MN Summer Biathlon #4 – Sept 24 – Elk River – RESULTS

Presented by Minnesota Biathlon

Sunday, September 24th, 2023

START TIME BIB NameGenderClubClassDistanceFinish –P– RR –S– RR T.ShootingT.RR T.Time
0:01:006Cheresa BouleyFSF8.6.0:29:540101020:28:54
0:01:007Annelise BairdFMinnesota Biathlon <17F8.6.0:35:060002020:34:06
0:01:001Audrey LahammerFMN BiathlonYF8.6.0:38:511333460:37:51
0:01:002Irina Viskovatykh F<17F8.6.0:40:424343860:39:42
0:01:003Selah BinsfeldFMN Biathlon<17F8.6.0:41:380133340:40:38
0:01:005River Fens FDuluth Biathlon YF8.6.0:44:584333760:43:58
START TIME BIB NAmeGenderClubClassDistanceFinish –P– RR –S– RR T.ShootingT.RR T.Time
0:02:0016Eric AndersonMBluff Country BiathlonYM8.6.0:30:300101020:28:30
0:02:0017Eliott swansonMJM8.6.0:33:200143440:31:20
0:02:008Sergei Viskovatykh M<17M8.6.0:33:280313160:31:28
0:02:0011Reid BinsfeldMMn BiathlonYM8.6.0:35:352313360:33:35
0:02:0014Carson Gilbertson MDuluth Biathlon <13M8.6.0:39:450103040:37:45
0:02:0012Caleb Gilbertson MDuluth Biathlon <15M8.6.0:41:171343560:39:17
0:02:0010Patrick jr LammersenMDuluth Biathlon<13M8.6.0:47:050233350:45:05

Woodland Trails Park – 20135 Elk Lake Rd NW, Elk River, MN 55330

“Relay” Race All Racers – 8.6km

Three ski laps, two shooting stages.

You carry extra relay rounds!

Penalty loops for targets left standing after extra rounds are used.

Shorter courses can be arranged for younger athletes at coach discretion.


9:15am – Registration opens 10:00am – Zero opens ~11:00am – Race start

$10 per racer

Payable by cash or check to “Minnesota Biathlon” on the day of the race.

Sign up online!

Volunteers needed and appreciated!

Please contact Brian at for opportunities. Questions? Concerns? Contact

Elk River Summer Biathlon #3 – August 13, 2023 – RESULTS

Elk River Summer Biathlon #3
Presented by Minnesota Biathlon
Sunday, August 13th, 2023

Woodland Trails Park – 20135 Elk Lake Rd NW, Elk River, MN 55330

Mass Start Race

Wave start, spaced by 10s
9.3km, all categories.
Five laps, four shooting stages (2x prone, 2x standing) with penalty loops.

0:02:0520Cheresa BouleyFSF9.3 km0:37:30114170:35:25
0:02:0528Haley FinchFYF9.3 km0:39:34110130:37:29
0:02:0523Evelyn HudrlikFYF9.3 km0:39:54232070:37:49
0:02:0522Audrey LahammerFBluff Country BiathlonYF9.3 km0:40:50202370:38:45
0:02:0524Annelise BairdFMN Biathlon<17F9.3 km0:41:183133100:39:13
0:02:0526Lauren HuberFJF9.3 km0:42:46132390:40:41
0:02:0521Hanne GuthrieFMF9.3 km0:44:20143190:42:15
0:02:0525Selah BinsfeldFMN biathlon<17F9.3 km0:46:444423130:44:39
0:02:0527Irina ViskovatykhFMN biathlon<17F9.3 km0:48:423444150:46:37
0:01:001Carson PetersonMBluff Country BiathlonYM9.3 km0:32:42104490:31:42
0:01:004Ryan HousemanMMN BiathlonJM9.3 km0:34:06312170:33:06
0:01:002Eric AndersonMBluff Country BiathlonYM9.3 km0:35:133233110:34:13
0:01:003Gabe HallgrenMMN BIATHLONYM9.30:37:043244130:36:04
0:01:006Sergei ViskovatykhMMN biathlon<17M9.30:37:44223180:36:44
0:01:008Elliott ObertonMYM9.30:38:423332110:37:42
0:01:005Joel BouleyMYM9.30:40:442423110:39:44
0:01:009Benjamin HudrlikMYM9.30:52:095352150:51:09
0:03:0031CarsonGilbertsonMDuluth Biathlon<13M7.20:36:23122380:33:23
0:03:0030CalebGilbertsonMDuluth Biathlon<15M7.20:38:434444160:35:43

Please note that some small time adjustments were made for waiting for targets; with 2 not in use due to a huge hornet nest between them and another that was not functioning –we did run a little short. 20 athletes today!

