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2013 NYSSRA Champs Information

Registration has closed for the 2013 NYSSRA Champs/ NY Biathlon Champs, and nearly 100 people have signed up for the various events. Competitions begin on Saturday with the biathlon sprint at 10:00 AM. Saturday afternoon will feature a 20 km XC Freestyle race (J2 and younger will ski 5 km). At 6:00 PM, the awards banquet will be held at Molly’s Mason Jar. Sunday will feature a 3 x 6 km biathlon relay in the morning and a 3 x 5 km XC relay in the afternoon. After the XC relay the final event of the weekend will be a ski-o sprint. See the complete schedule at the end of this post.

Start lists for Saturday’s races

Biathlon Sprint Start List

XC 20 km – start list

Relay Participants

Club presidents are asked to submit their relay teams for the XC and biathlon relays no later than the banquet. Any skiers without a team will be grouped together to form mixed teams on Saturday night. The relay teams for the XC relay may consist of 2 or 3 skiers. If a team has only two skiers, one skier must ski legs 1 and 3, while the other skis leg 2. Biathlon Relay teams must consist of 3 skiers. When you submit your teams, please list the skiers in the order that they will be skiing. Teams may be submitted by email.

XC Relay Participants

Biathlon Relay Participants

Course Maps

Biathlon Sprint Course Sr. and Masters men: 10 km All others: 7.5 km

2.0 km biathlon relay loop

2.0 km biathlon relay loop

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 km XC  loop - same course for both races

5 km XC loop – same course for both races

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule

Saturday March 9

  • 8:00 AM – Biathlon bib pick up opens – Timing Building
  • 8:45 AM – Biathlon equipment control opens
  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM – Zero
  • 9:50 AM – Pre-Race Meeting – Timing Building
  • 10:00 AM – Biathlon Sprint Start
  • 12:30 PM – XC bib pick up opens – Timing Building
  • 1:25 PM – Pre-Race Meeting – Start Line
  • 1:30 PM – XC 20 km Wave 1 (J1 – M4 men)
  • 1:34 PM – XC 20 km Wave 2 (M5 and older Men)
  • 1:38 PM – XC 20 km Wave 3 (All Women and J2 and younger men)
  • 6:00 PM – Awards Banquet – Molly’s Mason Jar

Sunday March 10 – Don’t forget the clocks change on Saturday night!

  • 8:00 AM – Biathlon bib pick up opens – Timing Building
  • 8:45 AM – Biathlon equipment control opens
  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM – Zero
  • 9:50 AM – Pre-Race Meeting – Timing Building
  • 10:00 AM – Biathlon Relay Start
  • 12:30 PM – XC bib pick up opens – Timing Building
  • 1:25 PM – Pre-Race Meeting – Start Line
  • 1:30 PM – XC Relay Start
  • 2:30 PM – Ski-O Start

2013 NYSSRA Championships/ NY Biathlon Championships

Information on the 2013 NYSSRA Chmpionships/ NY Biathlon Championships which will be held at the club Saturday March 9, 2013 through Sunday March 10, 2013

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Eligibility

The championships are open to all athletes. You must be a member of NYSSRA or NENSA to compete in the cross country races. Those who aren’t members may purchase a membership for the day. To compete in the biathlon races you must be a member of the USBA or Biathlon Canada, membership for the day may also be purchased for those without membership. There will not be a safety clinic for the biathlon race, thus all athletes competing in biathlon must have completed the safety certification prior to the championship event.

Registration

Registration is through skireg.com. Registration fees will increase by $5 on February 17, and again on March 3. There will not be day of race registration available. All banquet tickets must be purchased in advance.

Race Formats

XC 21 KM Freestyle – NYSSRA Champions Cup Race: Skiers will complete a 21 km (7 km for J2) course utilizing any technique. Wave starts by class. All athletes must finish no later than 4:30 PM, anyone who doesn’t meet this deadline will be listed as DNF. Awards will be given in J2, J1, OJ, Senior, and all Masters categories.

XC 3  X 5 KM Relay – NYSSRA Club Championship Relay: NYSSRA Sanctioned clubs may enter teams of 2 or 3 to ski race. All legs are freestyle. If a team consits of only two athletes, one athlete must ski legs 1 and 3, and the other athlete skis leg 2. Clubs may enter as many teams as they wish. Scores will count towards the NYSSRA Nordic Club Series. Teams may also be composed of unaffiliated skiers, these teams will be eligible for medals, but will not be included in the scoring for the Club Series. Awards will be given in Mens and Mixed categories.

Biathlon Sprint: Sprint format race, two shooting stops and penalty loops for misses. All athletes must finish no later than 12:00 PM, otherwise they will be listed as DNF. (Field Limit 60) Awards will be given in Boy/ Girl, Youth, Junior, Senior, Masters, Grand Masters, and Novice categories.

Biathlon Relay: Teams of three athletes will compete in two divisions, club and sport. Each NYSSRA Biathlon Club may enter a maximum of two teams in the club relay. All other athletes will be placed in three pools (by %-back). Sport teams will be chosen by random draw and will comprise of one athlete from each of the three pools.

