Elk River Roller Ski Race – Thurs, July 22nd, 2021 – RESULTS

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

Woodland Trails Biathlon Range

RESULTS: Jesper Rud shot prone twice per Norwegian rules—otherwise results stand as done by Brian Wray! Thanks to Brian for those, and to Lynda and the Bouley family for our evening meal!! Very nice finish to a good evening!!

Elk River Rollerski Biathlon
8.6km – Interval Start
Overall / ClassNameCategoryStartFinishOverallBackPSTotal
1 / 1Alex VaniasSM2:3030:3428:0400:00415
2 / 1Bill BowlerMM2:0030:4428:4400:40415
3 / 1Cheresa BouleyJW3:0032:5329:5301:49123
4 / 1Ben FenaU17M1:0031:4230:4202:38224
5 / 2Gregg PattisonMM3:3036:1432:4404:40404
6 / 1Devin KlattYM4:0042:2038:2010:16426
7 / 2Owen FischerU17M1:3047:1945:4917:45538
6.6km – Interval Start
Overall / ClassNameCategoryStartFinishOverallBackPSTotal
1 / 1Kaisa BosekYW7:0032:4025:4000:00022
2 / 1Jesper RudU15M8:0033:4525:4500:05123
3 / 1Alexandria RudU17W7:3033:3226:0200:22213
4 / 2Saylor LandrumU17W5:0031:0426:0400:24134
5 / 3Sanny GangiU17W8:3035:3627:0601:26213
6 / 4Evelyn HudrlikU17W6:0033:5127:5102:11246
7 / 2Jack CashmanU15M6:3034:3228:0202:22358
8 / 5Ella KarkelaU17W5:3034:5329:2303:43134
9 / 6Lauren HuberU17W9:0039:5930:5905:19235

Online signup: https://forms.gle/nLMvz4avuKrx4FNw6


Sprint Format

30 second start interval
3 skiing loops, 2 shooting stages, P/S

Junior/Senior Men – 10.6km
U17 Men, Junior/Senior Women, Masters – 8.6km 
All Others – 6.6km

Registration @ 4:30 PM
Please have your paperwork filled out beforehand or sign up online.

Zero @ 5:00 PM
Race Start @ 5:45 PM

$10 / racer
Cash or check made out to Minnesota Biathlon.


Contact Bill Meyer at wmeyer@nisswa.net, or sign-up online (save some paper!) at https://forms.gle/nLMvz4avuKrx4FNw6

Interested in volunteering, or have other questions?

Contact Brian at brian@minnesotabiathlon.com or 651-366-2952

2021 Midwest Regional Biathlon Camp

Mt. Itasca, Coleraine

Monday, June 14 – Saturday, June 19 2021

Cost : $320.00 – Includes coaching, venue , chalet use and meals. We try to run our camp as inexpensively as possible. The cost is about half of the price of what other Midwest ski camps cost!!!

Who: Biathletes from ages 14 and up, who have participated in the May Camp in Elk River or Mt. Itasca
           New athletes should contact Bill Meyer or Vladimir Cervenka, if the camp is good idea for them.

Focus: This camp will focus on dryland training – running, roller skiing, strength, shooting accuracy and combo shooting. 

Lodging and meals:  We will be camping at Mt. Itasca. You should bring your own tent, or you can use the wax room for sleeping. Showers and bathroom will be available in the chalet. If you don’t want to camp at Mt. Itasca, you can stay in local hotels or other housing on your own.

3 meals/day will be served in the chalet. 

Covid:  We will follow the Minnesota and CDC guidelines, expecting all participants that can receive the COVID vaccine are to be fully vaccinated two weeks prior to the start of the camp. Extra precautions will be set in common indoor areas (chalet, food service, bathrooms)

Tentative training schedule: ( subject to change) 

Monday 6.14                 10:00AM   Shooting and dryfire drills- focused on accuracy

                                           2:00PM Shooting drills followed by roller ski technique at fairgrounds

                                           Evening- rifle cleaning class, and shooting skills discussion- parents welcome!!

Tuesday 6.15                   8:00AM Ski strength at fairgrounds  1:30 followed by accuracy shooting drills                       focused on range procedure.

                                          2:00PM  run 2h with poles on hilly trails, bounding uphills

                                           Evening- training goals and concepts–discussion

Wednesday 6.16            8:00AM Shooting drills, accuracy tests, intro to combos 2h

                                           2:00PM Roller ski agility, ski technique – fairgrounds- 2h

Thursday 6.17                8:00AM Uphill Test followed by shooting drills

                                         PM: Rest, Swim- optional accuracy shooting. 

