TENTATIVE 2022-2023 TRAINING YEAR SCHEDULE

THROUGH DEC, 2022

WHATWHEREDATESDAYS
Start Training11-AprMonday
Wkend beginners/experienced shooting campElk River7/8 MaySat/Sun
2nd wknd beginners/exper shooting campMt Itasca21/22 MaySat/Sun
Wk long training camp Mt Itasca12-17th JuneSun-Fri
1st RS summer raceElk River26-JunSun
Daycamp AlexBoseks rge9-JulSat
2nd RS summer raceElk River17-JulSun
VT week camp + Summer NationalsJericho VT1-7 AugMon-Sun
Daycamp Duluth Snowflake14-AugSun
3rd RS summer raceElk River21-AugSun
Daycamp Elk RiverElk River10-SepSat
4th RS summer raceElk River11-SepSun
Daycamp Elk RiverElk River15-OctSat
5th RS Summer raceElk River16-OctSun
IBU US team trialsTBATBA
T camp West YellowstoneWY20-27 NovSun-Sun
MN Cup #1Mt I4-DecSun
MN Cup 2/3  Regional Cup 1&2 Mt I10-11 DecSat/Sun
US Y&Jr World Championships Team TrialsTBA27-31 Decweek long

Minnesota Biathlon Cup #8 – Sunday, March 6, 2022 – RESULTS

Hosted by Duluth Biathlon and Snowflake Nordic Ski Area

PLBIBNAMEAgeCategorySTARTFINISHPPSSTAdjFINAL%StNrFINISHBehind
110Selah Binsfeld13<15W0:00:000:47:50.0222060:47:50.01000:47:50.00:00:00
PLBIBNAMEAgeCategorySTARTFINISHPPSSTAdjFINAL%StNrFINISHBehind
111Saylor Landrum18YW0:00:000:44:00.0210140:44:00.01100:44:00.00:00:00
28Maeve Lindsay17YW0:00:000:52:56.03254140:52:56.0800:52:56.00:08:56
34Quinn Trottier17YW0:00:001:07:24.03453151:07:24.0401:07:24.00:23:24
PLBIBNAMEAgeCategorySTARTFINISHPPSSTAdjFINAL%StNrFINISHBehind
15Carson Peterson15<17M0:00:000:38:57.0013260:38:57.0500:38:57.00:00:00
29Eric Anderson15<17M00:00.00:46:24.02233100:46:24.090:46:24.00:07:27
PLBIBNAMEAgeCategorySTARTFINISHPPSSTAdjFINAL%StNrFINISHBehind
13Benjamin Fena17YM0:00:000:45:01.0133290:45:01.0300:45:01.00:00:00
27Noah Besemann17YM0:00:000:45:45.01443120:45:45.0700:45:45.00:00:44
31Owen Fischer17YM0:00:000:53:45.02325120:53:45.0100:53:45.00:08:44
PLBIBNAMEAgeCategorySTARTFINISHPPSSTAdjFINAL%StNrFINISHBehind
16Ethan Livingood20JM0:00:000:40:09.0231170:40:09.0600:40:09.00:00:00
PLBIBNAMEAgeCategorySTARTFINISHPPSSTAdjFINAL%StNrFINISHBehind
12Gregg Pattison59MM0:00:000:45:18.0114170:45:18.0200:45:18.00:00:00
2Pat Lammersen45MM0:00:001:12:21.01:12:21.001:12:21.00:27:03
3Jim Wheeler53MM0:00:001:28:19.04244141:28:19.0001:28:19.00:43:01

UPDATE: Unfortunately there is a big snowstorm with up to 10” snow and with high winds forecast for the Duluth area on Fri night into Saturday night. Looking at driving and racing in those conditions, a decision has been made to delay the race at Snowflake until Sunday with a later start, zeroing at 11:00. Hopefully this works for you. If you have already checked in with me and will be there Sunday, no problem, but if you can’t make it Sunday, please let me know! 

Snowflake has committed to grooming early on Sunday to get ready for the biathlon race. Due to the depth of snow at Snowflake, and the soft edges, Snowflake has asked that all participants and spectators either ski out to the range or use snowshoes on the edges of the trails [not in the tracks, if set] Walking on the edge will not work!! 


Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022

Location: Snowflake Nordic, 4348 Rice Lake Road, Duluth (one mile north of the intersection of the Rice Lake and Arrowhead Roads)

Race Format: Mass Start (PPSS)

Distance:   10 km: All M, F

Registration:  9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Snowflake Chalet

Zero:   11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Race Start:   12:00 AM

Cost:   $20 (cash or check payable to John Gould)

There will be a race for beginners and air rifle biathletes after the main race. Competitors will not carry rifles. This is not a Novice Race and is for MN Biathlon/USBA members only.

Race Format: Mass Start (PP)

Distance:        5 km

Registration: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Snowflake Chalet

Zero:   1:45 PM to 2:15 PM

Race Start:   2:15 PM

Cost:   $20 (cash or check payable to John Gould)

Covid-19: Do not attend the race if you have or recently have had flu symptoms and/or a fever. Masks have to be worn inside the chalet.  

Pre-registration via email to John: jgould1952@yahoo.com necessary!

Questions? Call John Gould at 218-269-2854 

or e-mail: jgould1952@yahoo.com 

2021 – 2022 Winter Schedule updated

For the latest race schedule, check the Current Schedule page.

November 2021 – March 2022 as of Dec 7, 2021

November 2021

November 2021
21-28W Yellowstone Camp
December 2021
5thMt Itasca, MNMN Cup 1
11th/12thMt Itasca, MNMidwest Biathlon Races 1 & 2, MN Cups 2 & 3
19thBlackhawk, WIWI #1
Dec 26 – Jan 1Soldier Hollow, UTYouth and Junior Trials
JANUARY 2022
9thGreen Bay, WIWI #2
15th/16thBlackhawk, WIMidwest Biathlon Races 3 & 4, MN Cups 4 & 5
23rdMcMiller, WIWI #5
29th/30thElk River, MNMidwest Biathlon Races 5 & 6, MN Cups 6 & 7
FEBRUARY 2022
6thMcMiller, WIWI #6
12-17Camp RipleyUS CNGB Guard Championships
13thGreen Bay, WIWI #7
Feb 23 – 27Hayward WIBirkie
Feb 23 – Mar 3Soldier Hollow, UTYouth and Junior Worlds
MARCH 2022
5thDuluth, MNSnowflake Biathlon Race – MN Cup 8
5thBlackhawk, WIWI #8
12th/13thMt Itasca, MNMidwest Biathlon Races 7 & 8, MN Cups 9 & 10
24 -28Lake Placid, NYUSBA Nationals

Note: Dates and events subject to change based on weather, availability and condition of venues and Covid restrictions.

MN Biathlon Training Racing Schedule – April-Dec 2021

April-Dec 2021

April

  • 12 April– begin training plan for 2021-2022

May

  • 8/9 two-day camp Elk River
    Experienced AM and PM- Max 10
    shooting focus Newcomers PM Max 10
  • 15/16 Weekend shooting camp Mt Itasca -optional- housing and food on your own
  • 16 Rifle Fitting / Shooting Clinic Blackhawk Ski Club, Youth and Masters

June

  • 14-20 Weeklong shooting Camp at Mt Itasca, MN, Camping and Breakfast/lunch included
  • 25-27 Shooting and Ski Camp at Blackhawk, Camping available at Blackhawk
  • 26 Safety Certification Class at Blackhawk
  • Sun 27 Daycamp Elk River Max 20
  • Sun 27 Rollerski biathlon race- Elk River

July

  • Sat 17 Day Camp at Wolfpack Biathlon, MN
  • Thurs 22 Rollerski biathlon race- Elk River

August

  • 2-8 National camp and Summer Championships at Jericho VT or Craftsbury Tentative!!
  • Sun 15 Day camp Duluth Snowflake Ski Club
  • Thurs 19 Rollerski biathlon race- Elk River

September

  • 12 Day camp Mt Itasca, MN
  • 11/12 Two Day Camp and Race, Blackhawk Ski Club, Youth and Masters

October

  • 16/17 Day camp Elk River, MN, Fall Festival with Roller Ski Biathlon Race

November

  • Sun 14 Daycamp Elk River
  • 21-28 Thanksgiving camp- West Yellowstone
    incl biathlon race

December

  • 4/5 On snow- Mt Itasca
  • Sun 5 race on snow Mt Itasca MN Cup #1
  • Sun 12 race on snow Mt Itasca MN Cup #2
  • 26-31 Youth and Junior National Team Trials- Soldier Hollow. Race dates to be determined

March 2022

  • 23-27 US National Championships, Lake Placid,NY

Note: Dates and events subject to change based on weather, availability and condition of venues and Covid restrictions. Full winter race schedule for MN and WI will be added at a later date.

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