Colorado Biathlon Club

Fall 1998 Newsletter


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One of the difficulties with Biathlon shooting is the goal to not become emotionally attached to hits and misses, disturbing your concentration and accuracy. The following excerpt addresses that goal:

"Occasionally several of these right shots came off in close succession and hit the target, besides of course the many more that failed. But if ever the least flicker of satisfaction showed in my face the Master turned on me with unwonted fierceness. 'What are you thinking of?' he would cry. 'You know already that you should not grieve over bad shots; learn now not to rejoice over the good ones. You must free yourself from the buffetings of pleasure and pain, and learn to rise above them in easy equanimity, to rejoice as though not you but another had shot well. This too you must practise unceasingly - you cannot conceive how important it is.'"

-- from Zen in the Art of Archery, by Eugen Herrigel

Race Reports

Mother Nature cooperated with perfect weather for both of our summer races hosted at the Snow Mountain Ranch venue. Both races used the winter targets (50m distance), with categories for elite racers (prone shooting bout using prone target, cuff and sling), citizen adults (offhand target used to score both prone and standing shooting), and juniors (pellet rifles as appropriate). Racers came from both Colorado and neighboring states to experience the summertime version of the Snow Mountain trails.

Awards for winners were provided by the USBA, Runners Roost in Boulder, Neal Johnson's Gunsmithing in Colorado Springs, The Russian Spa of Denver, and via a personal monetary donation from Dr. Kenneth Greenberg of Denver.

Thanks again to Bill Hay and all of the associated volunteers for their time and organizational efforts which resulted in two great events.

Results from the Snow Mountain Ranch Summer Biathlon, August 23, 1998

Elite race (time credits of 00:30 for both prone and standing positions)
Elite Men
Overall
Finish
Name Age M/F Bib # Start Time Finish Time Run Time Hits P Hits S Adj. Time
1 Marc Sheppard 31 M 138 0:12:00 0:37:30 0:25:30 3 1 0:23:30
2 Fred Call 38 M 128 0:01:00 0:29:44 0:28:44 4 2 0:25:44
3 Dave Cleveland 33 M 118 0:11:00 0:39:23 0:28:23 3 1 0:26:23
4 Jeff May 37 M 127 0:09:00 0:38:35 0:29:35 4 2 0:26:35
5 Mike Lohman 45 M 122 0:06:00 0:34:15 0:28:15 2 0 0:27:15
6 Vladimir Cervenka 33 M 136 0:02:00 0:32:00 0:30:00 3 1 0:28:00
7 Andy Hay 20 M 132 0:04:00 0:34:52 0:30:52 2 2 0:28:52
8 Lee Wood 31 M 141 0:00:00 0:31:46 0:31:46 2 2 0:29:46
9 Leonid Vyssokov 36 M 109 0:05:00 0:37:59 0:32:59 2 4 0:29:59
10 Chip Schrader 44 M 125 0:08:00 0:40:27 0:32:27 2 2 0:30:27
11 George Rutherford 41 M 140 0:10:00 0:43:05 0:33:05 2 2 0:31:05
12 George Plakhuta 43 M 108 0:03:00 0:37:22 0:34:22 3 2 0:31:52
13 Bo Brustkern 26 M 143 0:18:00 0:53:13 0:35:13 0 3 0:33:43
Elite Women
Overall
Finish
Name Age M/F Bib # Start Time Finish Time Run Time Hits P Hits S Adj. Time
1 Peg Young 43 ZF 123 0:16:00 0:53:09 0:37:09 4 1 0:34:39
2 Jennifer Downey 24 ZF 133 0:17:00 0:54:25 0:37:25 5 0 0:34:55
3 Julia Collins 35 ZF 130 0:13:00 0:50:19 0:37:19 1 0 0:36:49
4 Ramona May 34 ZF 126 0:15:00 0:53:45 0:38:45 1 0 0:38:15
5 Elizabeth Pike 32 ZF 112 0:14:00 0:56:23 0:42:23 4 1 0:39:53
Citizen's Race (00:15 time credit prone, 00:30 time credit standing)
Citizen Men, 20 years and older
Overall
Finish
Name Age M/F Bib # Start Time Finish Time Run Time Hits P Hits S Adj. Time
1 Thom LeDoux 24 M 115 0:19:00 0:48:42 0:29:42 4 1 0:28:12
2 Ara Howard 26 M 134 0:21:00 0:51:48 0:30:48 2 2 0:29:18
3 Bill Knell 49 M 107 0:22:30 0:55:26 0:32:56 3 0 0:32:11
4 Kevin Knierim 32 M 139 0:23:00 0:57:31 0:34:31 5 1 0:34:16
5 Steve Lowenkamp 28 M 101 0:21:30 0:59:03 0:37:33 4 2 0:35:33
6 Wayne Mulhern 37 M 105 0:19:30 0:56:08 0:36:38 2 0 0:36:08
7 Joe Airey 43 M 137 0:23:30 1:02:09 0:38:39 3 2 0:36:54
8 Byron McGough 43 M 124 0:22:00 1:02:36 0:40:36 5 3 0:37:51
9 Ben Harding 49 M 103 0:32:00 1:13:34 0:41:34 4 3 0:39:04
10 Eddie York 43 M 117 0:24:30 1:09:46 0:45:16 4 0 0:44:16
11 Dave Lutter 46 M 110 0:25:00 1:13:02 0:48:02 5 4 0:44:47
12 Sam Ray 48 M 142 0:25:30 1:13:40 0:48:10 3 0 0:47:25
13 Michael Bane 48 M 111 0:26:00 1:15:46 0:49:46 4 1 0:48:16
14 Dennis Ebbets 48 M 121 0:26:30 1:18:12 0:51:42 0 0 0:51:42
15 Michael George 46 M 119 0:24:00 1:22:57 0:58:57 1 2 0:57:42
Citizen Women, 20 years and older
Overall
Finish
Name Age M/F Bib # Start Time Finish Time Run Time Hits P Hits S Adj. Time
1 Prairie Neeley 24 ZF 114 0:28:00 1:00:45 0:32:45 3 0 0:32:00
2 Lisa Johnson 35 ZF 131 0:27:30 1:02:27 0:34:57 3 0 0:34:12
3 Jennifer Sherry 25 ZF 135 0:28:30 1:04:03 0:35:33 1 1 0:34:48
4 Beth Spiegel 31 ZF 104 0:29:00 1:10:46 0:41:46 2 2 0:40:16
5 Dawn Boles 26 ZF 113 0:27:00 1:22:57 0:55:57 3 0 0:55:12
Boys/girls, aged 10-19
Overall
Finish
Name Age M/F Bib # Start Time Finish Time Run Time Hits P Hits S Adj. Time
1 Kyle Greenberg 10 M 129 0:30:00 1:03:38 0:33:38 2 2 0:33:08
2 Greg George 12 M 120 0:30:30 1:17:38 0:47:08 2 1 0:46:08
3 Caitlin Ebbets 14 ZF 116 0:31:00 1:10:42 0:39:42 1 2 0:38:27
4 Peter Knell 16 M 106 0:20:30 0:56:31 0:36:01 1 3 0:34:16
Boys 10 and under
Overall
Finish
Name Age M/F Bib # Start Time Finish Time Run Time Hits P Hits S Adj. Time
1 Clay Harding 8 M 102 0:20:00 0:33:37 0:13:37 1 1 0:12:52

