Desert Orienteering Festival Event Recap

January 14-15, 2023

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  • Host: San Diego Orienteering
  • Venues:
    • The Goat (& The Lamb):
    • The Sprint:
    • The Classic (NRE):
    • The Maze:
  • Event Director: Mark Prior
    • Course Setter (Goat): Chris Day
    • Course Setter (Sprint): Mark Prior
    • Course Setter (Classic & Maze): Matej Sebo
  • Event Website

Results

Maps

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Photos

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2023 OUSA Junior Nationals & Georgia Navigator Cup Event Recap

January 13-16, 2023

  • Host: Georgia Orienteering Club
  • Venues:
    • Friday Middle: Lake Delanor, F.D. Roosevelt SP, Pine Mountain GA
    • Sat/Sun Classic: Lake Franklin, F.D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain, GA
  • Event Director: Fred Zendt
    • Registrar: Rick Shane
    • Extreme O Director: Anne Mathews
  • Event Website

Course Review

YDP is sponsoring an online course review session on Saturday, January 21 at 7PM Eastern Time. We’ll start as a large group and talk about a few key legs from the courses at Georgia Navigator Cup / Junior Nationals, then offer the opportunity to break out into small groups for further discussion by course. Interested in participating? Sign up here to receive the link and nominate your favorite course and leg for the large group discussion.  All GNC / Jr. Nationals participants are welcome to join in.

Photo Galleries

Video

Results

Maps & RouteGadget

2022 Orienteering USA Nationals Event Recap

November 11-13, 2022

  • Host: Los Angeles Orienteering Club
  • Venues
    • Sprint: Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA
    • Middle: Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, Aqua Dulce, CA
    • Long: Red Rock Canyon State Park, Cantil, CA
  • Event Director: Clare Durand
    • Registrar: Allan Pincus
    • Sprint Course Setter: Scott Schmitz
    • Middle Course Setter: Bruce Garbaccio
    • Long Course Setter: Kim Pincus
    • Course Consultant: Jim Hall
  • Event Website

Misc Links

Fri, Nov 11, 2022 – Sprint @ Pierce College

Sat, Nov 12, 2022 – Middle @ Vasquez Rocks

Sun, Nov 13, 2022 – Long @ Red Rocks Canyon

JWOC ’22 Part B Event Recap

November 4-6, 2022

The Forest races scheduled for JWOC ’22 back in July were cancelled when forest access throughout the entire country of Portugal was shut-down due to extreme fire danger. Event organizers pivoted and put together a great Sprint JWOC in its place and elected to defer the forest races until November.

Unfortunately, due to school and other commitments, many members of the originally selected squad from July were unable to return to Portugal a second time to complete the JWOC competition but TeamUSA was still able to send a 7-person contingent this time around.

Returning members from the July squad included Alexis Merka, Anna Campbell, Bridget Hall, Lily Addicott and Holden Sopoti as the lone representative for the men. Oriana Riley, originally an alternate selection for the July team was added to the squad. Rounding out the TeamUSA squad was Emilia Schmidt who was selected for the 2020 JWOC Team but was unable to compete due to cancellation of the event in 2020 by the pandemic.

Be sure to check out the post-JWOC blog post by TeamUSA member Lily Addicott to find out more about our team’s adventures in Portugal.

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Fri Nov 4, 2022 – Middle @ Quinta das Lameiras

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Sat Nov 5, 2022 – Relay @ Quinta das Lameiras

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Sun Nov 6, 2022 – Long @ Carapito & Eirado

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Photo credits: Michael Schmidt, Angelica Riley, Lily Addicott, Kell Sønnichsen, Susana Luzir, Carlos Viana Rodrigues, Município Aguiar da Beira

2022 Orienteering USA Masters Nationals Event Recap

October 8-9, 2022

  • Host: New England Orienteering Club
  • Venue: Bigelow Hollow State Park, Union, CT
  • Event Director: Jon Campbell
    • Registrar: Sam Levitin
    • Course Setter: Jon Campbell
    • Course Consultant: Bridget Hall
    • Course Vetter: Keegan Harkavy
  • Event Website

Official Photos

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Pawtuckaway NRE Event Recap

September 9-11, 2022

Pawtuckaway State Park, in southern New Hampshire played host to the 1992 Orienteering World Cup and since that date has been the site of over 25 years of annual Camping Weekend fun held every year in early September. This year the host club, Up North Orienteer’s opted to up the ante and used their one-day fee waiver to host a National Ranking Event (NRE).

