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]

Club Rifles Due to be Turned In

Hi Everyone,

Please note if you have a MN Biathlon rifle or one belonging to a coach, they are due to be turned in to the coaches asap.

Vlad in Grand Rapids
Steve or Eric in Duluth
Jeff in Alexandria
Julie in Elk River
Bill in Nisswa.

Thanks for getting this done. Be sure the rifle is spotless and call our attention to any problems with it.

Also, please let me know if you would like to lease a rifle again next year. We are tentatively short of rifles looking ahead, and will be applying some additional criteria to leases next season.

Coaches, please take the time to clean the rifles again, and then let me know when you have all collected and what you have in hand. If we need replacement parts for worn items, let me know. Damaged parts should be replaced by the athlete.

Also please find attached the tentative Spring/Summer/Fall schedule for this coming training year starting on April 15th. If you have not yet received a training plan from me, and want one, please let me know.

Thanks, and Look forward to the next year’s Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach

Club Rifles Due to be turned in

Please note if you have a MN Biathlon rifle or one belonging to a coach, they are due to be turned in to the coaches asap.

Vlad in Grand Rapids
Steve or Eric in Duluth
Jeff in Alexandria
Julie in Elk River
Bill in Nisswa.

Thanks for getting this done. Be sure the rifle is spotless and call our attention to any problems with it.

Also, please let me know if you would like to lease a rifle again next year. We are tentatively short of rifles looking ahead, and will be applying some additional criteria to leases next season.

Coaches, please take the time to clean the rifles again, and then let me know when you have all collected and what you have in hand. If we need replacement parts for worn items, let me know. Damaged parts should be replaced by the athlete.

Also please find attached the tentative Spring/Summer/Fall schedule for this coming training year starting on April 15th. If you have not yet received a training plan from me, and want one, please let me know.

Thanks, and Look forward to the next year’s Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach

MN Biathlon Cup #5 Snowflake, March 9, 2019 – RESULTS

Hosted by Duluth Biathlon and Snowflake Nordic

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Place: Snowflake Nordic, Duluth

Race results from yesterday! Good turnout considering the weather reports. Storm definitely came in, but was fortunately a few hours late. A group of novices also participated.
– Bill Meyer

MN Cup #5 — March 9, 2019 — Snowflake Nordic, Duluth
11K Mass Start
PlaceNameCategoryTimeBackPPSSTotal
1Paul SchommerSM35:040:0000112
2Gabe RaguseJM37:2102:1722329
3Ryker BosekB44:5709:53342312
4Gregg PattisonMM47:5312:4921317
5Tim SaxtonSM1:00:3625:3220226
9.5km Mass Start
1Kaisa BosekG37:160:0030205
2Cheresa BouleyYF40:3303:1722307
3Clara KramerG42:0804:52423312
4Lucy WatsonG44:0806:5222228
5Emma WatsonYF46:5009:3451219
6Holly HansonMW60:0322:47445316

Experienced racers

Distance: 9.5k or 11k Format: Mass start, PPSS Registration: 9:45 AM Zero: 10:15 AM
Race start: 11:00 AM

Cost: $10 (cash or check)

Novice event

Bring skiing gear, ammunition will be provided

Shooting clinic start: 12:00-12:15 (after the experienced racers finish) Novice race start: 1:00

Cost: $20 (cash or check)

Questions?
Contact duluthbiathlon@gmail.com or call Eric Watson at (218) 269-0931

Minnesota Biathlon 2018/2019 Winter Schedule

Minnesota Biathlon 2018/2019 Winter Schedule

October
Saturday Oct 20th. Training day at Elk River [please contact Bill Meyer if you are interested!]
Sunday Oct 21st Biathlon race, Elk River, 10:00 zero-

November
Nov 17th-25th T camp at West Yellowstone-including a biathlon race there

December
Sunday Dec 9th- Biathlon race Mt Itasca
Sunday Dec 16th Biathlon race Mt Itasca
15th/16th CXC JNQ in Michigan
22/23 CXC JNQ Madison- sprints
Fri Dec 28th Biathlon Trials Official training Soldier Hollow UT
Sat-Mon- Dec 29th-31st Biathlon Trials races UT

January
Sat Jan 5th- Mesabi Invite hs
Sunday Jan 13th Biathlon race Elk River
19/20 CXC JNQ Cable WI
25th-4 Feb- YJr Worlds Slovakia

February
Saturday 2nd Feb, Biathlon race Nisswa
4th-8th Section races hs
14th State meet hs
16/17 CXC JNQ Mpls

March
Sun 3rd of March, Biathlon race Snowflake, Duluth
Sun 10th of March Biathlon race Mt Itasca
28-31 Mar US Biathlon Nationals- eastern venue to be announced.

Notice: Changes to race schedule for MNCup #7 at Snowflake

Hi Everyone,

Today I have been in touch with the Duluth organizers and lastly with John Gould. Based on the forecasts with overnight temps below zero and highs in the single digits in the pm on Sunday, we will revise the race schedule Sunday as follows:

noon to 1:00 –Registration at the Chalet—[can change there, but must remove all gear by 1:00—reserved by the Youth Ski League in pm]

Zero at 1:00
Race at 2:00

We will continue to watch the weather, but provided the forecast doesn’t change, we will proceed. In any case we will use the afternoon schedule.

Any questions, please get in touch. If you have not already done so, please let me know if you are coming.

Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon