2015 President's Award Recipients

President Peter Goodwin presented several awards to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the sport of orienteering in the United States during the past year.


Gavin Wyatt-Mair

Gavin Wyatt-Mair was given a President’s Award because of his constant dedication to getting things done. When asked if it might be possible to hold a National Championship, he works to get it done. He works in the background and in the forefront of orienteering. He worked to arrange an attempt to have the JWOC in the Tahoe area although financial constraints made that not possible. Still, Gavin was part of the team that worked to define the parameters. He is someone who always says 'yes' to working on projects, has been part of important committees, and is always there to help.

Maryjane Stout

Maryjane Stout was given a President’s Award for her hard work bringing the Junior Safety Handbook to completion. The project might have seemed simple but the adapting of other Handbooks to the sport of orienteering was not easy. Her work to keep the committee active and moving forward showed fortitude and tireless efforts to get to a conclusion. The result of her efforts is the framework that will help to keep our Juniors safe as they participate in our sport on the local, national and international arenas.

2 Sept 2015