Name: Emma Stertz
Sport: Biathlon
Classification: Junior Team
Height: 5-4
Weight: 130 lbs.
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...Hobbies include knitting, biking, traveling, and spending time with kids...Has lived in Denmark for two months three different times for a total of six months...Started skiing before she could walk and has loved it ever since...Also competes for the Grand Rapids High School Nordic Ski Team of which her dad is the coach...Favorite part of biathlon is the opportunities it offers and the people she’s met through it