Midway, Utah (February 7, 2019) – Surging Biathlete Clare Egan headlines the United States Biathlon team heading into the 2019 BMW Biathlon World Cup at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center in Midway, Utah from February 14 to 17.
Egan, 31, is off to a career-best start in this World Cup cycle. She ended 2018 finishing sixth in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Since then, she’s had six top-15 finishes in World Cup events – once in Hochfilzen, Austria; once in Nove Mesto, Prague; twice in Oberhof, Germany; and twice in Anterselva, Italy.
The Maine native also helped the U.S. to a 13th place finish in the women’s relay in PyeongChang 2018 in her first Olympic Games.
Two-time U.S. Olympians Susan Dunklee and Sean Doherty are also expected to ski and shoot well on home soil.
Dunklee, a 32-year-old Vermont native and veteran of the 2014 and 2018 Olympic Winter Games, broke out at the 2017 IBU World Championships in Hochfilzen, Austria in the women’s 12.5 km mass start event. Finishing fewer than five seconds behind Germany’s Laura Dahlmeier, Dunklee won a silver medal – the very first individual World Championships medal ever won by a U.S. woman in biathlon.
This season on the IBU World Cup circuit, she’s had two top-10 finishes, both in Oberhof, Germany in January.
Doherty, a 23-year-old New Hampshire native, has reached two Olympic Winter Games in 2014 and 2018 already in his young career. With the retirements of men’s stars Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke, he’s stepped into the spotlight for U.S. Biathlon.
He’s posted two career-bests this World Cup season – including a 12th place finish in Hochfilzen, Austria and a 13th place finish in Ruhpolding, Germany.
The following is a full U.S. Biathlon roster for the competition:
The U.S. team is in Canada to compete in the Canmore IBU World Cup from Feb. 4 to 10 before traveling to Soldier Hollow.
The 2019 BMW Biathlon World Cup comes to Soldier Hollow Nordic Center in Midway, Utah from February 14 to 17, 2019. This is the first major international biathlon competition to be held at Soldier Hollow since the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
Media interested in covering the event must apply for accreditation via the IBU Media Portal at https://biathlonresults.com/
The event is spread over four days of competition with Sprint races on Thursday and Friday beginning at 11:15 a.m., double-header Pursuits on Saturday at 10:05 a.m. and 2:05 p.m., and both a Single Mixed Relay and Mixed Relay on Sunday at 10:10 a.m. and 2:05 p.m.
The event will also feature the Legacy Winter Fest for attendees to enjoy live music, food trucks, vendors, activities, a beer garden and more during the competition.
General admission tickets are free for all spectators and VIP tickets are available for $75 each.
More information on the 2019 BMW Biathlon World Cup can be found at BiathlonWorldCupUtah.com.
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