Biathlon Alberta announced all 2020-21 season award recipients after the AGM last Tuesday. Due to the lack of racing on a provincial level, no Calforex Cup Awards were presented but the Alberta Athlete of the Year Awards and the 4 awards that are non-athlete related were presented.
The Alberta Athlete of the Year Awards are based on international racing success in the IBU categories and all recipients raced at the IBU World Cup level or at the Youth/Junior World Championships.
The 2021 Biathlon Alberta Athletes of the Year are:
Women: Emma Lunder (RMR)
Men: Scott Gow (RMR)
Junior Women: Anna Sellers (Canmore Nordic)
Junior Men: Haldan Borglum (Foothills Nordic/BATC)
Youth Women: Jenna Sherrington (Foothills Nordic/BATC)
Youth Men: Finn Berg (CBR)
Further were the winner of the Ruedi Setz Memorial Award, Shell Volunteer of the Year Award, Alberta Biathlon Club Official of the Year Award and the Richard Boruta Memorial Award- Coach of the Year announced.
The 2021 award recipients are:
Ruedi Setz Memorial Award: Joseph Mills (Foothills Nordic)
Shell Volunteer of the Year Award: Kurt Scobie (Hinton Nordic)
Alberta Biathlon Club Official of the Year Award: Barb Sand (Edmonton Nordic)
Richard Boruta Memorial Award- Coach of the Year: Rachel Koroscil (Canmore Nordic)
We thank our award-winning athletes for representing Canada and Alberta on the international stage and wish them all the best for the 2021-22 season.
We also thank our 4 award-winning recipients for all their hard work and dedication to grow and promote our sport in Alberta and Canada.
The plan is to present the Athlete of the Year Awards during the 2021-22 Biathlon Canada trials in early November and the other 4 awards during the weekend of Calforex Cup #1 or #2.