ARCHIVED NEWS - MARCH 2010
ABC ANNOUNCES SUMMER CAMPS (March 29)
Alberta Biathlon Club will be hosting two camps this summer, the first in Hinton (July 8-11) and the second in Camrose (August 11-15). Find all the details here.
MASTERS' RESULTS, FINAL CALFOREX POINTS (Mar. 26)
A couple of fresh postings prior to the weekend: Final Calforex points are now available here, while results from the Foothills Masters' Invitational event, held last weekend in Canmore, are available here.
WANTED - LEFT-HAND FORTNER RIFLE (Mar. 24)
Looking to sell a lefty Fortner? Please contact Peter Tweedie.
NEWS FROM THE PARALYMPICS (Mar. 18)
Biathlon Alberta member Mark Arendz has been in competition over the past week at the Paralympic Games at Callahan Valley. Mark finished an excellent 7th in the Pursuit last Saturday, and 16th in yesterday's Individual. Said Mark about his Pursuit, in which he finished 59 seconds off the gold-medal pace set by Russia’s Kirill Mikhaylov.:
“I was happy with my skiing and I think once I shook the nerves a little bit I was able to settle down with my shooting. This is the start of my Paralympic career and hopefully I have lots of races to come. Brian McKeever is my role model and I hope to follow his career.”
Arendz lost his arm in a farm accident as a young child and is the only athlete on the national team to be introduced to the sport through the War Amps of Canada. Thanks to Celine Feagan for the report, and congratulations Mark!
ARCTIC WINTER GAMES WRAP-UP (Mar. 17)
The Arctic Winter Games wrapped up last weekend in Grande Prairie. Team Alberta North included 5 snowshoe biathletes and 7 ski biathletes, competing against athletes from Alaska, Yamal (Russia), Northwest Territories, and the Yukon. Click here for results.
(Ft. MacMurray's Daniel Granger, winner of the Snowshoe Sprint and Individual competitions)
TEAM ALBERTA LEADS THE PACK AT NATIONALS (Mar. 12)
Alberta biathletes led the way at the National Championships in Canmore last week, capturing 49 medals in total, including 15 gold. Results from all competitions are here.
(Kevin Milliken - gold, James Proudfoot - silver, and Greg Poirier - bronze, Master Men Individual)
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