Molly Maybach Qualifies for 2024 Winter Youth Olympics & Jr. World Championships

Congratulations to Molly on an explosive season competing in the Junior Biatholon Trials! We look forward to watching her perform on the world stage with Team USA in the coming weeks. – SVSEF

The following press release was originally published in the Idaho Mountain Express on January 2, 2024. The report can be found on the IME website

“A Hailey skier will get to represent the United States internationally in the biathlon after a strong performance in national trials over the weekend.

Molly Maybach, a 17-year-old, competed in the U.S. Biathlon Association’s junior and youth national trials, held Dec. 29-31 in Minnesota, and earned multiple podium finishes. As a result of her performance, the Biathlon Association announced in a pair of press releases on Jan. 1 that Maybach will compete for the U.S. national team at the Winter Youth Olympics in South Korea from Jan. 19-Feb. 1; and the 2024 Youth and Junior World Championships in Estonia from Feb. 23-Mar. 2.

Maybach began her performances at the national trials with a seventh-place finish out of 32 competitors in the junior women’s sprint event on Friday, Dec. 29.

Maybach picked up the pace on Saturday, Dec. 30, when she won the pursuit event with a time of 38:48. She had 8 misses out of 20 targets in four shooting range visits, and her time was 21.4 seconds faster than the next finisher.

She finished her run at the trials with a second-place finish on Sunday, Dec. 31, in the 6-km youth women’s sprint.

Maybach last competed internationally for the U.S. at the 2022 Youth World Championships, held in Soldier Hollow, Utah. She placed 54th individually (47th in sprint and 53rd in pursuit) at the event. ”