2022 Jupi Award application is now open!

By October 31, 2022No Comments

 A group of Richard Boruta’s athletes have come together to create an annual award valued at a minimum of $2,000 that will benefit two developing Biathlon Alberta athlete and pay tribute to the late coach’s memory ($1000 female / $1000 male).

Boruta’s sudden passing in August 2017 shocked the biathlon community. He was a family man, respected world-class coach and builder of biathlon throughout Canada. His work-ethic and incredible passion for life was infectious to all those with who he came into contact. The “Jupi Award,” which is roughly translated as “awesome” in Czech, is intended to recognize a young athlete who personifies these same traits in their pursuit of excellence in biathlon.

Application Details and Criteria:

  • Biathlon Alberta members, ages 14 to 19 years-of-age as of January 1st, 2023
  • Submit a maximum of 500 words on your future plans in Biathlon (in word or pdf document)
  • Send applications to Elmar Heger, at and include “Jupi Award” and your name in the subject line
  • Deadline to submit your applications is Friday, November 18th, 2022.