MN Biathlon membership forms

Good Afternoon–

Below find the annual MN Biathlon Membership form for this training year. Please also recall that MN Biathlon has an April to April year, and US Biathlon has an Oct to Oct year. Those active in the sport should be members of each organization.

USBA Membership link

For those leasing rifles this year, I will be sending out lease forms today to those who will be on the same rifle as last year. For those who are getting onto a different rifle, I am holding off yet while we sort that out. For those who will be leasing for the first time, we need to see you at a daycamp and go through all our procedures and fit a rifle to you at that time.

Hope that helps!!
Bill Meyer, Coach

TENTATIVE 2022-2023 TRAINING YEAR SCHEDULE

THROUGH DEC, 2022

WHATWHEREDATESDAYS
Start Training11-AprMonday
Wkend beginners/experienced shooting campElk River7/8 MaySat/Sun
2nd wknd beginners/exper shooting campMt Itasca21/22 MaySat/Sun
Wk long training camp Mt Itasca12-17th JuneSun-Fri
1st RS summer raceElk River26-JunSun
Daycamp AlexBoseks rge9-JulSat
2nd RS summer raceElk River17-JulSun
VT week camp + Summer NationalsJericho VT1-7 AugMon-Sun
Daycamp Duluth Snowflake14-AugSun
3rd RS summer raceElk River21-AugSun
Daycamp Elk RiverElk River10-SepSat
4th RS summer raceElk River11-SepSun
Daycamp Elk RiverElk River15-OctSat
5th RS Summer raceElk River16-OctSun
IBU US team trialsTBATBA
T camp West YellowstoneWY20-27 NovSun-Sun
MN Cup #1Mt I4-DecSun
MN Cup 2/3  Regional Cup 1&2 Mt I10-11 DecSat/Sun
US Y&Jr World Championships Team TrialsTBA27-31 Decweek long

MN Biathlete participation questionnaire for 2022

If you are an athlete, please fill it out and return to me at wmeyer1041@gmail.com or mail it to me at the address on the bottom of the form. Also discuss this with your parent as they will need to agree to any lease of a rifle.

For those who are anticipating leasing a rifle again from MN Biathlon, we need to get this information in before we agree to a lease. The rifles we have are for active participants in MN Biathlon events.

If you have your own rifle, we would still like to get the information from you, but if you only would like an individualized training plan—you can just let me know. Your choice. Please do not ask for a log unless you are willing to keep it up all year.

The number of rifles we have available is limited. The factors that enter into determining who gets a lease are weighted heavily towards your planned participation as well as age, ski racing experience and past biathlon experience.

Thanks!
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

Minnesota Biathlon Cup #8 – Sunday, March 6, 2022 – RESULTS

Hosted by Duluth Biathlon and Snowflake Nordic Ski Area

PLBIBNAMEAgeCategorySTARTFINISHPPSSTAdjFINAL%StNrFINISHBehind
110Selah Binsfeld13<15W0:00:000:47:50.0222060:47:50.01000:47:50.00:00:00
PLBIBNAMEAgeCategorySTARTFINISHPPSSTAdjFINAL%StNrFINISHBehind
111Saylor Landrum18YW0:00:000:44:00.0210140:44:00.01100:44:00.00:00:00
28Maeve Lindsay17YW0:00:000:52:56.03254140:52:56.0800:52:56.00:08:56
34Quinn Trottier17YW0:00:001:07:24.03453151:07:24.0401:07:24.00:23:24
PLBIBNAMEAgeCategorySTARTFINISHPPSSTAdjFINAL%StNrFINISHBehind
15Carson Peterson15<17M0:00:000:38:57.0013260:38:57.0500:38:57.00:00:00
29Eric Anderson15<17M00:00.00:46:24.02233100:46:24.090:46:24.00:07:27
PLBIBNAMEAgeCategorySTARTFINISHPPSSTAdjFINAL%StNrFINISHBehind
13Benjamin Fena17YM0:00:000:45:01.0133290:45:01.0300:45:01.00:00:00
27Noah Besemann17YM0:00:000:45:45.01443120:45:45.0700:45:45.00:00:44
31Owen Fischer17YM0:00:000:53:45.02325120:53:45.0100:53:45.00:08:44
PLBIBNAMEAgeCategorySTARTFINISHPPSSTAdjFINAL%StNrFINISHBehind
16Ethan Livingood20JM0:00:000:40:09.0231170:40:09.0600:40:09.00:00:00
PLBIBNAMEAgeCategorySTARTFINISHPPSSTAdjFINAL%StNrFINISHBehind
12Gregg Pattison59MM0:00:000:45:18.0114170:45:18.0200:45:18.00:00:00
2Pat Lammersen45MM0:00:001:12:21.01:12:21.001:12:21.00:27:03
3Jim Wheeler53MM0:00:001:28:19.04244141:28:19.0001:28:19.00:43:01

UPDATE: Unfortunately there is a big snowstorm with up to 10” snow and with high winds forecast for the Duluth area on Fri night into Saturday night. Looking at driving and racing in those conditions, a decision has been made to delay the race at Snowflake until Sunday with a later start, zeroing at 11:00. Hopefully this works for you. If you have already checked in with me and will be there Sunday, no problem, but if you can’t make it Sunday, please let me know! 

Snowflake has committed to grooming early on Sunday to get ready for the biathlon race. Due to the depth of snow at Snowflake, and the soft edges, Snowflake has asked that all participants and spectators either ski out to the range or use snowshoes on the edges of the trails [not in the tracks, if set] Walking on the edge will not work!! 


Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022

Location: Snowflake Nordic, 4348 Rice Lake Road, Duluth (one mile north of the intersection of the Rice Lake and Arrowhead Roads)

Race Format: Mass Start (PPSS)

Distance:   10 km: All M, F

Registration:  9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Snowflake Chalet

Zero:   11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Race Start:   12:00 AM

Cost:   $20 (cash or check payable to John Gould)

There will be a race for beginners and air rifle biathletes after the main race. Competitors will not carry rifles. This is not a Novice Race and is for MN Biathlon/USBA members only.

Race Format: Mass Start (PP)

Distance:        5 km

Registration: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Snowflake Chalet

Zero:   1:45 PM to 2:15 PM

Race Start:   2:15 PM

Cost:   $20 (cash or check payable to John Gould)

Covid-19: Do not attend the race if you have or recently have had flu symptoms and/or a fever. Masks have to be worn inside the chalet.  

Pre-registration via email to John: jgould1952@yahoo.com necessary!

Questions? Call John Gould at 218-269-2854 

or e-mail: jgould1952@yahoo.com 

twin cities TV KARE 11 – Guy Brown Biathlon video

If you Google Guy Brown Biathlon, you should get a 2-3 min video taken this last Tues down at Elk River. Cheresa and Saylor did an awesome job!! And our thanks to Guy and Jack the camera guy—was not the warmest day of the week!!

ps. Please let me know if you plan to attend the Duluth Snowflake race MN Cup #8 on SATURDAY the 5th of March!!

Bill Meyer, Coach

Midwest Regional Race – January 29th and 30th, 2022 – PHOTOS

Hello! Thank you for coming to our races this past weekend. I’ve posted some photographs from the races online.

Feel free to share, forward, print, use in your own club materials, or otherwise enjoy.
Thanks,
Brian Wray
Secretary, Minnesota Biathlon

Day 1

Day 2