At the first annual Wolfpack All-Comer Track Meet and Laser-Run, held at Westmont High School in Campbell, CA, on November 24, 2019, Wolfpack Pentathlon Club members helped set the bar high for next year’s event. For a current list of meet records, see http://www.dashnzap.com/records. For a current list of club records, see http://www.wolfpackpentathlon.com/club-records.
Laser range (expandable to 12 targets) — CHECK
Audio system — CHECK
Podium — CHECK
Photographer — CHECK (thank you Roy Michael Reyes)
All systems are go for the 2019 Wolfpack All-Comer Track Meet and Laser-Run, which will be held on Sunday, November 24, at Westmont High School in Campbell, CA. This even is suitable for all-comers of any age, gender, and ability–with no previous experience needed.
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Iver Iverson won the bronze medal in the Biathle Boys U9 event on the last day of the 2019 UIPM Biathle / Triathle World Championships, bringing Wolfpack Pentathlon Club’s final medal count to three.
Kirt Iverson took fifth-place in the Biathle Men Masters 40+ event, missing the podium by 60 seconds.
Two Medals Hauled In by Wolfpack Pentathlon Club at Third Day of Biathle / Triathle World Championships
At the third day of the 2019 UIPM Biathle / Triathle World Championships, Ivy Iverson took 12th place in the Triathle Girls U11 event. She was the first finisher from Team USA, leading Team USA to a Bronze Medal in the Triathle Girls U11 team competition.
Iver Iverson took 17th-place in the Triathle Boys U11 event (competing up one age division), in which Team USA won a Bronze Medal in the team competition.
Kirt Iverson won a Silver Medal in the Triathle Men Masters 40+ event and took third-place in the Men Masters 40+ / Men Masters 50+ Triathle finals.
That brings Wolfpack Pentathlon Club’s medal haul to two with one more day of competition remaining.
At the first two days of the 2019 UIPM Biathle / Triathle World Championships, Ivy and Iver Iverson represented Team USA in the U11 Division in the Biathle Mixed Relay and the Triathle Mixed Relay events. At ages 9 and 7, respectively, Ivy and Iver faced athletes who were not only the best in the world, but up to two or three years older than them, and managed to hang in there.
After their second day of competition, Ivy and Iver were congratulated by none other than Janusz Gerard Pyciak-Peciak, individual gold medal winner at the 1976 Olympic Games in Modern Pentathlon (see featured image).
This week, Kirt, Oliver, Ivy, and Iver are headed to St. Petersburg, FL, to represent Team USA at the Biathle / Triathle World Championship. Relay competitions will be held on Thursday and Friday, followed by the individual events on Saturday and Sunday. Our events will be broadcast on UIPM TV. Wish us luck!
Wolfpack Pentathlon Club continued its preparations to host the NorCal Laser-Run Championships, putting on a second informal Laser-Run demonstration at Live Oak Park on Saturday, October 12.
The portable shooting range now includes four shooting stations and is expandable to eight shooting stations with two reserve stations.
UPDATE: Check the team calendar for dates of upcoming events, including our informal practice events!
Wolfpack Pentathlon founder Kirt I. took home the win in the Tetrathlon at the NORCECA Masters Championship in Atlanta on November 6!
On Sunday, September 22, 2019, Wolfpack Pentathlon Club put on a demonstration Laser-Run event at Live Oak Park in Santa Clara, CA. Wolfpack Pentathlon Club’s portable shooting range allows for head-to-head competition and can be set up almost anywhere in less than an hour. Neighborhood kids and adults had a blast competing against each other on this 200-meter grass course. Check out one of the races here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31FuuVRhOYQ
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has posted a useful description of Modern Pentathlon here: https://tokyo2020.org/en/games/sport/olympic/modern-pentathlon/.
See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THozyMNboQo.
This article from 2012 remains relevant today, especially with the news that the Olympic Games will be coming to Los Angeles in 2028: The Glorious Irrelevance of Modern Pentathlon.
This is a great headline from UIPM: UIPM 2019 GLOBAL LASER RUN CITY TOUR: LA 2028 BUZZ DRAWS CROWDS TO DAVIS (USA).