Olympic Preview: Women

We’re one step into this mega Olympic preview so you should know the general outline by now. We’ll look at each discipline, break down the favorites, the next tier, and then the under the radar selections. For this bunch I’m going to try to only focus on 3-4 per discipline and not discuss the sameContinue reading “Olympic Preview: Women”

January 17, 2022 Power Rankings

Well we’ve reached the halfway point of the season. I honestly don’t believe it. How is it possible that there is just half the season of the World Cup left? Antholtz, the Winter Olympics, Kontiolahti, Otepää (Estonia), and Oslo. That’s it. That’s all that’s left. Still a lot of racing but I’m starting to feelContinue reading “January 17, 2022 Power Rankings”

January 10, 2022 Power Rankings

We’re through five full weeks of competition and we have had our last regular weekend until the Olympics roll around. I truly can’t believe the next Winter Olympics are almost here. 2018 in Pyeongchang really doesn’t feel that long ago! Starting next weekend with Ruhpolding we’ll start to see athletes break away for their pre-BeijingContinue reading “January 10, 2022 Power Rankings”

Previewing Women’s Overall Race

As we gear up for the next segment of the season I want to take a look at the women’s race for the crystal globe. Looking back over the last several seasons its right around weeks 4-5 that the separation occurs between the true contenders and the rest of the pack. There are probably manyContinue reading “Previewing Women’s Overall Race”

Career Best Seasons (so far…)

Anybody who has followed me for any amount of time knows that I get really excited about biathletes with career bests. I get even more excited when somebody is have run of career best finishes turning into a career season. And I get ecstatic when I identify somebody early that is turning in a careerContinue reading “Career Best Seasons (so far…)”

December 20, 2021 Power Rankings

Women’s Power Rankings: The women’s World Cup season remains a wild ride. This week we had Julia Simon and Dorothea Wierer surging out of their early season slumbers to get into contention. And we continued the weekly pattern of new and unexpected names creeping into the top 10. I can’t wait to see how allContinue reading “December 20, 2021 Power Rankings”

Nové Město Week 2 Weekend Recap

It was yet ANOTHER good week of biathlon racing this weekend. Full disclosure I did miss Sunday’s racing for a whole host of reasons. I did catch up later though and even knowing the results its still fun to take in a race. For that reason though, and because I’m not sure how me watchingContinue reading “Nové Město Week 2 Weekend Recap”