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Currier Becomes 2-Time Olympian... Coach Speaks About Honor

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:54 am

Currier ready for Olympic Trials

...Currier was a member of the US team in Sochi Russia four years ago. He says the US team continues to improve and because of that the competition to make the team has increased.

Currier:"The team has a whole has upped the performance over the year and has made competing more challenging."

Currier, Leif Nordgren, Paul Schommer and Jake Ellingsen will be vying for the final two spots on the team. The two will join Sean Doherty, Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke on the team Currier says IBU cup races in Slovakia and Germany will help decide the rest of the team

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:42 am

‘There’s a lot of excitement in it’: Aroostook County biathlete vying for second Olympics berth

...Now a veteran of the national biathlon ranks at age 30, the Stockholm native finds himself in the same position he was four years ago when he was the only Mainer to compete in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

He and three other Americans — Leif Nordgren, Paul Schommer, and Jake Ellingson — will compete in International Biathlon Union events the next two weekends in Bienzo-Orsblie, Slovakia, and Arber, Germany.

The top finisher from that group in four races over those two weekends will earn a trip to the 2018 Winter Olympics that run Feb. 9-25 in PyeongChang, South Korea, and will join Lowell Bailey, Tim Burke and Sean Doherty, who already have been nominated to the U.S. team based on performances in previous World Cup events.


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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:47 am

Maine native posts first, second among Americans in Olympic qualifying races

...One of the four will qualify for the U.S. Olympic team based on the athletes’ best two results from four total races and will join Lowell Bailey, Tim Burke and Sean Doherty, who already have been nominated to the five-man U.S. team based on performances in previous World Cup events.

The final slot will be a discretionary pick by U.S. Biathlon and the U.S. OIympic Committee, but it’s believed these two IBU competitions will weigh heavily on that selection.

Currier, the only Mainer to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, was the top American in the first of two 10-kilometer sprints during the Slovakia event. Aided by a perfect shooting score, the 2006 Caribou High School graduate finished 14th overall among 106 finishers and was just 1 minute, 1.1 seconds behind race winner Simon Fourcade of France (25:10.8).

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Re: Currier ready for Olympic Trials

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:41 am

Maine native posts first, second among Americans in Olympic qualifying races
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Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:53 am

Russell Currier is bidding to become 2nd Maine biathlete in Pyeongchang
He is among 4 American men vying for 2 Winter Olympics slots.

Russell Currier is on the brink of his second Winter Olympics.

Currier, 30, grew up in the Aroostook County town of Stockholm and competed in biathlon in the 2014 Sochi Games. He is currently in Europe, battling for one of two remaining slots on the U.S. men’s biathlon team scheduled to compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month.

Cape Elizabeth native Clare Egan qualified for the U.S. women’s biathlon team last month. Currier has two possible avenues to join Egan in South Korea.

The first is to perform the best of four U.S. men competing in two International Biathlon Union events this month, in Slovakia and Germany. Only the top two scores count, and in a pair of 10-kilometer sprints in Slovakia over the weekend, Currier placed 14th and 27th overall, but first and second among Americans.


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Maine's Currier Vying for Olympic Biathlon Spot Again

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:24 am

Maine's Currier Vying for Olympic Biathlon Spot Again
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Re: Currier ready for Olympic Trials

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:17 am

Currier picked as Athlete of the Week.

(WAGM) - This week we go across the pond for this weeks Athlete of the week. Russell Currier of Stockholm picks up the award for his two finishes in Olympic qualifiers over the weekend, Currier was the first American to finish in one race and the second to finish the other event. Congratulations to Russell Currier this weeks Athlete of the Week.

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Re: Currier ready for Olympic Trials

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:42 am

Maine biathlete Russell Currier bound for Olympics again
The native of Stockholm becomes the second Mainer who'll head to PyeongChang with the U.S. biathlon team.

Russell Currier, a 2006 graduate of Caribou High, is heading back to the Winter Olympics.

Currier and Leif Nordgren of Minnesota were named Saturday night to the U.S. Olympic biathlon team for next month’s Pyeongchang Games in South Korea by virtue of their results in recent International Biathlon Cup competitions in Slovakia and Germany.

“It was a really long two weeks and overall it was a long four years,” Currier said. “So to finally get the news I really wanted, it’s more of a relief than a celebration at this point.”

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Currier Becomes 2-Time Olympian... Coach Speaks About Honor

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:34 am

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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:37 am

Currier set to retire after US biathlon championships
Stockholm's Russell Currier is calling it a career.
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