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.

MN Biathlon and USBA memberships

Below is the MNBiathlon Membership form for this year. Please note: this membership runs from May to May. Also below is the USBA membership which normally runs from Oct to Oct, but if you are planning on attending camps or races before Oct, and are not a current member of USBA, you will need to join now. Our insurance program comes from USBA.

2018-2019 MNBiathlon Membership Registration Form

USBA Membership Form

For those in the Twin Cities area, we have 3 options for you. Simple outstate membership with no use of the Elk River facility except for races; membership plus use of the ER facility, but not the new TC Club training program; or the full program including once a week coaching until Labor Day.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Thanks
Bill Meyer, Coach

Midwest Regional Biathlon May Camp

Hello Everyone,

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

A few details below:
Dates: May 18-20 2018

Who:

1) new athletes- great skiers, at least 14 years old, under 25, who want to try Biathlon. Athletes will go through a 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.

Schedule:

Friday PM: Arrive at Mt Itasca 6 pm – having eaten dinner. ( Let me know if you plan to come earlier)
6:30-8:30pm Rifle fitting, dry fire
Saturday:
Training all day with breaks for lunch and dinner. Main focus will be on shooting, though there will be time for physical training ( rollerski and running).

Sunday:
More shooting drills and shooting games.
Training will wrap up approx 11:30 am with lunch and departure.

Cost and Registration:

-Cost for use of venue, coaching, and food-  $90, 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.

– New athletes will be able to purchase an ammunition for $40.00/ 500 rounds ( check or cash  made to Vlad Cervenka)  All experienced athletes need to bring their own ammo.   Note that you will be eating out for dinner on Sat night, so bring $ for dinner.

All athletes please confirm  that you coming with Bill Meyer wmeyer@nisswa.net or Vladimir Cervenka cervenkv@gmail.com.

What to bring:

You will be “camping” at Mt Itasca, sleeping in the Headquarters building or in your own tent (or you can stay in hotel on your own).  There are bathrooms and kitchen in the Alpine Chalet.   You’ll eat breakfast and lunches at Mt Itasca and have dinners out.  Bring $ for dinners – breakfast and lunch food will be provided.

You will need a camping mat/air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow  for sleeping.  You will need running shoes, and several sets of training clothing, as well as skate rollerski equipment and helmet, water bottle carrier, and bring some rain gear.  Also bring a pair of thin ski gloves for shooting.

New athletes contact Bill Meyer at wmeyer@nisswa.net  or Vlad at cervenkv@gmail.com if this camp is suitable for you. Everyone, please let us know if you plan to attend!!

In June there will be another  camp 6.13 – 6.17  at Mt. Itasca with more  focus on  biathlon training.[ Also a longer camp for the older more experienced biathletes.]

For more info contact

Vlad Cervenka: 218 256 8323
Bill Meyer : 218 839 4727

ER Clinic and Race photos – from Brian Wray – Saturday, March 3, 2018

Higher resolution images here: https://photo.wrocket.org/2018/elk_river_novice_clinic_part_ii_and_race/