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U.S. Biathlon Announces Teams for 2018 Youth/Junior Worlds, IBU Junior Cup 3 & Junior Open European Championships

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December 31, 2017 (New Gloucester, Maine) — The U.S. Biathlon International Competition Committee is pleased to announce the Youth (U19) and Junior (U21) Biathlon World Championship Team, as well as the team for the IBU Junior Cup #3 and the IBU Junior Open European Championships.

Youth Men's relay at 2017 YJ Worlds [P]
More than 50 athletes competed on Thursday and Friday at the U.S. Junior/Youth World Championship Trials in Coleraine, Minn. Men’s and women’s sprint races were held both days, but due to frigid forecasts for Saturday and Sunday, the trials were cut short and the teams were named on Saturday. For full trials results, CLICK HERE.

Qualifying for the IBU Youth and Junior Biathlon World Championships taking place Feb. 26-March 4 in Otepaa, Estronia, are the following athletes:

Female Junior World Championship Team
– Chloe Levins – pre qualified from last season and IBU Cup Team
– Amanda Kautzer
– Lucy Hochshartner
– Nina Armstrong

Female Youth World Championship Team
– Helen Wilson
– Grace Gilliland
– Lexie Madigan
– Emma Stertz

Male Junior World Championship Team
– Cody Johnson
– Jake Pearson
– Tim Cunningham
– Cam Christiansen

Male Youth World Championship Team
– Vasek Cervenka
– Garrett Beckrich
– Eli Nielsen
– Maxime Germain

The following athletes have qualified for the Junior IBU Cup #3 to be held Jan. 25-27 in Duszniki Zdroj, Poland, as well as the IBU Junior Open European Championships taking place Jan. 31-Feb. 4 in Pokljuka, Slovenia:

Female Junior IBU Cup #3 and Junior Open European Championship
– Chloe Levins – pre-qualified
– Amada Kautzer
– Helen Wilson
– Lexie Madigan

Male Junior IBU Cup #3 and Junior Open European Championship
– Vasek Cerenka
– Cody Johnson
– Garrett Beckrich
– Eli Nielsen

U.S. Biathlon and the International Competition Committee would like to thank Minnesota Biathlon for hosting the Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships Team Trials, and congratulate all the athletes who competed, wishing them good luck in the New Year.

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