Overview

U.S. Biathlon National Championships | March 25 – 27, 2022

Mt. Van Hoevenberg and The Olympic Regional Development Authority are excited to host the 2022 U.S. Biathlon National Championships from March 25rd – March 27th, 2022. This event  will bring together the best junior and senior biathlon athletes and para-athletes in the United States, with more than 100 competitors expected. This is the first time since 1996 that these championships have been held at Mt Van Hoevenberg, after a huge overhaul of the venue over the last couple of years, including a new biathlon stadium featuring a 30-lane range, a high-efficiency snowmaking system with reservoir, an additional 5 kilometers of competition trails certified to international standards, the recently constructed three-story Mountain Pass Lodge, and a competition layout designed for spectator viewing and access.

All races are free for spectators, so please come out to Mt. Van Hoevenberg and cheer on these amazing athletes.

Schedule

All races are free and open to the public for spectating.

Friday, March 25 :

  • 9:00 am – Sprint – IBU (International Biathlon Union) /USBA (US Biathlon Association Categories)
  • IPC (Paralympic Biathlon) Sprint start after completion of IBU/USBA categories

Saturday, March 26:

  • 9:00 am – Pursuit – IBU/USBA Categories
  • IPC Mid start after completion of IBU/USBA categories
  • 12:00 pm – USBA Social Event / Award Ceremony

Sunday, March 27:

  • 9:00 am –  Relay – IBU/USBA Categories
  • 9:30 am –  IPC Sprint

Athletes to Watch

Jake Brown

  • Hometown: Saint Paul, Minn.
  • High School: Minnehaha Academy, Minneapolis, ’10
  • College: Saint Olaf ’15 – BA Biology
  • Team/Club: Craftsbury Green Racing Project
  • Coach(es): Mike Gibson (Craftsbury) and Vegard Bitnes (USBA)
  • Olympic Experience | 2022 Beijing Olympic Games – 28th in individual / 36th in sprint / 40th in pursuit / 13th in relay (w/ Sean Doherty, Leif Nordgren & Paul Schommer)

 

Sean Doherty

  • Hometown: Center Conway, N.H.
  • Team/Club: Vermont Army National Guard
  • Olympic Experience | 2022 Beijing Winter Games – 7th in mixed relay (w/ Susan Dunklee, Clare Egan & Paul Schommer) / 42nd in individual / 47th in sprint / 43rd in pursuit / 13th in relay (w/ Jake Brown, Leif Nordgren & Paul Schommer), 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games – 65th in sprint / 44th in individual / 6th in relay, 2014 Sochi Winter Games – 16th in relay

 

 

Leif Nordgren

  • Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Hometown: Hinesburg, Vt.
  • High School: Forest Lake HS (Forest Lake, Minn.)
  • Team/Club: Vermont Army National Guard
  • Coach(es): Vegard Bitness
  • Olympic Experience | 2022 Beijing Winter Games – 87th in individual / 83rd in sprint / 13th in relay (w/ Sean Doherty, Jake Brown & Paul Schommer), 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games – 58th in sprint / 50th in pursuit / 66th in individual / 6th in relay, 2014 Sochi Winter Games – 44th in sprint / 53rd in pursuit / 82nd in individual / 16th in relay

 

Paul Schommer

  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 172 lbs.
  • Hometown: Appleton, Wis.
  • High School: Kimberly High School ’10
  • College: The College of St. Scholastica ’15-BS Chemistry
  • Team/Club: Crosscut Elite Team
  • Coach(es): Vegard Bitness
  • Olympic Experience | 2022 Beijing Winter Games – 7th in mixed relay (w/ Susan Dunklee, Clare Egan & Sean Doherty) / 35th in individual / 74th in sprint / 13th in relay (w/ Sean Doherty, Leif Nordgren & Jake Brown)

 

Susan Dunklee

  • Birthplace: Newport, Vt.
  • Hometown: Craftsbury, Vt.
  • High School: St. Johnsbury Academy ’04
  • College: Dartmouth ’08, Ecology
  • Team/Club: Craftsbury Green Racing Project
  • Coach(es): Armin Auchentaller
  • Olympic Experience | 2022 Beijing Winter Games – 7th in mixed relay (w/ Clare Egan, Sean Doherty & Paul Schommer) / 63rd in individual / 27th in sprint / 40th in pursuit / 11th in relay (w/ Clare Egan, Deedra Irwin & Joanne Reid), 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games – 66th in sprint / 19th in individual / 15th in mixed relay / 13th in relay, 2014 Sochi Winter Games – 11th in mass start / 14th in sprint / 18th in pursuit / 34th in individual / 7th in relay / 8th in mixed relay

 

Clare Egan

  • Hometown: Cape Elizabeth, Maine
  • High School: Cape Elizabeth High School, ’06
  • College: Wellesley ’10 – International Communication, UNH ’12 – MA Linguistics
  • Team/Club: Craftsbury Green Racing Project
  • Coach(es): Armin Auchentaller
  • Olympic Experience | 2022 Beijing Winter Games – 7th in mixed relay (w/ Susan Dunklee, Sean Doherty & Paul Schommer) / 39th in individual / 46th in sprint / 38th in pursuit / 11th in relay (w/ Susan Dunklee, Deedra Irwin & Joanne Reid), 2018 Olympian

 

Deedra Irwin

  • Hometown: Pulaski, Wis.
  • High School: Pulaski High School
  • College: Michigan Technological University ’15 B.S. Exercise Science Major, Coaching Minor and Certificate
  • Team/Club: Vermont Army National Guard
  • Olympic Experience | Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games – 7th in individual / 37th in sprint / 47th in pursuit / 11th in relay (w/ Clare Egan, Susan Dunklee & Joanne Reid) / 23rd in mass start

 

 

Joanne Reid

  • Birthplace: Madison, Wis.
  • Hometown: Grand Junction, Colo.
  • High School: Henry M. Gunn ’09
  • College: University of Colorado at Boulder ’13 – Applied Mathematics; ’17 – MS Engineering
  • Team/Club: Colorado Biathlon Club, USBA
  • Coach(es): Armin Auchentaller
  • Olympic Experience | 2022 Beijing Winter Games – 57th in individual / 34th in sprint / 29th in pursuit / 11th in relay (w/ Clare Egan, Deedra Irwin & Susan Dunklee), 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games – 86th in sprint / 22nd in individual / 15th in mixed relay / 13th in relay

 

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