Appleton native Schommer helps lead US biathlon team to historic finish

Schommer anchor the US team to a 7th place finish, its best ever in the mixed relay event.
Paul Schommer
Posted at 9:26 PM, Feb 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-05 22:26:47-05

BEIJING (NBC 26) — Appleton native Paul Schommer anchored the United States biathlon team to a 7th place finish in the mixed relay on Saturday.

It was team USA's highest finish ever in that event, besting an 8th place mark eight years ago in Sochi.

Schommer, a graduate of Kimberly high school, overcame personal struggle to qualify for the Olympics. You can read his full story here.