IBU Rules - 2006 - get it now in PDF format
Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, ME, November 20. IBU has just released the new IBU Handbook 2006 in PDF. The handbook includes the IBU Rules updated for 2006. | PDF
World Cup to Start in Nov. 29 in Ostersund Sweden
Hilton HotelsPineland Farms, New Gloucester, ME, November 16. See great photos of the US Biathlon Team at the Olympics | Visit the Ostersund WC Site | Watch the World Cup live right from
Team Selection & National Team Criteria for 2006/07
Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, ME, October 30. Athlete Selection criteria for the World Cup, World Championship and Youth Junior World Championship and for the National Teams for 2007- Click here. Information and Invitation on the Youth / Junior World Championship Team Trials and Open Sr Event - Click here: Word | PDF.
USBA Board Meeting Focuses on Athlete Development
Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, ME, September 26. “Our number one objective is to support our current athletes, but very close behind that is the need to support and develop a new generation of athletes that will keep our sport strong and growing,” was Chairman Larry Pugh’s statment on athlete development at the fall meeting of the US Biathlon Association Board of Directors today. | More
Olympians at Monday’s US Biathlon Golf Tournament
New Gloucester, ME, September 25. Four Olympic Biathletes played the Tournament at the Falmouth Country Club with about 70 other supporters. | photos from the day
U.S. Junior National Biathlon Team Trials

Mt. Itasca, Coleraine, MN September 22: Mount Itasca Biathlon Association will be hosting the Junior/Youth World Championships Trials at Mount Itasca Ski Area in Coleraine, MN, December 27, 2006 - December 31, 2006. | More Info

Summer Rollerski Festival Results Updated
Jericho, VT, August 14.  The Results from the Summer Rollerski Festival Pursuit Competition at the Ethan Allen Firing Range have been updated to show the Youth Women's Class separately from the Women and Jr Women. We regret the omission | Results
US Biathletes Treated to Bavarian Hospitality
Schleching, Germany September 8, 2006. It is fall in Bavaria with sunny days, cool nights and the upcoming Oktoberfest season on everyone’s mind in the big cities like Munich as well as small mountain villages like Schleching. | Photos & More
Cobb Re-elected to IBU Technical Committee;
Norway’s Besseberg Retains IBU Presidency
Khanty Mansiysk, Russia, August 31. US Biathlon Executive Director Max Cobb was re-elected today to the International Biathlon Union (IBU) Technical Committee during the first business session of the Seventh Regular IBU Congress. | More
Russians Continue Domination at Summer World Championships
Ufa, Russia, September 7, 2006. The host Russian Team continued to dominate the senior competitions picking up three medals in Pursuit competitions today to go with the four from yesterday’s Sprint. | More
Hoover, Nordyke Lead US at Summer World Championships
Ufa, Russia, September 6, 2006. Doug Hoover (Williamsport, PA) and Deborah Nordyke (Day, NY) were the top US Finishers in the first day of competition at the Summer Biathlon World Championships here today. | More
Tim Burke Leads US Team in Ostersund Competitions
Ostersund, Sweden, August 27. Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, NY), finished seventh in all three rollerski competitions which included a 12.4k cross country event, as well as Biathlon Sprint and Pursuit competitions conducted this weekend at the World Cup venue in north central Sweden. | More
IBU Offers Summer Biathlon World Championships Live via Internet
Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, ME, August 22. The IBU (International Biathlon Union) today announced that both live and on-demand broadcasts of all nine competitions at the upcoming Summer Biathlon World Championships would be available on its website, | More
Minnesotans Top Summer Rollerski Festival;
National Team Training in Sweden
Jericho, VT, August 14.  Brynden Manbeck (Grand Rapids, MN) won both the Women’s Sprint and Pursuit competitions, while her brother Kevin Patzoldt and Mark Johnson (both of Grand Rapids, MN) each won one of the Men’s titles at this weekend’s Summer Rollerski Festival at the Ethan Allen Firing Range. | Results & More
USBA and NENSA To Host Golf Fund Raiser
Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, ME, August 4. The US Biathlon Association and NENSA (New England Nordic Ski Association) will host their first golf tournament on September 25 at the Falmouth Country Club in Falmouth, ME. | Photos & More
Junior Biathletes "Summering" in Snowy Argentina
Bariloche, Argentina, August 1. While most US Biathletes are sweating through summer dry-land training, several National Junior team athletes are training on mid winter snow in Bariloche, Argentina. | Photos & More
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes May 2006
Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, ME, July 21. The Minutes of the last Board of Directors meeting are now posted | Minutes PDF
Summer Biathlon National Championship
