Calforex Cup #4
Edmonton, Alberta

January 23-24, 2016

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Race Registration

Canmore BMW IBU World Cup

Feb 1-7, 2016

Race Information


Guide to:

2015-16 membership categories

2015-16 Calforex Cup categories

Become a Biathlon Alberta member:

2015-16 membership






2013-2014 Award Winners


Major Awards


Ruedi Setz Award - James Proudfoot, Grande Prairie

James has been involved in biathlon for many, many years, both as a competitor and key volunteer for the Wapiti Nordic Club in Grande Prairie. Recently, James served as a coach for the Zone 8 Alberta Winter Games team. His presence is appreciated at all Calforex Cup events, where his excellent shooting skills elicit fear in the other master athletes!


Alberta Biathlon Club Official of the Year - Karin Kaarsoo, Calgary

A long-time Biathlon Alberta Board member and contributor to biathlon events in Canmore and around the province, Karin has also been a key volunteer at recent IBU events held in Canmore.


Shell Canada Volunteer of the Year - Deb Hall, Calgary

Deb is the former Biathlon Director for Foothills Nordic. She has been a key volunteer at numerous events, including Calforex Cups and the Alberta Games. Deb has also served as the Zone 2 coordinator for the past two Alberta Games, and financial auditor for Biathlon Alberta.


3M Coach of the Year - Alan Ball, Edmonton Nordic

A key figure in the growth, development, and success of Edmonton Nordic's biathlon program, Alan has played an important role in the influx of new athletes to the club, and improving the performance of these athletes.



Athlete of the Year Winners


Youth Women - Danielle Vrielink, Rocky Mountain Racers

Highlights of Danielle's season included a 15th place finish and a 20th place finish at the World Youth Championships


Youth Men - Aidan Millar, Canmore Nordic

A 9th-place result, in addition to 22nd and 23rd place finishes, at the World Youth Championships were some highlights of Aidan's season. Aidan also dominated the Youth category at the Canadian National Championships, winning 3 gold medals.


Junior Women - Jessica Paterson, Edmonton Nordic

Jessica had a fine season, winning the Junior Women's Calforex Cup, and representing Canada at the 2013 FISU Games.


Junior Men - Christian Gow, Rocky Mountain Racers

Highlights of Christian's season included a 6th at the World Junior Championships, in addition to two 21st-place finishes. Christian also dominated his category at the National Championships, winning three gold medals.


Women - Rosanna Crawford, National Team

One top-10 and eight top-20 finishes on the World Cup circuit, Rosanna also achieved a top-25 finish in the Sprint and the Olympic Games, and finished the season ranked 25th on World Cup total score.


Men - Nathan Smith, National Team

Four top-10 World Cup performances and a 7th place in the Sprint at the Olympics were just some of the highlights of Nathan's 2013/14 breakout season. Nathan had two additional top-15 placings at the Olympics, and finished the season ranked 32nd on World Cup total score.



Calforex Cup Winners


Air1 Girls - Helena Linklater, Edmonton Nordic

Air1 Boys - Erik Taylor, Edmonton Nordic

Air2 Girls - Lexi Chambers, Foothills Nordic

Air2 Boys - Callum Linklater, Edmonton Nordic

Dev1 Girls - Karly Coyne, Canmore Nordic

Dev1 Boys - Matthew Gillett, Canmore Nordic

Dev2 Girls - Claire Hoilett, Canmore Nordic

Dev2 Boys - Nicholas Altwasser, Foothills Nordic

Senior Girls - Katrine Gillett, Canmore Nordic

Senior Boys - Jakob Chambers, Calgary Biathlon Racers

Youth Women - Kendall Chong, Foothills Nordic

Youth Men - David Singleton, Edmonton Nordic

Junior Women - Jessica Paterson, Edmonton Nordic

Junior Men - Sasha Eccleston, Camrose Vikings

Women - Keely MacCulloch, Camrose Vikings

Men - Ryan Burlingame, Camrose Vikings

Master Women - Deb Hall, Foothills Nordic

Master Men - Bryan Singleton, Edmonton Nordic

Sport Women - no eligible athletes

Sport Men - Danylo Kolos - Foothills Nordic

Club - Foothills Nordic



Shooting Award Winners


Veli Niinimaa Perfect Shot Award, Air Rifle - Helena Linklater, Edmonton Nordic

Helena has now won this award in three consecutive seasons! She recorded 14 clean shooting bouts in Calforex Cup competition.


Veli Niinimaa Perfect Shot Award, .22 calibre - Ryan Burlingame, Camrose Vikings

Competing in the Men's category, Ryan scored 8 clean shooting bouts in Calforex Cup competition.


Top Gun Award, Air Rifle - Helena Linklater, Edmonton Nordic

97.50% shooting average in Calforex Cup competition!!


Top Gun Award, .22 calibre - Finn Berg, Calgary Biathlon Racers

Finn achieved a shooting average of 83.61% in Calforex Cup competition.

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