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Susan Dunklee competing in last weekend's mass start (photo: USBA/Nordic Focus)

GRP Biathletes Compete at the Canadian NorAm, IBU Cup, and World Cup

Last Updated: 09.Jan.2017

This past weekend, the GRP had biathletes competing at three different events in three different countries: the NorAm in Valcartier, Quebec; the IBU Cup in Martell, Italy; and the World Cup in Oberhof, Germany.

NorAm

Up north, Ethan Dreissigacker and Mike Gibson competed in two races at the NorAm in Valcartier. The first race was a sprint and both Ethan and Mike earned a spot on the podium. Mike finished 2nd with three misses and Ethan placed third with one standing miss. In the pursuit the following day, Mike moved up one spot to take the                                                                                                    win while Ethan finished 4th. 

IBU Cup

Across the pond in Martell, the IBU Cup weekend kicked off with a sprint. In the women's race, Emily Dreissigacker finished 59th with four misses. She was followed by Hallie Grossman in 68th. On the men's side, Alex Howe finished 78th. The race weekend continued with another sprint in which all the GRP biathletes improved on their previous results. Emily placed 56th and Hallie finished in 63rd. For the men, Alex finished 77th. Emily was the only GRP athlete to qualify for the pursuit in which she finished 45th with only 4 misses. IBU Cup racing action continues next weekend in Arber, Germany.

World Cup

After a break for the holidays, World Cup racing resumed this past weekend in Oberhof. In the sprint, both Susan Dunklee and Clare Egan didn't quite have the races they were looking for. Susan finished 50th with four misses. Clare was close behind in 52nd with two misses. In the following day's pursuit, both biathletes moved up with Susan placing 44th and Clare 49th. Susan was the only American to qualify for the mass start. She had an impressive performance finishing 9th with only three misses. Stay tuned for more World Cup racing in Ruhpolding next weekend.

IBU Cup and World Cup results can be found at biathlonworld.com. Thanks for following!