MN Cup #9 Elk River – RESCHEDULED For SATURDAY, March 3rd – RESULTS

Elk River Winter Biathlon

NEW DATE – Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 1:30 pm

(Previously Sunday, February 25th, 2018)

Woodland Trails Park, Elk River, Minnesota – Directions

Elk River Spring Race – 2018-03-03 – By Event
9.0km (5×1.8km)
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Gangi, Frank Jr YM 1:40 48:16 46:36 +0:00 0 1 3 2 6
2 / 1 Gangi, Frank Sr MM 1:20 48:26 47:06 +0:30 3 2 2 2 9
3 / 1 Jones, Justin N 5:40 54:59 49:19 +2:43 1 1 0 0 2
4 / 2 Cervenka, Matej YM 2:00 51:59 49:59 +3:23 0 3 3 2 8
5 / 2 Del Toro, Joey N 5:20 56:05 50:45 +4:09 3 1 0 0 4
6 / 3 Tessier, Violet N 4:20 1:01:20 57:00 +10:24 1 0 3 0 4
7 / 1 Bosek, Kaisa YW 1:00 59:13 58:13 +11:37 1 1 2 0 4
8 / 4 Ewing, Grace N 5:00 1:09:04 1:04:04 +17:28 1 1 0 4 6
6.6km (2×1.8km, 3x1km)
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Bosek, Ryker B 2:20 47:32 45:12 +0:00 4 2 0 0 6
5.0km (5x1km)
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Beyer, Tom N 2:40 21:51 19:11 +0:00 0 0 2 0 2
2 / 2 Petroff, Ricky N 3:00 22:29 19:29 +0:18 0 0 0 0 0
3 / 3 Christensen, Noah N 3:20 28:20 25:00 +5:49 1 2 0 0 3
4 / 4 Swanson, James N 6:20 33:22 27:02 +7:51 1 0 2 0 3
5 / 5 Thoen, Josh N 6:40 34:15 27:35 +8:24 0 2 0 2 4
6 / 6 Christensen, Eli N 3:40 35:37 31:57 +12:46 1 1 1 1 4
7 / 7 Casey, Aaron N 4:00 36:43 32:43 +13:32 1 1 0 0 2
7 / 7 Saxton, Tim N 4:40 37:23 32:43 +13:32 0 0 0 0 0
9 / 9 Ambrose, Will N 6:00 40:22 34:22 +15:11 4 1 2 2 9
Note: All novice racers (N) shot from the prone position on standing targets.

2018-02-25 Elk River Winter Biathlon Registration

Interval Start, 4 shooting stages
Men – 12km
Women – 9km

Registration opens 12:00 PM
Zero at 12:30 PM
Race starts at 1:30 PM

$10 per racer entry fee, checks payable to Minnesota Biathlon

Volunteers needed for race timing, range control, and setup/teardown. Contact Brian at brian@wrocket.org or 651-366-2952

Sign-up online at  https://goo.gl/forms/bvFHrhBwW6fS0N352  or day-of in-person.

Elk River Biathlon Novice Clinic – February 24-25, 2018

Elk River Biathlon Novice Clinic

February 24-25, 2018
Woodland Trails Biathlon Range, Elk River, Minnesota
20135 Elk Lake Rd NW, Elk River, MN 55330

Saturday: 11:00AM – 1:30PM
Sunday: 12:00PM – 1:00PM, immediately after the race for experienced biathletes.
Come early to spectate!

Cost: $50 for the Saturday clinic, additional $10 for optional Sunday race

What you’ll do:

on Saturday

  • Rifle safety and basic operation.
  • Shooting practice from the prone position.
  • An untimed “race” with 4 shooting stages to apply your newly acquired shooting skills.
  • Attending on Saturday is mandatory for participants.

on Sunday

  • Another novice-only race, greater in length and difficulty than Saturday’s practice race.
  • This race will be timed and have published results.
  • The race will follow after the race for more experienced athletes. Come early to watch some top competitors!
  • Sunday’s events are only available to folks who attended Saturday’s clinic.

What to bring:

  • Personal ski gear. Skate equipment is strongly preferred.
  • Bring at least one pair of gloves (not mittens or “lobster” mitts) as biathlon rifles require finger dexterity. A few pairs are better!
  • Lunch and/or snacks for yourself.
  • Water.
  • A positive attitude!

This clinic is currently capped at 15 participants. Participants beyond that will be placed on a wait list and will be notified prior to the event if space has opened up.

If you have signed up but cannot attend, please notify Brian (contact info at the bottom of the form) so we can open your slot for another attendee.

Please note that there is no water, warming, or bathroom access at the shooting range. There is a toilet located at the parking lot, a few minutes of skiing or walking from the range area.

Questions? Contact Brian at brian@minnesotabiathlon.com or 651-366-2952.

