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Cadet biathletes compete for shot at nationals (12 photos)

Cadets from across Ontario compete in province-wide biathlon at Algoma Rod and Gun Club

Cadets from across the province took part in the 2019 Regional Cadet Biathlon this weekend, bringing 149 cadets to the Algoma Rod and Gun Club to compete in a series of team relay and individual biathlon events.

The provincial competition will determine which cadets will go to the national cadet biathlon in Prince Edward Island in March.

Two Saultites - Cassandra Breckenridge and Kaylee Marcil - took part in this year’s regionals, said Capt. Roy Harten, unit public affairs representative for the biathlon.

Harten told SooToday that Breckenridge has been to the nationals three times already, and hopes to make the cut again this year.

“She’s gone every year that she’s skied in this competition from when she first joined at the age of 12,” he said.

At the shooting range, Major Pierre Breckenridge, chief of competition for the biathlon, said weather conditions were ideal all weekend while the ski course itself was running fast.  

“Here at the Algoma Rod & Gun Club we’ve been fortunate to pair with the gun club itself, and we’re able to put the trails and the range at the same place, which is very conducive to competitive biathlon,” said Breckenridge.

There are approximately 16,500 cadets in air, sea and army cadet programs across Ontario.


James Hopkin

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James Hopkin is a reporter for SooToday based in Sault Ste. Marie
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