Biathlon World Cup 2014
Rosanna Crawford and Brendan Green are members of the Canadian National Biathlon Team. They were representing and competing for Canada at both Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014. They continue their competitive racing on the World Cup 2014 circuit and in this short video they give an introduction to the highly challenging sport of Biathlon. Good luck to Rosanna and Brendan in World Cup 2014 competition.
Rosanna started in the sport of biathlon when she was 10 years old, following the path of older sister Chandra, now an Olympic gold- medal winning member of the Canadian Cross-Country Ski Team.
Rosanna cites her sister as a major influence on her own competitive career, and hopes to duplicate Chandra’s success in cross-country skiing in biathlon.
Rosanna, who first started skiing at age five, turned heads with an impressive showing at her first ever Canadian Championships, where she took the overall title after winning gold medals in three disciplines.
She repeated the feat at the 2006 Nationals, taking the overall championship crown after winning one gold and two silver medals. After another year of dedicated tough training, she is now focused on continuing to gain experience on the Senior Team.
In her spare time, Rosanna enjoys snowboarding, hiking in the backcountry, reading and spending time with friends and family.
Brendan is beginning his sixth year of racing with Canada’s senior team. Brendan began cross-country skiing at the age of three and immediately fell in love with Nordic sports.
After steadily improving during his first six years of cross-country skiing, and influenced by a strong family commitment to the Nordic sports, Brendan decided to try his hand at biathlon.
Under the direction of coach Pat Bobinski, he started competing at the territorial level, and his success soon led him to national and international competitions.
Brendan is now a nine-time Canadian medallist as well as a bronze medallist in the relay at the 2007 World Junior Championships and a silver medallist in the relay at the 2005 World Junior and Youth Championships.
In 2005, he was the recipient of the Biathlon Canada Myriam Bédard Award. Brendan wishes to build on qualifying to compete in the relay at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games develop in hopes of achieving his future dreams in the sport of biathlon.
Biathlon Canada is the governing body for the sport of biathlon in Canada. Biathlon is an Olympic winter sport which combines competitive, free-technique cross-country skiing and small-bore rifle marksmanship. Biathlon Canada manages and oversees the national team’s participation and their representation of Canada throughout the world. These high performance athletes train out of the two National Training Centres in Valcartier, QC and Canmore, AB. Biathlon Canada offers participation opportunities for athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers. Get involved in this unique and exhilarating outdoor experience by trying the sport at a club in a town or city near you!