Nisswa Time Trial/Open House – Sat, Feb 23 – RESULTS

Yesterday we had a training session culminating in a time trial scaled by age/experience:

10 km
Jackson Grant 10 penalties 45:59
Connor Grant 9 penalties 49:45 [no carry]
Zean Baker 1,2,3,2 50:00

5.5 km
Jordan Fellbaum 13 penalties 38:52

1.5 km sprint [prone on standing x 2]
Kaylee Tipple – 2,0 14:37
Aspen Berg 3,0 15:10

I think a good time was had by all!! Weather was great!

Yesterday we started grooming the trails at the range. Several weeks of accumulation. Went well—this was the beginning..looked almost normal when the groomer left. He will be back early in the am to touch things up and pack any snow we get tonight.

The “open house range ” will start at 1:00 and include some safety instructions for any newcomers, a chance to shoot a biathlon rifle, and for anyone interested, a chance to do an informal time trial.
Distance choices will be 3.3, 5.5 7.5 or 10.0 km and targets for shooting will vary by skill level. Most newcomers will shoot prone off of a support at the normal standing target.

Cost is $10 for newcomers, no charge for MNBiathlon members.

There are no facilities at the Nisswa range. If you would like to stop at my house to change or use the bathroom, here is the address. The door will be open:
6054 Shady Acres Court
Nisswa, MN

The address for the range is
24757 Charmin Ave
Nisswa, MN

This will be a casual event. You can arrive anytime after 1:00 and we will try to fit you in. Starts for the time trial will be random clock times [no race clock] and you can do the course you select [plus shooting and penalty loops Smile] at your own pace. A finish clock time will be kept and your timetrial time will be sent out in the evening.

So different format for sure!
Please let me know if you plan to attend if you have not already done so [about 10 so far- mix of experienced and novices]

Enjoy the Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach

Novice Biathlon Clinic Elk River Saturday 2nd of March

“The registration cap for this event has been reached. Stay tuned to this website for further novice clinics at the Duluth and Mt. Itasca venues.”

See the revised schedule below:

Hi Everyone-
Here is a signup sheet for the Novice Clinic to be held at the Elk River Range on Saturday the 2nd of March, 2019.

10:00 Novice clinic begins on the range at Woodland Trails –[1 km from the parking lot—so allow time to get out there]
11:00 Experienced athletes will zero- Novices observe procedure and actual race
11:45 approx Experience athletes will race
1:00 pm Novice race

https://goo.gl/forms/SzB465mCPw8Sfa1w2

Space will be very limited. We will try to keep a measured number of slots open for those under age 20. Please get in touch with Brian Wray at brian.the.wray@gmail.com for more information. There will also likely be Novice Clinics held in conjunction with the upcoming races on the 9th of March at Snowflake and the 16th of March at Mt Itasca.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

MNCup revised schedule

After spending most of the week trying to put together a race this coming weekend, we have decided that wasn’t going to work. The Elk River venue didn’t get enough snow to revive the trails, and the northern venues are forecast to be in the low single digits at best with wind chills in the teens below zero. Not a lot of fun for anyone.

Accordingly, here is our revised MNCup Schedule:

  • #4 Saturday the 2nd of March—Elk River with Nisswa as a backup
  • #5 Saturday the 9th of March—Snowflake
  • #6 Saturday the 16th of March—Mt Itasca finale..

We probably will have a novice race with each of these events. Watch the Invitations that come out for each individual race for details.

Nationals will be starting the 28th of March in Jericho VT..

Meanwhile, this coming Sunday is the Youth Individual races in Slovakia at the Youth and Junior World Champs. Garrett, Vasek and Emma are all in Europe presently. You can pick up some video clips and the results on the IBU webpage.

http://www.biathlonworld.com/

Also, starting tomorrow will be full race videos on replay for the World Cup now in Antholz Italy. The past World Cup races are all available as well. 20,000 fans at the Sunday mass start races in Germany.

