The Maine Winter Sports Center’s Biathlon Team heads to Utah for three weeks of training. The Team will train primarily at Soldier Hollow, the venue for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Joining the MWSC Biathlon Team will be both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams.
Both Men’s and Women’s Teams will train alongside the very best biathletes in the U.S. Taking advantage of the high altitude and beautiful surroundings, the camp will be both challenging as well as a psychological boost. “The athletes have trained well while at home over the past six weeks”, stated Biathlon Coach Gary Colliander. “They’re really ready for this trip, to get out west, to be in a different environment, and see where they stack up with the others.”
During the camp the athletes will take part in two rollerski races. For the women these races are just an indicator to see how they rank amongst each other. For the men however, these races will finalize the December World Cup Team which has one spot still up for grabs.
MWSC Biathletes attending:
BethAnn Chamberlain – Caribou
Andrea Mayo – Soldier Pond
Grace Boutot – Ft. Kent
Bill Bowler – Wausau, WI
Eliot Neal – Wilson, WY
Russell Currier – Stockholm
Walt Shepard – Yarmouth
Follow the camp at mwscbiathlon.blogspot.com