Day, NY, July 17. The Saratoga Biathlon Club hosted the 2006 Summer Biathlon National Championships and World Championship Trials July 13-16.| More | Results PDF
New Coaches “Hit the Ground Running” at First Training Camp
Lake Placid, NY, July 12. The new US Biathlon National Team Coaches, Per Nilsson and Mikael Lofgren have been putting US Biathletes to the test over the last week, conducting their first training camp with many of the National Team athletes. | More
Nilsson and Lofgren Selected as New National Team Coaches for US Biathlon
Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, ME, June 29. The US Biathlon Association has hired two experienced Swedish coaches, Per Nilsson and Mikael Lofgren, to lead US biathletes to “new levels of success,” according to US Biathlon Executive Director Max Cobb.  | More
Catch up on Summer Biathlon News
Summer Biathlon Update. News from recent evets and the lates schedule of upcoming races | More
Summer Biathlon National Championships
Day New York, June 2. Entry information for the 2006 Summer Biathlon National Championships and World Championship Selection Trials is posted as a PDF file.  The event is being hosted by the Saratoga Biathlon Club July 12-16.  It promises to be a great event.  Please contact the Saratoga Biathlon Club for more information: Saratoga Biathlon Club, 3016 South Shore Road, Day   NY   12835, Phone:  (518) 696-3961 | Entry Form & Info PDF
New US Biathlon Leadership Assembles in Maine
Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, ME, May 20. The newly elected USBA Board of Directors assembled here this past weekend for its first meeting to chart a new direction for the Association, including the appointment of Max Cobb as Executive Director. | More
adidas® and Lapua Renew Sponsorships with US Biathlon
Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, ME, May 17. Sponsorships with two of the US Biathlon Team’s major equipment sponsors, adidas and Lapua, were renewed last week in meetings with company representatives. | More
US Biathlon Association Elections
Colchester, VT April 24 . A special membership meeting was held to vote for the officers and directors of the Association at 12 P.M. on APRIL 20, 2006. | Report on the Election
National Championships Reports from MWSC Coach Gary Colliander
Valcartier, Quebec March 23-26. Two weeks ago the U.S. Biathlon National Championships were rained out forcing race organizers to move and combine the event with this week’s North American Championships in Varcartier, Quebec. | More...
Teela 37th, Burke 41st in Holmenkollen Pursuit
Oslo Norway, March 25. Jeremy Teela (Anchorage, AK) in 37th and Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, NY) in 41st were the top US finishers in the World Cup Pursuit competitions here today. | Photos & More...
Jeremy Teela and Sarah Konrad Earn World Cup Points in Oslo Sprints; All Five US Biathletes Make Pursuit Field
Holmenkollen Oslo Norway, March 23. Jeremy Teela (Anchorage, AK) and Sarah Konrad (Laramie, WY) both had season best performances and earned World Cup Points for their identical 30th place finishes in today’s Men’s and Women’s Sprint competitions at the legendary Holmenkollen Ski Stadium. | Photos & More...
Rachel Steer Moves up to 40th in Kontiolahti Pursuit
Kontiolahti, Finland, March 18. Rachel Steer (Anchorage, AK) closed her Biathlon World Cup career by moving from 43rd at the start, to finish 40th in the Women’s 10K Pursuit competition today. | Photos & More...
Rachel Steer, Sarah Konrad, and Jeremy Teela Top US Finishers in Kontiolahti Sprints
Kontiolahti, Finland March 16.  Two women Rachel Steer (Anchorage, AK) and Sarah Konrad, (Laramie, WY) and one man, Jeremy Teela (Anchorage, AK) were the only US Biathletes to finish in the top 60 in the Sprint competitions today, thus qualifying for Saturday’s Pursuit competitions. | More...
Hakkinen Anchors US Team to 18th Place in World Championships Mixed Relay
Pokljuka (Bled), Slovenia, March 12. Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, AK), under very harsh, windy conditions, moved the US from 23rd position to 18th at the finish today, with a strong anchor leg in which he needed only two extra rounds to clean.| Photo & More...
Hakkinen 25th in Pokljuka Men’s Pursuit
Pokljuka (Bled), Slovenia, March 11.  Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, AK), after missing one target in the first shooting stage and two in the second, watched his hopes of another top15 finish slip away, as he fell from slowly from 11th position at the start until eventually finishing 25th in the Men’s 12.5K Pursuit today. | More...
Tracy Barnes has Perfect Shooting in Pokljuka Women’s Sprint
Pokljuka (Bled), Slovenia, March 9.  Tracy Barnes (Durango, CO) ended her disappointing season today with a clean shooting performance, but missed making Saturday’s 60-competitor Pursuit field with a 65th place finish in the Women’s 7.5K Sprint. | More...
Hakkinen Finishes 11th
Pokljuka (Bled), Slovenia, March 8.  Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, AK), in his first competition since the Olympic Winter Games, said he felt “very relaxed,” during his 11th place effort in today’s 10K Men’s Sprint competition. | More...