Enjoy the Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

Minnesota Cup #1: Mt.Itasca – Sunday, December 9, 2018 – RESULTS – PHOTOS

Minnesota Cup #1:

Hosted by Mt.Itasca Nordic Ski Association

On Sunday, Mt Itasca Biathlon hosted Minnesota Biathlon’s MNCup #1 – a 7.5km mass start with 4 shooting stages. In the Men’s category, last years State High School Champion Garrett Beckrich, Mt Itasca Biathlon,  finished 1st, with 3 misses in a time of 21:34. Jake Dahlberg of the National Guard was second with 5 misses in 25:59 and Sam Stertz, Mt I Biathlon, was 3rd male with 10 penalties in 30:03, but was overtaken by Kaisa Bosek, Wolfpack Biathlon of Alexandria, who finished in 28:59  for 3rd overall.

In the Women’s category, Bosek, shooting 1,3,0,0 was 1st in 28:59, followed by Elsa Viren, Mt I Biathlon, 7 misses, in 30:47 and Stormy Hegg, Wolfpack, 8 penalties in 31:45.

In the Boy’s category, Matej Cervenka, Mt I Biathlon, was first shooting 4,4,0,1 and finishing in 30:23; followed by Ryker Bosek, Wolfpack Biathlon, shooting 0,2.3.3 in 2nd and Frank Gangli, Mt Itasca Biathlon, in 3rd finishing in 31:30.

In the 3km Novice Sprint event with 2 shooting stages, Lucia Haggemiller, Duluth, was first shooting 3,2 in 15:58, followed by Katherine Eddy 2,2 in 16:13 and Jeff Dufrene, National Guard 0,0 in 17:20

The next event will be MNCup #2 at Mt Itasca on Sunday,  the 16th of Dec with zero at 10:00 am.

Biathlon Results: Mass Start, 12.9.2018
7.5K Mass Start (5×1.5K) – Overall Results
Place Categ. Name Shooting Time
1 YM Garrett Beckrich 2001 21:34
2 SM Jake Dalberg 2120 25:59
3 G Kaisa Bosek 1300 28:59
4 YM Sam Stertz 4222 30:03
5 B Matej Cervenka 4401 30:23
6 G Elsa Viren 2221 30:47
7 MM Greg Pattison 2202 30:54
8 B Jackson Grant 2523 31:20
9 B Ryker Bosek O233 31:30
10 YW Stormy Hegg 3221 31:45
11 YW Annika Viren 2422 32:10
12 JM Joseph DelToro 4212 32:36
13 MM Frank Gangi Sr. 3235 32:40
14 B Frank Gangi 3233 33:48
15 YW Cheresa Bouley 3314 35:49
16 B Connor Grant 1334 37:03
17 MM Tim Saxton 3102 44:30
7.5 K Mass Start – Results by AGE GROUP
Place Categ. Name Shooting Time
1 MM Greg Pattison 2202 30:54
2 MM Frank Gangi Sr. 3235 32:40
3 MM Tim Saxton 3102 44:30
1 SM Jake Dalberg 2120 25:59
1 JM Joseph DelToro 4212 32:36
1 YM Garrett Beckrich 2001 21:34
2 YM Sam Stertz 4222 30:03
1 G Kaisa Bosek 1300 28:59
2 G Elsa Viren 2221 30:47
1 YW Stormy Hegg 3221 31:45
2 YW Annika Viren 2422 32:10
3 YW Cheresa Bouley 3314 35:49
1 B Matej Cervenka 4401 30:23
2 B Jackson Grant 2523 31:20
3 B Ryker Bosek O233 31:30
4 B Frank Gangi 3233 33:48
5 B Connor Grant 1334 37:03
NOVICE RACE: 3K
1 12F Lucia Haggeniller 32 15:58
2 16F Katherine Eddy 22 16:13
1 25M Jeffrey Dufrene OO 17:20

 

2018 Minnesota Cup # 1

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018

Place: Mt.Itasca, Coleraine

Race Format: Mass Start (PPSS)

Distance: All categories – 7.5k
                 Novice race- 4k

Race will be run on 1.5k loop only!!!

