The Brian McDonald Marksmanship Award – This award will be presented to athletes who demonstrate marksmanship skill throughout the season. Biathletes who shoot 80% will earn a gold pin, 70% a silver and 60% a bronze pin. Athletes must compete in three biathlon events to be eligible.
Clean Shooting Award – The NY Biathlon Association presents this award to any biathlete who shoots clean in a race. In a race with two shooting bouts, the athlete must hit 10 targets with 10 rounds. Hitting 20 targets with 20 rounds in a race with 4 shooting bouts will earn the Clean Shooting Gold Award Race organizers should contact the Biathlon Chairman when an athlete achieves this distinction. This award is for a single event only.
Annual NYS Biathlon Volunteer/Official Award – In recognition of the invaluable services these individuals provide to the sport of biathlon in New York, each year one individual will be recognized as Volunteer/Official of the Year. After each event, every participant will have the opportunity to nominate one of the volunteer/officials on a form provided. These nominations may be turned into the event organizer or mailed directly to the State Chairman. Members can also submit a nomination by writing a letter or e-mail. These nominations along with the other factors such as the number of events where an individual volunteered, as well as the quality of the service offered will be considered by the State Committee in making this award. Previous winners are eligible to repeat within a 5-year period.
New York Biathlon Team – The selection will be determined by the sum of the percent backs for THREE BEST seasonal finishes and the New York Biathlon Championship Sprint race in the competitive category. If more than one qualifying race is cancelled, the State Biathlon Committee will consider reducing the number of BEST finishes in the seasonal events.