2020 Iain Wilson Character Through Competition Award

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Philadelphia, PA — The Wilson Awards, in partnership with Orienteering USA, is pleased to announce the winners of the seventh annual Iain Wilson Character Through Competition Award.  This award honors the memory of Iain Wilson by recognizing young athletes whose efforts demonstrate character through their commitment to growth and improvement in the sport as well […]

Overlook NRE & Letchworth Goat

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Rochester Orienteering Club (ROC) is taking the optimistic route choice to the end of the Covid Pandemic and is scheduling an orienteering weekend September 18/19, 2021.  The following announcement is from Race Director Rick Worner: “On Saturday we will host a one-day NRE middle distance event on a new map at Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area and […]

OUSA Welcomes New Administrative Specialist

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Orienteering USA would like to welcome Shawn Callahan as our new Administrative Specialist. A native of Virginia Beach, VA, he has been involved in the orienteering community for over 20 years with experience as a meet director, mapper and teaching orienteering with a number of clubs. Shawn is currently the general manager of Adventureworks Wetland […]

Upcoming OUSA Board Meeting: Feb 8, 8pm EST

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The next meeting of the Orienteering USA Board of Directors will be held online via Google Meet on Monday, February 8th from 8pm-10pm EST. Among the topics to be discussed are: Updates and Review of upcoming NRE and Championship events, MTBO events policy for 2021 and review of the 2021 budget. More details and meeting […]

YMP Map of the Month – January 2021

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As we head into the new year, Orienteering USA’s Youth Mapping Program (YMP) is moving ahead full steam. At last count there were seventeen (17) new maps in production by 17 different mappers, plus an equal number of remote field checkers serving as ‘eyes on the ground’. And the committee has more map requests queuing […]

OUSA Seeks Part-time Administrator

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1/20/21 – OUSA Administrator position is no longer accepting applications. Thank you for your interest in Orienteering USA. Orienteering USA seeks a part-time contractor to handle administrative functions.  Duties to include: Serve as the primary OUSA office contact. Handle deposits, invoices, and check requests and interface with OUSA accountants to ensure processing. Work with Vice-President […]

In Memoriam: Ed Hicks

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It is with great sadness that we write that Ed Hicks, owner of Orienteering Unlimited, passed away on Jan. 1, 2021. Ed was a major advocate for the sport of orienteering over many decades and spearheaded the production of hundreds of maps of parks, camps, school grounds, conference and nature centers across the United States. […]

OUSA Board Welcomes Faye Doria

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At its meeting on Monday, December 21st, the Orienteering USA Board of Directors voted unanimously to elect Faye Doria to fill an open position on its board. Faye will fill the remaining one year of a three year term in the position previously held by Susan Grandjean who stepped down this fall. Faye has been […]

2021 US Nationals Postponed.

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Orienteering Cincinnati (OCIN) will be postponing the 2021 OUSA Nationals originally scheduled to be held at the Flying Pig on March 19-21, 2021. At this time, it is unlikely that we would be able to use at least one of the parks, and we cannot be reasonably certain that people from around the country would […]

Puzzle Friday: Oak Ridge NRE

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Today’s puzzle takes us to the National Ranking Event at held Oak Ridge in the Prince William Forest Park in Virginia this past weekend. Thanks to Quantico Orienteering Club for hosting the event and providing the media used to create the puzzle. Have a great weekend everyone!!