Also, please welcome Bridget Collins from Brainerd, a total newcomer to the sport—who jumped into the Novice class when I promised her some easier ‘prone on standing’ targets for the two middle shooting stages!! And visitor Haley Finch from Anchorage, who was the top shooter of the day on a borrowed bolt action rifle that wasn’t fit to her!! 1,1,0,1!!!

Our congratulations to the top finishers:

Cheresa Bouley won the women’s list by about 2 minutes over Haley Finch, the first Youth W, and Annelise Baird for the top <17 W results!!

On the Men’s side—Carson Peterson continues his notable podium journeys from VT with a decisive win over Junior Ryan Houseman! Carson is skiing strong, and his prone was looking really nice at 1,0!! Sergei Viskovatykh was the top <17 M, trimming his penalties down today to 8/20 compared to recent results!! 

All in all, it was a great day, with the rain holding off!! 

And a special thanks to Tom Binsfeld and Chad Bouley for blowing acorns early this morning!! The blowers were going when I arrived at 7:30!! As of yesterday, the courses were not skiable!!

Elk River Summer Biathlon #2 – July 23, 2023 – RESULTS

The following adjustments were made from the official sheets printed before the race:

  • 10 seconds were given back to Saylor for range issues.
  • 5 seconds were given back to Caleb, also for range issues.
  • In the excitement of the pursuit start, I failed to ghost Lauren. To correct this, Audry’s, Irina’s, and Maeve’s start times were moved up 5 seconds from the original sheet, reflecting their true start time.

Please let me know of any corrections or adjustments needed.

9.3km Pursuit

OverallCat. PlaceCat.RacerStartFinishOverall TimeBackPPSST
11SMJakob Ellingson1:0034:3133:31+0:0002237
21U17MJack Cashman1:1035:0733:57+0:2622116
31JMRyan Houseman1:2535:3634:11+0:4013127
41YMEric Anderson1:0535:2834:23+0:52332412
52YMGabe Hallgren1:2036:5235:32+2:01523212
62U17MSergei Viskovatykh1:4538:3336:48+3:17442313
73YMJoel Bouley1:3038:2136:51+3:20442212
82JMLogan Jensen1:1539:1538:00+4:29332412
91SVMGregg Pattison1:4039:4938:09+4:3824129
104YMElliott Oberton1:5041:3939:49+6:1822329
115YMReid Binsfeld1:3541:3139:56+6:25445518

8.2km Pursuit

OverallCat. PlaceCat.RacerStartFinishOverall TimeBackPPSST
11SWCheresa Bouley2:2034:4932:29+0:0011417
21JWKaisa Bosek2:3035:0532:35+0:0621003
31MWHanne Guthrie2:2536:2433:59+1:3012306
41U13MCarson Gilbertson2:0536:2334:18+1:49512311
52JWSaylor Landrum2:3537:4035:05+2:3610236
61YWAudrey Lahammer2:5039:4436:54+4:2514319
71U17WSelah Binsfeld2:4540:2737:42+5:1341049
81U15MCaleb Gilbertson1:5539:3837:43+5:14322411
92U17WAnnelise Baird2:4040:2537:45+5:16433212
103U17WIrina Viskovatykh2:5544:4341:48+9:19425415
113JWMaeve Lindsay3:0046:0643:06+10:37323412
122U13MPatrick Lammersen2:0048:4846:48+14:19332210

Elk River Summer Biathlon #1 – RESULTS

Elk River Summer Biathlon #1

Presented by Minnesota Biathlon

Sunday, June 25th, 2023

6.6m Individual

Over allCat. PlaceCategoryRacerStartFinishOverall TimeBackPSTotal
11JWKaisa Bosek1:0026:0925:09+0:00101
22JWSaylor Landrum1:3029:2927:59+2:50022
31YWLauren Huber2:0033:2731:27+6:18336
41U15WIrina Viskovatykh2:3036:5034:20+9:11235
51SWAlissa Johnson3:3038:1934:49+9:405510

