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

Last minute fun event in Nisswa

The past few days I have skied every morning at the ARB between the groomer breaking up the crust and the softening conditions when the sun and 45F temps take over. It has been great!!

So today I stopped over to the Nisswa range on my way home. For the most part we have 8” or so of crusty snow on the trails. I was able to ski most of the loop on top of the crust and look over the rest, with one small area going through the gate needing some shovel work and some rerouting around a couple of big puddles. Over a foot of snow off trail.

My groomer is back, so on Saturday am early we will groom the trails. You are invited to come down/over/up for a 9:30 zero.

If 2 show up we will have a good practice with a lot of easy combos
If 3-4 show up we will have some fun drills head to head
If 5 + show up we will have a 4.5km sprint race maybe followed by a single mixed [up] relay on a really short course.

So let me know if you are interested! Should be the nicest training weather of the year! And skiing is FAST. Put a lot of structure in your skis—or let me know and I will bring a bench and riller to the range. The wax is almost irrelevant.

Thanks—and Enjoy a little extra Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

Nisswa Time Trial/Open House – Sat, Feb 23 – RESULTS

Yesterday we had a training session culminating in a time trial scaled by age/experience:

10 km
Jackson Grant 10 penalties 45:59
Connor Grant 9 penalties 49:45 [no carry]
Zean Baker 1,2,3,2 50:00

5.5 km
Jordan Fellbaum 13 penalties 38:52

1.5 km sprint [prone on standing x 2]
Kaylee Tipple – 2,0 14:37
Aspen Berg 3,0 15:10

I think a good time was had by all!! Weather was great!

Yesterday we started grooming the trails at the range. Several weeks of accumulation. Went well—this was the beginning..looked almost normal when the groomer left. He will be back early in the am to touch things up and pack any snow we get tonight.

The “open house range ” will start at 1:00 and include some safety instructions for any newcomers, a chance to shoot a biathlon rifle, and for anyone interested, a chance to do an informal time trial.
Distance choices will be 3.3, 5.5 7.5 or 10.0 km and targets for shooting will vary by skill level. Most newcomers will shoot prone off of a support at the normal standing target.

Cost is $10 for newcomers, no charge for MNBiathlon members.

There are no facilities at the Nisswa range. If you would like to stop at my house to change or use the bathroom, here is the address. The door will be open:
6054 Shady Acres Court
Nisswa, MN

The address for the range is
24757 Charmin Ave
Nisswa, MN

This will be a casual event. You can arrive anytime after 1:00 and we will try to fit you in. Starts for the time trial will be random clock times [no race clock] and you can do the course you select [plus shooting and penalty loops Smile] at your own pace. A finish clock time will be kept and your timetrial time will be sent out in the evening.

So different format for sure!
Please let me know if you plan to attend if you have not already done so [about 10 so far- mix of experienced and novices]

Enjoy the Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach

MN Cup #3 – NISSWA – Sun, Jan 13th, 2019 – RESULTS

MNCup #3 Biathlon Event Held at Nisswa

On Sunday, NNW Biathlon hosted MNCup#3 at the Nisswa range. Two events were held, a 4.5 km Sprint with 2 shooting stages followed by a 5 km Pursuit Format with 4 times in the range. In a Format event the start times are deducted from the time over the finish line.

In the Sprint, Little Falls Sophmore Jackson Grant, NNW, dominated in the Men’s side shooting 0,2 and finishing in 14:38. In second was Hunter Zupko, National Guard, also Little Falls, shooting 3,2 and finishing in 16:33.

In the Women’s field, Stormy Hegg, Wolfpack, Alexandria was first with 2,3 shooting finishing in 18:36. Emma Watson, Duluth Biathlon, shot 2,2 and finished in 18:56 for a close second.

In the Boy’s field, Ryker Bosek, Wolfpack, held off Connor Grant, NNW, with Bosek shooting 3,5 and outskiing Grant who shot 4,3, with Bosek finishing 36 sec ahead.

In the Girls field, Lucy Watson, Duluth Biathlon, shot 4,3 and finished in 22:43

In the Pursuit Format, the order of start was the order of finish in the Sprint. Zupko, shooting 1,3,2,1 outshot J Grant, 1,2,4,3 to edge him out by 15 sec, 23:25 to Grants 23:40.

In the Women’s side Hegg held on to the lead shooting 2,2,3,0 and outskiing E Watson who shot 2,1,1,2 with Hegg finishing 2:15 in front.

In the Boy’s event, Bosek, 0,1,3,3 again held off C Grant 1,1,2,3 with Bosek finishing just 39 sec ahead.

Complete results are attached.

Final results MNCup #3Sprint
NAMECLASSSTARTPSFIN TIMERACE TIMECLASS PLACEOVERALL PLACE
Jackson GrantYM05:30.00220:08** 14:38.011
Hunter ZupkoJM03:00.03219:33.016:33.012
Zean BakerSM02:00.01319:03.017:03.013
Derek LindblomSM03:30.02521:17.017:47.024
Joey DelToroYM01:00.01318:55.017:55.025
Evan IngebrigtsenMM02:30.00120:52.018:22.016
Stormy HeggYW01:30.02320:06.018:36.017
Emma WatsonYW04:00.022?22:56.018:56.028
Ryker BosekBOY04:30.03524:27.019:57.019
Connor GrantBOY00:30.04321:03.020:33.0210
Lucy WatsonGIRL05:00.04327:43.022:43.0111
Tim SaxtonSM00:00.02324:27.024:27.0312
Jeff DufreneSM06:00.03233:22.027:22.0413
** 26 sec wait for target
BIATHLON START LIST- PURSUIT
NAMESTARTPPSSTFIN TIMERACE TIMECLASS PLACEOVERALL PLACECLASS
Hunter Zupko00:10.01321723:35.023:25.011JM
Jackson Grant00:00.012431023:40.023:40.012YM
Zean Baker00:20.01131624:35.024:15.013SM
Stormy Hegg01:00.02230726:39.025:39.014YW
Derek Lindblom00:30.034121026:45.026:15.025SM
Ryker Bosek01:20.00133727:55.026:35.016BOY
Conner Grant**01:30.01123728:44.027:14.027BOY
 Emma Watson01:10.02112629:04.027:54.028YW
Evan Ingebrigtsen**00:50.01122629:05.028:15.019MM
Joey DelToro00:40.021441128:56.028:16.0210YM
 Tim Saxton01:40.02201532:23.030:43.0311SM
Jeff Defrene01:50.043431440:42.038:52.0412SM
**time adjusted for no target