Five National Team Athletes to Retire After Championships

Mt. Van Hoevenberg's upgrades include a new biathlon range with convenient spectator viewing access.
Mt. Van Hoevenberg’s monumental upgrades include a new biathlon range with convenient spectator viewing access.

What: The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) welcomes the US Biathlon Association’s (USBA) 2022 National Championships this weekend, bringing together the best youth, junior, women, and men biathletes in the United States.

When: Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27, training days March 24

Where: Mt Van Hoevenberg


Who: More than 180 athletes from across the nation will compete including master biathletes.

Cost: All races are free for spectators.

Additional Details:

The following USBA National Team athletes will retire following the event:

  • Susan Dunklee – A three-time Olympian and the most decorated US biathlete in history with two World Championship medals (Silver 2017 Mass Start, Silver 2020 Sprint) and six World Cup podium appearances.
  • Clare Egan – Lake Placid resident, two-time Olympian who has also appeared on the World Cup podium. She also served as an IBU Athlete Representative and member of that organization’s Executive Committee.
  • Leif Nordgren – Three-time Olympian, National Guard member, and a new dad.
  • Hallie Grossman – Olympic alternate in 2022.
  • Maddie Phaneuf – 2018 Olympian and resident of upstate New York.

Venue Modernization: A complete modernization of ORDA’s Nordic skiing facilities, including an all-new, well-appointed, three-story Mountain Pass Lodge, a new biathlon stadium featuring a 30-point range, a high-efficiency snowmaking system with a new reservoir, an additional 5km of competition trails certified to international standards, and a new competition layout designed for easy spectator viewing. These modernizations all push the Mt Van Hoevenberg venue to the top of the list of potential sites for national and international competitions.