Kelly Kjorlien

Head Coach

Kelly Kjorlien grew up in Grand Rapids, MN training and racing with the Mt. Itasca Biathlon Team. She competed on the USA Junior National Biathlon Team from 2010 to 2012, including three Junior World Championship appearances and one International Biathlon Union Open European Championship experience. After concluding a gap year of training and racing, she moved to Bozeman to attend Montana State University where graduated with a degree in Agroecology.

 
 

Ann Sorenson

Assistant Coach

Ann began her athletic career as a runner in middle school, and continued to compete as a cross country runner as a Division I athlete at the University of Dayton, Ohio, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and Health. 

After her college running career, Ann competed as an athlete in Summer biathlon, making the US National Team in 1993 and continuing to compete with the team for 10 years. During her time competing as a biathlete, she won several US Championships and competed in 8 World Championships. Ann achieved her top result at World Championships in Russia in 2000 with a 10th place finish. 

 
 

Gretchen Burkholder

Assistant Coach

Gretchen is originally from Steamboat Springs CO and competed with the Steamboat Spring Winter Sport Club in Nordic racing for 10+ years. She was ranked third in the country for her age from 2011 to 2014 and traveled to Norway to compete with US Development Team. 

She came to MSU three years ago and skied with the MSU Ski Team for two years before retiring to enjoy all the other adventures Montana had to offer. She will be graduating in the spring with a bachelor degree in Geography.

She coached for YSL the last 2 winters and prior to that she volunteered for her home team during the summers.