Ski Area:  Spidahl Ski Gard, Mt. Itasca
Hobbies:  Biking, Cooking, Slack lining, Sailing
Skis/boots:  Madshus
Poles:  Exel
Weight:  172 lbs
Height:  6’1”
Parents:  Paul and Linda
Siblings:  Conrad and Kelci

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games:

Placed 86th in the men's 20km Pursuit with a time of 58:49.2.

Years on Junior team:  3

COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS


National Junior/Senior Championships

2009 - Junior Champion sprint

2009 - Senior Champion sprint

2008 - All Around Junior Champion

World Junior Teams 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

2006, 14th, 15th sprint pursuit

2007, 31st sprint

2008, 21st sprint

2009, 15th sprint, 31st pursuit, 32nd Individual

2009 Top U.S. Junior finish at the World Junior Championships in Canmore, Calif.

2009 Vancouver IBU World Cup Team

ABOUT


A member of the U.S. Biathlon National Team since 2009, Wynn Roberts began competing in bike racing at the age of 10. He was an accomplished junior road racer, traveling with his father, a former pro, throughout the Midwest. Roberts had a special talent for cyclocross, and he was the top cyclocross junior in the Midwest for several years. Roberts took up cross-country skiing and biathlon as a way of keeping in shape for biking, and he quickly became a standout in biathlon as well. He started his biathlon training with Nisswa NW Biathlon club and coach Bill Meyer. After making steady progress, he began training with Vladimir Cervenka, the Junior National Team coach, at Mt. Itasca in Grand Rapids, Minn. Competing in 2009 as a junior, Roberts qualified for the IBU Cup, winning his first IBU cup trials over a senior field. When not training for biathlon, Roberts continues to enjoy training on a road bike, as well jumping into an occasional cycling race. He also enjoys fishing and spending time with his family. Roberts' younger brother, Conrad, and sister, Kelsi, are also biathletes. Roberts is excited about taking his first trip to the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. "It is still sinking in, but I know that a lot of people are really happy about it," said Roberts. "I am excited and it just shows that dreams are not far off."