Shooting Contest is Officially Open

Good Morning Everyone,

The 10+10 shooting contest is officially open!

10 ring 50 meter paper-2 targets See links at the bottom for an example.
[Note: if you print off one of the enclosed—be sure the black diameter =112.5 mm..not the normal metal opening of 115.0 mm. These are break-line targets while the metal is designed to fall with 1/2 a bullet in the black from a split round on the rim.]

2 magazines prone on one and 2 standing on the other. 5 shots each time in position [not one shot drills] Step off the shooting mat between magazines.
After zeroing only the athlete can scope the target between magazines and make their own corrections. Coaches can not give corrections after zeroing.
You can not scope each shot—only between magazines
If the shot breaks the line it counts up
All rings count—even those outside biathlon hits

You can do this on any 50 meter range, but specify if it is indoors.

You can send your results to me either as a score from your coach or take a pic of the two targets and send me that and I will score. Once you send in the first one—only send me more if you score a new PR for the Month!! I would like the score sent in to be in the format of P+S=T. That way we can see how you are progressing in each position.

I will have a spread sheet set up and enter your score. At the end of June we will again look at your best 10+10 shot target for the month of June. We will add the two best scores [May + June] together and the winner from MN or WI will get a brick of ammo compliments of MN Biathlon! We have already had requests from WI to have their shooters entered in the contest, so MN, get dialed in!!

If this goes well, we will likely have another contest in July and August with a test on paper involving range procedure.

Enjoy the Journey!

Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

MN Cup #6 at Mt. Itasca – Saturday, March 16, 2019 – RESULTS – PHOTOS

Hosted by Mt. Itasca Nordic Ski Association


https://flic.kr/s/aHsmzAz6aB
Photos from Daniel S. Guay, CD, President/Head Coach, Lake Superior Biathlon

Biathlon Results: Mass Start, 3.16.2019
7.5K Mass Start (5×1.5K)
PlaceCateg.NameShootingTime
1GAubrey Smith212036:40
2GLucy WatsonO32337:21
1BRyker Bosek101229:55
2BMatej Cervenka243033:02
3BConnor Grant333336:01
4BJoel Haering 343237:17
1YWKaisa Bosek410029:35
2YWStormy Hegg101029:58
3YWAnnika VirenO12331:43
4YWEmma Watson102033:57
5YWElsa Viren123434:02
10K Mass Start (5x2K)
PlaceCateg.NameShootingTime
1YMGarrett Beckrich122332:12
2YMSam Stertz222336:26
3YMJackson Grant222237:48
4YMFrank Gangi113243:55
1JMGabe Raguse221436:18
1SMPaul SchommerO11129:29
2SMJacob Dalberg37:25
3SMTim Saxton112459:43
4K Sprint – Novice Race
PlaceCateg.NameShootingTime
114GSanny GangiOO18:33
212GKytalin Smith1220:27
314GTeresa Bitzan1120:54
118MZach Fouguerer – Skoe1116:02
229MJordan Fellbaum1019:38
316MAidan HagenOO20:53
435MRyan Gaalswyk1221:24
543MChris Hagen1122:32

Date:               Saturday March 16, 2019

Place:             Mt. Itasca, Coleraine

Race Format: Mass Start (PPSS)

Distance:       Women- 7.5k

                       Men – 10k

                       Novice race- 4k

Registration:   9:00 AM –  9:55 AM ( day registration only)

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

MN Cup #4 Elk River – Sat, March 2, 2019 – RESULTS

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and  Twin Cities Biathlon

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019

Photos from Brian Wray: https://photo.wrocket.org/2019/elk_river_winter_biathlon/

Elk River Winter Biathlon – 9km Interval Start – 2019-03-02 – By Event
Place / ClassNameCategoryStartFinishOverallBackPPSSTotal
1 / 1Bosek, RykerB1:3045:4044:10+0:0011226
2 / 1Bosek, KaisaG2:3047:0444:34+0:2401012
3 / 1Del Toro, JosephYM1:0047:0046:00+1:50432211
4 / 1Hegg, StormyYW4:0050:4846:48+2:38231410
5 / 1Pattison, GregMM4:3054:2649:56+5:4611226
6 / 2Grant, ConnorB5:0055:0950:09+5:5911529
7 / 2Grant, Jackson*YM3:3053:4550:15+6:05152210
8 / 2Watson, LucyG3:0056:0853:08+8:5811204
9 / 3Swanson, EliottB5:3058:4753:17+9:07234514
*Technical issues with rifle.
  • 10km Interval Start (10 seconds apart)
    • PPSS with Penalty Loops
    • Exact race distances to be determined
  • Registration 11:30 AM
  • Zero – 12:00 Noon
  • Race Start – 12:45 PM
  • Cost –
    • $10.00 or FREE if you stay and help with the Novice race 
    • 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.

Update for MNCup #3

This morning we groomed the race loops at the Nisswa range. Really worked up better than I expected. We will touch them up on Saturday am also.

There are a few windblown areas with some grass showing and the windy days brought down some pine needles on the camel humps..but otherwise should be great skiing! These courses will reward quick technique transitions, and good cornering skills. The snow will be cold with some ice mixed in—so really fast. Temps are forecast in the low 20’s.

I will send out a start list on Saturday for the Sprint. It will be randomly selected; while the following Pursuit format at 10 sec start intervals will be in the order of finish from the Sprint. Eleven athletes so far are planning on starting.

Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon