Inaugural Club Championship Held at 2014 U.S. Individual Champs in Rochester, NY

To encourage participation at the Individual Championships for 2014, ROC member Tyler Borden suggested initiating a Club Championship for small, medium, and large clubs across the country, with points awarded for the top 7 places in each of the events (Sprint, Middle, and Long distance races). Clubs were divided into classes based on the number of club members reported to Orienteering USA at the beginning of the year, with AAA clubs having over 100 members; AA clubs having 50-99; and A clubs with fewer than 50 club members.

Rochester Orienteering Club hopes that this tradition will be continued in future years at the Individual Championships to recognize clubs and encourage athlete development.

Plaques will be awarded to the winning clubs at an A-meet later in October (click photos for a larger view). The top three in each division are:

AAA Class

  • 180 points — QOC - Quantico Orienteering Club (Maryland/Virginia)
  • 177 points — NEOC - New England Orienteering Club (Massachusetts/Rhode Island/eastern Connecticut)
  • 170 points — DVOA - Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (Pennsylvania/Delaware/southern New York)

Representatives from QOC                      

AA Class

  • 64 points — EMPO - Empire Orienteering Club (Capital District of New York)
  • 45 points — UNO - Up North Orienteers (New Hampshire/Maine)
  • 38 points — PTOC - Possum Trot Orienteering Club (Kansas)

L-R: David Hunter, Glen Tryson, Sue Hawkes-Teeter,
Janet Tryson, Janet Findlay representing EMPO

A Class

  • 138 points — CSU - Cambridge Sports Union (Cambridge/Boston, Massachusetts)
  • 95 points — USMAOC - U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club (West Point, New York)
  • 70 points — GMOC - Green Mountain Orienteering Club (Vermont)


L-R: Pia Webb, Isabel Bryant, Mark Webb, Ed Despard, Larry Berman, Alex Jospe, Giovanni Scorza,
Suzanne Armstrong, Katia Bertoldi, Sara Mae Berman representing CSU

(A and AA club photos by Lindsay Worner for Rochester Orienteering Club; AAA club photo by Mary Frank)

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