National Team Nominations Announced for 2016-17

April 06, 2016, 1:41 p.m. (ET)


Brendan Cyr of Caribou, Maine, has been nominated to the 2016-17 National Development Group


NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine
 (April 6, 2016) - U.S. Biathlon's International Competition Committee has presented the following nominations for the 2016-17 National Team and Development Groups to the U.S. Biathlon Board of Directors.

National A Team Women
Susan Dunklee (Barton, Vt.), A 1 Team
Clare Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine), A 2 Team
Maddie Phaneuf (Old Forge, N.Y.), A 3 Team

National A Team Men
Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, N.Y.), A 1 Team
Tim Burke (Lake Placid, N.Y.), A 1 Team
Sean Doherty (Center Conway N.H.), A 2 Team
Leif Nordgren (Marine, Minn.), A 2 Team

X Team
Women
Joanne Reid (Boulder, Colo.)

Men
Max Durtschi (Sun Valley, Idaho)
Jake Brown (Houghton, Mich.)

National Development Group - Seniors
Women
Emily Dreissigacker (Craftsbury, Vt.)

Men
Patrick Johnson (Truckee, Calif.)
Paul Schommer (Appleton, Wis.)
Alex Howe (Craftsbury, Vt.)

National Development Group - Youth / Juniors
Women
Chloe Levins (Rutland, Vt.)
Amanda Kautzer (Plymouth, Minn.)
Claire Waichler (Winthrop, Wash.)

Men
Brendan Cyr (Caribou, Maine)
Vasek Cervenka (Grand Rapids, Minn.)

“The strength of the team can be seen through Susan Dunklee’s silver medal and the men’s team ranking 6th in the Nations Cup for the first time ever," said U.S. Biathlon Chief of Sport Bernd Eisenbichler. “Susan, Tim and Lowell are ranked 14th, 15th and 17th, respectively, in the World Cup and Sean Doherty made history with his three medals at the IBU Junior World Championships, becoming the most decorated youth/junior biathlete in the history of the sport. We are already looking forward to exciting competitions next season but, of course, there is a lot of work to do between now and then. That’s where our focus is today."