Liatoppen Biathlon Festival 2019

We will be taking a team to the Liatoppen Biathlon Festival in Norway again this season in April, 2019.  As most of you know, this Biathlon Festival for ages 11-16 has the largest participation annually of any Biathlon event in the world.  Over 1100 kids race!  It has been a great experience for the athletes we have taken over the last 3 years.

I will be leading the trip this year and have prepared the attached information sheet and application form.  Note that we will accept applications from 14-16 year old Girls (born 2003, 2004, 2005) and 15-16 year old Boys (born 2003-2004) for the trip this season.  Please forward to your eligible athletes and to other interested programs if I have missed someone in this email.

Applications are due 5 December 2018.

liatoppen application 2019
InfoSheetLiatoppen2019

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Marc Sheppard
Gunsmith
Altius Handcrafted Firearms

Team Trials Race Dates

Hi Everyone,
I did pass out his information yesterday at training, but to be sure everyone gets it:

Schedule for Trials in Heber City [SoHo] in Dec.

SoHo US Biathlon Trials – Dec. 2018

Please note the return address in the registration is incorrect. The correct address is:
Soldier Hollow Nordic Center
Attn: Sara Studebaker-Hall
PO Box 2002
Midway, UT 84049

 

27 Dec official training
28 Dec sprint
29 Dec official training
30 Dec pursuit format
31 Dec sprint

Each athletes best two of the 3 races will be scored on a percent back basis [based on the average of the top 3 in each race. ]

For full information please see this attachment:

ICC_JuniorYouthTeamCriteria (1)

Also please note we will be switching the 23 Dec MN Cup race at Mt Itasca to 16 Dec to allow more travel time to Utah.

Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

22nd Annual Fall Festival Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race – Sun, Oct 21, 2018 – RESULTS

22nd Annual Fall Festival – Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Photos from Brian Wray

Elk River Rollerski Biathlon – 2018-10-21 – By Event
11.4km
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Beckrich, Garrett YM 1:00 37:55 36:55 +0:00 2 2 1 0 5
2 / 1 Raguse, Gabe JM 1:10 41:48 40:38 +3:43 2 2 2 4 10
3 / 2 Stertz, Sammy YM 1:20 45:00 43:40 +6:45 2 2 1 4 9
4 / 1 Pattison, Greg MM 2:30 52:02 49:32 +12:37 3 2 1 4 10
5 / 2 Saxton, Tim MM 2:40 1:14:06 1:11:26 +34:31 1 4 3 2 10
9.3km
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Bosek, Kaisa YW 1:30 38:21 36:51 +0:00 1 0 1 2 4
2 / 1 Cervenka, Matej OB 2:10 42:47 40:37 +3:46 2 2 1 4 9
3 / 2 Watson, Emma YW 1:50 42:53 41:03 +4:12 1 3 1 1 6
4 / 2 Bosek, Ryker OB 2:20 45:26 43:06 +6:15 1 2 4 4 11
5 / 1 Watson, Lucy OG 2:00 45:38 43:38 +6:47 1 2 3 3 9
6.7km
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Hegg, Stormy YW 1:40 33:44 32:04 +0:00 2 1 3 1 7

 

Registration: 2018 22nd Annual Fall Festival 10_13_18

  • 7.1 / 9.3 / 11.4km Interval Start (10 seconds apart)
    • Boys / Girls – 1 medium + 4 short loops
    • Women – 3 medium + 2 short loops
    • Men – 5 medium loops
    • PPSS with Penalty Loops
  • Registration 9:30 AM
  • Zero – 10:00 AM
  • Race Start – 11:00 AM
  • Cost – $10.00 (Cheap!)
    • 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 wmeyer@nisswa.net to get your name on the start list.

October 2018 Events

Good Morning All,

Ok—coming up is our camp next weekend at Elk River on Saturday the 20th and race on Sunday the 21st. If you haven’t contacted me yet on those—please let me know asap. We have a couple openings on the Saturday camp [desire no more than 10] and the race on Sunday can accommodate 20 or so.

At the training day starting at 10:00, we will be working a lot of skate technique, dryland and on roller skis in the am. Early pm will be accuracy shooting, followed by some combos carrying rifles to get used to the extra weight.

Zero for the Sunday race will be at 10:00 am.

So if you plan to come to both events or just one or the other—please let me know asap!!

Thanks!
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon