58 Helen Wilson 1201 +5:01
56th 53 Kaisa Bosek 1111 +6:18
In the Junior Men’s 12.5km Pursuit
1st 7 [German] 1020 35:34.2
2nd 5 [Russian] 1211 +0.6
3rd** 11 Alex Cizar, Slovenia 1000 +1.2 [** Alex spent a month or so at Mt Itasca a couple of years back]
32nd 38 Garrett Beckrich 1101 +2:37.6
45th 32 Lars Leopold 2212 + 4:41
49th 53 Vasek Cervenka 2013 +5:05
In the Junior Woman’s 10 km Pursuit
1st 1 [Russian] 0000 30:45
24th 28 Chloe Levin 0011 +3:08
55th 52 Emma Stertz 0102 +8:42
Names in Bold are from MN.
Our congrats to all from the US!! And welcome back tonight for those coming home!
Our take away from the above is the Europeans are both skiing and shooting very fast—and in the case of the winners, shooting very well!! Keep in mind the ‘race’ times include shooting time in the shooting points 4 times plus 150 meters extra skiing for each miss in the range!! Some are getting into position, loading the rifle, shooting 5 shots, putting the rifle on their backs and getting out of position on the range in around 35 sec in prone and 25 sec in standing.
That is the essence of Biathlon!!
Enjoy the Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach