Biathlon is a combination of cross-country skiing or running and marksmanship. It requires tremendous endurance and strength as well as skill and precision. Unpredictable elements including weather and wind conditions make this outdoor sport a fun and rewarding challenge that thousands of cadets participate in each year.
Cadet biathletes participate in a series of competitions at the local level that culminate in provincial / territorial competitions and an annual National Cadet Biathlon Championship.
918 Griffon Squadron trains a small team to compete in the National Cadet Biathlon Championship Series. Cadets selected will practice and train towards a zone-level competition. Cadets placing high enough will advanced to provincial and national level competitions.
Cadets interested in participating do not need existing experience in marksmanship or cross country skiing to participate. In most years, regional competitions are structured on a “run and shoot” before provincials transition to proper biathlon.
918 Biathlon Team NCOICs & Results:
- 2019-2020 – Sgt Xu, NCOIC. Stage II Results
- 2018-2019 – No Team selected or participated.
Want more information? Check out the national Cadets Canada Biathlon page.