Siena Ellingson out shot Maeve Lindsay for the title today—Maeve decided at the last moment yesterday to jump back in today! Ryker Bosek outshot most of his near competitors to move into 8th place from a 12th place start!
Beautiful Northern MN day with fresh snow, midteen temps, sunshine and only a light wind!!
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.
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
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
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!!