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Bjorn Westervelt

Athlete Bio

Height

5'10"

Hometown

Stowe, VT

Education

University of Vermont - Majoring in Mechanical Engineering

  • 2023 IBU Junior World Championships (Shchuchinsk, KAZ): 28th in individual / 4th in men's relay / 18th in sprint / 24th in pursuit
  • 2022 IBU Junior World Championships (Soldier Hollow, Utah): 69th in individual / 30th in sprint / 18th in pursuit / 7th in junior men's relay (w/ Maxime Germain, Wes Campbell & Vincent Bonacci)
  • 2021 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships (Obertilliach, Austria) - 92nd in junior individual / 61st in junior sprint / 8th in junior relay
  • 2020 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships (Lenzerheide, Switzerland) - 32nd in youth individual / 13th in youth relay / 9th in youth sprint / 27th in youth pursuit
  • 2019 Youth World Championships (Osrblie, Slovakia) - 76th in individual / 15th in relay / 54th in sprint / 47th in pursuit
  • 2023 US Biathlon Summer National Championships (Jericho, VT) - 4th sprint / 5th mass start
  • 2023 FISU World University Games (Lake Placid, N.Y.) - 1st in pursuit / 2nd in sprint / 8th in mass start
  • 2020 US Biathlon Youth/Junior World Championship Team Trials (Jericho, VT) - 1st in youth sprint / 2nd in youth pursuit / 1st in youth sprint
  • 2019 US Biathlon National Championships (Park City, Utah) - 1st in youth sprint / 2nd in youth pursuit / 1st in youth mass start
  • 2019 IBU Open Junior European Championships (SJusjoen, NOR) - 104th in individual / 18th in relay / 91st in sprint
  • 2019 IBU Junior Cup (Sjusjoen, NOR) - 73rd & 86th in sprints
  • 2018 US Biathlon National Championships (Soldier Hollow, Utah) - 1st in youth sprint / 2nd in youth pursuit
  • 2017 Liatoppen Biathlon Festival (Al, Norway) - 13th in sprint
Son of Todd and Karen Westervelt, Bjorn grew up in Stowe, VT. He has a younger sister, Annalise Westervelt. He began biathlon at the age of 13 in Craftsbury and is now training with Craftsbury Biathlon and Algis Shalna. Bjorn enjoys backcountry skiing, mountain biking, mountain running, playing with his dog, and eating!
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