Puzzle Friday: LAOC Easter Egg Hunt

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Well we made it to the end of another week. And still 4 days left to participate in Photo-O at Lake Balboa. Match the pictures to the map and find the easter egg in each image. Submit your results online by midnight on Monday, April 5th. You can get a taste with our weekly online […]

YMP Map of the Month – March 2021

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The Youth Mapping Program Map of the Month for March 2021 features a map of Roughout Ranch in Redding, California produced by YMP mapper Bob Bolz. The Roughout Ranch Foundation provides meaningful opportunities for vulnerable children and special needs clients through life skills and equine assisted activities.  The organization is looking forward to adding self-confidence […]

National Event Updates

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New dates have been confirmed for a couple of 2020 events that were postponed due to the pandemic. The New England Championships, a classic two-day event to be held at Willard Brook SF in Massachusetts will be held October 2-3, 2021. Run the Rotary, a one-day NRE to be held near Albany, NY will be […]

Puzzle Friday: Georgia O-Fest 2021

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Hopefully you’ve heard the news that the Georgia O-Fest is on for three days of national competition over the weekend of April 9-11. So we’ll celebrate the return of multi-day competition with a Puzzle Friday feature for you. Have a great weekend and hope to see you in Georgia three weeks from today!

2021 Georgia O-Fest is ON

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Earlier this morning the Orienteering USA Sanctioning committee unanimously voted to sanction 3 days of NRE competition – the first multi-day national event since the start of the pandemic over a year ago. The event will take place April 9-11 – that’s only 3 weeks away folks! The usual advance notice, permits, sanctioning etc were […]

Puzzle Friday: US Kartapullautin Championships

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As we approach the one year anniversary of pandemic induced event cancellations and travel restrictions, many puzzling questions exist. Will WOC 2021 in the Czech Republic happen as scheduled this July? Will foreign competitors be allowed to travel to the US in August for the California O-Fest? Will there even be a US Championships in […]

Next OUSA Board Meeting: March 15

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The Orienteering USA Board of Directors will hold its next meeting on Monday, March 15th 2021, from 8pm-10pm EST. The meeting will be held virtually via Google Meet and the link can be found on the Agenda. All Orienteering USA members are invited to attend.

Puzzle Friday: California Orienteering Festival

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Happy Friday everyone! There are only 157 training days left until the California Orienteering Festival which includes the North American Orienteering Championships (NAOC) and the World Rogaining Championships (WRC). This multi-week 10-stage event, which was postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic, is scheduled for August 2-15, 2021. Because the event includes NAOC & WRC […]

2021 Junior Team Announced

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Orienteering USA’s Junior Team Executive Steering Committee (JTESC) is pleased to announce the athletes in the National Junior Program for 2021. Due to the lack of competition in 2020, no changes to team placement into the Junior National Team (JNT) were made at this time. Applications to the Junior Development Team (JDT) are accepted year round. […]

2021 JWOC Team Selection Criteria

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The JWOC Selection Committee will choose up to six young male and six young female athletes to represent the USA at the 2021 Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) in Turkey. In order to be considered a candidate for 2021 JWOC Team Selection, a junior (born in 2001 or later) must meet the IOF eligibility requirements […]