42nd Annual West Point NRE Recap

April 23-24, 2022

Saturday AM: Middle at Black Rock Forest

Saturday PM: Sprint at Trophy Point

Sunday: Long Distance at Black Rock Forest

2022 OUSA Junior Nationals Recap

April 1-3, 2022

  • Host: Orienteering Cincinnati
  • Event Website
  • Location: East Fork State Park, Batavia, OH
  • Event Director: Mike Minium
    • Registrar: Guy Olsen
    • OUSA Course Consultant: Peter Goodwin
    • Course Setters:
      • Friday: Shin Shimizu
      • Saturday: Matthew Robbins
      • Sunday: Mike Minium

Friday: Middle at Slabcamp Run

Saturday: Classic Day 1 at Afton-Elklick

Sunday: Classic Day 2 at Indian Mounds


DVOA Big Woods Recap

March 19-20, 2022

  • Event Website
  • Event Director: Mark Frank
    • Registrar: Janet Tryson
    • OUSA Course Consultant: Eric Weyman
    • French Creek North Course Setter: Glen Tryson
    • Coventry Woods Course Setter: Petr Hartman
  • Day 1: French Creek North
  • Day 2: Coventry Woods

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Sunday Photos

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2022 Georgia O-Fest Recap

January 14-17, 2022

  • Official Event Website
  • Event Director: Charlie Bleau
    • UWG Course Setter: Fred Zendt
    • FDR Course Setter: Andi Berger
    • Registrar: Rick Shane
  • Friday: University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA
    • Sprint WRE
    • Sprint NRE
  • Saturday: FDR State Park, Pine Mountain, GA
    • Middle Distance WRE
    • Classic Distance NRE Day 1
    • Southeast Interscholastic Championships Day 1
  • Sunday: FDR State Park, Pine Mountain, GA
    • Long Distance WRE
    • Classic Distance NRE Day 2
    • Southeast Interscholastic Championships Day 2
  • Monday: FDR State Park, Pine Mountain, GA
    • Mal Harding Extreme-O

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Back to the Woods NRE Recap

November 6-7, 2021

  • Type: Sprint / Middle / Long NRE
  • Host Club: Delaware Valley Orienteering Club (DVOA)
  • Event Director: Mary Frank
    • Course Setters: Tom Overbaugh / Wyatt Riley
    • Course Consultants: Dave Cady, Eric Weyman, Bob Putnam
    • Vetters: Hugh MacMullan IV, John Campbell, Ralph Tolbert, Nate Orwaschel
    • Registrar: Lena Kushleyeva
  • Venues:
    • Sprint: Bellevue State Park
      • Wilmington, DE
    • Middle: Iron Hill County Park
      • Newark, DE
    • Long: Rodney Scout Reservation
      • Northeast, MD
  • Official Event Page

Saturday AM Sprint – Bellevue State Park


Saturday PM Middle – Iron Hill State Park


Sunday Long – Rodney Scout Reservation


St Mary’s College Sprint NRE Recap

On Sunday, October 24th, the Bay Area Orienteering Club (BAOC) exercised its option for a fee-waiver NRE and brought a sprint double-header to Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA. Originally scheduled for 2020 but deferred due to the pandemic, this event featured dual sprints in a qualifier/final format and two distances – “Expert” which covered all classes normally run on White-Green and an “Elite” course inclusive of the normal Red and Blue classes – 4 courses in total. The official event page on the BAOC website provides additional details.

The typical dry Bay Area weather took a turn however and a “Pineapple Express” weather event funneled a so-called atmospheric river of moisture into the Bay Area over the weekend forcing the cancellation of many events. But orienteers are an intrepid sort, and the event went ahead as scheduled, moist though it may have been.

From Elite winner AJ Riley: “Sprint at St. Mary’s College. She has a cool college.” Well said…

Reminder: All Orienteering USA Regular Clubs can apply to sanction one “fee waiver” NRE event each calendar year. We know all our clubs regularly host top quality local events, why not pick one event each year to offer as a National Ranking Event without the added sanctioning fees. Entice more participants from beyond your local area to come and test themselves against your favorite local terrain.