2020/2021 MN Biathlon Spring/Summer/Fall Schedule

Weekend shooting camp at Mt Itasca to kick off the New year—15-17 May

Week long June camp at Mt Itasca—15-21 June 

Followup short week camp at Elk River on roller skis—27 June – 1 July

August Vermont camp and Summer Nationals—1 Aug to 9 August. Races 8/9 Aug. 

Summer roller ski races at ER: 

  • Thurs 25 June [between camps]
  • Thurs 16 July 
  • Thurs 13 August
  • Fall Fest 17/18 Oct [camp on Saturday race on Sunday] 

Elk River Biathlon Novice Clinic – Saturday, Feb 29th, 2020

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

  • 11:00AM:​ Come see experienced biathletes compete at a 9km, 5-lap race from a close-up, range-side view.
  • 12:00PM – 12:45: Mandatory ​safety instruction and rifle practice.
  • 1:00PM: ​Untimed, low-key 2.4km race. Three ski laps, two shooting stages!

Woodland Trails Biathlon Range – Directions

$40 / participant

In-person cash or check made out to Minnesota Biathlon.

What’s Included

  • Rifle safety and marksmanship instruction.
  • Shooting practice.
  • A low-key, non-technical, and untimed “race” to test out your new skills.
  • Rifles and ammunition will be provided by the club.

Prerequisites

  • Parental permission if under the age of 18.
    • For participants under the age of 14, a parent ​must ​be present during the clinic.
  • Basic cross-country ski proficiency.
    • You don’t have to be fast!
    • You should be able to ski a few kilometers and negotiate easy hills and turns.
  • There is no minimum age to register, but:
    • The rifles will be adult-sized.
    • Attendees ​must ​be able to listen and carefully follow coach directions for the duration of the clinic.

What to Bring

  • Skis, poles, and boots.
    • Skate gear is strongly preferred, but classic can work.
  • Gloves. Mittens will interfere with riflery.
  • Appropriate clothing to the weather.
  • A snack.
  • A positive attitude!

Interested? Have questions? Contact Brian Wray at brian@minnesotabiathlon.com, or sign-up online (save some paper!) at https://forms.gle/tmB1xCWX3vcfmBVGA

MNCup #5 – Elk River Biathlon Saturday, Feb 29th, 2020

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

Woodland Trails Biathlon Range – Directions

9km – All Divisions

5 laps of the famed and thrilling 1.8km “Scouring Rush” loop. 4 shooting stages, PPSS.

Registration @ 9:30 AM

Please have your paperwork filled out beforehand.
Either print and complete the second page of this announcement below or online at https://forms.gle/vpUPqrbVFxMnm6eS9

Zero @ 10:00 AM Race Start @ 11:00 AM

Time-trial start, 10 second interval.

$10 / racer

Cash or check made out to Minnesota Biathlon

Race for free!

Stay after the race and lend a hand (and rifle) to the novice clinic that will run from noon until 1:30pm. All helpers will have their race fees waived.

Racing?

Contact Bill Meyer at ​wmeyer@nisswa.net​, or sign-up online at: https://forms.gle/vpUPqrbVFxMnm6eS9

Elk River Biathlon Novice Clinic – Sunday, Jan 12, 2020

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

  • 11:00AM:​ Come see experienced biathletes compete at a 9km, 5-lap race from a close-up, range-side view.
  • 12:00PM – 12:45: Mandatory ​safety instruction and rifle practice.
  • 1:00PM: ​Untimed, low-key 2.4km race. Three ski laps, two shooting stages!

Woodland Trails Biathlon Range – Directions

$40 / participant
In-person cash or check made out to Minnesota Biathlon.

What’s Included
● Rifle safety and marksmanship instruction.
● Shooting practice.
● A low-key, non-technical, and untimed “race” to test our your new skills.
● Rifles and ammunition will be provided by the club.

Prerequisites
● Parental permission if under the age of 18.
○ For participants under the age of 14, a parent ​must ​be present during the clinic.
● Basic cross-country ski proficiency.
○ You don’t have to be fast!
○ You should be able to ski a few kilometers and negotiate easy hills and turns.
● There is no minimum age to register, but:
○ The rifles will be adult-sized.
○ Attendees ​must ​be able to listen and carefully follow coach directions for the duration of the clinic.

What to Bring
● Skis, poles, and boots.
○ Skate gear strongly preferred, but classic can work.
● Gloves. Mittens will interfere with riflery.
● Appropriate clothing to the weather.
● A snack.
● A positive attitude!

Interested? Have questions?
Contact Brian Wray at brian@minnesotabiathlon.com, or sign-up online (save some paper!) at https://forms.gle/nBgB4xB3d7489h69A

MNCup #3 – Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at Elk River – RESULTS

Elk River Biathlon Sunday, January 12th, 2020
Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

Elk River January Biathlon – 2020-01-12 – By Event
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Ellingson, Jake SM 1:10 32:52 31m 42s 0m 0s 2 2 0 1 5
2 / 2 Baker, Zean SM 1:20 37:18 35m 58s 4m 16s 1 2 2 1 6
3 / 1 Grant, Connor B 1:50 38:13 36m 23s 4m 41s 2 1 2 0 5
4 / 1 Grant, Jackson YM 1:00 37:48 36m 48s 5m 6s 4 4 3 2 13
5 / 2 Bean, Parker B 1:30 39:08 37m 38s 0ms 5m 56s 0ms 3 1 1 3 8
6 / 3 Mattison, Dietrich B 1:40 42:01 40m 21s 0ms 8m 39s 0ms 1 2 4 5 12
7 / 1 Bouley, Cheresa JW 2:10 45:20 43m 10s 0ms 11m 28s 0ms 2 3 4 4 13
8 / 1 Torresani, Julia G 2:40 46:00 43m 20s 0ms 11m 38s 0ms 1 3 4 1 9
9 / 2 Landrum, Saylor G 2:30 48:03 45m 33s 13m 51s 4 2 3 3 12
10 / 3 LaHammer, Audrey G 2:00 55:10 53m 10s 21m 28s 3 3 4 4 14

Woodland Trails Biathlon Range – Directions

9km – All Divisions
5 laps of the famed and thrilling 1.8km “Scouring Rush” loop.
4 shooting stages, PPSS.

Registration @ 9:30 AM

Please have your paperwork filled out beforehand.
Either print and complete the second page of this announcement or online at https://forms.gle/93exZsTR9XEibxNv9

Zero @ 10:00 AM
Race Start @ 11:00 AM
Time-trial start, 10 second interval.

$10 / racer
Cash or check made out to Minnesota Biathlon

Race for free!
Stay after the race and lend a hand (and rifle) to the novice clinic that will run from noon until 1:30pm. All helpers will have their race fees waived.

Racing?
Contact Bill Meyer at ​wmeyer@nisswa.net​, or sign-up online at: https://forms.gle/93exZsTR9XEibxNv9