Kentville teens advance to province’s Cadet Biathlon Championships

Published on January 14, 2017

Warrant Officer Dana Weagle, left, and Chief Warrant Officer Skyler Richardson took time out for a photo following winning medals at the Zone Biathlon.


KENTVILLE NS - Dana Weagle and Skyler Richardson will represent their cadet corps at the Nova Scotia Cadet Biathlon Championship, starting Jan. 21 at Ski Martock.

Members of 2444 Kings County Army Cadet Corps in Kentville, Dana and Skyler earned the championship berth following an outstanding effort during the Zone Biathlon Championships in late November.

The duo follow a long tradition of biathlon success, as the 2444 corps has been sending competitors to the provincial contest since 2007.

“I try to work out at least once a day, and I try to eat healthy”, commented Skyler, who is 17.

Mental and physical preparation are key to success in cadet biathlon, which requires cadets to perform laps of cross country skiing, then collect themselves to focus in on a series of marksmanship targets.

“I do try to go for a run outside of practices, to build up my cardio, and to push myself,” he said.

Did you know?

The 2444 corps is part of the Canadian Cadet organization, a nationally funded program for youth ages 12 to 18. Cadets is an immersive experience for youth rooted in Canadian military tradition, which offers unique free opportunities in leadership, ctiizenship, Canadian Armed Forces awareness, and an appreciation for a healthy, active lifestyle.