The 2021 Youth/Junior World Championships will start this Saturday, February 27, 2021, in Obertilliach, Austria.
The athletes travelled this past weekend to Europe to climatize and get all the necessary COVID-19 testing done.
We are very happy to see a large number of athletes being nominated that are based in Alberta and/or grew up in the Alberta biathlon community. 12 out of the 16 athletes that have been nominated have ties to Alberta.
The Youth athletes from Alberta that are racing in the upcoming week for Team Canada are:
Claire Nguyen-Cao – Calgary AB – Biathlon Alberta Training Centre
Finn Berg – Calgary AB – Calgary Biathlon Racers
Jenna Sherrington – Calgary AB – Foothills Nordic Ski Club & Biathlon Alberta Training Centre
Naomi Walch – Calgary AB – Biathlon Alberta Training Centre
Pascale Paradis – Calgary AB – University of Alaska & Biathlon Alberta Training Centre
Simon Gauthier – Calgary AB – Foothills Nordic Ski Club
The Junior athletes that are from Alberta or are training currently with an Alberta club are:
Anna Sellers – Canmore AB – Team CrossCut
Benita Peiffer – Whistler BC – Alberta World Cup Academy
Gillian Gowling – Calgary AB – Sea to Sky Nordics & Alberta World Cup Academy
Haldan Borglum – Calgary AB – Biathlon Alberta Training Centre
Larissa Black – Squamish BC – Alberta World Cup Academy
Reid Lovstrom – Calgary AB – Biathlon Alberta Training Centre
Further are our Biathlon Alberta Training Centre Head Coach, Matthias Ahrens, and Canmore Nordic coach, Jeff Lodge, part of the coaching team in Austria.
Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches! We will cheer loud for you and are looking forward to the days of racing!
You can find the full race schedule and all start times HERE