MNCup #6 – Snowflake Biathlon & Novice Race – Sat, Mar 7, 2020 – RESULTS

Hosted by Duluth Biathlon and Snowflake Nordic Ski Center

MN Cup #6 — March 7, 2020 — Snowflake Nordic, Duluth

13K Mass Start

Place Group Place Name Age Category Time Back P P S S Total Notes
1 1 Warren Rosholt 25 SM 55:14 0:00 2 4 2 2 10
10km Mass Start
1 1 Connor Grant 15 B 50:32 0:00 2 3 5 1 11
2 1 Eric Anderson 13 B 54:04 03:32 3 2 0 2 7 PS/PS/PS/PS
3 1 Saylor Landrum 16 YW 57:09 06:37 2 2 4 3 11
4 1 Audry Lahammer 15 G 59:37 09:05 3 4 4 5 16
5 2 Teresa Bitzan 15 G 61:40 11:08 2 5 4 2 13
6 3 Sanny Gangi 15 G 62:54 12:22 2 2 3 3 10 Includes -30s adjustment for competitor crossfire
8 1 Ryan Gaalswyk N 63:06 12:34 0 0 4 0 4 PS/PS/PS/PS
7 4 Lucy Watson 15 G 64:12 13:40 3 1 2 1 7
9 2 Owen Fischer 15 B 67:52 17:20 3 4 0 5 12 PP/PP/PS/SS

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)

Novice Race 

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: jgould1952@yahoo.com 

MNCup #5 – Elk River Biathlon Sat, Feb 29th, 2020 – RESULTS

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

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 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.

Racing?

Contact Bill Meyer at ​wmeyer@nisswa.net​, or sign-up online at: https://forms.gle/vpUPqrbVFxMnm6eS9

Elk River Biathlon Novice Clinic – Saturday, Feb 29th, 2020

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!

Woodland Trails Biathlon Range – Directions

$40 / participant

In-person cash or check made out to Minnesota Biathlon.

What’s Included

  • 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.

Prerequisites

  • 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!

Interested? Have questions? Contact Brian Wray at brian@minnesotabiathlon.com, or sign-up online (save some paper!) at https://forms.gle/tmB1xCWX3vcfmBVGA

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