On July 18, 2020, the Bozeman Nordic community suffered the tragic loss of a vibrant teammate and friend, Soren Hartnett, age 16. An undiagnosed heart condition caused a cardiac event while Soren was training with his BSF teammates. (Read news release.) His family has created a legacy scholarship fund to benefit skiers with BSF Nordic and Crosscut Biathlon.

This fund is in memory of Soren Joseph Hartnett, son of Mary and Douglas and brother to Rowland. Soren started biathlon at age 8 to be with his buddies, and this grew into a passion for Nordic skiing. He put all of his energy into it and was on a team representing the United States in biathlon in Norway last winter. He pushed himself constantly and kept at it even when competing against 1100 Norwegians! He died at age 16 while doing what he loved most, training with his Nordic skiing teammates. Soren was an incredible connection, bringing together the entire local ski community. This fund will support scholarships for both Bridger Ski Foundation Nordic and Crosscut Biathlon.

The fund has been set up in Soren's name through One Valley Community Foundation (formerly Bozeman Area Community Foundation)

Soren racing.

Soren jumping for joy during a training camp in Banff in 2019.

Soren and his teammates.