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]

MN Biathlon 2019/2020 Spring/Summer/Fall Schedule

APRIL

Mon – 4/15/19:  Begin 19/20   Training Plan

MAY

Fri Eve- Sun – 5/17-5/19:  Weekend Shooting Camp- Mt Itasca-leased rifle issuing/fitting

JUNE

Wed-Sun – 6/19 -6/23:  Mt Itasca Midwest Shooting Camp; Cross Bia race

Tue- Thurs – 6/25-6/27:  Elk River continuation Shooting Camp – time trial on rs

JULY

Thurs eve7/18MN/ER RS Biathlon race #1

AUGUST

Thurs eve 8/8MN/ER RS Biathlon race #2

Sun- Sun – 8/11-8/18:  Vermont National Camp  & Nat RS Bia Championship races

SEPTEMBER

Sun9/15MN/ER RS Biathlon race #3

OCTOBER

Sat-Sun –  10/19- 10/20:  Elk River Camp & MN/ER RS Bia race #4

NOVEMBER

Sun-Sun – 11/24-12/1:  Thanksgiving camp West Yellowstone & Biathlon race

Training plans are coming out currently. Let me know if you want a plan—divided into B/G; YJr; Advanced; and marathon skier categories plus adjusted by annual volume goals.  To qualify for a plan you must be an active member of MN Biathlon.

Also please note: If you intend to lease a rifle from MNBiathlon this year, you will need to agree to attend most of the MN races including those in bold print above plus 6-7 winter MNCup races.

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 Cup #4 Elk River – Sat, March 2, 2019 – RESULTS

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and  Twin Cities Biathlon

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019

Photos from Brian Wray: https://photo.wrocket.org/2019/elk_river_winter_biathlon/

Elk River Winter Biathlon – 9km Interval Start – 2019-03-02 – By Event
Place / ClassNameCategoryStartFinishOverallBackPPSSTotal
1 / 1Bosek, RykerB1:3045:4044:10+0:0011226
2 / 1Bosek, KaisaG2:3047:0444:34+0:2401012
3 / 1Del Toro, JosephYM1:0047:0046:00+1:50432211
4 / 1Hegg, StormyYW4:0050:4846:48+2:38231410
5 / 1Pattison, GregMM4:3054:2649:56+5:4611226
6 / 2Grant, ConnorB5:0055:0950:09+5:5911529
7 / 2Grant, Jackson*YM3:3053:4550:15+6:05152210
8 / 2Watson, LucyG3:0056:0853:08+8:5811204
9 / 3Swanson, EliottB5:3058:4753:17+9:07234514
*Technical issues with rifle.
  • 10km Interval Start (10 seconds apart)
    • PPSS with Penalty Loops
    • Exact race distances to be determined
  • Registration 11:30 AM
  • Zero – 12:00 Noon
  • Race Start – 12:45 PM
  • Cost –
    • $10.00 or FREE if you stay and help with the Novice race 
    • Make checks payable to Minnesota Biathlon
  • Volunteers needed!!  Please call Brian Wray to volunteer or with any questions – 651-366-2952.
  • Racing? – E-mail Bill Meyer at wmeyer@nisswa.net to get your name on the start list.

Novice Biathlon Clinic Elk River Saturday 2nd of March

“The registration cap for this event has been reached. Stay tuned to this website for further novice clinics at the Duluth and Mt. Itasca venues.”

See the revised schedule below:

Hi Everyone-
Here is a signup sheet for the Novice Clinic to be held at the Elk River Range on Saturday the 2nd of March, 2019.

10:00 Novice clinic begins on the range at Woodland Trails –[1 km from the parking lot—so allow time to get out there]
11:00 Experienced athletes will zero- Novices observe procedure and actual race
11:45 approx Experience athletes will race
1:00 pm Novice race

https://goo.gl/forms/SzB465mCPw8Sfa1w2

Space will be very limited. We will try to keep a measured number of slots open for those under age 20. Please get in touch with Brian Wray at brian.the.wray@gmail.com for more information. There will also likely be Novice Clinics held in conjunction with the upcoming races on the 9th of March at Snowflake and the 16th of March at Mt Itasca.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

22nd Annual Fall Festival Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race – Sun, Oct 21, 2018 – RESULTS

22nd Annual Fall Festival – Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Photos from Brian Wray

Elk River Rollerski Biathlon – 2018-10-21 – By Event
11.4km
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Beckrich, Garrett YM 1:00 37:55 36:55 +0:00 2 2 1 0 5
2 / 1 Raguse, Gabe JM 1:10 41:48 40:38 +3:43 2 2 2 4 10
3 / 2 Stertz, Sammy YM 1:20 45:00 43:40 +6:45 2 2 1 4 9
4 / 1 Pattison, Greg MM 2:30 52:02 49:32 +12:37 3 2 1 4 10
5 / 2 Saxton, Tim MM 2:40 1:14:06 1:11:26 +34:31 1 4 3 2 10
9.3km
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Bosek, Kaisa YW 1:30 38:21 36:51 +0:00 1 0 1 2 4
2 / 1 Cervenka, Matej OB 2:10 42:47 40:37 +3:46 2 2 1 4 9
3 / 2 Watson, Emma YW 1:50 42:53 41:03 +4:12 1 3 1 1 6
4 / 2 Bosek, Ryker OB 2:20 45:26 43:06 +6:15 1 2 4 4 11
5 / 1 Watson, Lucy OG 2:00 45:38 43:38 +6:47 1 2 3 3 9
6.7km
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Hegg, Stormy YW 1:40 33:44 32:04 +0:00 2 1 3 1 7

 

Registration: 2018 22nd Annual Fall Festival 10_13_18

  • 7.1 / 9.3 / 11.4km Interval Start (10 seconds apart)
    • Boys / Girls – 1 medium + 4 short loops
    • Women – 3 medium + 2 short loops
    • Men – 5 medium loops
    • PPSS with Penalty Loops
  • Registration 9:30 AM
  • Zero – 10:00 AM
  • Race Start – 11:00 AM
  • Cost – $10.00 (Cheap!)
    • Make checks payable to Minnesota Biathlon
  • Volunteers needed!! Please call Brian Wray to volunteer or with any questions – 651-366-2952.
  • Racing? – E-mail Bill Meyer at wmeyer@nisswa.net to get your name on the start list.