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

Update for MNCup #3

This morning we groomed the race loops at the Nisswa range. Really worked up better than I expected. We will touch them up on Saturday am also.

There are a few windblown areas with some grass showing and the windy days brought down some pine needles on the camel humps..but otherwise should be great skiing! These courses will reward quick technique transitions, and good cornering skills. The snow will be cold with some ice mixed in—so really fast. Temps are forecast in the low 20’s.

I will send out a start list on Saturday for the Sprint. It will be randomly selected; while the following Pursuit format at 10 sec start intervals will be in the order of finish from the Sprint. Eleven athletes so far are planning on starting.

Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

Mesabi Invite

Good Morning All,

MNBiathlon is not a huge organization. We typically run around 30 to maybe 40 members, of which 20-25 or so are high school aged. So looking over the results from yesterdays huge event in Biwabik I was impressed!! As a team we had a lot of top 20 finishes where each field was up around 135 of each high school’s best skiers. Here are our finishers who had top 20 results:

Garrett Beckrich—1st boys skate
Cheresa Bouley—3rd girls skate
Kaisa Bosek—7th girls skate
Elsa Viren- 8th girls classic
Annika Viren – 9th girls skate
Sam Stertz – 10th boys skate
Clara Kramer- 11th girls skate
Jackson Grant- 12th boys classic
Stormy Hegg- 15th girls skate
Maj Lis Helmer- 20th girls classic

My congrats to you all!! Training pays off! And keep in mind our goal is to still increase your ski speed by about 10% for most!!
If I missed anyone- please accept my apologies—it is early for an old man!!

Bill Meyer, Coach