Name: Van Ledger
Sport: Biathlon
Classification: Youth Olympic Games Team
Height: 5-8
Weight: 150 lbs.
DOB: 12/4/2002
Birthplace: Saranac Lake, N.Y.
Hometown: Lake Placid, N.Y.
High School: Lake Placid Central School
Team/Club: Crosscut Elite
World Championship Experience
  • 2023 Junior World Championships (Shchuchinsk, KAZ): 19th in mixed relay / 57th in individual / 4th in men's relay / 37th in sprint / 60th in pursuit
Youth Olympic Games Experience
  • 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne: 59th in men's 12.5km individual/21st in single mixed relay (w/ Kaisa Bosek)/75th in 7.5km sprint/
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018/19 Youth/Jr Worlds Biathlon Trials (Soldier Hollow, Ut.) - 11th in sprint, 8th in pursuit, 18th in sprint
  • 2019 US Biathlon National Championships, Youth Men (Jericho, Vt.) - 5th in sprint / 9th in pursuit / 11th in mass start
Personal: Van enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, mountain running, downhill skiing, live music, and is a Vermont state record holder.

Van started downhill skiing as soon as he could walk and began competitively cross-country skiing at the age of 10, he began biathlon at the age of 13. Currently Van competes for the Crosscut Elite Team in Bozeman, Montana, and attends Montana State University where he is studying chemical engineering with a focus in pre-med.