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CSTC Biathlon 2016-2017

Download Hallis Biathlon area Course Loops and Maps

Congratulations to Kyra Teetzen, recipient of the Quesnel Sports Athletic Hall of Fame award. Kyra received the award on April 12, 2016 for the 2015 North American and Canadian National Biathlon Championship, which took place on March 9-15, 2015. Kyra placed 1st in the Senior Girls 7.5 km Mass Start/Individual Race Division. The award plaque can be viewed on the wall for the Quesnel Sports Athletic Hall of Fame at the Quesnel Arena.


Our focus:
Athlete development, through practice, training, and competition.

Senior Boys

What is Biathlon:
Biathlon is a combination of two disciplines: skate skiing and precision target shooting with a .22 caliber rifle. An athlete skis a loop of varied terrain that extends 2-4 km, then comes to a full stop at the rifle range to shoot five targets. This activity is repeated, depending on the race format. The athlete picks-up time, or distance penalties, for each missed target. Penalty loops are usually 100 – 150m in length. There are 5 different race formats: Sprint, Individual, Pursuit, Mass Start, and Relay. Biathlon is a great winter sport that tests skill, endurance, focus, and performance.


We are fortunate to have several dedicated parent-volunteers who assist with coaching, with the guidance of head-coach, Jim Crellin. Parent involvement is really important in Biathlon. Ideally, we like to have at least one parent for every athlete.

Our athletes generally practice as a group twice a week, on Tuesday evenings and on Saturdays.

The Quesnel Team 2015-2016 Season

Biathlon Team

New uniforms for our athletes – thanks to our sponsor:
Westroad Resource Consultants.

Upcoming Events:
The BC Cup series is the premier series of biathlon competitions in BC.  The results of these competitions are used to select the BC Team that competes at the Canadian Nationals in March, and it also determines which athletes are selected to the Development Squad.

2016-2017 BC Cup Schedule

BC Cup #1
BC Cup #2
BC Cup #3
BC Cup #4

West Kelowna
Whistler Olympic Park
Burns Lake

December 17, 18, 2016
January 14, 15, 2017
January 28, 29, 2017
February 11, 12, 2017

Invitations are posted on the Biathlon BC website.
Must be current members of Biathlon BC.

Events that some of our racers have their eye on:

World Cup & IBU Cup Trials, Canmore, Nov 9-10, 2016
North American Cup #1, Canmore, Dec 2-4, 2016
North American Cup #2, Quebec City, Jan 6-8, 2017
North American Cup #6, Whistler, Mar 3-5, 2017
Canadian National Biathlon Championships, Prince George BC  March 7-12 2017


Results from 2016:

BC Winter Games saw Anni Kurta, Ryan Elden, Claire Elden, and Graeme Hamelin represent  Zone 8 in Penticton, bringing home a total of 7 medals.

Ryan Elden and Anni Kurta went to the Canadian National Biathlon Championships in Quebec City in March 2016.  Ryan had a top individual performance of 6th place in the sprint race and Anni placed 5th in the sprint.  They were both part of the relay team which brought home a bronze medal.

Team BC 2015

Team BC 2015

For more information, please contact:

Jim Crellin
Chris Elden
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