FCpl Marsh, FCpl Baillon, and Cdt Stingel have qualified for the provincial level biathlon competition in Sault Ste. Marie. The competition will be held on February 11-12.

Squadron biathletes made a very strong showing, despite losing Cpl Clancy and Cdt Merhi due to the flu. FCpl Baillon placed 1st among in the Junior Male category (with the 2nd fastest time overall) and placed 2nd in the Open Team division. FCpl Marsh placed 8th in the Junior Male category and 2nd in the Open Team division with Baillon. Cdt Stringel placed 2nd in the Junior Male category and 9th in the Open Team division, in his first biathlon competition. Sgt Marc Legere, Stringel’s teammate, placed 14th in the Senior Male category. Cdt Max Benda competed as an individual and placed 26th overall in the Junior Male category. Almost 200 cadets participated in the Eastern Region Biathlon.

The squadron’s new ski equipment performed well. We would like those who contributed to the fundraising campaign. It is still ongoing on our GoFundMe page.

Read about the biathlon competition in the full article as it appears in InsideOttawaValley HERE.

585 Rideau Squadron Biathlon Team
This year’s 585 Rideau Squadron Biathlon team consisted of: Sgt Marc Legere, Cadet Tavo Stringel, FCpl Owen Baillon, FCpl Corbett Marsh, and Cadet Max Benda. It was a very foggy morning in Gatineau Park. Targets were barely visible during the early part of the competition!

 

Sgt Legere and Cdt Stringle
Sgt Legere and Cdt Stringel pose after competing in the 2017 EOA Biathlon Competition at Camp Fortune. They placed 9th in the Open Team division.

 

Benda beams after finishing biathlon race.
Cdt Max Benda beams after completing his first biathlon competition.

 

Marsh passes on hill during biathlon
FCpl Marsh powers up a hill during the 2017 EOA Biathlon race in Gatineau Park on Saturday, 21 January.

 

Baillon begins biathlon
FCpl Baillon (14) begins the 2017 EOA Biathlon Relay by striding away in the fog. He finished 1st in the Junior Male category with the second fastest time of the weekend.
Squadron biathletes head to provincials