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Nationals

If you are planning to attend the U.S. Biathlon Nationals at West Yellowstone later this month please let me know via e-mail. I will be going to support Washington biathletes at the practice and competitions. In order to effectively provide you with site corrections during competitions I need shooting sequence information from you. Also if anyone needs assistance with waxing or rifles I will have equipment to work on those areas as well as ammo to sell at cost. If anyone needs a WBA rifle to use I need to know right away.

Bob Vallor
bob.vallor(at)wabiathlon.org


Nationals are a GO! in West Yellowstone

2021 US Biathlon National Championships.

Registration will be online only and will be available at www.skireg.com in the next few days.

Please note particularly the Covid-19 Protocols included in the Invitation.

Any questions regarding the testing requirement should be directed to US Biathlon.

Any questions regarding specific protocols in effect for the Field of Play should be directed to me.

We look forward to seeing you all in West Yellowstone at the end of March!

Please forward this on to all your Biathlon contacts!

Best Regards,
Marc


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Marc Sheppard
Gunsmith
Altius Handcrafted Firearms
406-646-9222
www.altiusguns.com


WBA #4&5 Registraiton is OPEN

Click here for results

REGISTRATION CLOSES THURSDAY, Feb 18 at 9PM

Final Schedule will be posted HERE on Friday Feb 19

Upon arrival to the school please follow the signs to the Health Check and Race Check in. No one will be able to enter the venue without checking in through the Health Check. If you are not feeling well, please let us know as soon as possible and we will refund your entry fee. Screening will include a few questions and temperature taken via a forehead scanning thermometer.

The WBA has appointed a Health Screening Supervisor.

Spectators: No spectators are allowed. However, each participant under 18 years of age is allowed to have one household member or coach who can help them with warm-up clothing, equipment, food and hydration at the race. These helpers are not allowed in the start or finish pen and are expected to maintain distance from others and wear a face covering at all times.

Face masks will be required of everyone on site, except racers when they are competing. During the races competitors must wear their mask at the start line and after they cross the finish line. During the race they may remove the mask. All other times they must be masked.

The WBA cannot supply any bottled water or any other consumables.

A WBA will volunteer sanitize the mats between uses. The rifle racks and other equipment will also be sanitized prior to and during the races.

All races will be run in heats. We are restricted to ten competitors per heat. Each racer will be assigned their own lane for use in all shooting bouts.

Attached are the race course maps, please take the opportunity to save on your phone or print prior to coming to the venue. We will not be posting maps so we can avoid gathering locations.

Additional rifle racks and table will be at the range to facilitate loading and zeroing while keep social distancing.

Racers will be seeded to try and eliminate as much passing as possible. Age groups will race together as much as possible.

There will be no post-race medal ceremonies.

Race result will not be posted at the site, early results will be posted on Instagram and Facebook and as soon as practical posted on this website.



SUN OF A GUN - February 7, 2021

Registration closes on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 8 PM!

Location: Liberty Bell High School/McCabe Ski Trails, 18 Twin Lakes Road, Winthrop, WA

Entry Fees: Juniors (<= 19 yrs) $20, Adults (20+) $35

Eligibility: Biathlon is open to all athletes age 9 and over who have completed a US Biathlon certified safety clinic. All competitors must be current members of US Biathlon, Biathlon Canada or purchase a USBA one-day license for $10. For Novice Adults we will pay for the one-day USBA license out of your $35 race fee, and you need only sign the USBA waiver at bib pickup. Competitors in other registration classes must purchase a one-day or annual USBA license directly from USBA.

Race Description The Sun of a Gun is a Mass Start race with four shooting bouts and five laps skiing. Novice and Dev 1&2 ski a short (60 m) penalty loop for each missed shot; other classes ski a 100 m penalty loop. See table below for more race format information. The range and McCabe Trails are adjacent to Liberty Bell High School. Park in the LBHS parking lot and walk or ski 100 m over flat ground to the range and start/finish area. There are no indoor facilities available, but there will be porta potties in the parking lot. The venue does have cellular service. The range currently has 12 shooting points. Ski trails roll and flow through open Ponderosa pine forest and meadows. In addition to the race course routes there is a flat 500 m warm-up loop near the range. As a bonus, the range and trails will be open for official training on Saturday, Feb 6, 12-3 pm. If you wish to participate in the practice session on Saturday, you will need to email the Race Director in advance to reserve a 1-1/2 hour time slot on the range (Caroline Tareski, catgirlski(at)hotmail.com). During your scheduled time you will be the only person using your lane.