8.6km Individual

Over allCat. PlaceCategoryRacerStartFinishOverall TimeBackPSTotal
11SMJakob Ellingson6:0034:0628:06+0:00000
21U17MJack Cashman8:0038:3730:37+2:31202
31JMLogan Jensen7:0037:5030:50+2:44224
42U17MGabe Hallgren7:3039:0831:38+3:32347
52JMEliott Swanson6:3038:1131:41+3:35538
61SWCheresa Bouley5:3037:1731:47+3:41123
71YMJoel Bouley9:0041:2332:23+4:17347
81MWCaitlin Gregg5:0037:5232:52+4:46336
92YMReid Binsfeld9:3043:1333:43+5:37437
103U17MSergei Viskovatykh8:3043:0834:38+6:32235
112SMBlake Wagoner10:0051:0241:02+12:56224

5.3km Individual

Over allCat PlaceCategoryRacerOverall TimeBackPSTotal
11YWRiver Fena29:58+0:00437

Woodland Trails Park
20135 Elk Lake Rd NW, Elk River, MN 55330

Sprint Race

Long race – 8.6km – Junior/Senior Men Short race – 6.6km – All Other Categories

Three laps, two shooting stages (prone + standing) with penalty loops.

Shorter courses can be arranged for younger athletes at coach discretion.


9:15am – Registration opens 10:00am – Zero opens ~11:00am – Race start

$10 per racer

Payable by cash or check to “Minnesota Biathlon” on the day of the race. Sign up online!

Volunteers needed and appreciated!

Please contact Lynda at for opportunities. Questions? Concerns? Contact

Jack Cashman in Norway

Good Evening!

Jack Cashman is in Norway at the Ski Festival in Norway for Youth ages and below. Attached please find the results of todays sprint. You can scroll down to the “Gutah 16 ar class” and find Jack in 9th with 0,2 shooting!! out of 43 in that class. I think there are 1022 participants total!!

Biathlon is not a small sport in Norway!!

– Bill Meyer

Report from 2023 US Biathlon National Championships

A report from Holly Hanson, the MN Biathlon Lead Coach to Nationals, late last month. Thanks, Holly for stepping up to that and for putting together a detailed report!!

2023 US Biathlon National Championships
A total of 7 athletes from Minnesota competed in the 2023 US Biathlon National Championships in Casper, Wyoming. 

The team consisted of:  Lauren Huber – Wolf Pack Club, Maeve Lindsey, Twin Cities Club, Gregory Haugen MN at Large  (lives in Fargo) and Audrey Lahammer, Eric Anderson, Adelaide Bielke and Carson Peterson from Bluff Country Biathlon. The team had great experiences and stepped up into a whole new level of competition with challenging shooting due to flip-flopping winds coupled with the high altitude of Casper Mountain. There were some warm weather days producing headband tan marks and some slightly sunburned faces (even with sunscreen!) intermixed with forecasted snow storms and days of finger numbing cold conditions. 

The venue was the dream of one man who worked tirelessly for many decades to build a biathlon range in Casper. This is a new venue, and it was the first time they hosted Nationals. Many volunteers put in long days to help the athletes, coaches, and spectators.  A BIG thank you to all of them!

According to many Garmin watches, the elevation of the facility was over 8200’!  The layout was open, which gave the coaches and spectators a good viewing vantage point at the shooting range, which afforded them nice views of multiple sections of the race course. Snow arrived overnight/mornings on several occasions which caused some of the course to be wind-blown with 2-3” of new dry powdery snow, especially on the hills.  However, despite these challenges the grooming was good overall.  There were several very challenging hills and gusty high winds that frequently shifted direction on the range.  The athletes did well competing at altitude by focusing on sleep, recovery, fueling, hydration, and following a training progression that helped them acclimate and prepare for competition at altitude.  They executed brilliantly on the well-thought-out race strategies each athlete developed and everyone raced competitively at altitude. Here’s a snapshot of the results:

