March 2018

2018 Iain Wilson Award Winners: Courtney Cutler, Thomas Laraia, Caroline Sandbo

SANDBO, CUTLER, AND LARAIA SHARE
$3,000 IAIN WILSON CHARACTER THROUGH COMPETITION AWARD

2018 U.S. Team to JWOC Announced in California

The U.S. Junior Team Trials were held March 23-25, 2018, in conjunction with the California Orienteering Week events in the Sacramento area.

After tough deliberation and consideration of all the petitions, the selections committee is pleased to announce the team that will represent the U.S. at the Junior World orienteering championships in Hungary this summer. We want to thank everyone including the meet organizers, parents and supporters and especially the juniors. Go USA! It starts at home!

2018 National Junior Program Update

We are going into year six of the junior national program. It’s been quite a journey so far, and I am excited to be working with a second coach, Greg Ahlswede. Between the two of us I believe the program will be able to evolve to a much higher level. With growth and change there are always pain points as adjustments are made.

Recharter Change Affecting Counting Starts, Effective 2018

New Wording of OUSA Recharter Paperwork Related to Counting Starts

This wording was approved by the OUSA Board on December 7, 2017 and will be effective beginning January 1, 2018.

How to Count Starts

For the calculation of the Club Dues component based on starts, you will need to go to your club records and do an actual count from either your starts, results, or entry lists. No estimates! Starts should be totaled for every club-sponsored event in 2018 [and beyond] which generated a start, finish, results, or entries list.