Name: Garrett Beckrich
Sport: Biathlon
Classification: Junior Team
DOB: 12/27/2000
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Minn.
Team/Club: Mount Itasca Biathlon Club/USBA Junior National Team
World Championship Experience
  • 2020 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships (Lenzerheide, Switzerland) - 37th in junior individual; 14th in junior relay; 38th in junior sprint; 32nd in junior pursuit
  • 2019 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships (Osrblie, Slovakia) - 20th in youth individual; 19th in junior relay; 45th in youth sprint; 31st in youth pursuit
  • 2018 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships (Otepaa, Estonia) - 48th in individual; 9th in relay; 46th in sprint; 46th in pursuit
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 IBU Junior Open European Championships (Sjusjoen, NOR) - 21st in individual / 17th in single mixed relay / 57th in sprint / 22nd in pursuit
  • 2019 IBU Junior Cup (Sjusjoen, NOR) - 13th & 34th in sprints
  • 2018 Junior Open European Championships (Pokljuka, Slovenia) - 18th in relay; DNF in individual; 91st in sprint
  • 2018 IBU Junior Cup (Nove Mesto, Czech Republic) - 42nd in sprint; 69th in sprint
Personal: Started biathlon in 2017 after he wanted to explore cross-country skiing at a higher level and thought biathlon was the best option to do so...He grew up shooting in northern Minnesota so picked up shooting fairly quickly
What I love about biathlon:
Every race is an adventure. Some races may be frustrating and not a good reflection of your skill but that makes the good races all the better.