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Emma Stertz

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    Grand Rapids, MN


    Grand Rapids High School (Grand Rapids, Minn.) '18 College of Saint Scholastica

    • 2022 IBU Junior World Championships (Soldier Hollow, Utah): 17th in individual / 43rd in sprint / 37th in pursuit
    • 2020 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships (Lenzerheide, Switzerland) - 69th in junior individual; 15th in junior relay; 52nd in junior sprint; 55th in junior pursuit
    • 2019 Youth World Championships (Osrblie, Slovakia) - 56th in individual / 19th in relay / 62nd in sprint
    • 2023 US Biathlon Summer National Championships (Jericho, VT) - 4th sprint / 4th mass start
    • 2019 IBU Open Junior European Championships (Sjusjoen, NOR) - 70th in individual / 18th in relay / 95th in sprint
    • 2019 IBU Junior Cup (Sjusjoen, NOR) - 77th & 81st in sprints
    • 2018 US Biathlon National Championships (Park City, Utah) - 2nd in youth sprint / 2nd in youth pursuit / 2nd in youth mass start

    Emma is the daughter of Craig and Theresa Stertz...Has one brother, Sam...She is a junior Secondary Social Studies Education and History double major at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN....She is also on the Nordic Ski and cross country running teams at the College of Saint Scholastica....Emma's hobbies include mountain biking, reading, and sharing what she loves with others....Started skiing before she could walk and has loved it ever since...She started her biathlon career at Mt. Itasca and has trained with multiple clubs including Kouvolan Hiihtoseura (Kouvola, Finland, 2018-19 season) and the Crosscut Elite Team (Bozeman, MT, summer 2021) ...Favorite part of biathlon is the opportunities it offers and the people she’s met through it.

    Emma in the media:
    12/31/00: Scholastica's Stertz Named to U.S. Biathlon IBU Cup Roster

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