The 2020-2021 Biathlon Alberta Training Centre team are:

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Haldan Borglum

NAME: Haldan Borglum
DATE OF BIRTH: November, 1999
HOMETOWN: Calgary, AB
HOME CLUB: Foothills Nordic Ski Club
Instagram: @haldan.borglum
FIRST TIME BIATHLON: Started doing Biathlon in 2008 after a couple years of Nordic
combined.
FAVORITE BIATHLON EVENT: Mass Start
FAVORITE BIATHLON VENUE: Knyken Skisenter, Norway
FAVORITE FOOD: Scrambled eggs & french toast, I’m a breakfast guy!
OTHER HOBBIES: Running, hiking, guitar
PERSONAL SPONSORS: @garmin @leki.ski.outdoor @rossignolnordic

Reid Lovstrom

NAME: Reid Lovstrom
DATE OF BIRTH: October 12, 2000
HOMETOWN: Calgary, AB
HOME CLUB: Foothills Nordic Ski Club
INSTAGRAM: Reid.lovstrom
FIRST TIME BIATHLON: 12 years old
FAVORITE BIATHLON EVENT: Sprint
FAVORITE BIATHLON EVENT: Martell, Italy
FAVORITE FOOD: Rice
OTHER HOBBIES: Saying I'm going to start doing something and then never doing it.
PERSONAL SPONSORS: Salomon, Bridgedale, Hilco Vision, Zeidler Architecture,
Group Calgary Orthodontics, Aximus Engineering

Naomi Walch

NAME: Naomi Walch
DATE OF BIRTH: November 30, 2002
HOMETOWN: Calgary, AB
HOME CLUB: Foothills Nordic Ski Club
INSTAGRAM: @naomiwalch
FIRST TIME BIATHLON: 2012
FAVORITE BIATHLON EVENT: Sprint!
FAVORITE BIATHLON VENUE: Canmore, Alberta
FAVORITE FOOD: Cookies 🙂
OTHER HOBBIES: Hiking in and around the mountains!
PERSONAL SPONSORS: Rossignol

Claire Nguyen-cao

NAME: Claire Nguyen-cao
DATE OF BIRTH: May 10, 2002
HOMETOWN: Calgary, AB
HOMETOWN: Foothills Nordic Ski Club
INSTAGRAM: @clairennguyenn
FIRST TIME BIATHLON: I tried biathlon for the first time at 12 years old in the cadet
program
FAVORITE BIATHLON EVENT: Individual
FAVORITE BIATHLON VENUE: Whistler, BC
FAVORITE FOOD: Cheesecake
OTHER HOBBIES: Playing piano, dirt-biking
PERSONAL SPONSORS: Rossignol

Annika Klotz

NAME: Annika Klotz
DATE OF BIRTH: February 19, 2001
HOMETOWN: Calgary, AB
HOME CLUB: Foothills Nordic Ski Club
INSTAGRAM: @Annika.klotz
FIRST TIME BIATHLON: When I was 11 years old my friend told me I should start
shooting while I cross country ski, so I did.
FAVORITE BIATHLON EVENT: Sprint
FAVORITE FOOD: Bubble tea
OTHER HOBBIES: Petting cats, reading, and painting.

Pascale Paradis

NAME: Pascale Paradis
DATE OF BIRTH: March 4, 2020
HOMETOWN: Calgary, AB
HOME CLUB: Foothills Nordic Ski Club
INSTAGRAM: @pascale234_
FIRST TIME BIATHLON: I first started when I was 9 years old
FAVORITE BIATHLON EVENT: either a mixed relay or a pursuit
FAVORITE BIATHLON VENUE: Europe!
FAVORITE FOOD: I can’t decide, all food is yummy especially Ben and Jerry’s halfbaked
OTHER HOBBIES: Anything to do with the mountains!
PERSONAL SPONSORS: Rossignol, KV+, Rundle Sport

Troy Martel

NAME: Troy Martel
DATE OF BIRTH: August 25, 2000
HOMETOWN: Barrie, ON
HOME CLUB: Hardwood Ski & Bike
INSTAGRAM: @troy.martel
FIRST TIME BIATHLON: 2015
FAVORITE BIATHLON EVENT: Single Mixed Relay
FAVORITE BIATHLON VENUE: Brookvale, PEI
FAVORITE FOOD: Chocolate
OTHER HOBBIES: Rubiks Cube, Video games
PERSONAL SPONSORS: Brubeck Body Guard

