Name: Jakob Ellingson
Sport: Biathlon
Height: 5-10
Weight: 160 lbs.
DOB: 11/10/1994
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minn.
Hometown: Minnetonka, Minn.
High School: Ellingson Academy (Homeschool) '13
College: 88M in the Minnesota National Guard
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 US Biathlon National Championships (Jericho, Vt.) - 7th in sprint / 7th in pursuit / 4th in super sprint
  • 2019 Open European Championships (Minsk-Raubichi, BLR) - 73rd in individual / 55th in sprint
Jakob played competitive youth soccer until 17, when he started training with Piotr Bednarski, with the Loppet Nordic Ski club out of Minneapolis. Realizing that there was alot more opportunity with skiing and biathlon, he changed the focus, and has been training full time for Biathlon since 2012. He practically moved to Grand Rapids after the first couple years of training to work with the best biathlon coach in the US, Vlad Cervenka. During his time working closely with Vlad, he went to three world junior championships, won the state cross country ski championship in MN, and won a US national Biathlon rollerski race in the senior field, and raced in numerous IBU cup races.
Late in 2017 he joined the National Guard Biathlon team, and right after missing the Olympics went to Fort Leonard Wood Missouri to do BCT and AIT for the army. Fallowing that he moved out to Jericho, Vermont, to be closer to the US national team, and train with the National guard team at Camp Ethan Allen.
Main hobbies are photography, fly fishing, guitar (still figuring that one out), and playing a few too many video games. 
Did You Know?:
Favorite Music: oldish stuff, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Alabama, Kansas, Steely Dan
Favorite thing about traveling : that I get to meet so many different people
Favorite Movie : Pulp Fiction
If I were not an athlete : I would be fat
I never travel without my camera