North American Biathlon Championships

Jericho, VT

It’s been a while, but I got another race start in. Wednesday Glenn and myself took a redeye to Jericho, VT for the North American Championships. Today was the first race of three. Ended up having a hard day on the range missing eight shots, but I felt good skiing. It was windy with strong gust so the majority of everyone had a challenge on the range so I’m still happy with my 7th place finish! Tomorrow is a 12.5K Pursuit race so I’ll focus on improving the range. His race went well as well but he did struggle a little on the range.

There is a little more snow here then home and it’s snowing! The roller ski loop was starting to show through the trail during the race so more snow is really going to help. The weather is going to be in the negative tomorrow. The east coast is the only place where you can experience sun, extreme cold, rain, snow, sleet, and slush! I hope a storm comes thru Tahoe get some racing this February.
Think Snow!

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.