NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine (February 17, 2012) - US Biathlon is pleased to announce the following roster of athletes who will be competing in the IBU 2012 World Championships, March 1st -11th in Ruhpolding, Germany.
2012 U.S. Biathlon IBU World Championship Team
Men - Current World Cup Nations Cup Ranking: 8th
Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, NY) - World Cup Ranking: 13th - two 5th place finishes
Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, NY) - World Cup Ranking: 22nd - 6th & 8th place finishes
Russell Currier (Stockholm, ME) - World Cup Ranking: 47th - two 6th place finishes
Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, AK) - World Cup Ranking: 33rd - 9th & 14th place finishes
Leif Nordgren (Marine, MN) - World Cup Ranking: 94th - 33rd & 48th place finishes
Women - Current World Cup Nations Cup Ranking: 11th
Lanny Barnes (Durango, CO) - 2nd & 4th place finishes in IBU Cup 7, Canmore
Annelies Cook (Saranac Lake, NY) - World Cup Ranking: 76th - 33rd & 39th place finishes
Susan Dunklee (Barton, VT) - World Cup Ranking: 48th - 17th & 27th place finishes
Sara Studebaker (Boise, ID) - World Cup Ranking: 55th - 15th & 23rd place finishes
The 2012 IBU World Championships open March 1st in Ruhpolding Germany with the Mixed Relay featuring a team of two women & two men. The event continues through March 11th. Ruhpolding has a 34 year history of hosting of World Cup and World Championship event. Ticket sales have reached 30,000 per day and the TV audience is expected to exceed 25 million viewers per competition. Please visit here for a link to the event schedule and results.