IBU Cup and YJWCH Trials Info

Dear Coaches and Clubs, 

We are sending info on both the IBU Cup Trials in Craftsbury, VT, Dec. 15-18, 2022, and the Youth/Junior World Championships Trials in Anchorage, AK, Dec. 27-31, 2022. Please find invitations for both events attached. Note that coaches are required to register for both events.

NOTE: YJWCH Trials registration fee increases on Dec. 1, 2022! Please have athletes register ASAP to avoid late fees. Register here: https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=29840

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Sara Studebaker-Hall (she/her/hers)
Director of Operations
U.S. Biathlon
208-340-5489

Biathlon Officials and MN Biathlon Parent/Coaching Ed

Good Morning Everyone!!

As you hopefully have noticed, over the past couple of years we have been upgrading the quality of our MN Biathlon races especially at Elk River where we have new mats and bibs, and have been putting on a variety of race formats to familiarize the athletes with formats they are likely to encounter at Regional or National events. In addition, we have some new timing protocols utilizing spreadsheets done by Zean Baker to simplify and formalize that effort. 

Our largest source of help at the events is our Biathlon families. Line coaches, target resetting, timers etc are all volunteers and most are parents/relatives of the athletes..and we are trying hard to stay within the IBU rules with only slight adaptations to match our participants and facilities. Like any sport, Biathlon has Rules and organization, in our case as an Olympic sport, starting at the International level! 

With that in mind, we would like to invite you to a Basic Official’s education class on Sunday morning the 6th of Nov at a location in Elk River, followed by a MN Parent/Coach’s ed program in the pm. We anticipate the morning to be devoted to Officials’ roles, ending with a take-home test you can do at your leisure, perusing the Rules, and mail in to me. The subject matter will deal with the IBU Rules and formal race organization. Where to find the information and situations where the Rules need to be applied rapidly during an event.  

In the pm, for those who are interested, we will switch to the role of a Parent/Coach..roles currently filled by folks like Marcus and Tara Landrum, Jeff Bosek, Chad and Lynda Bouley, David Hudrlik, or Coaches like Holly, Carl and John. Here we will discuss coaching the development of a Biathlete. So, physiology, shooting skills, skiing skills and putting it all together. The goal would be to finish at the range. 

The Basic Officials course is the first step in a progression leading to an International Referee and then to a Technical Delegate. This is Level 1, and the goal of USBA is to develop a number of Level 2 Officials to run higher level—Regional and National—races. At National events, there is normally a Technical Delegate [TD] heading up the Officials group and overseeing the races. 

We are considering Sunday, the 6th of November as our first choice of dates. Other, less desirable dates would be Saturday the 19th or Sunday the 20th. We are anticipating a cost of $10 per family to cover printing costs. 

So, please let me know by Friday if you are interested, whether in just the am or at both sessions, and which date works the best for you. We need to get a handle on numbers for finding a meeting site. 

Thanks!

Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

Elk River Summer Biathlon #5 – Sunday, October 16th, 2022 – PHOTOS

Thank you all for coming to our race on Sunday! Some photos from the event can be found here: https://photo.wrocket.org/2022/october_elk_river_biathlon/

Also, we have a few personal items that were left at the range building. If you’re missing anything, let me know what it is and I’ll see if we found it.

Thanks!
Brian Wray
Secretary, Minnesota Biathlon

USBA Jr. Criteria Update & World U. Games Info

Good News!! 

In addition to the Y & Jr World Championships, USBA will be selecting some athletes from Anchorage Trials to go to the Open European Jr Championships and the Jr IBU cup races. This is a great opportunity for those who are near the top of the local races, as we have historically placed many MN athletes on the YJr World team!! This will go below that to give more athletes the possibility of participating in International Biathlon Competition!!

Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

MN Summer Biathlon #3 at Elk River – Sunday, Aug 21, 2022 – RESULTS

Elk River Summer Biathlon #3

Presented by Minnesota Biathlon

9.3 KM Mass Start

BIB #FIRSTLASTCLASSPPSSTOTALSTART TIMECLOCK FINISHRACE TIME
10JakobEllingsonSM110130:01:000:31:1630:16
16Carson Peterson<17M213390:01:000:33:2132:21
12Jack Cashman<17M212270:01:000:35:1134:11
17Connor GrantYM123280:01:000:35:1834:18
13Eric Anderson<17M311270:01:000:35:2834:28
14Cheresa BouleySW240170:01:000:35:4234:42
15Drew SampsonJM3534150:01:000:39:1438:14
26ElliotOberton<17M112260:02:000:40:1538:15
11Ryan HousemanYM5441140:01:000:39:2338:23
18Noah BesemannYM421290:01:000:40:1039:10
23AudreyLahammerYW120250:02:000:42:3040:30
21SergeiViskovatykh<15M3554170:02:000:44:3342:33
31SophiaJedlewska<15W012360:03:000:45:5942:59
27LaurenHuberYW321280:02:000:47:4545:45
28Devin KlattYM4145140:02:000:47:4545:45
30SelahBinsfeld<15W3124100:03:000:49:1746:17
24Maeve LindsayYW3455170:02:000:49:0147:01
35***JackFangSM***4444160:03:000:51:4048:40
32IrinaViskovatykh<15W5345170:03:000:56:4353:43
33Pat  SrLammersenSMM4434150:03:000:58:4455:44

9.3 KM Mass Start

34**Pat JrLammersen<13M**0440:03:000:39:0036

RESULTS BY CLASS

9.3K
SENIOR MEN
10JakobEllingsonSM110130:01:000:31:1630:16
35***JackFangSM***4444160:03:000:51:4048:40
JUNIOR MEN
15Drew SampsonJM3534150:01:000:39:1438:14
YOUTH MEN
17Connor GrantYM123280:01:000:35:1834:18
11Ryan HousemanYM5441140:01:000:39:2338:23
18Noah BesemannYM421290:01:000:40:1039:10
28Devin KlattYM4145140:02:000:47:4545:45
UNDER 17 MEN
16Carson Peterson<17M213390:01:000:33:2132:21
12Jack Cashman<17M212270:01:000:35:1134:11
13Eric Anderson<17M311270:01:000:35:2834:28
26ElliotOberton<17M112260:02:000:40:1538:15
UNDER 15 MEN
21SergeiViskovatykh<15M3554170:02:000:44:3342:33
SENIOR MASTERS MEN
33Pat  SrLammersenSMM4434150:03:000:58:4455:44
SENIOR WOMEN
14Cheresa BouleySW240170:01:000:35:4234:42
YOUTH WOMEN
23AudreyLahammerYW120250:02:000:42:3040:30
27LaurenHuberYW321280:02:000:47:4545:45
24Maeve LindsayYW3455170:02:000:49:0147:01
UNDER 15 WOMEN
31SophiaJedlewska<15W012360:03:000:45:5942:59
30SelahBinsfeld<15W3124100:03:000:49:1746:17
32IrinaViskovatykh<15W5345170:03:000:56:4353:43
5.6K
34**Pat JrLammersen<13M**0440:03:000:39:0036

Sunday, August 21st, 2022

Beat the crowd, sign-up early and online: https://forms.gle/nuEzt7H5FxE8mJMk9

Woodland Trails Park
20135 Elk Lake Rd NW, Elk River, MN 55330

Mass Start

Long race – 9.3km
Short race – Distance to be announced
Five laps, four shooting stages (two prone + two standing) with penalty loops. Mass start in waves of 10, seeded by previous results. 1 minute separation.

Schedule

9:15am – Registration opens 10:00am – Zero opens ~11:00am – Race start

$10 per racer

Payable by cash or check to “Minnesota Biathlon” on the day of the race.

Registration closes at midnight on Thursday, August 18th. The event is capped to 30 participants, total, over all categories.

Beat the crowd, sign-up early and online: https://forms.gle/nuEzt7H5FxE8mJMk9

Volunteers needed and appreciated!

Contact Chad and Lynda Bouley at chadandlyndab@live.com for opportunities. Questions? Concerns? Contact administration@minnesotabiathlon.com

Guard Biathlon Camp 26-28 AUG 2022

Here is the schedule for the Guard Biathlon Camp at Camp Ripley, MN on the above dates.

From our perspective, I think the Sat/Sunday training/races are the most important. However, if someone wants to come on Friday pm for the Combo training at 2:00 pm, I can come down and coach. 

Please let me know if you plan to attend, and if so, which days.

wmeyer@nisswa.net

We do need to submit names and numbers to Derek before the camp, so please respond to me by Wed, 24 AUG. 

Thanks! 
Bill Meyer, Coach