Weekend of Biathlon Events Successful in Everyway!


The Polar Bear Biathlon Club hosted two biathlon activities this past weekend.  The first activity was the second of two Junior Development Clinics.  Originally scheduled for ten attendees, the actual number of biathletes was seven.  One withdrew before the clinic and we had two no show.  Having said this, the other seven had a great time honing their skills in biathlon.  Coaches Art Stegen and Sean Halligan started the day by fitting rifles to each junior followed by discussions related to gun handling and technique devel0pment.  Each of the participants zeroed their own rifle and ended the day with fun competitions involving physical activity and shooting.  As always safety was the first order of business!  The day was very productive in the development of our future biathletes.

On Sunday, June 22nd, the Polar Bears hosted a summer biathlon running race.  This was a modified pursuit race with all racers running five .65 km loops.  There were four shooting stops, for the competition classes, they were prone-prone-standing-standing.  For the sport classes and the Boy/Girl classes, they shot prone-prone-prone-prone, large targets each time.  The results of this race are as follows:

Competition class:

P    P    S    S     Tot     Time

Open Men-Joachen Hoppert      4     5    4     4      17      34:06.7

Master Female-Lesley Leach         3     5     3    4       15      51:35.9

Junior Male–    Connor Hrynuk     2    3     4     3       12     36:34.5

Sport class:

P     P    P     P    Tot     Time

Girl– Megan Greene                         1     1     2     3       7       40:06.2

Boy– Henry Uzdavinis                     0    0     0     1       1        30:35.1

Tyler Rudolph                         3      2     3     1       9       38:07.4

Novice Female-Lynn Zombek  2      2      2    3       9       48:08.5

Janine Phaneuf                     2     1       2     3      8       52:59.3

Novice Male-Ray Gardner          1     3       4    2       10     1:02:32.8


We would like to thank everyone that helped out over the weekend and took part in our clinic and race.  Great job everyone.  For those of you that would like to see the webpage that we used to calculating the race results go to http://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=24396.

Our next race will be a sprint race at Adirondack Woodcraft Camps.  This will be a 6 km three lap race, two shooting stops:  prone/standing.  Come join us on August 24th!