Name: Eli Nielsen
Sport: Biathlon
Discipline(s): Biathlon
Classification: Junior Team
Height: 6-0
Weight: 165 lbs.
DOB: 8/1/1999
Birthplace: Stehekin, Wash.
Hometown: Stehekin, Wash.
High School: Liberty Bell High School (Winthrop, Washington) ‘18
Team/Club: Crosscut Biathlon
World Championship Experience
  • 2020 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships (Lenzerheide, Switzerland) - 52nd in junior individual; 14th in junior relay; 92nd in junior sprint
  • 2019 Junior World Championships (Brezno-Osrblie, SVK) - 92nd in sprint
  • 2018 Youth World Championships (Otepaa, EST) - 64th in individual / 9th in relay / 42nd in sprint / 47th in pursuit
  • 2017 Youth World Championships (Brezno-Osrblie, SVK) - 91st in individual / 82nd in sprint
Youth Olympic Games Experience
  • 2016 Youth Olympic Games (Lillehammer, NOR) - 45th in pursuit / 46th in sprint / 7th in mixed relay
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 Open Junior European Championships (Pokljuka, SLO) - 105th in sprint
  • 2018 IBU Junior Cup (Nove Mesto, CZE) - 73rd in sprint / 67th in sprint
Eli grew up in the remote community of Stehekin Washington, in the North Cascade mountains at the head of Lake Chelan. Son of Robert and Tammy Nielsen with two older brothers, Will and Dylan.  Eli  attended a one-room school house through grade 7, then moved two valleys to the northwest to attend Liberty Bell High School and  join the Methow Valley nordic and biathlon teams in 2014.
Eli loves hiking, biking, running,  up-down-side-front-back country and mountaineering skiing, climbing, sailing, knitting, sewing and building.