National Championships Moved to North American Champs
Colchester, VT March 7. The National Championships will be held in conjunction with the North American Championships from March 23 to 26 at the Myriam Bédard Biathlon Center, CFB Valcartier, Québec. Please enter as soon as possible. Event information and Entry forms: Word Format | PDF Format
Three Weeks on the Side of a Mountain
Olympic Biathletes at the Torino Olympic Winter Games
Cesana San Sicario, Italy, February 28. The experience of the US Olympic Biathlon team in the Torino Olympic Winter Games relates very closely to the mountainside location of the biathlon venue here in Cesana San Sicario | More...
USBA By-laws Ballot Due 13 March
Just a reminder that the deadline for casting your vote for the revised USBA By-laws is quickly approaching.  The passing of these By-laws is critical as they will bring us in compliance with many regulatory organizations that effect our non-profit status.
If you are a member and did not receive a copy of the proposed By-laws please let us know and we will send a copy electronically to you.  We would further ask that you submit your ballot via fax, to (802) 654-7830, to ensure that they arrive at the USBA office in accordance with the established deadline of 12:00 noon EST, Monday, March 13, 2006. | Download By-laws Ballot PDF
Hakkinen 13th in Olympic Mass Start, Second Top Fifteen Finishes in Torino Olympic Games
Cesana San Sicario, Italy, February 25.  Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, AK) climbed back from his disappointing 80th in last week’s Olympic 10K Sprint to 13th in the Olympic 15K Mass Start, reasserting his position as one of the top biathletes in the world today. Watch it on NBC | Story, Photos, Results Link & More...
US Women 15th in Olympic Relay
Cesana San Sicario, Italy, February 23.  Rachel Steer (Anchorage, AK) in her final Olympic appearance, led off the US Women’s 4 X 6K Relay which finished 15tth today, 9:07.8 behind Russia. | Story, Photos, Results Link & More...
Hakkinen Leads in First Leg; Men’s Relay Finishes 9th
Cesana San Sicario, Italy, February 21.   Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, AK) led all 17 teams through the first leg of the Men’s 4 X 7.5K Relay in which the US finished ninth, 2:31.9 behind the winning squad from Germany who won in 1:21.51.5. Russia took Silver, 20.9 seconds back, while France,43.6 seconds back, earned Bronze in a photo finish over Sweden. | Story, Photos, Results Link & More...
Burke 38th; Steer 39th in Olympic Pursuit Competitions
Hakkinen Qualifies for First Olympic Mass Start Competition
Cesana San Sicario, Italy, February 18. Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, NY) and Rachel Steer (Anchorage, AK) finished 38th and 39th, in today’s Men’s and Women’s Olympic Pursuit competitions. Watch it on NBC 12:00 noon EST or on line... | Story, Photos, Results Link & More...
Steer Gets Seasonal Best Mark with 35th in Olympic 7.5K Sprint
Cesana San Sicario, Italy, February 16.  Rachel Steer (Anchorage, AK) was smiling today as she had a seasonal best 35th place in the Women’s 7.5K Sprint. | Story, Result Links & More...
Guard Changes in 10K Sprint as Burke and Bailey Make Pursuit Field
Cesana San Sicario, Italy, February 14. Olympic “rookies” Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, NY) in 37th place and Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, NY) in 48th place, topped veteran biathletes Jeremy Teela (Anchorage, AK), and Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, AK) in 62nd and 80th places respectively, in today’s 10K Sprint competition at the Torino Olympic Winter Games.| Story, Photos, Links & More...
The First Women’s Biathlon Competition of the 2006 Olympic Winter Games: the 15K Individual
Cesana San Sicario, Italy, February 13. Rachel Steer (Anchorage, AK), with three shooting penalties, placed 42nd today in the 15K Individual, the first of five competitions for women in the 2006 Torino Olympic Winter Games. | Story, Photos, Links & More...
“My Mindset Is On the Podium,” as Hakkinen Leads US Men into 10K Sprint
Cesana San Sicario, Italy, February 13.  Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, AK) has only one focus, a medal, as he leads the US Men into Tuesday’s 10K Sprint competition. Watch it Live on USA 7:30 AM EST or on line... | Story, Links & More...
The First Women’s Biathlon Competition of the 2006 Olympic Winter Games: the 15K Individual
Cesana San Sicario, Italy, February 12.   Biathlon competition for the US Women’s Olympic Biathlon Team begins on Monday February 13th, with the 15K Individual competition.Watch it Live on USA 6 AM EST or on line... | Story, Photos, Links & More...
Hakkinen 10th in 20K | All-Time US Olympic Best
Cesana San Sicario, Italy, February 11. Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, AK) stamped his name in US Olympic History one more time as he finished 10th today in the 20K Individual competition, erasing his previous US best of 13th at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games. | Photos & More...
