Erin Yungblut is a 23-year old biathlete competing for Canada at International events such as International Biathlon Union (IBU) Cups and World Cups. She originally hails from Wroxeter, Ontario but currently resides in Canmore, Alberta. Erin’s goal is to compete for Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics and win medals at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Along the way she hopes to inspire others to chase their dreams and live their passions, as well as follow a healthy active lifestyle.
Erin races for Canada internationally and represents the province of Ontario when racing domestically. She trains full-time at the National Development Center for Biathlon in Canmore, Alberta, with the team Rocky Mountain Racers. Erin’s journey in Nordic sports began nine years ago when she first learned to ski and fell in love with the sport of biathlon six years ago when she began shooting in her final year of high school at Madill.
The challenge of the two unique sports—cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship—appealed to Erin greatly, and she was set-up for athletic success after a high-school career of cross-country running, track and field, and nordic skiing in Wingham. Erin is drawn to the sport of Biathlon because of the many attributes one must possess to be successful – power, endurance, and finesse on the skis and focus and precision on the range.