Yukon biathletes open season in Canmore

Whitehorse's Nadia Moser is again showing herself to be a rising star for Biathlon Yukon as she starts her second year of competition.

Whitehorse’s Nadia Moser is again showing herself to be a rising star for Biathlon Yukon as she starts her second year of competition.

Moser, who won three medals at the Arctic Winter Games in March, was one of four Yukoners competing at the season-opening NorAm Calforex Cup No. 1 in Canmore, Alberta, over the weekend.

Competing in the Developmental 2 girls division, Moser placed fifth in Saturday’s 3.75-kilometre sprint race, finishing just 1:46 behind the winner with a time of 13:06.5. She also shot at a 70 per cent success rate.

Moser then placed sixth in Sunday’s 6.25-kilometre pursuit, cleaning house in her final trip to the range.

Representing the Yukon in the same division, teammate Maria Peters placed 11th out of 12 on Saturday and eighth on Sunday, shooting at 50 per cent.

Competing in the developmental boys division, Yukon’s Liam Adel was 16th out of 19 biathletes in Saturday’s sprint. He then placed 18th in Sunday’s pursuit race.

Former Team Yukon racer, Ryan Burlingame, was representing the University of Alberta in the open men in Canmore.

Burlingame placed 11th out of 20 participants in Saturday’s 10-kilometre sprint, shooting at 60 per cent. He then came 20th out of 28 competitors in Sunday’s 12.5-kilometre pursuit.

Moser medalled in every race she competed in at the Arctic Winter Games, winning a gold in the five-kilometre mass start race. She also won a silver in the Developmental 1 division of a Calforex Cup last year.

Burlingame won three gold medals for the Yukon in biathlon at the 2008 Arctic Winter Games.

Adel captured gold at last season’s Yukon Biathlon Championships.

Contact Tom Patrick at

tomp@yukon-news.com

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