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Thor Sheppard

Athlete Bio




West Yellowstone, MT


International Virtual Learning Academy ('22)

  • 2023 Youth World Championships (Shchuchinsk, KAZ): 13th in mixed relay / 20th in individual / 11th in men's relay / 49th in sprint / 49th in pursuit
  • 2022 Youth World Championships (Soldier Hollow, Utah): 31st in individual / 43rd in sprint / 43rd in pursuit / 10th in youth men's relay (w/ Matej Cervenka & Cale Woods)
  • 2023 Calforex #3 (Camrose, AB, Canada) – 1st in 7.5k Sprint / 1st in 10k Pursuit
  • 2022 U.S. Youth/Junior World Trials (Anchorage, AK) (Youth) – 2nd in 10k Sprint / 1st in 10k Pursuit Format / 2nd in 7.5k Sprint
  • 2022 Calforex Cup #1 (Canmore, AB, Canada) – 1st in 10k Short Individual
  • 2021 U.S. Youth/Junior World Trials (Soldier Hollow, UT) (Youth) – 1st in 10k Sprint / 1st in 10k Pursuit Format / 2nd in 7.5k Sprint
  • 2021 Calforex Cup #2 (Canmore, AB, Canada) – 1st in 7.5k Sprint
  • 2021 U.S. Rollerski Nationals (Jericho, VT) – 1st in 6k Sprint / 1st in 10k American Pursuit
  • 2021 U.S. Nationals (West Yellowstone, MT) – 2nd in 5k Super Sprint Final
  • Three-time U.S. team member for the Liatoppen Skiskytterfestival (2017, 2018, 2019) (Ål, Norway)

More on Thor: Thor started skiing as soon as he could walk and was introduced to biathlon at the age of 5 by his father, Marc Sheppard. Thor raced at the local level until 2015, when he started traveling to races and racing cross country skiing on the West Yellowstone Nordic Ski Team. In 2017, Thor was selected to compete at the Liatoppen Skiskytterfestival in Norway, the largest biathlon race in the world, which made him decide that he wanted to pursue biathlon exclusively. Outside of skiing and biathlon, Thor enjoys hiking, climbing, and other outdoor activities, computer programming, UAV flying, playing the piano, listening to music, and reading.

Skis, Poles & Boots: Madshus
Rifle: Anschütz
Stock: Altius

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