US Biathletes: Settled, Safe, and Sharpening for the Torino Olympic Winter Games
Cesana San Sicario, Italy, February 8.  After more than a month of training, competition and anticipation, the US Olympic Biathlon Team are now in the Bardonecchia Olympic Village, eagerly awaiting the Opening Ceremonies of the Torino Olympic Winter Games and the first competitions this weekend. | Photos & More...
Paintball Biathlon - a youth version of the sport
From the New England Nordic Ski Association:
Mtn. Top Inn, Chittenden, VT, Saturday, January 21.
Mountain Top Inn's XC Ski Center had just enough snow - with a little morning shoveling - for a one kilometer loop on Saturday. The Bill Koch League Paintball Biathlon would have drawn skiers anyway, but having some of the only skiable snow in New England confirmed a terrific turnout.| Photos & More...
“Shaky Legs” Costly to Steer in Women’s Pursuit
Antholz, Italy, January 21. “My legs were shaking for the(first) standing stage (when she missed two targets),” commented Rachel Steer (Anchorage, AK) after her 35th place finish in today’s Women’s 10K Pursuit. | Photos & More...
Hakkinen Takes a Big Step to 15th in Pursuit
Antholz, Italy, January 20.  Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, AK) took another big step today in his drive for Torino as he moved up from 25th at the start to finish 15th in the Men’s 12.5K Pursuit. | Photos & More...
“Good Race for My Confidence” as Hakkinen Finishes 25th in sprint
Antholz, Italy, January 19.  Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, AK) earned World Cup Points for the second time this season with a 25th place finish in this morning’s Men’s 10K Sprint competition.| Photos, Women's Sprint & More...
A Biathlon Fan's TV Guide to World Cups and the Olympic Games

Colchester, VT January 18.   A Record breaking 23 hours of coverage is planned on three networks, NBC, USA, and OLN. See the schedule and mark your calendar! More...
Sarah Konrad Becomes First U.S. Female Winter Olympian
 in Two Different Sports in Same Olympic Games
Antholz, Italy, January 18. Sarah Konrad (Laramie, WY) became the ultimate Olympic multi-tasker, when just two weeks after making the Biathlon Olympic Team, she was yesterday named to the US Olympic cross-country team. | Photos & More...
Ruhpolding World Cup - in words and photos
Ruhpolding, Germany,
January 13 - Women's Sprint - Steer leads the US Team
January 14 - Men's Sprint - "Tough day at the office"
January 15 - Women's Pursuit - Steer fights to the end
Teela and Burke Show US Relay Potential at Ruhpolding World Cup
Ruhpolding, Germany, January 12.   Jeremy Teela (Anchorage, AK) was described today by the German stadium announcer today as the “sensation of the day” when he passed off to Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, NY) in third position after the opening leg of the Men’s 4 X 7.5K Relay. More...
US Women 19th in Ruhpolding Relay
Ruhpolding, Germany, January 11.  The US Team of Rachel Steer (Anchorage, AK), Tracy and Lanny Barnes (Durango, CO) and Carolyn Treacy (Duluth, MN), in their first World Cup competition of 2006, finished 19th in the Women’s 4X6K Relay, which was conducted under the lights this evening. More...
Thank you, Steve Sands - A Message from USBA President Bill Lilly
Colchester, VT January 7. In a small organization, such as the USBA, the Executive Director must take on many roles.  For almost 10 years, Steve Sands has taken on whatever needed to be done. Steve Sands is stepping down as Executive Director. More... | Job Posting PDF
Lowell Bailey’s “Best Day of My Life” Characterizes Final Competitions in the TD Banknorth Festival at Fort Kent
Fort Kent, Maine, January 3. Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, NY) crossed the finish line in the Men’s 10K Sprint today in second place and could only say, “This is surely the best day of my life.” More... | Results: Women | Men | Festival Ranking
Sarah Konrad Wins by Less than One Second; Tim Burke Breezes to Victory in Pursuit Competition
Fort Kent, Maine, January 2. Sarah Konrad (Laramie, WY) and Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, NY) took similar routes to the top of the podium, fast skiing which balanced out their average shooting, in today’s Pursuit Format Competitions. More... | Results: Women | Men
Rachel Steer, Lowell Bailey Nab Sprint Titles as Blizzard Rages
Fort Kent, Maine, December 30.  Two experienced biathletes, Rachel Steer (Anchorage, AK) and Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, NY) prevailed in today’s Sprint competitions at the TD Banknorth Festival at Fort Kent, as a blizzard blasted through the area with falling temperatures, and heavy snow driven by a strong north wind. More...
Denise Teela and Jacob Beste Surprise in First Day at TD Banknorth Festival
Fort Kent, Maine, December 29.Two US Army WCAP athletes, Denise Teela (Anchorage, AK) and Jacob Beste (Minneapolis, MN) captured the Individual competitions in today’s opening of the TD Banknorth Festival at Fort Kent. More... | Results: Women | Men
Youth and Junior World Championships Team Announced
Burlington, VT, December 21.   Fifteen athletes were today named to the US team for the 2006 Youth and Junior Biathlon World Championships in Presque Isle, Maine, January 28- February 3, 2006.| More...
