Local athletes on the US biathlon team
Hometown: Stockholm, Maine
About him: At the US Trials on Jan. 13, Currier was the top finisher on three of the four days of competition. He has competed in 10 World Championships since picking up the sport in 2001. Currier finished in the top six twice on the IBU World Cup circuit in 2011-12.
Hometown: Center Conway, N.H.
About him: Doherty, who has made his first US team at just 18 years old, won a gold and two silver medals at the 2013 IBU Junior World Championships, becoming the first US athlete to reach the podium three times in a World Championship biathlon event. Doherty was a member of the 2012 US Youth Olympic Games team, winning a bronze medal on the mixed relay team.
Hometown: Morrisville, Vt.
About her: Dreissigacker began competing in biathlon in 2009 after graduating from Dartmouth. She was a member of the US Biathlon team in 2012-13, competing at World Cup events in 2013, as well as the World Championships. She is a member of the Craftsbury Green Racing Team, based in Craftsbury, Vt. This will be Dreissigacker’s first Olympic appearance.
Hometown: Barton, Vt.
About her: Dunklee comes from a bloodline of Olympic talent, as her father, Stan, competed at the 1976 and 1980 Winter Games as a cross-country skier. She learned how to shoot at age 22, then moved to Lake Placid, N.Y., to join the US Biathlon development program. Dunklee placed fifth in the World Championships in 2011-12, tying the best-ever result by an American woman.