Danica Ariano

NAME: Danica Ariano
DATE OF BIRTH: June 3, 2001
HOMETOWN: Vernon, BC
HOME CLUB: Sovereign Lake Nordic Club
INSTAGRAM: @danica.ariano
FIRST TIME BIATHLON: I started biathlon and cross-country skiing when I was
11, and I started racing Biathlon at age 15
FAVORITE BIATHLON EVENT: Single mixed relay
FAVORITE BIATHLON VENUE:: Nové Mesto, Czech Republic
FAVORITE FOOD: Any type of pasta
OTHER HOBBIES: Filmmaking, soccer, getting really invested in a book or tv
show
PERSONAL SPONSORS: Cliff Bar and Rossignol

Darya Sepandj

NAME: Darya Sepandj
DATE OF BIRTH: April 1, 1997
HOMETOWN: Calgary, AB
HOME CLUB: Canmore Nordic Ski Club
INSTAGRAM: @darya_35
FIRST TIME BIATHLON: I started biathlon when I was 9 years old
FAVORITE BIATHLON EVENT: Sprint
FAVORITE BIATHLON VENUE: Sjusjoen, Norway
FAVORITE FOOD: Ice cream and sandwiches
OTHER HOBBIES: baking, making wire jewellery, crafting and going on picnics
PERSONAL SPONSORS: Salomon and Rundle Sport

Arman Soheili

NAME: Arman Soheili
DATE OF BIRTH: May 5, 2001
HOMETOWN: South Surrey, BC
HOME CLUB: West Coast Nordic Club (WCNC)
INSTAGRAM: @Arman.soheili
FIRST TIME BIATHLON: Back in 2013 when I was 12, I did my first race in
Cadets.
FAVORITE BIATHLON EVENT: Mass Start or Pursuit
FAVORITE BIATHLON VENUE: Nove Mesto or Canmore Nordic Center!
FAVORITE FOOD: Poke or sushi
OTHER HOBBIES: I own my own marketing business so I really enjoy creating
Short Films, Testimonials, Editing Photos and Doing marketing research in my
spare time!
PERSONAL SPONSORS: KV+ North America, Save-on-foods, Valentine Volvo,
Cantatus Systems Group

Tobias Quinn

NAME: Tobias Quinn
DATE OF BIRTH: July 22, 1998
HOMETOWN: Thunder Bay, ON
HOME CLUB: Big Thunder Nordic/ Lake Superior Biathlon
INSTAGRAM: @toby_quin
FIRST TIME BIATHLON: Since 2010
FAVORITE BIATHLON EVENT: Mass Start
FAVORITE BIATHLON VENUE Rupholding (GER)
FAVORITE FOOD: Turmeric
OTHER HOBBIES Bartending
PERSONAL SPONSORS: Heartbeat Hotsauce, Peltonen, Rex, Skiwax.ca,
Canadian Winter Sport

Jenna Sherrington

NAME: Jenna Sherrington
DATE OF BIRTH: February 16, 2002
HOMETOWN: Calgary, AB
HOME CLUB: Foothills Nordic Ski Club
INSTAGRAM: @jennasherrington
FIRST TIME BIATHLON: 2011
FAVORITE BIATHLON EVENT: Relay
FAVORITE BIATHLON VENUE: Les Tuffes, France
FAVORITE FOOD: S’mores
OTHER HOBBIES: Climbing, reading and drinking excessive amounts of coffee.
PERSONAL SPONSORS: Rossignol, Leki, Marwe, Brubeck Body Guard

BATC Alumni

We are proud of every athlete who has raced with the Biathlon Alberta Training Center. Here is a list of our Alumni.

  • Michael Pullishy
  • Karly Coyne
  • Erin Yungblut
  • Alexandre Depuis
  • Sellers
  • Emma Osness
  • Trevor Kiers
  • Darya Sepandj
  • Thomas Hulsman
  • Megan Bankes
  • Sarah Beaudry
  • Vincent Blais
  • Lucas Boudreau
  • Carsen Campbell
  • Andrew Chisholm
  • Liisa Chisholm
  • Kendall Chong
  • Brett Davie
  • Emily Dickson
  • Macx Davies
  • Leilani Tam von Burg
  • Pearce Hanna
  • Matthew Hudec
  • Zina Kocher
  • Emma Lodge
  • Emma Lunder
  • Matthew Strum
  • Keely MacCulloch
  • Andrea Mayo
  • Aidan Millar
  • Nadia Moser
  • Julia Ransom
  • Arthur Roots
  • Teo Sanchez
  • Chloé Selerier
  • Melanie Schultz
  • Jenna Smailes
  • Kathryn Stone