Name: Helen Wilson
Sport: Biathlon
Classification: Junior Team
Height: 5-5
DOB: 7/26/2001
Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska
Hometown: Eagle River, Alaska
High School: Eagle River High School '19
College: Montana State University
Team/Club: Team Crosscut
World Championship Experience
  • 2023 Junior World Championships (Shchuchinsk, KAZ): 19th in mixed relay / 69th in individual / 13th in women's relay / 59th in sprint / 50th in pursuit
  • 2022 IBU Junior World Championships (Soldier Hollow, Utah): 50th in individual / 46th in sprint / 49th in pursuit
  • 2021 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships (Obertilliach, Austria) - 38th in junior individual / 61st in junior sprint / 18th in junior relay
  • 2020 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships (Lenzerheide, Switzerland) - 67th in youth individual / 15th in junior relay / 58th in youth sprint / 51st in youth pursuit
  • 2019 Youth World Championships (Brezno-Osrblie, Slovakia) - 69th in individual / 19th in relay / 55th in sprint / 58th in pursuit
  • 2018 Youth World Championships (Otepaa, EST) - 74th in individual / 18th in relay / 72nd in sprint
  • 2017 Youth World Championships (Brezno-Osrblie, SVK) - 62nd in individual / 67th in sprint
  • 2017 Junior World Championships (Brezno-Osrblie, SVK) - 17th in relay
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 US Biathlon National Championships (Jericho, Vt.) - 2nd in youth sprint / 4th in youth pursuit / 6th in youth mass start
  • 2018 US Biathlon National Championships (Park City, Utah) - 5th in youth sprint / 5th in youth pursuit / 1st in youth mass start
  • 2018 Open Junior European Championships (Pokljuka, SLO) - 18th in relay / 69th in individual / 86th in sprint
  • 2018 IBU Junior Cup (Nove Mesto, CZE) - 55th in sprint / 64th in sprint
Personal: Hobbies: trail running, baking, and exploring new places...My dream vacation spot is…. somewhere that is simultaneously snowy and sunny...When traveling, the thing I miss the most is… having access to a washing machine;...My favorite meal is…. one shared with others; ...I never leave the house without….. a water bottle;...If I were not an athlete, I would… a CIA agent

MORE ON HELEN: Helen started skiing when she was 7 years old through a program called Eagle River Junior Nordic. She later joined a more competitive ski club called Alaska Nordic Racing (ANR) when she was 13 and began biathlon the same year (FUN FACT: the first time she ever tried biathlon was a race!). She attended Eagle River High School and participated in cross country running, swimming, Nordic skiing, and track & field. Helen's first international competition was Arctic Winter Games, held in Nuuk, Greenland at the age of 14. She has qualified for five of Alaska's Junior National Teams, seven YJWCH Teams, and had her IBU Cup debut in March 2021. One of her favorite travels was experiencing the life of a biathlete at Sollefteå Skidgymnasium in 2017.

Currently, Helen is a senior at Montana State University who is majoring in Accounting.