Three Minnesotans Claim Victories on Final Day at Junior Trials
Mt. Itasca Coleraine, MN, December 19.  Three Minnesota athletes, Ben Byrne (Bovey), Brynden Manbeck (Grand Rapids) and Brit Salmela (Duluth) secured spots on the World Junior Championships Team today with victories in the Relay Format Sprints at the Mount Itasca Biathlon Center. | More...
Byrne Takes Second Victory at Junior Trials
Coleraine, MN, December 18.  Ben Byrne (Bovey, MN) picked up his second victory in as many competitions, winning the Junior 12.5K Pursuit Format at the Youth and Junior World Championship Trials today at the Mount Itasca Biathlon Center. | More...
Byrne and Manbeck Dominate Sprint at Junior Trials
Mt. Itasca, MN, December 17. Local biathletes Ben Byrne (Bovey, MN) and Brynden Manbeck (Grand Rapids, MN) dominated the Men’s Junior and Youth Women’s Sprint competitions as the three-day Youth and Junior World Championships Trials opened today. | More...
US Men 10th in Relay
Hochfilzen LogoHochfilzen, Austria, December 11. The US Team of Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, AK), Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, NY), Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, NY), and Jeremy Teela (Anchorage, AK) had no penalties in today’s 4 X 7.5K Relay, finishing 10th, 3;25.7 behind Germany. | More...
NorAm 1 - West Yellowstone
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Hakkinen Leads US Men with 64th in Hochfilzen Sprint
Hochfilzen, Austria, December 10. Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, AK) although disappointed with his 64th place today in the Men’s 10K Sprint, feels that he is on track for more results like Thursday’s 12th place in the 20K Individual competition.| Photos & More...
Steer 41st ; Lanny Barnes Shoots Clean in Women’s 7.5K Sprint
Hochfilzen, Austria, December 9. Rachel Steer (Anchorage, AK) was the top US finisher while Lanny Barnes, in 71st place was perfect on the shooting range in today’s Women’s 7.5K Sprint at the Hochfilzen Biathlon World Cup..| Photos & More...
Hakkinen Opens Season with 12th Place at Hochfilzen
Hochfilzen, Austria, December 8. Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, AK) opened his season here today with a 12th place finish in the Men’s 20K Individual, recording a single penalty in the 20-shot competition.| Photos & More...
US Women Battle Heavy Snow in 15K Individual
Hochfilzen, Austria, December 7. Heavy snow settled in over the Hochfilzen Biathlon Stadium just as the Women’s 15K Individual started today, making the tracks slow for all the four US women competing.| Photos & More...
Steer Shoots Clean to Claim Europa Cup Victory
Obertilliach, Austria, December 4. Rachel Steer (Anchorage, Alaska) hit all 10 targets in the Women’s 7.5K Sprint competition today to claim victory over German’s Magdalena Neuner by 6.5 seconds.| More...
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US Men Show Promise in World Cup Relay

Ostersund, Sweden, November 29.  The US Team of Jeremy Teela, Lowell Bailey, Tim Burke, and Walt Shepard, who train at the Maine Winter Sports Center in Fort Kent, finished 18th today in the final competition at the Ostersund Biathlon World Cup.| More...

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Bailey Moves Up to 29Th in Ostersund Pursuit
Scores First World Cup Points of Career

Ostersund, Sweden, November 27.  Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, NY) picked up a new personal best World Cup result today with 29th place in the Men’s 12.5K Pursuit competition. Bailey explained that the 29th place is more than just a personal best. “Before the season, James (Upham) and I set a goal of a top 30 finish| More...
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Bailey Starts Strong in Return to Biathlon with 40th Place in Ostersund
Ostersund, Sweden, November 26.  Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, NY) returned to biathlon competition today after two years of collegiate skiing, and turned in one of the best performances of his career with 9 of 10 shooting, finishing 40th in the season opening Men’s 10K Sprint, held  here.| More...
The Light at The End Of The Tunnel- news from the team
Vuokatti Finland, November 19. As of our last posting, things were looking quite dreary up here in Finland, on the threshold of the Arctic Circle.  In fact, I was beginning to think that we were so far north that perhaps the sun did not shine here at all.  All that changed a few days ago when – for the first time in two weeks – the sun burst out of nowhere.| More...
World Cup 1 moved and postponed to 26-30 November
IBU Headquarters, November 16. WC 1 Will be in Östersund after all with the same modified program that was decided last week as follows:
25 November 2005: Training
26 November 2005: Sprint Men 10:45 / Women 13:15
27 November 2005: Pursuit Men 10:30 / Women 14:00
28 November 2005: Training
29 November 2005: Relay Men 10:15 / Women 12:30
There will not be a European Cup before the first World Cup.
