The next World University Orienteering Championships will be held August 12-17, 2014, in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Information about the event, when available, will appear on the IOF Events listing > http://orienteering.org/calendarresults/foot-orienteering/ or on the WUOC website > http://www.wuoc2014.cz/index.html
Dear College/University Students and High School Seniors,
The first bulletin for WUOC2012 is available. This world championship will take place in Alicante, Spain, June 30-July 7, 2012. Please refer to it for eligibility and other information.
The selection races for the team will be at the U.S. Intercollegiates Championships in Washington state, April 20-22, 2012:
Here are the Orienteering USA rules for selection of the team to represent the USA:
> The Student Championship Team will be determined in part at the U.S. Intercollegiate Championships prior to the Student World Championships by automatically selecting the top 3 men and top 3 women from among the eligible varsity competitors. The remaining 2 men and 2 women, and alternates, will be selected by the Team Selection Committee.
> If the size of the teams allowed at the University World Championships changes from its current 5 men and 5 women, then approximately 60% of the team will be based strictly on the results of the Intercollegiate competition, with the remaining members selected by the Team Selection Committee. The criteria used by the Selection Committee will be made available after 1/1/12.
Please note that graduating high school seniors who have been accepted at an accredited university/college are eligible if they meet the age requirement (born between Jan. 1st 1984 and Dec, 31st 1994).
More information will be forthcoming as I receive it. If you have additional questions feel free to email me. I would appreciate a heads-up if you are planning to try out for the team.
-- Linda Kohn, (wornerkohn [at] aol [dot] com), 2012 WUOC contact
The top 3 varsity men and women winners (using the sum total of the three Intercollegiate races) are automatically selected to the team.
The 4th person will be selected by the selection committee based upon IC results and rankings. If any of the top 3-placing Intercollegiate athletes, or any selectees, decline, the Selection Committee will pick athletes as needed to bring the Team size up to 4 using IC results, rankings, A meet results, and dedication to training as evidenced by Attackpoint logs (or other log information submitted by the athlete).
A fifth athlete will be selected if his/her time is within 15% of the average of the times of the top 3 U.S. WUOC Team-eligible athletes for at least ONE of the THREE races of the Intercollegiates AND his/her 2011 year-end ranking for either the Blue OR the Red for Men, or the Red OR the Green course for Women, scaled so that the rankings of the top 3 U.S. WUOC Team-eligible athletes attending the Intercollegiates average 100, is greater than 85. A fifth athlete may also be selected based upon a petition.
Anyone who is not able to attend the Intercollegiates can petition for a place on the team. Petitions will be considered using A-meet results, rankings and dedication to training as evidenced by Attackpoint logs (or other log information submitted by the athlete). The petition must be submitted by 9am on the first day of the Intercollegiates on the form supplied below by the selection committee (earlier would be better if possible).
Choose the WUOC 2012 Petition (PDF fillable form) and send a copy of it to Linda, OR copy and paste the text below into an e-mail.
Submit this information via email to Linda Kohn email@example.com.
Please include ALL of the following information:
4. Attack Point name:
5. If you do not log on AP, please submit your training log for the past 6 months. You may submit it by email or by mailing it to: Linda Kohn, 874 Edgemere Drive, Rochester, NY 14612. If you mail a copy of your log it must be received by the Tuesday before the first day of Intercollegiate competition (April 17, 2012).
6. Name of your coach:
7. Reason you are not attending the selection race:
8. Do you meet all of the eligibility requirements? Please answer all 3 questions:
A. Are you currently officially registered, (or have been accepted for admission) as proceeding towards a degree or diploma at the university or similar institute whose status is recognized by the appropriate national academic authority of their country, or a former student who has obtained an academic degree or diploma in the year 2011?
B. Is your date of birth between January 1st, 1984 and December 31st, 1994?
C. Are you a full passport-holding citizen of the USA?
9. Are you definitely able to attend the competition (July 2-7, Alicante, Spain)?
10. Is there anything else you would like the committee to consider?
If you wish to make a donation to the WUOC Team, you may do so by sending a check made out to:
United States Orienteering Federation, Inc.
to Robin Shannonhouse, P.O. Box 1444, Forest Park, GA 30298. Please specify WUOC Team in the comment line of your check.
last updated 14 January 2012