Name: Amanda Kautzer
Sport: Biathlon
Discipline(s): Biathlon
Classification: Senior
Height: 5-10
Weight: 150
DOB: 5/2/1998
Birthplace: Singapore
Hometown: Plymouth, Minn.
High School: Benilde-St. Margaret's School (St. Louis Park, Minnesota) '16
College: Michigan Technological University
World Championship Experience
  • 2017 Youth World Championships (Brezno-Osrblie, SVK) - 42nd in pursuit / 53rd in individual / 59th in sprint / 13th in relay
  • 2016 Youth World Championships (Cheile Gradistei, ROU) - 52nd in sprint / 55th in pursuit / 59th in individual / 16th in relay
  • 2015 Youth World Championships (Minsk-Raubichi, BLR) - 39th in sprint / 46th in pursuit / 54th in individual / 12th in relay
Youth Olympic Games Experience
  • 2016 Youth Olympic Games (Lillehammer, NOR) - 10th in sprint / 27th in pursuit / 7th in mixed relay
Other Career Highlights
  • 2022 IBU Cups and European Championships
  • 2022 US Olympic Trials
  • 2020 U23 World Championships, Oberwiesenthal, GER
  • 2018, 2019, 2020 NCAA Skiing Championships
  • 2019 NCAA Central Region Champion, 15k Classic
  • 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships
  • 2017 Open Junior European Championships (Nove Mesto, CZE) - 80th in individual / 91st in sprint
  • 2017 IBU Junior Cup (Pokljuka, SLO) - 8th in mixed relay / 44th in sprint / 44th in sprint
  • 2014 U.S. National Championships, 1st (classic sprint)
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Daughter of Bradley and Julienne Kautzer with one older sister, Jess. She started skiing in seventh grade when she intended to join her school’s alpine ski team, but accidentally went to the Nordic meeting instead and loved it. Three years later she qualified for Junior Nationals and started biathlon, going to World Juniors her second season in the sport. She is the only skier in her family; her parents, sister, cousins, aunts and uncles all competed in swimming. She raced collegiately for Michigan Technological University in both Nordic and Cross Country running, representing Tech at 4 NCAA championships. She was also recognized with the Elite-90 award as the top student athlete at NCAAs. She graduated at the top of her class from Tech with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and works remotely for Medtronic in their Neuromodulation division. Outside of race season you can find her participating in just about any other type of skiing: slalom, back country, park, and occasionally ski jumping. She also enjoys kayaking of both the flat and white water varieties, climbing, and mountain biking.