Colorado Biathlon Club

Fall 1999 Newsletter


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One can go a long way after one is tired.
- French Proverb

Message from the President

At the end of last season, the future of the club was uncertain due to the vacancy of the Nordic Director at Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies, and the news that we would not have access to the 10 National Guard targets. Things looked bleak.

As it turns out, we have been very fortunate. The YMCA has shown its commitment to Biathlon by hiring a new Nordic Director (previously from Devil's Thumb) who will work with CBC to continue Biathlon events. Snow Mountain Ranch has also agreed to purchase three winter targets as in-kind sponsorship of the club's purchase of three new targets. In addition, club member Bill Hay will make a personal target purchase and allow us to use them at Snow Mountain Ranch. As the dust settles, it appears the club will have full facilities again at Snow Mountain and Frisco this season. Our sincere thanks and gratitude goes to Snow Mountain, and to Bill for helping us continue our growth!

Last October, 15 CBC members received their USBA Level 1 Officials certification. This was especially timely because the club will now be handling the entire race day organization for all of our races. It will be up to these people to carry the weight of producing races and organizing volunteers. We've arranged our schedule and are asking the Officials to sign up for the dates they're available to work. Consider it a non-racing day to begin with. It may become possible to share positions with another Official in the other race, but it'll take some coordination to get it working smoothly.

In a way as a club we've been bumped out of the nest, and need to fly on our own. We have some very capable and motivated people on the Board and in the Officials, and have developed the club gradually as we've gone along. We always need help from the body of members to volunteer for scoring, penalty lap counting and course work. Now I think we're up to the task of putting it all together just when it's needed.

Our schedule is a little smaller this year to get our sea-legs under us, and hopefully increase the size of the fields. We're also tentatively planning a two day pursuit format race at the end of the schedule. It should be a fun season!

Think Snow,
David Wells

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Minutes from the Summer Meeting

Eleven club members gathered at Beau Jo's restaurant in Idaho Springs this past August. In addition to eating a lot of pizza, we discussed CBC plans for the upcoming year. Highlights from this meeting:

Thanks to all meeting participants for a productive event!

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Winter Race Schedule

CBC Events

Date Event Contact/Competition Chief Range/Timing Chiefs Other details
Saturday 3 December, 2016 Sprint Co-chief: Walter Warwick
Co-chief: Nico Toutenhoofd
Range Co-chief: Chester Dreiman
Range Co-chief: Steve Lipsher
Timing:
Results
Sunday 18 December, 2016 Mass Start Co-chief: Mark Schwab
Co-chief: Dean Cahow
Range Co-chief: Elizabeth Pike
Range Co-chief: Dave Cleveland
Timing: Julia Collins
Results
Saturday 14 January, 2017 Sprint Co-chief: Kyle Boschen
Co-chief: Brian Woodard
Range Co-chief: Roberta Smith
Range Co-chief: Paul Majors
Timing:
Results
Sunday 15 January, 2017 Pursuit Co-chief: Kyle Boschen
Co-chief: Brian Woodard
Range Co-chief: Roberta Smith
Range Co-chief: Paul Majors
Timing:
Results
Saturday 4 February, 2017 Safety Certification Clinic
Location: Crowley Room, SMR Administrative Building
Steve Niessner, sniessner at q dot com Schedule and logistics
Sunday 5 February, 2017 Single Mixed Relay Co-chief: Mark Schwab (secretary @ coloradobiathlon.org)
Co-chief: Dean Cahow (dcahow57 @ gmail.com)
Range Co-chief: Chester Dreiman
Range Co-chief: Dave Cleveland
Timing:
Results
Saturday 18 February, 2017 State Championships: Sprint Co-chief: Julia Collins
Co-chief: Walter Warwick
Contact: prez @ coloradobiathlon.org or info @ coloradobiathlon.org
Range Co-chief: Vladimir Lyapunov
Range Co-chief: Dave Hixson
Timing:
Registered competitors
Schedule and other logistics
Sunday 19 February, 2017 State Championships: Pursuit Co-chief: Julia Collins
Co-chief: Walter Warwick
Contact: prez @ coloradobiathlon.org or info @ coloradobiathlon.org
Range Co-chief: Vladimir Lyapunov
Range Co-chief: Dave Hixson
Timing:
Register online
Registered competitors
Schedule and other logistics
Saturday 4 March, 2017 Individual Co-chief: Walter Warwick
Co-chief: Nico Toutenhoofd
Contact: prez @ coloradobiathlon.org
Range Co-chief: Steve Lipsher
Range Co-chief: Elizabeth Pike
Timing:

Regional, National and International Events

Date Event Location Contact Other details
Wednesday 23 November, 2016 Sprint West Yellowstone, MT
Sunday 11 December, 2016 Biathlon Cup #1 West Yellowstone, MT
27 - 30 December, 2016 US Junior World Trials Jericho, VT
Sunday 8 January, 2017 Biathlon Cup #2 West Yellowstone, MT
Saturday 14 January, 2017 NG Western Regionals: Sprint Casper, WY
Sunday 15 January, 2017 NG Western Regionals: Pursuit Casper, WY
Sunday 15 January, 2017 Pursuit Auburn Ski Club, CA
Saturday 21 January, 2017 Sprint Soldier Hollow, UT
Saturday 11 February, 2017 Format TBD Casper, WY
Saturday 11 February, 2017 Sprint Auburn Ski Club, CA
Sunday 12 February, 2017 Format TBD Casper, WY
Sunday 12 February, 2017 Pursuit Auburn Ski Club
Sunday 26 February, 2017 Biathlon Cup #3 West Yellowstone, MT
16-19 March, 2017 Biathlon Masters International Championships Kontiolahti, FI
24-26 March, 2017 US Champs Jericho, VT
30 March - 2 April, 2017 US Para/Adaptive Champs Casper, WY

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A Brief Refresher on Logistics, Manners, etc.

You've probably heard all of this before, but it never hurts to review the basics.

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Rifle Safety Certification Clinics

Apologies from your Newsletter Editor for not getting this issue out well in advance of the Thanksgiving weekend certification clinic. By the time you read this, that clinic will have occurred. If you or someone you know still needs certification, please contact our esteemed President Dave Wells at (303) 985-4481 or davidwells@earthlink.net. Most likely the next clinic will be in early February. If you're interested in becoming a "safety certifier" and helping out with these clinics, contact Dave Wells for more information on that process.

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Membership Renewals!

It's that time of year to update your CBC membership information . . . and while we're on the topic, don't forget to renew your USBA membership! You can get a copy of the CBC membership registration form from the Web at http://spot.Colorado.EDU/memberform.html.

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Classifieds


The Colorado Biathlon Club is sponsored by...
Runner's Roost Neal Johnson's Gunsmithing, Inc.


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