May 25, 2018

Nationals Final Day

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Sunday marked the end of this year’s National Championships.  Our Telemark athletes continued to perform very well!

Julia 3rd Women Mass Start

Jasper 13th Men Mass Start

Colton 18th Youth Men Individual

Danica 5th Senior Girls Individual

Kira 15th Senior Girls Individual

Natalie 18th Senior Girls Individual

Relay Results

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Lots of great results in the Relay event at Nationals!

Jasper and Julia teamed up with Sarah Beaudry to place third and as first and second were both from Alberta, they won the Silver in the Men/Women relay!  Way to go!

Colton teamed up with Kaede and Thomas and placed a solid 6th in the youth men/women category, second of the BC teams (the other BC team finished 4th and claimed the bronze medal).

Natalie teamed up with Ethan and Cole, and they rocked the course to finish 1st, winning the Gold!  Danica raced with Emmanuel and Joe, placing 3rd but no medal as they were the second BC Team.  Kira raced on an “unofficial team” with Claire and Linnea to finish first in the unofficial category.

Great results everyone!  Things wrap up tomorrow with the final race, the Individual.  Good luck to all!

Pursuit Results

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Another day, another race…

Julia led the way for Telemark today, with a second place finish!  Jasper finished in 12th, Natalie placed 5th, Danica 10th, Kira 17th and Colton 18th.   Colton had a difficult day at the range, but when you leave your last shooting bout at the back of the pack and then pass 7 or 8 competitors, that isn’t so bad!

Friday is a rest day, then Relays on Saturday and Individuals on Sunday.  Go Team BC!

 

 

Sprint Results

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Some great results for our athletes today competing at the National Championships!

Julia 2nd Women Sprint

Jasper 12th Men Sprint

Colton 19th Youth Men

Danica 3rd Senior Girls

Natalie 7th Senior Girls

Kira 25th Senior Girls

Well done everyone!  Tomorrow is the Pursuit race, should be exciting!

 

Demo Day Race Results

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Click here for the Race Results from Sunday’s Biathlon Demo and Fun Race.  Well done to all of the participants! We had 21 enthusiastic participants, some from as far away as Germany and Alaska! It was a fantastic day for all of us.

Telemark Biathlon Team

Race Team Update

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Biathlon BC Cup 3 at Burns Lake is now in the books.  With gusty winds on Saturday (even some shooting mats blew off the range) and cold, clear skies on Sunday (everything delayed by an hour, as it was -30C in the wee hours of the morning), it was a challenging weekend for athletes and coaches alike.  Three of our athletes made the long trek north: Colton, Natalie and Kira.  The folks at Ominica Ski Club put on a fabulous event as always, complete with live entertainment at the Banquet and a Sasquatch Biathlete skiing through the range on Sunday!

In the sprint on Saturday, Colton narrowly missed out on first place by 6 seconds, but strong prone shooting on Sunday sent him away in the lead in the Pursuit to bring back a first place finish.

Our Senior Girls did great as usual, with Natalie finishing third and second, Kira finishing 5th and 4th.   so everyone in the top 5 and 4 podiums – that is another great result!

Next up: the Biathlon BC Championships, right here at Telemark.

Telemark Biathlon Race Season Update – Great Results!

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We are at the half-way point of the Biathlon BC Cup circuit and Telemark has been posting some very impressive results.  After a cold and snowy race weekend in Prince George, the team enjoyed a warmer and sunnier weekend at the Whistler Olympic Park this past weekend.

l-r Rory, Natalie, Colton, Coach Chris, Danica, Kira and Makenna

Prince George had some ups and downs.  Biathlon is a complex sport and when everything goes right it can be amazing!

For Kira, Makenna and Rory, this was their first BC Cup race in the Senior Category carrying rifles rack-to-rack and shooting standing as well as prone.  All competed very well, with Makenna placing second in the Pursuit on Sunday!

Danica had one of those amazing weekends when everything goes perfectly, and she placed first in both races! Natalie had one of those weekends where she raced strong but a couple of mistakes proved costly and ended up getting disqualified.

Colton narrowly missed the podium in the Youth Men category, placing 4th in both races.

Danica racing to first place. photo credit Adrian Secu

Makenna pushing hard to the finish line. Photo credit Adrian Secu

Rory pushing hard in Prince George. Photo credit Adrian Secu

So off to Whistler and again superb results by the team!

Our Senior Girls again pulled off several podium finishes!  On Saturday, Natalie placed first and Makenna third, Danica fourth; on Sunday Natalie again placed first and Danica placed third, Makenna fourth.  Kira and Rory also had excellent race weekends, again placing in the top 10 in their categories on both days.  Colton once again just missed the podium with two fourth place finishes.

Danica now leads the Senior Girls BC Cup points standing.  Next up: Biathlon BC Cup 3 in Burns Lake this coming weekend.

Colton powering up the final hill

Natalie using the offset technique on her way to a first place finish

Kira at Whistler Olympic Park

 

Telemark’s Julia Ransom Top 10 finish – again!

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Julia has done it again, finishing 9th in the BMW World Cup women’s 7.5-kilometre Sprint race last Thursday in Oberhof, Germany!  Julia used clean shooting to good effect and finished 1 minute and 14 seconds behind the winner, Anastasiya Kuzmina from Slovakia.

Sarah Beaudry, from Prince George, also shot clean to finish in 23rd place, and Megan Tandy, also from Prince George, missed 2 to finish in 59th.

Well done to our BC women!

 

Telemark’s Julia Ransom in the Top 10

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Julia Ransom has launched herself into a top 10 finish in Sweden at the season opening World Cup race weekend in the Individual competition, finishing 9th overall. Julia had perfect shooting with 4 clean rounds.  7 athletes in the top 10 shot clean as competition was fierce at the top of the order. Way to go Julia!

Julia says “I was mainly excited just to get the season started and to be racing again, but finishing in the top 10 was the icing on the cake!”

This is Julia’s first top 10 finish in the World Cup circuit.  What a great way to kick off the season!  Let’s hope there are lots more top 10s to come.

Julia shot clean in all four rounds

Final BC Cup Points Results

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Congratulations to our athletes for an amazing season!

Senior Girls: Natalie Benoit 1st place; Danica Ariano 4th place

Senior Boys: Colton Hay 2nd place

Junior Girls: Makenna Banser 1st place, Kira Friesen 3rd place

Junior Boys: Rory Hay 5th place

Awesome results!  Our six competitors raced in all 8 BC Cup races this season and had a great time.

Telemark Nordic Club finished in 4th place overall in the club standings.