Home Town: Old Forge, NY
High School: Town of Webb UFSD, ‘13
Height: 5' 5" Weight: 145 lbs
Current Location: Lake Placid, NY
● Rock climbing
Did you know...?
● I could not live without music, and chocolate
● My favorite place in the world is the Adirondack Mountains
● My dream vacation spot is somewhere tropical
● When traveling, the thing I miss the most is my bed, and a home-cooked meal
● My favorite meal is anything Italian
● My favorite television show is "Game of Thrones"
● If I were not an athlete, I would be a broke college student
More on Maddie:
Maddie was born in Virginia, and lived most of her early childhood in Seneca, South Carolina. There, she was a competitive swimmer until she was 8 years old. At the age of 8, the Phaneuf family moved to Old Forge, New York. She learned how to ski during her first winter in Old Forge. That was her first experience with a real winter, and from that first season on, she has been in love with snow. Maddie skied competitively all through high school, competing at Junior National competitions, and Eastern Regional competitions.
Maddie didn't get into biathlon until the age of 15. During her senior year in high school she went to the trial races for Youth/Junior World Championships, but just missed the team. After graduating from high school in the spring of 2013, she was determined to make that team and decided to hold off on college and dedicate her time to training.
Maddie trained in Fort Kent, Maine with the Maine Winter Sports Center and found a lot of improvement in both skiing and shooting. During the 2013-14 season she competed at the Youth/Junior World Championships, along with Swedish Nationals. During her first international competition she shot clean, despite windy conditions, and received a 4th place finish. After posting great results internationally, she was invited to join the United States Biathlon National X Team for the 2014-15 season.
Biathlon Since: 2010
Member of National Team since: 2014
Poles: One Way
Wax: HWK Ski Wax USA
Club: Polar Bear Biathlon
Coaches: Jean Paquet, Jonne Kahkonen
|Jr. World Champ.||2016||Cheile-Gradistei (ROU)||5||7||9||12|
|2014||Presque Isle, ME (USA)||8||4||24||9|
|Continental Championships||2015||Otepaa (EST)||20||27||DNS|
WORLD CUP TOP RESULTS (INCLUDING OWG & WCH)
|65||SP||2014/15||Presque Isle, ME (USA)|
last updated: 10/28/16
National Team Nominations Announced for 2016-17
April 06, 2016
Nineteen athletes earn nominations for 2016-17 season
U.S. Biathlon Announces Team For IBU Cup 8 In Italy
Feb. 24, 2016
Seven athletes earn spots on roster for March 10-13 event
Home Cookin'! Dunklee Serves Up Silver Medal in Presque Isle
Feb. 11, 2016
Susan Dunklee wins career-best silver medal at World Cup in Maine
Doherty Completes Countdown to Gold
Jan. 31, 2016
Sean Doherty makes it one medal of each color at this week's Junior World Championships
Doherty Shines Like Silver in Sprint With Ninth Career Medal
Jan. 30, 2016
Sean Doherty becomes all-time leader in YJWCH individual medals
Bronze-Medal Day for Doherty at Junior Worlds
Jan. 28, 2016
Maddie Phaneuf 5th in junior women's individual
Burke's Top-20 Sprint Leads Four U.S. Qualifiers For Pursuit
Jan. 22, 2016
Dreissigacker & Phaneuf post top-20 finishes at IBU Cup.
Sprints Kick Off IBU Cup & World Cup
Jan. 21, 2016
Hannah Dreissigacker 10th, Maddie Phaneuf 14th at IBU Cup sprint.
Teams Named For Youth/Junior Worlds and Youth Olympic Games
Dec. 31, 2015
Fourteen athletes named after trials in Alaska.
U.S. Biathlon Names January 2016 World Cup And IBU Cup Teams
Dec. 22, 2015
Rosters announced for the first competitions of the new year.