Utah’s Farra, Bonacci named to international biathlon comp travel team

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine — The United States Biathlon Association announced the official World Cup and IBU Cup rosters for the first trimester on Monday. The 2023-24 BMW IBU World Cup season starts on Nov. 25 in Oestersund, Sweden, with the single and mixed relay relay events. The BMW IBU Cup kicks off just five days later in Kontiolahti, Finland, on Nov. 30 with the women’s 15km individual and men’s 20km individual.

World Cup Team
Deedra Irwin (Pulaski, WI/Army World Class Athlete Program)
Kelsey Dickinson (Winthrop, WA/Craftsbury Green Racing Project)
Jackie Garso (Lake Clear, NY/Craftsbury Green Racing Project)
Margie Freed (Apple Valley, MN/Craftsbury Green Racing Project)

Sean Doherty (Center Conway, NH/National Guard Biathlon)
Campbell Wright (Wanaka, NZL/U.S. Biathlon)
Maxime Germain (Chamonix-Mont Blanc, FRA/National Guard Biathlon)
Jake Brown (Saint Paul, MN/Craftsbury Green Racing Project)

IBU Cup Team
Cheresa Bouley (Zimmerman, MN/Minnesota Biathlon)
Michaela Keller-Miller (Plymouth, MN/Craftsbury Green Racing Project)
Grace Castonguay (Jackson, NH/Ethan Allen Biathlon Club)
Anna French (Plymouth, MN/Team Altius)
Lina Farra (Heber City, UT/NYSEF)

Vaclav Cervenka (Grand Rapids, MN/National Guard Biathlon)
Vincent Bonacci (Salt Lake City, UT/Team Crosscut)
Bjorn Westervelt (Stowe, VT/University of Vermont)
Luke Brown (Saint Paul, MN/Craftsbury Green Racing Project)
Eli Neilsen (Stehekin, WA/National Guard Biathlon)

“It’s all super exciting. I am really glad to be heading to Sweden,” said Jackie Garso. “I feel really lucky to get this opportunity and race with my teammates that I have been training with all summer. Let’s get this season started!”

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