Below are the selections for this year’s World Orienteering Championships in Østfold, Norway, August 12–17. We saw some great performances at the Team Trials at West Point, and we hope all the athletes are able to stay/get healthy and train well. for those of you who didn’t make the team this year, please keep training and competing. I enjoyed watching you all race (except Greg limping into the Long finish).
Thank you to West Point (USMAOC) for hosting a great Trials, and to my fellow Review Panel Members. This year’s Review Panel (RP) consisted of Peggy Dickison, Tori Campbell, Will Hawkins, and Glen Tryson. If you have any questions, please direct them to Peggy and/or Erin Schirm, depending on your question.
- Greg Ahlswede, DVOA
- Eric Bone, COC
- Morten Jørgensen, KOK (Kristiansand orienteringsklubb, Norway)
- Jordan Laughlin, HOC
- Anton Salmenkylä, CSU / Helsingen (Finland)
- Alison Campbell, DVOA
- Ali Crocker, CROC
- Syd Fisher, WPOC
- Åsne (Aasne) Skram Trømborg, NTNUI (Norway)
Middle Qualification, Tues, Aug 13 (Final on Aug 16):
Anton, Greg, Eric, Jordan | Syd, Åsne, Alison
Long, Wed, Aug 14:
Morten, Jordan | Ali, Sydney
Forest Relay, Sat, Aug 17:
Anton, Greg, Morten | Ali, Åsne, Alison
Review Panel notes:
Pavlina Brautigam qualified for the Middle by finishing second at the Team Trials, but has declined the automatic selection.
We have chosen to not name any overall team alternates.
In the announcement for race assignments , numbers in parentheses represent placing at Team Trials in the relevant discipline. “Performance” indicates the athlete either petitioned or was injured during Team Trials and was selected based on performance in National Ranking Events, World Ranking Events, or other events with a highly competitive field.
In selecting the best athletes for each race, the Review Panel considered automatic qualifications, strengths, and maximum number of races each individual could race competitively. For the remaining positions after automatic qualifications, the Review Panel considered whether petitioner or injured athlete’s body of performance indicated higher potential than another athlete’s documented team trials performance prior to naming an athlete based on performance.
Asterisks indicate we leave the selection of the men’s relay reserve (if needed) and the final call on Alison’s injury recovery for the WOC relay to the chair of the ESC, to be made during WOC as necessary. We wish all our athletes strong, healthy training in the upcoming months. Go, Team USA!