Sharon Crawford Wins Sprint Gold at World Masters Orienteering Championships

Twenty-nine U.S. athletes competed in the 2013 World Masters Orienteering Championships (WMOC), August 2-10 near Sestriere in northern Italy, including 6 non-masters-eligible family members. (Entry list - sort by country to find U.S. competitors)

Many-time U.S. champion Sharon Crawford of the Rocky Mountain Orienteering Club, competing in the F65+ age category in Italy, earned a Gold medal in the Sprint Distance final on August 5. [Results list]

U.S. Masters placings in the Sprint:

  • M40A
    • 7(T) - Wyatt Riley (DVOA)
    • 13(T) - Francois Leonard (BAOC)
  • M50A
    • 11 - Joe Brautigam (WCOC)
  • M55B
    • 55 - Gary Kraght (BAOC)
  • M60A
    • 28 - Charlie Shahbazian (CAOC)
  • M65A
    • 55 - Charlie DeWeese (WCOC)
  • M65C
    • 18 - Richard Neuburger (PTOC)
  • M70A
    • 35 - Rich Parker (SDO)
  • W35B
    • 14 - Marie-Josee Parayre (BAOC)
  • W50A
    • 7 - Pavlina Brautigam (WCOC)
    • 55 - Eileen Breseman (COC)
  • W55A
    • 22 - Natalia Deconescu (CAOC)
  • W60A
    • 19 - Mary Jo Childs (GMOC)
  • W65A
    • 1 - Sharon Crawfod (RMOC)
    • 41 - Kathy Bannister (ROC)


       

The Long Distance final race takes place August 10, with qualification races August 7-8.