World Cup and IBU Cup Rosters Set for First Trimester
New Gloucester, ME - The United States Biathlon Association announced today the official World Cup and IBU Cup rosters for the first trimester. The 2023-24 BMW IBU World Cup season starts November 25 in Oestersund, Sweden with the single mixed relay and mixed relay events. The BMW IBU Cup kicks off just five days later in Kontiolahti, Finland on November 30 with the women’s 15km individual and men’s 20km individual.
World Cup Team
Deedra Irwin (Pulaski, WI/Army World Class Athlete Program)
Kelsey Dickinson (Winthrop, WA/Craftsbury Green Racing Project)
Jackie Garso (Lake Clear, NY/Craftsbury Green Racing Project)
Margie Freed (Apple Valley, MN/Craftsbury Green Racing Project)
Sean Doherty (Center Conway, NH/National Guard Biathlon)
Campbell Wright (Wanaka, NZL/U.S. Biathlon)
Maxime Germain (Chamonix-Mont Blanc, FRA/National Guard Biathlon)
Jake Brown (Saint Paul, MN/Craftsbury Green Racing Project)
IBU Cup Team
Cheresa Bouley (Zimmerman, MN/Minnesota Biathlon)
Michaela Keller-Miller (Plymouth, MN/Craftsbury Green Racing Project)
Grace Castonguay (Jackson, NH/Ethan Allen Biathlon Club)
Anna French (Plymouth, MN/Team Altius)
Lina Farra (Heber City, UT/NYSEF)
Vaclav Cervenka (Grand Rapids, MN/National Guard Biathlon)
Vincent Bonacci (Salt Lake City, UT/Team Crosscut)
Bjorn Westervelt (Stowe, VT/University of Vermont)
Luke Brown (Saint Paul, MN/Craftsbury Green Racing Project)
Eli Neilsen (Stehekin, WA/National Guard Biathlon)
“It’s all super exciting. I am really glad to be heading to Sweden,” said Jackie Garso. “I feel really lucky to get this opportunity and race with my teammates that I have been training with all summer. Let’s get this season started!”
Due to an ongoing injury, it is currently undetermined as to when Paul Schommer (Appleton, WI/Team Crosscut) will return. As the alternate, Eli Neilsen will fill the vacant position for week one in Kontiolahti, Finland.
“Coming into the Finland camp I felt prepared and poised to have my best season yet,” said Schommer. “Making the decision to head home was very difficult but health is a top priority. Right now I am addressing the injury as best I can and will return to racing when I feel ready.”
Live streams can be found at eurovisionsports.tv/ibu/. Spectator resources for the upcoming season can be found at usbiathlon.org/spectator-resources.
About U.S. Biathlon
As the Olympic sports organization centered around the sport of biathlon, the United States Biathlon Association, known as U.S. Biathlon, is recognized by the International Biathlon Union (IBU) and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) as the national federation for biathlon in the United States. Founded in 1980, U.S. Biathlon exists to support and encourage the development of biathlon in the United States, to work with biathlon clubs and regional centers around the country to organize training and competition from the grassroots to elite level, and to prepare athletes for international competition. U.S. Biathlon staffs and finances the U.S. Biathlon national and junior national teams and is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization. For more information, visit usbiathlon.org.
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