Fantasy Biathlon
Fantasy Biathlon Starts with the first World Cup
November 15. Join the Fantasy Biathlon Game and you can race every World Cup.  Like other Fantasy sports games you start by building a team. Your team is based on actual racers from the IBU World Cup circuit. In addition, you also choose relay teams, along with a ski brand.  Each team will consist of 5 men racers, 5 women racers, a ski company, 2 men's relay teams, and 2 women's relay teams.  Get a preview of the 2005-2006 Fantasy Biathlon game by opening the Game Overview document at
US Biathletes In Search of Snow in Scandinavia- news from the team
Somewhere in Finland, November 12. Every November, all across the northern hemisphere, biathletes and Nordic racers put away their dry-land training gear, break out the skis, and dash off around the globe in search of snow.  This year, the rest of the team and I headed over to Scandinavia.| More...
The 2006 US Biathlon Team Pin for Torino is here!
Burlington, VT, November 2. Show your support by purchasing the new pin for yourself, friends, and family! They make great holiday gifts. Order now -- supplies are limited.
US Biathletes Find Snow in Alaska - news from the team
Anchorage, Alaska, November 5. For the past week, portions of the Jr. and Senior National Biathlon Teams have been living and training in the Anchorage, Alaska area. Arriving on Friday, Oct. 28th, the group has kept busy, logging more than twenty hours of training in the first week under Jr. National Team head coach Vladimir Cervenka. | More...

NorAm 2 & US World Junior Trials at Mt Itasca
Notice from MN Biathlon The invitation and entry forms for the Mt Itasca NorAm, Dec 17-19, 2005 are available. This event will also be the World Junior Trials for the US Junior/Youth Team. We also have a great new lodging opportunity in Grand Rapids - Wendigo Lodge! | More Info & Invitation...
US Biathlon Media Guide Now Available
Burlington, VT, November 2.The 2005-06 US Biathlon Media Guide is now available for distribution. This new Media Guide is packed with background information on the sport of biathlon, the World Cup and Olympic schedules, and athletes on the US Biathlon Team. | More...
US Biathlon Adds Sponsors, Suppliers as New Season Approaches
Burlington, VT, October 27. As US Biathletes prepare for the season opening Biathlon World Cup on November 23 in Ostersund, Sweden, several new sponsors and suppliers including Hilton Hotels and Kenai Wild salmon will be supporting their efforts this year. |More...
US Biathletes At 2006 US Olympic Team Media Summit
Colorado Springs, CO, October 14. Four US Biathletes, Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, AK), Jeremy Teela (Anchorage, AK), Rachel Steer (Anchorage, AK), and Jill Krause (St. Cloud, MN) participated in the USOC Media Summit held here this week. | More...
US Biathlon Development Team Update
Fort Kent, Maine. The US Development Team has just completed a high intensity sea level training camp in Fort Kent, Maine. The training goals of the camp were to push our maximum aerobic capacity and use these workouts to develop specific race strategies for the Olympic and European Championship venues. | More...
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The Sprint and Pursuit races at the 10th IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships
Muonio, Finland. So far, it has been a rough outing for the United States contingent. They faced not only stiff competition, but tough elements as well. It was rainy, windy, and muddy according to reports from the organizing committee. | More...
TD Banknorth Festival at Fort Kent To Highlight Upcoming Biathlon Season
Burlington, VT, August 29. The US Biathlon Association today announced that the TD Banknorth Festival at Fort Kent be held December 29 – January 3. The event will play a role in nominating biathletes for Torino in 2006. | More...
Minnesota Natives Top Results in Roller Ski Biathlon Pursuit
Jericho, VT, August 12. Jill Krause Beste (St. Cloud, MN) and Kevin Patzoldt (Grand Rapids, MN) notched victories in the senior women and men’s divisions in the roller ski biathlon competitions at the Ethan Allen Firing Range. | More...
Minnesotans Patzoldt and Byrne lead US Team at Fall Festival
Jericho, VT, August 12. Kevin Patzoldt (Grand Rapids, MN) and Ben Byrne (Bovey, MN) were the top US finishers in the Men’s 10K Sprint (senior and junior divisions. respectively) at the Fall Festival roller ski competitions today at the Ethan Allen Firing Range. | More...
Biathletes Converge on Jericho for Competitions
Jericho, VT, August 8. Over 100 biathletes from the US and Canada will converge this week at the Ethan Allen Firing Range for US Biathlon’s annual Fall Festival Roller Ski competitions scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Even though temperatures are in the eighties and thought of snow covered trails are but a distant memory, the US and Canadian biathletes will compete | More...
