From Head Coach Betsy Devin-Smith:
The Sun of a Gun Biathlon race was held on January 27, and lots of fun was had by all participants. The kids did great. It was the first biathlon race for most our biathletes. We also had a parent race following the kids event. Roles were reversed and the kids had to help their parents. Parents experienced how exciting and challenging biathlon is for their kids.
Feb 17th we put on our last Try Biathlon fundraiser for the season. Again we had a fantastic group of volunteers and had over 100 people get to experience the sport of biathlon. Way to go volunteers!
This Sat Feb 23rd is our last biathlon practice for the season at the LBHS range.
March 2-3 is the Biathlon BC Championships in Kelowna with some of our biathletes attending that.
14 year-old Bella Fox was selected to represent the USA, along with 1 other boy, at the Biathlon World Championships in Ostersund, Sweden. There she will join other boys & girls from other nations for a fun biathlon experience. She already received her USA uniform which was really exciting. Have fun Bella!
In April, Eva Weymuller & Alex Tareski were both selected to attend the Liatoppen Biathlon race in Liatoppen, Norway. The race is for 14-16year olds and has over 1000 competitors. They will be continuing to train to be ready for the event. Good luck and have a great time!
(All photos from the Sun of a Gun Biathlon race by Weymuller Photography)