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Lars Hammernes Leopold

2021 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships (Obertilliach, Austria) - 58th in junior individual / 65th in junior sprint / 8th in junior relay 2020 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships (Lenzerheide, Switzerland) - 46th in junior individual; 14th in junior relay; 32nd in junior sprint; 45th in junior pursuit 2019 Junior World Championships (Brezno-Osrblie, SVK) - t-32nd in individual / 19th in relay / 54th in sprint / 45th in pursuit

Athlete Bio




Truckee, CA


NTG Geilo NTNU University

  • Norwegian National Championship Rollerski Mass start Men’s 20-22, Steinkjer 2019/20 - 1st
  • US National Championships Rollerski Sprint, Jericho, Vermont 2019 - Silver Medal
  • Open IBU European Championship Single Mixed Relay, Duszniki-Zdroj, Poland 2021 - 9th
  • 2019 IBU Open Junior European Championships (Sjusjoen, NOR) - 93rd in individual / 44th in sprint
  • 2019 IBU Junior Cup (Sjusjoen, NOR) - 31st & 48th in sprints
  • -Pursuit, Røros 2015/16 BRONZE
  • -Relay, Oslo Akershus lag1 M17-18 2015/16 GOLD
  • -Mass start, Lillehammer 2015/16 BRONZE
  • -Pursuit, Vik 2016/17 GOLD
  • -Sprint, Vik 2016/17 SILVER
  • -Relay Oslo Akershus lag1 M17-18 2016/17 SILVER
  • -Sprint, Holmenkollen 2016/17 BRONZE
  • -Individual, Holmenkollen 2016/17 BRONZE
  • -Sprint, Simostranda 2017/18 SILVER
  • -Individual, Voss 2017/18 BRONZE
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  • NORWEGIAN NATIONAL CUP (Combined results after 10 races each year)
  • -Norwegian CUP Men age 17, 2015/16 BRONZE
  • -Norwegian CUP Men age 18, 2016/17 GOLD
  • -Norwegian CUP Men age 19, 2017/18 BRONZE

Lars went to his first years of school on skis, competed on weekends and vacations would be centered around skiing.  Lars's great grandfather raced in the 1936 Olympics in Garmisch.  Mother's uncle was Sarajevo in '84 and grandfather ski jumped in the 1976 Olympics in Innsbruck and was a three-time All American skier at University of Denver.  Skiing is a family tradition and Lars wants to follow in this legacy.   Outside of the sport of Biathlon, Lars enjoys travel, friends and fly fishing.  His favorite athlete is Aksel Lund Svindal who's able to comeback to the top of the World Cup rankings time and time again after injuries. 


Skis:  Rossignol

Boots:  Rossignol

Poles:  Swix

Club:  Asker Ski Club

Team:  Maxim

Coaches:  Martin Winger, Tim Burke

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