Camp Results and 10 + 10 contest results to date

Hi Everyone-
In Excel format attached please find the accumulated results for the camp testing. For those who have attended before, you should find comparable results under 2018 or 2017 by scrolling back . Many of the results are directly comparable—like the hill-climb and the time trial on roller skis. The summer race is not.

Also please find the results of the 10 + 10 contest for a brick of ammo. I think the outcome has probably been decided, but not too late to lay down an awesome test!!

As to the 1st part of the June camp—really good work, EVERYONE!! Now hope to see you tomorrow in Elk River—but in any case—keep up the training! Skiing and shooting are the key elements—and then putting them together in the races coming up! The first ER roller ski biathlon will be on Thursday, July 18th!! I would like to see most of you attend!

Enjoy the recovery day–
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

August camp in Vermont

Hi Everyone,

https://www.teamusa.org/US-Biathlon/Events/2019/August/12/Biathlon-Summer-Festival-Training-Camp-Week

Please see the above for information on the August camp in Vermont. We need to get in our reservations as a team asap to be certain of having housing..so if you have not yet contacted me on attending the camp, please do so by Sunday pm.

Thanks
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

June Midwest Biathlon Camp at Mt Itasca Recap + Results

Between 19 and 22 athletes participated over the 5 days of camp at Mt Itasca. Accuracy, range procedure, combination training, games and a cross biathlon race on the shooting side; specific strength, distance work, agility on roller skis, video and an 11 km time trial on the ski side. Results will be posted in a few days. 

In Excel format attached please find the cumulated results for the camp testing. For those who have attended before, you should find comparable results under 2018 or 2017 by scrolling back . Many of the results are directly comparable—like the hill climb and the time trial on roller skis. The summer race is not.

Also please find the results of the 10 + 10 contest for a brick of ammo. I think the outcome has probably been decided, but not too late to lay down an awesome test!!

As to the 1st part of the June camp—really good work, EVERYONE!! Now hope to see you tomorrow in Elk River—but in any case—keep up the training! Skiing and shooting are the key elements—and then putting them together in the races coming up! The first ER roller ski biathlon will be on Thursday, July 18th!! I would like to see most of you attend!

Enjoy the recovery day
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

June Camps

Good Morning!

We are now approaching the June Shooting Camps. The Mt Itasca camp starts 2 weeks from today:

The original invitation:

This is the invitation to the First June Camp [19th thru 23rd] including the waiver, plus the tentative schedule of events. The camp will accommodate a wide range of abilities and is designed to build your ski and shooting skills. Just as this past weekend, you will get coaching appropriate for your level at this point.

Housing will be similar to the May weekend. Camping at Mt Itasca, staying in the waxroom, or on your own. The more who stay at the venue, the more fun it is for all!!

The camp is designed primarily for Boys/Girls; Youth and Juniors. Ages 14 though 21. For those 12 or 13 yr olds who are fairly mature, you should talk to Vlad or me about whether the camp is for you. You would need to have a parent with you.

Please let me know, along with Vlad, if you plan to attend.

So far I have heard from:
Joey DelToro Kaisa and Ryker Bosek
Saylor Landrum Piper Wilson
Jake Statz Emma and Sam Stertz
Maxim and Jamilah Gusiv Jackson and Connor Grant
Julia Torresani Gabe Raguse

The following week – Tues the 16th thru Thurs the 18th, we will have a camp at the Elk River range. This camp will be focused on additional shooting skills, combined with roller skiing on the Woodland Trails. We will work a lot on ski technique and skills along with shooting with ski equipment on, range procedure, and combo training.

As so far we have two groups coming—Those who live in the TC area and a group from Alexandria. I am going to leave housing up to the individuals. So the cost will be minimal—$25 per person to cover range costs. Bring your own lunches.

Please let me know if you plan to attend.

Also a special note to the younger athletes under 16. Please let me know if you would be interested in a one day camp at Elk River to introduce you to biathlon. If the interest is there, I will try to figure out a good day in mid July.

So far I have heard from:
Joey
Saylor
Kaisa
Ryker
Teresa Bitzan

As I mentioned previously, this camp is also open to Seniors and Masters on a waiting list basis. It appears we will have a couple of openings, but that could change over the next couple of weeks.

I know a few are still finishing the school year—but think ahead a bit and jump on in! Serious training has started with next winter in the horizon!!

Enjoy the Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

2019 May Biathlon Camp Recap

I want to thank everyone for their cooperation regarding working around the weather. Vlad and I talked a bit after the camp and agreed we actually got everything accomplished we had wanted to do—so thanks to all of you guys..it went well!! Really hope you all had fun!! Now…..keep working on those skills you were introduced to!!

Attached is the rest of the summer/Fall schedule. As soon as I know what the late Fall/ Winter schedule looks like it will be posted on this site.

When it looks tentatively like you will be attending either of the June camps, please let me know. It really helps for our early planning.

Enjoy the Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon