U.S. Biathlon finalizes teams for Youth/Junior World Championships & Jr. Open European Championships

Jan. 01, 2015, 6:33 p.m. (ET)
New Gloucester, Maine (Jan. 1, 2015) -- U.S. Biathlon's International Competition Committee is happy to announce additional team members for the 2015 Youth / Junior World Championships in Minsk-Raubichi, Belarus, Feb 17-24, 2015. The Youth (under 19) and Junior (under 21) World Championships will attract the best age group athletes from over 30 nations. U.S. Biathlon congratulates the athletes from eight states, as well as their families, coaches and clubs, on their qualification for the Team. 



U.S. Biathlon Team for the the 2015 IBU Biathlon Youth / Junior World Championships in Minsk-Raubichi, Belarus.



Junior Women




Maddie Phaneuf, Maine Winter Sports Ctr, USBA X Team, Old Forge, N.Y., pre-qualified by her 4th place at the 2014 YWCH



Mikaela Paluszek, Maine Winter Sports Ctr, Saxtons River, Vt.  Top-ranked junior woman at the trials.





Youth Women



Chloe Levins, Mtn Top Nordic Ski Club, Rutland, Vt. Top-ranked youth woman at the trials



Siena Ellingson, Mt. Itasca / MN Biathlon, Minnetonka, Minn. Second-ranked youth woman at the trials



Hannah Streinz,  Maine Winter Sport Ctr, Hersay, Maine. Third-ranked youth woman at the trials



Amanda Kautzer, LNR/MN Biathlon, Plymouth, Minn. Fourth-ranked youth woman at the trials





Junior Men



Sean Doherty, USBA X-Team, Center Conway, N.H. Pre-qualified by medals at the 2014 YWCH



Brian Halligan, Maine Winter Sports Ctr, Gansevoort, N.Y. Top-ranked junior man at the trials



Jakob Ellingson, Mt. Itasca/MN Biathlon, Minnetonka, Minn. Second-ranked junior man from the trials







Youth Men


 Cam Christiansen, Nisswa NW / MN Biathlon, Pequot Lakes, Minn. Top-ranked youth man at the trials



Paul Everett, Methow Valley Biathlon, Tacoma, Wash. Second-ranked youth man at the trials



Alexander Kilby, Skiku Biathlon, Anchorage, Alaska. Third-ranked youth man at the trials



Sam Zabell, Auburn Ski Club, Truckee, Calif. Fourth-ranked youth man at the trials





The U.S. Team will be able to compete in all the relays at the Youth & Junior World Championships by having a youth race up for both the junior men's and women's teams.





Junior Open European Championship Team Named



U.S. Biathlon is also happy to announce the following athletes are named the Junior team for the Open European Championships, Jan 27 - Feb 3, 2015 in Otepää, Estonia. In addition to competing in the individual, sprint and pursuit, the four athletes will form a team for the mixed relay.





Junior Women



Maddie Phaneuf, Maine Winter Sports Ctr, USBA X Team, Old Forge, N.Y. Pre-qualified by her 4th place at the 2014 YWCH



Mikaela Paluszek, Maine Winter Sports Ctr, Saxtons River, Vt. Top-ranked junior woman at the trials





Junior Men



Sean Doherty, USBA X-Team, Center Conway, N.H. Pre-qualified by medals at the 2014 YWCH



Brian Halligan, Maine Winter Sports Ctr, Gansevoort, N.Y. Top-ranked junior man at the trials





U.S. Biathlon wishes to thank the Mt. Itasca Biathlon Club for organizing the trials on short notice due to a lack of snow Anchorage, Alaska, where the trials were scheduled.  Full results are posted at: http://MinnesotaBiathlon.com/



 
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