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Maddie Phaneuf named to the U.S. Biathlon X-Team, also Junior Woman ‘Biathlete of the Year’ for 2014–15

Maddie Phaneuf

Maddie Phaneuf

Maddie Phaneuf of Old Forge was recently named to the U.S. Biathlon National X-Team for the second consecutive year.

The X-Team has been identified as a training team for promising developmental athletes in the sport of winter biathlon which includes Nordic skiing and rifle marksmanship.   Continue reading

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Old Forge’s Maddie Phaneuf earns spot on U.S. Youth Biathlon Team

Maddie Phaneuf of Old Forge was one of 13 athletes selected by the U.S. Biathlon Association to represent the United States at the upcoming World Youth and Junior Biathlon Championships that will be held in Presque Isle, ME.

Biathlete Maddie Phaneuf

Maddie Phaneuf

Phaneuf earned a berth on the team at the conclusion of a three-race trial series held at the Nordic Heritage Ski Center in Presque Isle on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, December 28, 29 and 30th.

The trials featured a sprint on Saturday, a pursuit on Sunday, and a sprint on Monday.

Athletes were given a percent-back score for each race and the best two of three results were averaged together.

Up to four athletes were chosen for each age category and sex, if they met a minimal percent-back threshold. Discre-tionary picks were also possible. Continue reading

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