Name: Maddie Phaneuf
Sport: Biathlon
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 145 lbs
DOB: 4/29/1995
Birthplace: Fairfax, Va.
Hometown: Old Forge, N.Y.
High School: Town of Webb UFSD, ‘13
Team/Club: Polar Bear Biathlon
Coach(es): Jean Paquet, Jonne Kahkonen
Olympic Experience
  • 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games - did not compete
World Championship Experience
  • 2017 (Hochfilzen, AUT) - 78th in pursuit / 87th in individual / 14th in relay
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 US Biathlon National Championships (Park City, Utah) - 6th in sprint / 6th in pursuit
  • 2016 Junior World Championships (Cheile Gradistei, ROU) - 5th in individual / 7th in sprint / 9th in pursuit / 12th in relay
  • 2015 Junior World Championships (Minsk-Raubichi, BLR) - 22nd in pursuit / 33rd in sprint / 39th in individual / 14th in relay
Personal: Enjoys rock climbing, canoeing, music, coloring and hiking

More on Maddie:

Maddie was born in Virginia, and lived most of her early childhood in Seneca, South Carolina.  There, she was a competitive swimmer until she was 8 years old.  At the age of 8, the Phaneuf family moved to Old Forge, New York.  She learned how to ski during her first winter in Old Forge.  That was her first experience with a real winter, and from that first season on, she has been in love with snow.  Maddie skied competitively all through high school, competing at Junior National competitions, and Eastern Regional competitions.

Maddie didn't get into biathlon until the age of 15.  During her senior year in high school she went to the trial races for Youth/Junior World Championships, but just missed the team.  After graduating from high school in the spring of 2013, she was determined to make that team and decided to hold off on college and dedicate her time to training.

Maddie trained in Fort Kent, Maine with the Maine Winter Sports Center and found a lot of improvement in both skiing and shooting.  During the 2013-14 season she competed at the Youth/Junior World Championships, along with Swedish Nationals.  During her first international competition she shot clean, despite windy conditions, and received a 4th place finish.  After posting great results internationally, she was invited to join the United States Biathlon National X Team for the 2014-15 season.

Maddie made her World Cup debut and continued to show potential on the international circuit. She has now been named to the U.S. Biathlon National A Team. She is currently living and training in Lake Placid, N.Y., at the Olympic Training Center.


Biathlon Since: 2010
Member of National Team since:  2014
Skis: Rossignol
Boots: Rossignol
Poles: One Way
Wax: HWK Ski Wax USA
Club: Polar Bear Biathlon
Coaches: Jean Paquet, Jonne Kahkonen


65 SP 2014/15 Presque Isle, ME (USA) WC
68 SP 2016/17 PyeongChang (KOR) WC
78 SP 2016/17 Hochfilzen (AUT) WCH
81 IN 2016/17 Antholz (ITA) WC
87 IN 2016/17 Hochfilzen (AUT) WCH
93 SP 2014/15 Antholz (ITA) WC
94 SP 2016/17 Ruhpolding (GER) WC