2016 National Guard Champs – Camp Ripley, MN – Feb 26 to March 4, 2016

Here is the information about the races at Camp Ripley for the National
Guard Champs.

The races are highlighted in green. Civilians are invited for all races
except the Patrol race.

Any questions, please contact your coach or Keith Silbernick at


Rifle Collection Time!

It is that time of year again when we need to collect all MNBiathlon rifles. Your lease period is now over. If you have had a lease this past year you should be looking at purchasing a rifle of your own. The MN basic plan is to lease the rifles out for one year to Senior Boy/Girl/Youth [15,16,17, & 18]  and Junior [19,20] age biathletes. In some cases we have gone multiple years, but that will depend on the number of new athletes, your dedication and success in biathlon this past year, and your age and the availability.

 There will be a shooting oriented weekend camp on May 16th and 17th at Mt Itasca. If you are attending that, you should bring any leased rifle to that camp. If you are not planning on attending you have 3 options:

  1.  turn it in to Piotr in the cities
  2.  to Bill in Nisswa
  3.  to Vlad in Grand Rapids

 If you have a MNBiathlon rifle—please email Bill Meyer and indicate your plan on returning the rifle. [camp or 1,2,or 3]

Hope to see you at the camp.
Bill Meyer, Coach

Baker wins Biathlon Pursuit Race in Regional Guard Championships at Ripley


Photo by W Meyer–from left Cam Christiansen, Gerrit Garberich, Zean Baker

After taking 2nd place in Friday’s 10km Sprint race, Zean Baker, Nisswa, NNW came back on Saturday to beat previous winner, Jacob Dahlberg of Ely by 40 sec in the 12.5km Pursuit format race. Baker shot 1,3,1,2 to finish in 42:19 compared to Dahlbergs 4,2,1,1 in 42:59.

In Friday’s race, Baker shot 2,1 and finished in 32:41. Cam Ghristiansen, Nisswa, NNW was 5th 3,1, finishing in 36:41; Josh Duda, Pillager, NNW, was 17th shooting 2,4 in 47:05 and Evan Ingebrigtson, Baxter, NNW was 19th, 3,1 in 47:26. Forty two biathletes from the Midwest completed the mens race.

In Saturday’s Pursuit race, Gerrit Garberich, Brainerd, NNW, edged out Christiansen for 4th place, shooting 3,4,3,0, finishing in 44:51 while Christiansen shot 2,1,0,3 and finished 5th in 45:14. Ingebrigtson was 16th shooting 2,2,3,0 and finishing in 1:03:09

We would like to apologize to Rachel Peterson for leaving her name off the National Guard Regional Championships results. Rachel won the Saturday Women’s Pursuit race.  Her nearest competitor was over 2 minutes back! Congratulations to Rachel for this impressive win!

National Guard Biathlon Races at Ripley – Friday Feb 7 and Saturday Feb 8

National Guard Biathlon Races at Ripley – Friday Feb 7 and Saturday Feb 8
Zero has been moved to 11:00 am both days—races at noon.

You do not have to race in the Sprint to race the Pursuit.

Note that all entry info should be sent to Paul at the e-mail address below.

There is no race entry fee. However, in the past, a $20 donation to a National Guard support group has been requested.

Conditions should be fabulous for these races!



Race dates and types are still as follows:

Friday 07 Feb – SPRINT 10km Men/7.5km Women

Saturday 08 Feb – PURSUIT (15-second interval starts based on previous days results) 12.5km Men/10km Women

  • Zero at 1100
  • Race Start 1200

Please have racers send the following info to me at ppeters_2@msn.com

Name, Address, Phone Number, Age


National Guard Biathlon Championship Races at Ripley

The National Guard Biathlon program is having a week long race series at Camp Ripley with the first race on Sunday, 24 Feb, 13—sprint. Zero at 8:50 am.

There is official training on Saturday the 23 rd with zero at 9:00 and 1:00pm. The full schedule is below.

Races are $20 each—with checks made out to the National Guard Family Support.

These races have only a Junior and Senior category—no Youth or Boys/Girls. Both categories ski the same distance per gender.

Bill Meyer would like to submit a list of participants by next weekend..so please click here to email Bill Meyer if you want to attend and designate the races you are interested in doing.

Download 2013 Guard Nationals Athlete Schedule XLS

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National Guard Central Regional Championships – This Weekend – January 23 – 27

National Guard Central Regional Championships – January 23 – 27 –
January 24 Thursday Camp Ripley Official Training
January 25 Friday Camp Ripley Sprint
January 26 Saturday Camp Ripley Pursuit

Zero is at 9:00 both days.  Races are at 10:00    [those might be delayed if the overnight temps get too low so that by scheduled zero it is still below –4F]

Friday race is a 10K sprint for men.

Saturday is a pursuit format—the Juniors and Seniors do 12.5km

Cost is $20 per race.

http://nationalguardbiathlon.org for more information