Name: Emma Stertz
Sport: Biathlon
Classification: Junior Team
Height: 5-4
DOB: 5/4/2000
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Minn.
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Minn.
High School: Grand Rapids High School (Grand Rapids, Minn.) '18
College: College of Saint Scholastica
Team/Club: College of Saint Scholastica
World Championship Experience
  • 2020 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships (Lenzerheide, Switzerland) - 69th in junior individual; 15th in junior relay; 52nd in junior sprint; 55th in junior pursuit
  • 2019 Youth World Championships (Osrblie, Slovakia) - 56th in individual / 19th in relay / 62nd in sprint
  • 2018 Youth World Championships (Otepaa, EST) - 60th in individual / 18th in relay / 52nd in sprint / 48th in pursuit
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 IBU Open Junior European Championships (Sjusjoen, NOR) - 70th in individual / 18th in relay / 95th in sprint
  • 2019 IBU Junior Cup (Sjusjoen, NOR) - 77th & 81st in sprints
  • 2018 US Biathlon National Championships (Park City, Utah) - 2nd in youth sprint / 2nd in youth pursuit / 2nd in youth mass start
Personal: Emma is the daughter of Craig and Theresa Stertz...Has one brother, Sam...She is a junior Secondary Social Studies Education and History double major at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN....She is also on the Nordic Ski and cross country running teams at the College of Saint Scholastica....Emma's hobbies include mountain biking, reading, and sharing what she loves with others....Started skiing before she could walk and has loved it ever since...She started her biathlon career at Mt. Itasca and has trained with multiple clubs including Kouvolan Hiihtoseura (Kouvola, Finland, 2018-19 season) and the Crosscut Elite Team (Bozeman, MT, summer 2021) ...Favorite part of biathlon is the opportunities it offers and the people she’s met through it