US National Biathlon Championship

asc-biathlonThe US National Biathlon Championships were held in Jericho, Vermont March 13-16th. Glenn Jobe led a group on biathletes from Far West including juniors Peter Carroll and Sam Zabell, former Farm Team racer Phillip Violett, and ASC Program Director Dave Eastwood. 

In Friday’s Individual Race Sam Zabell took 2nd in the Youth Men 17-18, Dave Eastwood was 3rd Senior Masters Men 40+, Phillip Violett 5th Men 21-29, and Peter Carroll 6th Youth Men 17-18.

Saturday’s Sprint Race: Dave Eastwood 4th Senior Masters Men 40+, Peter Carroll 5th Youth Men 17-18, Sam Zabell 6th Youth Men 17-18, and Phillip Violett 7th Men 21-29

Sunday’s Mass Start Competition: Sam Zabell 3rd Youth Men 17-18, Peter Carroll 5th Youth Men 17-18,  Dave Eastwood 4th Senior Masters Men 40+, and Phillip Violett 8th Men 21-29.

Results

Mammoth Biathlon

7th_biathlon_300_reso_wdate.1.1.16a78caMammoth Mountain Ski Area
March 21-23, 2014

The first rule of biathlon is to have fun. And, we’re going to have a blast.

Registration opens February 20, 2014 and closes on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

Never shot a rifle before? We have clinics. Even if you can’t make a clinic, we will have an experienced biathlete at each shooting lane who can help you shoot and will keep you and everyone else safe.

Don’t own a rifle? We have community rifles and we supply the ammunition. We have kid’s rifles and we have adult rifles.

Don’t want to ski with a rifle? If you don’t have your own rifle, you ski without a rifle.

Own your own rifle? You can use it. You can ski with your own rifle or you can leave it in racks at the range while you ski.

More info at http://www.mammothbiathlon.org

Chuck Lyda Memorial Biathlon

Chuck LydaSeptember 14-15, 2013 
An event combining Running and Shooting in memory of Charles (“Chuck”) Clinton Lyda (1952-2010), avid biathlete & friend of Auburn Ski Club.

The 3km Novice and 1km youth races are open to beginners as well as experienced biatletes.  We offer an optional clinic on Saturday to learn more, and a mandatory safety briefing on race morning

You will run / jog a short loop on the trails and shoot 5 rounds at the drop down targets; run another loop (after completing a 45m penalty lap for each missed shot); shoot another 5 rounds; do your penalties and run to the finish.

You do not have to be a great runner to have fun in this event!

Visit auburnskiclub.org for more info

ASC Training Center Summer Programs

Summer Biathlon 2012The summer Biathlon program and open range sessions begin June 2.  New this summer the program is offering youth, junior and masters training on Sunday mornings.  June 27-30 the Training Center hosts the USBA Western Region Championships.  See the ASC website for more information.

ASC Training Center summer XC dry-land training for juniors kicks-off Monday, June 17.  Taking over the reins from Ben Grasseschi ASC-TC is welcoming coaches Noah Brautigam and Gus Johnson. There will be two weekday training workouts and designated Saturday sessions that combine our ASC-TC athletes with Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education, Sugar Bowl Academy and the FW Farm team for joint workouts and adventures in the mountains. Read their email blast  with a special message from coach Ben and go to the ASC website for more information and to register.

 

Chuck Lyda Memorial Biathlon

Chuck LydaSat Sept 23rd-24th 2012
An event combining Running and Shooting in memory of Charles (“Chuck”) Clinton Lyda (1952-2010), avid biathlete & friend of Auburn Ski Club.

The 3km Novice and 1km youth races are open to beginners as well as experienced biatletes.  We offer an optional clinic on Saturday to learn more, and a mandatory safety briefing on race morning

You will run / jog a short loop on the trails and shoot 5 rounds at the drop down targets; run another loop (after completing a 45m penalty lap for each missed shot); shoot another 5 rounds; do your penalties and run to the finish.

You do not have to be a great runner to have fun in this event!

Visit auburnskiclub.org for more info

Local athletes shine at Summer Biathlon Nationals

Summer Biathlon 2012ASC’s Comp and Junior Biathlon Team member Raylene Chew took second place overall to Mammoth’s Britt Cogan at last weekend’s National Summer Biathlon Championships hosted by ASC. ASC Biathlon Team member and Comp Team alumni Phill Violett took fourth in the mens division overall.

Bringing top level events such as this is part of ASC’s mission to provide the best training, coaching and competition opportunities we can in all the sports we offer.

Full results and photos of the weekend’s racing.

Summer Biathlon National Champs

The Auburn Ski Club will host the 2012 USBA Summer Biathlon National Championships on Donner Summit, California August 23-26 2012. This will be the 25th annual summer biathlon championships, which were first contested in 1988.  They will also host a Novice race (no experience required) on Saturday August 25th after the Sprint Race. 
Visit ASC for  more information.

10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION BIATHLON

Sunday February 26, 2012
10 AM Pro race; 12 noon Youth/Novice race
8km Pro/ 8 & 4km Novice/ 1km Youth

8km novice race added to ASC biathlon

In response to many of our local racer’s requests – Auburn Ski Club has added an 8km Novice race to Sunday’s biathlon.
With the Yosemite race being cancelled- so no citizens xc race this weekend – its your chance to check out biathlon

No experience required – (though there are novice clinics on Saturday) – YOU MUST attend the 11:30 am safety clinic & novice racing begins at noon.  Forecast is for cooling temps – so snow should still be great in the afternoon.

PRE REGISTRATION ONLY – go to www.auburnskiclub.org/biathlon for more information