Biathlon Eastern Canadian Championships / Atlantic Cup #3, Prince Edward Island

Biathlon Newfoundland and Labrador sent team of athletes to the Eastern Canadian Championships / Atlantic Cup #3 in Brookvale, Prince Edward Island.  This competition also served as a North American Cup race and a trial for the World Junior and Youth Championships.  The athletes comprised of Junior Men Seamus Boyd-Porter (St. John’s) and Chris Langdon (Gander) and Senior Boys Jesse Byrne (Stephenville) and Austin Hodder (St. John’s).

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Proud to be an Islander!

Proud to be an Islander!

February and March has yielded great results from some of our Newfoundland and Labrador biathletes!

Where do we start?

On February 18th-19th, six athletes from the Avalon Biathlon Club attended the Eastern Canadian Championship at Brookvale in Prince Edward Island.  For some of the athletes it was their first out of province civilian competition.  Despite some inexperience it was certainly an encouraging competition.  The team composition was:

  • David Porter – Coach
  • Seamus Boyd-Porter (St. John’s) – Youth Male Athlete
  • Kelsey Barrett (Bay Roberts) – Youth Female Athlete
  • Austin Hodder (St. John’s) – Junior Male Athlete
  • Joey Hutchings (Bay Roberts) – Junior Male Athlete
  • Angus Boyd-Porter (St. John’s) – Junior Male Athlete
  • Emma Taylor (St. John’s) – Junior Female Athlete
The athletes has a great competition and certainly enjoyed the experience.  Some medals were also taken home.  Seamus Boyd-Porter took home a silver in the sprint and a silver in the pursuit.  Angus Boyd-Porter grabbed a silver in the sprint and Austin Hodder grabbed a bronze.  Emma Taylor scored two bronze, one in the sprint and one in the pursuit.  Great races by all.  Results from the competition can be found at http://biathlonpei.com/newsraceresults.html

Athletes from Newfoundland and Labrador attended the Cadet National Biathlon Championship in Martock, NS from March 5th to the 9th.  The conditions were erratic and the snow was different from race to race.  Despite the conditions, our athletes continue to perform well.  Seamus Boyd-Porter was golden in both of the individual races of the Mass Start and the Pursuit.  Based on aggregate times he was awarded the Myriam Bedard Award for the Top Youth Male at this years competition.  Sabrina Muise picked it up in the Pursuit and climbed her way to a Bronze Medal.  The male team of Seamus Boyd-Porter, Austin Hodder, and Angus Boyd-Porter also took home a Silver Medal in the unit team relay.  When asked about the weeks competition, Seamus told us that he felt much stronger this year.  ”My Cross Country results were good so I knew I would be faster for my biathlon races.” he said “I think I trained well enough to compete the best in my category”.  Seamus was proud to win his fourth consecutive gold medal at the Cadet Championships.  We are certainly proud of all the athletes who competed at competitions this year and thrilled that everyone did their best.

Results from the Cadet National Biathlon Championship can be found at http://www.cadets.ca/biathlon/championship-championnat/results-resultats-eng.html

Blow Me Down Biathlon Club Race

Blow Me Down Biathlon Club Race

The Blow Me Down Biathlon Club will be hosting club races on April 1st, 2012.  This is a one day event and will take place at the Blow Me Down ski park in Corner Brook, NL.   The event is air rifle and is open to any cadet or civilian biathlete in the province who is either a member or who pays the appropriate day fee.

The rifles being used are the Daisy 853 model or Avanti.  Individual athletes, clubs and/or cadet teams are responsible to bring their own air rifles and .177 cal pellets. Rifles will be fed single shot.

The races are open to competitors aged 8 to 16 and competitors will race in the categories listed in the attached packages below.   Please send your registration form to the club president listed in the registration form.

Results at the Easterns

Results at the Easterns

This weekend Biathlon Newfoundland and Labrador has 6 athletes competing at the Eastern Canadian Biathlon Championships in Brookvale, Prince Edward Island.  The Avalon Biathlon Club biathletes travelled to the competition on Thursday and are currently competing in today’s races.  Current standings from the male races has Seamus Boyd-Porter finishing 2nd in his category, Angus Boyd-Porter 2nd, Austin Hodder 3rd and Joey Huthcings 9th in their category.  This is a great showing from the guys.  More to come on the girls later and of course a more featured article when the weekends events are over.

Clarenville Demo Day

Clarenville Demo Day

 

The Biathlon Demo day in Clarenville, Newfoundland was a great success. Athletes from St. John’s to Gander attended the event. There was a good mix of experienced athletes and of new ones and everyone had a great time.

The event attracted over 30 athletes and showcased some serious talent.  Congratulations to the winners and we hope that everyone enjoyed this event hosted by the Avalon Biathlon Club and Clarenville Nordic.   A big thank you to Clarenville Nordic for allowing us to use their facilities for this event.

Results of the day can be found by