2019 Orienteering in Europe with Keegan Harkavy

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My summer officially began with the Boston Sprint Camp which was held the first weekend of June. This was the first time since the April team trials where I could see some of the Junior National Team members and it was super fun to spend time with them, both racing and socializing. The races themselves […]

2019 Orienteering in Europe with Bridget Hall

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In 2018, I set the goal of being selected to represent the U.S. at the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC). A year of steady training, both physical and technical, led to good runs at the Junior Nationals in April; and, thanks to a generous grant from NEOC, I was on my way to Denmark! When […]

OUSA Mapping Clinic at Older Dash

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You can orienteer at the Older Dash in Gunstock, NH and learn more about mapping, too. Friday October 18th, the day before the event, a mapping workshop will be held at a nearby site for those interested in learning how to map. The workshop will use LIDAR data to assist in the mapping process. The […]

2019 Golden Service Award Recipients

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GLENN HASELFELD (GPHXO) Here is a bullet list of Glenn’s accomplishments and activities promoting our beloved sport: Longtime Board member and current Vice-President of Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club (GPHXO) Organized and directed dozens of local events for GPHXO, TSN, JROTC and Arizona high schools Created over 30 new event maps in Arizona and at least […]

2019 President’s Awards Recipients

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Kris Beecroft Kris is recognized for her exceptional work as President and Secretary of OUSA, putting in a considerable amount of time and work above and beyond the usual requirements of these positions during a transitional time for the organization. Pat Meehan Pat is recognized for his exceptional work as VP of Finance for OUSA, […]

2019 Silva Award Winner, Donna Fluegel

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Donna has published Orienteering North America (ONA) for the past twenty years. During her tenure the magazine has continued to serve as a significant communication tool for OUSA and as a primary benefit for our members. This is a labor of love for Donna, with OUSA funds only covering the basic costs of publication. In addition to […]

Team USA At WOC

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The biggest event of the international racing scene, the World Orienteering Championships, took place in Norway in the middle of August. Team USA had some outsanding performances. Anton Salmenkylä (CSU) finished 37th in the middle distance final, just over 8 minutes behind the world champion Olav Lundanes of Norway. This was the best U.S. men’s […]

2019 OUSA Strategic Planning Survey

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Calling all U.S. orienteers! The OUSA Strategic Planning Committee seeks your input as we conduct long-range planning to inform how OUSA focuses its efforts and distributes its resources.  Whether you are an OUSA member, a local orienteering club member, or an occasional orienteer, we want your thoughts. Please fill out the general survey at: https://forms.gle/6ezRaB9JxcmVsF9p6.  It […]

US Team Results at World Orienteering Championships 2019

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Middle Qualification, August 13 MEN Heat 11. Olav Lundanes (NOR), 24:20; 2. Daniel Hubmann (SUI), 25:12; 3. Oleksandr Kratov (UKR), 26:25; 20. Anton Salmenkylä 30:25; 29. Michael Svoboda (CAN), 37:39; 35. Jordan Laughlin, 44:41 Heat 21. Lucas Basset (FRA), 24:49; 2. Magne Daehli (NOR), 25:40; 3. J.V. Guildys (LIT), 25:53; 27. Robert Graham (CAN), 33:45, 30. Eric Bone, […]