MN Cup #6 at Mt. Itasca – Saturday, March 16, 2019 – RESULTS – PHOTOS

Hosted by Mt. Itasca Nordic Ski Association
Photos from Daniel S. Guay, CD, President/Head Coach, Lake Superior Biathlon

Biathlon Results: Mass Start, 3.16.2019
7.5K Mass Start (5×1.5K)
1GAubrey Smith212036:40
2GLucy WatsonO32337:21
1BRyker Bosek101229:55
2BMatej Cervenka243033:02
3BConnor Grant333336:01
4BJoel Haering 343237:17
1YWKaisa Bosek410029:35
2YWStormy Hegg101029:58
3YWAnnika VirenO12331:43
4YWEmma Watson102033:57
5YWElsa Viren123434:02
10K Mass Start (5x2K)
1YMGarrett Beckrich122332:12
2YMSam Stertz222336:26
3YMJackson Grant222237:48
4YMFrank Gangi113243:55
1JMGabe Raguse221436:18
1SMPaul SchommerO11129:29
2SMJacob Dalberg37:25
3SMTim Saxton112459:43
4K Sprint – Novice Race
114GSanny GangiOO18:33
212GKytalin Smith1220:27
314GTeresa Bitzan1120:54
118MZach Fouguerer – Skoe1116:02
229MJordan Fellbaum1019:38
316MAidan HagenOO20:53
435MRyan Gaalswyk1221:24
543MChris Hagen1122:32

Date:               Saturday March 16, 2019

Place:             Mt. Itasca, Coleraine

Race Format: Mass Start (PPSS)

Distance:       Women- 7.5k

                       Men – 10k

                       Novice race- 4k

Registration:   9:00 AM –  9:55 AM ( day registration only)

Zero:              10:00 AM – 10:30AM

Race Start:    10:45 AM – Mass Start

                      11:30 AM Novice safety instruction and practice

                      11:45 Start of Novice race

Cost:             $20 (cash or check payable to MINSA)

Questions?  call Vlad 218 256 8323   or e-mail

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
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)

Contact or call Eric Watson at (218) 269-0931

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:

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 to get your name on the start list.

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

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

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 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.

Bill Meyer, Coach

MNCup revised schedule

After spending most of the week trying to put together a race this coming weekend, we have decided that wasn’t going to work. The Elk River venue didn’t get enough snow to revive the trails, and the northern venues are forecast to be in the low single digits at best with wind chills in the teens below zero. Not a lot of fun for anyone.

Accordingly, here is our revised MNCup Schedule:

  • #4 Saturday the 2nd of March—Elk River with Nisswa as a backup
  • #5 Saturday the 9th of March—Snowflake
  • #6 Saturday the 16th of March—Mt Itasca finale..

We probably will have a novice race with each of these events. Watch the Invitations that come out for each individual race for details.

Nationals will be starting the 28th of March in Jericho VT..

Meanwhile, this coming Sunday is the Youth Individual races in Slovakia at the Youth and Junior World Champs. Garrett, Vasek and Emma are all in Europe presently. You can pick up some video clips and the results on the IBU webpage.

Also, starting tomorrow will be full race videos on replay for the World Cup now in Antholz Italy. The past World Cup races are all available as well. 20,000 fans at the Sunday mass start races in Germany.

Enjoy the Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach