TOUR 1 WORLD CUP AND IBU CUP TEAMS ANNOUNCED
Biathlon Canada is proud to announce the teams that will compete at the World Cup and IBU Cup on the first tour of the 2018-2019 season. The team is made up of a good mix of both veteran experience and athletes competing on the senior international circuit for the first time.
Athletes on World Cup Tour 1 will leave Canada early next week for training camp in Austria and will then travel to Slovenia, back to Austria, and to the Czech Republic for competitions before taking a break for the holidays.
-“I’m excited for the race season to start! It’ll be different not starting the race season in Scandinavia”, commented veteran Rosanna Crawford, who had a career-highlight season in 2017-2018 with a bronze medal in the 15km individual in Ruhpolding, Germany.
Adam Runnalls, 20, who will be competing at the IBU Cup for the first time, is looking forward to racing at a higher level. “I have been working to race on the international circuit since I was 16. This will be a great learning opportunity for me,” said Runnalls, “it is surreal to be teammates with guys who I have looked up to for years.”
The IBU Cup Tour 1 team will leave Canada at the beginning of December to participate in a training camp and the Alpine Cup in Austria. They then travel to Italy and finish the tour in Austria at the end of December.
Stay tuned for the Junior IBU Cup Tour 1 team announcement later in the week.
World Cup Tour 1 Team:
- Christian Gow; Calgary, AB
- Scott Gow; Calgary, AB
- Brendan Green; Hay River, NT
- Nathan Smith; Calgary, AB
- Megan Bankes; Calgary, AB
- Rosanna Crawford; Canmore, AB
- Nadia Moser; Whitehorse, YT
- Megan Tandy; Prince George, BC
Coaches: Matthias Ahrens and Pavel Lantsov.
Techs: Raphael Grosset, Andrzej Lesnick, and Martin Struna for all of World Cup Tour 1 competitions. Andrew Chisholm will be with the World Cup Team for the first competition of the season.
IBU Cup Tour 1 Team:
- Jules Burnotte; Sherbrooke, QC
- Carsen Campbell; Bedeque, PEI
- Aidan Millar; Canmore, AB
- Adam Runnalls; Calgary, AB
- Sarah Beaudry; Prince George, BC
- Emily Dickson; Burns Lake, BC
- Emma Lunder; Vernon, BC
- Darya Sepandj; Calgary, AB
Coach: Jeff Lodge.
Techs: Andrew Chisholm, and Erik Gosselin.