Name: Etienne Bordes
Sport: Biathlon
Classification: Youth Team
Height: 5-11
Weight: 145 lbs.
DOB: 10/10/2002
Birthplace: Truckee, Calif.
Hometown: Tahoe City, Calif.
High School: North Tahoe High School
World Championship Experience
  • 2021 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships (Obertilliach, Austria): 76th in youth individual / 49th in youth sprint / 56th in youth pursuit
Youth Olympic Games Experience
  • 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne: 76th in 12.5k individual/34th in 7.5k sprint/19th in mixed relay (w/ Kaisa Bosek, Lexie Madigan & Cale Woods)


  • 1st in 2018 U.S. National Pursuit

  • 1st in 2018 U.S. National Mass Start

  • 3rd in 2018 U.S. National Sprint

  • International competition in Canada and Norway

Cross Country:

  • 3 Time State Championship Team (so far)

  • 5th in 2019 NIAA State (Junior)

  • 5th in 2019 NIAA Regional

  • 11th in 2018 NIAA State (Sophomore)

  • 4th in 2018 NIAA Regional

  • 9th in 2017 NIAA State (Freshman)

  • 8th in 2017 NIAA Regional

  • Fastest 5k is 16:51.32


  • 3rd in 2019 NIAA State Championship Open 800m (Junior)

  • 1st in 2019 NIAA Regional Open 800m

  • 1st in 2018 NIAA State 4x800m (Sophmore)

  • 3rd in 2018 NIAA State 4x400m 

  • 1st in 2018 NIAA Regional 4x800m

  • 1st in 2018 NIAA Regional 4x400m

Personal: Hobbies: biking, wake skating, reading, watching movies, playing video games, building snow forts, go-kart racing, and traveling. My favorite place I have been is any place in Europe. My favorite food is mango. My top three movies are "Interstellar", "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" (extended, of course) and "Rush".

More on Etienne: I began skiing when I was 3 years old through the Strider Glider Progam in Tahoe City, California. I was very into downhill skiing until I met August Teague who brought me over to Nordic skiing in 2015-2016 and has become one of my best coaches as well as one of my best friends. I still enjoy downhill skiing very much and will do it often enough. I was introduced to biathlon at Auburn Ski Club through Glenn Jobe (former biathlon Olympian) in July of 2017 and then became national champion nine months later. I have an older brother who is currently on the APU elite ski team and he has helped guide me through my sports. My late father was French and became a multiple-time French national champion as well as multiple-time European champion in go-kart racing and then went on to qualify for Formula 3. Then he went on to serve at the French 27 BCA for a year. After the military, he became a ski patroller in Val d’Isere when he met my mom. My mom is the smart one of my family, having a master’s degree in counseling and educational psychology. She has traveled abroad her whole life and has lived in several countries. My family has always enjoyed traveling and participating in sports together.