US Biathlon Teams Named For Yout...

Teams Named For Youth/Junior Worlds and Youth Olympic Games

Dec. 31, 2015, 1:10 p.m. (ET)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Dec. 31, 2015) -- The Youth/Junior World Team Trials and Youth Olympic Games Trials were completed Dec. 27-30 in Anchorage, Alaska, despite warm temperatures and driving winds. U.S. Biathlon congratulates the following athletes, as well as their families, coaches and clubs, on their qualification for the Youth/Junior World Championships, Jan. 25-Feb. 2, in Cheile Gradistei, Romania, and the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games, Feb. 12-21, in Lillehammer, Norway.

Junior Women (Under 21)
Maddie Phaneuf (Old Forge, N.Y./U.S. Biathlon X-Team)
Siena Ellingson (Minnetonka, Minn./Loppet Nordic Racing)

Junior Men (Under 21)
Sean Doherty (Center Conway, N.H./U.S. Biathlon A-Team)
Brian Halligan (Gansevoort, N.Y./Maine Winter Sports Center)
Paul Everett (Tacoma, Wash./Methow Valley Nordic)
Travis Cooper (Kenai, Alaksa/National Guard Biathlon)

Youth Women (Under 19)
Chloe Levins (Rutland, Vt./Mountain Top Nordic Ski Club)
Claire Waichler (Winthrop, Wash./Methow Valley Nordic)
Amanda Kautzer (Plymouth, Minn./Loppet Nordic Racing)
Ariana Woods (Bozeman, Mont./Bridger Biathlon)

Youth Men (Under 19)
Brendan Cyr (Caribou, Maine/Maine Winter Sports Center)
Cody Johnson (Fort Kent, Maine/Maine Wiinter Sports Center)
Vasek Cervenka (Grand Rapids, Minn./Mt. Itasca)
Peter Carroll (Truckee, Calif./Auburn Ski Club Biathlon)

Youth Olympic Games Women (16-17)
Chloe Levins (Rutland, Vt./Mountain Top Nordic Ski Club)
Amanda Kautzer (Plymouth, Minn./Loppet Nordic Racing)

Youth Olympic Games Men (16-17)
Vasek Cervenka (Grand Rapids, Minn./Mt. Itasca)
Eli Nielsen (Stehekin, Wash./Methow Valley Nordic)

U.S. Biathlon wishes to thank the Alaska Biathlon Association and all the volunteers who worked to make this event possible for the great young athletes who participated. Full results are posted at

Congratulations to all the athletes who participated in the trials and we wish you much success in the New Year!

Related Athletes

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Sean Doherty

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Maddie Phaneuf