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Casper biathletes shined at recent competitions

(Casper, Wyo.) - Tonight Casper City Council members recognized and congratulated a few Casper biathletes from the Casper Biathlon Club. Those honored included: - Kelly Walsh junior Jake Pearson claimed bronze at the Biathlon Nationals. - Lu Elder took silver at Nationals. - Rylie Garner placed in the Alaska Trials. - Kit Kat Gruner took 5th at the Alaska Trials. Councilman Shawn Johnson commented as he congratulated the athletes, "I think the money spent on the biathlon course has been money well spent. These are a few of Casper biathletes who have really shined." Biathlon coach, Ken Miech thanked council, "I cannot express how much we and our athletes appreciate the community support. We are really appreciative of the city's support. These kids are the reason we do this." "Thank you guys for representing Casper, " added Councilman Bob Hopkins. Members of the Casper Biathlon team will be traveling to Sweden this June to do some training. Congrats Casper Biathletes! #oilcity #news