Zean Baker of Nisswa NNW won the junior men’s division and finished fifth overall in the Minnesota Cup Biathlon Race No. 1 on Sunday at Mt. Itasca in Coleraine.
Baker was fifth overall and first in the junior men category, shooting 3,0,3,1, in 49:59.
Gerrit Garberich, Brainerd, NNW, was sixth overall and first in the youth men category, shooting 3,2,3,3 in 51:29. Cam Christiansen, Nisswa, NNW, shot 1,3,0,1, in 52:41 for second in youth men and seventh overall.
In the women’s race, Jenna Ruzich, of Baxter and Minnesota-Duluth and NNW was second in the junior women category, shooting 2,1,3,0, in 54:13.
In the masters men 10km, Evan Ingbrigtsen, Baxter, NNW, outshot Josh Duda, Pillager, NNW, to take second place, shooting 1,2,1,2, in 1:03:50. Duda finished third, shooting 3,3,2,4, in 1:06:06.
The next event will be at Mt. Itasca on Saturday. Along with being Minnesota Cup races 2 and 3 it will also be the North American Cup No. 3 and the last of the U.S. IBU and Olympic Trial races.