Grand Rapids, MN 12.5k Pursuit

Pursuit Race Start

My pursuit race today was super solid, Finished 6th hitting 16 of 20 shoots(1,1,0,2).  This is a PR shooting percentage for me!  This is also the first race I cleaned a shooting stage so I’m totally excited!  The skiing half of the race was solid, it was not the fasted I ever skied but I was able to push myself on the hills and flats.   I learned from my sprint race to ease up before the range so I could hit my targets.

Post-race I went for a little hike at the Sugar Hills Nordic ski trails with my dad.  I hike helped clear the lactic acid from my legs for the race tomorrow.  If you are ever in the Grand Rapids area and there is snow, Sugar Hills are where you want to ski the trail are really fun and skiable unlike Mount Itasca.

Phill Violett Pursuit Start

Phill Violett pursuit Prone1

Phill Violett pursut prone2

Phill Violett Pursuit Standing1

Phill Violett Pursuit Standing2

Phill Violett Penalty loop

Tomorrow is a 15k Mass Start

About Phillip Violett

2004 Graduate of Sugar Bowl Academy. Raced in 6 Junior National Championships (7 X All-American). 2003 represented the US Ski Team in the J1 Scandinavian Cup race series in Sweden. Spent the 2000 & 2004 summer’s training and racing at the Snow Farm in New Zealand. 2009 Graduate of Northern Michigan University. 2010 season competed as Senior member of Team Far West switching my focus from cross-country skiing racing to biathlon! During the 2011 season I focused only on biathlon, competing in 18 races with some respectable results. Currently, I’m racing for Auburn Ski Club and Far West Farm Team, focusing on the NorAm Biathlon race series attempting to qualify for the USBA team.