Biathletes hit trails that could lead to Greenland

Yukon biathletes took aim at trips to Greenland over the weekend. They waxed their skis and zeroed their rifles as Biathlon Yukon hosted team trials for the Arctic Winter Games taking place this March in Nuuk, Greenland.

Yukon biathletes took aim at trips to Greenland over the weekend.

They waxed their skis and zeroed their rifles as Biathlon Yukon hosted team trials for the Arctic Winter Games taking place this March in Nuuk, Greenland.

A total of 19 potential team members attended Saturday and 20 Sunday – as well as some ineligible biathletes who just wanted to race – at Biathlon Yukon’s range on Grey Mountain Road.

The trials consisted of an individual start sprint race Saturday and a mass start distance race Sunday.

Bronwyn Goodwin-Williams had the best aim Saturday, hitting eight out of 10 in two trips to the range. She went on to win the juvenile female division that day.

Junior female winner Maria Peters, junior male winner Liam Adel and Bruce Wilson were best at the range Sunday with 14 out of 20 hit in four bouts at the range.

Aidan Hupe was tops for juveniles with 11 of 15 hit in three trips to the gallery on Sunday.

There are a total of eight spots available on the ski biathlon team and eight on the snowshoe biathlon team.

Biathlon Yukon will host the snowshoe trials this coming weekend at the range.

Yukon’s biathlon team could be announced as early as next week.

Contact Tom Patrick at

tomp@yukon-news.com

Saturday’s youth results

Juvenile female (3.75 Km)

1st Bronwyn Goodwin-Williams – 19:57

2nd Dana Sellars – 20:53

3rd Emma Marnik – 22:00

4th Veronica Porter – 23:49

5th Isla Hupe – 27:02

Juvenile male (3.75 Km)

1st Romeo Champagne – 20:01

2nd Aidan Hupe – 20:10

3rd Aidan Adel – 21:21

4th Isidore Champagne – 21:59

5th Noah Marnik – 26:50

6th Graham Macdonald – 36:51

Junior female (6 Km)

1st Maria Peters – 25:07

2nd Micah Hildes – 31:11

Junior male (6 Km)

1st Liam Adel – 23:03

2nd Jake Draper – 23:07

3rd Daniel Sennett – 23:57

4th Francis Reid – 25:26

5th Torsten Petersson – 25:46

6th Bruce Wilson – 26:03

Sunday’s Youth Results

Juvenile female (5 Km)

1st Dana Sellars – 29:26

2nd Bronwyn Goodwin-Williams – 30:07

3rd Emma Marnik – 33:15

4th Veronica Porter – 36:03

5th Isla Hupe – 37:46

Juvenile male (5 Km)

1st Aidan Hupe – 25:41

2nd Aidan Adel – 27:41

3rd Romeo Champagne – 28:06

4th Isidore Champagne – 31:59

5th Noah Marnik – 43:45

6th Graham Macdonald – 1:07:11

Junior female (7 Km)

1st Maria Peters – 33:02

2nd Micah Hildes – 42:12

Junior male (7 Km)

1st Liam Adel – 29:42

2nd Jake Draper – 30:15

3rd Daniel Sennett – 32:08

4th Bruce Wilson – 34:13

5th Francis Reid – 35:17

6th Torsten Petersson – 36:56

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