Name: Paul Schommer
Sport: Biathlon
Discipline(s): Biathlon
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175 lbs.
Hometown: Appleton, Wis.
High School: Kimberly High School '10
College: The College of St. Scholastica '15-BS Chemistry
Team/Club: Moose Nordic
Coach(es): Jean Paquet
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 US Biathlon National Championships (Park City, Utah) - 5th in sprint / 4th in pursuit / 7th in mass start

Home Town: Appleton, Wisconsin
High School: Kimberly High School, ‘10 
College: The College of St. Scholastica, ‘15- BS Chemsitry
Height:  6' 0"
Weight: 175lbs  
Current Location:  Lake Placid, NY  

Hobbies: mountain biking, getting lost, paddling, camping, reading, hot saunas, chopping firewood and meeting new people  

Did you know….?

My dream vacation spot is…. Small remote cabin in the mountains 
When traveling, the thing I miss the most is….. garage full of tools to fix stuff 
My favorite meal is…. one shared with others 
I never leave the house without….. Wearing clothes 
If I were not an athlete, I would…..mountain bike more

MORE ON PAUL: Paul was born and raised in the northeast Wisconsin in the city of Appleton. Growing up, he played soccer, wrestled, and ran cross country. It wasn't until his sophomore year of high school he was introduced to the sport of cross country skiing -- immediately he was hooked. During his senior year of high school he decided he wanted to compete at the college level and in the fall of 2010 he left Appleton with a dream of competing at the collegiate level at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN.
When he arrived at St. Scholastica, he was just a suburban kid looking to improve as a skier. Head coach at CSS, Chad Salmela, was a retired professional biathlete and quickly noticed Paul’s work ethic and talent to become an elite level biathlete. In the summer of 2014, Paul attended the talent ID camp with the United States Biathlon team at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY, and got invited back later that summer. Upon graduation in spring of 2015 he began his pursuit of biathlon full time and in the summer of 2016 was named to the USBA X-team. 

Biathlon Since: 2015, cross-country ski racing since: 2008  
Skis:  YOKO  
Boots: Alpina  
Club:  Moose Nordic 
Coach:  Jean Paquet



2016/17  - 92


33 IN 2016/17 Antholz (ITA) WC
53 SP 2019/20 Oberhof (GER) WC
65 SP 2019/20 Ruhpolding (GER) WC
69 IN 2017/18 Oestersund (SWE) WC
84 SP 2016/17 Kontiolahti (FIN) WC
85 SP 2017/18 Annecy (FRA) WC
94 SP 2017/18 Oestersund (SWE) WC
98 SP 2016/17 Oslo (NOR) WC
101 PU 2016/17 PyeongChang (KOR) WC
103 SP 2017/18 Hochfilzen (AUT) WC