U.S. Biathlon

Dec 20 Veterans Take the Victory at Mt Itasca NorAm # 3 Sprint

Dec. 20, 2008, 12:29 p.m. (ET)
After not competing in biathlon for several season, Campbell showed that he still remembers how to shoot, hitting 9 of 10 targets.  He finished 15 seconds ahead of Kevin Patzoldt of Mt Itasca Biathlon, and 17 ahead of Mark Johnson, also with Mt Itasca Biathlon.
In the women's 7.5km race, Bramante had perfect shooting, hitting 10 for 10.  She was followed by Sara Studebaker of the US National B Team 26 seconds back shooting (2, 1).  In third, Denise Teela with Army WCAP equaled Bramante's clean shooting, finishing third 28 seconds out of first.
Raleigh Goessling of Duluth Esko Biathlon won the youth men's race by a large margin, followed by Conrad Roberts, Nisswa NW, and three seconds later, Ben Greenwald, Twin Cities Biathlon.  Hillary McNamee of MWSC put together a perfect shooting race to win the Youth Women's race by 54 seconds over Addie Bryne  of Mt Itasca, shooting (1, 2).  In third was Andrea Mayo of MWSC shooting (3, 1).
NorAm # 3 will continue with the Pursuit format race on Saturday and Mass Start format on Sunday.  The top 3 ranked women and top 2 ranked men will qualify to compete at the Europa Cup races in Altenberg, Germany and Nove Mesto, Czech Republic in early January.