World Championship and IBU Cup teams named

Feb. 16, 2015, 5:20 p.m. (ET)
(February 16, 2015) -- U.S. Biathlon is pleased to announce the World Championship Team roster for the IBU Biathlon World Championships presented by BMW. The event will be hosted in Kontiolahti, Finland March 4 to 15 (more event info here: http://www.kontiolahtibiathlon.com/).  The team will train in Norway until they travel to the World Championships on March 2.

"The team has a great mix of youth and experience," said Chief of Sport Bernd Eisenbichler. "We have podium-proven athletes in Susan Dunklee, Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke. We have a very experienced 19-year-old junior athlete in Sean Doherty, and Clare Egan had her first World Cup start at the end of January. With five of the team members already having top-20 finishes this season, it looks promising for great results from both the women and the men, and we are especially looking forward to opening the championships with the mixed relay on March 5."

Men

Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, N.Y.) 
Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, N.Y.)
Sean Doherty (Center Conway, N.H.)
Leif Nordgren (Marine, Minn.)

Women

Annelies Cook (Saranac Lake, N.Y.) 
Hannah Dreissigacker (Morrisville, Vt.)
Susan Dunklee (Barton, Vt.)
Clare Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine)

U.S. Biathlon is also pleased to announce the team for the IBU Cups 7 & 8 in Canmore, Alberta, Canada, Feb. 27-March 7 (more information here: http://canmorebiathlon.ca/).

Women

Kelsey Dickinson (Winthrop, Wash.) 
Katrina Howe (Fort Kent, Maine)
Maddie Phaneuf (Old Forge, N.Y.)

Men

Russell Currier (Stockholm, Maine) 
Ethan Dreissigacker (Craftsbury, Vt.)
Patrick Johnson (Truckee, Calif.)
Wynn Roberts (Battle Lake, Minn.)
Casey Smith (Winthrop, Wash.)

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