Friday, March 18, 2011

XC Nationals

This last week I raced in two mid distance races at the Canadian x-c nationals. In the skate race I was 64th out of 124 open men and 22nd out of the Junior Males. In the classic race I was 90th out of 122 and 37th out of the Juniors. These races where great preparation for the biathlon nationals in New Brunswick next weekend. I am really excited for Nationals. Thanks for the cheering and the photo Sylvain Beaudry (

Thursday, March 3, 2011

World Juniors and Canada Winter Games

World Juniors proved to be a challenging adventure. The team atmosphere and the high level competitions made for a wonderful experience. I placed 81st in the opening Sprint out of 95 starters with 5/10 on the range not qualifying me for the pursuit. I spent the Sunday pursuit day rooting for Scott Gow and Vincent Blais, who both barred well in there opening races. After a long break I was really hoping to improve on my Sprint results in the Individual on Wednesday. I placed 61st which was a much better performance hitting all my prone shots and 75% overall. Scott broke the top ten giving us much to cheer about :). In the Relay we finished a sub-par 13th due to some poor standing shooting much regretted.

From the Czech Republic I flew straight to Halifax for the Canada Winter Games. I posted better shooting results at these events shooting a 75% average. I was 6th in the Sprint moving up to 5th in the pursuit and 5th in the Individual. Alberta swept the podium in all these races making them the clear favorite for the relay. We where a ways back from them but still on the podium in 3rd place. YEAAA BC!

I have returned from these races motivated to improve despite some downfalls including a nasty virus. I am looking forward to getting ready for x-c nationals and biathlon nationals coming up once my sickness perishes.