Last update on YJr World Championships Pursuit races

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
MNBiathlon

MNCup #4 in Nisswa, Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 – RESULTS

MnCup #4 Nisswa- 2 Feb 2020

3.3 km Sprint
Last First Club Start time
P S total
Finish time
Race Time Place
Bosek Ryker Wolfpack 0:00
2 3 5
14:48
14:48 1st
Landrum Saylor TC 0:30
1 3 4
16:17
15:47 2
Bitzan Teresa Wolfpack 2:00
3 2 5
19:30
17:30 3
LaHammer Audrey Bluff Country 1:30
5 ? p/p, p,s
19:39
18:09 4
Murray Hanna TC 1:00
3 5 8
20:24
19:24 5
Fischer Owen  Duluth 3:00
? ? p/s; p/s
23:33
20:33 6
Cushman Jack Bluff Country 2:30
? ? p/s; p/s
1:0:42:00.000
22:12 7
3.0 km 1/2 Single Relay w/Relay rounds  
Landrum  Saylor
Mass start
0 0





Cushman Jack


1 ?



0:32:55













Bosek Ryker


0 0





Landrum Marcus


1 ?



0:34:24













Bitzan Teresa


2 3





Fischer Owen


0 ?



0:35:31













LaHammer Audrey


4 0





Murray Hanna


0 ?



0:36:56













Note: did not get all the shooting. 

INVITATION 
MNCUP #4—SATURDAY FEB 1, 2020

NISSWA RANGE

Coming up two weeks from tomorrow, Feb 1st, is the next in our MNCup series of races. The following day, for anyone interested, is the BNSC’s Lumberjack Jaunt, at the Arboretum in BRD,  a 6/16 km Nordic race..classical or skate. For information regarding that event—please go to the BNSC webpage.

MNCUP #4 BIATHLON RACE

WHEN: Saturday, 1st of Feb, 2020  

TIME: zero at 10:00 am, races begin when all are zeroed—10:45- 11:00

WHERE: Nisswa range. 24757 Charmin Ave, Nisswa. Lower Roy Lake Rd, Nisswa. Next to the Nisswa Wastewater Treatment Plant/Nisswa Maintenance Facility. Note: there are no bathroom facilities available at the range. 

WHAT: Two races are planned, both short and fast! A 3.15 km sprint [2 shooting stages] followed by the first ½ of a single mixed relay with teams based on finish in the sprint [3 km and 2 shooting stages each w/ relay rounds].  The formats have been picked to help prepare you for the section races if you are in high school. 

CLASSES: There will be no age classes per say. Experienced athletes will carry and shoot normal p,s targets. Younger experienced athletes will do the same but not carry. Anyone who is just advancing from a Novice race will not carry and will shoot prone on standing.

  WHO: Any athlete who has been taught biathlon safety and who has shot on their home range is eligible to participate. All will zero at 10:00 am. All participants will use their own slings/cuffs, except Novices will shoot free position unless they provide a rest for the rifle. Those without their own rifle can use a club rifle but no support will be provided unless they bring something. Up to 4- possibly 5 Novices advancing from a Novice event this year or last can apply. [Based on my rifle availability] 

WEATHER: We have snow. A lot of snow. A whole lot of snow!! And are forecast tonight for up to 10” more. The temps appear to be mellowing toward race weekend. 

COST: There is no cost. 

SIGNUP AND LUNCH: Please let me know by Thursday, Jan 30th if you plan to attend the races. For Novices I suggest letting me know this weekend.  A lunch will be provided at Meyer’s after the races. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO JOIN US FOR LUNCH and how many we should expect—parents, coaches etc.

YJr Worlds Update

https://www.lenzerheide2020.ch/en

This morning the Junior [19,20,21 yr olds] Individual races were held in Switzerland. One minute add on penalty. Shooting order P,S,P,S

From MN:

Jr Men’s 15km

Garrett Bechrich    37th           0,1,1,1         3:40 back of winner from Germany who shot clean in 40:15.

Vasek Cervenka     72nd            0,1,1,4         7:26 back. 

Jr Women’s 12.5 km

Emma Stertz    69th           1,0,1,3       11:10 back of the winner from Russia who shot clean in 41:32

Up tomorrow are the Youth relays.

Bill Meyer, Coach
MN Biathlon

MNCup #3 – Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at Elk River – RESULTS

Elk River Biathlon Sunday, January 12th, 2020
Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

Elk River January Biathlon – 2020-01-12 – By Event
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Ellingson, Jake SM 1:10 32:52 31m 42s 0m 0s 2 2 0 1 5
2 / 2 Baker, Zean SM 1:20 37:18 35m 58s 4m 16s 1 2 2 1 6
3 / 1 Grant, Connor B 1:50 38:13 36m 23s 4m 41s 2 1 2 0 5
4 / 1 Grant, Jackson YM 1:00 37:48 36m 48s 5m 6s 4 4 3 2 13
5 / 2 Bean, Parker B 1:30 39:08 37m 38s 0ms 5m 56s 0ms 3 1 1 3 8
6 / 3 Mattison, Dietrich B 1:40 42:01 40m 21s 0ms 8m 39s 0ms 1 2 4 5 12
7 / 1 Bouley, Cheresa JW 2:10 45:20 43m 10s 0ms 11m 28s 0ms 2 3 4 4 13
8 / 1 Torresani, Julia G 2:40 46:00 43m 20s 0ms 11m 38s 0ms 1 3 4 1 9
9 / 2 Landrum, Saylor G 2:30 48:03 45m 33s 13m 51s 4 2 3 3 12
10 / 3 LaHammer, Audrey G 2:00 55:10 53m 10s 21m 28s 3 3 4 4 14

Woodland Trails Biathlon Range – Directions

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 or online at https://forms.gle/93exZsTR9XEibxNv9

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.

Racing?
Contact Bill Meyer at ​wmeyer@nisswa.net​, or sign-up online at: https://forms.gle/93exZsTR9XEibxNv9

MN Cup #2: Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Mt Itasca – RESULTS

Minnesota Cup #2:
Hosted by Mt.Itasca Nordic Ski Association

Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019 (previously Dec 15th)
Place: Mt.Itasca, Coleraine
Race Format: Sprint prelim, followed by Pursuit race!             

Distance:  4k Sprint + 6k Pursuit
Registration:  9:30  AM –  9:55 AM
Zero:             10:00 AM – 10:40 AM

Race Start:   10:45 AM -Sprint prelim. (mass start)
                      11:30 – approx. Pursuit race

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

Questions?  call Vlad 218 256 8323 or email cervenkv@gmail.com