CWG Team Members Announced

The Biathlon Manitoba CWG Selection Committee has officially announced the Team members for the the upcoming 2011 Games in Halifax, NS.

After months of training and preparation, thank you to all the athletes who participated in the camps and other parts of the selection process.  It is unusual for us to have to “select” a team, but it is a sign of the growth in the sport of biathlon!

Men’s Team:

Nicholas Dumontier

Kiernan Broda-Milian

Kjell Schmidt

Erik Lockhart

*Alternate is Nathan Mallyon

Women’s Team:

Brooke Christie

Jessica Biggs

Rachel Koroscil

Candace Glowa

Congratulations and good luck in Halifax!

For more information on CanadaGames2011, go to   http://www.canadagames2011.ca/en/home/default.aspx

MB Cup#1 was a great success!

Thanks to all the volunteers and athletes that made the first Cup race of the season a great success!  With 30 racers registered, the range was busy and it was a challenge to get everyone equipped – a pleasant challenge though!

Thanks once again to Craig Christie for grooming the trails, Brian Walters and Lorraine Mitchell for timing, and Noel Dumontier along with numerous parents and other volunteers who made the range as smoothly as is “normally” possible.

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Watch some world cup!

For those of you who haven’t watched much world cup biathlon, consider logging on to biathlonworld.com to watch streaming video of recent races on the circuit (click on BiathlonWorld TV in bottom right to go to the videos page).  It’s a great way to pick up technique ideas as well as get plugged into the international biathlon scene.  Oestersund was Nov 29-Dec 5 –  (it was cold! – some good snotsicles…)  and Dec 10-12 is Hochfilzen.  Check out the colour of Bjoerndalen’s gun! How about those french racesuit colours?