US Names Teams for World and IBU Cups 4,5,6

US Biathlon has named its teams for World Cups 406 and IBU Cups 4-6 which take place in January.

World Cup 4, 5 and 6
Women: Susan Dunklee (Barton, Vt.), Clare Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine), and Annelies Cook (Saranac Lake, N.Y.)
Men: Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, N.Y.), Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, N.Y.), and Sean Doherty (Center Conway, N.H.)
An additional athlete per gender will be named for World Cups 5-6 following IBU Cup 4.
Also, the ICC reserves the option to consider athletes named to the IBU Cup Team for starting in the sprint race at World Cup 4 to maximize Nations Cup Point rankings.

IBU Cup 4
Women: Hannah Dreissigacker (Morrisville, Vt.), Joanne Reid (Boulder, Colo.), Maddie Phaneuf (Old Forge, N.Y.), and Emily Dreissigacker (Morrisville, Vt.)
Men: Leif Nordgren (Marine, Minn.), Wynn Roberts (Battle Lake, Minn.), Casey Smith (Winthrop, Wash.), and Max Durtschi (Ketchum, Idaho)

IBU Cup 5 and 6
Women: Same as IBU Cup 4.
Men: The ICC took note of the very close ranking in the IBU Cup Trials for men and therefore names the athletes who qualified for IBU Cup 4, plus Patrick Johnson (Truckee, Calif.) to replace the man who is moved up to World Cups 5-6.

The announcement is on the US Biathlon website here: http://www.teamusa.org/US-Biathlon/News/2015/December/22/US-Biathlon-Names-January-2016-World-Cup-And-IBU-Cup-Teams

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