June 9th dawned with heavy overcast skies and light rain. This was the second Junionr Development Clinic of the season and it was going to be wet! We had six juniors, three experienced and three new, who would be training that day. The clinic got underway at approximately 9:00 a.m. under the direction of Art Stegen and Sean Halligan. The group worked on everything from dry firing, positioning, zeroing and training for biathlon. After a short break for lunch the group continued with standing shooting techniques and ended the day with two short relays. The rain was on again off again all day long. At approximately 4:00 pm we were done for the day. From the Polar Bear Biathlon team we had Maddie Phaneuf, Megan Greene and Henry Uzdavinis attending.
On Sunday the day started clear and warm. This was to be the first summer biathlon for the season for the Polar Bear Biathlon Club. There were 13 hardy souls who entered this sprint race. There were two racers from Pennsylvania, Douglas Hoover and Frank Gaval, one from Canada, Annalisa Percy, and the other ten from NY. The course was moderately hilly in the beginning of the loop with the last half of the loop being basically flat. The temperature was approximately 80 degrees with high humidity at the start of the race at 11:00 a.m. The sprint race had two shooting stops, the first prone and the second standing. The fastest time of the day was registered by Youth Male, Brian Halligan from Ganesvoort, NY. Brian beat out Douglas Hoover from Williamsburg, PA. by 32 seconds. Both Brian and Douglas shot 7 for 10 in their races. In the women’s race Annalisa Percy recorded the fastest time for females by over four minutes from second place Maddie Phaneuf. Annalisa shot 2 for 10 and Maddie shot 1 for 10 in this race.
In the sport category, Girl Class racer Allyson Brosemer recorded the fastest time of the day beating out second place Senior Woman, Kathleen Rivet, by 1:24. Both competitors went 9 for 10 with their shooting for the day. First for the men’s class went to Senior Male, Paul Rivet who went 6 for 10 shooting.
The best shooting of the day for Women was shared between Allyson Brosemer, Deborah Brosemer and Kathleen Rivet all shooting 9 of 10. All three of these ladies shot twice at standing targets. For men it was Richard Sloman shooting 8 of 10. Richard was in the competition class, which means that he shot once at small targets prone and once at large targets standing. He missed one in each stop.
The following are the results by class:
Sport Division: Girl Class Allyson Brosemer 1st 9 of 10 38:49
Megan Greene 2nd 6 of 10 41:53
Senior Women Kathleen Rivet 1st 9 of 10 40:13
Anne Greene 2nd 6 of 10 43:02
Danielle Beckingham 3rd 3 of 10 45:02
Deborah Brosemer 4th 9 of 10 53:57
Master Women Lesley Leach 1st 6 of 10 41:02
Senior Men Paul Rivet 1st 6 of 10 29:57
Competition Class Youth Women Maddie Phaneuf 1st 1 of 10 38:53
Youth Men Brian Halligan 1st 7 of 10 24:10
Senior Women Annalisa Percy 1st 2 or 10 34:25
Master Men Douglas Hoover 1st 7 of 10 24:42
Richard Sloman 2nd 8 of 10 33:25
GrandMaster Men Art Stegen 1st 7 of 10 38:21
Frank Gaval 2nd 2 of 10 41:09