The weather was great and two days of conventional orienteering along with Canoe-O and a number of Night-O variants combined with the group camping and potluck picnic supper made for a very memorable weekend. Thank you to Lex Bundschuh and her tireless team for another awesome year at Pawtuckaway!!

17th World Rogaining Championships Event Recap

August 26-27, 2022

Ten Teams from the United States ventured to the Czech Republic last month to compete at the 17th World Rogaining Championships. Rogaining is, at its essence, an ultra-distance score orienteering event with controls placed over a very large area, frequently on steep and demanding terrain. Looking at the maps from Czechia, this years event didn’t disappoint in the steep & long category. Teams have 24 hours to visit as many controls as possible, with varying point values depending upon distance & difficulty.

A number of US Teams managed podium placements in their respective categories. The Women’s Super Veteran category was won by Team Menopawsome with members Shari Hymes (USA) and Australian Thorlene Egerton. Another long-time US/AUS collaboration between Sharon Crawford (RMOC) and Robin Spriggs (AUS) took bronze in the Women’s Ultra Veteran category. Over in the Mixed Ultra Veteran category, perennial competitors the Nightcrawlers (Eric & Mary Smith, CNYO) also took the third spot. Winner’s of last year’s Lake Tahoe Rogaine, Nikolay Nachev & Ashley Blake (COC) just missed the podium, placing 4th in the Mixed Open division. They will definitely be a team to watch when the World Rogaining Championships come back to Lake Tahoe next July. Keep in mind that in Rogaining, teams are eligible for all categories in which they qualify so in the results below some teams have up to four ‘results’.

Photos courtesy of Hana Orienteering / WRC ’22

The World Games – Birmingham Event Recap

July 15-17th, 2022

The first major international orienteering event in the United States in over 25 years took place in Birmingham, Alabama in July. The World Games, traditionally held the year following the Summer Olympic Games, brought over 3,600 athletes from 100 countries to compete in over 30 sports. 80 of the worlds best orienteers, 2 women & 2 men each from 20 invited countries, traveled to Birmingham to test themselves in the Sprint, Middle & Sprint Relay disciplines.

An amazing team of volunteers, both local and Orienteering USA members from across the US, came together in Birmingham to create world class events in the hot Alabama summer. The team, led by Cristina Luis of Tucson Orienteering Club, overcame many obstacles created by working in a complex multi-sport, high security environment to produce events at 3 different venues that challenged, and perhaps surprised, the worlds best orienteers. Thanks to all those that helped make The World Games orienteering events so memorable.

Pre-Event Media

July 15th 2022 – Sprint @ Birmingham Southern College

July 16th, 2022 – Middle @ Oak Mountain State Park

July 17th, 2022 – Sprint Relay @ Railroad Park

WUOC ’22 Event Recap

August 15-22, 2022

Eleven members were selected to represent TeamUSA at the World University Championships in Switzerland. Team members Thomas Laraia & Peter Zakrevski were originally selected but could not attend due to injury and Edgardo Cruz (1st alternate) was promoted to the team to fill the vacancy. Additionally, Anthony (AJ) Riley made it to Switzerland but did not race, also due to apparent injury. Evalin Brautigam accompanied the team as coach and Michelle Kastner also provided team support and some of the official photos.

Photos below courtesy Evalin Brautigam & Michelle Kastner
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  • Team Announcement
    • Keegan Harkavy
    • AJ Riley
    • Danny Riley
    • Tyler Wilson
    • Edgardo Cruz
    • Diana Aleksieva
    • Jessica Colleran
    • Julia Doubson
    • Bridget Hall
    • Kirsten Mayland
    • Oriana Riley
  • #WUOC Forever – US National Orienteering Team Blog – a must read!!

Wed, Aug 17, 2022 – Sprint @ Biel/Bienne

Thu, Aug 18, 2022 – Long @ Gondiswil

Fri, Aug 19, 2022 – Sprint Relay @ Langenthal

Sat, Aug 20, 2022 – Middle @ Corcelles

Sun, Aug 21, 2022 – Relay @ Gondiswil

  • Forest Relay Day – TeamUSA fielded two championship eligible womens teams.
    • United States 1 included Bridget, Jessica & Julia.
    • United States 2 consisted of Diana, Kirsten & Oriana.
    • On the men’s side Keegan, Danny & Eddie ran as United States 1.
    • Tyler joined Farrand Graeme of Canada & Hus Martijn (a Belgian) as Mixed 4 (non-eligible).
  • Only the highest placing mens and womens team from each country is listed in the Official Results, but you can check out the other times in the Live Results on the IOF site.