Sprint Race

  • Carson Peterson Youth (7.5K), shot 2+1, and finished 23:42.2 (3rd place).  Carson raced  up a level and competed in the Youth Men’s class. 
  • Eric Anderson Youth (7.5K), shot 3+1, and finished 24:56.3 (4th place). Eric raced up a level and competed in the Youth Men’s Class. 
  • Audrey Lahammer Youth (6K), shot 1+1, and finished 22:54.4 (3rd place). Audrey was tied for best shooter in the Women’s Youth category  
  • Lauren Huber Youth (6K), shot 2+4, and finished 26:35.2 (10th place) 
  • Maeve Lindsay Youth (6K), shot 5+4, and finished 27:31.6 (11th place) 
  • Adelaide Bielke U17 (6K), shot 0+1, and finished 26:53.5 (8th place). Top shooter in U17 Women
  •   Gregory Haugen 50-59 (7.5K), shot 1+3, and finished 31:05.7 (2nd place)

Pursuit Race

  • Carson Peterson Youth (10K), shot 0+1+3+3, and finished 35:58.3 (5th place).  Carson raced up a level. 
  • Eric Anderson Youth (10K), shot 1+2+4+2, and finished 36:00.2 (6th place).  Eric raced up a level. 
  • Audrey Lahammer Youth (7.5K), shot 1+1+4+1, and finished 41:42.6 (7th place).  She tied for 3rd best shooter. 
  • Maeve Lindsay Youth (7.5K), shot 3+3+5+2, and finished 43:36.0 (8th place) 
  • Lauren Huber Youth (7.5K), shot 3+2+4+3, and finished 46:31.2 (10th place) 
  • Adelaide Bielke U17 (7.5K), shot 0+0+1+2, and finished 44:48.8 (7th place). Best shooter in U17 Girls class.
  • Gregory Haugen 50-59  (10K), shot 1+1+4+2, and finished 53:29.1 (7th place, tied for 2nd best shooter in class)


  • Team Racer Girls finished 49:28.2 (7th place)(3x 1.5K P,P)
    • Adelaide Bielke, shot 1+3, had rifle mechanical issues 
      • Teammate Megan Lemoine (Auburn Ski Club)
  • Team Reverse Cowboys finished 48:58.6 (4th place)(3×1.5K P,S)
    • Eric Anderson, shot 3+0, was cross-fired upon 
    • Teammates Van Ledger (Crosscut) and Scott Lacy (Crosscut)
  • Team MMM Good, finished 51:24.8 (5th place)(3×1.5K P,S)
    • Carson Peterson, shot 1+2 
    • Teammate Lucas Daly (HSC Mass)
  • Team Shoot Ski Slayers, finished 1:01:04.8 (4th place) (3×1.5K P,S)
    • Maeve Lindsay, shot 1+2 
    • Audrey Lahammer, shot 0+0
  • Team Do You Have Any Lapua?, finished 1:10:12.9 (6th place) (3x 1.5K P,S)
    • Gregory Haugen (MN at Large), shot 2+2 
    • Gregg Pattison (WI), shot 4+1 
    • Matthew Meyer (Bay Nordic, WI), shot 3+2

In addition, 3 athletes from WI were at the event; 

  • Gregg Pattison 60-69 2nd in the sprint and 1st in the pursuit! Congrats, Gregg!!!
  • Matt Weber 50-59  8th in sprint and 8th in pursuit
  • Matt Meyer 40-49 4th in sprint and 3rd in the pursuit

It was a great week of training and racing in Casper, WY, with a lot of team laughter which fell away to serious race faces on competition days. A HUGE THANKS to the athletes and all the parents who made this trip a success! Abra for always being our amazing travel director Julia Bielke – Co-driver, range rifle handler, chaperone, cook, grocery shopper Christine Anderson – Driver, chaperone, on-course corrections, cook, grocery shopper, photographer Tom Lindsay – Driver, On the scope Jackie Peterson – Driver, On the scope for Adelaide Laurie Huber – Driver, Range helperCongratulations to everyone on successfully navigating a challenging National Championship.

Best, Holly 
Bluff Country Biathlon Coach 
MN Biathlon Lead Coach for Nationals