Note: We have reached the 15-person registration cap but we are still accepting registrations for the wait list. Register online: https://goo.gl/forms/xKGb69OsEn6ryYRC2

21st Fall Festival Recap – Results

Hi Everyone-
Today we held our final roller ski biathlon race of the year at Elk River on the Woodland Trails. Despite the snow earlier in the week and the falling leaves, the course was in the best shape we have seen since July. Thanks to Chad Bouley and his #1 son, the leaves and debris were blown off yesterday pm and this morning only a few dry leaves were floating around. With the snowy trees in the background, it was a fitting transition into winter. The forecast showed only a slight chance of precipitation, but actually the air stayed dry with temps in the lower 30’s. Roller skis are not the fastest at that temp, but slowly warmed up as the morning progressed.

https://photo.wrocket.org/2017/fall_festival/

Elk River Fall Festival – 2017-10-29 – By Event
11.4km
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total Notes
1 / 1 Ellingson, Jakob SM 1:10 42:14 41:04 +0:00 3 3 2 1 9
2 / 1 Christiansen, Cam JM 1:00 42:56 41:56 +0:52 2 3 1 1 7
9.3 km
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total Notes
1 / 1 Ellingson, Siena SW 1:20 37:43 36:23 +0:00 3 1 1 1 6
2 / 2 Guthrie, Hanne SW 1:30 39:07 37:37 +1:14 2 1 2 3 8 Skied one extra penalty loop.
3 / 1 Watson, Emma YW 1:50 41:20 39:30 +3:07 0 2 0 0 2
4 / 2 Bosek, Kaisa YW 1:40 42:32 40:52 +4:29 1 1 0 1 3
5 / 3 Bouley, Cheresa YW 2:00 46:03 44:03 +7:40 2 1 2 1 6
7.2km
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total Notes
1 / 1 Bosek, Ryker B 2:10 42:01 39:51 +0:00 3 2 2 3 10
2 / 1 Watson, Lucy G 2:20 43:45 41:25 +1:34 2 3 4 1 10

 

In the Men’s and Jr Men’s 11.4 km category, Jakob Ellingson, Mt Itasca Biathlon and National Guard Biathlon, overcame some range problems to take down Cam Christiansen, NNW.

In the Women’s 9.3 km category, Siena Ellingson, Mt Itasca Biathlon and National Guard Biathlon, slowly pulled away from Hanne Guthrie, NNW, especially in the final standing stages.

In the Youth Women’s 9.3 Km race, Emma Watson, Duluth Biathlon and top shooter of the day, missed only 2 shots of the 20, to hold off Kaisa Bosek, Wolfpack Biathlon of Alexandria, who was the second best shooter with 3 misses. Cheresa Bouley, NNW, improved her shooting immensely today, but suffered a broken wheel on one of her skis so you could hear her coming each time she approached the range! She finally had to finish the race running in her ski boots. Good Luck at the State Cross Country Running meet later in the week!!

And In the Boys/Girls 7.2 km event, Ryker Bosek, Wolfpack, shooting all prone on prone targets managed to stay ahead of Lucy Watson, Duluth Biathlon, who was shooting prone and standing—both with 10 misses.

The next race in MN will be MNCup #1 on the 10th of Dec at Mt Itasca on manmade snow!!

Bill Meyer

21st Annual Fall Festival Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race – Sunday, Oct 29, 2017

21st Annual Fall Festival Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

  • Sunday, October 29, 2017
  • Elk River Biathlon Range  – Directions
  • 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.

2017 21st Annual Fall Festival 10_29_17 Registration

Good Morning!!

Attached is the Invitation for the last roller ski race of the season. We skied at Elk River yesterday and after we got the leaves blown off, the pavement was clean. Better than mid summer!! We will begin blowing about 8:30 if anyone has a packpack blower and would like to jump in.

Sharpen your pole tips—it is getting cool enough now that it takes a sharp point to grip on the harder surface. Also a good time to check over your rifle and be sure all the parts are snugged up and secure!! [Leave the trigger screws alone!!!]  If you have been having problems zeroing with multiple adjustments before the group will move, you should get into your rear sight and lightly lube it and brush it with a small brush as you move it back and forth—up and down. Count out 50 clicks one way—then go 100 the other way—and back 50 to leave it about where you started. Scrub a lot!! But very light on a thin oil..

You will have to remove the blinder and sight extender to do this. Be sure you get them back right…

You should plan to race in racing clothes—not baggy sweat shirts, floppy shorts that catch the wind, sweat pants etc. And wear gloves—same as a winter race…

So plan on attending and please let me know by Wed PM so I can set up a tentative start list.

Thanks,
Bill Meyer, Coach

Midwest Regional Intensity/Biathlon Camp 19-22 Oct, 2017

Midwest Regional Biathlon Camp
October 19-22, 2017
Mt. Itasca/ Grand Rapids / Elk River, MN

This camp will focus on the specific biathlon training – fast shooting drills, hard combo intervals, additional physical testing( uphill test, rollerski time-trial)

Dates: Thursday, October 19 at 10:00AM, [meeting at Mt. Itasca]  through Sunday, October 22, at 11:00AM at Mt. Itasca or 12:00 PM Elk River.