2005 Season Wrap Up
Colchester, Vermont. If the 2004 Biathlon season was one of moving up, then the 2005 season was a further extension of
that theme, as the US Biathlon Team continued its drive to international excellence and recognition. The focus each year is the World Cup season. One of the goals for 2005 was: to start and finish fast, with a full December-March schedule. This would give the top US Biathletes every opportunity to score World Cup points and build Nations cup points, while at the same time giving World Cup experience to development athletes. More...| Download PDF version
Still 9 More Summer Biathlon Events this Summer and Fall
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1992 Olympian Wilbrecht Dominates Summer National
Syracuse, NY. July 18. 42-year old Erich Wilbrecht (Jackson, WY won his fifth and sixth US Summer Biathlon National Championships this past weekend, capturing both the Sprint and Pursuit titles. More...
The final race of the Pennsylvania Biathlon Club Triple Crown Series
Nescopeck, PA Hunting & Rifle Club, July 23. athletes competed in four different races that featured numerous frontrunners in the PABC Triple Crown Series as well as the Tri-State Series. Click here for complete results of the races and upcoming race calendar.
Thirty-nine Athletes Kicked Off the 2005 Summer Biathlon campaign
Nescopeck, Pennsylvania April 23. The first race of the Pennsylvania Triple Crown Series and the Tri-State Series. More... | Download the schedule in Excel | Summer 2005 PDF | Summer World Championship Team Selection PDF
Summer Biathlon Season Opens this Weekend
April 22. The summer running and shooting competitions start this weekend. Click here to: Download the schedule in Excel | Summer 2005 PDF | Summer World Championship Team Selection PDF
Biathlon Season Concludes with North American Championships
Canmore Alberta, Canada April 3. The final events of the 2004-05 Biathlon season, the North American and US Championships were held over the past four days, concluding today at Mount Shark. More... | Full Results: Sprint1-pdf | Pursuit Men-pdf | Pursuit Women-pdf | Sprint2-pdf
Steer Nabs 12th Place Finish in World Cup Final Mass Start
Khanty Mansiysk, Russia March 19. Rachel Steer (Anchorage, AK) saved her best performance of the season for the final individual race of the season, with a 12th place in the Women’s 12.5K Mass Start this afternoon. More...
Junior Women lead U.S. Team in Sprint
Kontiolahti, Finland March 17. Sonne Nordgren of Marine of St. Croix, MN used to have a nemesis in shooting, but at these World Championships she seems to have found a way to make what never came easy for her into something that now seems almost automatic. More...
Teela 33rd--Pursuit Held Under Frigid Conditions
Khanty Mansiysk, Russia March 17. Jeremy Teela (Anchorage, AK), after starting 24th in today’s 12.5K Pursuit, finished 33rd, in clear but bitterly cold conditions at the Biathlon World Cup Final this evening. More/photo...
World Junior Championships - Youth Women improve; Youth Men continue to struggle
Kontiolahti, Finland March 16. Day three of the Junior Biathlon World Championships brought another day of ideal conditions for racing with partly cloudy skies and light wind. Less then 48 hours after the Individual Competition the U.S. Youth Team was back on the starting line looking for nothing more then improvement. More...
Alaskans Teela and Steer Have Matching 24th Places in World Cup Sprint
Khanty Mansiysk, Russia March 16. Anchorage natives Jeremy Teela and Rachel Steer both shook off the jet lag and fatigue to finish 24th today in the World Cup Biathlon Sprints tonight. More...
World Junior Championships - Top 25 finish for Nordgren
Kontiolahti, Finland March 15. Day two of the Junior Biathlon World Championships provided pristine conditions for the athletes as compared to the yesterday’s snow storm. Temperatures were cold in the morning making for a firm track and the clear skies and light wind set up for some promising shooting at the range. Sonne Nordgren of Marine on St. Croix, MN was the top finisher for the U.S. placing 24th in today’s Jr. Women’s Individual Competition. More...
Summer Biathlon World Championships - Trials Info
Summer Biathlon Trails have been set for July 16 - 17 in Syracuse NY. For complete information on the selection criteria in PDF format click: more...
World Junior Championships - Youth Athletes Struggle in First Day
Kontiolahti, Finland March 14. The first day of competition at the Junior World Championships kicked off with the Individual Competition. Usually a race for the more experienced athletes, today’s top results came from Laura Spector of Lenox, MA. More...
Steer 20th in World Championships Mass Start
Hochfilzen, Austria, March 13. Rachel Steer (Anchorage, AK) closed a successful Biathlon World Championships today with a 20th place finish in the Women’s 12.5K Mass Start. More...
Women Finish 16th in Relay after Fast Start
Hochfilzen, Austria, March 11. The US Women’s 4 X 6K Relay Team finished 16th today, 7:42.6 back, despite being only 3 minutes back in 11th place, at the final exchange. More...
Teela Battles Elements to Finish 54th in 20K Individual
Hochfilzen, Austria, March 9. Jeremy Teela (Anchorage, AK) battled heavy snow and gusty winds in today’s 20K Individual competition, finishing 54th, 8:14.5 behind the surprise victor Roman Dostal of the Czech Republic. More...
