Guard Biathlon Camp 26-28 AUG 2022

Here is the schedule for the Guard Biathlon Camp at Camp Ripley, MN on the above dates.

From our perspective, I think the Sat/Sunday training/races are the most important. However, if someone wants to come on Friday pm for the Combo training at 2:00 pm, I can come down and coach. 

Please let me know if you plan to attend, and if so, which days.

wmeyer@nisswa.net

We do need to submit names and numbers to Derek before the camp, so please respond to me by Wed, 24 AUG. 

Thanks! 
Bill Meyer, Coach

Maeve Lindsay wins National Guard Championship Sprint race – RESULTS

Maeve Lindsay skiing as a Civilian for MN Biathlon won the Women’s National Guard Sprint event at Camp Ripley yesterday, topping Siena Ellingson who is now relocated to Utah! Lauren Huber, MN Biathlon was 3rd!

In the Men’s division Ryker Bosek was 12th. All raced in the Open class in large fields with over 90 total starters.

MN National Guard will allow civilians to participate in the Guard Champs this weekend – Feb 12 – 17, 2022 – RESULTS

RESULTS:

We just got word today that the MN National Guard will allow civilians to participate in the Guard Champs starting on Sunday this coming week at Camp Ripley.
Please let me know if you plan to attend
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

I just received confirmation that spectators are allowed and civilian athletes are again allowed to race with a completed COVID screening and liability waiver (both attached).  If any of your athletes plan to attend, please send myself and SFC Pam Marshik (CC Line) a list of the race/date and names so they can be added to the start list.  We have over 120 athletes (of all skill levels) registered this year so it will be a large competition. Please let your athletes know they must stop in at Range Control and get a vehicle pass before going down range.  Also, ensure they have a face covering.

Here is the schedule:
Saturday, 12 FEB Official Training
Sunday, 13 FEB Sprint Race
Monday, 14 FEB Pursuit Race
Wednesday, 16 FEB Relay Race
Thursday, 17 FEB Patrol Race

Races are scheduled to begin at 10:00am with zero at 9:00.  If any of your athletes want to participate in the team races, we can probably find them a composite team to join.

CW4 Derek J. Lindberg
MN NG Biathlon Coordinator
Camp Ripley
15000 Highway 115
Little Falls, MN 56345

MN Biathlon Membership

Good Morning!! 

Here is the membership form for MN Biathlon for the coming training year which will start on 12th of April, and runs from April to April. A USBA membership is also required to use the ranges and participate in events (membership runs from Oct to Oct). USBA provides our range insurance. 

Also coming up are rifles leases for those leasing MN Biathlon rifles for the coming year. We are still working on the final distribution list, and we will contact those affected within the next couple of weeks. Rifle lease prices will remain the same as last year –$200 for a bolt action or Izhmach, and $225 for an Anschutz Fortner action. If you want a club rifle but haven’t returned the questionnaire to me yet, I need that before we will re-issue any rifle.

Training plans for the upcoming season are also being developed according to the information I have. If you want a plan, but have not indicated to me you would like a plan, please do so. I will need  the number of hours you trained last year, and reserve the right to just refer you to our pretty much weekly email. I am waiting on USBA to get their Trials schedule out. The IBU Youth and Junior World Championships will be held at Soldier Hollow in the US in late February this upcoming season!  

Currently we have 10 athletes from the Midwest headed for West Yellowstone for US Biathlon Nationals. Some are there, some are on their way, and some leave in the am. Good Luck to all!! 140+biathletes from around the lower 48 snowbelt plus AK are registered!! Should be a lot of fun!! The Covid testing requirements are strict!!  

Meanwhile, please take a minute to fill out the attached form, and return it to me as indicated. Any checks should be made out to MN Biathlon.  

Thanks—lets get this done asap!  
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

Late August Schedule & Camp Ripley training/racing day Saturday, Aug 22, 2020

Please sign up for events you want to participate in—just drop Tara, Lynda or Bill a note. Particularly note the Camp Ripley events on the 22nd of August. I think this is a rare opportunity to use that facility!!

17-Aug 20-Aug 21-Aug 22-Aug 22-Aug 22-Aug
Monday Thursday Fri Pm Saturday AM Saturday PM Saturday race
Elk River Elk River Elk River CAMP RIPLEY CAMP RIPLEY CAMP RIPLEY
6:30-8:30 9:30-11:30  Work party to install new plates 9:00-12:30 2:00-4:00 5:00 ZERO
Practice Practice noon to ??
Kaisa Saylor
Ryker Chad
Saylor Marcus
Cheresa
Joey
Bill Tara Chad/Lynda Derek/Bill Derek/Bill Derek/Bill