Special procedures under COVID: A pre-race check for all attendees at the event will be required. Physical distancing and masking will be utilized at all times with the exception that competitors can take their mask off while zeroing and competing. At all other times, including right up to the race start, and immediately after finishing, racers must put their mask on. Each competitor will have exclusive use of their assigned lane in the range for their zero and for all bouts in their race. After use by a given competitor in zero or race, their mat will be sanitized prior to use by the next racer.

The Sun of Gun will use a Mass Start format modified to meet COVID requirements and the capacity of our range. Up to 10 racers will start at the same time, and up to 12 racers will be competing at the same time. Two waves 1 minute apart may be used to start a registration category. We anticipate there will be 5 blocks of racing: Novice Midgets, Development 1 & 2, Novice Adults, Adult 1, and Adult 2. Parents are encouraged to take part in the Novice Adults race, using their child�s rifle. Novice Adults will shoot on the big targets with a rest if desired. There will be no zero period for Novice Adults.

Please note: All rifles must be in soft or hard cases unless they are on the range or on the athletes back while skiing on the course. No rifles in the school building. Any unattended rifles must be in locked vehicles.


FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://methowvalleynordic.com/event/sun-of-a-gun/

Registration: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=230498


Jan 9-10 competition information and Covid Protocols

This is a lot of information, but we respectfully ask that you thoroughly read this entire communication.

Sunday Time Line:
Time line: 01-10-2021

9am Arrival to venue Youth/Novice/Development
9:30-9:45am Novice/Junior zero
9:50-10:05am Development zero
10:15am Heat One: Novice
10:45am Heat Two Development 1 & 2
10:00am Adult Competitors Arrival to venue
11:00 11:40 pm Zero Women, MM2, MM4
11:40-12:15pm Zero Sr Men, MM1, MM3
12:30pm Heat One Start
Heat Two Start as soon as Heat one over: Sr Men, MM1, MM3


Saturday Time line:
9am Arrival to venue Youth/Novice/Development
9:30-9:45am Novice/Junior zero
9:50-10:05am Development zero
10:00am WBA Board Arrivals
10:15am Heat One: Novice and Junior
11:15am Heat Two Development

11:30am Adult Competitors Arrival to venue
12:30 12:55pm Zero Women, MM2, MM4
1:05-1:30pm Zero Sr Men, MM1, MM3
1:35pm Heat One Start
Heat Two Start as soon as Heat one over: Sr Men, MM1, MM3


Upon arrival to the school please follow the signs to the Health Check and Race Check in. No one will be able to enter the venue without checking in through the Health Check. If you are not feeling well, please let us know as soon as possible and we will refund your entry fee. Screening will include a few questions and temperature taken via a forehead scanning thermometer.

The WBA has appointed a Health Screening Supervisor, Rich Braun.

Spectators: No spectators are allowed. However, each participant under 18 years of age is allowed to have one household member or coach who can help them with warm-up clothing, equipment, food and hydration at the race. These helpers are not allowed in the start or finish pen and are expected to maintain distance from others and wear a face covering at all times.

Face masks will be required of everyone on site, except racers when they are competing. During the races competitors must wear their mask at the start line and after they cross the finish line. During the race they may remove the mask. All other times they must be masked.

The WBA cannot supply any bottled water or any other consumables.

A WBA will volunteer sanitize the mats between uses. The rifle racks and other equipment will also be sanitized prior to and during the races.

All races will be run in heats. We are restricted to ten competitors per heat. Each racer will be assigned their own lane for use in all shooting bouts.

Attached are the race course maps, please take the opportunity to save on your phone or print prior to coming to the venue. We will not be posting maps so we can avoid gathering locations.

Additional rifle racks and table will be at the range to facilitate loading and zeroing while keep social distancing.

Racers will be seeded to try and eliminate as much passing as possible. Age groups will race together as much as possible.

There will be no post-race medal ceremonies.

Race result will not be posted at the site, early results will be posted on Instagram and Facebook and as soon as practical posted on this website.

Governor Inslee has extended the travel advisory for Washington through January 11. The advisory "encourages Washingtonians to stay home or in their region" and says "persons arriving in Washington from other states or countries [after non-essential travel], including returning Washingtonians, should practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival."