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Biathlon at AWG

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.

Biathlon: It’s in the Genes

It’s All in the Family:

Biathlon is a natural for 12-year-old Henrik Quintilio, a Barrhead County resident, who travelled this past weekend to Medicine Hat to compete in the Alberta Winter Games, but that might not come as a surprise to anyone who knows the Quintilio family.

That’s because Henrik’s parents, Kevin and Ntala Quintilio, competed on the World Cup circuit from 1993 to 1998. Ntala, then known as Ntala Skinner, for the United States team and Kevin for Canada. Besides racing on the World Cup circuit, Ntala qualified for both the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway (although she didn’t race) and 1998 in Nagano, Japan. Kevin also qualified for the 1998 Olympics for Canada.

Hendrik won Gold and Bronze at the Alberta Winter Games in the Air Rifle – 2 category.

Hendrik and his sister sometimes come to Edmonton’s Biathlon Facility to work out with our Bears. We are looking forward to Hendriks’ graduation into the rifle program.

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For full results and medal wins for ENSC Biathletes (Zone 6) got to Zone 4.

Alberta Winter Games

2016 is an Alberta Winter Games year!

The Games will be held in Medicine Hat, in February, 2016.

ZONES:   We are in Zone 6 (Edmonton City).

  • If you have an address in Edmonton, you can compete for Zone 6.
  • Leduc, you are in Zone 5, Hinton, and need to go to those Zone trials.
  • Sherwood Park, you are in Zone 5, Hinton, and need to go to those Zone trials.
  • St. Albert, you are in Zone 5, Hinton, and need to go to those Zone trials.

SELECTION:

FINAL SELECTION DECISION:

We would like to maximize the number of ENSC athletes who go to AWG.
The Biathlon and Cross Country AWG Registration deadlines are both Jan. 05, 2016.
In order to maximize the number of ENSC athletes who can go to AWG in either discipline, the Zone 6 Coordinators will hold the Trials before Christmas.
We will do all the paper work early, and once we know the Trial  results, we will consult with you and make choices that optimize the number of ENSC athletes, across both disciplines, who can attend.


BIATHLON TRIALS, Edmonton Zone 6 :

  • DEV -1 Rifles, Prone, with rest (11 – 14), at Calforex #1, Dec 12, Canmore
  • DEV -2 Rifles, Prone, no rest (15-16), at Calforex #1, Dec 12, Canmore
  • Registration paperwork deadline: Dec. 13, 2015
  • Air Rifles 2 (11-14), at ENSC Biathlon Facility, Wed. Dec. 16, 18:30, Edmonton
  • Registration paperwork deadline: Dec. 17, 2015


CROSS COUNTRY TRIALS, Edmonton Zone 6 :

  • All 3 categories, AB Cup, Strathcona Wilderness Centre, Dec 19th, 2015
  • Registration paperwork deadline: Dec. 20, 2015


REGISTRATION PROCESS:

We will send out registration details separately.
If we don’t have your paper work and registration cheque by the dates indicated above,

your child will not be part of the optimization process.
If your child wants a chance to go, you need to fill out the forms!
Registration cheques will not be sent in unless an athlete is selected to go.