Relay Teams

It is the responsibility of the club presidents to select athletes for the relay teams for the XC Relay and the Biathlon Club relay. A separate from is available for submitting the relay teams. An up to date list of registered athletes and their club affiliation will be posted on the event website.

The event organizers will place unaffiliated athletes together in teams for the XC relay, and will select athletes at random for the biathlon sport relay. Relay teams must be submitted to the event organizer prior to the awards banquet on March 9.

Saturday March 9

  • 10:00 AM – Biathlon Sprint
  • 1:30 PM – XC Freestyle distance race
  • 6:00 PM – Awards Banquet

Sunday March 10

  • 10:00 AM – Biathlon 3 x 6 km relay
  • 1:30 PM – XC 3 x 5 km freestyle relay

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New Jersey Takes Relay, Pennsylvania Wins Festival

The New Jersey Biathlon Team of Joe Iwan (with a little help from Brian Halligan) won the relay race at the Eastern Biathlon Festival. Joe was the only NJ representative and ran both the first and third leg of the race, with Brian Halligan running the second leg (approximately 2 minutes after running the first leg for New York). In second place was the Pennsylvania team of Hilary Saucy, Scott Sick, and Doug Hoover. The New York team of Brian Halligan, Tom Moffett, and Deb Nordyke rounded out the podium.

Relay Results

The Pennsylvania team easily took the Eastern Biathlon Festival Championship with 175 points, runner up New York scored 124, and New Jersey was third with 81.

Team Results

Eastern Biathlon Festival Champions

 

Pennsylvania Off to Flying Start at Eastern Biathlon Festival

Pennsylvania has jumped out to an 18 point lead over New York after the first day of competition at the 2011 Eastern Biathlon Festival. The PA women took the first four spots on the day, lead by Hilary Saucy. In the men’s race Joe Iwan from New Jersey ran the best time of the day.

Results from the Sprint race (overall)

Sean Halligan took the overall victory in the Accuracy match, beating Curt Schreiner in the finals.

The racing concludes tomorrow with a relay race.

Eastern Biathlon Festival Information

Athletes will compete for their home states, with the state that accumulates the most points being declared the Eastern Biathlon Champion. All athletes will be scored. The points system will be announced shortly.

Schedule – Saturday October 8, 2011

  • Bib Pickup:8:00 AM
  • Zero: 9:00 AM
  • Sprint Race Start: 10:00 AM
  • Paint Gun Race – after the finish of the sprint (approx 11:00 AM)
  • Picnic/ Awards – Noon
  • Shooting Competition – 1:30 PM

Schedule – Sunday October 9, 2011

  • Bib Pickup: 8:00 AM
  • Zero: 9:00 AM
  • 3 X 3 km Relay Start: 10:00 AM
  • Awards – Noon(ish)

Registration Information

Online registration for the sprint and relay races is available through skireg.com

The paint gun biathlon race on Saturday is free and open to kids 12 and younger. Registration will take place at the range after the completion of the sprint race.

Registration for the shooting competition on Saturday will take place at the picnic. This event is free for anyone who registered for either the sprint or relay race. Anyone who wants to compete in just the shooting competition must either work the races as a volunteer or pay a $10 fee.

Sprint Race

All competitors will compete on the same 4.2 km course (used for the 2006 National Championships). Novices are welcome to compete, rifles will be provided. A mandatory safety clinic for all first time competitors will take place at 9:00 AM. Competitors will start in 30 second intervals.

 

Sprint Race Loop - All classes 4.2 km

All competitors will be assigned to a race class by age as of 12/31/2010. The classes are as follows:
  • Boy/ Girl (13 – 16 years old) – shoot only prone, shoot at large targets.
  • Youth (17-18 years old) – shoot at regulation targets from both positions (prone and standing).
  • Junior (19-20 years old) – shoot at regulation targets from both positions (prone and standing).
  • Senior (21-39 years old) – shoot at regulation targets from both positions (prone and standing).
  • Masters (40-49 years old) – shoot at regulation targets from both positions (prone and standing).
  • Grand Masters (50+) – shoot at regulation targets from both positions (prone and standing).
  • Novice (17+) – shoot at large targets from both positions (prone and standing).

Points will be awarded to competitors in each class and gender.

Shooting Competition

The accuracy match will be shot on metal biathlon targets for time. Each competitor will shoot five shots prone and five shots standing (using two targets). For each miss a ten second penalty will be added. The sixteen competitors with the fastest times in qualification will advance to the elimination round. In the elimination rounds, competitors will shoot in the same format, but will now be competing head to head. In the first round the top seed (fastest qualifying time) will be matched with #16, #2 with #15, etc. In the elimination rounds the competitors will be shooting head to head at the same time, the higher ranked competitor will get the choice of targets.

Relay Race

State teams will compete in a 3 x 3 km relay race. Each state may enter as many teams as it has members to fill. Any extra athletes will be combined to form mixed state teams (these teams will not be scored for determining the Eastern Biathlon Champion).

3 X 3 km Relay Course Map