Name: Thor Sheppard
Classification: Youth Team
Height: 5-8
Weight: 120 lbs.
DOB: 10/18/2004
Hometown: West Yellowstone, Mont.
High School: International Virtual Learning Academy
Team/Club: Altius Biathlon
World Championship Experience
  • 2022 Youth World Championships (Soldier Hollow, Utah): 31st in individual / 43rd in sprint / 43rd in pursuit / 10th in youth men's relay (w/ Matej Cervenka & Cale Woods)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2021 U.S. Youth/Junior World Trials (Soldier Hollow, UT) (Youth) – 1st in 10k Sprint / 1st in 10k Pursuit Format / 2nd in 7.5k Sprint
  • 2021 Calforex Cup #2 (Canmore, AB, Canada) – 1st in 7.5k Sprint
  • 2021 U.S. Rollerski Nationals (Jericho, VT) – 1st in 6k Sprint / 1st in 10k American Pursuit
  • 2021 U.S. Nationals (West Yellowstone, MT) – 2nd in 5k Super Sprint Final
  • 2019 Future Stars & Next Generation Challenge (Östersund, Sweden) – 6th in 6.3k Sprint
  • Three-time U.S. team member for the Liatoppen Skiskytterfestival (2017, 2018, 2019) (Ål, Norway)
  • Cross Country Skiing: 2021 IMD JNQ #2 (Bozeman, MT) – 5th in Skate Distance

More on Thor: Thor started skiing as soon as he could walk and was introduced to biathlon at the age of 5 by his father, Marc Sheppard. Thor raced at the local level until 2015, when he started traveling to races and racing cross country skiing on the West Yellowstone Nordic Ski Team. In 2017, Thor was selected to compete at the Liatoppen Skiskytterfestival in Norway, the largest biathlon race in the world, which made him decide that he wanted to pursue biathlon exclusively. He then went on to be the U.S. flag bearer at the 2019 IBU World Championships as part of the Future Stars team. Outside of skiing and biathlon, Thor enjoys hiking, climbing, and other outdoor activities, computer programming, UAV flying, playing the piano, listening to music, and reading.

Skis & Poles: Madshus
Rifle: Anschütz
Stock: Altius
Boots: Madshus