A Winter Super Sprint competition presented by WBA at SPNC
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The last race of the season found everyone enjoying a beautiful sunny day with gusty, variable winds. The Women went first, with Bryn Black leading the way -- thanks to some excellent adjustments made while shooting, she recorded the fastest Women's time of the day and the best shooting percentage of the day at 76%. The Men were split into two heats, with bibs 1-9 and 10-18. Chris Fletcher scored the best performance of the day, felling 100% of his targets and recording the fastest time.
After the race came the end of year celebration in the sun! This year, Michael Black volunteered as grillmaster as everyone enjoyed a barbecue just downhill from the range. Pam scored the big prize - a vial of fluoro valued at $170 from Nordic Ultratune.
Congratulations to our season medalists!
- Recap by Greg Daly
Chief of Competition: Bob Vallor
Chief of Range: Jim Fletcher
Eligibility: This event is open to all biathlon racers who have completed the USBA Safety Class. For racers under 14 years old, additional shooting training is required. Contact the Chief of Competition at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers: Volunteers are always needed for races. This is an excellent way for those new to the sport to see a race at the closest possible vantage and to learn about how a competition functions. Score keeping is also very easy. If you would like to assist Contact the Chief of Competition at email@example.com.
Safety Certification: The Mandatory U.S. Biathlon Association safety certification course will be given on Saturday morning if needed. If you have already taken the safety course you are encouraged to go again, as there have been some rule changes in recent seasons.
Competition Format and Schedule
8:30 to 9:00 am: On-site registration at the Nordic Center (pre-registering by mail is also available and encouraged). We cannot accept credit or debit cards. Make checks out to Washington Biathlon Association
9:00 to 10:00 am: USBA Safety Clinic (if needed)
9:00 to 10:30 am: Range set-up
10:30 to 11:15 am: Rifle Zeroing
11:30 am: Race time
TBD: Range equipment breakdown
Early arrival at the range is encouraged as help with range and course setup that will be needed prior to the race. Please do your part and help with set-up before the event and break-down afterward.
Rifles: Rifles will be available for those without their own. These are Izhmash Bi 7-4 and Bi 7-3 biathlon rifles. We do have left handed rifles.
Shooting Bouts: 4 Extra Rounds: 3
Men's Distance: 6km
Women's Distance: 5km
Youth Distance: 4km