Nisswa Northwest (NNW) Biathletes competed in the Minnesota Cup No. 2 Saturday at Mt. Itasca in Coleraine.
Cam Christiansen, Nisswa, was second in the 7.5-kilometer Youth Men’s Sprint event with 3,1, shooting and finishing in 28:51, 1:30 behind winner Jalen Betsigner, Madison, who shot 1,1, in 27:21. Betsigner is an associate member of NNW.
In the Junior Women’s 7.5km sprint, Jenna Ruzich, Baxter and University of Minnesota-Duluth, finished fourth, seventh overall, shooting 4,2, in 35:50.
In the Junior Men’s 10km class, Zean Baker, Nisswa, was fourth, 11th overall, shooting 3,3, in 38:59.
In the Senior Men’s 10km. Zach Nelson, UMD, was sixth, 12th overall, shooting 4,5, in 42:48.
In the 4-race U.S. IBU Cup Team/Olympic Team Trials, Wynn Roberts, formerly of Battle Lake, took second in the Men’s 10km sprint, shooting 1,3, and finishing in 31:09. He was 1.6 seconds out of first.
Raleigh Goessling, formerly of Esko, finished fourth shooting 2,2, in 31:28. He was 20.6 seconds out of first.
MNCup No. 3, scheduled for Sunday, was cancelled due to below regulation temperatures and windchill.
Next events will be a time trial in Nisswa on Dec. 21 followed by the U.S. Youth and Junior World Championship Team Trials at Presque Isle, Me.