Vincent Bonacci

Professional Biathlete for the United States Biathlon Team, locally for Team Crosscut out of Bozeman MT.


I am a professional Biathlete (shooting and skiing) for the US Biathlon team. I grew up in Salt Lake City, before moving to Bozeman MT during CoVid to pursue sport full-time, where I was able to make the improvements needed to begin to compete internationally in Europe during the winter. since then, I have Earned a spot in Team USA, moved to the Olympic Training Center in New York, and have competed in numerous World Cup races, the World Championships, and the European Championships. I will always call SLC home, and still frequently visit for the wonderful riding, training at altitude, and just relaxing with my family.

“If you lose weight you’ll ski faster” is the worst advice I've ever gotten.


Open European Championships

11th place - 2023

World Championships Team member


December Trials Races in Craftsbury VT

Hit 20/20 targets in race 2 and won by almost 3 minutes

Favorite Strava Segment


Goal(s) for 2024
My biggest goals are to either end up in the top-5 on the IBU cup, or have a top 20 performance on the World Cup. Beyond that, I would like to hit 85% of my targets in races and to be within 2% of the fastest ski times.

What’s the best training advice you’ve ever received and who gave it to you?
“you’ll never be able to progress if you aren’t somewhere where you can be happy” - Tim Burke, 3-time Olympian

How did you get started in your sport?

I would always travel to West Yellowstone Montana with my family for the thanksgiving nordic ski festival, and they started doing a trybiathlon event when I was 10 or 11, I got hooked then and haven’t really stopped since.

What’s the worst advice you’ve ever gotten?

“If you lose weight you’ll ski faster”

If you could have one superpower, which would you choose and why?

Teleportation. I would save tons of money and time with travel, and I would be able to spend way more quality time with the people I care about, even as I am traveling the world to race for half the year.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Olympian, or Astronaut

What's your favorite movie and why?

The Prestige. I like it because it is a bit of a mental film, and it seems to get better every time I watch it; I will notice more and more that I didn’t see in the previous times I watched.

Guilty pleasure food item?

When I am traveling, definitely Ritter Sport. So many different flavor options, and so easy to find. When I am home training it has to be the grape Uncrustable; I think it is the perfect post/pre workout snack that is delicious and not too heavy on the gut.

What are your favorite pre-race/event rituals and/or meals?

My favorite pre-race ritual is the ten minutes before I go out to start warming up, I like to find somewhere to sit, close my eyes, put my headphones on as loudly as they can go and use that music to clear my head and calm down a bit, take some deep breaths, and once those couple of songs are over I go out and its “race time.”

When I’m not riding/running or otherwise crushing it in my sport, you’ll find me:

I’ll be making espresso, and trying way way too hard to do latte art, or trying to finish a novel I have been chipping away at for the last couple of months.

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