Coaching Resource for Master Biathletes

Biathlon Coaching by Paul and Bryn is a full-service biathlon coaching service that focuses on both the shooting and fitness components of biathlon.  This training program is NOT a replacement for your local club live fire training, but a supplementary virtual program.  It is the responsibility of the participant to have their own rifle and basic equipment.

This coaching program is designed for three types of individuals:

  1. You want to learn biathlon basics, shooting technique and biathlon specific physical training
  2. You have biathlon experience, previous race experience, and want to become more competitive
  3. You have several years of high-level biathlon experience, competitive within your age group and want to compete at a very high level Nationally or Internationally

The services provided by Biathlon Coaching by Paul and Bryn include:

  • Introductory sessions including rifle basics, rifle fitting, range protocol and position
  • Shooting video analysis either live video or recorded
  • Weekly sessions at Dry Fire Foundry (drop-in classes) based on training package
  • Monthly 60 shot shooting tests
  • Weekly shooting workouts (dry or live fire combination)
  • Ski related workouts each week (Run, bike, rollerski, skierg, ski hiking, run/shoot combos)
  • Daily workout analysis through Training Peaks for each workout
  • Up to 15 minutes each week with either shooting coach or fitness coach

Whether you are looking to improve your shooting technique, preparing for the 2022 US National Biathlon Championships in Lake Placid or dreaming of competing in the 2024 World Master Games in Italy, we have a program that can help you achieve your goals.

For further information, check out our website at biathloncoaching.net or contact us at

paul@biathloncoaching.net

bryn@biathloncoaching.net

Elk River Roller Ski Race – Thurs, Aug 19th, 2021 – RESULTS

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

Thursday, August 19th, 2021
Woodland Trails Biathlon Range

Below are the results from last night—sorted—on one sheet sorted by gender/race length and on the other sorted by gender/race length/age class. While the younger athletes are in two year age classes, at Trials <17 and youth will be combined so into a 4 yr class. The Junior class is now three years [19,20,21] and the seniors run up to 30 but many older race down. In any case, Ben Fena had a really good race as did Amanda Kautzer!! Those relay rounds are a mixed blessing!! Takes a lot of time to load them, and they throw off the rhythm of the shooting. So good shooting pays!!
– Bill Meyer

NAME20/21 CLASSSTARTp+XS+XFIN TIMERACE TIMECLASS PLACEOVERALL PLACECLUB
8.6 km
7] Ben Fena<1703:00.0010230:39.027:3911Duluth 
4] Carson Peterson<15M01:30.0230232:47.031:1712TC
2] Jack Cashman<15M00:30.0130332:32.032:0223Bluff
3] Gregg PattisonMM01:00.0230233:21.032:2114Wisc
8] Derek LindbergMM03:30.0003337:35.034:0525NG
9] Eric Anderson<15M04:00.0022339:10.035:1036Bluff
6] Matthew Broderson<17M02:30.0032338:38.036:0827-no polesTC
1] Ryan Houseman<17M00:00.0430336:21.036:2138TC
12] Devin KlattYM05:30.0533343:14.037:4419Bluff
11] Noah Beseman<1705:00.0330045:58.040:58410TC
10] Keith KranzMM04:30.0530249:52.045:22311TC
5] Owen Fischer<17M02:00.0233348:12.046:12512Duluth
6.6 km
24] Amanda KautzerSW11:30.0010133:09.021:3911Crosscut
18] Cheresa BouleyJW08:30.0010333:09.024:3912TC
14] Saylor Landrum<17F06:30.0030331:31.025:0113TC
16] Audrey Lahammer<17F07:30.0001332:58.025:2824Bluff
23] Jenna RuzichSW11:00.0230037:01.026:0125TC
20] Sanny Gangi<17F09:30.0232337:46.028:1636Mt I
22] Ella Karkela<17F10:30.0233339:15.028:4547Mt I
19] Lauren Huber<17F09:00.0233342:07.033:0758Wolf
15] Maeve Lindsay<17F07:00.0232340:35.033:3569TC
21] Emily BrodersonMW10:00.0134348:20.038:20110TC

https://www.minnesotabiathlon.com/venues/

Relay Format

30 second start interval
3 skiing loops, 2 shooting stages, P/S, using spare relay rounds

All Men – 8.6km 
All Women – 6.6km

Registration @ 5:30 PM

Please have your paperwork filled out beforehand or sign up online.

Zero @ 6:00 PM

Race Start @ 6:45 PM

$10 / racer

Cash or check made out to Minnesota Biathlon.

Racing?

Contact Bill Meyer at wmeyer@nisswa.net, or sign-up online (save some paper!) at https://forms.gle/D3mLGEXPHwmTCSDa8

Interested in volunteering, or have other questions?

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

Elk River Rollerski Biathlon Race and Practice – June 27, 2021 – RESULTS

Results, thanks to Brian Wray

The photos — also from Brian Wray — from Sunday’s race can be found here: https://photo.wrocket.org/2021/june_elk_river_biathlon/

Elk River Rollerski Biathlon
9.3km – Interval Start
Overall / ClassNameCategoryClubFinishBackPPSSTotal
1 / 1Jake EllingsonSMNational Guard31:4800:0022329
2 / 1Matej CervenkaYMMount Itasca32:0500:1702125
3 / 1Cheresa BouleyJWTwin Cities35:1303:2520316
4 / 2Alex VaniasSMWisconsin Biathlon35:3503:47433212
5 / 2Matthew BrodersonYMTwin Cities35:3803:5021025
6 / 1Hunter ZupkoJMNational Guard38:0306:15334313
7 / 1Derek LindbergMMNational Guard39:1707:2921115
8 / 2Kaisa BosekJWWolfpack39:5008:0232027
9 / 1Eric AndersonU17MBluff Nordic40:2908:4132218
10 / 1Saylor LandrumYWTwin Cities43:1211:24233311
11 / 2Evelyn HudrlikYWTwin Cities43:2611:3823319
12 / 1Ella KarkelaU17WMount Itasca45:4313:55332311
13 / 3Ryan HousemanYMTwin Cities47:0715:19354416
14 / 3Lauren HuberYWWolfpack48:1516:27244313
15 / 4Maeve LindsayYWTwin Cities53:0321:15443516
16 / 1Emily BrodersonMWTwin Cities55:0123:13242311
17 / 2Keith KranzMMTwin Cities55:4523:57523414
18 / 4Owen FischerYMDuluth56:4024:52534416

Coming up on the 27th of June will be a daylong program at the Woodland Trails and Range at Elk River. In the morning, we will have a practice working on shooting skills and roller ski technique, and in the pm—the first Rollerski Biathlon Race of the season!! See the above Invitation for the race!

The program for the morning practice is as follows:

9:00 Meet at the range
9:00-10:30 shooting accuracy, rifle handling, and range procedure
10:30-12:00 – ski technique on roller skis

12:00 to 1:30 lunch on your own and race registration at 12:30

1:30 zero for the race
2:15 race start

Who: The practice is open to all who have experience with biathlon and have a rifle of their own or leased. It will be limited in the first opening round to a max of 10 participants. If more are interested, then we may open it up to as many as 10 more and split the training.

Contact: If you are interested in either the practice or the race, please contact me asap.

Cost: There will be no cost for the practice—Race entry is $10.

Another step in the Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach