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World Junior Biathlon Trials move

Not enough snow in Alaska

Mon, Dec  17, 2007 - By US Biathlon Association

2008 World Junior Trials originally scheduled for Anchorage, Dec 28-30 have been moved to Mt Itasca, Coleraine, MN. Race dates will be the same, Dec 28, 29, 30, with official training on Dec 27th, and unofficial training on Dec 26th.

The races have been moved because of lack of snow in Anchorage and the lack of any alternate venue in Alaska of the size and quality needed to hold a national event. The USBA thanks the Anchorage Organizing Committee for their hard work planning the event and working hard to get their new range ready for Jr Trials. We realize this is a disappointment. Anchorage has already been offered the right to host next seasons World Junior Trials.

Registrations will be transferred from Anchorage to Mt Itasca. Those that have not registered yet, but wish to compete, will need to fill out a Mt Itasca Registration form, which I will send shortly- also, it will be posted at www.minnesotabiathlon.com and here at usbiathlon.org. The Mt Itasca Biathlon Association is currently negotiating a hotel deal for biathlon competitors, and I will send out hotel information on Sunday.

Teams should plan to fly into Duluth or Minneapolis/St Paul airport. Please feel free to email me if you have questions. We apologize for the late change, but its difficult to judge when its too late to give up on mother nature.

Like the events at Anchorage, there will be categories for Seniors and Masters.

If you have questions please contact
Piotr Bednarski
Director of Athlete Development
US Biathlon Association
4845 Emerson Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
612/354-2995 office
952/237-0765 cell
mnbiathlon@aol.com