Congratulations to Lowell Bailey (NYSEF Nordic alum) and Van Ledger (NYSEF Nordic U16 biathlete) on recently claiming national titles at the US Biathlon Championships, held last weekend in Jericho, VT!
Bailey, fresh off his best season to date on the World Cup, won the national Pursuit and Mass Start titles, and took silver in the Sprint behind USBA athlete Russell Currier.Van Ledger nabbed the win in the Boys Division during Saturday’s Pursuit.
“The coolest thing was having national team members at the event along with people like me who only started competing in biathlon less than a year ago,” reports Ledger. “Also, I’m psyched that I shot 4 out of 5 in prone, the equivalent of shooting a 50 cent piece from 50 meters away. 4 out of 5 is my all time personal best.”
The event concludes the biathlon racing calendar for the season– a hugely successful one for US Biathlon, with Bailey and teammate Susan Dunklee winning medals at the World Championships and securing the first spots on the Team USA roster for next year’s Olympic Games, to be held in Pyeong Chang, South Korea.