Name: Jake Brown
Sport: Biathlon
Discipline(s): Biathlon
Height: 5-8
Weight: 140 lbs.
Hometown: Saint Paul, Minn.
High School: Minnehaha Academy, Minneapolis, '10
College: Saint Olaf '15 - BA Biology
Team/Club: Craftsbury Green Racing Project
Coach(es): Mike Gibson (Craftsbury) and Vegard Bitnes (USBA)
World Championship Experience
  • 2021 World Championships (Pokljuka, SLO) - 12th in mixed relay / 12th in sprint / 25th in pursuit / 22nd in individual / 15th in relay / 29th in mass start
  • 2020 World Championships (Antholz, ITA) - 68th in sprint / 46th in individual / 8th in relay
  • 2019 World Championships (Ostersund, SWE) - 58th in sprint / 53rd in pursuit / 68th in individual / 19th in relay
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 US Biathlon National Championships (Jericho, Vt.) - 1st in sprint / 2nd in pursuit / 6th in super sprint
  • 2018 US Biathlon National Championships (Park City, Utah) - 9th in sprint / 8th in pursuit / 8th in mass start
Personal: Hobbies: skiing, water skiing, backyard sportsing, science, reading, mountain running, rock climbing, backpacking, paddling, jumping in a cold lake, campfires, singing in the shower...My dream vacation spot is… Canmore, Alberta....When traveling, the thing I miss the most is… my family. And a well-stocked refrigerator. ...My favorite meal is… dry oatmeal. Just kidding. I'll say a bison burger with sweet potato fries....I never leave my house without… getting pumped for the day with some shadowboxing....If I were not an athlete, I would... explore!

More on Jake:

Jake was introduced to cross-country skiing by his parents in their Minneapolis backyard at age 3, but it was while training with coach Piotr Bednarski's Go!Training (now Loppet Nordic Racing) summer club that he became obsessed with ski training. At St. Olaf College Jake competed in cross-country running, Nordic skiing, and track, helping the Oles win the NCAA Championship in cross-country his junior season. After graduating in 2015, Jake joined the Northern Michigan University ski team as a graduate student and finished his NCAA career with a top-5 finish at US Nationals and as an NCAA All-American. After two years with the US Biathlon development program, Jake joined the Craftsbury GRP Biathlon team in 2018 and lives and trains in Craftsbury, Vermont. 


Biathlon Since: 2016, cross-country ski racing since: 2006 
Skis:  Salomon  
Boots:  Salomon
Poles:  Swix 
Club:  Moose Nordic, Loppet Nordic Racing 
Coaches:  Mike Gibson (Craftsbury) and Vegard Bitnes (USBA)


2020/21 -47
2018/19 -100


12 SP 2020/21 Pokljuka (SLO) WCH
22 SP 2020/21 Ostersund (SWE) WC
22 IN 2020-21 Pokljuka (SLO) WCH
25 PU 2020/21 Pokljuka (SLO) WCH
29 MS 2020/21 Pokljuka (SLO) WCH
30 SP 2020/21 Kontiolahti (FIN) WC
33 SP 2020/21 Nove Mesto (CZE) WC
38 PU 2020/21 Ostersund (SWE) WC
40 SP 2018/19 Antholz (ITA) WC
44 SP 2020/21 Kontiolahti (FIN) WC