Boise-born Aurora Cramer took 25th place – the best American – in the 7.5-kilometer women’s race in the IBU Biathlon Cup on Saturday, January 15 in Pokljuka. Cramer’s goal came between a field of 79 runners.
Cramer fired cleanly in the first round, then missed two shots from a standing position on her second trip to the shooting range. Overall, she improved by 11 places compared to her result in the sprint on Thursday, January 13th. Cramer is a graduate of the Nordic team Bogus Basin, who currently trains at the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation.
Durtschi of Sun Valley is competing in the World Cup sprint in Germany
At his 15th start of the World Cup, Sun Valley native and member of the IBU Biathlon Cup team from the US Max Durtschi was the second American and on January 13, 91st in the 10-kilometer World Cup sprint at Rupholding, Germany. with 2: 38.9 behind Frenchman Quentin Fillon Maillet.
“Max has always been the kind of athlete who combines a true passion for sports with a tireless work ethic,” Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation head coach Rick Kapala said in a statement. “When he was a junior skier with our Sun Valley program, Max was always the first to train and the last to leave, and no matter the conditions, he was always enthusiastic.”
Durtschi competed for the last two places in the U.S. Men’s Olympic Biathlon Team in early January. After the recent team trials and cup events of the IBU in Slovakia, he came just before this goal. He has been with the American Biathlon Federation for seven years and trains with Team Crosscut in Bozeman, Montana.