Three Perfect Stages Push Her to 44th Place in 15K Individual
Hochfilzen, Austria, March 8. Lanny Barnes (Durango, CO) clean shooting in the final three stages of the Women’s 15K Individual today propelled her to a 44th place finish at the Biathlon World Championships. More...
Steer Skis to 17th in Women’s Pursuit at World Championships;
Hakkinen Slips to 23rd in Final Shooting Stage

Hochfilzen, Austria, March 6. Rachel Steer (Anchorage, AK) today moved up from 23rd at the start to 17th at the finish in the Women’s 10K Pursuit, giving her a top 20 finish for the second year in a row at the Biathlon World Championships. More/photos...
Alaskans Hakkinen, Teela, and Steer Finish Strong;
18th, 22nd, 23rd in World Champ’s Sprints

Hochfilzen, Austria, March 5. Alaskans Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof) and Jeremy Teela (Anchorage) finished with blazing final loops to capture 18th and 22nd place in the Men’s 10K Sprint today, while Rachel Steer (Anchorage) picked up 23rd in the Women’s 7.5K Sprint with another good day on the tracks. More...
40th Biathlon World Championships Open Saturday
Hochfilzen, Austria, March 4. The premier event of the season, the Biathlon World Championships open on Saturday with the both the Men’s and Women’s Sprint competitions scheduled. More...
US Biathlon Adds Two to Board: New Trustees Bring Strong Leadership and Fundraising Experience
Portland, Maine, February 28, 2005—The US Biathlon Association (USBA) today announced the addition of Lawrence Pugh of Yarmouth, Maine and William Haggett of Bath, Maine to their board of trustees. Both have exceptional leadership skills, are experienced fundraisers and have strong ties to New England sports. More...
Steer 28th, Hakkinen 29th in Pokljuka Mass Starts
Pokljuka/Bled, Slovenia, February 20. Alaskans Rachel Steer (Anchorage) and Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof) both had tough days on the shooting range today, resulting in 28th and 29th place finishes, respectively. More/Photos... - Full Results from the IBU & Siwidata
Tracy Barnes Nabs 25th Place for Second Time This Week
Pokljuka/Bled, Slovenia, February 19. Just two days after picking up her first ever World Cup Points in the Women’s 7.5K Sprint, Tracy Barnes (Durango, CO) repeated the feat with an identical 25th place in today’s 10K Pursuit. More/photos... - Full Results from the IBU & Siwidata
US Men Strong in Pursuit with Teela 29th, Burke 37th
Pokljuka/Bled, Slovenia, February 18. Both Jeremy Teela (Anchorage, AK) and Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, NY) both had strong final laps in today’s 12.5K Pursuit competition, propelling them to 29th and 37th places, respectively. More/photos... - Full Results from the IBU & Siwidata
Tracy Barnes Tops Veterans with 25th in Pokljuka Sprint
Pokljuka/Bled, Slovenia, February 17. Tracy Barnes (Durango, CO) scored her first World Cup points with a 25th place finish in the Women’s 7.5K Sprint today, finishing 2 seconds ahead of her veteran teammate Rachel Steer (Anchorage, AK). More/photo... - Full Results from the IBU & Siwidata
Teela 27th in Pokljuka Sprint
Pokljuka/Bled, Slovenia, February 16. Jeremy Teela (Anchorage, AK) moved back into the top 30 finishers for the first time in 2005, with a 27th place finish in today’s Men’s 10K Sprint. More... - Full Results from the IBU & Siwidata
14th Place Hakkinen: “San Sicario Tracks Suit Me Perfectly”
San Sicario, Italy, February 11. After a strong 14th place finish today, just 33.4 seconds out of first, in the Men’s 10K Sprint, Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, AK), commented, “The San Sicario (Olympic Biathlon) Tracks suit me perfectly. They are great for a strong climber like me.” More/photo... - Full Results from the IBU & Siwidata
Steer Picks Up 21st In Torino
San Sicario, Italy, February 10. Rachel Steer (Anchorage, AK) led the US Biathlon Team today with a 21st place in the Women’s 15K Individual at the pre-Olympic Biathlon World Cup here today. More/photo... - Full Results from the IBU & Siwidata
Hakkinen Leads US Team in Pre-Olympic Torino Competition
San Sicario, Italy, February 9. Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, AK), in 60th place, was the top US finisher as the Men’s 20K Individual inaugurated the 2006 Olympic Biathlon venue here. More/photos... - Full Results from the IBU & Siwidata
The First Competitions on the 2006 Olympic Venue are Ready to Being
San Sicario, Italy, February 8. As the team get's ready to compete on the 2006 Olympic venue, our wax technicians are finalizing their research. More/photos... - Full Results from the IBU & Siwidata