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U.S. Biathlon Names World Championships and World Cup 9 Teams

Feb. 15, 2016, 4:54 p.m. (ET)

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine (February 15, 2016) – Following the most successful week of World Cup racing ever by an American team last week in Presque Isle, Maine, U.S. Biathlon is proud to announce America’s team for the upcoming World Championships in Oslo, Norway, kicking off on March 2nd. The International Competition Committee also named the team for the final World Cup 9 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

Below are the named athletes, including their previous World Championships and Olympic Games appearances. All eight members of the team have World Championships experience and seven of the athletes are Olympians. 

World Championships
Annelies Cook (Saranac Lake, NY) – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015; 2014 Olympian
Susan Dunklee (Barton, VT) – 2012, 2013, 2015; 2014 Olympian
Hannah Dreissigacker (Morrisville, VT) – 2013, 2015; 2014 Olympian
Clare Egan (Cape Elizabeth, ME) – 2015

Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, N.Y.) – 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015; 2006, 2010, and 2014 3-time Olympian
Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, N.Y.) – 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015; 2006, 2010, and 2014 3-time Olympian
Sean Doherty (Center Conway, N.H.) – 2015; 2014 Olympian
Leif Nordgren (Marine, Minn.) – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015; 2014 Olympian

Join the team for a biathlon breakfast! Below find the start times for the competitions in Oslo, including an adjustment for Daylight Savings Time on March 13th. (All times U.S. Eastern Standard Time). NBC Sports will be covering the event. A detailed broadcast schedule will be posted by March 1.

Date                      Start time            Event
Mar 2                     9:30 AM                Mixed 2x6 km + 2x7.5 km Relay
Mar 5                     5:30 AM                Men’s 10 km Sprint
Mar 5                     8:30 AM                Women’s 7.5 km Sprint
Mar 6                     7:30 AM                Men’s 12.5 km Pursuit
Mar 6                     9:45 AM                Women’s 10 km Pursuit
Mar 9                     9:30 AM                Women’s 15 km Individual
Mar 10                  9:30 AM                Men’s 20 km Individual
Mar 11                  9:30 AM                Women’s 4x6 km Relay
Mar 12                  9:30 AM                Men’s 4x7.5 km Relay
Mar 13                  7:00 AM                Women’s 12.5 km Mass Start
Mar 13                  11:00 AM              Men’s 15 km Mass Start


World Cup 9
Susan Dunklee (Barton, Vt.) and Clare Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine)
Men: Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, N.Y.), Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, N.Y.), and Sean Doherty (Center Conway, N.H.) 

The U.S Biathlon staff and the ICC congratulate all of the athletes on their stellar performances so far this season, and wish them further success in Norway and Russia!

Related Athletes

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Lowell Bailey

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Tim Burke

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Annelies Cook

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Sean Doherty

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Hannah Dreissigacker

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Susan Dunklee

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Clare Egan

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Leif Nordgren