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Casper youths fare well at National Biathlon Championships

Casper youths fare well at National Biathlon Championships

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Casper Biathletes

Five Casper youths competed at the recent U.S. National Biathlon Championships in Jericho, Vermont. Back row, from left, Madison Tinker, Rylie Garner, Katherine Gruner. Bottom row, from left, Christian Bjorklund, Jake Pearson.

JERICHO, Vt. -- Five Casper youths came home with four first-place medals and 10 podium finishes at the U.S. National Biathlon Championships this past weekend.

Competing in the girls 15-16 age division, Rylie Garner took first in the Individual Race, the Sprint Race and the Mass Start, with Katherine Gruner placing second in all three events. Madison Tinker was third in both the Sprint Race and the Individual Race.

Jake Pearson was first in the Sprint for the boys 15-16 division and also was third in the Mass Race and fourth in the Individual. Christian Bjorklund was fourth in the Mass Race, fifth in the Individual and sixth in the Sprint.

All five kids compete for the Casper Mountain Biathlon Club.


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