Results from the Snow Mountain Ranch Summer Race, September 5, 1998

Elite race (time credits of 00:30 for both prone and standing positions)
Elite Men
Overall
Finish
Name Run Time Deduction for Hits Adj. Time
1 Dave Cleveland 28:16 3:00 25:16
2 Andy Hay 28:54 3:00 25:54
3 Jeff May 29:18 1:00 28:18
4 Ed Soehnel 28:26 0:00 28:26
5 Leonid Vyssokov 33:09 3:00 30:09
6 Chip Schrader 32:57 2:00 30:57
7 Nick Waldow 34:02 1:30 33:32
8 Dave Wells 40:18 3:00 37:18
Elite Women
Overall
Finish
Name Run Time Deduction for Hits Adj. Time
1 Jennifer Downey 36:03 3:00 33:03
2 Ramona May 36:41 3:30 33:11
3 Peg Young 36:06 2:00 34:36
4 Julia Collins 38:14 1:00 37:14

Citizen's Race (00:15 time credit prone, 00:30 time credit standing)
Citizen Men
Overall
Finish
Name Run Time Deduction for Hits Adj. Time
1 Bill Knell 32:09 1:45 30:16
2 Gerald Greenwald 34:08 1:45 32:23
3 Joe Airey 38:30 2:00 36:30
4 Scott Walker 38:24 1:45 36:39
5 Ben Harding 39:51 1:45 38:16
6 Ransom Rice 41:48 1:00 40:48
7 David Lutter 47:07 3:30 43:37
8 Wally Rapozo 52:57 1:00 51:57
Citizen Women
Overall
Finish
Name Run Time Deduction for Hits Adj. Time
1 Brittne Stone 37:47 1:30 36:17
2 Dawn Bowles 53:50 3:00 50:50
3 Margie Nygard 58:18 0:30 57:48
4 Henri Stone 60:02 0:00 60:02
5 Liese Rapozo 69:00 3:00 66:00
Boys, Age 10-14 (full course, pellet rifle)
Overall
Finish
Name Run Time Deduction for Hits Adj. Time
1 Greg George 45:18 3:00 42:18
Boys, Age 10 and under (short course, pellet rifle)
Overall
Finish
Name Run Time Deduction for Hits Adj. Time
1 Clay Harding 53:49 1:30 52:19