Note: For those interested, there will be an option to move part of the camp to Elk River on Sunday to workout on the paved trails. Please let both Vlad and me know ASAP: a] if you plan to attend the camp, b] what days you will be there, c] if you want to finish with Sunday at Elk River.

Schedule:

Thu 19- 10 AM: Shooting drills + shooting tests

        2 PM : Combo Intervals 6-8x 5 min

Fri 20 –   8AM : Uphill test

        10AM : Shooting drills, easy combo

        3PM  : Rollerski distance+ technique 2h

Sat 21-   8AM : Rollerski timetrial or intervals( meeting at Fairgrounds)

        3PM : Strength combo shooting, shooting drills

Sun 22-  9AM : Combo shooting/ timetrials [Vlad]

        or  – 10:00 AM Elk River—Combo shooting/ Time trials  [Bill]

What to bring: You will need 1 brick of ammo, running shoes, several  set of clothing, rollerski equipment and helmet, water bottle carrier.

Housing and foodON Your OWN!!!! Possible to camp at Mt. Itasca.

Cost : $ 20/ day   for coaching and usage of  Mt. Itasca ( free for Mt. Itasca athletes)

Please let me know who is coming ( outside the Mt. Itasca athletes)

Thanks,
Vlad

Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race – Sunday, Sept 24, 2017 – RESULTS

Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

 Sunday, September 24, 2017 – Race Announcement 9_24_17

Images from Bryan Wray: https://photo.wrocket.org/2017/september_elk_river_summer_biathlon/

RESULTS & Images below

Elk River Summer Biathlon – 2017-09-24 – By Event
11.4km
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Ellingson, Jakob SM 1:00 36:14 35:14 +0:00 1 1 0 0 2
2 / 2 Dahlberg, Jake SM 1:10 43:33 42:23 +7:09 3 3 3 1 10
3 / 1 Stertz, Sam YM 1:30 46:59 45:29 +10:15 2 1 3 2 8
4 / 1 Peterson, Paul MM 1:20 52:58 51:38 +16:24 2 2 5 2 11
5 / 3 Plantenberg, Kort SM 1:40 1:13 59:33 +24:19 1 2 2 2 7
9.3km
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Ellingson, Siena SW 1:50 36:28 34:38 +0:00 1 1 2 1 5
2 / 1 Stertz, Emma YW 2:10 37:15 35:05 +0:27 0 2 0 1 3
3 / 1 Bosek, Kaisa G 2:20 41:24 39:04 +4:26 3 1 1 0 5
4 / 2 Guthrie, Hanne SW 2:00 41:32 39:32 +4:54 1 3 3 3 10
5 / 2 Watson, Emma YW 2:40 44:38 41:58 +7:20 1 1 0 1 3
6 / 3 Bouley, Cheresa YW 2:30 50:02 47:32 +12:54 3 2 4 3 12
7.1km
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Lau, Aiden YMN 3:00 36:45 33:45 +0:00 5 5 5 5 20
Shot prone-on-standing last two stages. Need shooting results.
2 / 1 Bosek, Ryker BN 2:50 42:40 39:50 +6:05 3 2 4 2 11
Shot prone-on-prone all four stages.
3 / 1 Watson, Lucy G 3:10 44:28 41:18 +7:33 1 0 5 3 9

 

76     Jakob Ellingson, Mt Itasca Biathlon Grand Rapids,  [Hopkins]
102    Jake Dahlberg  MN National Guard, Duluth {Ely]
352    Paul Peterson  MN Natiional Guard, Hastings
353    Sam Stertz    Mt Itasca, Grand Rapids
354    Kort Plantenberg, MN Guard, [St Cloud]
4580  Siena Ellingson, Mt Itasca Biathlon, US Biathlon Team,  Grand Rapids, [Hopkins]
4677  Hanne Guthrie, NNW, Duluth [Chanhassen]
6788   Emma Stertz, Mt Itasca Biathlon, Grand Rapids
6764   Kaisa Bosek, Wolfpack Biathlon, Alexandria
6776   Cheresa Bouley, NNW, Zimmerman
6809  Emma Watson, Duluth Biathlon, Duluth
7536  Ryker Bosek, Wolfpack, Alexandria
7537  Aiden Lau, MN Guard…?
7541  Lucy Watson, Duluth Biathlon, Duluth

 

  • Men – 11.4K (5 Medium loops)
  • Women – 9.3K (3 Medium / 2 Short loops)
  • Boys / Girls – 7.1 K (1 Medium / 4 Short loops)
    • PPSS with Penalty Loops
    • 10 second interval starts 
  • Registration 9:30 AM
    • Please have your paperwork and payment complete before you come to the range.
  • Zero – 10:00 AM
  • Race Start – 11:00 AM
  • Cost – $10.00 (Cheap!)
    • Make checks payable to Minnesota Biathlon
  • Volunteers needed!! Please call Brian to volunteer.
  • Any questions? – Call Brian Wray at 651-366-2952