Summer Biathlon at the Winter Games:
A weekend of ups and downs at the AWG for the Biathlon crew, as the format changed to Summer Biathlon, i.e. Run and Shoot, in newly defined age categories.
This year the AWG categories were redefined as 2-year categories and more than a few of our younger racers ‘skied down’ from their Calforex performance levels. Medals resulted, although it remains to be seen what effect this de-tuning will have on their performance levels at the next Calforex in Grande Prairie.
Helena Linklater maintained her reputation as Alberta’s ‘top gun’, shooting clean over the whole Air Rifle-2 race series and winning two Golds and a Bronze in the process. Taylor Fulton shared two of those podiums with Helena, winning Bronze in both the Individual and the Sprint and followed up with a Gold medal in the super Sprint.
Higher up the age categories, Solomia Bobier contributed a Bronze in the Individual and another in the DEV-1 Super Sprint while Abby Brown added another DEV-1 medal with a Bronze in the Sprint.
ENSC also did well in the Boys DEV-2 Individual race, with Jake Taylor in first place (racing for Zone 7) and Nicholas Gerwing in second (Zone 6).
The rest of the crew contributed several top-five finishes in various races, with Callum Linklater and Jacob Losey scoring near misses with 4th place finishes. Samuel Bosse, learning as he went, capped an excellent week of shooting with a Bronze in the Supper Sprint (Air-2)
Despite the lack of snow, everyone, including the coaches, had a great time doing Summer Biathlon at the AWG, but the crew is looking forward to getting back on skis for Calforex #5 in Grande Prairie.