Friday 6.18                     8:00AM Roller ski time trial 11k- fair grounds

                                        2:00PM: Shooting drills- timed shooting/ combos

Saturday 6.19                9:00AM Summer Biathlon Race 6k/7.5k- Running

All Athletes who want to come to the camp should register with Bill and Vlad as early as possible. 

For more information contact Vladimir Cervenka : cervenkv@gmail.com  cell: 218 256 8323 or Bill Meyer; wmeyer@nisswa.net cell: 218 839 4727

Good Afternoon Everyone!

The past weekend daycamps at Elk River went really well! It really helps having all the help we did—coaches, parent coaches, and parents all pitching in to do all the work!! I sincerely hope it was extra valuable to all who participated. I am looking forward to mostly a different crew from more northern MN on Saturday at Mt Itasca!

One word of note on shooting camps. We saw some really good shooting this past weekend. We changed the fit on most of the rifles. Now you need to get used to the new feel. Shooting positions, good ones, are not supposed to be comfortable—so when a change is made, you will normally feel it. And even after shooting all weekend, by the Sunday pm time trial..results are rarely ever your best. But also rarely ever your worst! And from here the improvement curve will normally climb faster than ever!

Most can hit with a poorly fit rifle some of the time. But a poor fit makes missing easier. A perfect fit makes hitting easier. Don’t get hung up on a new feel to the rifle. If it continues to feel awkward in a few weeks or your accuracy isn’t improving—let us know!!

Enjoy the Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach

Sprint time-trial MAY 9, 2021 Elk River – RESULTS (UPDATED)

1Kaisa Bosek11200:30.012:15.011:4500:4012:25
2Matthew Broderson21300:20.012:07.011:4701:0012:47
3Zean Baker24600:00.011:38.011:3802:0013:38
4Jack Cashman12301:00.013:55.012:5501:0013:55
5Cheresa Bouley21300:10.013:16.013:0601:0014:06
6Saylor Landrum32502:00.014:36.012:3601:4014:16
7Noah Besemann23501:20.013:56.012:3601:4014:16
8Evelyn Hudrlik32501:30.014:07.012:3701:4014:17
9Carson Peterson23501:40.014:27.012:4701:4014:27
10Eric Anderson53800:40.012:53.012:1302:4014:53
11Ella Karkela24601:10.014:45.013:3502:0015:35
12Audrey Lahammer23500:50.014:46.013:5601:4015:36
13Ryan Houseman34702:10.016:56.014:4602:2017:06
14Lauren Huber25701:50.016:45.014:5502:2017:15
15Selah Binsfeld22402:30.018:29.015:5901:2017:19
16Blake Wagoner54902:40.017:08.014:2803:0017:28
17Devin Klatt551002:50.017:05.014:1503:2017:35
18Maeve Lindsay44802:20.017:50.015:3002:4018:10

May 15/16 Camp at Mt. Itasca

Here is the information for our Minnesota Biathlon May Camp at Mt. Itasca, MN. This camp is a great jump start to the season and perfect time to do all new adjustments on your rifle or fitting rifle for new athletes. 

Dates: May 15-16 2021


  1. new athletes–   Athletes  will go through basic safety training, will do a rifle fitting and a  start on accuracy shooting, shooting prone and standing, developing good position and range procedure.
  2. experienced athletes – check position – make adjustments, and get started with some focused accuracy shooting.



  • Camp will start at 10 AM. with  rifle adjusting and  fitting, dry firing and accuracy shooting. 
  • After lunch more shooting drills and some easy roller skiing.
  • After dinner more shooting drills.


  • Start at 9 AM with more shooting drills and shooting games.
  • Training will wrap up approx. 11:30 AM

There is a possibility to shoot on Friday night as well, if  you plan to arrive on Friday. Let me know! 

Cost and Registration:

-Cost for use of venue, coaching,   $30. Please make checks payable to Vlad Cervenka. Bring checks or cash with you, along with the attached registration form. Note that the USBA membership is required.

What to bring:

You will need running shoes, and several sets of training clothing, (Check the weather forecast before you come) as well as skate roller ski equipment and helmet, water bottle carrier, and bring some rain gear. Also bring a pair of thin ski gloves for shooting. 

Because it is not possible to camp at Mt. Itasca, you have to arrange you own housing and food. The headquarter  at Mt. Itasca will be open for lunch or dinner on Saturday. 

If you plan to come or need more info, let me know.
Vlad Cervenka: 218 256 8323 or cervenkv@gmail,com