Biathlon Canada announced its roster for 2017 Youth and Junior World Championships, to be held in Osrblie, Slovakia. The team naming came at the end of a weekend of NorAm racing in Valcartier, Quebec, where the last day...
The United States Biathlon Association (USBA) held three days of youth and junior biathlon trials racing in Jericho, Vermont, January 28-30. At the end of the series, USBA named this year's team to Youth and Junior...
If you follow U.S. skiing closely, you've probably heard of Paul Everett. After three years on US Biathlon's development team, Everett, 20, is currently a Montana State University sophomore and member of the Bridger Ski...
Note: In addition to the Dublin School, at least one other private school in New Hampshire has FIS-homologated trails. Proctor Academy, with 360...
Note: Photos from this story are courtesy of John Lazenby. Many more photos from the Eastern Cup weekend are available at his website. The New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) tried out an old format for the...
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Citing poor air quality which irritated airways, a Norwegian team doctor says he provided competitors with asthma medication at Junior and U23 World Championships in Romania last season. But American and Canadian competitors and coaches do not remember having such problems, and expressed surprise that such medications were being given to young athletes with no medical history of asthma.
Soldier Hollow and Park City are as ready as they're going to be to host the first Junior/U23 World Championships in the U.S. in 31 years. “If we did nothing from now to January 30, facility-wise, we’re ready to go,” Greg Porier said in early August. “If athletes showed up tomorrow, we’re ready.”
After top-20 individual finishes at the last two World Junior Championships, Torchia is moving into the U23 category and pumped up to do it in Utah: "Time to defend our home turf from the Russians and Norwegians."
Having joined the SMST2 Elite Team this year as well as enrolling at Dartmouth College, Kern has made some changes and is looking forward to another big year. "I think there isn’t one specific area where I have seen improvement over the past few months, but actually in every area," she wrote.
New research shows that nearly 20 percent of female junior skiers and biathletes in Norway display disordered eating, with the percentage even higher at elite sports high schools.
All right, so the top Norwegian women are training more than 900 hours per year. What does that mean for everyone else? We chatted with Jodi Hawley, an exercise physiologist who formerly worked with the Canadian National Team for cross-country skiing.
USSA CEO Tiger Shaw explains how the Cross Country Sport Committee unanimously voted to reaffiliate High Plains, while making a task force to examine some of the issues over the summer: "It was democratic, it went to committee, all the major players were there and had their say."
Scott Perras didn't know that this would be his last season as a professional biathlete, but he's not stepping away from skiing as the new high-performance coach at the Alberta World Cup Academy. "The last seven years, I kind of got to live like I won the lottery," he reflected.
Rebecca Watson, the board chair of the High Plains division, was surprised by an email saying that USSA was ending the affiliation agreement with the division - without warning or a probationary period to improve the weaknesses that USSA says it finds in Wyoming. Others on the Cross Country Committee, which is now set to discuss the topic at USSA Congress, said they were also surprised.
There's just a few more days for juniors, seniors, and collegiate skiers and biathletes to apply to U.S. Biathlon's Talent Identification Camp, to be held in Lake Placid, New York, in June with national team athletes and coaches.
Doherty became the winningest youth and junior biathlete of all time, from any country, after picking up one last gold at Junior World Champs -- and also tallied three World Cup top 20s. Ogden secured her place on the U.S. cross-country scene by winning a SuperTour and notching third- and fourth-place finishes in the senior division at U.S. nationals.
The good news: “We’ll have a race tomorrow,” chief of competition Gary Larson said of the U.S. Junior Nationals currently taking place in Cable, Wis. Due to exceedingly warm temperatures on Tuesday reaching into the 60's, the 5-kilometer and 1.3-kilometer race courses have been jeopardized.
FasterSkier intern Eric Byram, of Canmore, Alberta, was one of 10 juniors selected to Canada's Junior B-Tour, which included two weekends of racing in Germany and Switzerland.
The final set of competitions, the team events, on Friday wrapped up the weeklong U23/Junior World Championships in Rasnov, Romania, with the U.S junior women skiing to eighth. The day before, three Americans landed in the top 15 at Junior Worlds: Jasper Good (nordic combined), Katharine Ogden and Ian Torchia.