May June 10+10 contest results

Here is the results for the contest. The clear winner is Kaisa Bosek with a combined total of 356 including a 180 test yesterday!! Emma Stertz is in second with a 331, and Gabe and Garrett tied for 3rd with 307. Honorable mentions go to a couple of young athletes, Matej and Ryker who both got over 300 combined!!

So Kaisa wins the brick of ammo compliments of MNBiathlon!!

Now, all should be striving for perfection in your accuracy shooting. Don’t camp on each shot—but work with a smooth rhythm, shooting for the center of the target not just sloppy biathlon hits and keep squeeeeezing the trigger?? And send me your results! Keep beating your own PR!!

Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

Camp Results and 10 + 10 contest results to date

Hi Everyone-
In Excel format attached please find the accumulated results for the camp testing. For those who have attended before, you should find comparable results under 2018 or 2017 by scrolling back . Many of the results are directly comparable—like the hill-climb and the time trial on roller skis. The summer race is not.

Also please find the results of the 10 + 10 contest for a brick of ammo. I think the outcome has probably been decided, but not too late to lay down an awesome test!!

As to the 1st part of the June camp—really good work, EVERYONE!! Now hope to see you tomorrow in Elk River—but in any case—keep up the training! Skiing and shooting are the key elements—and then putting them together in the races coming up! The first ER roller ski biathlon will be on Thursday, July 18th!! I would like to see most of you attend!

Enjoy the recovery day–
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

June Midwest Biathlon Camp at Mt Itasca Recap + Results

Between 19 and 22 athletes participated over the 5 days of camp at Mt Itasca. Accuracy, range procedure, combination training, games and a cross biathlon race on the shooting side; specific strength, distance work, agility on roller skis, video and an 11 km time trial on the ski side. Results will be posted in a few days. 

In Excel format attached please find the cumulated results for the camp testing. For those who have attended before, you should find comparable results under 2018 or 2017 by scrolling back . Many of the results are directly comparable—like the hill climb and the time trial on roller skis. The summer race is not.

Also please find the results of the 10 + 10 contest for a brick of ammo. I think the outcome has probably been decided, but not too late to lay down an awesome test!!

As to the 1st part of the June camp—really good work, EVERYONE!! Now hope to see you tomorrow in Elk River—but in any case—keep up the training! Skiing and shooting are the key elements—and then putting them together in the races coming up! The first ER roller ski biathlon will be on Thursday, July 18th!! I would like to see most of you attend!

Enjoy the recovery day
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

May 10+10 results for shooting contest

If you have not already done so, please send in a picture of your best 10+10 target for May. I will tabulate that with those I already have, and on Wed I will send out the results for May. Then get cracking and send in your June results. At the end of June we will add the two together and the winner will get a free brick of ammo from MNBiathlon!

All ages from both WI and MN are invited to participate.

Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

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.