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Coach/Official Certification Clinic Report

Fifteen people attended the recent Officials' certification clinic presented by Tracy Lamb. Seven of us continued through Sunday's presentation and gained USBA Level 1 coaching certification as well. The next time you have a question about the rules of biathlon, here's who you can ask:
Certified Officials Certified Coaches
Christi Boggs Eileen Hunnes Christi Boggs
Dick Boggs Eric Hunnes Holly Boggs
Evelyn Boggs Fiona Lohman Fred Call
Holly Boggs Dave Martinez Julia Collins
Fred Call Eileen Waldow Fiona Lohman
Dave Cleveland David Wells Dave Martinez
Julia Collins Peg Young David Wells
Bob Hunnes

The clinic gathering also provided an opportunity to have a brief, informal club meeting. A couple of thoughts that arose as a result of this gathering and clinic attendance were: Feedback on these topics should be directed to the various members of the CBC Board of Directors (Dave Martinez, Bob Hunnes, Jeff May, David Wells, Chip Schrader, and Lee Wood).

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Snow Mountain Ranch Report

No formal Thanksgiving training camp is scheduled at Snow Mountain Ranch this year. However, Jim Young will be leaving training guidelines for the SMR racers, and club members can coordinate with the SMR group if they're interested in participating in those workouts.

As far as the resident biathlete population of Snow Mountain goes, Jeremy Randle and Andy Hay will be spending their winter working and training at the YMCA. If those two aren't enough to keep the pressures on the seniors, Nick Waldow now has a Fortner-action rifle, and plans to use it! That group is in addition to the Snow Mountain club group of seniors and masters, so there will be a significant biathlon presence this season at SMR.

The volunteer work weekend went well, with a total of a dozen people from both Snow Mountain and CBC helping with various projects. Big thanks are due to Fred Call of Rock Springs, WY, who made the 4.5 hour drive over - and back - to put in one long day of range work. He also supplied his generator and power tools, making the wood work go much faster. The target deck was completely rebuilt. It is now level, much sturdier than before, with extra reinforcements and assembled with lag bolts rather than nails. All 13 targets (9 are Colorado Guard, 2 are Wyoming Guard, and 2 belong to Jim Young) are in place, level, square and painted. A couple still need paddle and/or bearing work, and Mike Lohman is making paper target holders that will fit onto the top of the metal target frames to replace the boards we had on the back of the range. The hut is plastic-encased, at the cost of Elizabeth Pike's forearm, and there is a huge pile of fresh firewood (courtesy of Charlie Rau's woodworking/cabinet shop) in front of the building that still needs needs cutting and stacking inside. The old pellet targets are history, and new ones will be in place as soon as the purchase logistics can be sorted out. Finally, a new short (500 meter) trail has been cut so that kids - and seniors doing interval/combo workouts - no longer have to jump off the end of the penalty loop to do a shorter loop. That's a good thing, because it is also now a bigger drop off the end of the penalty loop!

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Frisco and Eldora Status

The Eldora target is in place and waiting for snow. Thanks to Chip Schrader for coordinating the platform-building and installation efforts, Bob Hunnes for the new paper target frame and platform construction, Lee Hall for transportation of the target and workers to the range, and Jennifer Downey, Elizabeth Pike and Julia Collins for supplemental manual labor!

Dave Wells hopes to get the targets up to Frisco in the next couple of weeks before snow becomes too much of a factor. He'll be working with Rick and Elke Jones and George Rutherford to schedule a work day. Stay tuned for details...

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Winter Race Schedule and Related Information

Old schedule no longer available

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Rifle Safety Certification Clinic Schedule

All Certification Clinics are free of charge, but USBA membership is required to practice or race. (Note that one day memberships are available.) Next clinic: The clinic will be an all day course, with the range period practice session ending approximately 3:30PM.

Contact Dave Wells (H-303.985.4481, davidwells@earthlink.net) or Dave Martinez (H-303.932.0748, martinezda@co-mail.ngb.army.mil) for more information.

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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://coloradobiathlon.org/memberform.html. A couple of changes to note:

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Classifieds

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


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