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Clare shoots standing in Oberhof (photo: NordicFocus)

GRP Biathletes Post Strong Results on the IBU and World Cups

Last Updated: 14.Jan.2019

This past weekend racing action resumed for the biathlon squad after their holiday break with GRP athletes racing the World Cup in Oberhof, Germany and the IBU Cup in Duszniki, Poland. 

World Cup

The GRP had a strong start to the weekend with two top-15 finishes in the sprint race. Susan Dunklee finished 10th with one prone miss and Clare Egan placed 13th with one standing miss. Summer GRP training partner, Johanna Talihaerm of Estonia, had a personal-best World Cup finish of 26th with clean shooting. In the pursuit race, Susan moved up to 7th with five misses. She was followed by Johanna in 31st and Clare in 33rd. For the relay, Susan and Clare were joined by GRP teammate Emily Dreissigacker and USBA teammate Joanne Reid. The team finished 12th with 5 penalties and 16 spares. World Cup racing action continues next weekend in Ruhpolding, Germany.

IBU Cup

The IBU Cup weekend consisted of two sprint races. In the first race, Emily placed 44th with two standing misses. She was followed by Hallie Grossman in 72nd. For the men, Jake Brown had a strong race placing 25th with 3 prone misses. Raleigh Goessling finished 87th. In the second sprint race, Hallie posted a personal-best IBU Cup finish of 33rd with just one standing miss. For the men, Jake also placed 33rd and Raleigh finished 62nd. Next weekend’s IBU Cup races will take place in Arber, Germany. 

More information and results can be found at biathlonworld.com.