Alison Crocker qualifies for Long and Middle Distance Finals at WOC 2011

Alison Crocker (CSU) has turned in fine performances at the qualifiers for the long and middle distance races at the World Orienteering Championships held 13-14 August, 2011 near Annecy, France. She finish 10th in her heat in the long qualifier, and 7th in the middle. We look forward to following her in the Finals to be held 17 August (Long) and 19 August (Middle).

Among the other U.S. competitors, the best places were: Alex Jospe, 20th in her heat of the Long Distance qualifier, and Ross Smith, 20th in his heat of the Middle Distance qualifier.

Amateur Radio Direction Finding World Championships 2010

Several American orienteers traveled to Croatia in mid-September, competing in the 15th ARDF World Championships. ARDF is amateur radio direction finding, a sport closely related to orienteering. Radio direction finding is a technical skill used also in search and rescue. The event website shows the United States as represented by 15 competitors, 2 officials, and 4 visitors. Competitors for the USA range in age from 69 to 25. Team USA results: