Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race – August 8th, 2019 – RESULTS

Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon
Thursday, August 8th, 2019 Woodland Trails Biathlon Range


Good weather—a bit tough on the wind—rarely does the wind affect much at Elk River in that tree surrounded bowl, but tonight was an exception. For those that didn’t get to shoot where you zeroed, it cost you!! Need to focus on the wind as you zero and then each time you come into the range and get into your assigned shooting point!! 

Thank you all for participating!! It was a good turnout considering a lot of folks on the road to Vermont already!
Bill Meyer, Coach

Photos by Brian Wray: https://photo.wrocket.org/2019/august_elk_river_biathlon/
and here

Elk River Summer Biathlon – 2019-08-08 – By Event
Place / ClassNameCategoryStartFinishOverallBackPPSSTotal
1 / 1Schommer, PaulSM1:0038:1837:18+0:0003014
2 / 1Grant, JacksonYM1:1042:1841:08+3:5032207
3 / 2DelToro, JoeyYM1:2042:3041:10+3:5233219
4 / 1Lindberg, DerekMM1:3049:0047:30+10:12324312
5 / 2Platenburg, KortMM1:4051:2249:42+12:2422127
Place / ClassNameCategoryStartFinishOverallBackPPSSTotal
1 / 1Cervenka, MatejB2:2036:0533:45+0:0034007
2 / 1Bosek, KaisaYW1:5037:5036:00+2:1541016
3 / 2Bosek, RykerB2:3040:4738:17+4:3210146
4 / 1Bouley, CheresaYW2:0040:5938:59+5:14323311
5 / 2Viren, ElsaYW2:1044:4842:38+8:5332218
6 / 1Landrum, SaylorG2:4045:5943:19+9:34343313
7 / 1Saxton, TimMM3:0047:0044:00+10:1523229
8 / 2Bitzan, TeresaG2:5053:3750:47+17:02314311

Online Registration: https://forms.gle/fnWzUGhkCmyvqPim6

Elk River Venue Directions

Older Racers (Youth and Older) – 11.4km
5x medium loops, 4 shooting stages, PPSS.

Younger Racers (Boy/Girl categories) – 9.3km
3x medium, 2x short loops, 4 shooting stages, PPSS.
9.3km distance allowed for novices/masters if requested.

Registration @ 4:30 PM
Please have your paperwork filled out beforehand.

Zero @ 5:00 PM Race Start @ 6:00 PM
Time-trial start, 10 second interval.

$10 / racer
Cash or check made out to Minnesota Biathlon.

Contact Bill Meyer at ​wmeyer@nisswa.net​, or sign-up online (save some paper!) at ​https://forms.gle/fnWzUGhkCmyvqPim6

Interested in volunteering, or have other questions?

Contact Brian at ​brian@minnesotabiathlon.com​ or 651-366-2952

Invitation to June Elk River Shooting Camp

The Elk River June Shooting Camp starts the 25th and goes through the 27th. This is in the middle of the week following the Mt Itasca camp which starts on the 19th through the 23rd. Ideally you would attend both camps. But as a minimum you should get to one of them!! At Mt Itasca we do a lot of testing—both physical and shooting to establish your personal baseline or to measure your improvements. At Elk River we will focus on ski technique, shooting skills, and range procedures on roller skis.

Coming up in July we will start our summer series of biathlon races on roller skis at Elk River… we expect you to participate in those!!

If you plan to attend a camp or both, and have not yet contacted me-please do so this weekend! We are trying to set up logistics and tracking openings. We still have some room at Mt Itasca along with 5 slots at Elk River.

So get out the door—take your training seriously! 
And Enjoy the Journey!

Bill Meyer, Coach

First June Camp 2019

Just in from Vlad. This is the invitation to the First June Camp [19th thru 23rd] including the waiver, plus the tentative schedule of events. The camp will accommodate a wide range of abilities and is designed to build your ski and shooting skills. Just as this past weekend, you will get coaching appropriate for your level at this point.

Housing will be similar to this past weekend. Camping at Mt Itasca, staying in the waxroom, or on your own. The more who stay at the venue, the more fun it is for all!!

The camp is designed primarily for Boys/Girls; Youth and Juniors. Ages 14 though 21. For those 12 or 13 yr olds who are fairly mature, you should talk to Vlad or me about whether the camp is for you. You would need to have a parent with you.

Please let me know, along with Vlad, if you plan to attend.

As to the followup camp in Elk River, I am still working on logistics for housing, camping etc. I will try to get out an invitation in a couple of weeks. At this point I would like to limit that to 10 participants due to the size of the range, and will favor younger athletes. If we don’t fill with those, we can accommodate some seniors and masters via a waiting list. Hope that works.

If the demand is really high [over 10] we will rethink the format and have two groups doing alternate activities..roller ski focus and shooting/combo focus, switching back and forth.

Again, Enjoy the Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach

2019/2020 Minnesota Biathlon Membership

MN Biathlon + Nisswa NW, Duluth Esko, Alexandria, Mt Itasca —– $30.00

MN Biathlon + Bluff Country Biathlon, Red Wing —– $30.00

MN Biathlon + Twin Cities Biathlon [includes use of Elk River Range] —– $150.00

MN Biathlon + TC Biathlon+ Coached Weekly Summer Shooting at Elk River —– $300.00

[ Note: does not include cost of ammo nor cost of any club rifle lease made available, nor US Biathlon membership due in Oct each year] [Each club may have separate membership/training fees]

May shooting camp invitation

Good Morning!

Well, looks like winter isn’t done yet. Vlad said yesterday he was still skiing!! We picked up about 6” so far. At least the wind died down!!

Attached please find the Invitation to the May camp. This camp will be similar to last year which some of you attended. If you meet the criteria for age and want to attend, please let me know. If you have your own rifle, or if you have talked to me about a lease for the coming year we hope to see you!! If you haven’t talked to me about a rifle yet you need to do so quickly. I have sent this invitation out to about 25 athletes who attended Novice races this past winter, and I fully expect to get more interest than we have rifles available.

So please let me know if you are planning on attending.

Thanks, and hope you are enjoying the Journey!!
Bill Meyer, Coach