Registration: 9:00 AM – 9:55 AM

Zero:           10:00 AM – 10:30AM

Race Start: 10:45 AM Mass Start
                     11:30 AM Novice safety instruction and practice
                     11:45 Start of Novice race

Cost:         $20 (cash or check payable to MINSA)

Questions? call Vlad 218 256 8323  or e-mail cervenkv@gmail.com

Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race – Thurs, Aug 23, 2018 – RESULTS

Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Elk River Summer Biathlon – 2018-08-23 – By Event
11.4km
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Quinn, Toby SM 1:00 40:22 39:22 +0:00 2 0 1 0 3
2 / 1 Beckrich, Garrett YM 1:00 40:24 39:24 +0:02 2 2 4 1 9
3 / 1 Lindberg, Derek MM 1:00 44:52 43:52 +4:30 2 2 2 2 8
4 / 2 Grant, Jackson YM 1:00 48:56 47:56 +8:34 3 1 3 4 11
5 / 2 Pattison, Gregg MM 1:30 50:06 48:36 +9:14 1 4 4 0 9
6 / 3 Del Toro, Joey YM 1:00 52:37 51:37 +12:15 2 3 1 4 10
7 / 3 Peterson, Paul MM 1:30 1:01:08 59:38 +20:16 4 3 4 4 15
8 / 4 Saxton, Tim MM 1:30 1:05:23 1:03:53 +24:31 3 4 4 2 13
9.3km
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Bosek, Kaisa G 1:10 36:20 35:10 +0:00 1 1 0 1 3
2 / 1 Bouley, Cheresa YW 1:10 40:20 39:10 +4:00 3 1 3 3 10
3 / 1 Bosek, Ryker B 1:20 41:58 40:38 +5:28 2 1 3 4 10
4 / 2 Grant, Connor B 1:20 44:53 43:33 +8:23 3 1 2 3 9
Notes: Del Toro, Joey Broken pole, retrieved spares.

Race Announcement and Registration Form 8_23_18 V2

  • Elk River Biathlon Range
  • 1 K – Younger B / G
  • 3 K – Older B / G + All Women + All Masters Men
  • 4 K – All Men except Masters
    • PPSS with Penalty Loops
    • 10 second interval starts
  • Registration 4:30 PM
    • Please have your paperwork and payment complete before you come to the range.
  • Zero – 5:00 PM
  • Race Start – 6:00 PM
  • Cost – $10.00 (Cheap!)
    • Make checks payable to Minnesota Biathlon
  • Volunteers needed!! Please call Brian to volunteer.
  • Any questions? – Call Brian Wray at 651-366-2952
  • Racing? – E-mail Bill Meyer at wmeyer@nisswa.net to get your name on the start list.

MN Biathlon Summer/Fall Schedule – 2018/2019 Training

MN BIATHLON
SUMMER/FALL SCHEDULE
2018/2019
TRAINING YEAR

New Training year begins April 16th, 2018

May Camp 5.19-20 Mt Itasca- Introduction to biathlon, fitting rifles, and shooting focus

June Camp 6.13-23 Mt Itasca- Shooting camp. First week for all, second for 2nd yr + athletes

July Biathlon Race- 7.19 Elk River- Biathlon on roller skis –Thurs eve

Vermont Training Camp 8.5-12. Plus travel days. High level training at Jericho, VT

August Biathlon Race- 8.23 Elk River- Biathlon on roller skis- Thurs eve

Sept Biathlon Race- 9.30 Elk River- Biathlon on roller skis- Sunday – 10:00AM Zero

Oct Camp-10.18-21 Mt Itasca- Intensity focus-Sunday moves to Elk River

Oct Biathlon Race- 10.21 Elk River—Biathlon on roller skis- Sunday morning

Please note the above schedule is subject to changes. Normally about 2 weeks ahead of the event an “Invitation” will be sent out by email. Please respond to those so the organizers can plan for the appropriate number of participants.

The Camps are designed for younger athletes—generally age 13-25. Those older are invited to all the races, and to participate in the camps as coaches or coach/parents.