Name: Ariana Woods
Sport: Biathlon
Classification: Junior Team
Height: 5-11
Weight: 145 lbs.
DOB: 10/9/1999
Birthplace: Boulder, Colo.
Hometown: Bozeman, Mont.
High School: Idaho Virtual HS
College: Montana State University
Team/Club: Crosscut Mountain Sports Center (Bozeman, Montana)
World Championship Experience
  • 2021 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships (Obertilliach, Austria) - 81st in junior individual / 76th in junior sprint / 18th in junior relay
  • 2020 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships (Lenzerheide, Switzerland) - 56th in junior individual; 15th in junior relay; 74th in junior sprint
  • 2019 Junior World Championships (Brezno-Osrblie, SVK) - 59th in individual / 21st in relay / 88th in sprint
  • 2016 Youth World Championships (Cheile Gradistei) - 79th in individual / 14th in relay / 68th in sprint
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 US Biathlon National Championships (Soldier Hollow, UT) - 3rd in youth sprint /4th in youth pursuit / 3rd in youth mass start
  • 2017 US Biathlon National Championships (Jericho, VT) - 5th in youth sprint/ 7th in youth pursuit/ 1st in youth mass start
  • 2016 US Biathlon Trials - 3rd in sprint
  • 2016 Canadian Biathlon National Championships (Quebec, Quebec) - 5th in sprint/ 1st in pursuit/ 5th in mixed relay
Personal: Hobbies: mountain biking, water skiing, surfing, drawing, whitewater kayaking, ice skating, climbing, paddle-boarding, eating, swimming, ripsticking…My dream vacation spot is…. Patagonia…When traveling, the thing I miss the most is my dog ...My favorite meal is anything Greek ...I never leave the house without a hammock…If I were not an athlete, I would be a Nat Geo photographer 


More on Ari: Ari started skiing when she was learning to walk and joined the cross-country ski team in McCall, Idaho when she was 8 and moved to Bozeman, Montana for the winter months to ski with the Bridger Ski Foundation when she was 13. Since then she has been spending her summer months in McCall training on her own and working at her family’s kayak rental business and then moving to Bozeman, Montana, for the fall and winter months to ski for BSF and the Bridger Biathlon Club. She started doing biathlon when she was 14 and it has been an increasingly big part of her life since then. She is attending Montana State University (Bozeman, Mont.) majoring in environmental sciences.