Two Alaskans are heading to the Vancouver Olympics with the U-S Biathlon team. Both Jeremy Teela and Jay Hakkinen are veteran Olympians. Vancouver will be Teela’s third Olympics and its a venue he is very familiar with. He had his best world cup result in Vancouver last year, placing third. Teela graduated from Service High School in Anchorage, but now lives in Utah. He and several other members of the team have a shot at medaling in Vancouver. That would be a first for U-S biathlon. Kasilof resident Jay Hakkinen came in 10th at the Torino Olympics in 2006. He says all of his efforts in the last four years have been directed towards one goal.
Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage
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