MIDWAY, UT (October 26, 2013) – US Biathlon’s International Competition Committee (ICC) has named the following roster of athletes who will participate in the final pre-season training camp in Ostersund, SWE in November. The following ICC selections were based on time trial results in Midway and earlier this summer in Jericho, VT, and pre-season qualification.
Lanny Barnes (Durango, CO)
Annelies Cook (Saranac Lake, NY)
Hannah Dreissigacker (Morrisville, VT)
Susan Dunklee (Barton, VT)
Sara Studebaker (Boise, ID)
Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, NY)
Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, NY)
Sean Doherty (Center Conway, NH)
Jay Hakkinen (Kasiloff, AK)
Leif Nordgren (Marine, MN)
Jeremy Teela (Heber City, UT)
At the conclusion of training camp in Midway, UT, the athletes will head to Oestersund, SWE for training though the start of the 2013-14 IBU season. US Biathlon will announce the roster for IBU World Cups 1-3 following IBU Cup 1 in Idre, Sweden, November 22-24th.
Complete results from the 10/22 & 10/24 Soldier Hollow Roller Race Ski Time Trials can be found here.
Athlete quotes following 10/24 Time Trials:
Hannah Dreissigacker: "It was my first time shooting clean in a race, so I'm really psyched about that! I'm also just really happy to be done with the trials races because I was putting a lot of pressure on myself. I was so nervous before the first race, but today I was able to relax a little bit more which I think helped with the shooting."
Susan Dunklee: "We come out here every year and it's a really great opportunity for us to get in some high altitude training in beautiful weather. I had a great race on Tuesday, I cleaned and I felt like I had a really good skiing day too. I felt like I could have been in the top-10 of a World Cup race with that performance. I'm really excited about the winter ahead."
Sean Doherty: "Camp has gone really well. It was really smart to take take time to get acclimated to the altitude before the hard training kicked in, so I was really ready for these races. The shooting came together, especially today, and it's been awesome training here with the whole national team."