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24.01.2024, Brezno-Osrblie, Slovakia (SVK): Event Feature: Mascott at the shooting range - IBU Open European Championships Biathlon, individual men, Brezno-Osrblie (SVK). © Reichert/NordicFocus.


Twelve Athlete to Race at Open European Championships in Slovakia

by Sara Donatello

Midway, UT – The United States Biathlon Association announced today the twelve athletes that will represent Team USA at the 2024 Open European Championships in Brezno-Osrblie, Slovakia slated for January 24-28, 2024. 


Chloe Levins (Rutland, VT/Team Crosscut)

Lina Farra (Heber City, UT/NYSEF)

Cheresa Bouley (Zimmerman, MN/Minnesota Biathlon)

Tara Geraghty-Moats (West Fairlee, VT/National Guard Biathlon)

Anna French (Plymouth, MN/Team Altius) 

Sarah Beaulieu (Fort Fairfield, ME/Auburn Ski Club)


Vincent Bonacci (Salt Lake City, UT/Team Crosscut)

Vaclav Cervenka (Grand Rapids, MN/National Guard Biathlon)

Maxime Germain (Chamonix-Mont Blanc, FRA/National Guard Biathlon)

Nikolas Burkhart (Olympic Valley, CA/Team Crosscut)

Bjorn Westervelt (Stowe, VT/University of Vermont)

Luke Brown (St. Paul, MN/Craftsbury Green Racing Project) 

“Osrblie was actually my first European trip back in 2019, and this will be my third time back,” said Bonacci. “It’s a super cool venue that the Americans have all raced before and liked, hopefully we can capitalize on and get some valuable Nations Cup points.” 

Open European Championship racing kicks off tomorrow with the men’s 20km individual beginning at 4:30 ET/10:30 CET, followed by the women’s 15km individual at 8:30 ET/2:30 CET.   For information on how to watch, visit Spectator resources can be found at

IBU Open European Championships - Brezno-Osrblie, Slovakia

January 24

Men’s 20km Individual Start 4:30 EST/ 10:30 CET

Women’s 15km Individual Start 8:30 EST/ 2:30 CET

January 26

Men’s 10km Sprint 5:00 EST/ 11:00 CET

Women’s 7.5km Sprint 8:30 EST/ 2:30 CET

January 27

Men’s 12.5km Pursuit 5:00 EST/ 11:00 CET

Women’s 10km Pursuit 8:00 EST/ 2:00 CET

January 28

Men’s 4x7.5km Relay 4:45 EST/ 10:45 CET

Women’s 4x6km Relay 8:00 EST/ 2:00 CET